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  • NJ college professor charged with child pornography

    09/25/2016 6:52:34 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    WPIX 11 ^ | September 3, 2016 | Talia Tirella
    FREEHOLD, N.J. — A college professor was arrested and charged with child pornography-related offenses Thursday. Robert Berardo, 56, was charged with one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child for distribution of child pornography, one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography with intent to distribute, and one count third degree endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
  • "Trump will go 26th"

    09/21/2016 2:45:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/20/16 | Jet Wintzer
    So this weirdness just happened on our way to Hoboken at 7AM this morning on the New Jersey Turnpike. On 1630 AM radio, a voice keeps repeating "Trump will go 26th". It went on for at least 5 minutes from when the radio tuned it in while scanning. Near the Newark airport I78 part of Turnpike. Just landed in a Jason Bourne movie.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fq_OYmLC3w    
  • Wanted NY/NJ bomb suspect sued his local police; they PERSECUTED him for being a Muslim

    09/19/2016 7:51:02 AM PDT · by dead · 45 replies
    The prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings sued his local police force and claimed they were persecuting him for being a Muslim. Ahmad Rahami said in a lawsuit that cops in Elizabeth, New Jersey subjected his and his family to discrimination and 'selective enforcement' based on their religion. The family - who used the name Rahimi in the legal papers - claimed that police tried to shut down their chicken restaurant, called First American, too early each night with 'baseless' tickets and summonses. Ahmad, 28, his father Mohammad Sr, 53, and his brother Mohammad, brought the...
  • NY/NJ bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami in custody, was shot and taken to hospital: NBC

    09/19/2016 10:57:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 19, 2016 | Katie Little and Christine Wang
    New York/New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was taken into custody Monday after a shootout with police during which two officers were injured and Rahami was shot, authorities said. The shootout happened in Linden, New Jersey, hours after authorities announced the 28-year-old Afghan immigrant was suspected in the weekend bombings that injured 29 people. A witness spotted a man sleeping in a doorway of a local bar and called the police at 10:30 a.m. ET, Captain James Sarnicki of the Linden Police Department told MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports." An officer approached the man and tried to wake him, Sarnicki...
  • NY, NJ Bombing Suspect Rahami in Custody After Shootout

    09/19/2016 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Raebie · 147 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 19, 2016 | By Jonathan Dienst, Pei-Sze Cheng and Lori Bordonaro
    Ahmad Rahami a 28-year-old naturalized Afghanistan citizen was taken into custody by police in Linden, New Jersey, a senior law enforcement official said.
  • Active shooter on Elizabeth Avenue in Linden, New Jersey

    09/19/2016 8:08:19 AM PDT · by Raebie · 117 replies
    BNO News ^ | September 19
    Police and other emergency services in New Jersey are responding to reports of an active shooter on Elizabeth Avenue in Linden in Union County, according to initial reports. There are reports of injuries. The incident happened at around 10:45 a.m. ET on Monday when police were called for reports that someone was shooting at cars passing by in the 500 block of East Elizabeth Avenue, which is near the Linden train station. Officers rushed to the scene and it is believed a suspect is in custody, according to initial reports. There are reports of injuries, including as many as two...
  • A Weekend Of Coincidences

    09/19/2016 3:00:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    It was a weekend of coincidences: acts declared not to be terrorism that just happened to look a great deal like…terrorism. After a bomb went off at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan and another bomb was found four blocks away, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said: In a press conference in the aftermath, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said, “This was an intentional act.” However, he added that he didn’t think it was terrorism, and refused to agree with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said that the bombing was “obviously an act of...
  • New York bombs ‘both pressure cookers filled with shrapnel’

    09/19/2016 12:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    France 24 ^ | September 19, 2016 | Kena Bentacur, AFP
    The bomb that injured 29 people in central New York on Saturday and another device found nearby were both shrapnel-filled pressure cookers, US media report, as law enforcement probe for potential terrorist links. Twenty-nine people were injured when a bomb exploded in New York's upmarket Chelsea neighbourhood on Saturday night, damaging buildings, shattering glass and sending shrapnel flying across the street. A second bomb was uncovered by police four blocks away and defused safely, before being sent to the FBI in Virginia for forensic examination. Both bombs were filled with shrapnel and made with pressure cookers, flip phones, Christmas lights...
  • FRESH BOMB THREAT: Explosion at New Jersey train station day after New York blast

