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  • Police: Man made threat toward faculty member at ECC

    03/15/2018 9:34:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    News 12 New Jersey ^ | March 15, 2018 | News 12 New Jersey
    NEWARK - A man from Newark has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats. Jacques Cesaire, 41, is a student at Essex County College. According to police, Cesaire made threatening comments toward a faculty member at the Newark campus.
  • I'm a Republican who served under Bush and Whitman: Let's ban AR-15s

    02/19/2018 2:02:11 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 100 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 19, 2018 | Alan J. Steinberg
    I need not dwell on the catastrophe of the Parkland, Florida mass murder last week. Such killings have become the new normal in America. In five of the six deadliest mass shootings of the past six years in the United States (Newtown, San Bernardino. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs, and Parkland) the gunman used an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle. This is a weapon that was banned for individual ownership and usage by the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban. This 10-year ban was legislatively enacted by a Democratic President, Bill Clinton and a Democratic Congress.
  • The quietest endorsers of misogyny and white supremacy are the most dangerous [BARF]

    01/22/2018 11:47:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 22, 2018 | by David Dante Troutt
    For years, Harvey Weinstein’s and Donald Trump’s private audiences could be divided into two types of (often) men: his vocal supporters and his silent endorsers. The outspoken supporters — whether casual misogynists or white supremacists — are henchmen who helped take down women’s careers or allies in Congress who are themselves proponents of a white nationalist agenda. Most critics of both Weinstein and Trump consider this “base” group the real problem. For they are the fringe who have somehow become the norm. But the people who really sustain misogyny and white supremacy are the quiet endorsers. Because they have the...
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denied VIP entry at Newark Airport

    01/18/2018 6:59:28 PM PST · by usafa92 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/18/2018 | Dartunorro Clark
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the drawbacks of ordinary life Thursday morning when he tried to bypass the TSA line and was denied entry to a special entrance at Newark Liberty International Airport, normally reserved for VIP guests, dignitaries and elected officials, according to a source familiar with the matter. When Christie arrived at Terminal C in the airport with his New Jersey State Police detail and was taken to the entrance, which is located near the exit of the restricted area of the terminal, a Port Authority officer refused to let Christie use the special entrance, informing...
  • TV crew tried to sneak fake explosive device through Newark Airport security, feds say

    01/18/2018 6:14:55 PM PST · by MNDude · 20 replies
    Seven members of a cable television crew have been arrested after they tried to sneak a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said that the team was filming for cable network CNBC, which is based in Englewood Cliffs. The TSA did not release the names of the people they said were arrested, and the Port Authority only said that it was investigating the incident. The law enforcement source said the crew likely would be charged by the Essex County...
  • Brawl Breaks Out at Newark Pizza Place Over Missing Cellphone That Was Actually in Lost and Found

    01/15/2018 2:07:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 14, 2018
    Brawl Breaks Out at Newark Pizza Place Over Missing Cellphone That Was Actually in Lost and Found: PoliceA squabble over a supposedly missing cellphone broke out into an all-out brawl at a pizza place in Newark Saturday night before it was discovered that the phone had actually been turned in to the restaurant's lost and found hours earlier, according to police. The fight involving two large groups erupted at John's Incredible Pizza Company inside the NewPark Mall, according to police. Footage from the scene captured people exchanging blows and shouting. When Newark police officers arrived, they called in reinforcements from...
  • In Newark, Murphy jabs Trump and says: This is what America looks like

    01/12/2018 4:19:54 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 12, 2018 | S.P. Sullivan
    Gov.-elect Phil Murphy kicked off his inaugural weekend at a Newark reception Friday highlighting New Jersey's diversity and offering it as rebuttal to anti-immigration comments from President Donald Trump. Standing in front of supporters seated in the pews of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Murphy joined religious leaders of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and other denominations for an interfaith prayer service. "Boy, I would love to invite the leadership of this country to come into this cathedral and say, 'This is the United States of America,'" Murphy said.
  • NY-NJ Gateway Project: Critical Fixes, Big Builds

    12/11/2017 8:00:32 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Engineering News-Record ^ | November 15, 2017 | Tom Stabile
    The nearly $30-billion Gateway program to overhaul Northeast Corridor rail lines between Newark and New York City, an array of tunnels, bridges and viaduct over wetlands has two main thrusts: rehabilitation and expansion. These objectives are deeply intertwined—the project team must build new structures in the huge effort before it can upgrade old ones. That’s why digging two 1.4-mile, 28-ft-dia train tunnels under the Hudson River—an estimated $12.9-billion project component—isn’t just an expansion job but a lifeline to free a pair of 107-year-old tubes heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and in need of a rebuild. It’s also why...
  • NJ Freepers....When did Essex County begin to trend Democratic politically?

