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  • Ferguson-inspired 'Sagging pants is not probable cause' mural removed after police request

    10/20/2014 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Times, Trenton - NJ.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Jenna Pizzi
    A mural was painted over Monday afternoon after Trenton police expressed concern that the painting, depicting Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teen who was fatally shot by police in August, sent the wrong message about community and police relations. The painting depicted Brown’s face with the caption “Sagging pants … is not probable cause.” Will "Kasso" Condry, the artist behind the mural, said he wanted to start a conversation about racial profiling. The Trenton Downtown Association elected to remove the image after hearing concern from police officers that the mural sends a negative message about the relationship between police and...
  • Immigrant families torn by detentions

    10/19/2014 6:08:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies
    The Record ^ | October 19, 2014 | MONSY ALVARADO
    After six 10-hour workdays a week at a nail salon, Gloria Chocoj picks up her children from the baby sitter, walks them home and begins her evening routine: cooking dinner, helping with homework, giving baths before bedtime and packing school lunches. It is a full schedule she has tackled alone since December — after her husband, Jose Estrada Lopez, who entered the country illegally from Guatemala 14 years ago, was picked up by immigration officials. His arrest and detention in Elizabeth forced Chocoj to get a full-time job and become the sole provider and caregiver of their three young children....
  • Christie Will Speak, Not Shoot, at Iowa Pheasant Hunt

    10/16/2014 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    <p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at U.S. Rep. Steve King’s annual pheasant hunt in Iowa this month — but he won’t be shooting game himself.</p> <p>Ann Trimble-Ray, an advisor to the King reelection campaign, said Christie will be present at a fundraising luncheon in Iowa on Saturday, but he won’t be hunting because he’s on a campaign swing visiting other candidates.</p>
  • Newark Boy Speaking At Anti-Violence Event Interrupted By Nearby Gunfire

    10/16/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | unk
    ......a poetic plea from an 8-year-old boy. His message was broadcast inside a community center in Newark on Saturday afternoon, but his words were interrupted by gunshots. “Violence came as I was talking,” Nyeeam Hudson said. During Nyeeam’s plea for peace, a young man was shot and killed outside.
  • NBC Doctor Who Ignored Ebola Quarantine Issues Apology

    10/15/2014 11:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    WWOR-TV ^ | October 15, 2014 | Tamara Laine
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Hopewell, New Jersey - NBC's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, violated her voluntary quarantine when she left her home to go get a sandwich at the Pleasant Grill in Hopewell, New Jersey. Dr. Snyderman was in Liberia when her cameraman contracted Ebola, which is why her and her team are under quarantine. Dr. Snyderman issued an apology, but some people are saying she dodged responsibility for her actions and she threw her crew members under the bus. “While under voluntary quarantine guidelines, which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated...
  • President Obama To Hold Ebola Meeting With Cabinet; Cancels Trip To New Jersey, Connecticut

    10/15/2014 9:29:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 112 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 10/15/14 | cbs new york/ap
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and will instead hold a meeting about Ebola at the White House. “The president’s travel today to New Jersey and Connecticut has been postponed,” the president’s Press Secretary said in a statement. “Late this afternoon, the president will convene a meeting at the White House of cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.”
  • Scarborough: 'Off the Air, Nobody Thinks Christie Can Win'

    10/14/2014 4:49:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Christie might have millions of admirers across the country, people who love the Jersey governor's blunt style. But among the Republican media and political elites who populate Morning Joe, Christie's a no-hoper. That's what Joe Scarborough divulged on today's Morning Joe. Said Scarborough: "off the air in Republican circles . . . nobody thinks Christie can win." View the video here.
  • NBC reporter Dr. Nancy Snyderman leaves home while under voluntary Ebola quarantine

    10/13/2014 7:24:56 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 35 replies
    New Jersey 12 News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Krystal Knapp
    [snip] Snyderman issued an apology to the public in her statement, but did not indicate that she had violated the voluntary confinement agreement she and her crew made with the New Jersey Department of Health and the Princeton Health Department, or take personal responsibility for the violation. [snip] “While under voluntary quarantine guidelines which called for our team to avoid public contact for 21 days, members of our group violated those guidelines and understand that our quarantine is now mandatory until 21 days have passed,” [snip]
  • State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew

    10/12/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    The isolation deal was made with the CDC, state and local health officials. “Unfortunately, the NBC crew violated this agreement and so the Department of Health today issued a mandatory quarantine order to ensure that the crew will remain confined until Oct. 22,” the spokeswoman for the New Jersey Health Department told the Associated Press.
  • State of New Jersey Issues Mandatory Quarantine Order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Crew

