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  • 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.
  • Father mourns tragic death of teen in tunnel gun case

    02/13/2017 6:33:07 AM PST · by aposiopetic · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 2/13/2017 | Josh Cornfield
    The fates of three people who said they were on a rescue mission to help save a teenager from a New York heroin den when they were stopped with a cache of weapons could be decided by a New Jersey judge Monday.-SNIP-A judge is scheduled to rule Monday on whether a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer had probable cause to stop the car at the Holland Tunnel. The officer says he stopped them over a windshield crack and objects dangling from the rearview mirror, but the defendants argue it's more likely they were pulled over...
  • Violence in Jersey City: 5 shootings in 15 hours

    02/09/2017 8:01:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | February 9, 2017
    A 35-year-old man was shot in the head and critically injured in one of five shootings reported around the city in less than 15 hours. Between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 12:30 a.m. Thursday, two men were injured, two guns were recovered, and three people were arrested in connection with the shootings. Gunfire first erupted near Martin Luther King Drive and Bidwell Avenue at about 10 a.m. No one was injured or arrested in the shooting, city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said.
  • 'I am accepted': New Jersey boy, 9, becomes the first openly transgender Boy Scout

    02/08/2017 4:35:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 72 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts. Just one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow transgender children to join, Joe Maldonado donned his uniform as the newest member of Pack 20 in Maplewood. 'I am accepted,' said the nine-year-old on Tuesday night, as his mother fought back tears. The youngster had previously been banned from Pack 87 in Secaucus because his birth certificate stated that he was born a girl.
  • To declaw cats or not? New Jersey could be first with ban

    02/08/2017 7:54:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 10:33 AM EST | Shawn Marsh
    Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing. The measure, which cleared the lower house of the Legislature last month, bans onychectomies and flexor tendonectomies on a cat or any animal unless a veterinarian deems them medically necessary. A vote on the measure was delayed in a state Senate committee Monday, and it’s not clear when it will move forward. The practice, often undertaken to prevent cats from shredding furniture or injuring humans or other pets, is already banned in several California cities and in nearly 20 countries. …
  • Johnny Knoxville will star in 'Action Park' movie based on N.J. water park

    02/04/2017 12:47:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 2/3/17 | Amy Kuperinsky
    Action Park's notoriety as a water park where visitors in the '80s and '90s suffered slips and more serious injuries -- some called it "Class Action Park," "Traction Park" and "Accident Park" -- is now reportedly bound for the big screen. Johnny Knoxville ("Bad Grandpa," "Jackass") is set to star in an "Action Park" movie based on the Vernon water park. He'll produce the film via his company, Dickhouse Productions, for Paramount Pictures. A Deadline report says the movie will be "in the spirit" of "Bad Grandpa," Knoxville's last collaboration with Paramount. So far, no word on any Jersey filming...
  • New Jersey man fights state gun permit law all the way to Supreme Court

    01/30/2017 4:00:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Claiming New Jersey’s gun permit laws are derived from slavery and motivated by racism, a man denied a license is set to have his case reviewed by the nation’s high court next month. Marc Stephens, representing himself, argues he has a Constitutional right under the Second and Fourteenth amendments to keep and bear arms at home and in public, which the state of New Jersey has denied him even though he has had multiple death threats. His petition is set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in its Feb. 17 conference but has been winding its way...
  • New Jersey to be first US state to offer new parents baby boxes

    01/29/2017 1:03:24 PM PST · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 26, 2017
    New parents in New Jersey will not only bring their bundles of joy home from the hospital, they’ll also get a baby box. The boxes, which promote safe sleeping, are part of an effort to improve infant mortality rates. The United States has a high infant mortality rate— 6.5 infant deaths per 1,000 births, ranking it 23rd in the world. In 2016, 93 percent of deaths due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) were associated with sleep complications, Philly Voice reported.
  • MEXICAN STORE OWNER ACCIDENTLY REVEALS HIS SCAM OF NEW JERSEY…FEDS DISCOVER HUGE OPERATION

