New Jersey town swears in state’s first Sikh mayor
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first Sikh mayor has taken office.
Ravi Bhalla was sworn in Monday as Hoboken's new leader. The former City Council member succeeds Dawn Zimmer, who decided not to seek a third term in office.
Zimmer had endorsed Bhalla in the November election, when he beat five other candidates for the job.
Asian-Americans targeted by racist flyers win elections
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Three Asian-American political candidates targeted by racist campaign attacks won New Jersey elections, including one who will become the city's first Sikh mayor.
Ravi Bhalla was elected mayor Tuesday, and Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel won seats on the school board in Edison.
Democrats drag bridge scandal into race to succeed Christie
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Democrats hoping to win this year's contest to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie dragged the George Washington Bridge lane closures scandal into the campaign on Tuesday, with the mayor whose streets were deliberately gridlocked in 2013 taking aim at the administration.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mayor says she'll focus on climate change rather than running for a third term in office because of President Donald Trump.
Hoboken (HOH'-boh-kehn) Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced her decision not to run on Tuesday. The Democratic mayor says she wants to "take a new role working more directly" on climate change after the Republican president pulled the country out of the Paris climate accord.
The Latest: Mayor says train crash victim was from Hoboken
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey (all times local):
The mayor of a New Jersey city where a train crashed during the morning rush hour says the woman who died was from Hoboken.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer confirmed Thursday that the sole victim of the crash was a resident of Hoboken. More than 100 other people were injured, including nearly 75 who were sent to hospitals.