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  • Poll: Jewish New Yorkers Like Christie, Prefer Cruz & Rubio For President

    12/19/2014 8:51:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Jewish Political News & Updates ^ | December 19, 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Potential Democratic presidential candidates and the Hawkish Republican hopeful were fare better among the Jewish electorate in the State of New York, then the sort of moderate Republicans, according to new poll conducted by the Siena Research. While in general, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren on the Democratic side, and Chris Christie, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush on the Republican side, are seen as the best choices for President, among Jewish voters, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are the most preferred candidates for president. According to the poll, if the elections were to be held today, 51 percent of registered...
  • FBI’s "Most-Wanted Terrorist" Laughs at U.S. Justice From Cuba

    05/03/2013 2:21:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    This week the FBI announced a $1 million reward for "information leading to the apprehension" of Joanne Chesimard also known as Assata Shakur who they named a "Most Wanted Terrorist." Chesimard is the first woman to make the FBI’s list. The New Jersey State Police Dept., who also wants her, added another $1 million to the pot. Convicted cop-killer (of a New Jersey State-Trooper) and "domestic terrorist" Chesimard has been living in Cuba since 1984 as a Castro-coddled celebrity of sorts. And it’s not like bounty hunters can operate freely in a Stalinist country. So the $2 million may be...
  • State police seek return of cop killer now in Cuba

    12/17/2014 4:14:03 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    AP via Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/17/2014 | staff
    --snip-- Joanne Chesimard was convicted of murdering Trooper Werner Foerster during a gunfight after being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973. But she escaped from but escaped from prison and eventually ended up in Cuba, where she was granted asylum by Fidel Castro and has been living under the name Assata Shakur. "We view any changes in relations with Cuba as an opportunity to bring her back to the United States to finish her sentence for the murder of a New Jersey State Trooper in 1973," State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes said in a statement posted Wednesday...
  • Lawsuit challenging buffer zones near Englewood abortion clinics dropped

    12/17/2014 11:03:42 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    newjersey.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | KIM LUEDDEKE
    ENGLEWOOD — A federal lawsuit challenging protest-free buffer zones around abortion clinics and other health-care facilities in Englewood has been withdrawn. The plaintiffs, two anti-abortion advocates known for counseling women outside an Engle Street clinic, voluntarily dismissed the suit last month, according to City Attorney William Bailey. The reason for the dismissal was not clear. The attorney who filed the suit, Edward Gilhooly of the Legal Center for Defense of Life in Morristown, died in August. His co-counsel, Francis Manion of the American Center for Law and Justice in Kentucky, did not return calls for comment. Rosemary Garrett, one of...
  • N.J. man unable to use arms facing gun charge

    12/16/2014 8:28:36 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    North Jersey dot com ^ | 12-16-14 | AP story
    TRENTON — Bail has been lowered for a southern New Jersey man facing a gun possession count, a charge his lawyer calls "shocking" because he has no use of his arms due to a spinal condition. The Times of Trenton says 28-year-old Marcus Hubbard, of Salem, has been jailed since his arrest in Trenton in August. Authorities say he was in a car with three other men where a stolen 9mm handgun and a prescription bottle of codeine were found. All four men were eventually charged after none of them took responsibility for the items.
  • Menendez, Clinton State Dept. Helped Secure Visa for Fugitive Banker's Daughter

    12/16/2014 7:27:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst, Kevin Nious and Joe Valiquette
    New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez interceded on behalf of an Ecuadorian woman who was banned from traveling to the U.S. because of allegations she had engaged in visa fraud. The woman, Estafania Isaias, is the daughter of a fugitive from Ecuador convicted in absentia for bank fraud and whose relatives in Florida made significant campaign donations to the New Jersey Democrat's 2012 campaign and the Democratic Party. Current and former U.S. government officials tell NBC 4 New York that Estefania Isaias was barred from traveling to the U.S. in 2007 because she allegedly lied on visa applications to bring immigrant...
  • Ex-con shot by retired Union City police officer dies, was carrying loaded handgun, sources say

