US: New Jersey (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Christie: I've told 'the absolute truth' about Bridgegate

    09/27/2016 5:41:05 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff
    The Newark Star-Ledger ^ | September 27, 2016 | S.P. Sullivan
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday maintained he has told "the absolute truth" about his knowledge of the 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, as two of his former allies stand trial in Newark for their roles in the scandal. David Wildstein, a former executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and federal prosecutors' key witness, has testified that Christie was told of the traffic jams in the midst of the gridlock during a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony. Prosecutors allege the shutdowns were retaliation for the refusal by the Democratic mayor of Fort...
  • CANINE OLYMPICS: NATIONAL PATROL DOG TRIALS IN GLOUCESTER TWP (NJ-free and open to the public)

    09/27/2016 4:19:03 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 2 replies
    ABC News via WPVI Philly ^ | 09/26/2016 | staff
    They're the sharpest, most talented police dogs in North America. More than 150 agile K9s are in Gloucester Township this week competing to be top dog in the US Police Canine Association's National Patrol Dog Trials. "What I like to equate it to is the canine Olympics. So you have the top dogs from all over the country coming in. They're not coming here unless they're really on their game," Patrolman Chris Gerace of the Gloucester Township Police Department said. Gerace's dog Arrow placed 11th in the country last year. They're hoping for the top 10 this time around. The...
  • Civil liberties organization representing bombing suspect [NY/NJ]

    09/26/2016 9:05:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2016 6:59 PM EDT | Josh Cornfield
    The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday began representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring more than 30 people. After judges in both states denied attempts by public defenders to represent Ahmed Khan Rahami, a lawyer for the organization’s New Jersey chapter entered a notice of appearance in his case in federal court in Newark on Monday. Rahami has been hospitalized since he was caught following a shootout with police in Linden last week. He has not made an initial court appearance. …
  • New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants

    03/12/2010 12:50:52 AM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,184+ views
    (NBC Philadelphia by Vince Lattanzio) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | Posted by Robert on March 11, 2010 11:59 PM | n/a
    "New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants" SNIPPET: "The South Jersey man who Yemini officials are calling a terrorist with links to al-Qaeda previously worked at three local nuclear power plants. Sharif Mobley, 26, is being held in a jail in Yemen after he allegedly killed a police guard and seriously injured another during a shootout at a hospital on Monday. The Buena, N.J. native has also been accused of taking part in several acts of terrorism, Yemini officials say. He also purportedly has ties to the same branch of al-Qaeda who are suspected of attempting...
  • NJ college professor charged with child pornography

    09/25/2016 6:52:34 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    WPIX 11 ^ | September 3, 2016 | Talia Tirella
    FREEHOLD, N.J. — A college professor was arrested and charged with child pornography-related offenses Thursday. Robert Berardo, 56, was charged with one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child for distribution of child pornography, one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography with intent to distribute, and one count third degree endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Rutgers law professors say pets are 'animal slaves,' argue domestication is form of torture

    09/24/2016 7:51:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 112 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    They wrote that in a fair and just world, “there would be no pets at all, no fields full of sheep, and no barns full of pigs, cows and egg-laying hens. There would be no aquaria and no zoos.” “If animals matter morally, we must recalibrate all aspects of our relationship with them. The issue we must confront is not whether our exploitation of them is ‘humane’ — with all of the concomitant tinkering with the practices of animal-use industries — but rather whether we can justify using them at all,” they concluded.
  • Donations pour in for homeless man who alerted police to N.J. explosives

    09/22/2016 8:32:16 PM PDT · by GilGil · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/22/2016 | Staff
    Since this weekend, donations have been rolling in to support the two men, who normally live a hardscrabble life in Elizabeth, with Mr. White living on fixed income and Parker never knowing where he'll lay his head each night. As of Thursday morning, a GoFundMe page set up to benefit Parker, White, and the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless Parker has received more than $20,000.
  • College students fight back when American-themed BBQ is deemed 'offensive'