    01/27/2017 3:28:53 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | Jan 27, 2017 | Michael Kohl
    A rabbit hole is a scary place. You never expect to find it, and when you do, it starts from the unlikeliest of places. Who knew that the globalist push for a worldwide Islamic Fundamentalist Caliphate started at a small market in Irvington New Jersey? An Irvington man on Monday admitted in federal court to running a food stamps-for-cash scheme that cost the government more than $800,000 over two years. Miguel Antonio Azcona pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper in Trenton to a single count of theft of government funds, according to the office of U.S. Attorney...
  • 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 Trump’s executive order targeting so-called “sanctuary cities.” Trump’s 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 Trump’s election last year to protect the city’s immigrant population, and only arrest undocumented...
  • Decades-old mistake may have caused bridge beam to fail

    01/24/2017 8:11:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jason Laughlin
    An apparent construction error six decades ago could have caused the fracture discovered Friday in a steel beam that forced the closure of the Delaware River Bridge, an engineering expert who viewed pictures of the cracked truss said Sunday. An image of the cracked truss - a supporting piece - on the bridge that runs between Bucks County in Pennsylvania and Burlington County in New Jersey shows signs of holes that had been mistakenly drilled into the steel beam and then filled with plug welds, a typical solution in the 1950s when the bridge was built, said Karl Frank, professor...
  • Guadagno's running for N.J. governor, and away from Christie

    01/22/2017 12:45:28 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 17, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    KEANSBURG -- As Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno formally launched her 2017 bid for governor Tuesday, she avoided any talk of the unpopular governor who gave her a shot in statewide politics eight years ago. Promising that "better days are ahead in New Jersey," Guadagno in her 22-minute speech at a Mexican restaurant La Playa did not mention Gov. Chris Christie's name at all.
  • Sheriff Clarke on Sen. Booker: 'He Lied About Jeff Sessions' and 'Stabbed Him In The Back'

    01/17/2017 3:53:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 17, 2017 | Michael W. Chapman
    In reaction to liberal Senator Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) testimony against attorney general-nominee and fellow Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said Booker's remarks were "phony," that "he lied about Jeff Sessions," and that he acted like a "poor man's Obama." Clarke added that Booker first called Sessions his "friend" and then "he turned around and just stabbed him in the back" with his testimony. VIDEO: Sheriff Clarke on Sen. Booker: 'He Lied About Jeff Sessions' and 'Stabbed Him In The Back' On the Jan. 11 edition of Fox's Hannity, host Sean Hannity asked Clarke, “Let me ask...
  • Ex-NJ cop facing Burger King bathroom sex assault charge wants out of jail

    01/04/2017 11:17:54 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1/4/17 | Rob Jennings
    HAMPTON -- A former Newton police officer charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy in a Burger King bathroom last month is making a second try at getting out of jail... ...Miller was on probation at the time of his arrest. He resigned from the Newton force in 2015 as part of a plea agreement after allegations he exposed himself to male motorists during traffic stops. As part of Miller's guilty plea to tampering with records, charges of lewdness and official misconduct were dismissed.
  • N.J. transgender child gets kicked out of Cub Scouts

    12/28/2016 1:05:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    wgntv.com ^ | December 28, 2016 | khendren2014
    SECAUCUS, N.J. -- The family of an eight-year-old boy in New Jersey says he was kicked out of Cub Scouts because he is transgender. Joe Maldonado was born a female. His mom signed him up for Cub Scouts and said she was very clear about his transgender status. But after about a month, she got a call from the Scouts' head counsel, saying he could no longer be part of the organization. "I felt bad for my son he was having a good time," his mom Kristie Maldonado said. "They had a barbecue, the last day they had a Halloween...
  • School lesson says Christians are treating Muslims harshly

