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  • Mississippi flag ordered out of park near Statue of Liberty [by NJ governor Murphy]

    04/26/2019 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 204 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2019 | Mike Catalini
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered that the Mississippi flag, which carries a Confederate emblem, be replaced by the American flag at a state park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty. Murphy ordered the removal of Mississippi’s flag from a display of each state’s flag at Liberty State Park, a preserve of more than 1,200 acres in Jersey City that overlooks Ellis Island and Lady Liberty. Murphy is a first-term Democrat and a self-styled progressive who regularly cited the Emma Lazarus poem at the statue’s base that invites immigrants to America. New Jersey, he said, is rooted in...
  • Chris Christie rips into Phil Murphy

    04/08/2019 12:06:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 8, 2019 | Matt Arco
    Former Gov. Chris Christie has apparently had enough of being quiet about his successor, Gov. Phil Murphy. When Christie left office, the brash Republican known for grabbing the spotlight and speaking his mind vowed he wouldn’t offer a running commentary on Democrat Murphy’s performance. He suggested he wanted to transition into an elder statesman.
  • GOP Candidate Upbraids Murphy, Grewal: “Blood Is On Your Hands” For Sanctuary State Violence

    04/08/2019 11:57:05 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Save Jersey ^ | April 5, 2019 | Staff
    VINELAND, N.J. – Scrutiny of Governor Phil Murphy’s sanctuary state policy (promulgated by activist state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal) reached new levels this week when an illegal Honduran immigrant was arrested on suspicion of sexually assault and murdering a Jersey City nanny. The suspect had reportedly been deported not once but twice over a decade before the incident in question. A top 2019 legislative candidate didn’t mince words in assigning blame for this latest avoidable tragedy.
  • Lincoln Park safe, but officials plan to make it safer after rape and murder of woman

    04/03/2019 5:31:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | April 3, 2019
    — Hudson County and city officials said they will implement new safety measures in Lincoln Park following last week’s sexual assault and murder of a woman who was jogging in the county park. In a packed meeting Tuesday night at the Hank Gallo Community Center in the park, elected officials discussed the park’s safety after Carolina Cano was sexually assaulted and strangled in the park during her 5:30 a.m. jog on March 24. Cano’s body was recovered from the park’s lake a couple hours later.
  • Critics slam sanctuary city policy following Jersey City murder

    04/03/2019 4:18:24 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies ^ | 04.03.19 | Terrence T. McDonald
    Jersey City’s sanctuary city policy is facing scrutiny this week following the revelation that the alleged Lincoln Park killer is an undocumented immigrant who has been deported twice. The policy, enacted via executive order by Mayor Steve Fulop in February 2017 and endorsed unanimously by the City Council, was intended to illustrate that Jersey City is a welcoming city to immigrants, its supporters say. But critics slam it as evidence that Democrats like Fulop aren’t thinking straight on immigration. Joshua Sotomayor Einstein, a Hoboken man and committee member with the New Jersey Republican Party, said Democrats act like any action...
  • Multimillion-dollar shoplifting ring smashed by Jersey City police, 11 arrested

    03/28/2019 4:06:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | March 28, 2019
    A highly organized multimillion-dollar shoplifting ring has been smashed after a 14-month investigation, Jersey City Police Department leaders announced a new conference Thursday afternoon. Deputy Police Chief Mark Miller said that 11 people were arrested, including two of the ring’s leaders, in the JCPD Special Investigations Unit’s Operation Bag and Boost. A dozen more have been charged but are not yet in custody. Police recovered $3 million in stolen goods -- all from chain-store pharmacies and a beauty supplies store -- and froze $4.5 million from two bank accounts, Miller said. Miller said the stolen items were placed on the...
  • Green Book writer called out for falsely claiming New Jersey Muslims cheered 9/11

