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  • Former DEA agent, employee charged with secretly running strip club

    05/20/2015 2:21:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/20/15 | Nate Raymond
    U.S. authorities announced charges on Wednesday against a former Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor and a technology specialist at the agency for failing to disclose their ownership stake in a New Jersey strip club. David Polos and Glen Glover, the DEA employees, made false statements to the government by not disclosing they were part owners of Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge in South Hackensack, according to a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan. The club features scantily clad and sometimes topless women, many of whom were undocumented immigrants illegally in the United States, the complaint said. Prosecutors said the men did...
  • N.J. tree that survived Revolutionary War, Sandy chopped down on Earth Day

    05/14/2015 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 40 replies
    NJ ^ | 06 May 2015 | Jessica Mazzola
    A township view 200 years in the making has changed, after a historic tree town officials thought was protected by municipal ordinance was lawfully cut down by a developer. The swamp white oak tree at 29 Ocean Street had been designated a "bicentennial tree" in Millburn – one that town officials believed to be at least 200 years old. It was one of 23 trees designated as such in the town's 2014 Environmental Resource Inventory Report. The township had an ordinance prohibiting the removal of the historical trees, and named trees to the protected list via resolutions. "I looked at...
  • Role of government powers at issue in pension case

    05/07/2015 7:32:46 AM PDT · by redreno
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 05/06/2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers' unions on Wednesday while one justice wondered if the state had engaged in a "bait and switch." The state Supreme Court probed whether the state has a contractual obligation to pay what it agreed to in a 2011 pension overhaul law and tried to get lawyers from both sides to explore whether such a finding would represent an overstepping of the courts' role and put it in the middle of the state budget process every...
  • Footage Catches Officers Saving Woman From A Car Crash Just Before The Situation Goes Up In Flames

    04/21/2015 9:04:50 PM PDT · by null and void · 15 replies
    IJR ^ | Reid Mene
    Dramatic police dash cam footage, provided by New York’s Fox affiliate WPIX, caught the recent rescue of a New Jersey woman getting pulled to safety out of her overturned convertible – just in time. Kinnelon Police Officers Mark Ehrenberg and Ricky Ferriola arrived at the crash scene where they saw the 2006 Toyota Solara convertible toppled over with smoke fuming out, while forty-five-year-old Dawn Milosky, remained unconscious and pinned inside. The officers rushed to Milosky’s aid, and can be heard on the tape yelling: “Can you hear me?” Despite their attempts, there was no response. After cutting through the seat...
  • N.J. deli owner who ignited fury with ‘White History Month’ goes out of business

    04/19/2015 5:39:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 46 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 04/19/2015 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    Jim Boggess, whose "White History Month" sign at his New Jersey deli ignited a firestorm, has posted a new placard. This one says: "Forced Out of Business." And he's also created a GoFundMe page pleading for money from strangers. On the crowd-sourcing site, Boggess writes,"On march 1st, I hung a sign in my deli window saying, 'Celebrate your white heritage in March, White History Month". . . Then the bottom dropped out and customers were no longer coming into my deli." Saying he was forced to close his dying business, Boggess bemoans his fate and says he lost "my American...
  • A Grave Problem – NJ Ban on Religious Headstone Sales Could Violate Constitution

    03/27/2015 6:34:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/26/15 | Kevin J. Jones
    Trenton, N.J., Mar 26, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A New Jersey law crafted to ban the Archdiocese of Newark from selling cemetery headstones might not pass muster under judicial review, according to a constitutional law expert. Matthew Franck said the law “may well be violating the freedom of religion” guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution because it “singles out religious organizations for disfavored treatment.” Franck directs the Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Princeton, N.J.-based Witherspoon Institute. He characterized the law as “a direct assault on the freedom of churches to offer services to the bereaved...
  • (Re-post) Priest Ejected while Pro-abort Politician Honored