    09/22/2016 6:57:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 22, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Students at Ramapo College were recently forced to change the theme of an "American BBQ" because the administration deemed it too "offensive." .. Gilson followed up by asking why the American theme was considered offensive, and if the concerns came from fellow students or administration. "To be honest, I'm not sure. I think it was administrative," Rivera replied. "I was told that our advertising was too 'military and recruitment-oriented,' because we had the Uncle Sam saying 'I want you…' I think?
  • Did Christie’s ‘Islam Problem’ Lead to the Ahmad Terrorist Attacks?

    09/22/2016 2:07:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2016 | Lauri B, Regan
    In a recent column, Bret Stephens recognized that one of the lessons from this past weekend’s terror attacks is that “there is [a]… benefit in the surveillance methods that allowed police in New York and New Jersey to swiftly identify and arrest Mr. Rahimi before his bombing spree took any lives.” A Wall Street Journal editorial that same day noted that “Since 9/11… the NYPD has made great progress in being able to track down terror suspects.” And while the New York and New Jersey police departments deserve high praise for their handling of these attacks and quick apprehension of...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Political Correctness Starts at DOJ HQ, Not FBI

    09/22/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, joined human-rights attorney and former State Department official David Tafuri to discuss the Chelsea bombing. Gorka said that from his travel records, we now know that bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami visited Quetta, “the hotbed of Salafi jihadism,” and home base of the Afghan Taliban’s leadership, the Quetta Shura. ... The director of the FBI himself has said there are 900 cases they’re investigating that are linked to ISIS alone, in every state of the union. That’s a huge labor-intensive exercise,” he noted. “Secondly, we have seen that...
  • New York blast: Sikh hailed as hero for helping arrest terror suspect

    09/21/2016 4:36:37 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 32 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 2016 September 20 | PTI
    A Sikh bar owner in the US is being hailed as a hero for helping capture the 28-year old Afghan-American wanted for the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey.Harinder Bains, the owner of a bar in Linden found Ahmad Khan Rahami sleeping in the doorway of his bar on Monday. Bains said he was watching news on TV on his laptop from another business across the street. At first, he thought he was some "drunk guy" resting in the vestibule but then recognised Rahami and called police. "I'm just a regular citizen doing what every citizen should do....
  • Deport The Rahami Family

    09/21/2016 2:47:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The Rahami family came to America from Afghanistan as refugees. They made life miserable for their neighbors. When the police tried to bring some order, they cried Islamophobia. Two of the Rahamis have posted in support of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups on social media. The third actually built and planted bombs to kill Americans. He terrorized two states, tried to kill and maim countless Americans and then shot it out with police. Ahmad Khan Rahami,...
  • Pro-America event cancelled, deemed ‘offensive’ on NJ college campus

    09/20/2016 4:06:41 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 18 replies
    The Extract ^ | Sept. 20, 2016
    Among organizers of a barbecue event for students at the Mahwah, N.J., college, it is still unclear how officials came to the conclusion that their proposed theme was too offensive. According to an online conversation between Ramapo College Republicans President Taylor Gilson and Ariana Rivera, a residence director set to assist in hosting the so-called “American BBQ,” the mere presence of patriotic imagery on associated flyers was too much for some people at the school to handle. Rivera wrote in one email that the event was “considered offensive” by others at the school, later explaining the barbecue would still take...
  • EXCLUSIVE: New York 'bomber' pictured in Pakistan on 'radicalization' trip as his brother [tr]

    09/20/2016 11:14:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2016 | Louise Boyle
    This is the alleged New York and New Jersey bomber pictured during a trip he made to Pakistan - where law enforcement fear he was radicalized. In the picture, Ahmad Rahami squats on a small stool in front of a sizzling grill of kebobs while his brother, Mohammad Khan Rahimi, attends to the meats. The tubby alleged bomber has a thick beard and is wearing traditional long, black robes with a skull cap and large scarf wrapped around his neck.
  • Rudy Giuliani blows up Bill DeBlasio for bomb response

