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  • Guadagno tries to get GOP rival in N.J. governor's race tossed off the ballot

    04/27/2017 6:04:16 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 10, 2017 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli on Monday survived an attempt by rival Kim Guadagno to knock him off the GOP primary ballot. Supporters of Guadagno, New Jersey's lieutenant governor, filed a complaint that questioned the validity of more than 700 petition signatures Ciattarelli had handed in to qualify for the June 6 primary for the GOP nod to succeed Gov. Chris Christie, who is in his final year in office. But an administrative law judge on Monday threw out only about 180 of those signatures, which wasn't enough to boot Ciattarelli, a member of the state Assembly from...
  • 3 Teens Return More Than $17,000 to School After Finding Money on the Ground

    04/26/2017 11:19:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    NBC 10 News ^ | April 25, 2017 | David Chang and Ted Greenberg
    Three South Jersey teens were honored for their honesty after they found thousands of dollars on the ground and returned the money to the school it belonged to. Fabian Villanueva, 14, was walking in Vineland, New Jersey last December when he found a clear envelope holding more than $17,000 in cash and checks behind a fence and covered with leaves outside of a home. “I just panicked,” Fabian said. “I couldn’t believe what I saw.” Fabian, a freshman at Cumberland County Technical Education Center, showed the money to his older brother Nichael Villanueva and his friend Christopher Diaz. “My mom...
  • Amazon To Create 2,500 Full-time Jobs With Three New Jersey Fulfillment Centers

    04/21/2017 5:28:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    Amazon.com Inc. said Friday that it will create 2,500 full-time jobs in New Jersey through three new fulfillment centers. The state already has seven facilities. Employees at the new Cranbury Township and Logan Township centers will pick, pack and ship larger items like patio furniture and music equipment. Workers at the Edison fulfillment center will handle smaller items like books and toys. Amazon announced in January that it would create 100,000 jobs over the course of 18 months, many in fulfillment centers. Amazon shares are up 0.2% in premarket trading and up 43% over the past year. The S&P 500...
  • GOV. CHRISTIE COMMUTES SENTENCE OF MARINE FACING MANDATORY 3-YEAR TERM FOR GUN CHARGE

    04/15/2017 2:54:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    abc7ny.com ^ | April 14, 2017 | Jim Hoffer
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A decorated Marine veteran facing a mandatory three years behind bars on a gun charge will not be going to prison, after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stepped in and commuted his sentence Friday. Marine Sergeant Hisashi Pompey's conviction stands, but the penalty is gone. Additionally, a full pardon remains under review. "Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, this isn't April Fools, right?" he said, when we told him the good news. "I don't know how to react. I'm grateful, grateful." As we told you exclusively earlier this week, Pompey was fighting for...
  • Guardian to bring several hundred jobs to Bell Works (New Jersey)

    04/12/2017 6:08:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Asbury Park Press | April 12, 2017 | Michael L. Diamond
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.app.com/story/money/business/main-street/2017/04/12/guardian-bring-several-hundred-jobs-bell-works/100368164/
  • An Indian technologist creating factory jobs in America

    04/06/2017 3:20:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | April 6, 2017 | Parija Kavilanz, CNN Money
    Suuchi Ramesh was born and educated in India. But her New Jersey-based clothing startup has one core goal: keep all of the manufacturing in-house and in the United States, by making it faster and smarter. Powered in part by tech tools, Suuchi Inc. runs as a one-stop shop out of North Bergen handling fabric sourcing, product design, manufacturing and sales. "We are a completely made-in-America operation and proud of it," Ramesh, 36, told CNNMoney. Suuchi Inc., which launched in early 2015, specializes in limited quantity production of women's clothing, bags and a few home goods like cushion covers. The company...
  • When cops encounter knives, shooting is not the only option (barf alert)

    04/06/2017 8:28:18 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 71 replies
    Chicag Tribune ^ | 6 apr 2017 | Steve Chapman
    The man in the Camden, N.J., police video is practically begging to be shot. After using a knife to menace a cashier and a customer in a fast-food restaurant, he strides down a street slashing at the air as police repeatedly order him to drop his weapon. The man keeps walking, defiantly waving the knife. Several cops form a ring around him and move along at a safe distance, block after block. This goes on for several tense minutes, as the viewer waits for shots to ring out. But they never do. Eventually, the man drops the knife and is...
  • Woman who allegedly attacked man at VA gas station arrested

