Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to the media as he visits Jose Marti Freshman Academy in Union City, N.J. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Obama congratulates Christie on re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called Republican Gov. Chris Christie to congratulate him on his re-election in New Jersey. Christie won a second term on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barbara Buono by more than […]

11/06/2013

New Jersey first lady, Mary Pat Christie, laughs as husband, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, jokes with the media after they voted in Mendham Township, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ voters mull 2nd term for popular Gov. Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lopsided race for governor in New Jersey will be decided Tuesday when voters choose between Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who could leave before a second term ends to run for […]

11/05/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

NJ court agrees to allow same-sex marriages Monday

Same-sex marriages will begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was […]

10/18/2013

New Jersey says one judge can’t force gay marriage recognition

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A single judge should not be able to force New Jersey to recognize gay marriage, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration said in a court filing Friday. The argument is included in a […]

10/11/2013

The sign for Funtown Pier stands above charred rubble in Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, after a fire last Thursday that started near a frozen custard stand in Seaside Park,  quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Gov. Christie defends Sandy aid for burned NJ shore businesses

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday defended his decision to use federal Superstorm Sandy recovery money to help rebuild businesses burned by a devastating boardwalk fire last week. Christie said boardwalk-area businesses […]

09/18/2013

Firefighters battle a blaze in a building on the Seaside Park boardwalk on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Water, then fire: 2 NJ shore towns suffer again

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — They were the kind of places that made for family memories of french fries and ice cream, but also created some raucous reality TV, like the time Snooki was laid […]

09/13/2013

This image from aerial video shows a raging fire in Seaside Park, N.J. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The fire began in a frozen custard stand on the Seaside Park section of the boardwalk and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights. (AP Photo/ABC)

Raging fire strikes at heart of Sandy-hit NJ town

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A raging fire spewing fist-sized embers engulfed much of an iconic Jersey shore boardwalk Thursday, destroying more than 50 businesses and undoing months of rebuilding efforts after the inundation of […]

09/12/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Christie signs ban on gay conversion therapy

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law on Monday barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, the latest example of the potential 2016 presidential candidate steering a moderate […]

08/19/2013

Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker greets supporters after winning the Democratic primary election for the seat vacated by the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Newark, N.J. Lautenberg died in June. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Booker, rival throw jabs to open Senate race in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Though New Jersey voters have consistently rejected Republicans — even moderate ones — running for U.S. Senate over the past 40 years, the newly nominated GOP candidate kicked off the state’s […]

08/14/2013

NJ Governor Chris Christie, June 27, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Christie and Paul highlight GOP debate over security

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rift over national security is developing in the early stages of the Republican Party’s next presidential campaign, pitting libertarians who question government overreach against defenders of a more hawkish approach on […]

07/26/2013

Jon Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi gives $1M to NJ Superstorm Sandy relief

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Bon Jovi is giving $1 million to help the band’s home state recover from Superstorm Sandy. Singer Jon Bon Jovi went to his hometown of Sayreville on Monday and presented a […]

07/08/2013

NJ Governor Chris Christie

NJ governor: Gay marriage ruling a ‘bad decision’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling erasing part of a federal anti-gay marriage law was a “bad decision” and an example of “judicial supremacy.” In January, […]

06/27/2013

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