    03/19/2015 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Daily Catholic ^ | April 5, 2001
    NEWARK, New Jersey, Apr. 4, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) - Father Peter West, a staff member at the Priests for Life group in New Jersey, was recently physically thrown out of a Catholic school hall while a pro-abortion politician was being honored inside.    While not a Priests for Life-sponsored event, Father West and a group of 15 pro-lifers protested the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Newark on Sunday, March 18. Their complaint was that pro-abortion politician Jim McGreevey, the Democrat candidate for governor, was appointed grand marshal of the parade. Father West noted that much of the parade and events afterward...
  • Bishop objects to group in parade (St. Patricks's Day),Serratelli rallies priests against NOW

    02/23/2006 1:17:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 799+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 2/23/06 | MAURA McDERMOTT
    The bishop of the Paterson Diocese has asked priests in Morris County to contact organizers of the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Morristown and express their concerns that a group that supports abortion rights plans to participate. In a letter dated Feb. 13, Bishop Arthur Serratelli wrote that the National Organization for Women's support for "abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women ... stands against the teachings of the Church and the Catholic values that St. Patrick in his life as a missionary and bishop worked tirelessly to promote." The county chapter of NOW has marched in the...
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) votes to formally recognize gay marriage and allow same-sex weddings

    03/18/2015 7:07:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/18/2015 | Tobias Salinger
    Members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have voted to make the 1.8-million-member, 10,000-congregation denomination the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage allow same-sex weddings. The Presbytery of the Palisades in New Jersey cast the necessary 86th vote Tuesday night to establish that a majority of the church’s 171 regional presbyteries now support an amendment to the church constitution that redefines marriage, the Associated Press reported. “Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives,” the church’s Book of Order will read,...
  • Hillary Clinton is Going to Jail

    03/11/2015 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 71 replies
    Conservative Daily ^ | 03-11-2015 | Joe Otto
    We’ve learned a lot about Hillary Clinton over the past few days and as the evidence against her continues to stack up, it is becoming clear that she will likely be charged with a crime. If convicted, it’s likely she could face jail time. I stayed up late last night reading into all of the allegations against Hillary and it is worse than we previously thought. A few days ago, it was revealed that during her entire time at the State Department, Hillary Clinton only used a private email address (even to conduct official business). Now, we’re finding out that...
  • Oh my: DOJ preparing to file criminal corruption charges against Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez

    03/06/2015 12:36:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2015 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline via Dave Weigel: “DOJ confirms that Bob Menendez is a New Jersey politician.”There’s no louder Democratic critic of Obama’s Iran deal than Menendez and now here he is, about to be indicted. Hmmm. Maybe I spoke too soon in questioning Lee Smith’s theory that the White House has decided to start destroying the Iran-deal skeptics on its own side. People briefed on the case say Attorney General Eric Holder has signed off on prosecutors’ request to proceed with charges, CNN has learned exclusively. An announcement could come within weeks. Prosecutors are under pressure in part because of...
  • CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST 72-YEAR-OLD NJ MAN WITH FLINTLOCK PISTOL

    02/26/2015 2:58:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 02/25/15 | AWR Hawkins
    On February 17, Breitbart News reported that 72-year-old Gordon Van Gilder was facing felony charges for having an unloaded flintlock pistol in his car. On Wednesday, The Daily Journal reported that charges against Van Gilder had been dropped.
  • Flintlock from 1700s could land elderly NJ man in prison

    02/18/2015 4:05:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    A retired teacher is facing 10 years in prison and the loss of his state pension for possessing a flintlock pistol that may not have been fired since George Washington was alive, his attorney told FoxNews.com on Wednesday. In a case that underscores the Garden State's strict gun laws, Gordon Van Gilder, a retired English teacher and collector of historical items, has been charged with criminal possession of a handgun and faces up to 10 years in prison. If the 72-year-old is convicted, the charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 3.5 years and the pension Van Gilder earned as...
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Facing New Criminal Investigation