    04/05/2017 6:33:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    CBS 6 (WTVR) ^ | April 5, 2017 | Web Staff
    CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. – New Jersey officers arrested a suspect in a malicious wounding case at a Central Virginia gas station off Interstate 95 that left one man bloodied, and his boat and Porsche damaged. Members of the Essex County, N.J. Sheriff’s Office, Fugitive Unit, arrested 26-year-old Angela Jones Wednesday in connection with the April 1 assault at the Carmel Church Exxon station located on Route 207, near I-95, in Caroline County. Witnesses described seeing who they believed to be Jones, use a hammer to inflict damage to a 2016 Porsche S.U.V. and a boat being towed by the S.U.V....
  • Hard Rock plans to create 3,000 jobs, invest $375M in Atlantic City property (New Jersey)

    04/05/2017 1:18:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | April 5, 2017 | Don E. Woods
    They're going to rebuild this city on rock and roll. The former Trump Taj Mahal is receiving a $375 million facelift that will turn it into the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. Officials anticipate the project to bring 1,000 construction jobs and 3,000 permeant jobs. The opening is anticipated for summer 2018. "We have confidence in the fact that the Hard Rock will do this the right way and take a property that has a great tradition in this city and create an absolutely new tradition for the people of Atlantic City and the people who come here,"...
  • Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to Reopen Late Tonight (reopened early in March)

    04/01/2017 10:54:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 9, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to Reopen Late Tonight Crossing was closed for seven weeks as fractured truss member was repaired. Officials from the PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) today announced that they expect to reopen the jointly owned Delaware River Bridge sometime late tonight. The 1.25-mile-long bridge, which carries traffic between the two states, first closed Jan. 20 when a complete fracture was discovered in the superstructure beneath the westbound lanes on the Pennsylvania side in Bristol Township, Bucks County. “Many people were greatly inconvenienced by this closure over the last seven weeks, and...
  • Rutgers appoints its 1st full-time Muslim chaplain: 1st public university

    03/29/2017 4:33:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Targum ^ | March 28, 2017 | Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    In hiring Kaiser Aslam as a full-time Muslim chaplain for the community, Rutgers became the first public University to offer this type of spiritual guidance to Muslim students. Aslam’s position provides a combination of advising and counseling, and his services are open to all students. Immediately after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Kaiser Aslam said he was mortified about the social implications of praying in public at an airport. Now, he is worried about the legal ramifications of simply boarding a flight. As Rutgers’ first full-time Muslim chaplain, Aslam is tasked with providing spiritual guidance to thousands of...
  • A little scuffle, then a peaceful march for Trump supporters at Shore [NJ]

    03/26/2017 8:42:16 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 14 replies
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 3/26/2017 | MaryAnn Spoto
    A little scuffle, then a peaceful march for Trump supporters at Shore By MaryAnn Spoto March 26, 2017 SEASIDE HEIGHTS -- A pro-Trump rally, which drew more than 2,000 in Seaside Heights, briefly took an ugly turn on Saturday -- one day after Republicans in Congress failed to pass their long-promised healthcare reform bill. ...the crowd cheered on a series of speakers declaring their hatred of "fake news" and their wistfulness for an America that they said had once promised liberty and prosperity for all of its citizens. The four-hour event, which was largely peaceful, took on a sour note...
  • N.J. OKs $17M in tax credits for company bringing 178 jobs to Trenton

    03/17/2017 8:47:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | March 17, 2017 | Cristina Rojas
    TRENTON -- A tech company is choosing to relocate to Trenton over Wilmington, Delaware, after securing more than $17 million in state tax credits. The state Economic Development Authority on Thursday approved the Grow New Jersey tax credits for Maestro Technologies, a technology consulting and data management systems firm. Now headquartered in Edison, Maestro has a small office in Watchung and several employees who work remotely or at client sites across the country. CEO Kamal Bathla says the company wanted to centrally locate the staff into a new headquarters to better facilitate training, efficiency and product development. Maestro was deciding...
  • Deadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U.S.