    12/15/2014 9:41:32 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    Cliffview Pilot ^ | 12-15-14 | Jerry DelMarco
    An ex-con who died of his injuries today after being shot over the weekend by a retired Union City police officer was carrying a loaded .38-caliber revolver, sources with direct knowledge of the incident told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. Authorities also are expected to announce that they've secured a surveillance video of the incident. The retired officer was working as a UPS security guard when 26-year-old Devin Grimes and another man who were in a pickup truck -- and wearing masks -- ordered him out of his Infiniti at gunpoint around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, law enforcement sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT tonight. That's...
  • Nearly $40 Million In FEMA Sandy Aid Possibly 'Improper or Fraudulent'

    12/14/2014 7:34:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 14, 2013 | JOEL SEIDMAN
    Nearly $40 Million In FEMA Sandy Aid Possibly 'Improper or Fraudulent' BY JOEL SEIDMAN Almost $40 million of the aid provided by FEMA to Hurricane Sandy may have been "improper or fraudulent," but that figure represents a huge improvement over the percentage of FEMA aid deemed questionable after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, according to a watchdog report released Friday.
  • BREAKING: Massive Spike In Whites Setting Blacks On Fire

    12/14/2014 4:39:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Did you know that there’s been a massive uptick in white thugs setting black folks on fire, yet the media has been virtually silent on this horrendous subject? Sure, we all have heard of Darren Wilson's shooting Michael Brown, but there has been no coverage of the aforementioned. Like in zero… nada… nothing… zilch. What kind of racist “news outlets” would be so heinous to cover up such gross and unspeakable evil? Why haven’t the most powerful people in our government and the entertainment industry spoken out and condemned this obvious xenophobic act of viciousness? How come there has been...
  • College aid bill for undocumented immigrants clears committee

    12/13/2014 10:26:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    nj1015.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Kevin McArdle
    The approval comes one year after Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law allowing certain undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates. In 2013, Christie and Democratic leaders reached a compromise to remove a clause in the bill that also would have offered the same undocumented immigrants state aid to help pay for their higher education.“We have the opportunity to allow all children in this state now to go to college and to go to college in an affordable manner. It provides opportunity and it makes New Jersey the kind of place that all of us want to...
  • It's Franks Birthday

    12/12/2014 5:55:42 AM PST · by Phlap · 25 replies
    Refdesk ^ | 12/12/2014
    Sinatra was a giant of American entertainment. He began his career in the 1930s as a singer whose romantic renditions of songs like "I'll Never Smile Again" caused teenage girls, called "bobby soxers," to shriek and swoon. Later, as an actor, he starred in films such as The Manchurian Candidate, From Here to Eternity, and the original Ocean's Eleven.
  • New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages ( Follow the money )

    12/08/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    npr ^ | December 08, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's bill to ban horse-drawn carriages reached the City Council on Monday, in a move to phase out the carriages that often give tours around Central Park. The legislation says that as of June 1, 2016, "it shall be unlawful to operate a horse-drawn vehicle in the city of New York or offer rides to the public on a vehicle drawn or pulled by a carriage horse." ... It also boosts the penalty for breaking horse-carriage rules to a maximum of $25,000 instead of the current $500. The proposed ban was introduced one day after...
  • Obama DOJ forces city to pay Muslims $7.75 million

    12/07/2014 6:17:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 12/7/14 | Pamela Geller
    A proposed mega-mosque in the pretty little town of Bridgewater, New Jersey, was rejected by the town council last year, “citing an ordinance that limited houses of worship to major roads.” Reasonable enough. Municipal officials argued that the purpose of the ordinance was to “preserve the residential character of its various neighborhoods.” But Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood organizations like CAIR called upon their lapdogs at the Department of Justice, who sued Bridgewater. The DoJ has become the de facto legal arm of terror-tied Muslim Brotherhood groups in this country. What small town can go up against the U.S. government’s...
  • Nat'l Orthodox Jewish group rejects “wholesale demonization” of Muslims after Teaneck rabbi’s blog..