    09/19/2016 6:04:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Circa ^ | September 19, 2016 | Raffi Williams
    Rudy Giuliani attack current Mayor Bill de Blasio for the way he responded to the bomb attack in New York City over the weekend. Rudy Giuliani, who earned the title of America's mayor for his handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on Monday excoriated current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for looking like he was "kind of on Mars" during the early reaction to a weekend bomb attack. "He looked like he didn't know what he was doing," Giuliani told Circa in an interview when asked about de Blasio's initial response to an attack that wounded 29...
  • THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: Suspect in N.Y., N.J. bombings arrested after shootout; ‘no indication’ o

    09/19/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    THE WASHINGTON COMPOST ^ | 09/19/2016 | Renae Merle, Matt Zapotosky, Amy B Wang, Mark Berman and Ellen Nakashima
    ELIZABETH, N.J. – Authorities said they apprehended Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old wanted in connection with weekend bombings in Manhattan and Seaside Park, N.J., after a shootout Monday with police officers. The bloody incident capped off a frantic 72-hour period in this region and beyond, marked by the dual bombings, a stabbing spree in Minnesota and then, Sunday night, the discovery of still more explosive devices at a train station here. Even as the widening probe into the bombings continued across this region, authorities sought to reassure residents that the the bombings and additional explosives appeared to be the work...
  • Donald Trump Statement on New York, New Jersey Bombings and Minnesota Attack…

    09/19/2016 2:35:29 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 19, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump has released the following statement regarding the latest terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. New York, New Jersey and Minnesota: “In the past 48 hours, our law enforcement showed again that, without them, our country is neither safe nor secure. I am grateful for the quick action of law enforcement in capturing the terrorist responsible for Saturday’s bombings, and the off-duty police officer for stopping the terrorist in Minnesota. This weekend’s attacks, from Minnesota to Manhattan, are just the latest to be carried out on U.S. soil under President Obama. These should be a wake-up call for every American....
  • Ahmad Khan Rahami 'Directly Linked' to NYC and NJ Bombings, Feds Say:

    09/19/2016 2:23:10 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Chelsea Patch ^ | 9/18/2016
    Ahmad Khan Rahami 'Directly Linked' to NYC and NJ Bombings, Feds Say: UPDATES Rahami and two cops were wounded but alive after a shootout Monday. De Blasio: "We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror." By Marc Torrence (Patch National Staff) - September 19, 2016 3:22 pm ET NEW YORK, NY — Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, the lead suspect in this weekend's series of nonfatal bombings in New Jersey and New York City, was taken into custody Monday morning following a bloody shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Two police officers were injured in the...
  • CAPTURED: FBI arrest 'armed and dangerous' Afghanistan-born man (tr)(more details)

    09/19/2016 10:03:30 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/19/2016 | Ashley Collman
    Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was taken into custody Monday morning in Linden, New Jersey Witnesses say he was found sleeping in the entryway of a bar and the owner called police When police arrived on the scene, Rahami started shooting and he struck two officers - one in the hand and one in the vest Rahami was also shot in the right shoulder and taken from the scene in an ambulance [SNIP] It was fingerprints on another bomb found blocks away that led the FBI to Rahami [SNIP] Neighbors told DailyMail.com that the family who live in the building had...
  • Police Capture Ahmad Khan Rahami, Suspect in NY-NJ Bombings

    09/19/2016 9:41:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 9-19-2016 | BREITBART NEWS
    NEW YORK (AP) — An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was taken into custody Monday after a shootout with police in New Jersey, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. WABC-TV footage showed a man believed to be 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher in Linden, New Jersey. He appeared to be conscious and looking around. The law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity, said two officers...
  • Wanted NY/NJ bomb suspect sued his local police; they PERSECUTED him for being a Muslim

