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  • SUSPECT IN HACKENSACK POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING DIES

    05/21/2015 7:12:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    WABCTV7 NYC ^ | 5/21/15
    HACKENSACK (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating a deadly police-involved shooting in New Jersey Thursday in which a 24-year-old allegedly armed with a knife was fatally shot by officers. The incident occurred on Temple Avenue in Hackensack around 1:30 p.m. Authorities say three officers were dispatched to 10 Temple Avenue for a probation welfare check on 24-year-old Elvin Diaz. It is unclear exactly what transpired next, but Diaz, who sources say displayed a knife, ended up shot several times. Diaz was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he later died. Two officers were also hospitalized as a precaution, but they...
  • Former DEA agent, employee charged with secretly running strip club

    05/20/2015 2:21:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/20/15 | Nate Raymond
    U.S. authorities announced charges on Wednesday against a former Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor and a technology specialist at the agency for failing to disclose their ownership stake in a New Jersey strip club. David Polos and Glen Glover, the DEA employees, made false statements to the government by not disclosing they were part owners of Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge in South Hackensack, according to a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan. The club features scantily clad and sometimes topless women, many of whom were undocumented immigrants illegally in the United States, the complaint said. Prosecutors said the men did...
  • 'Clinton Cash’ Author: ‘We’re Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things’ on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer said that he is ” finding some interesting, compelling things” in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Schweizer reported, “We’re about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So we’re following the money. We’re looking at land deals. We’re looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • FBI Speaks To Bergen County High School Students About ISIS Recruitment Threat

    05/20/2015 10:42:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | 05/20/15
    The FBI has targeted Bergen County, New Jersey to stop Islamic State militants from getting a stronghold there – and agents have been going to high school with a message. Christine Sloan was there when agents visited a Bergen County school on Tuesday. An FBI intelligence analyst who did not wish to be identified spoke at the Bergen Arts and Science Charter School in Hackensack. He warned students about a new threat – a sophisticated recruitment video trying to lure them into joining the terrorist group ISIS. “There’s a role for everybody. Every person can contribute to the Islamic State,”...
  • NJ 5TH GRADER SUSPENDED FOR HAVING NERF GUN ‘BULLET’ IN HIS POCKET

    05/20/2015 7:31:26 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19MAY2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 8, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 5th grader Aarin Moody reached into his pocket to retrieve a “late note” from his mother and a Nerf gun foam “bullet” fell out. Officials at the Atlantic City School District categorized the toy bullet as a “self-constructed weapon” because “it had a toothpick stuck in it.”
  • 20 Republicans Who Joined Pelosi Refuse To Condemn That She Called Republicans ..‘Un-American’

    05/19/2015 6:44:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 May 2015 | Edwin Mora
    All 20 Republican lawmakers who voted against an amendment that prevents illegals from enlisting in the U.S. military refused to answer questions from Breitbart News regarding the expedited citizenship most illegals would have been eligible for once they joined the armed forces. They also each refused to answer whether they agree with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calling their Republican colleagues who voted for the amendment “xenophobic” and “un-American.” That means that for now, the 20 Republicans who defected and joined Democrats in opposing the amendment are allowing Pelosi’s comments to remain unchallenged. ... There is a core...
  • Obama Just Called This "Rotting, Decaying Hellhole" A Symbol Of "Promise For The Nation"

    05/18/2015 3:24:46 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 30 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 18 May 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Speaking in Camden, New Jersey, President Obama just uttered the following Detroit-esque words of doom: *OBAMA SAYS CAMDEN IS SYMBOL OF PROMISE FOR NATION We discussed Camden in 2012, 2013, and 2014... and had a different opinion. And this... All over America, formerly prosperous communities are being transformed into crime-infested wastelands of poverty and despair. At one time, Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city that the world had ever seen and it had the highest per capita income in the entire country. But now it has become a rotting, decaying hellhole that the rest of the planet laughs at. And...
  • Brazilian Actress’s Affair Could Take Down Sen. Menendez

    05/17/2015 10:30:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    A Brazilian actress-turned-lawyer admits she had an affair with the doctor pal of Sen. Robert Menendez, but claims she had no idea the indicted lawmaker pulled strings to get her a US visa. Juliana Lopes Leite defended herself last week during a prime-time interview on Brazilian TV, in response to a recent Post exposé that revealed the identities of two women who had obtained entry to the US thanks to the New Jersey Democrat’s aggressive efforts with the State Department.
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • How the Clintons worked Haiti