    12/04/2014 6:33:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 11.27.14 | JIM NORMAN
    The Orthodox Union, the umbrella organization for Orthodox Jewish congregations throughout the United States, has responded to an Internet blog post by a Teaneck rabbi and criticized it for what it called “wholesale demonization” of Muslims. The rabbi, Steven Pruzansky of the Bnai Yeshurun congregation, the largest orthodox synagogue in Teaneck, had posted a blog calling for a harsh response by Israel to Palestinian terrorists, including the destruction of entire villages found to be the homes of two or more attackers. “We cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli...
  • PHILLY RAPPER BEANIE SIGEL SHOT IN PLEASANTVILLE, NJ

    12/05/2014 7:35:24 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | 12/5/14
    Philadelphia rap artist Beanie Sigel was shot Friday morning in Pleasantville, New Jersey, but he was not the intended victim, according to an attorney for Sigel's family. The shooting happened around 9 a.m. in the 800 block of Spruce Avenue. Police say the victim, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was shot in the abdomen. He was admitted to the hospital with a life-threatening injury and was in critical condition. A second person was also injured after what appeared to be a scuffle. That person has refused treatment and, police say, has not been cooperating with the investigation. There was...
  • In Top 10 States With Most Abortions, 60% of Babies Killed Were Black or Hispanic

    12/05/2014 2:32:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life news ^ | 12/5/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    As LifeNews previously reported, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released its national abortion report last month and the new statistics show the number of abortions in the United States have declined to a historic low. However, unfortunately, a new analysis reveals that out of the ten states where the most abortions occurred, 60.48% of the babies killed were African American and Hispanic. blackbaby6According to the Census Bureau, Blacks and Hispanics comprise only 13.2% and 17.1% of the population respectively; however they get 37.3% and 22% of all abortions. Additionally, while it definitely isn’t news that Planned Parenthood targets minority...
  • Teacher charged in sex assault on Manchester Regional student was hired substitute

    12/04/2014 7:04:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    the record ^ | 11.24.14 | MINJAE PARK
    A substitute teacher who was charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Manchester Regional High School student Thursday, was only hired to teach on an as-needed basis for an absent science teacher during the 2014-15 school year, the principal said. Linda Hardan of Prospect Park, 21, was arrested Friday for allegedly taking the teenager to a location in Wayne outside of school hours and sexually assaulting him, according to a senior Passaic County assistant prosecutor.The high school serves students from Haledon, North Haledon and Prospect Park. Hardan was on a list of eligible substitute teachers kept by the Passaic County Educational...
  • (NJ) Washington Township woman loses bid to overturn McCarthy-era spying conviction

    12/04/2014 6:50:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    bergen record ^ | 12.4.14 | Aaron Morrison
    Viorel Florescu/staff photographer Retired Washington Township math teacher Miriam Moskowitz, 98, leaving federal court in New York City on Thursday with Caren Ponty, left, and her nephew Ira Moskowitz, after U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled against her petition to reverse her 1950 felony conviction related to atomic espionage. Miriam Moskowitz has been called a lot of things in her 98 years of life — feisty, aggressive and possessing a violent temper, among them. But the one label that bothers her most is spy for the former Soviet Union — a moniker given to her by the government.  That...
  • Christie’s billionaire booster: Home Depot founder Langone’s fundraising is powerful weapon

    12/04/2014 6:46:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    bergen record ^ | November 22, 2014 | MELISSA HAYES
    If Governor Christie does decide to run for president, he’s already locked up one of the most prolific fundraisers in Republican presidential politics.  Ken Langone, 79, is the billionaire founder of Home Depot whose willingness to back Christie for president not only creates the possibility of millions of dollars in donations but also the potential to block possible rivals by keeping them from adding this powerful ally.  “I’ll do everything I can do to help get him elected,” Langone said in a recent interview. “Whatever he asks me to do, I’ll do. I’m particularly good at fundraising, so I suspect...
  • Rabbis keeping distance from Teaneck rabbi's online post

    12/04/2014 6:36:46 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.24.14 | JIM NORMAN
    Orthodox rabbis have distanced themselves from a Teaneck rabbi who wrote in an online blog post that Israel should permanently prohibit the creation of a Palestinian state, destroy the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and jail Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas as a war criminal. Writing in his blog last Friday, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky also called for Israel to deport relatives of terrorists, “up to and including first cousins,” and destroy their homes, and if a second terrorist is found in a village to destroy that village and deport all its residents. Pruzansky, who leads the Bnai Yeshurun congregation,...
  • Chris Christie Gives Appointments to Former Harry Reid, Rahm Emanuel Aides