    09/18/2016 10:41:54 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 87 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Sept 18,2016 | By PATRICK CHRISTYS
    AN EXPLOSION has reportedly taken place at a New Jersey train station just a day after a huge blast ripped through New York, injuring 29.
  • Suspicious Device Found On Train Tracks In Elizabeth

    09/18/2016 8:44:18 PM PDT · by Revel · 95 replies
    CBS ^ | 9-18-16
    ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A suspicious device was found on the Northeast Corridor train tracks in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Sunday night. The suspicious item was found in the area of North Broad and Westfield Avenue. Area businesses have reportedly been ordered to shut down and evacuate as bomb technicians have a robot checking the suspicious device. A hazmat team has also been requested to the scene. Police are evacuating and securing the area around the train line. Service has been temporarily suspended between Newark Airport and Elizabeth stations in both directions. ....
  • Three Terror Attacks In One Day: It’s Time For Liberals To Step Aside

    09/18/2016 7:59:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Project Purge ^ | September 18, 2016 | Jared Wyand
    Let’s recap yesterday’s round of cultural enrichment.First, we had a terror attack in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The pipe bomb was set to go off next to thousands of racers running by in a 5k charity race for Marines. Had it not been for a late start, we’d be talking about #NewJerseyStrong and the deaths of hundreds of our fellow Americans.Second, a Muslim Jihadist went on a stabbing rampage at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He went around asking people if they were Muslim and if they answered no, he stabbed them yelling “Allahu Akbar”. He’s instructed to do...
  • Officials probe bombings, stabbings in three U.S. cities in a 12-hour span (Made by same person)

    09/18/2016 6:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2016
    <p>Police believe the two devices that were detonated in New Jersey and New York were made by the same person, a law enforcement source told Fox News on Sunday, as authorities move forward with investigations into the incidents as well as the ISIS-backed stabbing rampage in Minnesota — separate incidents that have cemented fears the United States is still a prime terror target.</p>
  • Bomb explodes near Marine Corps race in New Jersey

    09/17/2016 2:37:43 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 12 replies
    An explosion that went off in a garbage can Saturday morning in a New Jersey beach town likely was timed to disrupt a Marine Corps charity run, authorities said. Three pipe-bomb-type devices wired together were found near the boardwalk in Seaside Park. No injuries were reported, and a four-block area was evacuated, authorities said. An initial examination showed the devices were rudimentary, with some type of timer, and only one of them detonated, two federal law enforcement officials told CNN. Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County prosecutor's office, said he believes the blast was meant to affect...
  • Explosion Evacuates Seaside Park, NJ Boardwalk Area At Jersey Shore

    09/17/2016 1:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Patch ^ | September 17, 2016 | Tom Davis
    Breaking: The boardwalk area in Seaside Park was evacuated Saturday because of an explosion, authorities say. A lockdown was in place. The boardwalk area in Seaside Park was evacuated - and a lockdown was in place - on Saturday because of an explosion as authorities searched well into the afternoon for any possible suspects. No one was injured in the blast and no additional devices were found after a search at a charity 5K race that was expected to draw 3,000 people, many of them veterans of the armed services, authorities said. No one has been arrested in connection with...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bomb explodes on route of charity 5k run for military ...

    09/17/2016 9:29:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: BREAKING NEWS: Pipe Bomb explodes on route of charity 5k run for military: Thousands of runners evacuated from Jersey Shore after explosion inside trash can — and there 'may be a second device' Authorities say pipe bomb exploded shortly before the Semper Five Run at Seaside Park, New Jersey The bomb was in a garbage can when it exploded, leaving no injuries The race, which is a 5K to benefit marines and sailors, was canceled because of the blast A pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town shortly before thousands of runners were due to take part...
  • Explosion in Seaside Park, New Jersey, near 5K under investigation

    09/17/2016 8:50:18 AM PDT · by knak · 27 replies
    wabc ^ | 9-17-16
    SEASIDE PARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating an explosion in Seaside Park at the site of a 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors. The incident, which occurred around 9:30 a.m., happened on the route of the Third Annual 5K Semper Five race. The Ocean County Sheriff's Department confirmed that no one has been injured and that there was no damage to the surrounding area. The investigation is still active. Officials said participants in the run to benefit Marines and sailors had been scheduled to pass by the area around the time the blast occurred. But the start...
  • NJ county threatening to sue state DOT over highway project shutdown