    09/19/2016 7:51:02 AM PDT · by dead · 45 replies
    The prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings sued his local police force and claimed they were persecuting him for being a Muslim. Ahmad Rahami said in a lawsuit that cops in Elizabeth, New Jersey subjected his and his family to discrimination and 'selective enforcement' based on their religion. The family - who used the name Rahimi in the legal papers - claimed that police tried to shut down their chicken restaurant, called First American, too early each night with 'baseless' tickets and summonses. Ahmad, 28, his father Mohammad Sr, 53, and his brother Mohammad, brought the...
  • Chelsea bomb suspect caught after shootout with cops

    09/19/2016 8:37:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/19/16 | Jamie Schram, Reuven Fenton and Yaron Steinbuch September 19, 2016 | 11:25am
    A 28-year-old Afghani native wanted in connection with blasts in Manhattan and New Jersey that left 29 wounded has been caught after shooting at a police officer in New Jersey, according to a report. Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested after firing at the cop in Linden, WNBC reported. Rahami, whose fingerprint was found on an unexploded device, was hunted in connection with the explosions that sparked fears of a local terror cell, according to federal officials. Earlier Monday, FBI agents raided the Elizabeth, New Jersey, home of Rahami, a naturalized US citizen who was deemed armed and dangerous, Mayor Bill...
  • NY, NJ Bombing Suspect Rahami in Custody After Shootout

    09/19/2016 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Raebie · 147 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 19, 2016 | By Jonathan Dienst, Pei-Sze Cheng and Lori Bordonaro
    Ahmad Rahami a 28-year-old naturalized Afghanistan citizen was taken into custody by police in Linden, New Jersey, a senior law enforcement official said.
  • Active shooter on Elizabeth Avenue in Linden, New Jersey

    09/19/2016 8:08:19 AM PDT · by Raebie · 117 replies
    BNO News ^ | September 19
    Police and other emergency services in New Jersey are responding to reports of an active shooter on Elizabeth Avenue in Linden in Union County, according to initial reports. There are reports of injuries. The incident happened at around 10:45 a.m. ET on Monday when police were called for reports that someone was shooting at cars passing by in the 500 block of East Elizabeth Avenue, which is near the Linden train station. Officers rushed to the scene and it is believed a suspect is in custody, according to initial reports. There are reports of injuries, including as many as two...
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

    09/19/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2016
    "I look at the last two years and I see the Islamic State fighting a two-front war," Gorka said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "They're using violence in the region - in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya - to consolidate and expand the territory they hold ... and they are promoting attacks on the soil of the infidel." He described recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Orlando as "guerrilla warfare." "That's exactly what we've seen in New York and in New Jersey this weekend," Gorka said, adding that a bloody knife attack at a Minnesota mall Saturday evening...
  • Alert For Car Driven by Ahmad Khan Rahami

    09/19/2016 6:32:11 AM PDT · by milford421 · 63 replies
    WABC Radio | 9/18/16 | WABC
    Via NJ Police broadcast by WABC Radio BOLO for car driven by Ahmad Khan Rahami 2003 Blue Honda Civic - NJ Plate D63EYB
  • Rutgers investigates suspicious package in parking deck

    09/19/2016 6:21:04 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 9 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 9/19/2016 | NJ.com
    NEW BRUNSWICK — Authorities at Rutgers University are investigating a suspicious package in a campus parking deck, and advising students to avoid the area Monday morning. According to a tweet from the university, students and visitors should avoid the Douglass Parking Deck and surrounding area. A University spokesman said Monday morning at about 9 a.m. that authorities were on scene. "The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) has closed-off the area around the Douglass Parking Deck and is working to determine whether the package presents a danger," E.J. Miranda said. "RUPD will provide updated information as it becomes available."
  • NY, NJ bombings: Authorities suspect possible terror cell, officials say