    12/02/2014 1:42:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 2, 2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced a pair of unusual appointments on Tuesday, adding two prominent Democrats to the governing body of Rutgers University, including a former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Christie added both Susan McCue, Reid's former top aide, and Mark Angelson, a former deputy mayor in Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to the Rutgers Board of Governors. Neither of them currently lives in New Jersey; both are graduates of the university. The McCue appointment is particularly intriguing as she worked for a super PAC that spent millions to try to keep New Jersey's...
  • Lawsuit: Irvington mayor forced employee to have sex in township office ( New Jersey Democrat )

    12/02/2014 6:12:25 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | November 28, 2014 | Bill Wichert
    An Irvington employee contends in a lawsuit that Township Mayor Tony Vauss forced her to have sex with him last June in a municipal office. The employee claims she told Vauss “no” twice, but he wedged her against a desk and performed the sex act, according to a lawsuit she filed last month against Vauss and the township. She alleges the sex act was part of an ongoing pattern of “sexual harassment” by Vauss, the lawsuit states. She claims the harassment occurred before and after Vauss was elected mayor in May.
  • Only 19 Paterson Students Ready For College

    12/02/2014 3:42:58 AM PST · by Neidermeyer · 37 replies
    Fox News NJ ^ | December 1 2014 | Tamara Laine
    Paterson, New Jersey (My9NJ) - In Paterson, New Jersey only 19 kids who took the SAT's are considered college ready. This means that they scored at least a 1500 out of 2400 on the standardized test, and this number is truly shocking considering how large the school district is. Paterson resident Jason Williams is one of the lucky ones. He just graduated high school last year and has been enrolled in college since September, after taking the SAT's three times determined to score over 1500. He says that the key to his success was not falling victim to the streets....
  • Jersey City biggest recipient in state of surplus DoD assault rifles

    11/30/2014 2:07:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | November 30, 2014
    Of the 894 automatic rifles municipalities in New Jersey received through a U.S. Department of Defense program, Jersey City received 170 of them -- by far the most of any town in the state and nearly 20 percent of the total amount distributed to Garden State towns, according to today's Star-Ledger.
  • More oil to travel on N.J. railroads

    11/29/2014 12:04:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.24.14 | Scott Fallon
    DON SMITH/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER An air permit issued on Nov. 6 by the state Department of Environmental Protection allows Buckeye Partners to accept large amounts of Canadian tar sands oil at its newly renovated oil terminal in Perth Amboy. As debate rages in Washington over the environmental risks of allowing Canadian tar sands oil to be pumped across the U.S. in the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the Christie administration has quietly approved a permit that essentially opens New Jersey’s rail lines to carry that kind of oil through densely populated towns, past thousands of homes and businesses.  An air permit,...
  • Who Has the Magic Plan to Stop the New Jersey Exodus?

    11/29/2014 10:16:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/29/2014 | ROD KACKLEY
    New Jersey’s openly gay state assemblyman, who was called “numbnuts” [1] in 2012 by Gov. Chris Christie (R), thinks he can do what Christie has never been able to do, numb or not: get New Jerseyans to stay in New Jersey.Assemblyman Reed Gusciora’s (D) solution is astoundingly simple. He wants to offer state home and business owners the opportunity to slash their property taxes by 25 percent.The New Jersey Legislature would then be tasked with figuring out how to make up the difference through budget cuts.The best Christie has been able to offer is a cap on future property...
  • Kean University's $219,000 table the center of attention

    11/28/2014 7:16:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.23.14 | PATRICIA ALEX
    MICHAEL KARAS/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Attendees recently sat around Kean University's custom-made oak conference table. Breaking News: Legislator calls for investigation into Kean University's $219K conference tableIt costs more than $44,000 in tuition to attend Kean University for four years, and many of the school’s students struggle to pay the bill.  But the taxpayer-supported school in the township of Union spent $219,000 so far and has authorized up to $270,000 — about the average price of a house in the nearby working-class neighborhood — for a custom-made, circular conference table that seats 23 and features data ports, microphones and an illuminated...
  • Rape by fraud? N.J. lawmaker introduces bill to make it a crime