    10/11/2014 7:33:43 AM PDT · by Hoboken · 45 replies
    planet princeton ^ | Krystal Knapp
    The New Jersey Health Department has issued a mandatory quarantine order for Dr. Nancy Snyderman and the other members of an NBC crew who were exposed to a cameraman with Ebola. The mandatory order was issued after a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated. A spokeswoman for the state health department told the The Associated Press that Snyderman and her crew remains symptom-free and that there is no reason for concern of exposure to the deadly virus to the community. Citing privacy concerns, the spokeswoman would not give further details, including who violated the agreement and how the state learned...
  • For Second Time, High School Forced to Reverse Ban on Christian Student Group

    10/12/2014 9:46:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 12, 2014 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    High school students in Long Island, N.Y., were recently denied the right to establish a club for Christian students by their school administrators. This marks the second time they’ve run into trouble. Last year, John Raney, a 17-year-old student at Ward Melville High School, created Students United in Faith as an extracurricular club where Christian and non-Christian students could come together to discuss faith and pursue hunger-relief charity projects. “I wanted to start the club because I thought it would provide a safe space for Christians to meet and talk about their faith,” Raney told Fox News. Administrators at Raney’s...
  • New Jersey Assembly Bill 2812

    10/11/2014 8:42:55 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 8 replies
    LegisScan ^ | march 24th 2014 | NJ Politicians
    Requires development of longitudinal data system that maintains individuals' data from preschool through entry into workforce
  • NBC chief medical correspondent's crew ordered into quarantine over Ebola fears

    10/11/2014 7:36:52 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 October 2014 | Belinda Robinson
    An NBC news crew that was exposed to a cameraman with the deadly Ebola virus has been forced to undergo a mandatory quarantine. The group, which includes chief medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman had been asked to isolate itself for 21 days after their colleague Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola this month. But someone in the NBC crew violated the voluntary agreement forcing New Jersey officials to step in and issue a mandatory quarantine order on Friday night.
  • City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger was with ex-con boyfriend during 2011 drug arrest ( NYC )

    10/11/2014 7:22:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 10, 2014 | Leslie Larson
    As rumors swirled that Noerdlinger would resign amid disclosures, de Blasio spokesman Phil Walzak released a statement late Friday afternoon praising Noerdlinger as 'a valued member of our team.' Another day, another embarrassing revelation about top City Hall aide Rachel Noerdlinger. And after nearly 10 hours of silence, another vow of support by Mayor de Blasio for his embattled appointee, a former top confidante of the Rev. Al Sharpton. The new disclosures concern an incident on Aug. 27, 2011, in Edgewater, N.J., when a cop spotted Hassaun McFarlan, Noerdlinger’s ex-con boyfriend, driving her Mercedes-Benz into oncoming traffic. ... McFarlan was...
  • Lost Electricity Generation Capacity 7X Higher Than EPA Estimates

    10/10/2014 9:19:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Power plants generating 72 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in 37 states have either closed or are scheduled to shut their doors to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, according to the Institute for Energy Research (IER). The loss of generating capacity is “over seven times the amount originally predicted by EPA modeling,” IER’s updated report, released October 7, noted. “Originally, EPA calculated that only 9.5 GW of electrical generating capacity would close as a result of its MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard) and CSAPR (Cross State Air Pollution Rule) rules,” the report stated. “Before President Obama’s...
  • School workers say they were fired because they weren't Hispanic ( New Jersey )

    10/10/2014 7:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    New Jersey ^ | October 09, 2014 | Brian Amaral
    Two former school district employees, including the one who oversaw its affirmative action policies, filed race discrimination suits in September, saying they were fired because they're not Hispanic. Bernice Marshall, the former human resources manager, and Edmund Treadway, the former transportation manager, argue in Superior Court filings that the Perth Amboy School District is favoring Hispanic job candidates and employees. "No one's paying attention to the kids," said Marshall, who is African-American
  • N.J. medical board revokes abortion doctor's license

    10/09/2014 5:46:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    nj.com ^ | 10.08.14 | Susan K. Livio
    The state’s physician disciplinary board tonight revoked the license of Steven C. Brigham, a controversial doctor accused of skirting state rules by starting the process of late-term abortions with five women in his South Jersey office, and ordering them to drive to his Maryland clinic where the procedure was finished.Finding several counts of gross negligence, deception and official misconduct against him, the state Board of Medical Examiners also ordered Brigham to pay $140,000 in penalties. At a future hearing, the board will decide how much of the state's court costs he will be ordered to pay; the tab is expected...
  • BP Agent: Nothing Done to Secure Border from Ebola, Apprehensions at 30%

