As New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's trial on federal corruption charges is set to get under way next week in Newark, political operatives on both sides of the aisle are already starting to consider how they could take advantage if the senator leaves office. As Charles Stile writes for NorthJersey.com, "with his career in peril, Menendez represents a political opportunity."
HOW DOES HURRICANE HARVEY STACK UP AGAINST 3 HUGE NJ STORMS?
To give some perspective to New Jersey residents as we watch the devastation from Hurricane Harvey unfold in Texas, NJ.com compared the storm to three large storms that hit Jersey. It's not even close.
WHAT OFFICIALS IN SANDY-RAVAGED TOWNS THINK ABOUT TEXANS ASKING FOR HARVEY AID
Approval for federal disaster relief was delayed by two months following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, a delay that the New Jersey and New York governors called "inexcusable." But now, some of the same Texas lawmakers who voted against federal aid after Sandy are asking for swift federal aid to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. NJ.com rounded up what local officials have said in response.
NEW JERSEY LAWMAKER SAYS CONFEDERATE FLAG PHOTO REFLECTS 'SENSE OF HUMOR'
New Jersey State Assemblyman Parker Space is continuing to received blowback after he recently posted a photo on social media showing him and his wife standing in front of a replica of a Confederate flag. Space, a Republican, defended himself in a statement Tuesday by saying "sorry if you don't understand our sense of humor." WNYC reports that Space's post was also denounced by the Assembly GOP leader.