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  • Voting in New Jersey

    10/07/2020 10:06:38 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 41 replies
    October 8, 2020 | Antoninus
    This is the first time in my life I have lived in a place where the polls are not open on election day. Thanks to the diktat of Obergruppenführer Murphy here in New Jersey, we are being forced to "vote by mail" in this election. My wife and I did just that today. Only, we didn't put our ballots in the mail. I wanted to share with you all what we did instead, and what the procedure is. After voting my ballot, putting it in the yellow envelope, signing, sealing, etc., we took our ballots directly to the Camden County...
  • New Jersey residents receiving ballots for out-of-state voters, dead people; election officials confident in anti-fraud measures: reports

    10/01/2020 11:18:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 01 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Some New Jersey residents have received ballots meant for people who have moved out of the state and for deceased voters, but some election officials say they're confident that anti-fraud measures will take care of it, according to local reports. Under federal law, anyone convicted of attempting to vote more than once could face up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The issue arose due to a combination of factors, including the state’s distribution of unsolicited ballots and an effort to protect residents from wrongfully being purged from the voter rolls, NJ.com reported.
  • I’m a native New Yorker conflicted over leaving. Here’s why I’m doing it anyway(Why one lifelong New Yorker decided to deploy the nuclear option: A move to Jersey)

    09/10/2020 12:03:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 10, 2020 | Sachi Ezura
    I am leaving New York next week. Add me to the list. Another tick in the “New York is dead” column. Or maybe in the “Cowards who can’t wait out the pandemic” column. Wag your finger at me or shake your head in disgust. Tut tut. Tsk tsk. Don’t worry. I’m already doing it to myself. Let me backtrack. I was born at Mount Sinai on the Upper East Side. I spent my childhood in 20 different apartments across the Upper West Side and beyond, shuttling between my mom’s and my dad’s. My dad moved to Connecticut, then Montreal, then...
  • Online form allows NJ residents to report violations of coronavirus restrictions

    09/07/2020 7:57:01 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 56 replies
    Online form allows NJ residents to report violations of coronavi Online form allows NJ residents to report violations of coronavirus restrictions New Jersey is urging residents to speak out if they see people violating coronavirus restrictions. A new online form allows people to report something that violates Gov. Phil Murphy's executive orders. Examples of violations would be not following social distancing requirements or people holding large indoor events. Residents can report violations anonymously, but officials say that may make it harder to investigate.
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is reopening indoor dining. Restaurants are still worried.

    09/02/2020 6:35:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    inquirer ^ | 09/02/2020 | Allison Steele
    Two months ago, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy cited spiking coronavirus infections in other states as a reason to postpone the return of indoor dining. As restaurants opened across the country, he said, it was clearly sparking new outbreaks. Now, as the state’s restaurant industry prepares to open indoor dining rooms on Friday, some fear the fate of their businesses will continue to depend on how others handle the pandemic.
  • NJ Announces Gas Tax Hike of Nearly 10 Cents Per Gallon; Cites Lower Gas Use and COVID

    08/29/2020 7:38:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    NBC News via MSN ^ | 08/29/2020
    New Jersey's Department of the Treasury announced a gas tax increase of 9.3 cents per gallon due to "lower fuel consumption trends, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic." The increase will go into effect this fall. According to the treasury department, consumption of gasoline fell by a total of 38.7 percent from March to May in the state. Diesel fuel consumption decreased by 16.5 percent. The need for gasoline and diesel fuel continues to be low as people work from home and limit extracurricular activity due to the ongoing pandemic.
  • Former 'coolest' Catholic school teacher charged with sexual assault after allegedly having sex with student 60 times.

    08/29/2020 5:15:45 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 49 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | August 28, 2020 | Paul Sacca
    A high school teacher was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting an underage victim, according to authorities. Camden Catholic High School teacher Bridget Sipera, 36, reportedly had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student from New Jersey. Sipera, of Cherry Hill, allegedly initiated the sexual relationship with the student in January 2019 when he was one of her students, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. The victim reportedly told police the relationship lasted about 18 months, which included about 60 sexual encounters at various locations. Court documents say Sipera admitted to the sexual relationship when contacted by police,...
  • N.J. teen who held Black Lives Matter protest gets hit with $2,500 bill for police overtime

