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Newark public safety director to retire in March

Jan. 28, 2021 6:18 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The public safety director of New Jersey's largest city is retiring after serving Newark for 34 years. Anthony Ambrose will step down March 31 from the post that he’s held since 2016, Mayor Ras Baraka announced on Wednesday Ambrose led reforms under a 2014 federal consent...

Ex-Jersey City payroll clerks admits inflating hours

Jan. 28, 2021 5:48 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Jersey City Recreation Department clerk has admitted stealing approximately $80,000 by inflating hours for certain relatives and associates. Angela Rivera, 41, of Jersey City, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking. Under terms of a plea agreement, state...

FILE - This April 5, 2020, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 census was another case of whiplash for the census, which has faced stops from the pandemic, natural disasters and court rulings. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US House data not ready until April, states' data after July

Jan. 27, 2021 5:36 PM EST

The U.S. Census Bureau is aiming to deliver the long-delayed numbers used for divvying up congressional seats by the end of April, but a holdup on redistricting data could disrupt several states’ abilities to redraw their own legislative maps ahead of upcoming elections, an agency official said Wednesday....

Teen charged in NJ homicide arrested again in Florida

Jan. 27, 2021 3:23 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A teen facing charges in connection with the death of a New Jersey man was arrested again in Florida after a driver told authorities he was assaulted by him. Troopers arrested Zachary Thomas Latham, 18, Saturday evening after a driver requesting assistance in Fort Myers waved down a...

NJ to get 30% boost in vaccines over next 3 weeks

Jan. 27, 2021 3:02 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is set to get a 30% increase in the number of coronavirus vaccine doses over the next three weeks, the state's top health official said Wednesday. New Jersey's allotment of vaccines from the federal government will rise from about 100,000 doses a week to 130,000 for three...

Court: NJ Transit due $300 million in Sandy damage coverage

Jan. 27, 2021 2:52 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that New Jersey Transit has the right to an additional $300 million in insurance coverage based on damage it sustained during Superstorm Sandy. The ruling upheld a lower court's decision that rejected the claims of several insurers that New...

New Jersey factory set to make 90 million masks a month

Jan. 27, 2021 10:05 AM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey factory set to make 90 million masks a month and employ 200 people formally opened on Wednesday. Hudson Holdings Group said in a statement that production of the now-commonplace blue masks is already underway at the Piscataway facility. The facility will also begin...

Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk (25) scores a goal as New Jersey Devils goaltender Scott Wedgewood (41) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Patrick, Farabee score in third, Flyers beat Devils 5-3

Jan. 27, 2021 1:12 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nolan Patrick, Joel Farabee and Ivan Provorov scored third-period goals, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Tuesday night for their first road win. James van Riemsdyk scored two power-play goals and Brian Elliott made 23 saves as the Flyers came back to win after...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during a news conference after witnessing the first coronavirus vaccinations at University Hospital's COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J. The Biden administration should make manufacturing more COVID-19 vaccines its primary focus as it confronts the coronavirus pandemic, Murphy said in an interview, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Murphy's top message to Biden? Ramp up vaccine production

Jan. 26, 2021 5:53 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Biden administration should make manufacturing more COVID-19 vaccines its primary focus as it confronts the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said in an interview. The Democrat said that's basically all New Jersey needs at this point. Murphy spoke Monday afternoon...

New Jersey hoops star rebuffed in attempt to wear BLM shirt

Jan. 26, 2021 3:25 PM EST

A New Jersey school board has rejected an appeal by one of the state's top high school basketball players to wear a warmup shirt with “Black Lives Matter” written on it when the season begins Tuesday. At a meeting last week, the Manchester Township Board of Education rejected the effort by Destiny...