    05/15/2015 2:39:56 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 16 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Scott Johnson
    [I]n the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake, while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, the Obama administration and Congress gave Bill Clinton carte blanche in handling hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars flowing to Haiti for recovery and reconstruction. This translated into enormous political power for the former president in the poorest country in the hemisphere, making him a de facto cacique. Mr. Clinton loves to paint himself as a third-world redeemer, as he did in an interview in Africa with an NBC reporter that aired last week. The reporter asked about charges that the Clinton Foundation’s practice...
  • WSJ Editorial Wrong About Menendez Indictment

    05/15/2015 9:13:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 15, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    It’s been almost a month since the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial titled “The Menendez Indictment.” We responded in a letter to the editor that has not been published. It’s a safe bet it never will be, so we post it here. The Journal got to the point in its opening paragraph: Ill-defined federal laws now reach into virtually every sphere of human behavior, and thus prosecutors can destroy almost anyone they choose. The recent indictment of Senator Robert Menendez on 14 counts of corruption and “honest services” fraud is a troubling case in point that deserves more...
  • Scalia Defends The Constitution, Questions The 17th Amendment

    05/14/2015 7:39:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 13, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reaffirmed his commitment to defending the Constitution while speaking to the Federalist Society in his home state of New Jersey on Friday. Scalia, the preeminent conservative firebrand of the court, told the audience it is the structure of the government under the Constitution and not the liberties guaranteed under the Bill of Rights that makes us free. As reported by The Daily Signal: “Every tin horn dictator in the world today, every president for life, has a Bill of Rights,” said Scalia, author of the 2012 book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. “That’s...
  • NJ teacher who had students write 'get well' notes to cop killer fired

    05/14/2015 12:05:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/14/15 | foxnews
    A New Jersey public school teacher who instructed her third-grade students to write “get well” letters to a convicted cop killer was fired at a raucous school board meeting that stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, despite her pleas that “there’s a community behind me.” Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning her young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported.
  • New Jersey looks at throwing in the towel on “smart gun” law

    05/13/2015 12:50:06 PM PDT · by HammerT · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Some possible good news on the Second Amendment front is emerging from New Jersey. One of the most intrusive (and frankly, unworkable) gun control laws in the country may be heading for the scrapyard as legislators in the Garden State slowly come to the realization that they just can’t force everyone to have “smart guns” instead of conventional firearms. Leading Democratic state lawmakers are seriously considering scrapping New Jersey’s longstanding but never-implemented law requiring all handguns sold in the state feature “smart gun” technology that allows only the weapon’s owners to fire them, NJ Advance Media has learned. There are...
  • Chris Christie hits Jeb Bush on Iraq War

    05/12/2015 2:24:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    KHBS ^ | 5/12/15 | Alexandra Jaffe CNN
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attempted to draw a bright line between himself and Jeb Bush on the Iraq War in a CNN interview on Tuesday, definitively stating that given the absence of weapons of mass destruction he wouldn't have authorized the war. "I think President [George W.] Bush made the best decision he could at the time, given that his intelligence community was telling him that there was (weapons of mass destruction) and that there were other threats right there in Iraq," he told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "But I don't think you can honestly say that...
  • Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman targets online ammunition sales

    05/12/2015 2:12:40 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    nj.com ^ | 5-11-15 | Jenna Pizzi
    Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) will introduce a bill in congress Tuesday to place restrictions on the sale of ammunition online. The bill would require that federally licensed ammunition dealers confirm the identify of their customers by verifying a photo identification and if those customers purchase more than 1,000 rounds within five consecutive days, their identifies would be passed along to the U.S. Attorney General. "This gives the ability to monitor large ammunition purchases and flag them for law enforcement," said Watson Coleman, speaking at a press conference at the Serenity Garden at the corner of Prospect Street and Bellevue...
  • DNA test reveals NJ twins have different fathers

    05/12/2015 3:03:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 08, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    <p>Research shows that the odds of a set of twins being conceived from two separate fathers is 1 in 13,000, and yet a paternity test has revealed that’s exactly what happened in one New Jersey family.</p> <p>According to court documents, the mother, identified only as “T.M.,” gave birth to twin girls January 2013 and named a man, identified as “A.S.,” the father of both children when she applied for child support. But when she revealed she had sex with both A.S. and another man within a week of each other, social services requested a DNA test.</p>
  • $4M plan to help fish get to, from ocean and coastal pond

