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  • Gov. Murphy condemns Trenton arts festival shooting [tr]

    Gov. Murphy on Monday condemned a weekend shooting at an arts festival in Trenton that injured 22 people and left one of the suspected gunmen dead and he vowed to bring those responsible for “the lawlessness” to justice. Murphy praised law enforcement officers for their response when gunfire erupted early Sunday morning at the Art All Night event at the Roebling Wire Works warehouse. Authorities said Monday that several officers fired their weapons during the encounter with at least three suspects. It was unclear whether the wounded were struck by police or the gunmen. Authorities say the shooting began amid...
  • One dead, multiple injured in shooting at New Jersey art festival

    06/17/2018 8:36:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 17, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    Father’s Day fun turned into chaos at a New Jersey all-night arts festival when two gunman opened fire — injuring over a dozen people, including a 13-year-old boy, early Sunday. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said that 16 of the 20 people injured were treated for gunshot wounds, and that four, including the teen, were in critical condition. One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man, was killed and the other was in custody. The Art All Night festival in Trenton NJ., didn’t appear to have been targeted and the shooting was prompted by a fight at the event, Onofri said....
  • Opinion: New NJ gun laws don’t make us safer

    06/17/2018 8:37:34 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies ^ | June 14, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The gun control bills that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed this week won’t save lives. If anything, it will lead to more crime and death. The laws aim to keep firearms out of the wrong hands, expand background checks, and reduce magazine size. But at best, the new laws will harass otherwise law-abiding New Jerseyans and make it difficult for the poor to defend themselves.
  • Congresswoman: What N.J. is doing on guns. And 5 more things we can do

    06/04/2018 4:20:00 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 61 replies ^ | June 2, 2018 | By Bonnie Watson Coleman and William Castner
    . By Bonnie Watson Coleman and William Castner Today is national Gun Violence Awareness Day. In New Jersey alone, roughly 1500 of our residents are shot each year and 270 killed by guns. This is a public health epidemic. And the infuriating part is Congress, with their collective heads in the sand, is completely indifferent to this crisis. In stark contrast to Washington, Gov. Phil Murphy in his first 100 days alone has already elevated gun violence to be a paramount issue as he promised to do when he ran for office. The Governor has launched a historic multi-state States...
  • Medical flight crashes, killing pilots on way to pick up sick patient

    06/15/2018 7:21:55 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    MSN, FOX News ^ | 6/15/2018 | Stephen Sorace
    Two pilots who were killed this week when a small plane crashed in New Jersey were on a non-emergency medical flight to pick up a patient in Massachusetts for treatment in Philadelphia, officials said. Pilot Robert Winner, 69, of Marlton, and co-pilot Timothy Scannevin, 71, of Southampton, both died shortly after the twin-engine Hawker Beechcraft 58 Baron went down in Springfield Township, in Burlington County, reported.
  • Governor to Sign 6 Bills Stripping Citizens of Gun Rights (New Jersey)

    06/14/2018 3:56:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies ^ | June 13, 2018 | Steve Straub
    On Wednesday, the governor is expected to sign a package of bills approved by the Democrat-controlled Legislature — a few of which received wide support from Republicans. The following bills are sitting on Murphy’s desk: * A1217, which will create restraining orders in the state allowing family members and others to ask a judge to have a person’s guns seized and ban them from buying weapons for up to a year. * A1181, which will mandate law enforcement in the state to seize a person’s guns if a mental health professional determines they pose a threat to themselves. * A2758, which will strictly define that state residents need...
  • (NJ) Gov. Phil Murphy's got a revenue problem? It's the spending, stupid!

    06/06/2018 11:37:51 AM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies
    star ledger ^ | 05.27.18 | Paul Mulshine
    I was driving over to Trenton the other day when I noticed a white sports car coming up on my left. At first I thought it was a Corvette. But as it sped past I realized it was something far more exotic: an Acura NSX. At $200,000, the NSX costs about $130,000 more than a Corvette. But it was so beautiful I decided I needed to buy one anyway. Unfortunately, I have a revenue problem. The Star-Ledger doesn't pay me that kind of dough. So I'm stuck with my current sports car, which was built in the prior millennium. That's...
  • What the hell happened to Bob Menendez in Tuesday's primary?

