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  • Gov. Murphy condemns Trenton arts festival shooting [tr]

    Gov. Murphy on Monday condemned a weekend shooting at an arts festival in Trenton that injured 22 people and left one of the suspected gunmen dead and he vowed to bring those responsible for “the lawlessness” to justice. Murphy praised law enforcement officers for their response when gunfire erupted early Sunday morning at the Art All Night event at the Roebling Wire Works warehouse. Authorities said Monday that several officers fired their weapons during the encounter with at least three suspects. It was unclear whether the wounded were struck by police or the gunmen. Authorities say the shooting began amid...
  • One dead, multiple injured in shooting at New Jersey art festival

    06/17/2018 8:36:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 17, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    Father’s Day fun turned into chaos at a New Jersey all-night arts festival when two gunman opened fire — injuring over a dozen people, including a 13-year-old boy, early Sunday. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said that 16 of the 20 people injured were treated for gunshot wounds, and that four, including the teen, were in critical condition. One of the suspects, a 33-year-old man, was killed and the other was in custody. The Art All Night festival in Trenton NJ., didn’t appear to have been targeted and the shooting was prompted by a fight at the event, Onofri said....
  • Opinion: New NJ gun laws don’t make us safer

    06/17/2018 8:37:34 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies ^ | June 14, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The gun control bills that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed this week won’t save lives. If anything, it will lead to more crime and death. The laws aim to keep firearms out of the wrong hands, expand background checks, and reduce magazine size. But at best, the new laws will harass otherwise law-abiding New Jerseyans and make it difficult for the poor to defend themselves.
  • Democrats gain entry to NJ immigration detention center after arguing with cops, 'literally

    06/17/2018 1:40:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 33 replies ^ | 6/17/18 | Gregg Re
    Full title.................Democrats gain entry to NJ immigration detention center after arguing with cops, 'literally banging on the door'.................Seven Democratic lawmakers gained entry to an immigration detention center in New Jersey on Sunday after "arguing" with the police and "literally banging on the door," one of the congressmen posted on Twitter. The Father's Day episode was the latest in a series of similar trips by Democratic lawmakers to immigration detention centers, which are part of a broader effort to draw attention to the family members who have been separated by federal authorities while illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the...
  • Several shot, one killed at Art All Night in Trenton

    06/17/2018 4:36:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | June 17, 2018
    A 24-hour celebration that showcases local artists turned into the Wild West early Sunday morning amidst a fight inside a warehouse. At least one person was killed and numerous others were injured in a shootout that happened at the Art All Night celebration in the Roebling Market section of the city. “When we got here around 2:30, it didn’t look like we were coming to Art All Night,” city resident Franco Roberts said. “It looked like we were outside of a Philadelphia club after the bar closes and people who don’t want to leave are standing around their cars smoking...
  • Medical flight crashes, killing pilots on way to pick up sick patient

    06/15/2018 7:21:55 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    MSN, FOX News ^ | 6/15/2018 | Stephen Sorace
    Two pilots who were killed this week when a small plane crashed in New Jersey were on a non-emergency medical flight to pick up a patient in Massachusetts for treatment in Philadelphia, officials said. Pilot Robert Winner, 69, of Marlton, and co-pilot Timothy Scannevin, 71, of Southampton, both died shortly after the twin-engine Hawker Beechcraft 58 Baron went down in Springfield Township, in Burlington County, reported.
  • Governor to Sign 6 Bills Stripping Citizens of Gun Rights (New Jersey)

    06/14/2018 3:56:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies ^ | June 13, 2018 | Steve Straub
    On Wednesday, the governor is expected to sign a package of bills approved by the Democrat-controlled Legislature — a few of which received wide support from Republicans. The following bills are sitting on Murphy’s desk: * A1217, which will create restraining orders in the state allowing family members and others to ask a judge to have a person’s guns seized and ban them from buying weapons for up to a year. * A1181, which will mandate law enforcement in the state to seize a person’s guns if a mental health professional determines they pose a threat to themselves. * A2758, which will strictly define that state residents need...

    06/13/2018 6:17:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | June 13, 2018 | Mychal Simmons
    Six new gun-control laws were enacted Wednesday, including smaller ammunition magazine limits and new "red flag" laws designed to take guns from people deemed dangerous. Though New Jersey has among the nation’s most restrictive gun-control systems, most Democrats have been pushing for years to enact more, particularly in response to school shootings. Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, D-Camden, recalled a Statehouse meeting he had in April 2013 with Connecticut parents whose children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The cut in the maximum ammunition magazine, from 15 to 10 rounds, is one proposal that those parents emphasized. “We made...
  • How N.J. is becoming ground zero in America's gun control debate under Phil Murphy

    06/13/2018 12:03:53 PM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 6/13/2018 | S.P. Sullivan
    New Jersey already had among the toughest gun laws in the United States when Gov. Phil Murphy took office, but the new Democratic governor didn’t waste any time to crack down even further amid a contentious national debate over gun control. Murphy is expected on Wednesday to sign a package of bills further tightening the regulation of firearms in the Garden State. The actions are once again putting New Jersey on the front lines when it comes to gun control, a debate that has taken on a even higher profile following school shootings in Florida and Texas.
  • New Jersey’s Attorney General demands 80-percent receiver makers stop selling in state

    06/13/2018 7:32:31 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 26 replies ^ | 06/13/18 | Chris Egar
    Attorney General Gurbir Grewal sent letters to a number of gun parts manufacturers threatening legal action unless they halt future sales in New Jersey. Grewal’s action targets unnamed “ghost gun makers” who he argues advertises build and kits to New Jersey residents with possible civil action under New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act, with as much as a $10,000 penalty for initial offenses. He holds that fraud is committed because the makers do not disclose that possessing a firearm classified under state law as an unregistered “assault weapon” in New Jersey is a crime. “As the chief law enforcement officer...
  • Democrats Issue List of Demands for North Korea Deal

