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  • Joe Piscopo decides he won't run as a Republican in N.J. governor's race

    03/19/2017 8:56:36 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 18, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON -- "Saturday Night Live" alum Joe Piscopo has decided he will not run for New Jersey governor as a Republican and instead is planning to declare he will jump into the race to succeed Gov. Chris Christie as an independent candidate, NJ Advance Media has learned. Piscopo made his decision because he did not begin the process of running early enough to run as a Republican, according to two sources close to the performer who requested anonymity because they did not want to publicly discuss an official announcement that could trigger state election laws on fundraising.
  • Breaking: Piscopo Makes His Move in NJ Gov’s Race

    03/09/2017 6:08:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    observer.com ^ | 03/08/17 | By Ken Kurson
    PolitickerNJ has learned that Comedian-Actor-Radio Host Joe Piscopo summoned Tony Perry to his residence in Hunterdon County last weekend. Perry is the Chief of Staff to State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Middletown). Piscopo, the morning drive time host on AM970, became highly associated with the Garden State via his Paulie Herman character (“I’m from Jersey”) and Frank Sinatra impressions on Saturday Night Live. He has been frequently mentioned as a possible candidate for governor this year, either as a Republican or Independent. According to a source in Monmouth County Republican politics, no specific political roles were discussed at the meeting, which...
  • Pallone calls Trump a ‘racist’ at Black History Month event

    02/22/2017 5:16:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Dan Alexander
    NEPTUNE — Congressman Frank Pallone called President Trump a “racist” during a Black History Month event on Saturday. Encouraging the audience at the Monmouth County Democrats Black American Caucus to be active and aware of racism like Martin Luther King, Pallone said, “the guy in the White House – he’s a racist. He also doesn’t believe there’s any role in government other than his own ideology,” according to the Asbury Park Press. The 6th district Democrat has been outspoken against Trump on his Twitter feed, calling for disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway after she asked people to buy Ivanka Trump’s...
  • Anger, frustration develop over Congressman Lance's upcoming town hall meetings

    02/17/2017 5:17:25 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 17, 2017 | Marissa Iati
    U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th Dist.) is extremely popular this week. The five-term congressman has filled a more than 900-seat auditorium and an overflow room at Raritan Valley Community College for a town hall meeting on Feb. 22. A second meeting was added for Feb. 25, and constituents who tried to register for that meeting said Friday they were told that session was also filled. Lance's spokesman John Byers, however, said the Feb. 25 event had open seats as of Friday afternoon.
  • 'Day without immigrants' spurs N.J. store closures, work absences

    02/16/2017 4:20:58 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 16, 2017 | Karen Yi
    NEWARK -- Along parts of Ferry Street on Thursday, doors remained shuttered, chairs were stacked and newspapers left uncollected on doorsteps at restaurants and businesses. Some had a message for passers-by: They were closed to support "A Day Without Immigrants," a national boycott meant to highlight the impact immigrants have on the economy. Storefronts posted signs in English, Spanish and Portuguese that read "Nos unimos a un dia sin immigrantes, CLOSED!" or "We are joining the day without immigrants, CLOSED!"
  • Front-Runner Phil Murphy Wants to Be NJ’s Next Governor

    02/15/2017 4:21:21 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    New Jersey Monthly ^ | January 24, 2017 | Kevin Coyne
    If you want to run for governor of New Jersey, you need to be good with names. Take the people who attended a Democratic breakfast at a meeting hall in Union County one week before November’s presidential election. Phil Murphy seemed to know them all. He took the slow route through the crowd, shaking hands, flashing his toothy smile and scrunching his 6-foot-3 frame down into selfie range. Reaching the podium, he gave shout-outs to others on the dais and to the local party officials at the balloon-festooned tables, where eggs were being served.
  • N.J. Democrats say state should pay to protect 'sanctuary cities' from Trump