    02/05/2015 4:03:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 5, 2015 | By JOSH MARGOLIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, as well as members of his administration, a man at the center of the investigation told ABC News. The U.S. attorney’s office in New Jersey has interviewed former Hunterdon County Assistant Prosecutor Bennett Barlyn, who claims he was fired because he objected to Christie officials dismissing indictments against political allies of the governor. Barlyn confirmed the investigation to ABC News. It was first reported by the International Business Times. “It is true,” Barlyn told ABC News, saying he was interviewed by federal authorities at his Pennsylvania home...
  • Paterson, NJ Student Slams Teacher on the Floor for taking his phone away

    01/23/2015 6:42:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 42 replies
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  • People are fleeing N.J. faster than any other state, moving company says

    01/06/2015 12:30:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 01/06/2015 | By Jeff Goldman
    <p>Nearly two of every three families making an interstate move involving New Jersey last year were leaving the Garden State, the highest rate in the country.</p> <p>New Jersey had the greatest percentage of outbound moves of any state nationally last year with almost 65 percent departing, according to a company which bills itself as the largest transporter of household goods in the country.</p>
  • New Jersey Hiker Photographed Bear Before It Killed Him

    11/26/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies
    CBS NewYork/ ^ | November 26, 2014
    Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve. The photos show the bear behind a fallen tree in the woods. Investigators say the phone was found with puncture marks from the bear. ... West Milford police and the state Environmental Protection Department said last month that the bear did not seem interested in food and exhibited “stalking type behavior.”
  • Three school teachers set to be fired after private chat room emails revealshocking discussion about

    12/16/2014 4:04:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 16 December 2014 | Joel Christie for The Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Three school teachers set to be fired after private chat room emails reveal shocking discussion about their 'moron' special needs students Three elementary teachers in a New Jersey school district have been caught having a shocking conversation about some of their special needs students, referring to them as 'morons' and 'short bus kids' - and are now set to be fired as a result. The teachers - Tyler Van Pelt, Maria Weber and Maryellen Lechelt - allegedly engaged in an inappropriate online discussion on October 23 while training in a new technology to be implemented in their school...
  • Chris Christie sparks social media firestorm for sitting with Cowboys owner.....

    12/15/2014 7:30:29 AM PST · by southern rock · 25 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Kevin Manahan
    Chris Christie sparks social media firestorm for sitting with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during Eagles' loss(full title)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Dallas Cowboys fan, sat with team owner Jerry Jones during the Dallas Cowboys' 38-27 victory over the Eagles on Sunday night — and the political lightning rod sparked a Twitter blaze.
  • Reenactors in Ringwood offer spirited reading of Declaration of Independence

    12/04/2014 7:11:44 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    the record ^ | 7.5.14 | RICHARD COWEN
    CHRIS PEDOTA/Staff photographer Larry Stephan of Oakland, center, on the porch of the Ringwood manor reading the Declaration of Independence to visitors who braved the rain Friday. When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to celebrate the Fourth of July in the pouring rain, they huddle under trees at the Ringwood Manor, pop up umbrellas and make the best of a soggy situation with a spirited reading of the Declaration of Independence.  On a Fourth of July that offered more soak than sizzle, hundreds gathered for the traditional reading of our nation’s founding creed,...
  • Be on the lookout for wild turkeys

    12/04/2014 7:36:59 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies
    the record ^ | 11.24.14 | JIM WRIGHT
    jim wright Expect to see more wild turkeys in the coming months as they congregate near food sources, an expert says. Here's a toast to turkeys — not the ones gracing so many dinner plates a week from today, but the wild ones that have made a remarkable comeback in New Jersey in recent decades after disappearing in the mid-1850s. Since the state Division of Fish and Wildlife reintroduced wild turkeys to the state with the release of 22 birds in 1977, the population has grown to more than 20,000.  Folks will likely start seeing more and more flocks...
  • The Revolutionary War in Bergen County is talk topic

    12/04/2014 7:22:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.18.14
    Park Ridge – The Pascack Historical Society will recognize the 238th anniversary of the beginning of the American Revolution (1776-1783) on Sunday, Sept. 28 when historian Todd W. Braisted speaks about "Bergen's Wars," in the Ellen Berdais Hall at the Society, 19 Ridge Ave. Admission is free and children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. The American Revolution was fought extensively in Bergen County. Throughout the war, conflicts raged from Ramapo to Paulus Hook (Jersey City) and all points in between. Major massacres of colonists happened in Old Tappan (Baylor Massacre) and Closter. British troops pillaged and plundered local...
  • Who Has the Magic Plan to Stop the New Jersey Exodus?