    06/11/2018 9:08:19 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 87 replies ^ | 11 Jun 2018
    Senate Democrats have written a letter to President Donald Trump with a list of requirements that any deal with North Korea must meet if they are to support it. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led six other leading Democratic senators in declaring “that a deal with North Korea must”:
  • Strip mall shoplifting bust turns into deadly police shooting

    06/11/2018 12:26:39 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 54 replies ^ | 06/11/2018 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Cops were hunting for a robbery suspect Monday after one of his alleged accomplices was fatally shot by a cop whom she was trying to run over at a strip mall in New Jersey, authorities said. Police in Deptford Township responded to a report of a shoplifting in progress at a Marshall’s department store at 1800 Clements Bridge Road at about 3:40 p.m. Saturday and found three suspects who fled the store with a “substantial amount of unpaid merchandise,” according to a statement by Bernie Weisenfeld, a spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. One of the suspects, Raoul Gadson,...
  • Mayor apologizes for his 80-year-old mom's racist Facebook rant (Democrat, of course)

    06/10/2018 3:17:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | June 8, 2018 | Anthony G. Attrino
    The mayor of Palisades Park issued an apology Thursday after his mother posted a profanity laced and racist message on Facebook slamming Koreans, who make up more than 50 percent of the borough's population....
  • Seth Grossman Wins GOP Primary in New Jersey’s 2nd District

    06/06/2018 7:18:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Msn ^ | June 6, 2018
    In a stunning upset, Seth Grossman won the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd district on Tuesday night, emerging from a crowded primary race to replace retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo. Grossman, a former Atlantic County freeholder and Atlantic City councilman, received 40 percent of the vote as of 10:30 p.m., according to The New York Times. Hirsh Singh, a South Jersey engineer who was the perceived frontrunner of the race, had nearly 31 percent. Former Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi followed with 22 percent of the vote, while former FBI agent Robert Turkavage had 7 percent.
  • John Stossel exposes corrupt politicians in Edgewater, New Jersey

    06/06/2018 10:50:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 6, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    John Stossel exposes corrupt politicians in Edgewater, New Jersey In Edgewater, New Jersey, developer #1 owns land and wants to build apartments.Developer #2 has apparently bribed the local government to deny developer #1 permission to build the apartments.John Stossel asks the mayor and members of city council if they are on the take from developer #2, but their lawyer advises them not to answer.
  • (NJ) Gov. Phil Murphy's got a revenue problem? It's the spending, stupid!

    06/06/2018 11:37:51 AM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies
    star ledger ^ | 05.27.18 | Paul Mulshine
    I was driving over to Trenton the other day when I noticed a white sports car coming up on my left. At first I thought it was a Corvette. But as it sped past I realized it was something far more exotic: an Acura NSX. At $200,000, the NSX costs about $130,000 more than a Corvette. But it was so beautiful I decided I needed to buy one anyway. Unfortunately, I have a revenue problem. The Star-Ledger doesn't pay me that kind of dough. So I'm stuck with my current sports car, which was built in the prior millennium. That's...
  • What the hell happened to Bob Menendez in Tuesday's primary?

    06/06/2018 9:00:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies ^ | June 6, 2018
    Lisa McCormick's surprisingly strong showing against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in Tuesday's Democratic primary begs the question: What about Bob? McCormick, a virtual unknown who did not report spending any money on the race, received the support of almost 4 in 10 Democratic voters. While Menendez, D-N.J., was never seriously threatened with losing his party's nomination for another Senate term, his performance wasn't a good sign coming on the heels of his Senate Ethics Committee admonishment and a criminal corruption trial that ended in a hung jury before the charges were dropped.
  • Crony Developments

    06/06/2018 4:55:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | June 6, 2018 | John Stossel
    "Are you on the take?" When I tried to get Edgewater, New Jersey, politicians to answer that question, the mayor wouldn't discuss it, ultimately telling me, "You may sit down." The town of Edgewater is right across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Anyone fortunate enough to live there gets a spectacular view of New York City's skyline. But the Edgewater city government wants to seize a choice piece of waterfront land for itself. The spot in question is owned by a developer, the Maxal Group. Maxal bought the property for about $26 million and then spent millions more to clean...
  • Menendez hit with protest vote from some Democrats as he and Hugin win Senate primaries

    06/05/2018 10:47:55 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 22 replies
    U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who overcame federal corruption charges, won his Democratic primary Tuesday but faced a surprisingly strong challenge from an opponent who reported spending no money. The Democrat will face former Celgene Corp. executive Bob Hugin, who easily won the Republican primary over construction company owner Brian Goldberg. Menendez, D-N.J., was never in danger of losing. But his opponent, community newspaper publisher Lisa McCormick, had nearly 40 percent of the vote with 99 percent counted. McCormick, who began and ended the race as a virtually unknown candidate, fared much better than expected.
  • Polls close in Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, as eight states hold primaries

    06/05/2018 6:16:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Voting precincts have closed in Alabama, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota as eight states hold primaries Tuesday, including in California where the Democratic Party’s plan to regain control of the House of Representatives faces a big test. The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin will win Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary in New Jersey. But it is too early to project a winner on the Democratic side, where incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez is battling fellow Democrat Lisa McCormick. Menendez’s corruption and bribery case is expected to play a starring role in...