    03/11/2017 7:18:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 03/11/2017 | Lena H. Sun
    The fungus, a strain of a kind of yeast known as Candida auris, has been reported in a dozen countries on five continents starting in 2009, where it was first found in an ear infection in a patient in Japan. Since then, the fungus has been reported in Colombia, India, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Pakistan, South Korea, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. Unlike garden variety yeast infections, this one causes serious bloodstream infections, spreads easily from person to person in health-care settings, and survives for months on skin and for weeks on bed rails, chairs and other hospital equipment. Some strains...
  • USA! USA!: Pro-Trump crowd voices support at N.J. rally

    03/04/2017 5:59:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | March 4, 2017 | Craig McCarthy
    MIDDLETOWN - Chanting "USA! USA! USA," a crowd of about 150 men, women and some children rallied at an intersection on Rt. 35 on a frigid, blustery afternoon in support of President Donald Trump Saturday. In response to the cheers, drivers blared their horns in support, triggering waves of screams. The crowd, holding Trump signs and waving American flags, gathered outside the ShopRite Plaza at noon in conjunction with nationwide rallies organized by the Main Street Patriots, a conservative activist group started by one of the grassroots organizers of the Tea Party rallies. (VIDEO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK) "We are the silent majority," said...
  • New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

    02/24/2017 4:19:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2017 4:32 PM EST | Wayne Parry
    New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of “This Land Is Your Land.” The 15-member New Jersey Pinelands Commission voted to approve a plan by South Jersey Gas to run the pipeline through the federally protected Pinelands preserve, where development is drastically restricted. […] It was the most emotionally charged jobs-vs-environment clash in recent New Jersey history, and was closely watched by environmental and energy groups around the nation, particularly with a new presidential administration...
  • Pallone calls Trump a ‘racist’ at Black History Month event

    02/22/2017 5:16:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Dan Alexander
    NEPTUNE — Congressman Frank Pallone called President Trump a “racist” during a Black History Month event on Saturday. Encouraging the audience at the Monmouth County Democrats Black American Caucus to be active and aware of racism like Martin Luther King, Pallone said, “the guy in the White House – he’s a racist. He also doesn’t believe there’s any role in government other than his own ideology,” according to the Asbury Park Press. The 6th district Democrat has been outspoken against Trump on his Twitter feed, calling for disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway after she asked people to buy Ivanka Trump’s...
  • McGreevey-appointed judge reminds us that Democrats hate the Catholic Church

    02/20/2017 9:07:43 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/20/17 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Thanks to Catholics who vote Democrat, a Party that hates our religion, we have suffered yet another assault on our religious freedoms. Friday we saw news that was so easy to predict, hit the internet. A Catholic hating, New Jersey judge appointed by disaffected former Catholic and self-absorbed homosexual James McGreevey (a former governor of New Jersey), ordered a Roman Catholic grade school to allow a 7th grade girl to play on the school’s team for 7th grade boys. That it was self-described “Gay American” McGreevey who appointed this black robed tyrant is not surprising. Men like Judge Donald A....
  • Front-Runner Phil Murphy Wants to Be NJ’s Next Governor

    02/15/2017 4:21:21 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    New Jersey Monthly ^ | January 24, 2017 | Kevin Coyne
    If you want to run for governor of New Jersey, you need to be good with names. Take the people who attended a Democratic breakfast at a meeting hall in Union County one week before November’s presidential election. Phil Murphy seemed to know them all. He took the slow route through the crowd, shaking hands, flashing his toothy smile and scrunching his 6-foot-3 frame down into selfie range. Reaching the podium, he gave shout-outs to others on the dais and to the local party officials at the balloon-festooned tables, where eggs were being served.
  • N.J. Democrats say state should pay to protect 'sanctuary cities' from Trump

    02/13/2017 5:38:39 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 13, 2017 | Matt Arco
    TRENTON -- Democratic lawmakers will soon vote on a bill that would protect so-called sanctuary cities in the state from financial hits if President Donald Trump follows through with a promise to cut funding to them. State Sen. Brian Stack, who represents Union City, sponsored the legislation (S2007) that would require the state dole out grants to any municipality or county that has its federal dollars cut for being a sanctuary for unauthorized immigrants.