    11/24/2014 11:48:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Matt Friedman
    Imagine this: A man woos a woman to bed with tales of his riches, fast cars and a vacation home in Monaco. But he actually lives in his mother’s basement. Or this: A seemingly wealthy widow convinces a younger man to sleep with her on the notion that they may marry and he’ll inherit her money. In reality, she’s broke. In both cases, someone lied about his or her status in order to have sex with someone else. Under a bill recently proposed by a south Jersey lawmaker, such actions would not only be considered dishonest. They could prompt charges...
  • At Newark rally, praise for Obama’s executive immigration action

    11/24/2014 8:39:18 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    politickernj.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Mark Bonamo
    NEWARK – A small crowd of about 50 labor leaders, community members and elected officials in Newark on Friday applauded a big move by U.S. President Barack Obama. On Thursday night, Obama announced he would use his executive authority to prevent the deportation of up to five million undocumented immigrants and allow many to work legally. The move echoed from Washington, D.C. to the steps of Grace Episcopal Church on Broad Street. “I am so, so happy. I want to say thank you to President Obama for this executive order. Me and my husband will benefit from this,” said Celia,...
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    I’m pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month.  Yet once again headlines like, “Stay away from Steve King,” have been published this week.  This time it’s not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless “Republican insiders” and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • Ex-Newark staffer admits birth certificate scheme (NJ)

    11/22/2014 9:02:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2014 1:54 PM EST
    Federal prosecutors say a former Newark city employee has admitted producing fraudulent New Jersey birth certificates that were later sold by a co-conspirator. Cory Cooke, of Newark, faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to a single count of producing false identification documents. Prosecutors say the 45-year-old Cooke worked in Newark’s Office of Vital Statistics and was responsible for issuing official state birth certificates. …
  • Obama just kneecapped Jeb Bush and Chris Christie's 2016 prospects

    11/21/2014 1:43:24 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon Terbush
    On immigration, the GOP primary will have little room for nuance Obama's announcement could affect 2016's probable candidates President Obama on thursday announced his much-anticipated executive action on immigration, and in doing so he lobbed a grenade squarely into the 2016 Republican primary race. ... Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush upset the rank and file earlier this year by calling for a compassionate aspproach to immigration. In April, he said undocumented workers who enter the country illegally do so as "an act of love" because they "are actually coming to this country to provide for their families." Then there's New...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Chris Christie's Pig Problem

    11/19/2014 8:09:56 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/12/2014 | Conor Friedersdorf
    In New Jersey, a moral drama is unfolding. Governor Chris Christie has presidential ambitions. He'd like to be as popular as possible with Republicans voters in important primary states like New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina. He'd also like to do the right thing—or at least be seen as doing the right thing—when a piece of legislation crosses his desk, demanding a signature or veto. And those desires are now in conflict. There's an animal-welfare bill on his desk. Its premise is that slaughtering pigs to be consumed as carnitas or prosciutto or bacon or ham hocks is fine (if...
  • Jersey City man with 44 prior arrests charged with robbery

    11/19/2014 2:53:40 AM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Jersey Journal Nj.com ^ | November 18, 2014
    A Jersey City man with 44 prior arrests and 11 criminal convictions made his first court appearance today on robbery and drug charges, officials said.
  • Some legal N.J. residents do not qualify for in-state tuition under DREAM Act (illegals do)

    11/18/2014 6:41:42 AM PST · by dead · 5 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/18/14 | By Matt Friedman
    Eskalin Joe of Hillsborough said he came to the United States from India legally nearly 10 years ago to work as a software engineer. His son, Harington, graduated from Hillsborough High School last year. But when it came time for Harington to go to college, he did not qualify for lower in-state tuition at Rutgers, and wound up going to college in Alabama. Had Eskalin Joe and his family been in the country illegally, Harington could have gotten in-state tuition under the DREAM Act, which New Jersey enacted last year. While the law helps children of undocumented immigrants, it does...
  • Ebola Nurse: Stop calling me the 'Ebola Nurse' ("I tested negative in Christie’s private prison.)

