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  • Abortionist: Botched Abortion on 22-Week Unborn Baby Was Done “in Good Faith”

    07/29/2014 1:25:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 7/29/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Abortionist Steven Chase Brigham was in a New Jersey court on Friday seeking to persuade a judge to allow him to keep his last remaining medical license, which is currently under suspension after the discovery of his secret illegal bi-state late-term abortion scheme in 2010. Brigham’s attorney, Joseph Gorrell, asked Administrative Law Judge Jeff Masin to consider “good faith” motivations for Brigham’s actions that nearly cost at least one young patient her life. corinna-and-celeste-21b“’Good faith’ and ‘Brigham’ are two terms that don’t belong in the same sentence. Brigham has such a sordid – and heavily documented — history of abortion...
  • Jersey City, Newark and Paterson mayors launch partnership to fight crime

    07/28/2014 4:48:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 28, 2014
    The mayors of Jersey City, Newark and Paterson announced a major initiative to fight crime and strengthen communities by sharing intelligence, police officers and purchasing agreements.
  • NJ Turnpike Authority files lawsuit over pizza shop logo

    07/26/2014 5:23:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | 7/24/14 | Emily Babay
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has filed a lawsuit to get a Florida pizza company to stop using logos similar to Garden State Parkway signs. The suit, filed this week in federal court in Newark, claims Jersey Boardwalk Pizza is infringing on the authority's service marks with its signage online and at its Tavernier and Florida City, Fla., shops.
  • New Jersey is suing a Florida pizza shop over its logo

    07/24/2014 8:32:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 7/24/14
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a pizza shop in the Florida Keys to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. The agency sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza Tuesday in federal court over the logo it uses for its two pizza shops and on merchandise sold online. It said in the suit that the company is trying to trade upon the fame of the Garden State Parkway logo to attract customers and potential franchisees. JoyAnn Kenny, a lawyer with the Red Bank-based firm of Marks & Klein LLP, which represents...
  • The Ordeal of Shaneen Allen [Faces 10 years in jail in NJ for carrying legal concealed gun]

    07/24/2014 2:29:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2014 | The Editors
    In October of 2013, a Pennsylvania resident named Shaneen Allen drove into New Jersey’s Atlantic County and was pulled over by police for an “unsafe lane change.” When the detaining officer arrived at her car window, Allen informed him that she was carrying a concealed firearm, and presented her Pennsylvania carry license as proof of eligibility. Unbeknownst to her at the time, however, was that New Jersey is among the 20 states that do not recognize Pennsylvania’s permit. In consequence, she was arrested. If convicted of the charges that the state has elected to bring, she will be locked in...
  • Christie refuses to campaign for NY GOP’s gubernatorial candidate

    07/24/2014 6:17:21 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 5:08 pm EST | Dustin Siggins
    The chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is refusing to campaign for the GOP's nominee for New York governor. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is heading the GOP's gubernatorial efforts across the nation, was campaigning in Connecticut when reporters asked him whether he would campaign on behalf of Rob Astorino in his race against sitting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. According to Christie, the answer is a nearly-unqualified no.
  • NJ teen who sued parents obtains restraining order against boyfriend

    07/23/2014 2:40:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7-23-14 | Fox News
    The New Jersey teen who made headlines when she sued her parents for child support after moving out of their home was back in court Wednesday, this time to obtain a temporary restraining order against her boyfriend, The Star-Ledger reported. Rachael Canning, the honor student who sued her parents earlier this year for $650 a week, the remainder of her Catholic school tuition and attorney fees, obtained the order against her beau, Lucas Kitzmiller, 18. He was the teen her parents reportedly asked her to stop seeing at the time of the initial suit. Canning' father said Kitzmiller choked her...
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • Christie doesn't plan to campaign for Astorino, says he doesn't 'invest in lost causes'

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he doesn't have plans to campaign for New York's Republican candidate for governor because he doesn't campaign for candidates he doesn't think can win. Christie was in Greenwich, Connecticut, to raise cash for GOP candidate Tom Foley when he was asked whether he planned to spend any time campaigning in New York, where Republican challenger Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, trails incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo by a large margin in public polls. "You know, I will spend time in places where we have a chance to...
  • Snake In NJ Lake Identified as Green Anaconda

