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  • A July 4th trip on New Jersey's Revolutionary War trail

    07/02/2017 9:28:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    star ledger ^ | 07.01.17 | Mark Di Ionno
    Welcome to Independence Day weekend, New Jersey. It's a time to cast aside all the aspersions brought on by the Turnpike's industrial corridor and celebrate our proud Revolutionary War history. Simply put, New Jersey, more than any other state, was the place where the battle was fought, nearly lost, and ultimately won. With a four-day holiday weekend, it's a chance to make a historic scavenger hunt to put New Jersey's legacy in perspective. That is, if the state lawmakers can play nice on the budget impasse and get the parks they're supposed to run reopen. Here are some stops along...
  • John Whitman, Husband of Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, Dies at Age 71

    07/02/2015 7:06:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | July 2, 2015 | Jonathan Chait
    John Whitman, the husband of former Republican Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and the state's first-ever first gentleman, died Thursday. He was 71. He died at Morristown Medical Center after suffering a catastrophic brain injury in mid-June, said Heather Grizzle, a spokeswoman for Todd Whitman. John Whitman was an investment banker who served as a managing partner at Princeton-based Sycamore Ventures. He served as New Jersey's first gentleman from 1994 to 2001.
  • Bishop objects to group in parade (St. Patricks's Day),Serratelli rallies priests against NOW

    02/23/2006 1:17:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 799+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 2/23/06 | MAURA McDERMOTT
    The bishop of the Paterson Diocese has asked priests in Morris County to contact organizers of the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Morristown and express their concerns that a group that supports abortion rights plans to participate. In a letter dated Feb. 13, Bishop Arthur Serratelli wrote that the National Organization for Women's support for "abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women ... stands against the teachings of the Church and the Catholic values that St. Patrick in his life as a missionary and bishop worked tirelessly to promote." The county chapter of NOW has marched in the...
  • As Promised, the Limbaugh Take on the Teen Suing Her Baby Boomer Parents

    03/07/2014 3:32:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush ^ | March 7, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, I have intended for the past two days to talk about this teenager that sued her parents in New Jersey, and I'm gonna do it now. I promised, so here we go. "A New Jersey honor student suing her parents for..." She's losing the suit, by the way, at least lost an early round. The judge is Peter Bogaard. She is 18. She claims she was kicked out of the house. Her parents say, "No, she left on her own." She says her parents were disciplining her too much, making her do homework and so forth....
  • Amish, N.Y. town reach settlement over building codes

    09/25/2012 4:58:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    A New York town has agreed to drop criminal charges against an Amish community that had balked at following modern building codes for their homes by adding such features as bigger windows and smoke detectors — something the traditional sect members argued violate its religious beliefs. The case tested the boundaries of First Amendment freedoms versus the rights of government to enforce its rules, and both sides made concessions in a settlement. Morristown, N.Y., officials agreed that some Amish building methods did meet the rules, while the Amish agreed to forgo some techniques that didn’t live up to standards. On...
  • TENNESSEE: Unofficial Incumbent Casualty Count: 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats

    08/03/2012 11:25:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8/3/12 | Tom Humphrey
    Final unofficial returns from the state Division of Elections this morning indicate that seven incumbent Republicans and five incumbent Democrats lost bids for re-election in Thursday's primaries. Latest additions to the incumbent loser list are Rep. Jim Cobb, R-Spring City, defeated by insurance agent Ron Travis 4.357 votes to 4,252 , according to the final unofficial returns; and Rep. Mary Pruitt, D-Nashville, defeated by Harold Love Jr. by about 40 votes. Other defeated incumbent Republican legislators were House Republican Caucus Chairman Debra Maggart of Hendersonville, House Education Committee Chairman Richard Montgomery of Sevierville; and Reps. Dale Ford of Jonesborough, Julia...
  • Morristown Tea Party

    09/08/2009 6:59:00 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 11 replies · 867+ views
    The Empty Space Betwixt My Ears | Today | Me
    Thanks everyone for turning out, even if only in spirit. Estimated attendance was 5700-6000, well above the 4000 of July 4th. We were greeted early Monday AM to flyers taped to every light pole around the green denouncing us as "Racists & Seditionists." Other than that, no problems at all from a handful of opposition protesters. Everyone appeared to have had a very good time.
  • Morristown New Jersey Tea Party Trip Report

    09/07/2009 10:22:05 AM PDT · by Ballygrl · 21 replies · 1,622+ views
    Vanity | 9/7/09 | Vanity
    Just got in from the Morristown New Jersey Tea Party Protest so here's a trip report. We left a little bit early because my Mother was with hubby and I and it was a little hot for her, so we left a little earlier then the scheduled ending event time. Parking was a little difficult so we had to go to a parking garage, lots of cars going in and license plates from New York and Pennsylvania also. The people were SO nice that we ran into, Conservatives really are a nice bunch of people. I spoke to someone in...
  • Morristown, NJ Tea Party

    06/14/2009 7:48:36 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 6 replies · 574+ views
    Same ^ | 6/13/09 | The Morristown Tea Party
    THE MORRISTOWN INDEPENDENCE DAY TEA PARTY RE-DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE Saturday July 4, 2009 11:00 – 1:00 On the Green in Morristown, NJ FREEDOM……Choose it or Lose It!!!
  • Morristown Tea Party (New Jersey) - PHOTOS

    04/15/2009 3:01:33 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 35 replies · 2,454+ views
    self ^ | 4/15/09 | NewJerseyJoe
    Hello folks. I attended the Tax Day Tea Party on the Morristown Green in Morristown, New Jersey. I left about halfway through because I wasn't feeling well -- also because I had to go back to my car anyway (thanks to Morristown's stupid 2-hour parking limit) and decided I'd beat the traffic. I'll leave it to others to describe the speeches etc. However, I took many photos -- and I just got done putting them all up on Flickr! Enjoy.
  • Morristown (NJ) Tea Party - April 15th