    06/06/2018 9:00:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies ^ | June 6, 2018
    Lisa McCormick's surprisingly strong showing against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in Tuesday's Democratic primary begs the question: What about Bob? McCormick, a virtual unknown who did not report spending any money on the race, received the support of almost 4 in 10 Democratic voters. While Menendez, D-N.J., was never seriously threatened with losing his party's nomination for another Senate term, his performance wasn't a good sign coming on the heels of his Senate Ethics Committee admonishment and a criminal corruption trial that ended in a hung jury before the charges were dropped.
  • Menendez hit with protest vote from some Democrats as he and Hugin win Senate primaries

    06/05/2018 10:47:55 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 22 replies
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who overcame federal corruption charges, won his Democratic primary Tuesday but faced a surprisingly strong challenge from an opponent who reported spending no money. The Democrat will face former Celgene Corp. executive Bob Hugin, who easily won the Republican primary over construction company owner Brian Goldberg. Menendez, D-N.J., was never in danger of losing. But his opponent, community newspaper publisher Lisa McCormick, had nearly 40 percent of the vote with 99 percent counted. McCormick, who began and ended the race as a virtually unknown candidate, fared much better than expected.
  • New Jersey and Gun Control

    06/05/2018 2:57:35 AM PDT · by upchuck · 38 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | June 5, 2018 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    The gun control conundrum will continue ad infinitum.  But what is happening in New Jersey should frighten anyone -- gun owner or not.  NJS102 will most likely be affirmed by the Democrat senate majority in the NJ legislature.  The NJ Assembly has already passed the following:  A1217, which would create restraining orders in the state allowing family members and others to ask a judge to have a person's guns seized and ban them from buying weapons for up to a year.  A2757, which would require all private gun sales in the state to go through a licensed dealer who can perform...
  • Video shows cop punching beachgoer in head during scuffle

    05/27/2018 11:19:17 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 27, 2018 | Bruce Golding
    <p>A viral video shows a young woman getting pummeled by a cop during a wild scuffle on a New Jersey beach at the start of the Memorial Day weekend.</p> <p>The 54-second clip captures a chaotic scene of two cops struggling to subdue the woman as a child cries and someone repeatedly shouts, “Stop resisting!”</p>
  • 77-Year-Old Bus Driver in Deadly NJ Crash Had Long History of License Suspensions, Moving Violations

    05/22/2018 8:41:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 24 replies
    nbc ^ | 05.22.18 | Brian Thompson and Jen Maxfield
    What to Know The school bus driver in the deadly May 17 crash in NJ had 14 license suspensions on his record, the state said He also had multiple moving violations, including careless driving in 2009 and an improper turn in 2010 Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash, which killed a student and a teacher The 77-year-old school bus driver from the deadly May 17 highway crash in New Jersey had a lengthy history of license suspensions and moving violations, a spokeswoman for the Motor Vehicle Commission told News 4.Investigators are still probing the cause of...
  • N.J. Republican is in big trouble because of Trump. Here's what he's doing about it.

    05/14/2018 6:37:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    NJ Advance media ^ | May 14, 2018
    .WASHINGTON -- Longtime Rep. Leonard Lance is in for the fight of his life as New Jersey's most vulnerable Republican lawmaker in a state that clearly doesn't like President Donald Trump. As he runs for re-election this fall in one of only 23 Republican-held House districts whose voters supported Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, Lance has been more willing to vote against Trump and his GOP colleagues. In fact, Lance, R-7th Dist., last year was rated as more liberal and less conservative than his lifetime record in Washington, according to a NJ Advance Media analysis of legislative scorecards from seven...
  • NJ Housing Developer Bans Guns On Rental Property