    12/22/2016 1:17:28 PM PST · by DFG · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/2016 | Todd Starnes
    A classroom assignment on Islam says one negative effect of the Crusades is that Christians are still treating Muslims harshly. “I almost fell over,” said Barbara Light. Mrs. Light, of Westwood, New Jersey, was helping her 13-year-old daughter prepare for a World History test when she discovered some rather shocking lessons. “The Christians’ harsh treatment of Muslims in the Holy Land led to bitterness that has lasted to the present,” one worksheet stated.
  • Comedian Joe Piscopo Eyeing Run For NJ Governor

    12/12/2016 5:41:49 AM PST · by bryan999 · 19 replies
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Joe Piscopo’s Frank Sinatra impression, made famous from his days on “Saturday Night Live,” has gotten an update. It’s no longer “New York, New York,” but “NJ, NJ,” the actor, standup comic and potential 2017 Republican candidate for governor is now crooning. Piscopo performed the updated song — lyrics included “my New York and Philly blues are melting away” — at a recent charity event for the Boys and Girls Club in New Jersey, where his flirtation with running for governor to succeed incumbent Republican Chris Christie when his term ends in 2018 is out...
  • Rogers shows shades of Trump as he enters N.J governor's race

    12/08/2016 4:13:10 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | December 8, 2016 | Brent Johnson
    MORRIS TOWNSHIP -- A few people in the crowd wore familiar-looking red baseball caps with white lettering. But no, unlike the ones sported by Donald Trump supporters, they didn't read, "Make America Great Again." Instead, the hats read, "Steve Rogers for Governor." Rogers, a township commissioner in Nutley, has formally joined the ever-growing race to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey's governor, kicking off his campaign for the Republican nomination with a Trump-like message Thursday.
  • Gunmen Shoots 6 At N.J. Bar-Restaurant: People 'Crawling On Floor In Fear Of Their Lives'

    12/04/2016 10:05:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Patch ^ | December 4, 2016 | Tom Davis
    <p>Six people were shot by gunmen at a New Jersey restaurant this weekend that "riddled" the place with bullets, police say.</p>
  • ‘Get Over It!’: 79-Year-Old Trump Supporter Arrested for Allegedly Vandalizing Children’s Mural

    11/20/2016 11:23:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    People ^ | November 20, 2016 | Diane Herbst
    The mystery of the anti-Hillary Clinton, pro-Donald Trump vandals who continued to deface a beautiful children’s mural took a while to solve. Power Stretch Studios in Montclair, New Jersey, had suffered a fire in September, and its windows and door was boarded up. Two days after the Nov. 8 presidential election, someone wrote on the boards: “Lock her up,” a popular refrain against Clinton amongst Trump supporters during his campaign. A studio employee painted over it, but the vandals returned, writing ”America Has Spoken” with Trump’s face drawn next to it. Gina Shaw, a friend of studio owner Hakika DuBose,...
  • Donald Trump Meeting Ari Emanuel in New Jersey

    11/20/2016 10:14:32 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 126 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/20/2016 | Matthew Belloni
    The president-elect's former agent is said to be hoping to discuss some of Trump's initial appointments. Is the president-elect soliciting help from his former Hollywood agent in selecting a cabinet? Ari Emanuel, the co-CEO of entertainment and sports powerhouse WME-IMG, was spotted at the Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey on Sunday, and a WME-IMG source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that a meeting is set for this afternoon. The exact nature of the sit-down is unclear, but the Democratic stalwart Emanuel is said to be uninterested in a job in the Trump administration and instead hopes to discuss...
  • [white] Rutgers Lecturer Forced to Undergo Psych Evaluation After 'Threatening' Tweets