    10/09/2014 3:00:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9 Oct 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Border Patrol Agent and National Border Patrol Council #3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said that “nothing” has been done to secure the border in the event the Ebola virus spreads to Central America, and that the apprehension rate on the border was down to about 30% . ... Cabrera continued his criticism of the upper management of the Border Patrol, saying, “What needs to be done is we need to have our agents in the field where they belong, we need to stop cutting our manpower and stop cutting our hours and get our guys out there on the front...
  • New Jersey Customs Agent: We're Not Prepared for Ebola

    10/09/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    A federal customs official at New Jersey's Newark International Airport says that they are not trained or equipped to face passengers who might be infected with Ebola. ... The agent, who wanted to stay anonymous, noted that no doctors or CDC personnel had been assigned to his airport for any flights from Africa or countries with connecting flights to Ebola effected areas. ... This unnamed Customs agent isn't the only one saying that few are prepared for Ebola. A nurses union recently contradicted the CDC's Dr. Thomas Frieden who claimed that all of America's hospitals are ready for Ebola. The...
  • New Jersey yanks abortion doctor's license

    10/09/2014 9:05:50 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 14 replies
    Abortion doctor Steven Brigham's decades of disciplinary trouble came to a head Wednesday when the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners yanked his last remaining medical license. The board cited Brigham for doing late-term abortions that began in New Jersey and ended in Maryland, violating the laws of both states. It ordered him to pay a $140,000 penalty and as-yet-unspecified costs of prosecution, even though Brigham revealed that he is in dire financial straits from IRS liens imposed on him for not paying employee taxes. Without a New Jersey license, Brigham will lose his eight clinics in the Garden State,...
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media...
  • Chris Christie lays the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run

    10/09/2014 6:57:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 8, 2014 | George Will
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of the involvement of several of his former aides — he fired them — in the closing of some access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    10/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 101 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 8th, 2014 | Matthew Stanmyre
    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker-room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media on...
  • Why Are So Many Deadly Diseases Breaking Out All Over The Globe Right Now?

    10/08/2014 6:40:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 93 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | &#61463;October 7, 2014 | &#61447;Michael Snyder
    Ebola, MEnterovirus, and Chikungunyaarburg, - these diseases were not even on the radar of most people coming into 2014, but now each one of them is making headline news. So why is this happening? Why are so many deadly diseases breaking out all over the world right now? Is there some kind of connection, or is the fact that so many horrible diseases are arising all at once just a giant coincidence? And this could be just the beginning. For example, there are now more than a million cases of Chikungunya in Central and South America, and authorities are projecting...
  • They Are Coming for Your Children [ Connecticut ]

    10/07/2014 9:37:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | October 7, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Home-schoolers represent the only authentically radical social movement in the United States (Occupy Wall Street was a fashion statement) and so they must be suppressed, as a malevolent committee of leftist academics and union bosses under the direction of Governor Dannel Malloy is preparing to do in Connecticut, using the Sandy Hook massacre as a pretext. The ghouls invariably rush to the podium after every school massacre, issuing their insipid press releases before the bodies have even cooled, and normally they’re after your guns. But the Malloy gang is after your children. Malloy’s committee on the Newtown shootings is recommending...
  • Top Jersey City official said 'all white people have a little Hitler in them' in 1995 speech

    10/07/2014 4:24:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | October 7, 2014
    http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/10/muhammed_akil_story.html#incart_river
  • After faculty vote, grade deflation policy officially dead (Give as 'A's Many as You Want)

    10/06/2014 5:27:13 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | 10/06/2014 | ANNA WINDEMUTH
    Ten years after the University first adopted a grade deflation policy, faculty members voted on Monday to reverse the policy and allow each department to determine its own grading standards. The Faculty Committee on Grading, which was established to monitor the policy, was also dissolved at the meeting. The now-former grading policy recommended that no University department should give more than 35 percent A-grades overall
  • Polio-like illness claims fifth live in US