    09/16/2016 5:32:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | September 15, 2016 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Passaic County, NJ, has announced its intention to sue the state's Department of Transportation for costs resulting from Gov. Chris Christie's order to shut down all projects funded through the near-empty Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), according to The Record.Citing safety issues, Passaic County officials said they used their own funds to continue with certain state projects after the shutdown, such as a $330,000 repaving project that left raised manhole covers exposed. The county has a multimillion-dollar lineup of infrastructure projects now on hold.Passaic County Counsel William Pascrell, who notified the state DOT of Passaic's intention to sue over...
  • ACLU to Newark: Stop arresting city's prostitutes

    09/12/2016 7:09:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | September 12, 2016
    The New Jersey ACLU is slamming the city's police department for a sting operation that netted 13 prostitution-related arrests this weekend, arguing that the department is wasting its time targeting "consenting" adults. The arrests, according to a lengthy statement from ACLU-NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer, "raise concerns yet again about Newark's embrace of failed and destructive 'Broken Windows' policing strategies." "Using our criminal justice system to harass, arrest and incarcerate consenting adults who agree to exchange sex for money is a poor use of the NPD's limited resources," he said.
  • 'Crazy Eddie,' electronics chain kingpin with 'insaaane' prices, dead at 68

    09/11/2016 1:14:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    —He was known as Crazy Eddie. Eddie Antar, the electronics kingpin who once presided over a retail empire spanning four states, died Saturday, according to a family member. Antar's company was known for its  frenetic television advertising of a seemingly crazed pitchman—before it all collapsed like a house of cards in a multi-million-dollar securities fraud.
  • Newark in NJ voted world’s 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.
  • 2 charged in shooting that critically injured Atlantic City cop

    09/04/2016 10:19:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | September 3, 2016
    Two Cumberland County men were charged Saturday in the shooting of an Atlantic City police officer as he foiled an armed robbery near a casino parking deck, prosecutors said. State Police arrested Martell Chisholm, 19, of Millville, and Demetrius Cross, 28, of Bridgeton, without incident, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton. Both men face charges, including attempted murder, robbery and weapons offenses. A third suspect was shot by police and died on a nearby street. ADVERTISING Chisholm, Cross and Jerome Damon were robbing a group of three other men near the Caesars casino Atlantic City parking lot on Arkansas Avenue...
  • New Jersey Governor Christie upends old income tax deal with Pennsylvania

    09/03/2016 11:01:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 2, 2016 5:46pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Christie said on Friday the state would begin taxing income earned by people who work in New Jersey but live in Pennsylvania, ending a long-standing arrangement with the neighboring state. Pulling out of the nearly 40-year old “reciprocity” agreement would allow New Jersey to raise more revenue starting Jan. 1. Christie, a close ally of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, said in a statement that he was forced to act because the Democrat-controlled legislature created a $250 million budget hole in June by relying on public employee health insurance cuts they have not yet made. If lawmakers...
  • New Jersey priest suspended for homosexual advocacy

    09/03/2016 11:49:24 AM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 09-02-2016 | Staff
    A New Jersey priest has been suspended from public ministry because of his persistent homosexual advocacy. Father Warren Hall revealed on Twitter that he had been suspended by Archbishop John Myers of Newark, because his public statements and actions are “confusing the faithful.” Last year Father Hall had been removed from his post as chaplain at Seton Hall University because of his outspoken support for homosexual causes. Father Hall indicated that he thought his suspension showed that Archbishop Myers was out of step with Catholic thinking. He wrote on Twitter that “@Pontifex’s Reform are taking too long.”
  • Atlantic City cop critical, suspect dead in shooting outside Caesars

    09/03/2016 11:08:12 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | September 3, 2016
    An Atlantic City police officer was shot and wounded and a suspect is dead in a shootout at a casino parking deck early Saturday morning, authorities said. The incident occurred outside Caesars Atlantic City casino around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. The officer, reported to be in critical condition, was rushed to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in the city, according to authorities. The officer and his partner came under fire when they got out of their patrol car, according to authorities.
  • ...HERMINE HEADED FOR THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • 11 Injured, 1 Critical After Ferry Heading To N.J. Hits Kayakers: Cops

    08/31/2016 4:37:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Patch ^ | August 31, 2016 | Tom Davis
    At least 11 people were injured — one critically, nearly losing an arm — when a ferry heading to New Jersey hit people kayaking, according to police. Five people were taken to hospitals near Jersey City, most with minor shoulder and back injuries after the Hudson River accident. The NYPD Harbor Unit says the instructor suffered a partially severed arm, according to WABC-TV. The incident happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday near Pier 79 on Manhattan's west side as a group of 10 kayakers were paddling down the river, according to News12. The group was riding in eight kayaks, and...
  • Christie vetoes $15 an hour minimum wage bill pushed by N.J. Democrats