    07/21/2014 10:28:55 AM PDT · by njslim · 154 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Nick Sanchez
    An anaconda snake is loose in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong, and a local reptile expert said Friday he's breaking his silence after animal control told him to keep quiet about the dangerous reptile. "I've known it was an anaconda since last week, but I was told by animal control and state police not to say anything," Gerald Andrejcak, who works for Common Sense for Animals, told The New Jersey Herald. "Officials were afraid that if it came out that the snake was an anaconda it would cause mass hysteria. It needed to come out, it is a public safety issue."
  • Study: Minimum wage hikes don’t kill jobs

    07/21/2014 9:27:34 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 26 replies
    NJ101.5 ^ | 7/21/2014 | Kevin McArdle
    Study: Minimum wage hikes don’t kill jobsBy Kevin McArdle July 21, 2014 5:14 AMA new study by the Center for Economic and Research Policy shows that job growth in states that increased their minimum wages this year is far more robust when compared to states that did not hike the minimum wage. Thirteen states increased their minimum wages in 2014, including New Jersey. According to the report, the average change in payrolls in states that implemented minimum wage hikes was 0.99 percent.  For states that didn’t see a minimum wage hike, it was 0.68 percent.However, the report said there is...
  • Jersey City to launch citywide initiative to collect rainwater

    07/21/2014 2:20:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 20, 2014
    Mayor Steven Fulop and the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority, in partnership with Sustainable JC and the Jersey City Environmental Commission, will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce the Jersey City Rain Barrel Initiative.
  • Want to 'kill white people,' says Jersey City man arrested trying to cut through funeral procession

    07/18/2014 5:09:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 18, 2014
    A Jersey City man was arrested today when he tried to cut through the funeral procession of Jersey City Detective Melvin Santiago and began shouting that he wanted to kill “white people,” officials said.
  • 'I Care About Being Respected' : Chris Christie Visits Iowa

    07/17/2014 7:50:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Kelly O'Donnell and Doug Adams
    Making his first trip to Iowa in more than 940 days, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared, "I don't care about being loved. I care about being respected." "I tell them what I think and then everyone else will get to decide. They don't go in there and say, "Are you conservative enough? Are you liberal enough? Are you moderate enough?" That's not what people say, " he said. "They say, "Do I trust him? Can I count on him to tell me the truth? Is he somebody who can be a competent steward of our country's future?""
  • Christie: N.J. may consider housing kids from southern border influx

    07/17/2014 7:20:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-17-2014
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blamed the Obama administration for the influx of immigrant children at the southern border, but didn't rule out the prospect of accepting children in New Jersey on a case-by-case basis. "I have great empathy for that situation, but frankly the administration has done an awful job in securing our border, and they need to do that," Christie told reporters in Marion, Iowa, where he campaigned for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad. "I don't think ... it matters one bit what your Hispanic population is, as to whether or not you're going to offer help and assistance,"...
  • Jersey City Cop In Trouble For Allegedly Posting False Claims About Gang Retaliation

    07/17/2014 7:17:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 3 replies
    CBS ^ | July 16, 2014 | CBS
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Jersey City police officer will be disciplined, after allegedly posting information online about possible gang retaliation after police shot and killed a man who murdered a fellow officer. As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea said rumors of more violence crop up frequently when a police officer is shot. “We have had, in the past, allegations of potential retaliation against police officers but that is a fairly common occurrence and we haven’t been able to attach any credence to it,” Shea said. In this...
  • After Brutal Home Invasion, Some Scars Never Heal

    07/17/2014 11:36:31 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 16, 2014 | JUJU CHANG & CANDACE SMITH
    “I heard footsteps, and they kind of bum-rushed me from behind,” he said. “And I turned around, and there was a revolver in my face.” Dittrich said he gave the men his wallet with $25 inside, doing exactly what some self-defense experts suggest when confronted with a burglar: Give them what they want. As he opened the door, Dittrich said, he tried to make as much noise as possible, trying desperately to alert his fiance, Duffy, who was in the bedroom asleep. But one of the men found Duffy and, pointing the gun at her head, sexually assaulted her, she...
  • Chris Christie appoints ethics chief and ombudsman to administration