    09/19/2016 5:08:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | September 19, 2016 | Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Madison Park
    ew York police say they're looking for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami in connection with the Chelsea bombing over the weekend. Also on Monday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday the bombs found over the weekend have similarities, suggesting "there might have been a common linkage." Cuomo said the investigation is ongoing, and he "wouldn't be surprised if it zeroes in on a particular individual, today even," and he "wouldn't be surprised if we found a foreign connection to the act."
  • Breaking: Five Men In Arab Garb Detained in New York En Route to Airport – *Update* More Bombs In NJ

    09/19/2016 1:10:06 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 81 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | September 18, 2016
    UPDATE 1:30am – Explosion in New Jersey terminal while bomb squad robot was inspecting a backpack containing “numerous devices”. It was NOT a controlled detonation. Thankfully no-one was hurt, area previously evacuated. ... According to New York Senator Marty Golden, media and eye witnesses, five men dressed in Arab garb have been stopped, and detained, by the FBI. ♦ They were heavily armed in the SUV according to the FBI who also said they discovered bomb making equipment ♦ Police and FBI said that three pipe bombs and two smaller explosive devices were found in Elizabeth, NJ (5 devices) ♦...
  • FRESH BOMB THREAT: Explosion at New Jersey train station day after New York blast

    09/18/2016 10:41:54 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 87 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Sept 18,2016 | By PATRICK CHRISTYS
    AN EXPLOSION has reportedly taken place at a New Jersey train station just a day after a huge blast ripped through New York, injuring 29.
  • Suspicious Package Shuts Elizabeth Train Station Tonight

    09/18/2016 8:43:43 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Tapinto ^ | 9/18/16 | FRAN SULLIVAN AND KATHY LLOYD
    ELIZABETH, NJ – Police and emergency responders have shutdown train service at the main train station at Broad Street due to a suspicious package found under the nearby bridge tonight, September 18, according to Breaking News Network. The device is being reported as a possible pipe bomb but has not been confirmed at this time. The area including businesses has been evacuated. Elizabeth Police, NJ Transit Police, and Union County Police are investigating. Hazmat has been called in to investigate. Union County Bomb Squad has a robot operating at this time, reported BNN.
  • Three Terror Attacks In One Day: It’s Time For Liberals To Step Aside

    09/18/2016 7:59:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Project Purge ^ | September 18, 2016 | Jared Wyand
    Let’s recap yesterday’s round of cultural enrichment.First, we had a terror attack in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The pipe bomb was set to go off next to thousands of racers running by in a 5k charity race for Marines. Had it not been for a late start, we’d be talking about #NewJerseyStrong and the deaths of hundreds of our fellow Americans.Second, a Muslim Jihadist went on a stabbing rampage at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He went around asking people if they were Muslim and if they answered no, he stabbed them yelling “Allahu Akbar”. He’s instructed to do...
  • Alabama pipeline leak: What we know so far about the spill, gas shortages and more

    09/18/2016 5:43:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    AL.com ^ | 9-18-2016 | Dennis Pillion
    On the morning of Sept. 9, an inspector with the Alabama Surface Mining Commission was performing a routine monthly check of an old coal mine in Shelby County when he noticed "a strong odor of gasoline" as well as a sheen on the surface of one of the retention ponds. The gasoline he was smelling came from Colonial Pipeline's Line 1, an underground pipeline three feet in diameter that normally pushes 1.3 million barrels of gasoline per day from refineries in Houston to distribution centers across the Southeast and along the eastern seaboard. That 36-inch line, built in 1963, has...
  • Donald Trump To Meet Shahid Kapoor, Malaika Arora & Ameesha Patel In New Jersey

    09/18/2016 12:04:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 42 replies
    .filmibeat.com ^ | 19 Sept 2016 | Vinod Dsousa
    Bollywood stars such as Shahid Kapoor, Malaika Arora & Ameesha Patel are likely to meet the US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump at an event in New Jersey. Donald Trump will address the Hindu American supporters and woo them to vote for him as the President of the United States in the outreach initiative. It is also reported that Prabhu Deva, singer Kanika Kapoor and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will attend the event and most likely meet Donald Trump. Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC), the group which is hosting the event posted on Facebook saying Shahid, Malaika, Kanika, Prabhu...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 September 2016

