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  • 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...
  • These 25 school districts have the fewest white students -- a lawsuit says that's illegal (NJ)

    05/21/2018 1:47:06 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 81 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 20, 2018 | Adam Clark and Carla Astudillo
    A lawsuit filed last week calls for the desegregation of New Jersey schools, a potentially game-changing legal challenge for minority students across the state. But how segregated are the state's schools? Just 0.3 percent of the more than 6,700 students in Irvington Public Schools are white, making it the most non-white school district in the state, according to data from the nonprofit Center on Diversity and Equality in Education And that's far from the only example of students of color being isolated. About 66 percent of New Jersey's African American students and 62 percent of its Latino students attend schools...
  • Principal says sorry for 'insensitive' words on prom tickets(Party like it's 1776)

    05/21/2018 9:42:31 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Associated press ^ | May 21, 2018
    . The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom. The Courier Post reported the Cherry Hill High School East senior prom tickets urged students to "party like it's 1776" during the event at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center.
  • John Brennan and Baltic Spies Teamed Up to Defeat Trump

    03/28/2017 6:54:17 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 03/28/17 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    The origin of the Obama administration’s investigation of imaginary Trump-Russia collusion remains murky, but this much is clear: John Brennan, Obama’s Trump-hating CIA director, stands at the center of it. Brennan pushed for a multi-agency investigation of the Trump campaign, using as his pretext alleged intelligence from an unnamed Baltic state. That “intelligence” was supplied at the very moment Baltic officials had their own political motivation to smear Trump. “Last April, the CIA director was shown intelligence that worried him. It was – allegedly – a tape recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into the US...
  • Bernard Lewis, Influential and Renowned Middle East Scholar, Dies at 101

    05/20/2018 7:13:36 PM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/20/2018 | Ofer Aderet
    Jewish-American historian Bernard Lewis, one of the most famous and influential Middle East scholars in the world who warned of a "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West, died Saturday at the age of 101 in New Jersey. Lewis was a consultant to both Israeli leaders and two U.S. presidents. Generations of students, intelligence personnel and diplomats learned about the history of Islam through his writings. His research, which dealt with the history of the Middle East, brought him fame, but also many critics and enemies around the world. One of his strongest critics was the Palestinian-born intellectual Edward...
  • 23 insane, disgusting and flat-out inhumane claims from Mountainside police lawsuit

    05/18/2018 6:28:43 PM PDT · by ropin71 · 31 replies
    NJ.com ^ | May 18, 2018 | Jessica Remo
    Sexual harassment. Homophobic games. Racial slurs. Testicles on a soda can. A chief who points his gun at his officers. A computer riddled with porn viruses. And, to top it all off, a big blue dildo. These are among the many, many antics alleged by Mountainside police officers and borough employees against other officers in a recently filed lawsuit — a 46-page tale that suggests the craziest things happening in the teeny, sleepy, fewer-than-7,000-residents borough of Mountainside have been occurring inside the police department.
  • New Jersey school board member accused of ... calling police chief 'skinhead'

    05/16/2018 12:02:05 PM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/16/18 | Norman
    A New Jersey board of education member is facing a call to resign Wednesday after video surfaced purportedly showing her trying to “manipulate” a police officer by exercising “civic privilege” after she was pulled over for speeding. The woman in the April 27 dash-cam video, who identifies herself as Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad, a South Orange and Maplewood Board of Education member, also is heard telling one of the town’s officers that she is “scared of cops because you guys hurt black people,” before calling the cop's boss a “skinhead.”... “Ma’am, do you want me to call an ambulance?” Horst asks her....
  • 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...
  • Quick release of gun data called trailblazing and troubling

    05/13/2018 7:10:56 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 13 May 2018 | MIKE CATALINI
    Gun control advocates are hailing New Jersey's release of near-real-time firearms trafficking data as a trailblazing use of federal information, but Second Amendment advocates and skeptical Republicans question whether the report amounts to a way around a federal limitation on the release of some data. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled the data Tuesday as part of a campaign promise to strengthen New Jersey's already-tight gun laws. The colorful, four-page report uses what gun control supporters say is a novelty: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun-trace data for the first quarter of 2018 to show that 77 percent of...
  • Hamilton teachers union prez resigns over Project Veritas fallout