    07/17/2014 11:31:33 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 17 2014 | Jessica Glenza
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie appointed an ethics chief and ombudsman to his administration this week, before traveling to Iowa to headline a Republican Governors Association event that is being seen as an attempt to jump-start his stalled presidential ambitions. Speaking at the RGA event, an organization he leads, is considered Christie’s most public re-entry to the 2016 Republican presidential field since he faced questions about top advisers using lane closures on the George Washington bridge for apparent political payback. The ethics chief’s position grew out of the same scandal. Christie hired attorneys to investigate his own administration and the...
  • Report: Jersey City police face gang threats after shootings

    07/16/2014 8:21:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | July 16, 2014
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- There are serious threats against police officers in northern New Jersey from gang members who want to retaliate for a deadly shooting at an all-night Walgreens drugstore Sunday morning, CBS New York station WCBS-TV reports. Sources told WCBS-TV that Jersey City police have stepped up patrols following two police-involved shootings this week.
  • Reporter Who Spoke About Black Families Suspended "Won't return"

    07/16/2014 2:45:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    ABCNews ^ | July 15, 2014
    A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police during a segment about a fatal police shooting said Tuesday he was suspended from his station and won't return.
  • Reporter Suspended, Could Lose Job Over What He Said About ‘Young Black Men’ Live on the Air

    07/15/2014 6:50:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/15/2014 | Jason Howerton
    News 12 reporter Sean Bergin has been suspended after he argued on the air that the “anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America’s inner cities” is largely the result of “young black men growing up without fathers.”
  • Chris Christie Heads to Iowa. So Do Conservatives.

    07/15/2014 3:08:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | July 15, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Chris Christie is headed to Iowa today. Whenever any politician heads to Iowa, the media starts buzzing about Presidential prospects. Just in case, the Judicial Crisis Network is going to greet the Governor with advertisements.There are, believe it or not, conservatives who have tried to give Chris Christie the benefit of the doubt on many issues. But one area where even those conservative get the jitters is judicial appointments. The Governor of New Jersey is a relatively powerful governor who makes many more appointments than the average governor. Christie, for example, appointed Stuart Rabner as Chief Justice of the New...
  • Jersey City mayor lashes out over memorial for alleged cop-killer

    07/14/2014 7:24:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    <p>Instead of honoring the officer, the memorial was for his suspected killer. "Rest easy," ''Thug in peace" and "See u on the other side" friends wrote about  Lawrence Campbell, who police say ambushed Officer Melvin Santiago early Sunday as he responded to an armed robbery call at a 24/7 pharmacy.</p>
  • Mayor: Cop killer said he was 'going to be famous'

    07/13/2014 8:39:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    MSN.COM ^ | 13 JULY 2014 | AP
    JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.
  • NJ: Protesters picket new Hobby Lobby store in Totowa

    07/13/2014 7:46:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 59 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 07.12.14 | JAMES M. O’NEILL
    Roughly 50 people lined up in front of Hobby Lobby’s new Totowa store Saturday to protest the company’s role in a recent Supreme Court decision that says the company can choose not to cover contraception for its employees through the Affordable Care Act.The Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain is owned by a Christian family that says it tries to run the business applying its religious beliefs. One of the parties in the decision by the high court, the family had argued that the Obamacare requirement that all contraception be covered violated a 1993 federal law that protects religious...
  • Christie jabs Obama: ObamaCare a 'failure'

    07/13/2014 6:26:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    In what could be the latest move toward a 2016 presidential bid, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) offered a wide-ranging critique of President Obama’s domestic and foreign policies. Speaking to reporters at the National Governors Association on Saturday, Christie labeled Obamacare, the administration’s signature legislation, a “failure on a whole number of levels” and said it should be repealed. “But has to be repeal and replace with what. It can’t just be about repeal,” Christie told the audience. “What I’ve said before is, what Republicans need to be doing is putting forth alternatives for what should be a better...
  • Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrest

    07/12/2014 9:24:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 10:42 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel’s behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him. The Republican governor’s remarks came as Israel targeted civilian institutions with suspected ties to the militant organization Hamas and declared it would step up its bombardment of northern Gaza. Israel says it is acting in self-defense against Hamas rockets. …
  • Jersey City police officer fatally shot in line of duty

    07/13/2014 5:48:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | Junly 13, 2014
    “Today was a horrible day for Jersey City,” said Jersey Mayor Steven Fulop who held a press conference this morning at the Jersey city Medical Center announcing the death of Officer Melvin Santiago. Santiiago was pronounced dead at the Jersey City Medical Center after being shot while responding to a report of an armed robbery at the Walgreen’s store at Communipaw Avenue and Kenndy Boulevard early this morning, Fulop said
  • Trump Plaza set to close in Sept.

    07/12/2014 1:53:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 65 replies
    Phillidelphia Inquirerer ^ | 7-12-14 | Suzette Parmley and Amy S. Rosenberg
    ATLANTIC CITY - The list of casinos closing or expected to close here just keeps growing. Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino will likely shut its doors for good in mid-September. Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press that it expects the casino to close its doors Sept. 16. No final decision has been made, the company said, but it “expects that it will terminate the operations of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino on or shortly after September 16, 2014.”
  • Great Boa Constrictor terrorizes NJ Lake

    07/12/2014 6:47:51 AM PDT · by njslim · 53 replies
    WCBS - TV 2 (NY) ^ | Tracee Carrasco
    A new danger has been lurking in the waters of the largest lake in New Jersey, in the form of a potentially dangerous snake. As CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, a boa constrictor that could be up to 20 feet long is on the loose around Lake Hopatcong, and neighbors have been worried.
  • Jersey City police chief: Fulop devised 'illegal' operation to snarl traffic at Holland Tunnel

    07/12/2014 3:06:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal Nj.com ^ | July 11, 2014
    Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan is alleging that Mayor Steve Fulop planned to snarl traffic outside of the Holland Tunnel the same month he announced plans to sue the Port Authority for $400 million.
  • Christie agency awarded $260m to politically connected New Jersey firm

    07/11/2014 2:50:00 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 11 2014 | Jon Swaine
    New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s administration has awarded a public subsidy worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars to a politically connected manufacturing firm. Holtec International, which makes components for power plants, this week secured a $260m tax break from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) – the third-biggest corporate subsidy that the state has awarded. George Norcross, a powerful Democratic Party “boss” in southern New Jersey, who reportedly struck an important non-aggression pact with Christie, a Republican, during Christie’s re-election campaign, sits on the company’s board of directors. Holtec had been threatening to move 160 workers...
  • City of Ruins: Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning....

    07/10/2014 1:12:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 69 replies
    Camden, New Jersey, with a population of 70,390, is per capita the poorest city in the nation. It is also the most dangerous. The city's real unemployment—hard to estimate, since many residents have been severed from the formal economy for generations—is probably 30–40 percent. The median household income is $24,600. There is a 70 percent high school dropout rate, with only 13 percent of students managing to pass the state's proficiency exams in math. The city is planning $28 million in draconian budget cuts, with officials talking about cutting 25 percent from every department, including layoffs of nearly half the...
  • Christie vetoes gun magazine reduction bill

    07/03/2014 6:39:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/2/2014 | unknown
    Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a gun control bill Wednesday that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. In his veto message, the Republican governor rejected the idea that limiting the number of bullets that guns can hold will put an end to mass shootings, calling it a "simplistic" and "trivial" approach. The bill would have reduced the legal ammunition capacity from 15 to 10 rounds.
  • Christie vetoes gun control bill to reduce size of ammunition magazines