    08/28/2020 2:23:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 8/28/20 | Anthony J. Attrino
    When Emily Gil learned of the lack of affordable housing in Englewood Cliffs — and the fact she believes Black residents are priced out of her Bergen County hometown — she felt an urgent need to enact change. The 18-year-old, who graduated from Bergen County Technical School in June, organized a small, peaceful Black Lives Matter protest last month, she says. “Englewood Cliffs has dodged affordable housing requirements for 40-plus years,” Gil told NJ Advance Media. “I find that unacceptable.” Four days after the July 25 rally, Gil received a hefty bill for police overtime. “Please promptly forward your payment...
  • New Jersey Proposes First-Ever $1,000 ‘Baby Bond’ To Fight Inequality

    08/28/2020 4:40:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | August 25, 2020 | Alison Durkee
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy proposed Tuesday the first-ever state program to give children born in the state an $1,000 “baby bond” that they will receive when they turn 18, as the state attempts to address ongoing inequalities that have become more apparent amid the Covid-19 pandemic and racial justice movement. KEY FACTS The “baby bond” proposal, which still must be approved by the state legislature, will put $1,000 into an account when children are born, which will accrue interest and be payable when children turn 18. The bonds, which will start with babies born in 2021, will be given...
  • Gun Permit Applications Quadruple in Anti-Gun New Jersey After Riots

    08/25/2020 6:07:58 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 40 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | August 25, 2020 | Richard Moorehead
    Applications for first-time gun owners in New Jersey have surged fourfold during the national race riots of summer 2020, with residents of the notoriously anti-gun state looking to arm themselves in response to national events. New Jersey arguably has the most restrictive and draconian state gun control laws in the country. The state requires permits for gun ownership that are submitted to towns and cities, with the state police having the authority to deny gun ownership on critics argue are simply arbitrary grounds. The Burlington Country Times is reporting that some New Jersey municipalities have reported a whopping 1,000% increase...
  • Wildwood Democrat Mayor Says Trump Visit a Success and Welcomes President Back Anytime

    01/31/2020 7:50:29 AM PST · by Trump.Deplorable · 16 replies
    Shore News Network ^ | 1/31/2020 | Phil Stilton
    WILDWOOD-President Trump has come and gone and the only remaining evidence is a happy mayor and fistfuls of dollars in the pockets of local businesses and hotels who would otherwise have been continuing their long wait for the summer tourism season. Hotels were at capacity and businesses were active as tens of thousands of Trump supporters came from near and far, some waiting days to be the first to see the President at Tuesday’s rally. It was a small, but appreciated local economic boost for a city that lays nearly dormant from November through April every year. Wildwood is New...
  • Beach chairs, blankets and trash. Massive mess left after Trump's Wildwood rally.

    01/30/2020 7:41:10 PM PST · by NJ_Dutchman · 108 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 01.28.20 | Chris Franklin & Tim Hawk
    The thousands of people who descended upon the Jersey Shore town for President Donald Trump's 'Keep America Great' rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center left behind a sea of trash in the parking lot — including their abandoned beach chairs and blankets — after the rally wrapped up.Rally-goers were allowed to bring chairs as they waited in line — some for up to 48 hours before the event — but they weren't allowed to bring them inside the venue.Factor in the blankets they used to stay warm, and all their drinks and food they were snacking on during the long wait...
  • Lara Trump: 175,000 Ticket RSVPs for Trump Rally in Wildwood

    01/27/2020 8:05:47 PM PST · by Trump.Deplorable · 31 replies
    WPG Talk Radio ^ | 01/27/2020 | Harry Hurley
    No doubt about it, Lara Trump has the "right" last name. But, it is her sheer talent, that also makes her one of United States President Donald Trump's most effective and dynamic surrogates on the campaign trail. Earlier today, in a "Hurley in the Morning" WPG Talk Radio 95.5 FM and 1450 AM exclusive interview, Lara Trump made big news confirming two important breaking news items as follows: 1. That more than 175,000 tickets have been requested for tomorrow's President Trump rally in Wildwood, New Jersey. This is a record for any President Trump Rally, anywhere. This is the first...
  • Trump rally in Wildwood now has 100K ticket requests, Rep. Van Drew says. The venue holds 7,400.