    08/30/2016 3:58:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | August 30, 2016 | Matt Arco
    PENNINGTON-Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday vetoed a proposal to boost New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Republican governor visited a Pennington grocery store to make remarks and announce the veto of the legislation. It's the second time during his time as governor that Christie rejected a minimum wage hike sent to him by the state's Democratic-controlled Legislature. The move was met with outrage by Democratic-leaning groups. Christie also argued more employees would be replaced by automated kiosks at small businesses if the state hikes its minimum wage. "That's the way of the future if we continue to...
  • Police: 5 Shot In Egg Harbor Township Shootings, 1 Dead

    08/29/2016 6:35:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 29 AUGUST 2016 | CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA
    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) — Authorities announced on Monday that multiple people were shot in Egg Harbor Township. Police say that there are five total victims and one of them has died. New Jersey State troopers, Egg Harbor Township Police and ATF agents had to take over a section of a Wawa parking lot where an SUV involved in the shooting remained parked. State Police and Egg Harbor police responded to the Wawa parking lot on Tilton Road in Egg Harbor Township, just off exit 9 on the Atlantic City Expressway. Police say they are believed to be involved...
  • NJ Transit Cop Drags Man From Tracks Seconds Before Arriving Train

    08/29/2016 10:24:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    nbc newyork ^ | 29 Aug 2016
    A New Jersey Transit police officer spotted a man lying on the railroad tracks in Secaucus and managed to pull him to safety mere seconds before a train arrived.
  • Donald Trump to address Hindu Americans at New Jersey rally (9/24, 17K seat venue)

    08/28/2016 7:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    India.com's The American Bazaar ^ | August 26, 2016 | Staff
    Republican nominee Donald Trump will address Hindu American supporters at a rally in New Jersey just two days before the first presidential debate next month. Trump is scheduled to meet the community on September 24. This is the first address by Trump to the community. The event is titled “Humanity united against terror” and is planned at a venue in New jersey which can seat 17,500 people. “Trump will be with us for nearly four hours,” Shalabh Kumar, an Illinois businessman whose year-old outfit Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) is hosting the event, told Hindustan Times. As per a AFP report,...
  • Obummer! Board nixes bid to rename Jersey City school for prez

    08/26/2016 10:18:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | August 26, 2016
    President Obama can't catch a break in Jersey City. A first-term assemblywoman's effort to rename a city elementary school after the nation's first black president fizzled this week when the school board rejected the move, two months after the board approved naming a different school after Maya Angelou instead of Obama. The board's action this week came amid accusations of backroom deals and officials being left in the dark about the school renaming process. And it has left Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, who made renaming a Jersey City school after Obama one of her first initiatives after taking office in January,...
  • Trump To Make NJ Campaign Home Base In Parsippany

    08/25/2016 8:41:16 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 7 replies
    Parsippany Patch ^ | 8/25/2016 | Yvonne McGreevy
    With most of New Jersey's voters residing in the northern half of the state, Republican presidential nominee will most likely make his appeal to Jerseyians via a Parsippany home base, according to The Daily Record. District 25 senator and NJ campaign co-chair for Trump, Joseph Pennacchio, told The Daily Record that the office will probably open shortly at Powder Mill Plaza on eastbound Route 10. A Trump campaign office did open in Edison this past May, but closed shortly after. Pennachio explained to The Daily Record, "About two-thirds of the state population lives north of Middlesex County, so it makes...
  • New Jersey governor vetoes bill requiring smart guns be sold

    08/24/2016 7:49:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:32 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday rejected legislation to increase the sales of smart guns, saying the measure would make the state “inhospitable” to legal gun ownership. Christie, a Republican, conditionally vetoed the measure that would have required state gun retailers to keep an inventory of smart guns, which can be fired only by authorized users. He sharply criticized the Democrat-led Legislature, which sent him the bill for the second time this year in June. He had previously pocket-vetoed the measure. “This bill is reflective of the relentless campaign by the Democratic legislature to make New Jersey as inhospitable as possible...
  • New Christie Vetoes Call for Shall-Issue Right to Carry & Clean Repeal of Smart Gun Mandate