    05/11/2015 4:10:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    NJ.com ^ | May 10, 2015
    SPRING LAKE — Nature and mankind have never quite agreed on what to do about Wreck Pond, a 48-acre coastal lake near some of the Jersey shore's priciest oceanfront real estate. Storms sometimes open a channel between the pond and the ocean, but governments keep sealing it shut to protect nearby homes from flooding. The result has been poor water quality, and a much narrower access to the ocean that hurts fish that travel between the ocean and pond to breed
  • Dems press Obama to 'ban the box' (convictions)

    05/11/2015 12:10:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Twenty-seven senators want President Obama to block federal agencies and contractors from asking job applicants about prior criminal convictions. The senators, including 26 Democrats and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), want Obama to take executive action to "ban the box," referring to a question on job applications that asks if an applicant has any convictions. "We ask you to require federal contractors and agencies to refrain from asking job applicants about prior convictions until later in the hiring process," they said in a letter to Obama on Monday. "This policy would eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment for all job...
  • Rand Paul, Scott Walker tied atop 2016 Republican field in New Hampshire

    05/11/2015 8:48:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/11/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are tied atop a crowded 2016 GOP primary field in the early state of New Hampshire, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush slipping into a tie for third with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who picked up some support since a separate poll was released in February. Mr. Paul and Mr. Walker were the first choice of 12 percent of GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Bush and Mr. Rubio at 11 percent apiece and businessman Donald Trump at 8 percent, according to the Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm poll. Next were...
  • Chris Christie Spent $82,000 of State Money on Snacks at NFL Games

    05/11/2015 11:29:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jessica Roy
    According to New Jersey Watchdog, Christie reportedly spent over $82,000 of taxpayer money on concessions at MetLife Stadium. Christie paid for food and drinks at MetLife with a debit card 58 times over the 2010 and 2011 NFL seasons, accruing a bill of $82,594. That means he spent an average of nearly $1,500 on food and drinks every time he attended a football game.
  • Chris Christie: Oh yeah, man made global warming is totally real

    05/10/2015 5:11:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Is Chris Christie still seriously considering a run for the White House? Not saying he can’t or he shouldn’t, but he’s certainly staking out some rather interesting real estate for the primary in decidedly non-Jersey specific, national conversations. He’s back up in New Hampshire again this week and he tossed out a few gems on the climate change debate. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke slightly with many of the announced and potential Republican presidential candidates, saying that climate change is real and that humans contribute to it.“I think global warming is real. I don’t think that’s deniable,” Christie...
  • HOMESCHOOLERS INTERROGATED ON GUNS, VACCINES

    05/08/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/7/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    It all started with an unwanted knock on the door by a government worker and it’s being answered with a $60 million lawsuit. A New Jersey family is suing the state child-protection agency after it allegedly sent a caseworker to their home to interrogate them on everything from their son’s homeschool education to questions about vaccines and guns in the house. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole of Belvidere filed a civil rights complaint in April in U.S. District Court in Trenton alleging “unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion.” “I won’t forget that morning for a long, long time,” said Christopher...
  • Chris Christie in New Hampshire: ‘Global warming is real’

    05/08/2015 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 7, 2015 | By Aliyah Frumin
    KEENE, New Hampshire – At a country club here in the southern part of this crucial, early voting state, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke from some of his potential 2016 Republican presidential rivals, saying he believes in climate change and that humans have something to do with it. “I think global warming is real. I don’t think that’s deniable. And I do think human activity contributes to it,” said Christie. He added, however, that there needs to be more discussion about the degree to which humans play a role.
  • N.J. Senate committee advances bill to criminalize bestiality

    05/07/2015 6:51:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies
    the record ^ | 05.07.15 | DUSTIN RACIOPPI
    New Jersey has established a broad range of crimes in its 228 years as a state, from making it illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing murder to outlawing human cloning. But somehow having sex with animals slipped under the lawmaking radar. Many people – legislators included – might have assumed, given the Garden State’s comprehensive set of laws and its reputation for being fairly progressive on social issues, that an almost universally rejected fetish like bestiality must be a crime. “It’s crazy,” said Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman. “It’s a flaw in the statute.” On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary...
  • 1 womb, 2 dads: Judge rules man must only support one twin, report says

    05/07/2015 2:52:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    NJ.com ^ | May 7, 2015
    PATERSON — The man who was believed to have fathered twin girls in Passaic County actually only fathered one of them, according to a precedent-setting ruling by a Superior Court judge. It's the first paternity case in New Jersey and only the third nationwide to feature two different fathers for a set of twins. Judge Sohail Mohammed ruled that a man identified only as "A.S." was off the hook for child support payments to one of the twins after DNA testing determined he fathered one with 99.9 percent certainty but could not have been the father of the other.
  • Role of government powers at issue in pension case