    11/29/2014 10:16:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/29/2014 | ROD KACKLEY
    New Jersey’s openly gay state assemblyman, who was called “numbnuts” [1] in 2012 by Gov. Chris Christie (R), thinks he can do what Christie has never been able to do, numb or not: get New Jerseyans to stay in New Jersey.Assemblyman Reed Gusciora’s (D) solution is astoundingly simple. He wants to offer state home and business owners the opportunity to slash their property taxes by 25 percent.The New Jersey Legislature would then be tasked with figuring out how to make up the difference through budget cuts.The best Christie has been able to offer is a cap on future property...
  • Sayreville football parent reveals sexual nature of alleged locker room hazing ritual (Exclusive)

    10/08/2014 4:10:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 104 replies
    NJ.com ^ | October 8th, 2014 | Matthew Stanmyre
    It came without warning. It would start with a howling noise from a senior football player at Sayreville War Memorial High School, and then the locker room lights were abruptly shut off. In the darkness, a freshman football player would be pinned to the locker-room floor, his arms and feet held down by multiple upperclassmen. Then, the victim would be lifted to his feet while a finger was forced into his rectum. Sometimes, the same finger was then shoved into the freshman player’s mouth. This disturbing hazing within the storied Sayreville football program, as told to NJ Advance Media on...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in New Jersey Violating Laws

    05/12/2011 12:57:44 PM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in New Jersey Violating Laws Trenton, NJ -- A recent inspection of a Planned Parenthood abortion center in New Jersey finds the facility is violating several different health and safety laws designed to protect women. The news comes after another facility, earlier this year, was caught offering to arrange abortions on victims of sex trafficking. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/12/planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-in-new-jersey-violating-laws/
  • Paterson hosts Native American festival, focused on Great Falls

    11/28/2014 7:24:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.23.14 | Minjae Park
    Mitsu Yasukawa/ Staff Photographer Kodi Tarrant, 6, of Shinnecock, N.Y., waiting his turn Sunday as other dancers of Silver Cloud present their traditional dance at The Paterson Museum. The Sand Hill Band of the Lenape and Cherokee Indians, The Paterson Museum, and the National Park Service presented a festival of culture of the indigenous community of Paterson. PATERSON — Long before Alexander Hamilton identified the Great Falls as the site of the country’s first planned industrial city, and textile mills harnessing the water power multiplied, thrived, withered and crumbled, the Leni-Lenape Indians fished and hunted in the once densely...
  • Ex-Newark staffer admits birth certificate scheme (NJ)

    11/22/2014 9:02:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2014 1:54 PM EST
    Federal prosecutors say a former Newark city employee has admitted producing fraudulent New Jersey birth certificates that were later sold by a co-conspirator. Cory Cooke, of Newark, faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to a single count of producing false identification documents. Prosecutors say the 45-year-old Cooke worked in Newark’s Office of Vital Statistics and was responsible for issuing official state birth certificates. …
  • (Ben) Franklin Turnpike? Not so fast; It's Named for his Illegitimate son, William

    11/27/2014 6:11:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | November 27, 2014 | Jeffrey Page
    Who was Lee of Fort Lee, Votee of Votee Park and Merritt of Camp Merritt? The Name-Dropper gives you the lowdown on some of the people whose names you see on public statues, memorial plaques, park signs, highways and even some local streets around North Jersey. Have suggestions? Email them to features@northjersey.com and put Name-Dropper in the subject field.Everybody knows that Franklin Turnpike was named for the grand old man of the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, right?You remember Ben, the heavyset guy who flew that kite in the electrical storm, who invented bifocals and the concept of the lending library....
  • Christie calls on House GOP to compromise