    11/16/2016 12:36:49 PM PST · by shhrubbery! · 36 replies
    Washington DC Patch ^ | November 16, 2016 | Katie Kausch
    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ— A Rutgers lecturer living in Brooklyn was taken to a Manhattan psychiatric hospital after the Rutgers University Police Department tipped off the New York Police Department about an inflammatory tweet he sent. Kevin Allred, who is white, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan by the NYPD for a psychiatric evaluation on Tuesday after his Nov. 10 tweet, which said: "Will the 2nd amendment be as cool when I buy a gun and start shooting at random white people or no...?"
  • Brooklyn Professor Forced Into Psych Ward for 'Threatening' White People on Twitter (Rutgers)

    11/17/2016 12:02:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Patch ^ | November 16, 2016 | Simone Wilson and Katie Kausch
    Kevin Allred, famous for his Politicizing Beyoncé course, says this is "proof" that "Trump's crackdown on free speech has absolutely begun." GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN — Cops forced Rutgers University lecturer and Greenpoint resident Kevin Allred to undergo a psychiatric evaluation Tuesday at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, after the Rutgers University Police Department contacted the New York City Police Department (NYPD) about one of Allred's tweets. Allred, who is white, had said in a Nov. 10 tweet: "Will the 2nd amendment be as cool when I buy a gun and start shooting at random white people or no...?" (TWEET-AT-LINK) "We were informed...
  • Fulop: despite Trump, Jersey City remains 'welcoming' to immigrants

    11/15/2016 4:07:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | November 15, 2016
    JERSEY CITY — Mayor Steve Fulop today joined a chorus of Democratic mayors nationwide who have tried to reassure immigrants rattled over last week's election of Donald J. Trump as president, saying the city will remain a so-called "sanctuary city" for undocumented residents. "Jersey City remains the golden door to this country for immigrants and that will not change despite a change in the presidency," Fulop said in a statement. "Our policies, principles and our city, as a whole, will remain a welcoming community for immigrants and families."
  • Newark Protests Trump, Mayor Says City Will Protect Undocumented Immigrants

    11/14/2016 12:10:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Patch ^ | November 14, 2016 | Eric Kiefer
    Public protests and criticism of President-elect Donald Trump is growing in Essex County, including the county’s largest city, Newark. NEWARK, NJ — Public protests and criticism of President-elect Donald Trump is growing in Essex County, including the county’s most populous city, Newark. Dozens of large, anti-Trump protests have been reported across the nation since his surprising election day win over Hillary Clinton, including a massive action planned for downtown Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20. In Newark, a group of protesters clogged streets as they marched from Rutgers University to City Hall and Newark Penn Station on Saturday, marshaling...
  • 2 Children Killed, 1 Adult Slain In N.J. Home; Manhunt Underway: Prosecutor

    11/06/2016 10:09:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Patch ^ | November 6, 2016 | Tom Davis
    Three people - two of them children - were found dead, and three others were injured, in a stabbing inside a New Jersey home, according to authorities. The three victims who died have been identified as: Aerial Little Whitehurst, female, 8, of Newark; Al-Jahon Whitehurst, male, 11, of Newark; and Syasia McBurroughs, female, 23, of Cedar Knolls, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The two children were pronounced dead at University Hospital in Newark at 4:40 p.m. and Syasia McBurroughs was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other victims, a 29 year old female, a 13 year old male...
  • 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 of Indianapolis since October 2012. Pope Francis named him a cardinal last month. The designation takes effect. Nov. 18. The appointment...
  • Rutgers on lockdown after multiple people stabbed in business school, college says

    11/04/2016 12:28:02 PM PDT · by lancium · 23 replies
    Rutgers on lockdown after multiple people stabbed in business school, college says http://nbcnews.to/2fpHQUn via @nbcnewyork
  • UPDATE: More Details Released On N.J. Cop Assaults, Essex County Street Fight