    11/18/2014 6:14:49 AM PST · by dead · 89 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/17/14 | Alex Napoliello
    Kaci Hickox has a message for politicians: “Please stop calling me ‘the Ebola Nurse.’” The 33-year-old nurse from Maine called out Gov. Chris Christie and civic leaders in an op-ed she wrote in The Guardian. “I never had Ebola. I never had symptoms of Ebola,” Hickox writes. “I tested negative for Ebola the first night I stayed in New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s private prison in Newark.” Hickox, of course, is referring to the tent inside University Hospital in Newark she was kept in upon returning from Sierra Leone, where she was volunteering with Doctors Without Borders. Her defiance of...
  • Feminist Judith: We Should Not Prosecute Young Black Males Who Commit Sexual Assault Because . . .

    11/17/2014 2:49:11 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Downtrend ^ | 11/15/14 | V. Saxena
    Feminist Judith Levine, who for the record contributes to garbage outlets like AARP, Salon and the New York Times, published a piece in the radical CounterPunch magazine in which she basically argues that we should not prosecute young black males who commit sexual assault. Remember the Sayreville hazing incident? Seven minority students sexually assualted their younger teammates in what can best be described as some locker-room butt play. According to the Star-Ledger, the minority students involved in the sexual assault are all to be tried as juveniles. However, Judith disagrees with this move, because she believes that the darling students...
  • NJ College Tells Women To Practice Anti-Rape Facial Expressions To Avoid Sexual Assault.

    11/16/2014 3:25:28 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    We Kid You Not. What does your anti-rape face look like? Last week Ramapo College in NJ told students that they should take preventative measures to avoid sexual assault by practicing “anti-rape” facial expressions. In a presentation to freshmen students by the school’s coordinator of substance abuse and sexual assault prevention, students were advised on how to dress, how much to drink or not to drink, how to use body language to lessen the chances of assault, and that women should “practice how they articulate their face in a social setting by practicing in a mirror.” Um, WHAT?! Rightfully,...
  • Does Christie's combativeness make him a Republican liability in 2016? (Article + video)

    11/16/2014 1:36:15 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 34 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Joseph Weber
    New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie has forged a reputation as an imposing lawmaker who can get the job done by sheer will and force. But his confrontational style also poses a liability should he make a 2016 White House bid -- attracting hecklers, political rivals and others intent on disrupting his message to spotlight their own. Though Christie’s brash style has long been a topic for conversation, it has resurfaced amid political talk moving from the midterms to the next presidential election and Christie telling New Jersey resident Jim Keady to “sit down and shut up.” Keady, who challenged...
  • New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Gov. Christie Promises to Veto

    11/14/2014 3:49:21 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | November 14, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    The New Jersey Assembly today passed a bill to legalize assisted suicide and it will now send the measure to Governor Chris Christie, who has promised to veto it.After impassioned speeches on both sides of the debate, the New Jersey Assembly passed the bill on a 41-31 vote. Since the legislation already had the approval of the state Senate, it now heads to the governor.Just days after Brittany MaynardÂ’s assisted suicide launched a national debate on the ethics of the controversial practice, the New Jersey Assembly became the first state to attempt to join others which have approved it. Marie...
  • N.J. parents ordered to pay college for estranged daughter, 21

    11/14/2014 7:46:37 AM PST · by redreno · 32 replies
    Two New Jersey parents were just ordered by a court to pay for their adult daughter’s college tuition — despite the fact that she’s 21 years old and she’s refused to speak to them since moving in with her grandmother. Caitlyn Ricci, 21, moved out of her parents’ home in February 2013 — though the court documents filed by Ms. Ricci’s grandmother said the parents, Michael Ricci and Maura McGarvey, who are divorced, actually gave the boot to their daughter, the New York Daily News reported.
  • Divorced N.J. parents ordered to pay for estranged daughter's college tuition ($16K per year)

    11/13/2014 10:21:52 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 66 replies
    NJ.com ^ | Nov 13, 2014 | By Jeff Goldman
    CAMDEN COUNTY — The divorced parents of a 21-year-old woman have been ordered to contribute $16,000 a year toward their estranged daughter's college tuition, according to a report on 6ABC.com. Neither Michael Ricci nor Maura McGarvey have seen their daughter Caitlyn Ricci in two years except in court, the report said. Caitlyn Ricci moved out of her mother's house and in with her paternal grandparents. Caitlyn Ricci sued her parents in the spring just as they were preparing to ask a judge to declare her emancipated from them, the report said. Her grandparents are paying for her lawyer's fees. A...
  • Marge Roukema, former U.S. representative from New Jersey, dead at 85