    11/17/2014 1:17:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    WREX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2014 | Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Making a rare Capitol Hill appearance, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday encouraged the GOP's newest members of Congress to embrace compromise and common ground as they shift to a governing role following their party's midterm rout. The Republican governor, who is contemplating a 2016 presidential bid, addressed newly elected House Republicans and their spouses during a closed-door orientation luncheon inside the Capitol. The often-outspoken Christie declined to answer questions from reporters afterward, but attendees said offered a distinctly bipartisan tone. "He did talk about compromise and finding common ground," said incoming Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J....
  • New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Gov. Christie Promises to Veto

    11/14/2014 3:49:21 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | November 14, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    The New Jersey Assembly today passed a bill to legalize assisted suicide and it will now send the measure to Governor Chris Christie, who has promised to veto it.After impassioned speeches on both sides of the debate, the New Jersey Assembly passed the bill on a 41-31 vote. Since the legislation already had the approval of the state Senate, it now heads to the governor.Just days after Brittany MaynardÂ’s assisted suicide launched a national debate on the ethics of the controversial practice, the New Jersey Assembly became the first state to attempt to join others which have approved it. Marie...
  • NJ, Tea Party Vote "NO" to the Ballot Questions, 11-04-14

    11/03/2014 10:31:23 AM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies
    Important Questions on the ballot, next Tuesday, November 4 There are two State questions that are proposed constitutional amendments. One relates to your right to bail and pretrial release, and the other is on Open Space. If you are in Morris County, there is a third question that is also about Open Space.   Please use this information to inform your friends and family, and tell them it is critical for them to get out to vote! Public question No. 1 - End the Right to Bail !!!! A “yes” vote on this constitutional amendment would END your current right...
  • Who should or shouldn't be quarantined? (i.e., concerning Chris Christie's NJ quarantine rules)

    10/29/2014 8:12:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies
    10/29/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Even though Amber Vinson has been declared Ebola-free, and has left Emory University Hospital, if this nation is to quarantine those (be they symptomatic or asymptomatic) who came into contact with someone like Thomas Duncan, then should those who have come into contact with Amber Vinson (be it on day 1 to the day she left the hospital) be quarantined? If Kaci Hickox is "obviously ill," per Chris Christie, then she would obviously be symptomatic according to Chris Christie. If she is symptomatic, then Chris Christie would not only have to quarantine her, but anyone who came into contact with...
  • Bell Leads Booker Among Independents in New Jersey

    10/27/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 10/27/14 | William Kristol
    In the latest wave of the New York Times/CBS/YouGov poll, Cory Booker leads Jeff Bell 51-39. Bell's admirers (of which I'm one) might be tempted to conclude: Not a bad showing for Bell in a race where the conventional wisdom has been that Booker would win by at least 20 points. Bell's run an interesting campaign, he's raised important issues, it looks as if he'll achieve a respectable if losing result while being massively outspent, and one can leave it at that. Not quite so fast. Take a look at some of the poll's internals. Booker is winning Democrats by...
  • Man Caught With "Ebola" Heroin at New Jersey Hotel: Police

    10/23/2014 3:58:20 AM PDT · by palmer · 5 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 Updated at 11:52 AM EDT | Associated Press / NBC New York
    A 47-year-old New Jersey man was arrested at a hotel Monday after authorities allegedly found more than 600 packets of heroin, many of them branded "Ebola," for sale, along with crack cocaine. Barnabas Davis was taken into custody at the Ramada Inn on Route 9 in Toms River after officials executed a search warrant for the rear suites. Investigators allegedly found 633 wax folds containing heroin and about 40 grams of crack cocaine in his possession. ...
  • N.J. 7th-grader suspended, drug tested for twirling pencil: reports