    03/28/2009 9:56:29 AM PDT · by Postman · 6 replies · 1,499+ views
    I've learned that the TEA PARTY on the Morristown,NJ Green will take place on Wednesday, April 15th at High Noon....for further details go to If that link does not work, go to, look for and click on "groups" on the left side of the page and enter Morristown Tea Party in the box that pops up.
  • Congress looking to acquire, preserve Revolutionary War battlefields

    03/03/2009 9:44:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 453+ views
    Legislation to protect Revolutionary War battlefield sites, including some in New Jersey, is moving through Congress. Sponsored by New Jersey Democrat Rush Holt, the bill would establish a $50 million grant program to help acquire and preserve battlefields, barracks and other sites related to the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. New Jersey has nearly 300 sites with direct ties to events of the American Revolution. The bill would allow the National Park Service to collaborate with state and local governments and nonprofit organizations to preserve and protect sites threatened by housing sprawl and commercial development. It now awaits...
  • Honduran day laborer gets life in slaying of Morristown boy (Honduran rapists on the prowl)

    02/07/2009 5:41:49 AM PST · by Liz · 32 replies · 1,216+ views ^ | Friday February 06, 2009, | Jim Lockwood/The Star-Ledger
    A Honduran day laborer was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of a 10-year-old boy he abducted and beat to death with a gardening tool after trying to rape him. Porfirio Jimenez, 43, was sentenced in Superior Court in Morristown by Judge Salem Ahto to life in prison plus 25 years for the murder of Walter Contreras Valenzuela May 20, 2001. Porfirio Jimenez is escorted form Superior Court in Morristown after Judge Salem Ahto sentenced him to life in New Jersey State prison for the murder, kidnapping and attempted sexual assault of 10-year-old Walter Contreras Valenzuela....
  • Revolutionary idea for historic weekend

    01/13/2009 6:42:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 325+ views
    star ledger ^ | 01.13.09 | LAWRENCE RAGONESE
    <p>History buffs will get a treat this spring when what is being billed as a "Revolutionary Weekend" will be held at a host of historic sites throughout the greater Morristown area in late April, the National Park Service announced.</p>
  • More than 1,000 Teens, the Bishop and the Eucharist

    06/23/2005 10:25:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 528+ views
    Thebeacon ^ | MICHAEL WOJCIK
    More than 1,000 Teens, the Bishop and the Eucharist Focus on Eucharist is 'historic day' for diocese at its largest gathering of youthMORRISTOWN - Young people from parishes and Catholic high schools from every corner of the diocese - more than 1,000 - came to Delbarton School here May 1to be with Bishop Serratelli for a Day on the Eucharist, guided by the theme "Made Right in God's Sight by Faith." Activities for the day, which was hailed as  the largest gathering of youth in the diocese's history, were designed to awaken thee teens' faith and inspire them to examine...
  • Man indicted in wife's bathtub drowning

    09/05/2008 6:28:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 183+ views
    star ledger ^ | 08.13.08 | MARGARET McHUGH
    A 29-year-old Morristown man accused of holding his wife under water in a bathtub and then staging it to look like an accidental drowning was indicted on a murder charge yesterday. Kleber Cordova faces life in prison for the death of Eliana Torres, 26, who died May 14, five days after authorities say he held her under water for three minutes in their Western Avenue apartment. Cordova's alleged cover-up was undone by the couple's 8-year-old daughter, who told police she saw her mother struggle with him shortly before police arrived and pulled Torres out of the tub on the morning...
  • N.J. cops must ask about immigration status

    08/22/2007 10:16:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 899+ views ^ | August 22, 2007 | ELIZABETH LLORENTE
    Police officers in New Jersey must now notify immigration officials about any undocumented person who is arrested in connection with an indictable crime, under a directive issued Wednesday by Attorney General Anne Milgram. The need for “a uniform state policy on notification” to immigration authorities became evident after a man identified as being in the country illegally was charged in a recent triple homicide in Newark, Milgram said during a news conference. “Some counties and local police departments do it all the time, some sometimes do it, and some never,” she said. That changes “effective immediately,” Milgram said. Milgram emphasized...
  • Bush stands on the wrong side of the street

    08/17/2007 5:09:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 638+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | July 31, 2007 | Paul Mulshine
    Morristown Mayor Don Cresitello has a problem: Because of MS-13, he needs 287(g). Got that? Maybe not. I'll explain. "MS-13" stands for "Mara Salvatrucha," which is generally referred to as a Salvadoran gang, though that designation grossly libels the proud people of El Salvador, a country that ranks among my favorite places. MS-13 was in fact founded in California, no doubt by hoodlums whom the Salvadorans in their wisdom booted out of the country. As for "287(g)," that is a section of federal statute that permits state and local law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration law against MS-13 and...
  • Morristown's mayor was right on immigration

    08/17/2007 10:38:37 AM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies · 908+ views
    Well, I won't say I told you so. But I will say Don Cresitello told you so. Two weeks ago, I wrote a column about a rally in Morristown at which Cresitello, who is the mayor, spoke on the question of illegal im migration. His main objective is simply the attainment of 287(g) status for the local cops. That status deputizes them as agents of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement service. This entitles them to hand over any illegal aliens they encounter to the federal government. "We're not going to go after jay walkers," he told me when we...
  • Do liberals raise their kids this way?

    08/13/2007 6:03:35 AM PDT · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 69 replies · 1,938+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 13, 2007 | Katie O'Malley
    As the immigration debate rages and becomes increasingly polarized, I can not help but wonder if liberals parent their children with the same consequence-free approach they would like our society to take in confronting illegal immigration.