    05/07/2015 7:32:46 AM PDT · by redreno
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 05/06/2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers' unions on Wednesday while one justice wondered if the state had engaged in a "bait and switch." The state Supreme Court probed whether the state has a contractual obligation to pay what it agreed to in a 2011 pension overhaul law and tried to get lawyers from both sides to explore whether such a finding would represent an overstepping of the courts' role and put it in the middle of the state budget process every...
  • NJ Republicans prefer Walker, poll says

    05/06/2015 1:44:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Philadelphia Media Network ^ | May 6, 2015 | Maddie Hanna
    In the 2016 presidential race, a new poll shows New Jersey Republicans prefer a governor who isn’t theirs. Their choice would be Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. According to a Monmouth University poll released today, in a matchup between Walker and Gov. Christie, 44 percent of New Jersey Republicans would pick Walker, while 30 percent would go with their own governor. Three months ago, the state’s Republicans had favored Christie over Walker, 51 percent to 30 percent.
  • US Supreme Court upholds ban on gay conversion therapy

    05/04/2015 7:49:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 46 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 05/04/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    The US Supreme Court on Monday left intact New Jersey's ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay children. The court declined to hear a challenge to the law, meaning that a September ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the ban is the final word on the matter. The appeals court said the ban, which Republican Governor Chris Christie signed into law in August 2013, did not violate the free speech or religious rights of counselors offering "gay conversion therapy" to convert homosexual minors into heterosexuals.
  • Chris Christie Takes Veiled Shot at Ted Cruz

    04/01/2014 7:30:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Saturday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took a veiled shot at potential 2016 competitor Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) while speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, Nevada.  “It’s time for us as a party to stop killing each other,” Christie said, according a Politico report. “I’m not in this business to have an academic conversation. I am not in this business to win the argument. I’m in this business to win elections. And here’s why – because when we win elections, we get a chance to govern and we get to mold and shape the future of...
  • Baltimore Officer Accused in Freddie Gray Death Served as 'Outstanding & Dedicated' Firefighter

    05/01/2015 3:11:35 PM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | 05/01/2015 | By Dan Stamm
    A Baltimore Police officer facing decades in prison if convicted for his role in the death of Freddie Gray has ties to South Jersey. Officer Edward Nero served as a member of the Washington Township Fire Department in Gloucester County for a decade, said township Fire Chief John Hoffman.
  • Former crony willing to testify Christie lied about Bridgegate

    05/01/2015 11:43:13 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 1, 2015 | Joshua Saul and Bruce Golding
    A former crony of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pleaded guilty Friday in the “Bridgegate” scandal — and is willing to testify that the fading GOP star knew about crippling lane closures as they were happening, his lawyer said afterward.
  • Malkin: SleazeBob Menendez's 36DD Visa Program

    04/21/2015 5:18:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 22, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    America has an alphabet soup of visa programs for foreigners to choose from: B-1 for business visitors, B-2 for tourists, EB-5 for investors, F-1 for students, and so on. All are overwhelmed, loosely monitored and riddled with fraud and corruption. According to the recently unsealed federal indictment against him, sleazy Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., took it upon himself to add his own very special, crooked path to the U.S. Call it the 36DD Visa. The New York Post recounted this weekend how Menendez and his staff pressured the State Department to expedite the foreign tourist and student visa approval processes...
  • Cop investigating burglary report kills dog at wrong address

    04/30/2015 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 49 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 30, 9:45 AM EDT | Staff
    A police officer investigating a report of a burglary in northern New Jersey went to the wrong address and killed a dog that lunged at him. Wyckoff police received a report of a possible break-in at 621 Lawlins Road on Wednesday. Police Chief Benjamin Fox tells The Record ( http://bit.ly/1bYaZVi ) newspaper that Officer Kyle Ferreira went to 622 Lawlins by mistake.
  • New Jersey Democrats Revisit Plan To Resurrect Millionaires Tax

    04/29/2015 3:34:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | April 29, 2015
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — The President of the New Jersey State Senate is resurrecting the idea of a millionaires tax to help fund the state pension system. This proposal seems to come up every year at about this time. Governor Chris Christie has shot it down every time. With a pending run for President, it’s almost certain he’ll do it again. But Senate President Steve Sweeney insists the 2011 pension deal obligates the state to fully fund the plan. And it’s not like there aren’t options.
  • The Mugshot of a Man Who Walked Into the Wrong Apartment After He Allegedly Stole $5 From Another