    06/26/2014 12:22:51 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    A 13-year-old New Jersey boy was suspended from school Thursday for twirling his pencil around in math class and making another student uncomfortable. Ethan Chaplin, a 7th-grader at Glen Meadow Middle School in Vernon Township, was twirling around a pencil with a pen cap on it when a student behind him yelled, “He’s making gun motions, send him to juvie!” a local news station reported. The school suspended Ethan and ordered him to undergo a physical and psychological evaluation, his father, Michael Chaplin, told the station.
  • Brigham’s Last License Is Revoked, Should Close His 8 New Jersey Abortion Facilities

    10/10/2014 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    operationrescue ^ | October 9, 2014 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Operation Rescue urges all other states with Brigham abortion facilities to shutter them immediately in light of the New Jersey Board’s findings.By Cheryl SullengerTrenton, NJ – The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners voted yesterday evening to revoke the final medical license held by the notorious abortionist, Steven Chase Brigham, noting that he betrayed the trust of the women he exploited.In New Jersey, unlicensed persons are unable to hold ownership in medical facilities, so the Board’s revocation decision should force Brigham to shut down his eight abortion offices he operates there.“He dons the mask of caring practitioner but he...
  • N.J. medical board revokes abortion doctor's license

    10/09/2014 5:46:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    nj.com ^ | 10.08.14 | Susan K. Livio
    The state’s physician disciplinary board tonight revoked the license of Steven C. Brigham, a controversial doctor accused of skirting state rules by starting the process of late-term abortions with five women in his South Jersey office, and ordering them to drive to his Maryland clinic where the procedure was finished.Finding several counts of gross negligence, deception and official misconduct against him, the state Board of Medical Examiners also ordered Brigham to pay $140,000 in penalties. At a future hearing, the board will decide how much of the state's court costs he will be ordered to pay; the tab is expected...
  • NJ Poll Puts Obama’s Performance Rating At All-Time Personal Low (41% in NJ!)

    10/06/2014 6:21:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.(CBS) – A new poll suggests many New Jersey residents don’t have a lot of confidence in President Obama’s performance in office. That’s the assessment of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. Director Patrick Murray breaks down the numbers: “He’s got a 41-percent approve to 54-percent disapprove rating among the state’s voters. He does a little better among all adults…45-percent to 50-percent. But these are the worst numbers that we have ever recorded in our poll for President Obama since he took office in 2009.”
  • A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease with her beatification

    10/04/2014 10:54:02 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 34 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/4/2014 | FOX
    A beatification Mass for Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, who died in 1927 at age 26, will be led Saturday by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. It is the third in a four-step process toward sainthood.
  • Christie, Obama approval ratings drop in New Jersey

    10/03/2014 5:34:41 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    Gov. Christie's job approval rating dropped to 46 percent among New Jersey voters, one of his lowest, in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. At the same time, President Obama's approval rating hit an all-time low in New Jersey of 41 percent among registered voters, according to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll also released Wednesday.
  • Corvette driver parks like jerk, Clifton man's revenge goes viral [w/video]

    09/25/2014 7:29:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 92 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Myles Ma
    <p>CLIFTON — Some people have very nice cars. Some of those people park like jerks to keep the plebes of the world from parking too close.</p> <p>Kyle DeMattia, 20, of Clifton, encountered such a person Sunday at the local Red Robin.</p>
  • Police Kill a Bear Cornered at Urban New Jersey Home

    09/26/2014 6:04:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies
    ny times ^ | May 11, 2006 | TINA KELLEY & RONALD SMOTHERS
    — To Alexis Simms, a custodian at Augusta Elementary School, it was "just a cub, the cutest thing you had ever seen." But to animal control officers and the local police who had tracked it for more than an hour through the closely packed backyards of this Essex County town, it was an addled and frightened black bear that had reared up as if to charge. Taking no chances, the police shot and killed the 218-pound bear about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. It was the second bear in five days to be killed after wandering into an urban area where a...
  • New Jersey Teen Heads to Court to Defend Her Right to Say 'Under God' in Pledge of Allegiance