    08/24/2016 12:57:32 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 11 replies
    Vetoes Propose Deleting “Justifiable Need” As a Carry Permit Requirement, and Clean Repeal of the Smart Gun Law Mandate with No Strings Attached! “Conditional Veto” Format Would Allow the Legislature To Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions and Immediately Implement Them Please Tell Legislators to Accept Governor Christie’s Conditions! Wednesday August 24, 2016: In a blockbuster announcement today, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed two pieces of anti-gun legislation (A3689 and S816), imposing dramatic conditions that would change them into pro-gun measures establishing shall-issue right-to-carry and repealing New Jersey’s 2002 “smart gun” law mandate with no strings attached. Copies of the vetoes are available...
  • N.J. woman charged with murdering missing woman during her second attempt on her friend’s life

    08/21/2016 8:26:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tobias Salinger
    A New Jersey woman and an accomplice tried to kill her friend last year and succeeded months later, prosecutors said Wednesday. Police found the body of missing 41-year-old woman Tyrita Julius wrapped in a tarp and buried in the backyard of the Long Branch home of one of her killers Tuesday, according to Monmouth County officials. A man who lives there, Andre Harris, and Julius’ friend, Jennifer Sweeney, were charged with murdering her.
  • Marketing U.S. Citizenship and Childbirth Services at Meadowlands Hospital[NJ]

    08/19/2016 10:28:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    NJ Spotlight ^ | 10 Aug 2016 | Lilo H. Stainton
    A New Jersey hospital advertises its services to pregnant Russian women who want to give birth in the U.S., enabling their children to qualify for dual citizenship This is the first in a series of articles investigating Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center. In this story we take a look at the facility’s AmeriMama birth-tourism program. Our second story details the hospital’s questionable business practices; the third, its ties to powerful NJ politicians.. A company based in the Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center has been advertising online to Russian citizens, encouraging pregnant women to come to the Secaucus facility to give birth —...
  • New Jersey Appeals Court OKs Religiously Discriminatory Disinheritance

    08/15/2016 11:09:18 AM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 08-15-2016 | Howard Friedman
    In In re the Estate of  Kenneth E. Jameson, (NJ App., Aug. 12, 2016), a New Jersey appeals court held that New Jersey law does not bar an individual from disinheriting his or her child for religiously discriminatory reasons. At issue was a will challenge by Stacy Wolin whose parents' wills were drafted when she was in college and in a romantic relationship with Marc Wolin, a Jewish man who she later married.  Her Catholic parents objected strenuously to her dating Marc because of his Jewish faith.  The court rejected a series of challenges to the father's will, including ones charging...
  • Trump Wants Campaign Offices In All 50 States

    08/12/2016 5:20:17 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 47 replies
    Political Wire ^ | August 12, 2016 | By Taegan Goddard
    Donald Trump’s campaign has asked the RNC to open offices in all 50 states, a move one party aide said is a “complete waste of resources,” Playbook reports. “For example, why boost resources in a state like Idaho, which is going to vote for Trump, or states like Hawaii or Massachusetts that certainly will not? An RNC source said it was a ‘fool’s errand’ and more for Trump’s ‘ego’ and for ‘bragging’ purposes, instead of deft campaign strategy. The source said it was a ‘personal request’ by Trump to have offices in all 50 states.”
  • Man's Trump T-shirt sparked crowbar attack, cops say

    08/09/2016 7:12:52 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 88 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 8/9/2016 | Jessica Mazzola
    BLOOMFIELD — A 62-year-old man was beaten with a crowbar by a complete stranger who allegedly took issue with the man's Donald Trump T-shirt, police said Tuesday. The man was walking on West Passaic Avenue on Wednesday when a man he did not know pulled up in an older gray car, Bloomfield police said. The driver questioned the 62-year-old about the Donald Trump shirt he was wearing, and then followed him into the parking lot of the Friendly's restaurant on Broad Street, police said. The man then got out of his car with a crowbar, and during an altercation, struck...
  • Lesbian Couple Sue Over New Jersey Rules for Fertility Treatment

    08/08/2016 7:31:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 8, 2016 | MEGAN JULA
    Five years ago, Erin and Marianne Krupa chose to start a family. They moved to Montclair, N.J., from a more conservative environment in North Carolina, and decided that Erin would carry their first child. Erin Krupa remembered her fertility doctor looking her in the eye and promising to help her become pregnant. But there were complications. At an appointment with her doctor in 2013, Ms. Krupa, then 33, learned that she had benign cysts on her uterus and Stage 3 endometriosis, in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside. That meant she was infertile....
  • New Bill Will Make Drinking Coffee While Driving a Criminal Act