    01/15/2019 10:33:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    EW ^ | January 9, 2019
    Nick Vallelonga, one of the writers and producers of the Golden Globe-winning dramedy Green Book, has deleted his Twitter account after coming under intense criticism for a 2015 tweet in which he repeated Donald Trump’s thoroughly debunked claim that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the Sept. 11 attacks. Vallelonga’s tweet called Trump’s falsehood “100% correct” and claimed, “Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on local CBS news.” Such claims have been definitively debunked by outlets such as the New York Times and the Washington Post.
  • ICE busts 105 in NJ as state announces ‘sanctuary state’ rules

    12/07/2018 7:30:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies ^ | 12.07.18 | Sergio Bichao
    You Tube -- Resisting immigration? Maybe it's just in our natureImmigration officials last week arrested 105 people in New Jersey suspected of being in the country illegally, including four people with international criminal warrants. This came the same week that state officials announced new rules on how local police will handle immigration matters.ICE said the arrests had been planned before state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal released his directive, which the federal agency has criticized. The policy prevents police from inquiring about a person's immigration status unless it is relevant to an investigation. Jails also will not be allowed to detain...
  • Bewildered by recent violence, Jersey City community leaders 'hopeful' things will improve

    10/30/2018 6:35:55 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | October 29, 2018
    -- Back-to-back weekends of shootings have left community leaders bewildered and angry over senseless violence they say plagues neighborhoods in the southern part of the city. The recent spate of violence includes Friday's fatal shooting of Jade Saunders, a 17-year-old Lincoln High School student, and a Sunday morning gunfire that left a 20-year-old woman and 2-year-old boy hospitalized, authorities said. "I am outraged by the senseless murder of a young queen whose life was just beginning to bloom and that of a 2-year-old could not be protected from gun violence," said Pamela Johnson, the director of the Jersey City Anti-Violence...
  • Hillary Clinton seemingly unharmed in car crash

    10/17/2018 10:21:59 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/17/18
    Hillary Clinton appears to have been unharmed when the Secret Service vehicle she was riding in was involved in a crash. The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate was headed to a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey in Jersey City on Tuesday night. The vehicle pulled into a parking garage, made a left turn and hit a concrete crossbeam. Clinton emerged from the van and walked to the fundraiser, where she was the featured guest. The Secret Service says no injuries were reported, and the Jersey City Police Department is investigating. In its accident report, police say the...
  • Running Late to Meeting, Man Paddleboards Across Hudson River in Business Suit, Dress Shoes

    06/23/2018 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 15 replies
    Ferry commuters were stunned to see a man in a suit paddleboarding across the Hudson River Thursday morning The man, Scott Holt, tells News 4 he was running late for a meeting so he decided to hop on his paddleboard from Jersey City He made it across in 30 minutes, but was met by a confused cop and an angry ferry captain, he says Sure, it's common in New York City to see men in suits commuting on the subway or in taxis -- but on a paddleboard across the Hudson River? That may be a first. Eunice Rivers was...
  • Muslims Erupt As School Board Refuses To Shut School For Islamic Holiday

    04/24/2018 9:59:39 AM PDT · by blam · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-24-2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Muslim parents recently erupted when the Jersey City school board announced it would not suddenly cancel classes for all students to mark Islam’s Eid al-Adha holiday, due Sept. 24. The Muslim parents loudly protested even though the board said students “can continue to take days off for religious purposes without penalty,” including Sept. 24. But the parents wanted the state to accept their religious event, and to impose their holiday on other students. One Muslim woman who attended the September 17 meeting said, “‘We’re no longer the minority, that’s clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon.” According...
  • The Official Home of The President's Cup 2017 9/26 - 10/16 SHOW PATRIOTIC SUPPORT

    09/25/2017 7:57:48 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 12 replies
    The Presidents Cup website ^ | 9/25/2017 | Official Website
    For more than 20 years, the best players from around the world have come together to compete for the prestigious Presidents Cup. Presidents and Heads of State have served as Honorary Chairmen. Countries like Australia, Canada, Korea, South Africa and the United States have welcomed the global competition, which has crowned the U.S. Team as champions in nine of the 11 events.
  • Jersey City political world grieving after fatal crash

