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  • NY-NJ Gateway Project: Critical Fixes, Big Builds

    12/11/2017 8:00:32 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Engineering News-Record ^ | November 15, 2017 | Tom Stabile
    The nearly $30-billion Gateway program to overhaul Northeast Corridor rail lines between Newark and New York City, an array of tunnels, bridges and viaduct over wetlands has two main thrusts: rehabilitation and expansion. These objectives are deeply intertwined—the project team must build new structures in the huge effort before it can upgrade old ones. That’s why digging two 1.4-mile, 28-ft-dia train tunnels under the Hudson River—an estimated $12.9-billion project component—isn’t just an expansion job but a lifeline to free a pair of 107-year-old tubes heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and in need of a rebuild. It’s also why...
  • NJ Freepers....When did Essex County begin to trend Democratic politically?

    11/28/2017 12:40:06 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | November 28, 2017 | Guava Cheese Puff
    The last Republican to win Essex was probably Tom Kean Sr. in 1985. When did Essex County trend sharply to the left? I live in NJ, but I do not know much about Essex politics since I am a Central Jerseyan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey_gubernatorial_election,_1985
  • Essex County employee accused of $7K insurance scam

    11/28/2017 11:11:28 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 22, 2017 | Noah Cohen
    TRENTON -- An Essex County welfare division employee has been indicted on charges she filed bogus claims for more than $7,000 in wage reimbursement and disability payments for work she claimed to have missed because of car accidents, authorities said Wednesday. Fatu K. Rimbert, 31, of Perth Amboy, was charged with insurance fraud, impersonation and theft by deception, according to the state Attorney General's Office. Rimbert is accused of submitting "forged and altered" documents to insurance firms in order to get wage reimbursement and disability payments for days she was purportedly out of work after two vehicle accidents, prosecutors said.
  • The scandals, turmoil that have put this N.J. college in jeopardy

    11/28/2017 8:50:44 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 26, 2017 | Newark Star-Ledger
    NEWARK The community college serving one of New Jerseys largest counties has been embroiled in controversy for the better part of the last two years. What started with the quick, unexpected ouster of its president last Spring has spiraled into one scandal after another that are now threatening the federal funding that keeps Essex County Colleges doors open. The six scandals below have contributed to the Middle States Commission last week putting the college on probation. The school has another year to fix its finance and governance issues or risk losing its accreditation.
  • Embattled college placed on probation

    11/28/2017 8:47:49 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 21, 2017 | Karen Yi
    NEWARK -- Essex County College's accrediting agency issued its most severe rebuke yet to the institution on Monday, citing the college's ongoing troubles and placing it on probation. The escalated action moves the college one step closer toward having its accreditation revoked, which would mean students are no longer eligible for federal financial aid and in most cases would be unable to afford attending the school and ending a revenue stream that could shut the college's doors. Losing accreditation is very rare but for Essex County College, which serves more than 10,000 students and employs 500 people, the consequences could...
  • Vanity - Obama has lightly attended political rally in Newark, New Jersey (Many African-americans)

    10/19/2017 3:35:52 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 22 replies
    Not much to bark about. The Obama political rally in Newark was lightly attended mostly by African-Americans. There was no substance at all, nor overwhelming energy...more like Ho-Hum. It was akin to a like rally spearheaded by deadbeat, Empty Suit, Jeb Bush...you get it. nothing more needs to be said. shucks there may a glitter of victory for the GOP in New Jersey...Miracles do happen!!! Let's see how Obama does this evening in Richmond, Virginia. Maybe he can fly disgusting Obamabot, Congresswoman, Fredricka Wilson into Richmond top warm up the crowd.
  • Pressure cooker causes bomb scare at Newark Airport

    05/27/2017 5:00:47 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/27/2017 | Larry Celona
    Authorities evacuated part of Newark Airport on Saturday after cops found an unattended pressure cooker in a brown bag. The cooker was discovered near a trash can in Terminal A at around 4:45 p.m., said sources. .. The concern, the source continued, is that the bag may have been part some sort of dry run, in anticipation of something more sinister.
  • Fights, arrests after 300 youths converge on N.J. downtown (South Orange-suburb of Newark)

    05/02/2017 5:11:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 2, 2017 | Noah Cohen
    SOUTH ORANGE -- Police plan to boost patrols after officers from several departments were needed to disperse at least 300 young people who gathered in downtown South Orange late Saturday, sparking fights and blocking traffic. South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll said Tuesday the crowd contained a mix of village teens and others from nearby communities, including Newark, East Orange and Irvington residents, who apparently arrived by public transportation. The unruly crowd formed around 8 p.m. and kept officers busy until around midnight, according to police. Kroll said he requested assistance from the Essex County Sheriff's Office, Maplewood and Orange...
  • Is Newark the new Brooklyn?

