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  • Jersey Republicans remain split over the 'divisive' Donald Trump

    11/17/2018 8:38:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.08.18 | Paul Mulshine
    The election is over. Let the infighting begin.  For me it began Wednesday morning just after I awoke. I had spent the prior evening covering Republican senatorial candidate Bob Hugin's loss to Democratic incumbent Bob Menendez and didn't get to sleep until 2 a.m.After fortifying myself with some strong coffee, I checked my phone. There was a voicemail from the most prominent conservative Republican in the state Senate, Mike Doherty of Warren County.  Doherty was upset at the comments in my election-night column from the most prominent moderate Republican in the Assembly, minority leader Jon Bramnick.Bramnick had pinned the blame...
  • Immigration: Middlesex, NJ case shows need for more enforcement

    11/17/2018 8:23:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.13.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Don Cresitello is not the kind of guy to say "I hate to say I told you so."  In fact he takes great pleasure in doing so. And the Democratic former mayor of Morristown told you long ago that we need better coordination between local and federal authorities when it comes to dealing with potentially violent undocumented immigrants.That was proven against last week when an undocumented Mexican immigrant murdered three people in Missouri after being released from the Middlesex County jail in December to await trial on charges of domestic violence.That incident brought memories of a 2007 incident in which...
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal closed due to snowstorm overcrowding

    11/15/2018 5:10:09 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 15, 2018
    The Port Authority Bus Terminal is so crowded with commuters waiting for buses amid a massive winter storm that the agency is blocking any more people from entering, officials said. Officials closed the doors to the facility at about 5:15 p.m. because so many passengers are waiting for buses that aren’t heading in or out. “We’re recommending passengers take trains back to NJ due to weather causing bus delays,” said a PA spokesman. The agency even tweeted that riders should find other ways to get home.
  • New, steeper Bayonne Bridge shut down after cars can't make it up the incline in snow

    11/15/2018 2:34:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 107 replies
    NJ Advanced Media ^ | November 15, 2018
    The Bayonne Bridge was shut down in both directions Thursday afternoon, making for a worse commute for those driving in the snow, sleet and rain. The bridge was shutdown by Port Authority due to slippery conditions and several cars becoming stuck on the incline of the renovated bridge, which is steeper than it used to be, spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.
  • Burlington County woman had 44 dead dogs wrapped in plastic in freezers, State Police say

    11/14/2018 7:55:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 11.14.18 | NICOLE LEONARD
    A woman in Shamong Township, Burlington County, was found living with 44 dead dogs and 130 living dogs in "deplorable" conditions, State Police said. Donna Roberts, 65, was charged with animal cruelty Tuesday after State Police from the Red Lion Station inspected her home on Oakshade Road. With the Burlington County Health Department, authorities discovered "evidence of animal cruelty inflicted upon various breeds of dogs on the property," State Police said in a statement. The odor of animal feces and ammonia permeated the inside of the residence, which caused several responders to feel dizzy and nauseous, State Police said. The...
  • The Saudi scandal: Nice work, Jared (kushner); now get back to Jersey

    11/11/2018 5:00:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 10.16.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Don't look now, but Donald Trump is on the verge of accomplishing one of the biggest goals he endorsed during the 2016 presidential campaign.  He promised he would debunk the notion that the Beltway crowd was capable of micromanaging the Mideast.Thanks to Saudi Arabia's recent conduct, we now have irrefutable proof of that thesis.  The way Trump did so was brilliant. He named as his envoy to the Mideast a Jersey guy whose prior experience in diplomacy consisted of  getting the Eatontown Township Committee to cooperate on his plan for remaking an aging mall his family owns there.Jared Kushner then went...
  • Donald Trump and the Saudis: He should have taken my advice - and his own

    11/11/2018 5:04:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 10.23.18 | Paul Mulshine
    A reader asked me the other day why I was writing about marijuana legalization in Canada instead of President Trump's tangled relationship with Saudi leader Mohammed bin Salman.Simple.  Because it's more fun to go to Canada to write about pot than to write about the Mideast. But now that I'm back in the U.S.A., let me address the Saudi issue. I told you so.For as long as I've been writing about Saudi Arabia, I have had nothing but bad things to say about the place. A month after the 9/11 attacks, I wrote, "If Saudi Arabia had only sand, we...
  • A Trump bump? Congressional candidate Seth Grossman expects it

    11/11/2018 5:11:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 10.28.18 | Paul Mulshine
    In a recent editorial, The Philadelphia Inquirer declined to endorse the Republican Congressional candidate for New Jersey's 2nd District because, among other things, he said that Kwanzaa is a "phony" holiday.Where did Seth Grossman get that idea?  From me. In one of my columns, I noted that the organizer of Kwanzaa, Maulana Karenga, once said of Kwanzaa, "People think it's African, but it's not."It certainly makes me feel good to have a candidate citing my writings. But I'm afraid history shows that agreeing with me is usually the kiss of death for a politician. I'm not up for election, so I...
  • 6 great hikes in New Jersey to experience this Fall

    11/11/2018 5:32:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 28 replies
    app ^ | 10.29.18 | Daniel Chazin
    6 great hikes in New Jersey to experience this Fall
  • ICE: Mexican National Released By Sanctuary County Went On To Commit Triple Murder

    11/09/2018 2:15:56 PM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/8/2018 | Will Racke
    A Mexican national charged with killing three people in Missouri in early November was released from a New Jersey county jail in 2017, despite being the subject an active immigration detention request, federal authorities said Friday. Luis Perez, 23, allegedly killed two of his ex-roommates in Springfield, Missouri, on Nov. 1 and then, a day later, shot and killed a woman who had accompanied him to the first two murders. Perez had been kicked out of his apartment by the roommates, Steven Marler, 38, and Aaron Hampton, 23, The Associated Press reported, citing a Springfield police probable cause affidavit. The...
  • Voting Problems in New Jersey