    05/13/2018 1:36:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | POSTED: 05/11/18, 8:58 PM EDT | UPDATED: 1 DAY AGO | Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, The Trentonian
    Dave Perry in a screenshot from the Project Veritas video. HAMILTON >> The Hamilton teachers union boss who got suspended for making inappropriate comments to an undercover Project Veritas newswoman has stepped aside. “I can confirm that David Perry resigned as HTEA president effective Thursday, May 3,” a spokesman for the New Jersey Education Association said Friday via email. ... snip ... Some of Perry’s eyebrow-raising quotes during the encounter on March 27 were: “I’m not here to hurt anybody. I’m here to defend. No matter, the worst teachers in the world, I have defended.” “I got people who are...
  • NJ Housing Developer Bans Guns On Rental Property

    05/10/2018 4:47:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 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. …
  • Rutgers trains students to empathize with illegal immigrants

    05/09/2018 8:46:32 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 9, 2018 | Hannah Scherlacher
    Rutgers University recently debuted a program to teach students and staff about the illegal immigrant community, and at least one administrator wants to make the workshop mandatory. The “DREAM Zone” program, a three-hour interactive event that originated at New York University, expanded to Rutgers in April, according to The Daily Targum.
  • Connecticut To Give Its Electoral College Votes To National Popular Vote Victor

    05/07/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 141 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-7-2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally. The state Senate voted 21-14 on Saturday to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which includes 10 states and the District of Columbia. The state House passed the measure last week, 77 to 73. The compact requires its members to cast their Electoral College ballots for the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote. The agreement goes into effect once states representing at least 270 electoral votes — the number needed for a candidate...
  • My clients are fleeing NJ like it is on fire

    05/04/2018 11:01:48 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 66 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5/2/18 | James Freeman
    That headline arrives via email from a money manager in northern New Jersey. The Garden State already has the third largest overall tax burden and the country’s highest property tax collections per capita. Now that federal reform has limited the deduction for state and local taxes, the price of government is surging again among high-income earners in New Jersey and other blue states. Taxpayers are searching for the exits. In the financial industry of course it’s not just the clients who are looking for greener pastures. One hedge fund manager moving his office to a southern state reports that his...
  • N.J. could soon allow undocumented immigrants to get driver licenses

    05/04/2018 11:39:17 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 4, 2018 | Matt Arco
    New Jersey is taking steps to join a dozen states in the nation that give driver licenses to undocumented immigrants. Gov. Phil Murphy supports it and legislation has been introduced in both chambers of the Legislature. But more than that, the state's Motor Vehicle Commission is preparing for the measure. The head of the MVC, Sue Fulton, told lawmakers this week the office has reached out to other states that offer licenses to undocumented immigrants to learn up on the requirements. "We are aware of the governor's intent on this matter, and we're leaning forward in terms of learning more,"...
  • Trump tax cut leaves blue states bluer, but they do have a way out (SALT sends NY, CA scrambling)

    05/04/2018 7:18:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 05/04/2018 | HUNT LAWRENCE AND DANIEL J. FLYNN
    High-tax states face a choice: reduce taxes or lose taxpayers. Stephen Moore and Art Laffer forecast in the Wall Street Journal the loss of 800,000 California and New York residents over the next three years. The exodus, the economics experts say, comes because of the tax bill, which limits the state and local tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000, passed in December. Previously, the feds forced no monetary limit on filers. California taxes individuals earning $1 million or more at a rate of 13.3 percent. New York levies an 8.8 percent rate upon individuals making a similar amount of money annually....
  • 2nd N.J. teachers union prez suspended after undercover video

    05/03/2018 9:47:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 3, 2018 | Terrence T. McDonald
    The Union City teachers union chief is under fire after the release of an undercover video that shows her denigrating some of the city's public-school students, suggesting a teacher not report that he hurt a student and referring to a Union City teacher who had sex with a child but was not charged criminally. Conservative group Project Veritas, which has been slammed by the statewide teachers union for "using dishonest and illegal tactics to fabricate false stories," released the 15-minute video on Wednesday morning, one day following the release of a similar video that resulted in the suspension of a...
  • 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 NJ.com ^ | 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.
  • School superintendent is exposed as high school's mystery pooper and is charged with lewdness...

    05/03/2018 10:48:53 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 03 May 2018 | By Valerie Edwards
    The case of the mystery pooper has reportedly been solved after New Jersey police arrested a school district's superintendent.