    11/28/2017 12:40:06 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | November 28, 2017 | Guava Cheese Puff
    The last Republican to win Essex was probably Tom Kean Sr. in 1985. When did Essex County trend sharply to the left? I live in NJ, but I do not know much about Essex politics since I am a Central Jerseyan.,_1985
  • Essex County employee accused of $7K insurance scam

    11/28/2017 11:11:28 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 22, 2017 | Noah Cohen
    TRENTON -- An Essex County welfare division employee has been indicted on charges she filed bogus claims for more than $7,000 in wage reimbursement and disability payments for work she claimed to have missed because of car accidents, authorities said Wednesday. Fatu K. Rimbert, 31, of Perth Amboy, was charged with insurance fraud, impersonation and theft by deception, according to the state Attorney General's Office. Rimbert is accused of submitting "forged and altered" documents to insurance firms in order to get wage reimbursement and disability payments for days she was purportedly out of work after two vehicle accidents, prosecutors said.
  • The scandals, turmoil that have put this N.J. college in jeopardy

    11/28/2017 8:50:44 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 26, 2017 | Newark Star-Ledger
    NEWARK — The community college serving one of New Jersey’s largest counties has been embroiled in controversy for the better part of the last two years. What started with the quick, unexpected ouster of its president last Spring has spiraled into one scandal after another that are now threatening the federal funding that keeps Essex County College’s doors open. The six scandals below have contributed to the Middle States Commission last week putting the college on probation. The school has another year to fix its finance and governance issues or risk losing its accreditation.
  • Embattled college placed on probation

    11/28/2017 8:47:49 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 21, 2017 | Karen Yi
    NEWARK -- Essex County College's accrediting agency issued its most severe rebuke yet to the institution on Monday, citing the college's ongoing troubles and placing it on probation. The escalated action moves the college one step closer toward having its accreditation revoked, which would mean students are no longer eligible for federal financial aid and in most cases would be unable to afford attending the school and ending a revenue stream that could shut the college's doors. Losing accreditation is very rare but for Essex County College, which serves more than 10,000 students and employs 500 people, the consequences could...
  • Vanity - Obama has lightly attended political rally in Newark, New Jersey (Many African-americans)

    10/19/2017 3:35:52 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 22 replies
    Not much to bark about. The Obama political rally in Newark was lightly attended mostly by African-Americans. There was no substance at all, nor overwhelming energy...more like Ho-Hum. It was akin to a like rally spearheaded by deadbeat, Empty Suit, Jeb get it. nothing more needs to be said. shucks there may a glitter of victory for the GOP in New Jersey...Miracles do happen!!! Let's see how Obama does this evening in Richmond, Virginia. Maybe he can fly disgusting Obamabot, Congresswoman, Fredricka Wilson into Richmond top warm up the crowd.
  • Pressure cooker causes bomb scare at Newark Airport

    05/27/2017 5:00:47 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/27/2017 | Larry Celona
    Authorities evacuated part of Newark Airport on Saturday after cops found an unattended pressure cooker in a brown bag. The cooker was discovered near a trash can in Terminal A at around 4:45 p.m., said sources. .. The concern, the source continued, is that the bag may have been part some sort of “dry run,” in anticipation of something more sinister.
  • Fights, arrests after 300 youths converge on N.J. downtown (South Orange-suburb of Newark)

    05/02/2017 5:11:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 2, 2017 | Noah Cohen
    SOUTH ORANGE -- Police plan to boost patrols after officers from several departments were needed to disperse at least 300 young people who gathered in downtown South Orange late Saturday, sparking fights and blocking traffic. South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll said Tuesday the crowd contained a mix of village teens and others from nearby communities, including Newark, East Orange and Irvington residents, who apparently arrived by public transportation. The unruly crowd formed around 8 p.m. and kept officers busy until around midnight, according to police. Kroll said he requested assistance from the Essex County Sheriff's Office, Maplewood and Orange...
  • Is Newark the new Brooklyn?

    03/02/2017 7:44:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    When Isabel Livingston opened a shop in Newark’s Teacher’s Village development in 2015, she had no intention of moving there, too. She had grown up in Newark but left some 15 years ago in search of better public schools for her daughter, eventually settling in Maplewood, NJ. It didn’t take long, however, for Livingston — whose shop, Closet Savvy Consignment, is a brick-and-mortar version of her luxury consignment business — to change her mind. She moved into Teacher’s Village, a $150 million mixed-use project from RBH Group, three months ago. “After seeing all the improvements in the city of Newark,...
  • 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Joseph William Tobin leads Archdiocese of Newark (Pictures)

    01/07/2017 9:22:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Joseph William Tobin leads Archdiocese of Newark (Pictures)  
  • Catholic Caucus: In historic first, a cardinal expected to be named head of Newark Archdiocese

    11/04/2016 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies ^ | November 04, 2016 | Mark Mueller
    In a historic moment for the Archdiocese of Newark, Archbishop John J. Myers on Monday is expected to announce his successor, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin, currently the archbishop of Indianapolis, NJ Advance Media has learned. Tobin, a moderate leader who has supported a greater role for women in the church, has also expressed the need for more dialogue over gay parishioners and has sparred with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Tobin has served as archbishop of Indianapolis since October 2012. Pope Francis named him a cardinal last month. The designation takes effect. Nov. 18. The appointment...
  • Newark in NJ voted world’s most unfriendly city due to 'extreme traffic' and ‘sad looking’ scenery

    09/06/2016 2:52:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    MSN The Independent ^ | September 2, 2016
    Dubbed a "business necessity" rather than a leisure destination, Newark in New Jersey, US, has landed the top spot as the world's least friendly city. Newark's "extreme traffic and poor signage" have been cited as reasons for the city's lack of congeniality, while its status as an airport city is said to make it crowded and overpriced. One disappointed traveller recently said Newark was "one of the saddest looking cities" they had ever seen.