    09/24/2014 7:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/24/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A New Jersey high school student and her family have entered the ongoing legal battle over a lawsuit by an atheist group seeking to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Samantha Jones, a senior at Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, and her family filed an official response to a lawsuit by the American Humanist Association. "If anyone wants to remain silent, that is their right. But it is not their right to silence me," said Jones in a statement. "When I stand up, put my hand over my heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance, I am...
  • New Jersey hiker killed by black bear: police

    09/22/2014 10:59:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 22, 2014 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    The bear began to follow the hikers and they scattered... Four of them regrouped but Patel was missing and they contacted police, it said. Patel's body was found about two hours later. "Evidence at the scene indicated that the victim had been attacked by a bear. ... In New York state, a bear killed a 5-month-old girl in 2002 after knocking her out of a stroller and dragging her into the woods of the Catskills Mountains.
  • Chris Christie is poised to reclaim frontrunner status

    09/19/2014 9:59:15 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 73 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 19 at 1:41 PM | Robert Costa
    Influential Republicans in early presidential primary states believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is poised to once again become a frontrunner for the party’s 2016 nomination, following a news report that federal scrutiny of a bridge-closing scandal has not implicated him. “If he had been found in the wrong, he would have been irreparably damaged,” said Matt Moore, chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. “This is hugely helpful.”
  • Homegrown jihadist shoots N.J. teen 8 times, calling it a ‘just kill’: report #BrendanTevlin

    09/18/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT · by Diago · 118 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9-18-14 | Jessica Chasmar
    A brutally murdered 19-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly targeted by a self-proclaimed homegrown jihadist who called it a “just kill,” Fox News has revealed. Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, was stopped at a red light driving home from a friend’s house on June 25 when Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly walked up his car and fired ten rounds, striking him eight times. Mr. Brown then drove the car, with Tevlin’s lifeless body still in it, to a parking lot in West Orange and left him there, Fox News reported. Police initially announced the arrest of three suspects in Tevlin’s murder, calling...
  • Teen use of tanning beds still high among white girls

    08/29/2014 7:05:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | Kathleen O'Brien
    They want to look nice for the prom. They want to “put down a good base” for their upcoming Shore trip. They want to do it because it’s free on Tuesdays. While most nationwide teenagers appear to be heeding the warning to avoid tanning beds, nearly a third of white high-school girls still use indoor tanning devices.
  • Accused killer says Livingston teen's murder was 'vengeance' against U.S.

    08/21/2014 7:38:34 AM PDT · by JoyjoyfromNJ · 24 replies
    NJ.com, NJ Advanced Media for NJ.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Dan Ivers/NJ Advanced Media for NJ.com
    The man accused of gunning down a Livingston [NJ]teenager in his car earlier this summer told investigators the murder was an act of retribution for U.S. military action against Muslims in the Middle East. . . .[Ali Muhammad]Brown, 29, also confessed to killing the other men, all of whom, like Tevlin, were shot multiple times in isolated areas late at night. He described the murder as a “just kill” – carried out against an adult male who was not in the company of any women, children or elderly persons, court papers said. . . .
  • NJ: Man Stabbed by Wife - Police Destroy Safes, Take his Guns

    08/12/2014 2:49:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Robert Lintner, 64 was seen holding his wife outside his home and calling for neighbors to call police.  He had been stabbed in the neck by his wife in a domestic dispute.   His wife is 65.   She was arrested, and he was treated and released.  Then it gets interesting.   Remember, this is New Jersey, where the government says that you have no rights to weapons, only what the state allows you.  From nj.com: Following standard protocol, officers responding to the domestic incident tried to secure any weapons in the house, the chief said. When Lintner would not...
  • Officer videotaped criticizing Obama resigns (“if he doesn’t follow the Constitution” etc.)

    08/07/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 7, 2014 3:41 PM EDT
    A New Jersey police officer under investigation after he was videotaped making disparaging comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution has resigned. Part-time Officer Richard Recine was called to the Helmetta town hall Monday because resident Steve Wronko was seen videotaping inside. …