    07/03/2014 4:42:27 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 36 replies
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a gun control bill that would have reduced the permitted size of ammunition magazines, saying it would do nothing to reduce gun violence. “This is the very embodiment of reform in name only. It simply defies common sense to believe that imposing a new and entirely arbitrary number of bullets that can be lawfully loaded into a firearm will somehow eradicate, or even reduce, future instances of mass violence,” Christie said. “Nor is it sufficient to claim that a ten-round capacity might spare an eleventh victim.” The move came less than an hour...
  • Jersey City man surprised in middle of burglary bites man, gouges eyes: cops

    07/01/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    A Jersey City man has been charged burglarizing a home after he was surprised by the return of the residents and then bit a man, gouged his eyes and then scratched a woman, authorities said.
  • Salem police chief to assault suspect Latia Harris: 'Turn yourself in'

    06/28/2014 9:02:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    South Jersey Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Bill Gallo Jr.
    Salem City Police Chief John Pelura III has a simple message for video beating suspect Latia Harris: "Turn yourself in. You've been charged and you are going to have to face the consequences." Harris, 25, of Salem remained on the lam Friday, Pelura said.
  • American Red Cross Hires Attorneys To Hide Hurricane Sandy Expenditures

    06/27/2014 6:06:37 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 27 2014 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The American Red Cross has employed an expensive New York law firm in an attempt to hide information about how it spent Hurricane Sandy donations, ProPublica reports. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrote to the Red Cross last June requesting information regarding how the organization spent the money it received for Hurricane Sandy relief. ProPublica filed a public information request for the information given to the attorney general’s office, but Red Cross attorneys stepped in. Gabrielle Levin, of New York’s Gibson Dunn, appealed the request and wrote to the attorney general’s office to block the release of information. Levin...
  • Thinking they lost, 2 men threw out $1M Powerball ticket; now they're suing New Jersey Lottery

    06/26/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 26, 2014
    MAHWAH, N.J. – Two New York men are suing the New Jersey Lottery after they threw out a Powerball ticket worth $1 million. Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York, argue in their federal lawsuit that the lottery didn't quickly update its website with the winning numbers from the March 23 drawing. Cambria tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1lgeKlD ) newspaper he asked Onyango to check the website soon after the 11 p.m. drawing. Cambria tossed the ticket when the numbers didn't match. The men now think the site was showing the previous drawing's numbers.
  • Shocking Video: Mom beaten as toddler tries to intervene

    06/25/2014 8:55:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 80 replies
    Shocking Video: Mom beaten as toddler tries to intervene
  • Christie Under Investigation for Another Bridge Closing

    06/24/2014 8:16:41 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    Newser ^ | June 24 2014 | Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – Apparently Chris Christie has a problem with bridges. Federal prosecutors' investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal has now widened to include several other bridge closings, the New York Times reports. So far they're focused primarily on repairs to the Pulaski Skyway, and while the allegations aren't nearly as sensational as the allegedly politically-motivated George Washington Bridge closing, they still could lead to felony charges. Christie's administration is accused of pressuring the Port Authority into paying for the Skyway's repairs, even announcing that it would do so before an agreement had been reached. That's a problem because the...
  • Another emasculated black Democrat

    06/24/2014 5:05:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/24/2014 | Mychal Massie
    I wonder how Leroy Jones, the black chairman of the Essex County Democratic Committee, looks at himself in the mirror. I wonder how he looks at his family and the members of his community. I wonder how he feels as he sits in the pews of the black church he attends, and how he feels while sitting in the black barbershop. More specifically, I wonder how the people of Essex County, New Jersey, as a whole feel about Jones. In his capacity as chairman of the Essex County Democratic Committee, Jones has provided aid and comfort to one of the...
  • New Jersey Senate: Booker (D) 48%, Bell (R) 35%

    06/22/2014 12:08:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 19, 2014
    Democrat Cory Booker, running for reelection after less than a year in office, holds a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Jeff Bell in New Jersey’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely New Jersey Voters finds Booker with 48% support to Bell’s 35%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and 13% are undecided.
  • Congressman Yucks It Up On House Floor Amid Naming Of Post Office For Fallen Soldier