    01/20/2020 4:19:10 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 91 replies
    nj.com ^ | 1/20/2020 | Jeff Goldman
    About 100,000 tickets have been requested for President Donald Trump’s rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center next week - the highest demand for any event the president has held, U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew told Fox News during an interview Sunday. “It’s been exciting and I’m proud to say for his event - of all the events he’s done in all the country - we’ve had the most ticket requests,” said Van Drew, R-2nd Dist., who recently switched parties after losing support from Democratic leaders for opposing impeachment. Trump is slated to appear at the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7...
  • NJ woman who claimed PetSmart groomers killed her dog is apologizing

    01/22/2020 4:40:14 AM PST · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    WFMZ.com ^ | 1/21/2020 | Emma Wright
    FLEMINGTON, N.J. - A Hunterdon County, New Jersey woman who made national headlines after claiming PetSmart groomers killed her dog is now apologizing. In 2018, Scruffles the bulldog went viral after owner Danielle DiNapoli claimed groomers from PetSmart in Flemington left her to die. Scruffles’ story made national headlines and DiNapoli's social media campaign, "Justice For Scruffles," quickly gained thousands of followers. Online petitions signed by hundreds of thousands of people condemned PetSmart's grooming practices and grooming safety bill "Scruffles Law" made its way to the New Jersey legislature. But now DiNapoli is apologizing, writing in part on the "Justice...
  • I’m a trauma surgeon who works near Jersey City, where 6 people died this week

    12/22/2019 8:59:06 AM PST · by Coleus · 81 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 12.15.19 | Dr. Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS
    When my pager goes off at University Hospital in Newark, and I see a line that reads “Pediatric gunshot wound, 20 minutes out,” I immediately run down to the ER whether I’m on call or not, because I can’t help but wonder if it’s my kid. That’s the added twist of being a mother of three and a trauma surgeon in America. I worry, like other mothers, about my childrens’ safety, and it’s my job to expect patients rushed to our ER who may have minutes left to live.
  • 1 Cop Shot in ‘Ambush’ Active NJ Shooter Situation: Official

    12/10/2019 11:09:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    nbc ^ | 12/10/2019 | Jonathan Dienst, Brian Thompson and Adam Kuperstein • Published 1 hour ago • Updated 1 min ago
    One police officer has been shot in the head amid an ongoing active shooter situation at a bodega in Jersey City Tuesday, according to the preliminary investigation, a senior law enforcement official tells News 4. The situation is fluid and information is developing rapidly; one law enforcement source described the attack as an "ambush," and said at least one individual was holed up in a bodega with a long gun, sources say. Heavily armed local and state officers in SWAT trucks swarmed the scene, ducking behind doorways and store entrances -- some even crawling along sidewalks, closely pressed to the...
  • 2 Shooters Fire At Civilians, Police From Jersey City Rooftops

    12/10/2019 11:41:56 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 170 replies
    Today News ^ | 12/10/2019 | admin
    2 Shooters Fire At Civilians, Police From Jersey City Rooftops Yet another stunning active-shooter incident is unfolding Tuesday afternoon in New Jersey City, as two armed suspects fire on police officers using what appear to be sniper rifles as the shooters jump from rooftop to rooftop trying to escape, according to local media reports. Loud gunshots can be heard in videos posted to social media. At the end of the video below, a man can be heard shouting “they took him out”, though more gunshots followed.
  • If Phil Murphy had his way, all gun sales in N.J. would be limited to ‘smart guns’

    07/23/2019 9:41:09 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 23, 2019 | Matt Arco
    It’s “too early to tell” if New Jersey will limit firearms sales in the state to only include so-called smart guns, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. But if it was up to him, smart guns would be the only type of guns people here would be able to purchase. “Yes. I hope it does get to that,” Murphy said during his monthly “Ask the Governor” program hosted by News 12 New Jersey.
  • Murphy says if he doesn’t get a N.J. millionaires tax, he may not sign state budget

    05/30/2019 2:54:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 55 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 23, 2019 | Matt Arco
    Gov. Phil Murphy all but said Thursday he won’t sign another state budget unless it includes a tax hike on those who earn more than $1 million a year in New Jersey. Murphy declared he’s done “stumbling” from one budget agreement to another each year as he put his foot down for a tax increase on the state’s top earners to help pump more money into education, transportation public-worker pensions and property taxes.