    09/18/2016 5:02:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 258 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 September 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 18th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine; Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kaine; Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Kaine, Conway; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kaine; Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kaine; Christie.
  • Pipe bombing at New Jersey race probed as possible terrorism

    09/17/2016 5:30:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    MSN Reuters ^ | September 17, 2016
    A pipe bomb exploded in a New Jersey beach town on Saturday along the route of a charity race to benefit military veterans, but no injuries were reported in what investigators were treating as a possible act of terrorism. The explosive device went off in a trash can about 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the race, which coincidentally was delayed, in Seaside Park, a resort about 80 miles (129 km) south of New York City, officials said. No damage to surrounding structures was reported, and no runners or bystanders were in close proximity to the 9:30 a.m. (1335...
  • Bomb explodes near Marine Corps race in New Jersey

    09/17/2016 2:37:43 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 12 replies
    An explosion that went off in a garbage can Saturday morning in a New Jersey beach town likely was timed to disrupt a Marine Corps charity run, authorities said. Three pipe-bomb-type devices wired together were found near the boardwalk in Seaside Park. No injuries were reported, and a four-block area was evacuated, authorities said. An initial examination showed the devices were rudimentary, with some type of timer, and only one of them detonated, two federal law enforcement officials told CNN. Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County prosecutor's office, said he believes the blast was meant to affect...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bomb explodes on route of charity 5k run for military ...

    09/17/2016 9:29:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bomb explodes on route of charity 5k run for military: Thousands of runners evacuated from Jersey Shore after explosion inside trash can — and there 'may be a second device' Authorities say pipe bomb exploded shortly before the Semper Five Run at Seaside Park, New Jersey The bomb was in a garbage can when it exploded, leaving no injuries The race, which is a 5K to benefit marines and sailors, was canceled because of the blast A pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town shortly before thousands of runners were due to take part...
  • NJ county threatening to sue state DOT over highway project shutdown

    09/16/2016 5:32:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | September 15, 2016 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Passaic County, NJ, has announced its intention to sue the state's Department of Transportation for costs resulting from Gov. Chris Christie's order to shut down all projects funded through the near-empty Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), according to The Record.Citing safety issues, Passaic County officials said they used their own funds to continue with certain state projects after the shutdown, such as a $330,000 repaving project that left raised manhole covers exposed. The county has a multimillion-dollar lineup of infrastructure projects now on hold.Passaic County Counsel William Pascrell, who notified the state DOT of Passaic's intention to sue over...
  • Rebranding Common Core

    09/14/2016 7:27:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The unpopularity of the Common Core educational standards is not causing its proponents to rethink it but to rebrand it. "In 2010, every state but Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia adopted Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English language arts," Joy Pullmann writes in the second edition of Common Core: A Bad Choice for America, published by the Heartland Institute. "Five years later, three in five Americans said they don’t know if Common Core is in their local schools." "While 25 states have...
  • ACLU to Newark: Stop arresting city's prostitutes

    09/12/2016 7:09:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | September 12, 2016
    The New Jersey ACLU is slamming the city's police department for a sting operation that netted 13 prostitution-related arrests this weekend, arguing that the department is wasting its time targeting "consenting" adults. The arrests, according to a lengthy statement from ACLU-NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer, "raise concerns yet again about Newark's embrace of failed and destructive 'Broken Windows' policing strategies." "Using our criminal justice system to harass, arrest and incarcerate consenting adults who agree to exchange sex for money is a poor use of the NPD's limited resources," he said.
  • Crazy Eddie retail chain owner, Eddie Antar, dead at 68