    Former U.S. Rep. Marge Roukema, one of the dwindling numbers of moderate Republicans, has died. She was 85 and had Alzheimer's disease. Roukema was first elected to the House during the Ronald Reagan landslide of 1980, defeating Democratic incumbent Andrew Maguire in Northern New Jersey, and retired after finishing her 11th term in 2003. “We have lost a tremendous leader and state treasure today," said newly elected U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-Ewing, who will be the first woman representing New Jersey in Congress since Roukema retired. "Congresswoman Marge Roukema was a standard bearer for many in New Jersey and...
  • Tom Tancredo Targets Chris Christie With New PAC

    11/09/2014 12:04:13 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Greg Campbell
    Former two-term gubernatorial candidate and Congressman Tom Tancredo is forming a political action committee to “stop Chris Christie” from getting the GOP nod for president in 2016. (SNIP) “I have never liked the guy… [B]ecause he was concerned that I would, in fact, go against the [United States] Chamber of Commerce position on immigration and make it a big deal, and I might win, he chose to … spend a quarter of a million dollars of Republican money…to attack me, here, in Colorado. And launder the money through Attorneys General Association.”
  • 2/3rds of NJ voters back Christie’s decision to quarantine Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox

    11/07/2014 8:12:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/7/2014 | Noah Rothman
    If you only watched the pressÂ’s coverage the week before suspected Ebola carrier nurse Kaci Hickox determined to make a martyr of herself by refusing to abide by even voluntary quarantining regulations in her home state of Maine, you would have thought she was a political prisoner of the aspiring Caesar, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Hickox became a media celebrity when she insisted that her mandatory quarantine amounted to a violation of both her human and constitutional rights, and that Christie, her implicit abuser, could be subject to legal action as a result. The press, as they are...
  • Jon Stewart sells his Tribeca penthouse for $17.5M (The De Blasio effect?)

    11/06/2014 3:55:19 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/06/2014 | Jennifer Gould Keil
    The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart may mock the 1 percent, but he is one of them — and now he’s even richer, thanks to a Tribeca real-estate sale. The political funny­man and social critic just sold his sprawling downtown duplex penthouse at 161 Hudson St., on the eighth and ninth floors, in what appears to be an off-market deal for $17.5 million. --SNIP-- Like other members of America’s super-rich, Stewart hid his ownership of the penthouse behind an LLC, according to public records.
  • NJ, Tea Party Vote "NO" to the Ballot Questions, 11-04-14

    11/03/2014 10:31:23 AM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    Important Questions on the ballot, next Tuesday, November 4 There are two State questions that are proposed constitutional amendments. One relates to your right to bail and pretrial release, and the other is on Open Space. If you are in Morris County, there is a third question that is also about Open Space.   Please use this information to inform your friends and family, and tell them it is critical for them to get out to vote! Public question No. 1 - End the Right to Bail !!!! A “yes” vote on this constitutional amendment would END your current right...
  • Patient being evaulated for ‘potential Ebola virus’ at Duke University Hospital

    11/02/2014 7:52:33 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Fox WHHP ^ | 11/02/14
    Officials said the patient left Liberia and arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, which is one of five airports screening people for illnesses linked to Ebola. The patient had no symptoms upon arrival in the United States. The patient arrived in Person County on Saturday and developed a fever on Sunday. The person was then transferred to Duke University Hospital.
  • WPVI Preventing Voters from Watching Bell vs. Booker Debate [Media Covering for Liberal]

    11/02/2014 5:58:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    bell2014.com ^ | 10/31/14
    New Jersey Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jeff Bell on Friday issued a response to WPVI’s decision to remove the 2014 U.S. Senate debate from further viewing. Bell said: “On Wednesday, WPVI (Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate Channel 6) ordered C-Span to remove New Jersey’s only 2014 U. S. Senate debate from the C-Span website. Since Channel 6 is not offering the debate for viewing on its own website, this means that the only debate between Senator Cory Booker and me is no longer available online to the voters who will decide this election next Tuesday. This is a decision by a major...