    04/03/2017 9:34:35 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 21 replies ^ | 4/3/17 | Terrence T. McDonald
    Jersey City is mourning the deaths of Russell Maffei and Marie Tauro, two longtime fixtures on the local political scene who were killed in North Bergen last night. Maffei, 57, the chair of the Jersey City Republican Party, and Tauro, 80, were struck and killed as they walked across Paterson Plank Road outside the Coach House diner at about 8 p.m Sunday, friends of the two told The Jersey Journal. The driver of the SUV that struck the two fled the scene, according to media reports. The two were meeting up at the Coach House with other local Republicans to...
  • Teens, ages 13 and 15, shot early Sunday morning in Jersey City

    03/26/2017 5:53:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | March 26, 2017
    A 13-year-old is in critical condition and a second teen was injured in a shooting early Sunday morning on Ocean Avenue, officials said.  Both boys were shot near Wegman Parkway just before 3 a.m., city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said.  A 15-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to his ankle and his injuries are not considered life threatening. The 13-year-old suffered a "more serious" injury to his back, Morrill said. 
  • Some N.J. sanctuary cities plan to ignore Trump's executive order

    01/25/2017 8:15:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    NJ Advance Media for ^ | January 25, 2017 at 9:39 PM | Jessica Mazzola
    The leaders of New Jersey cities who have promised to protect undocumented residents from federal immigration law enforcement officials grappled Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting so-called “sanctuary cities.” Trump’s executive order, signed Wednesday, would take away federal funds “except as mandated by law” from municipalities that refuse to hand over non-criminal undocumented immigrants for deportation. “Newark will continue to protect undocumented immigrants despite whatever executive order is issued,” Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement to NJ Advance Media. […] Baraka vowed after Trump’s election last year to protect the city’s immigrant population, and only arrest undocumented...
  • New policy OK'd for transgender students in Jersey City

    06/17/2016 5:17:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | June 17, 2016
    The school board last night adopted a new policy that proponents hope will make the public schools more accommodating to transgender students. >>>>>>>The new policy requires the district to issue student ID cards in the name that reflects the student's gender identity; requires school staff to address students by the names and pronouns corresponding to their gender identity, even if the students have not obtained court-approved name changes; and allows students to dress in accordance with their gender identity. The policy also bans the district from forcing students to use restrooms or locker rooms that conflict with their gender identity....
  • At West Point, It’s Goodbye Grant and Lee, Hello Ali Baba

    04/25/2016 12:12:02 PM PDT · by pboyington · 35 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It really is something absurd every day now. Every day there is another story in the news about the careening, off the rails, flaming train wreck called the US military, courtesy of the Obama Administration and willing lackeys in the Pentagon. This time the social engineering culprits are at West Point; you know the place that produced military superstars like Lee, Pershing, Patton, MacArthur and Schwarzkopf. A recent story several days ago mentioned a West Point field trip to Jersey City, so that cadets could learn about Jersey City’s diverse cultural groups. The cadets spent time with Muslim groups, among...
  • Two N.J. cities named among the worst to celebrate New Year's Eve

    12/09/2015 4:24:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    If you're thinking about ringing in the New Year in two New Jersey cities you want want to think again, according a new study by WalletHub. Analysts at the consumer and small business web site probed the 100 biggest cities based on 17 levels of criteria ranging from the average price of a New Year's Eve party ticket, weather and the legality of fireworks. As for the two New Jersey cities on the list? Jersey City and Newark brought up the rear at No. 98 and 99 respectively.
  • Jersey City beefs up security near mosques, mayor says

    12/09/2015 4:10:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | December 9, 2015
    Jersey City is strengthening its police presence around the city's significant mosques after one was targeted with threats calling Muslims "evil." Mayor Steve Fulop, speaking inside City Hall today, said police officers will be assigned to walking posts near the mosques or stationed outside during worshipping hours. "As rhetoric escalates on the national stage it has an impact on the local level," Fulop said. "We want to make sure we do everything possible to make sure that a community that's important to Jersey City feels safe and appreciated."