    09/12/2016 11:16:27 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died. Eddie Antar was 68. The Bloomfield-Cooper funeral home in Ocean Township, New Jersey, confirmed Sunday that Antar died Saturday. A cause of death wasn't disclosed. The Crazy Eddie chain was known for its ads featuring a maniacal pitchman who touted "Our prices are insane!" Antar started working in Brooklyn, and the chain eventually grew into 43 stores. But he fled to Israel after being indicted on securities fraud and insider trading charges. Antar was extradited to the United...
  • Visa security loophole exploited by 9/11 attackers still open 15 years later

    09/08/2016 7:51:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 8, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    At least five of the Sept. 11 hijackers exploited a glaring hole in visa security to stay in the U.S. beyond their time — allowing them to board the planes and conduct their murderous attack. Fifteen years later, and despite a clear consensus on the need for improvement, that gaping hole remains. “In too many cases that’s still happening — they come in legally, but we don’t know if they’ve left, and if they haven’t left, we don’t know where they are,” said Tom Kean, former governor of New Jersey and chairman of the 9/11 Commission that looked into the...
  • Phyllis Stewart Schlafly, 1924-2016

    09/06/2016 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Coleus · 56 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 09.05.16 | Ann Coulter
    Phyllis Schlafly, the St. Louis-born American intellectual who grew from a shy and beautiful girl to become one of the most influential political activists of the 20th and 21st century, died today, Monday, September 5, 2016 according to Eagle Forum. Schlafly has written or co-written more than 20 books, on military policy, education, legal and social issues. Her first book, “A Choice, Not an Echo,” is credited with winning Barry Goldwater the Republican nomination for president and inspiring the conservative movement that eventually led to Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Her military work was a major factor in Reagan's’ decision to proceed...
  • 2 charged in shooting that critically injured Atlantic City cop

    09/04/2016 10:19:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | September 3, 2016
    Two Cumberland County men were charged Saturday in the shooting of an Atlantic City police officer as he foiled an armed robbery near a casino parking deck, prosecutors said. State Police arrested Martell Chisholm, 19, of Millville, and Demetrius Cross, 28, of Bridgeton, without incident, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton. Both men face charges, including attempted murder, robbery and weapons offenses. A third suspect was shot by police and died on a nearby street. ADVERTISING Chisholm, Cross and Jerome Damon were robbing a group of three other men near the Caesars casino Atlantic City parking lot on Arkansas Avenue...
  • New Jersey Governor Christie upends old income tax deal with Pennsylvania

    09/03/2016 11:01:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 2, 2016 5:46pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Christie said on Friday the state would begin taxing income earned by people who work in New Jersey but live in Pennsylvania, ending a long-standing arrangement with the neighboring state. Pulling out of the nearly 40-year old “reciprocity” agreement would allow New Jersey to raise more revenue starting Jan. 1. Christie, a close ally of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, said in a statement that he was forced to act because the Democrat-controlled legislature created a $250 million budget hole in June by relying on public employee health insurance cuts they have not yet made. If lawmakers...
  • Atlantic City cop critical, suspect dead in shooting outside Caesars

    09/03/2016 11:08:12 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | September 3, 2016
    An Atlantic City police officer was shot and wounded and a suspect is dead in a shootout at a casino parking deck early Saturday morning, authorities said. The incident occurred outside Caesars Atlantic City casino around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. The officer, reported to be in critical condition, was rushed to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in the city, according to authorities. The officer and his partner came under fire when they got out of their patrol car, according to authorities.
  • Chemical leak at 177th Fighter Wing sends six airmen to hospital

    09/01/2016 4:27:40 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 15 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 8/26/2016 | Michael Miller
    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Six people at the U.S. Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing were taken to the hospital as a precaution Thursday after being exposed to a chemical released from a fighter plane’s emergency power system. Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley said the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday when personnel were working on the F-16’s Emergency Power Unit, which as its name suggests provides electrical and hydraulic power to the aircraft if the engines shut down. The six people were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, as a precaution because of possible exposure to a...
  • ...HERMINE HEADED FOR THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)