    11/06/2018 6:12:41 AM PST · by Mr Ramsbotham · 44 replies
    Self ^ | 11/06/2016 | Mr Ramsbotham
    Any New Jersey Freepers headed out to vote today: be forewarned.
  • Menendez opens lead over Hugin in new poll right before Election Day

    11/05/2018 7:31:38 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 56 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 5, 2018 | Jonathan D. Salant
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez led Republican rival Bob Hugin by 15 percentage points among likely voters in a poll released a day before New Jersey voters go to the polls. Menendez was ahead of Hugin, a former Celgene Corp. executive, 55 percent to 40 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. It was the second straight survey to give him a double-digit lead after several polls showed a tight race. A Stockton University poll released Friday had Menendez ahead, 51 percent to 39 percent. Menendez never trailed in any survey.
  • (NJ Jay Webber) Congressional candidate: Parent to parent, I want to protect all children...

    11/04/2018 8:00:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.01.18 | Jay Webber
    I was troubled to read a recent opinion piece written by the father of an LGBT+ son, implying that I was somehow a threat to his safety.  Given the events of the last few days -- and the actual threat made against my seven children last week -- I am compelled to respond to the author, dad to dad. As parents, we can all agree that America must be a place that gives kids a chance to grow up safely, allowing them to be who they are and work towards whoever they want to be. Nothing in my record of public service undermines that...
  • Cory Booker cleared for Senate, Presidential run via "Cory's Law"

    11/02/2018 4:56:10 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/2/2018 (2 hrs ago) | Lukas Mikelionis
    Booker touts 'Spartacus moment' over Kavanaugh documents Mike Emanuel previews the final round of Kavanaugh hearings. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday paved way for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, a fellow Democrat, to simultaneously run for both U.S. Senate and the presidency in 2020. The governor signed a bill that many now call “Cory’s Law” that allows any member of the U.S. House or Senate from New Jersey to run for those offices in addition to pursuing the White House. Booker, who recently made trips to Iowa and New Hampshire in hopes of building nationwide support, is expected to seek the...
  • Mischief Night, apparently, is a Jersey thing. Here's how this mayhem started.

    10/30/2018 11:05:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | October 29, 2018
    Toilet paper and rainbows of silly string dangling from trees, soap smeared on car windows and overflowing foam fountains. Eggshell shards scattered across yards and driveways with with gooey yolks sliding down window panes. Each Halloween in New Jersey, some residents awake to find such sights on their manicured lawns and once-sparkling windows. It's the sign that someone (probably your local teens) had a good time the night before on Mischief Night — which is, apparently, a very Jersey thing. The night of Oct. 30 has long-proved a prankster's paradise. But in recent years, more and more police departments have...
  • Poll: Democrat Bob Menendez Clings to Slight Lead in Week Leading up to New Jersey Senate Election

    10/30/2018 2:53:40 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 October 2018 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) clings to a slight lead over New Jersey Republican Bob Hugin in the week leading up to the contentious New Jersey Senate race, according to a poll released on Monday. The incumbent New Jersey Democrat holds a slight four-point lead over Hugin in the final weeks of the Senate race — 47 to 42 percent—with seven percent of voters remaining undecided and a four-point margin of error, according to an Emerson College survey released on Monday. The five-point gap in the Senate race makes the election a tight race in deep-blue New Jersey. A majority of...
  • Asbury Park says aggressive panhandling is 'embarrassing,' so the city banned it

    10/29/2018 12:30:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | October 29, 2018
    Asbury Park's waterfront development boom and the revitalization of its downtown retail and restaurant district has drawn investors, shoppers and diners with cash to spare. But, city officials and community leaders agree, those folks have attracted less prosperous people who are sometimes desperate for cash and not always bashful about asking for it. So last month, the City Council adopted a ban on what it officially labeled "aggressive panhandling." The new law, which went into effect last week, was criticized by advocates for the poor and is being monitored by civil libertarians. Violators of the begging ban are subject to...
  • New Jersey Senate race is now a toss-up

    10/26/2018 7:39:16 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    Axios ^ | 26 Oct 2018 | Haley Britzky
    The New Jersey Senate race is now looking like a toss-up, according to the the Cook Political Report — a sign that Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is in serious troubles after years of questions about his ethics. Why it matters: If Republicans pick up that seat, a Senate majority would be out of reach for the Democrats. Federal prosecutors dropped their corruption charges against Menendez earlier this year, but the Senate Ethics Committee admonished him for accepting gifts from a friend. What the race comes down to is Menendez "and his ethics problems," Cook reports, and if the "voter who...
  • NJ Senate Debate

    Watch the NJ Senate debate on youtube. There aren't many available sources. Please go into the chat room and post about Menendez corruption!
  • What early voting says about Jersey's hot congressional races

    10/24/2018 1:07:56 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    NJ.com ^ | Updated Oct 23, 8:35 AM; Posted Oct 23, 8:34 AM | Jonathan D. Salant
    The competitive New Jersey congressional districts currently are represented by Republicans, but the Democratic challengers in all three have outraised their GOP opponents and are rated as no worse than 50-50 to win by the Cook Political Report, a Washington-based publication that tracks congressional races. In the 3rd District, where GOP Rep. Tom MacArthur faces former national security aide Andy Kim, 8,789 Republicans have voted versus 8,277 Democrats. Republican turnout was up 173 percent, and Democratic turnout grew 179 percent. In the 7th District, where Republican Rep. Leonard Lance is running against former Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski, 7,384...