    04/29/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 29, 2015 | Liz Klimas
    A New Jersey man was scratched and bruised by the time the authorities arrived to arrest him after the neighbors of the elderly man he allegedly stole from decided he wasn’t going to get away with it.According to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, 33-year-old Joey Thompson had already stolen $5 and a cellphone from a 77-year-old living in a Pompano Beach, Florida, apartment when he entered another homestead next door. The residents of this second apartment, who were putting their child to sleep at the time, sprung into action, WSVN-TV reported.“He shoved my husband down on my son’s bed and, you know,...
  • Christie sends NJ state police to Maryland

    04/28/2015 2:14:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2015-04-28 | David McCabe
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Tuesday he is dispatching state police officers to Baltimore, where riots jarred the city Monday. Christie, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, said on Twitter he is sending 150 New Jersey state troopers and state police staff members to Maryland at the request of Gov. Larry Hogan (R). He said 100 will be troopers who will “provide operational support” and 50 will be “enlisted and civilian personnel” who will “provide investigative and logistical support.” They will be on the ground initially for 72 hours. "And our full deployment of [police] will unfold later today...
  • New Jersey State Troopers Head to Baltimore

    04/28/2015 12:00:06 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/28 | NBC10 Staff
    The Office of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed Tuesday that members of the state's police force are heading to Baltimore to assist local authorities amid protests over Freddie Gray's death. About 150 New Jersey State Troopers are set to travel to Charm City Tuesday -- the day a mandatory curfew will begin for all city residents.
  • Why after 18 months locked in a chilly pattern, there's no warmup in sight for N.J.

    04/27/2015 2:25:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 26, 2015
    ....... If a chill in the air seems familiar, it's because New Jersey has more or less been locked in the same pattern for the last year and a half or more. "What we've basically seen for nearly the last two years is that the ridge in the west and a trough in the east," said David Robinson, the state climatologist at Rutgers University. "And that's producing the record heat in the west and keeping things predominantly cold here." While the pattern has relaxed at times, such as during the last few weeks, it has more or less been in...
  • Job Killing GOP Governors Have Resumes That Should Disqualify Them From Being President

    04/26/2015 10:55:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    Political USA ^ | April 24, 2015 | Keith Brekhus
    Three sitting Republican Governors interested in seeking a promotion to become U.S. President, represent states that have posted well-below average job growth over the past four years. From 2011 to 2015, the United States experienced 8.21 percent job growth. The states governed by Republican presidential hopefuls Scott Walker (WI), Bobby Jindal (LA), and Chris Christie (NJ), saw much lower rates of job growth over the same time period. Using figures provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from January 2011 to January 2015, Paul Rosenburg at Salon, noted that Wisconsin, Louisiana, and New Jersey, all experienced very sluggish job...
  • NJ Assemblyman Looks To Ban Organic Herb That Produces Heroin-Like High

    04/24/2015 12:46:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 24, 2015
    A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ban an organic herb fueling the latest drug craze among teens. As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, Kratom gives a high similar to heroin. The substance is legal and kids can buy it, Adams reported. The plant is related to coffee; it is native to southeast Asia and has long been used as an herbal pain reliever. But it is also psychoactive and can cause hallucinations and addictions, says New Jersey Assemblyman Ron Dancer, who wants to make the substance illegal. “According to the FDA, there is a known toxicity in multiple organs that...
  • NJ Lawmakers Look To Get Tough On ‘Swatting’

    04/24/2015 12:37:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New Jersey lawmakers are looking to crack down on the trend called “swatting,” in which a fake threat is reported to provoke a massive police response. Under one bill, anyone busted for making a hoax call to 911 would be liable for the cost incurred by police and first responders, said Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, who heads the Homeland Security Committee. Jail time and additional fines would also be a possibility. There have been several hoax reports in northern New Jersey in recent weeks, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported. On Friday, police responded to a report of a hostage in...
  • Synthetic marijuana sends 30 to hospitals across New Jersey

    04/24/2015 10:24:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | unknown
    Health officials are warning New Jerseyans about a street drug that has sent about 30 people to emergency rooms throughout the state. Authorities have issued the warning for synthetic marijuana, commonly known as spice or K2, which can cause severe agitation, seizures and renal failure. No one has died in New Jersey as a result of the drug. But a 22-year-old South Brunswick woman apparently suffered an adverse reaction on Tuesday.
  • Bayonne woman and daughter died of accidental drug overdose, authorities say