    11/04/2016 10:16:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Patch ^ | November 4, 2016 | Eric Kiefer
    The "volatile situation" ended with no shots fired after two veteran New Jersey law officers put their lives at risk, authorities say. ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A Newark police sergeant was stabbed in the arm and a detective was punched in the face and kicked while attempting to break up a large street fight Friday morning, authorities say. According to Newark police, a 35-year old male police sergeant and a 31-year old female detective, both of the Newark Police Division’s Major Crimes Shooting Team, were returning from an assignment in the area of Elizabeth Avenue and Branford Street around 3:05...
  • IL Tollway announces $951M infrastructure program for 2017

    11/04/2016 6:43:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | October 31, 2016 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Illinois Tollway announced Thursday that it had set a preliminary budget for 2017 that includes $951 million for Move Illinois projects, as well as $336 million for a maintenance and operation program, according to Equipment World.Major Move Illinois capital initiatives planned for next year include the Illinois Route 390 Tollway ($374.5 million), SmartRoad upgrades to I-90 ($163.5 million), reconstruction of I-294 ($56.5 million) and expansion and maintenance of the I-PASS system. The remaining funds will go toward development, repair and maintenance.Move Illinois is a 15-year, $12-billion capital project program financed by bonds and tolls. The Illinois Tollway,...
  • Two dozen companies owe over $1.5M in Pa. turnpike tolls

    10/30/2016 7:05:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 25, 2016 | Ed Blazina
    More than 15 years ago, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission decided to offer free-flowing EZPass lanes, a way for motorists to use transponders to report tolls to a credit card for payment. Ohio and other states offer EZPass but motorists must pass through a gate once the system recognizes their transponder. If a motorist does not have a transponder, the gate stays closed. In Pennsylvania, to keep traffic moving, there are no gates. That means it’s easy to drive on the highway without paying tolls. So easy that one New Jersey firm has made more than 7,600 trips and owes more...
  • Stockton Poll Shows Trump Holding Lead in South Jersey

    10/26/2016 12:21:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 92 replies
    A few weeks ago the Stockton Polling Institute issued a statewide poll that showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in New Jersey by six points. And that was before the final two presidential debates and the release of the controversial “Access Hollywood” video that showed Trump years ago bragging about sexually assaulting women and the subsequent stream of women claiming he had done that to them. Maybe the Democrats are in good shape in New Jersey as a whole. But the GOP is holding its own in South Jersey, according to a new poll released by the Stockton Polling Institute...
  • Hillary Clinton To Open State Campaign Headquarters In Princeton Sunday (JUST ONE MONTH AGO!)

    10/22/2016 4:59:15 AM PDT · by NoExpectations · 17 replies
    Princeton Patch ^ | September 13, 2016 | Anthony Bellano
    Princeton, NJ -- Hillary Clinton is opening her state campaign headquarters in New Jersey this weekend. Her headquarters will open at 138 Nassau Street in Princeton. The grand opening celebration is Sunday, Sept. 18, noon-2 p.m., the Clinton Campaign announced Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will be in attendance. “Learn how you can help ensure four more years of progress by electing Hillary Clinton as our next president,” the Clinton Campaign said in an email. The Princeton Community Democratic Organization is currently open at that location, where residents are invited to drop in and sign up to volunteer to...
  • Hundreds of NJ votes might not be counted because of Post Office error

    10/18/2016 8:07:49 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | October 18, 2016 | Sergio Bichao
    Amid one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in generations — and one in which the Republican presidential candidate has claimed that the balloting process if “rigged” — thousands of New Jersey voters are at risk of not having their votes counted in November. Clerks in at least three Republican-heavy counties have reported that hundreds of mail-in ballots were erroneously returned to voters instead of being delivered to the county election boards. The problem is with new Post Office equipment that was unable to properly read the mailing address on some — but not all — ballot envelopes mailed...
  • Pedals the Walking Bear Said to Be Killed by a Hunter in New Jersey