    06/21/2014 11:25:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 115 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 18, 2014 | betsy rothstein
    On Tuesday, The Daily Caller‘s Mirror blog reported that Alaskan Republican Rep. Don Young was clowning around on the House floor during the naming of a post office. He stuck his fingers in his ears and made funny faces, much like Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble on The Flintstones. Post office namings, as you might imagine, are not terribly exciting legislative moments in Washington. But this one actually meant something. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) sponsored the bill to honor a fallen solder.
  • New Jersey waterways flooded by millions of pounds of chemicals, report says

    06/19/2014 8:39:20 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 57 replies
    PAULSBORO — Standing in the shadow of the Paulsboro Refining Company and right next to the Delaware River, representatives from Environment New Jersey and Mom's Clean Air Force released a report showing millions of pounds of chemicals have been released into the state's waterways. Approximately 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals, from ammonia and phenol to zinc, sodium nitrate and hydrogen sulfide, were released into waterways in the United States in 2012, according to the report, with 5.862 million of those pounds being in New Jersey — making it the 14th highest in the country. Maureen Cervantes, a lifelong Paulsboro...
  • Synagogue on Historic Register torn down in 2013 by Atlantic City

    06/19/2014 4:43:12 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | June 19, 2014 | STEVEN LEMONGELLO
    The first Congregation Beth Israel building, what may have been the oldest synagogue in Atlantic City, was honored with a spot on the state Register of Historic Places in 1992 — supposedly protecting it forever from local encroachment. If you want to see it, though, it’s too late — it was torn down last year anyway, in an apparent violation of state law. All that is left is a vacant lot. (snip) The circa 1891-93 building, at 34 S. Pennsylvania Ave., was built shortly after Beth Israel was incorporated in 1890 by some of the earliest Jewish leaders of the...
  • EPA chiefs who served under Republicans press for climate action

    06/18/2014 10:19:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Four former Environmental Protection Agency administrators who served under Republican presidents on Wednesday said climate change should not be a partisan issue. The former EPA chiefs told reporters that Republican lawmakers who believe the climate is changing should speak out because voters will be on their side. "This should not be a partisan issue," said William Ruckelshaus, the nation's first EPA administrator under President Richard Nixon and again under President Ronald Reagan. "And public demand for doing something may be able to break it apart." The problem, the four former EPA administrators said, is looking at climate change through a...
  • Rep. Frank Pallone, D-NJ, lies about US men’s soccer team to peddle amnesty

    06/18/2014 2:09:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 17, 2014
    " Rep. Frank Pallone âś” @FrankPallone Immigrants are key to America's successes, even in the #WorldCup! Look what the #USMNT would be w/o them. #TimeisNow 6:23 PM - 17 Jun 2014 " ThatÂ’s from Rep. Frank Pallone, a Democrat congressman from New Jersey who is co-sponsor of an amnesty bill. The implication is that the soccer players who are whited out are immigrants. Get it? The U.S. canÂ’t succeed in soccer unless we enact amnesty and a massive increase in legal immigration. The #TimeisNow! Because American-born soccer players suck! Or something. WeÂ’re curious to know why Rep. Pallone thinks Alejandro...
  • Republican state senator slams Jersey City on tax abatements

    06/17/2014 2:22:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan
    Jersey Journal nj.com ^ | June 17, 2014
    One of the state Senate's most conservative members slammed Jersey City's tax abatement process during yesterday's confirmation hearing for Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, according to a report in the Star-Ledger.
  • Lyme-Carrying Ticks Are Going To Be 'Gangbusters' This Summer

    06/16/2014 8:41:55 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    BI ^ | 6-16-2014 | Ted Siefer
    Ted SieferJune 16, 2014 Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are the prime carriers of Lyme disease, which is particularly common in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Large numbers of ticks, the parasites that carry Lyme disease, are expected to emerge in New England in the coming weeks, experts said on Friday. Abundant snow over the winter and a wet spring have created ideal conditions for ticks to come out in the warm weather and try to latch onto hosts, they said. "The next three to four weeks is the peak season of risk," said Sam Telford, an infectious disease...