    08/08/2016 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 98 replies
    “Violators could face a $200 to $400 fine for the first offense and a $400 to $600 fine for a second offense. A third or subsequent offense could mean a fine of $600 to $800 and up to a 90 day license suspension, as well as motor vehicle points,” according to nj.com.
  • Soros, Steyer, and Democracy Alliance Work to Retake Colorado

    08/05/2016 9:56:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 5, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The Democratic Party’s top donors are pouring money into Colorado political groups, drawing attention to state legislative contests and ballot fights that could affect the redrawing of key congressional districts, public records show. Billionaire hedge fund managers George Soros and Tom Steyer are steering money to Colorado state senate candidates, while the Democracy Alliance, a leading left-wing donor club created ten years ago by four wealthy Colorado Democrats, provides financing for an interconnected network of Democrat-aligned political groups. Campaign finance data reveals how the Alliance and its top donors are implementing a strategy conceived last year to retake power at...
  • Dangerous booby-traps found along a popular North Jersey trail

    08/04/2016 4:32:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 04, 2016 | Anthony G. Attrino
    Booby-traps made from buried boards and nails, strung barbed wire and hidden broken bottles have been placed for the past month on a park trail popular with hikers and bicyclists, police said Thursday. The traps were found by a Wayne resident in High Mountain Park Preserve, Wayne police Capt. Laurence W. Martin said in a statement.
  • Taj Mahal casino closing; Carl Icahn says he lost $100M

    08/03/2016 4:49:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 3, 2016 7:15 PM EDT | Wayne Parry
    Donald Trump has been gone from Atlantic City for years, but his name has lived on in glowing neon on the façade of a casino he no longer owned. But later this year, the Republican presidential nominee’s name will disappear from the seaside gambling resort — along with 3,000 jobs. The Trump Taj Mahal casino, opened 26 years ago by Trump, announced Wednesday that it will shut down after Labor Day. The business now belongs to Trump’s friend and fellow billionaire Carl Icahn, who decided he can no longer support a casino losing millions of dollars each month amid a...
  • Court refuses to drop corruption charges against Menendez

    07/29/2016 11:30:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    A federal appeals court on Friday refused to drop corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), according to The Associated Press. Menendez's attorneys had argued that his actions on behalf of a campaign donor were protected because he's a sitting senator, but the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed. Prosecutors allege that Menendez received bribes from Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist and wealthy Florida donor, in the form of campaign donations and extravagant gifts. In return, Menendez allegedly set up meetings with government officials to arrange favors for Melgen. Both men pleaded not guilty last year. In February, Menendez’s...
  • Trump Goofs on Where Tim Kaine Is From

    07/28/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 73 replies
    US News ^ | 7/28/16 | AP
    MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a shot Wednesday at Hillary Clinton's running mate, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, for doing a terrible job as governor of New Jersey. The problem, of course, is that Kaine was governor of Virginia. Her running mate, Tim Kaine, who by the way, did a terrible job in New Jersey," Trump said at a news conference in Miami. "He was not very popular in New Jersey, and he still isn't." Trump might have confused Kaine with former Republican New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean, pronounced the same as Kaine. Kean led the...
  • RNC 2016: Donald Trump may be all over the map, but that's a good thing | Mulshine

    07/24/2016 6:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    At a meeting of the New Jersey delegation to the Republican Convention in Cleveland last week, Gov. Chris Christie said he expects to see Donald Trump make a real effort to win New Jersey this fall. "If he spends time and money he can be in play here because I don't think there is any great love here for Hillary Clinton," Christie said. "Given that he likes to sleep in his own bed at night, it's a quick trip over." Christie went on to say that Trump and campaign manager Paul Manafort have also said that Connecticut will be in...
  • Christie Met With Trump Vetting Adviser Sources Say

    07/12/2016 4:11:11 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/11/2016 | Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump's top vice presidential vetting adviser -- Washington lawyer A.B. Culvahouse -- traveled to New Jersey Saturday to meet with Gov. Chris Christie, according to sources familiar with the plans. The meeting lasted approximately three hours and followed Christie's prior submission of the 100+ question vetting questionnaire, tax records and access to medical history. Sources tell NBC News, Culvahouse devoted a significant amount of time discussing the George Washington bridge lane closures, widely known as "Bridgegate." The Culvahouse interview for finalists is in addition to a personal, though less formal interview with Trump himself. Those two interactions cap the...