    10/06/2014 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 20 replies
    Sheryl Atkisson website ^ | 10/04/14 | Sharyl Atkisson
    Link to Illegal Immigrant Children? Enteroviruses commonly circulate in the U.S. during summer and fall. EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Over the past thirty years, only small numbers were reported in the U.S. The CDC hasn’t suggested reasons for the current uptick or its origin. Without that answer, some question whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America admitted to the U.S. in the past year. The origin could be entirely unrelated. However, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the...
  • New Moorestown library's mistaken motto: "We second-guess all"

    10/06/2014 9:13:51 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 27 replies
    Burlington County Times ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Todd McHale
    MOORESTOWN — “We second-guess all.” Not exactly the phrase the township’s architect intended to display on the side of the new library. But, it turns out that’s exactly what the translation of the Latin phrase “Nos Secundus Coniecto Omnia” engraved on the exterior walls of the building means, leaving the architect stunned. “We were convinced it said, ‘We confirm all things twice,’ ” said Rick Ragan, of the Ragan Design Group. The suggestion to etch the line in two of the four medallions seemed fitting, given the number of years it took and all the people who had a hand...
  • 'Suspicious item' closes all of Route 287 around Hanover, Parsippany

    10/06/2014 7:34:46 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 18 replies
    Police were directing all traffic off of Route 287 in the Hanover and Parsippany area in the late part of rush hour Monday morning as they investigated a "suspicious item." State Police Sgt. David Wright said just before 9 a.m. all northbound traffic was being diverted to Route 10 West, at exit 39. All southbound traffic was being diverted to Route 202, at exit 43, according to updated advisories from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. "We have something we're working on," Wright said. He didn't elaborate on the incident, but said State Police expected to release more information on...
  • More oil trains heading to N.J.

    10/06/2014 7:15:06 AM PDT · by thackney · 20 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | October 5, 2014 | SCOTT FALLON
    The owner of the state’s largest refinery is investing heavily in rail transportation to haul oil across the country to its Linden plant, ensuring that more trains carrying millions of gallons of volatile Bakken crude will be traveling through New Jersey. The Houston-based energy giant Phillips 66 recently opened a new rail facility at its Bayway Refinery and began accepting shipments of crude in August. The company intends to build its own rail shipping center near the abundant oil fields of North Dakota and plans to almost double its rail fleet to 3,700 tanker cars to bring more oil to...
  • At State Hispanic Parade, Booker says Bell's Ronald Reagan quote 'insulting' to Latinos

    10/05/2014 3:48:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Politickernj ^ | October 5, 2014
    “Ronald Reagan once said, ‘Latinos are Republicans, they just don't know it yet,’” noted Bell. “Maybe that's politically incorrect to repeat in 2014. But I do agree with the premise behind his assertion: if the Republican Party makes the case to them, Hispanics will vote GOP.” Asked about the quote today moments after he bounded down from publicly addressing the throngs all along Bergenline in serviceable Spanish, Booker strongly objected. “It’s insulting,” said the senator, descrying the notion that someone could simplify such a broad and diverse group. “Instead of insulting the Latino community,” Bell, Booker said, should back policies...
  • NJ Poll Puts Obama’s Performance Rating At All-Time Personal Low

    10/05/2014 8:58:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    CBS Local ^ | October 5, 2014 | by David Madden
    A new poll suggests many New Jersey residents don’t have a lot of confidence in President Obama’s performance in office. That’s the assessment of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. Director Patrick Murray breaks down the numbers: “He’s got a 41-percent approve to 54-percent disapprove rating among the state’s voters. These are the worst numbers that we have ever recorded in our poll for President Obama since he took office in 2009.” Murray suggests one major reason is women: “His rating among women is 45-percent approve to 50-percent disapprove. That’s the first time we’ve ever had more women disapprove than approve...
  • This is the last photo we’ll ever run of the NYSE trading floor

    10/03/2014 7:29:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Oct 1, 2014 | Jeremy Olshan
    The stock market ditched Wall Street years ago. The masters of the universe, like the Giants and Jets, now scrimmage across the Hudson River in New Jersey—their trading these days done almost entirely by computers piping algorithmic playbooks into a fortress of servers in Mahwah and other competing exchanges nearby. The small squads of human traders who remain on the floor at 11 Wall St., the New York Stock Exchange’s Teddy Roosevelt–era headquarters, are (for the most part) just playing fantasy football. Yet just as the Big Apple’s football teams kept their New York names after wedding themselves to the...
  • Why Ted Cruz Could Win in 2016

