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  • ‘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
    Speech starts about 2 minutes in.
  • 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)

    MANVILLE — A high school senior says he was suspended and ordered to undergo a psychological exam for completing an anti-gun-control school project he was assigned. Frank Harvey said a Manville High School teacher instructed him to create a video arguing against gun control for a junior college readiness class last year, according to News 12 New Jersey. Harvey produced a video that provided examples of people who used guns to defend themselves from home invaders, the report said. His video also displayed anti-gun-control political cartoons. The teenager ran into trouble when he mistakenly left the thumb drive with the...
  • Christie: I've told 'the absolute truth' about Bridgegate

    09/27/2016 5:41:05 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Newark Star-Ledger ^ | September 27, 2016 | S.P. Sullivan
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday maintained he has told "the absolute truth" about his knowledge of the 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, as two of his former allies stand trial in Newark for their roles in the scandal. David Wildstein, a former executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and federal prosecutors' key witness, has testified that Christie was told of the traffic jams in the midst of the gridlock during a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony. Prosecutors allege the shutdowns were retaliation for the refusal by the Democratic mayor of Fort...
  • 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 · 85 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