    05/10/2018 4:47:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies ^ | May 10, 2018 | Tom Knighton
    While homeownership may be a key part of the American dream, a lot of people rent their homes. Why they do it is irrelevant. What matters is that their money is good and they are (usually) good tenants, right? It seems that’s not enough for one New Jersey outfit. They also want to tell you that you’re not allowed to own guns if you want to live in one of their properties. Another “nobody is trying to take your guns” success story. It has come to our attention that a housing development group called RPM Development Group is prohibiting their...
  • Students, parents angry over inclusive cheerleading policy [East Hanover NJ]

    05/10/2018 5:02:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 07, 2018 2:59 PM
    A New Jersey high school is facing heat from students and parents over a new policy that either everyone makes the cheerleading squad or no one does. Hanover Park High School in East Hanover enacted the change after a parent complained his or her child didn’t make the team after tryouts last month. […] Some parents say when they complained about the new policy, the principal threatened to disband the 10-member squad. …
  • N.J. school superintendent charged with lewdness, public urination/defecation

    05/03/2018 3:03:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 60 replies
    NJ Advance Media for ^ | May 3, 2018 | Chris Sheldon
    The Kenilworth schools superintendent has been placed on paid leave after being arrested Monday on charges of lewdness and public urination/defecation in Holmdel, according to school officials and public records. thomas-tramaglini.jpgThomas Tramaglini Thomas Tramaglini, who makes $147,504 a year as superintendent, also faces a charge of discarding and dumping of litter, according to the state's municipal court database. He was taken into custody at 5:45 a.m.
  • Menopaurus Rex Who Used To Be A Hillary Clinton Aide

    04/25/2018 11:46:14 PM PDT · by RushIsTheMan · 24 replies
    Turtleboy ^ | 4/28/2018 | Clarence Woods Emerson
    You gotta see this video of the worst woman EVER being pulled over by the cops in Tenafly NJ: Her name is Caren Turner. At the time she was a Port Authority Official and a Democratic lobbyist, and a former aide to Hillary Clinton. And she might as well have “I’m with her” tattooed on her forehead, because she is EXACTLY what I imagine when I think of Hillary’s biggest supporters. She’s white, upper middle class, entitled, 60+, and desperately wants to see a woman President before she dies. The car was pulled over for having tinted windows and an...
  • New Jersey Bill Bans Tackle Football For Children Under Age Of 12

    04/11/2018 9:15:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    CBS 2 PHILLY ^ | 10 APRIL 2018 | CBS 2 PHILLY
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new bill in New Jersey would ban children under the age of 12 to play tackle football. Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle introduced the bill last week. The bill prohibits children under the age of 12 from participating in organized tackle football programs. Woman Applies For Jail Job, Arrested Instead In Theft Case “Under the bill, children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to participate in tackle football offered by a youth sports team organization,” the bill reads, adding, “The bill also provides that a school district may not permit a student under the...
  • Menendez kicks off re-election campaign pledging to fight Trump

    03/28/2018 4:48:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 28, 2018 | Terrence T. McDonald
    UNION CITY — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, the two-term Democrat whose federal corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November, returned to his hometown this morning to announce his bid for a third term, pledging to fight the Trump administration's policies on immigration, climate change and health care. Menendez, 64, received a hero's welcome at Union City High School, which was filled with 2,000 cheering students waving Menendez campaign signs and a host of fellow Democrats who sang hosannas about New Jersey's senior senator. Menendez joined the Democrats in casting himself as a bulwark against President Trump. "There is...
  • Are N.J. Republicans really doomed now that Christie is gone and Murphy is in charge?

    03/19/2018 4:20:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 18, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    For eight years, the Republican Party in New Jersey revolved around one person: Chris Christie. But the two-term governor is gone now, and the Jersey GOP is in poor shape. Almost irrelevant, really, with Democrat Phil Murphy in the governor's seat and his party firmly in control of the state Legislature. In fact, Republicans are left with their smallest number of state lawmakers in nearly four decades -- 41 out of 120 seats in the Legislature. In Washington, no Republican has been elected to the U.S. Senate since 1972, and Democrats are aiming at picking up a U.S. House seat...