    09/30/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 123 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael Tracey
    The following assertion may not seem immediately intuitive, but I believe it to be true: Ted Cruz is the current front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.First, I would implore all readers to watch a full Ted Cruz speech if he or she has not already. The man is simply a performative marvel. He manages to strike some sort of preternatural balance between fiery Southern Baptist sermon and stand-up comedy routine, invariably bringing crowds to their feet. In the era of the tweet-sized soundbite, Ted CruzÂ’s mastery of the one-liner and the pun are not trivial; they are integral to...
  • (NJ) Hikers undeterred but locals unnerved by fatal West Milford bear attack

    09/26/2014 5:48:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | September 26, 2014 | ALLISON PRIES
    Hikers were undeterred Friday, but people who live in bear country were unnerved by a fatal black bear attack earlier this week near a West Milford hiking trail.Darsh Patel, 22, a Rutgers University student from Edison, was found dead by police in the 576-acre Apshawa Preserve after he and four friends ran from a 4-year-old, 300 pound black bear that was trailing them. Patel’s body was found with bite and claw marks on it. Authorities, who searched two hours for Patel, shot and killed a bear that was found near his body acting aggressively.“They’re normally so docile,” said Suzie...
  • Chris Christie to campaign with Scott Walker in Wisconsin

    09/26/2014 9:45:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-26-14 | Seth McLaughlin
    Gov. Chris Christie plans to visit Wisconsin next week to campaign with Gov. Scott Walker — one of his likely rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Mr. Walker is locked in a tough re-election battle with Democrat Mary Burke. On Monday, Mr. Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, plans to tour a manufacturing firm and GOP field office in Hudson with Mr. Walker before traveling to Ohio to attend an early vote rally with Gov. John Kasich, another possible White House contender, in Independence. He also plans to appear at local GOP dinner in Akron. The latest Real...
  • State drops hammer on 10-cent bingo at North Jersey senior citizen residence, report says

    09/25/2014 12:57:14 PM PDT · by dead · 34 replies
    nj.com ^ | Paul Milo
    <p>Residents of a senior citizens facility can no longer play as much bingo as they would like...</p> <p>Pleasant View Village has been notified that the bingo games — at 10-cents a board — cannot be played when a Meals on Wheels program uses the facility three times a week. Other restrictions also came into play after someone reported the regular game to the state Division of Consumer Affairs in May.</p>
  • Pre-trial intervention for Shaneen Allen

    09/24/2014 3:47:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Jacqueline L. Urgo
    Following a review by state Attorney General, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office on Wednesday announced that it would allow a Pennsylvania woman - charged last year with illegally bringing a legally registered gun into New Jersey - to enter into a pre-trial intervention program and avoid jail time. The county prosecutor's previous stance on the case involving Shaneen Allen, 27, of Philadelphia, was to make the case a "deterrent," by either forcing a plea or bringing the case to trial against the mother of two.
  • Video of Live Insect in New Jersey High School Lunch Investigated [Salad Lunch]

    09/20/2014 5:12:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    NBCNews ^ | September 20, 2014 | Checkey Beckford
    Video of Live Insect in New Jersey High School Lunch Investigated By Checkey Beckford A student at North Bergen High School sent this video of what appears to be an insect crawling around in what he says was the school lunch. Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 A New Jersey high school's food vendor says it's investigating after several students began circulating video purporting to show a live insect squirming inside a taco salad school lunch. Video taken by North Bergen High School students show what appears to be a small worm on the lunch plate. One girl posted the video on...
  • Chris Christie: I won't state position on immigration unless I run for President

    09/05/2014 7:18:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/05/2014 | By Ashley Killough
    Gov. Chris Christie, who has long avoided wading into the immigration debate, said Thursday in Mexico City that he won't lay out his position on immigration reform unless he decides to run for president. "Until that time I have no role in the immigration debate, except for how it may affect the individual citizens of New Jersey, which I'll deal with as governor," the New Jersey Republican told reporters. "But I won't have anything to say on immigration unless and until I become a candidate for president of the United States," he continued. "If that happens, then I will articulate...
  • Politician accused of dropping pants, hurling racist slurs dropping out of race (D in NJ)

    09/20/2014 5:00:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 19, 2014 at 3:24 PM | Brian Amaral
    South Plainfield, N.J.—A borough council candidate is bowing out of his race after revelations that he allegedly shouted racist slurs while mooning patrons of a local diner. Joe Sorrentino, in a statement released Wednesday by his Democratic ticket, said he made a “stupid mistake” seven years ago, but learned from it. Local Republicans released police reports Wednesday detailing two separate incidents at the Sherbans Diner. “I regret what happened, and I have worked every single day to prove that I am not the man that the report says,” Sorrentino said. …
  • Menendez says he expects 'big and bold' immigration reform from Obama this fall