    10/16/2016 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/16/2016 | Liam Stack
    Pedals, a beloved American black bear who walked upright and strolled around the suburbs of New Jersey like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon come to life, was believed to have been killed by a hunter last week, animal welfare activists said. His age was not known. Since 2014 residents of Rockaway Township have posted videos online of the bear strolling through their neighborhoods and backyards with admirable posture, his forepaws pulled close to his chest. Many commented that on first glance, Pedals resembled a man wearing a bear suit. But it appears that local celebrity was not enough to save Pedals during...
  • Donald Trump Speech at Hindu Indian American Event in New Jersey (10-15-16)

    10/15/2016 7:19:59 PM PDT · by euram · 53 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Oct 15 2016 | Donald J Trump
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  • Trump pledges strong U.S. ties with India if elected president

    10/15/2016 6:17:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2016 | Steve Holland
    EDISON, N.J. - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged that the United States and India would be "best friends" if he is elected and that he would boost intelligence sharing with India in the battle against Islamic militants. Trump spoke at an event sponsored by the Republican Hindu Coalition to raise money for victims of terrorism. It featured Bollywood-style performers who danced in colorful, traditional costumes. "If I'm elected president, the Indian and Hindu community will have a true friend in the White House, that I can guarantee you," said Trump, who noted that as a real estate developer...
  • Lt. Gov. Guadagno breaks with Christie, won't vote for Trump

    10/11/2016 5:21:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | October 9, 2016 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON — Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is breaking with Gov. Chris Christie and says she will not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and hasn't decided if she'll vote for a third party candidate or forgo casting a vote for president and only vote in the down-ballot races. So, too, is the only declared 2017 GOP governor candidate, state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-Somerset), who says he likely won't vote for president in November, and is calling on Trump to voluntarily step aside.
  • Donald Trump to address Hindu-Americans on October 15

    10/07/2016 8:37:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | October 7, 2016 | Aditya Bhat
    US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will address a Hindu-American rally in New Jersey on October 15. Half of the proceedings from the event would benefit Kashmiri Pandits in India. "This is a charity concert organised for the benefit of terror victims in various countries. The 50 per cent of the proceeds from this concert will go for the benefit of Kashmiri Pandits in India," said Shalabh Kumar, founder of Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC). This will be Trump's first event addressing only a specific ethnic group, PTI reported. Previously, Trump had confirmed his participation to the event in a video...
  • Aragoncillo admits spying for Arroyo foes

    05/06/2006 12:10:34 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 211+ views
    Aragoncillo admits spying for Arroyo foes Estrada, Lacson named co-plotters vs President NEWARK, New Jersey—A Filipino-American intelligence analyst admitted Thursday that for five years he passed top secret information gleaned from White House and Federal Bureau of Investigation computers to conspirators he said were trying to overthrow President Macapagal-Arroyo. Leandro Aragoncillo, 47, a naturalized US citizen who was born in the Philippines, pleaded guilty to a four-count indictment. The conspirators used code words to refer to various people, including calling Ms Arroyo "The Penguin," Aragoncillo admitted. Aragoncillo, shackled at the feet and wearing green jail garb, himself did not...
  • Stockton Poll: Clinton Leads Trump 46%-40%

    10/01/2016 11:24:24 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 67 replies
    Stockton University, NJ ^ | 9/30/16 | Maryjane Briant
    Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a six-percentage-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the presidential contest in New Jersey …
  • Donald Trump to rally Saturday in Lancaster County (Pennsylvania)

    09/29/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Allentown Morning Call's Capitol Ideas ^ | September 28, 2016 | Laura Olson
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is returning to Pennsylvania on Saturday. He'll be holding a 7 p.m. rally in Manheim, Lancaster County, according to Trump's campaign website. It will be held at Spooky Nook Sports, the largest indoor sports complex in the country. Trump also is scheduled to hold a fundraiser Saturday evening in Bergen County, N.J. Tickets for the Trump Victory fundraiser start at $5,000 per person, according to an invitation obtained by the Morning Call....
  • Anti-gun-control video project gets H.S. student suspended (NJ)

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