    04/24/2015 2:25:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | April 23, 2015
    BAYONNE -- A woman and her daughter who were found dead in their Bayonne home earlier this year died of an accidental drug overdose, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said yesterday. "The medical examiner has determined that the cause of death of both Melanie Polito and Ashley Baez ... was drug overdose, and the manner of death for both was determined to be (an) accident," Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said. Polito's overdose involved multiple drugs, including heroin and Oxycodone, while Baez's overdose involved heroin
  • Jersey City rated 10th greenest cities in America by online study

    Just in time for Earth Day, Jersey City has been rated the 10th greenest city in America, according to an online study. NerdWallet.com, a financial research website that provides consumer-driven advice and analysis, compiled its list by examining the nation's 150 largest cities and evaluating them based on a number of criteria, including air quality index, housing density, energy sources and choice of transportation. Jersey City rated favorably in public transportation, as 46 percent of commuters use public transportation to get to work. Only New York scored higher in this category, at 56 percent
  • Footage Catches Officers Saving Woman From A Car Crash Just Before The Situation Goes Up In Flames

    04/21/2015 9:04:50 PM PDT · by null and void · 15 replies
    IJR ^ | Reid Mene
    Dramatic police dash cam footage, provided by New York’s Fox affiliate WPIX, caught the recent rescue of a New Jersey woman getting pulled to safety out of her overturned convertible – just in time. Kinnelon Police Officers Mark Ehrenberg and Ricky Ferriola arrived at the crash scene where they saw the 2006 Toyota Solara convertible toppled over with smoke fuming out, while forty-five-year-old Dawn Milosky, remained unconscious and pinned inside. The officers rushed to Milosky’s aid, and can be heard on the tape yelling: “Can you hear me?” Despite their attempts, there was no response. After cutting through the seat...
  • Bob Schieffer to Rubio: As president, would you sign immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

    04/20/2015 1:24:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Rubio’s right that this is a hypothetical and that nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now. But Mickey Kaus is right that it’s a darned fine gotcha, a way to gauge how far Rubio’s willing to go in renouncing his signature “achievement” as a senator. What if Rubio defeated Hillary next year and the party’s leadership decided to capitalize by doing something splashy to show Latino voters that the new, Rubio-led GOP was ready to engage them like never before? A bill like the Gang of Eight bill getting past the House isn’t...
  • Two Republicans Advocate Entitlement Reform: ‘Because We Have To,’ Christie Says

    04/20/2015 7:27:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 20, 2015 - 6:58 AM | Susan Jones
    Both Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are speaking bluntly about entitlement reform, advocating means-testing for Social Security retirement benefits as a way to save the system for those who need it. “These are real ideas,“ Christie said in New Hampshire on Friday. “And, you know, I’ve had a lot of people say, ‘Well, why would you possibly want to suggest those things?’ Because we have to. We have to. And if you want to start a national conversation, let’s start one that matters.” “We’re $18 trillion in debt,” Graham told Fox News Sunday. “Eighty million...
  • Almost 4 years after MF Global failed, Jon Corzine is reportedly getting ready for a comeback

    04/20/2015 4:35:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Myles Udland
    Jon Corzine is thinking about making a comeback. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Corzine, who was formerly chairman of Goldman Sachs and the CEO at hedge fund MF Global before it went bankrupt in 2011, is considering a comeback. The Journal's Julie Steinberg and Rob Copeland report that Corzine has discussed plans about starting a new fund and that it would be started from his personal wealth and a small group of outside investors. The new fund could have around $150 million in assets under management, the report said. MF Global, which was a $1.6 billion...
  • How Menendez ‘conspired’ to import rich donor’s babes

    04/19/2015 8:07:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/18/15 | Isabel Vincent, Melissa Klein
    They are the models who could bring down a senator. Sen. Robert Menendez mobilized his staff to secure a visa for a Brazilian actress who posed nude on the cover of Sexy magazine; he stepped up for a sultry Ukrainian student who wanted a plastic-surgery consult; and he directd a staff member to “call Ambassador asap” in order to reverse a visa denial to a 22-year-old Dominican model. The young women were all paramours of Dr. Salomon Melgen, 60, a married eye doctor and one of Menendez’s biggest donors, prosecutors charge. The New Jersey Democrat’s efforts on behalf of Melgen’s...