    09/19/2014 6:34:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | September 19, 2014
    Sen. Bob Menendez, in Jersey City to watch on as 40 immigrants became U.S. citizens, said he expects President Obama's delayed executive order revamping the nation's immigration laws to be "big and bold". Menendez, a Democrat, told The Jersey Journal Obama's decision to delay taking action on immigration until after November's mid-term elections "deeply disappointed" him. The delay, which angered immigrant advocacy groups, is widely seen as an attempt to help Democrats in danger of losing re-election.
  • You Can Now Go to Jail for Having a Toy Gun in Atlantic City

    09/19/2014 10:40:56 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    Atlantic City’s city council just unanimously voted to ban selling or owning “realistic-looking” toy guns.The ordinance bans the “sale, possession or use of any imitation firearms . . . which aren’t bright, fluorescent colors or transparent,” according to an article published in the Press of Atlantic City.Anyone caught with an illegal toy gun can face a $50 fine and 30 days in jail.
  • Kelly Ripa to raise money for Camden County Democrats: The Auditor

    09/19/2014 6:14:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    nj.com ^ | 9/2/14
    If you want to join the audience of the daytime television show "Live with Kelly and Michael," the tickets are free. But if you want to go see an evening with Kelly and George (Norcross) — an event that won’t be televised — it’ll set you back $1,000. Kelly Ripa — the daytime television personality — is the special guest at the Camden County Democratic Committee’s 27th Annual Seafood Gala on Oct.1.
  • Homegrown jihadist shoots N.J. teen 8 times, calling it a ‘just kill’: report #BrendanTevlin

    09/18/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT · by Diago · 118 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-18-14 | Jessica Chasmar
    A brutally murdered 19-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly targeted by a self-proclaimed homegrown jihadist who called it a “just kill,” Fox News has revealed. Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, was stopped at a red light driving home from a friend’s house on June 25 when Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly walked up his car and fired ten rounds, striking him eight times. Mr. Brown then drove the car, with Tevlin’s lifeless body still in it, to a parking lot in West Orange and left him there, Fox News reported. Police initially announced the arrest of three suspects in Tevlin’s murder, calling...
  • After 9 Months, Federal Probe of GWB Closure Finds No Link to Christie, Federal Sources Say

    09/18/2014 6:43:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 • Updated at 8:31 PM EDT | Jonathan Dienst, Joe Valiquette and Pete Williams
    The U.S. Justice Department investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in “Bridgegate” has thus far uncovered no information he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York. The September 2013 closures—where several entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Ft. Lee were shut down causing a traffic nightmare for commuters—has been the subject of several federal and state investigations. […] According to one former federal prosecutor, who had no involvement in any of the probes into the bridge closure, investigations of this...
  • Montville, N.J. Plan Would Allow Searches Without Warrants For Underage Drinking

    09/18/2014 3:32:12 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | Sep 18, 2014
    A proposed ordinance in Montville, New Jersey could give police officers broad powers – including entering private property – if underage drinking is even suspected.
  • Amid flags and cheers, Paterson celebrates Palestinian-Americans

    09/17/2014 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    the record ^ | HANNAN ADELY | May 19, 2013
    PATERSON — The raising of a flag at City Hall on Sunday was like any of the dozen or so similar events held in the city each year in a nod to its diversity.   Except it wasn’t.  That’s because the flag raised — for the first time in Paterson, and possibly at any city hall in the United States — was Palestinian. Symbols or assertions of Palestinian statehood are fraught with political sensitivities, and Khader Abuassab, the event’s organizer, said he received harassing phone calls before Sunday’s event. But no problems were on display Sunday when the flag was...
  • Breaking: (New) Gov't Report: Obamacare Funds Abortions

    09/16/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    CBN ^ | September 16, 2014 | John Jessup
    A new government report confirms what pro-life advocates have long feared: President Obama's health care reform law allows for taxpayer-funded abortions. In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office found 28 states with no laws restricting qualified health plans that limit abortion coverage. In Massachusetts, only two of the 111 state-approved plans comply with the historic Hyde Amendment, which prohibits abortion funding except in cases of rape or incest. Five states (Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont) don't offer any qualified plans that follow Hyde's precedent, in place since 1977. That directly contradicts the president's 2010 executive...