    03/02/2017 7:44:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    When Isabel Livingston opened a shop in Newarks Teachers Village development in 2015, she had no intention of moving there, too. She had grown up in Newark but left some 15 years ago in search of better public schools for her daughter, eventually settling in Maplewood, NJ. It didnt take long, however, for Livingston whose shop, Closet Savvy Consignment, is a brick-and-mortar version of her luxury consignment business to change her mind. She moved into Teachers Village, a $150 million mixed-use project from RBH Group, three months ago. After seeing all the improvements in the city of Newark,...
  • Some N.J. sanctuary cities plan to ignore Trump's executive order

    01/25/2017 8:15:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | January 25, 2017 at 9:39 PM | Jessica Mazzola
    The leaders of New Jersey cities who have promised to protect undocumented residents from federal immigration law enforcement officials grappled Wednesday with President Donald Trumps executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. Trumps executive order, signed Wednesday, would take away federal funds except as mandated by law from municipalities that refuse to hand over non-criminal undocumented immigrants for deportation. Newark will continue to protect undocumented immigrants despite whatever executive order is issued, Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement to NJ Advance Media. [] Baraka vowed after Trumps election last year to protect the citys immigrant population, and only arrest undocumented...
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Joseph William Tobin leads Archdiocese of Newark (Pictures)

    01/07/2017 9:22:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Joseph William Tobin leads Archdiocese of Newark (Pictures)
  • Catholic Caucus: In historic first, a cardinal expected to be named head of Newark Archdiocese

    11/04/2016 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 04, 2016 | Mark Mueller
    In a historic moment for the Archdiocese of Newark, Archbishop John J. Myers on Monday is expected to announce his successor, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin, currently the archbishop of Indianapolis, NJ Advance Media has learned. Tobin, a moderate leader who has supported a greater role for women in the church, has also expressed the need for more dialogue over gay parishioners and has sparred with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Tobin has served as archbishop ofIndianapolis since October 2012. Pope Francis named him a cardinal last month. The designation takes effect. Nov. 18. The appointment...
  • Newark in NJ voted worlds most unfriendly city due to 'extreme traffic' and sad looking scenery

    09/06/2016 2:52:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    MSN The Independent ^ | September 2, 2016
    Dubbed a "business necessity" rather than a leisure destination, Newark in New Jersey, US, has landed the top spot as the world's least friendly city. Newark's "extreme traffic and poor signage" have been cited as reasons for the city's lack of congeniality, while its status as an airport city is said to make it crowded and overpriced. One disappointed traveller recently said Newark was "one of the saddest looking cities" they had ever seen.
  • Man Killed, Pregnant Woman Injured in Newark Shooting: Police

    08/23/2016 7:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | By Michael George and Brian Thompson
    On Saturday, Mayor Ras Baraka had asked the citizens of Newark to observe 24 hours of nonviolence, but violence flared nevertheless. Six people were shot and killed in Newark in a little over 72 hours a time spanning Friday night to early Tuesday morning. In addition to the 25-year-old man shot Tuesday, three people were killed Friday night, one person Saturday night and one person Sunday night.
  • New Jersey governor proposes flat rate for education funding

    06/21/2016 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed overhauling the states education funding formula to provide all public school districts with a flat rate of $6,599 per student. Calling it his Fairness Formula in policy statements on Tuesday, Christie said aid for special needs students would continue even with any potential formula change. Schools are funded through property taxes, which in New Jersey are some of the highest in the nation because of the states unaffordable and broken school funding formula propped up by special interests and misguided Supreme Court precedent, Christie said in a statement.
  • Port Authority says unspecified threat made to plane due to land at EWR this hour.

    06/02/2016 10:14:36 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 22 replies
    WCBS Twitter ^ | 06/02/16 | staff
    #BREAKING Port Authority says unspecified threat made to plane due to land at EWR this hour. 219 people onboard flight from London. 3 retweets 0 likes
  • NYC Airports: We Can No Longer Tolerate TSA's 'Inadequacy'

    05/11/2016 9:19:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Kerley
    Management of the New York City areas three major airports is fed up with long lines at security check points, and they have given the Transportation Security Administration an ultimatum: Either shorten the lines or well find someone else to do it. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, tasked with running John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, is threatening to privatize the process of screening passengers before boarding their flight, according to a document sent from the Port Authority to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. We can no longer tolerate the continuing inadequacy of the TSA passenger...
  • 2 Suspects Arrested In Shooting Death Of NJIT Student

    05/09/2016 3:57:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CBSNewYork ^ | May 6, 2016
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) Two suspects were arrested and charged Friday in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey Institute of Technology student who was killed during a burglary at a fraternity house in Newark. As CBS2s Meg Baker reported, Nafee Cotman, 18, was in taken custody earlier Friday. Taquan Harris, 22, who had been the subject of a manhunt, was located and arrested in Irvington Friday afternoon, CBS2s Brian Conybeare reported.
  • Former Newark Bears stadium sold to NYC developer for $23M [NJ]

    03/27/2016 8:34:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NJ Advance Media via NJ.com ^ | March 20, 2016 at 12:24 PM | Dan Ivers
    Newarks Field of Dreams has been sold. The former home of the Newark Bears minor league baseball team left to languish along Broad Street since the hard-luck franchise folded in 2013 has been sold to a New York-based developer for $23.5 million. The site at the corner of Broad Street and Orange Street has been sold to the Lotus Equity Group, city officials confirmed this week. Lotus plans to demolish Riverfront Stadium and build a mixed-use, high-rise tower in its place. [] Once hailed as a beacon for a new era of development and prosperity in Newark, the...
  • Newark will test 17,000 school children for lead poisoning (NJ)

    03/15/2016 1:20:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 15, 2016 4:14 PM EDT
    Newark will test 17,000 children for lead poisoning after elevated levels of the toxin were found in the drinking water at nearly half of the schools in New Jerseys biggest city. [] In the week since the higher lead levels were first reported, officials have urged calm. They say the lead levels in some of Newarks schools dont compare to the crisis that has plagued Flint, Michigan.