    02/13/2017 5:38:39 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 13, 2017 | Matt Arco
    TRENTON -- Democratic lawmakers will soon vote on a bill that would protect so-called sanctuary cities in the state from financial hits if President Donald Trump follows through with a promise to cut funding to them. State Sen. Brian Stack, who represents Union City, sponsored the legislation (S2007) that would require the state dole out grants to any municipality or county that has its federal dollars cut for being a sanctuary for unauthorized immigrants.
  • New York: Muslim pleads guilty – tried to aid ISIS and kill FBI agent

    02/10/2017 8:42:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Source: S.I. ISIS wannabe pleads guilty to trying to help terrorist group – NY Daily NewsOn Thursday, Fareed Mumuni pleaded guilty to charges that he planned to aid the terrorist organization and tried to kill a federal agent searching his Staten Island house.His co-defendant Munther Omar Saleh is expected to plead guilty Friday to plotting for the terrorist organization, prosecutors say.Mumuni, 22, planned to go overseas and fight for ISIS. He also planned to build a pressure cooker bomb with Saleh, according to the government. Federal authorities say the two were part of a six-person ring including New Jersey residents...
  • Violence in Jersey City: 5 shootings in 15 hours

    02/09/2017 8:01:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | February 9, 2017
    A 35-year-old man was shot in the head and critically injured in one of five shootings reported around the city in less than 15 hours. Between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 12:30 a.m. Thursday, two men were injured, two guns were recovered, and three people were arrested in connection with the shootings. Gunfire first erupted near Martin Luther King Drive and Bidwell Avenue at about 10 a.m. No one was injured or arrested in the shooting, city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said.
  • Illegal Mexican Raped 2 Girls, Aged 12 and 14 Years Old...

    02/08/2017 3:44:34 PM PST · by muktar96 · 20 replies
    NH ^ | 02/08/2017 | Joey jewasacky
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement informed The Daily Caller Tuesday that a man arrested last week for allegedly sexually assaulting and robbing several young girls is an illegal immigrant. Daniel Omar Mejia-Reyes, 27, was arrested in Long Branch, N.J., last Wednesday after attacking three girls, ages 12, 14 and 16, in one afternoon, according to a criminal complaint obtained by TheDC. According to the complaint, Mejia-Reyes grabbed the 14-year-old victim “and attempted to drag her away from her location, while grabbing her vagina, and making lewd sexual comments.” He allegedly took the 12-year-old’s cellphone and touched her genitalia. He also committed...
  • Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah Wins Kudos for Sanctuary City Exec Order

    02/06/2017 8:39:01 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 25 replies
    Observer.com ^ | 02/06/2017 | Ken Kurson
    Watch for the political stock of Mohamed Khairullah, the Syrian-born Mayor of Prospect Park, to rise in Democratic circles after he signed an executive order on Friday that declared the Passaic County borough of 5,865 a sanctuary for immigrants. Hailing from Aleppo, which has become synonymous with the worst violence of the long Syrian civil war and has thus created tens of thousands of refugees, Khairullah immigrated to the United States in 1991, was elected Councilman in 2001, and has been the Mayor since 2006. According to the order, “No department, committee, agency, commission, officer or employee of the Borough...
  • Johnny Knoxville will star in 'Action Park' movie based on N.J. water park

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

    01/22/2017 12:45:28 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 17, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    KEANSBURG -- As Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno formally launched her 2017 bid for governor Tuesday, she avoided any talk of the unpopular governor who gave her a shot in statewide politics eight years ago. Promising that "better days are ahead in New Jersey," Guadagno in her 22-minute speech at a Mexican restaurant La Playa did not mention Gov. Chris Christie's name at all.
  • Missing New Jersey family members found alive in Virginia

    12/29/2016 9:09:57 AM PST · by Lurkinanloomin · 37 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 12/29/2106 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter have been found alive in secluded woods in rural Virginia, apparently stranded there for days after disappearing on a holiday road trip, authorities said.
  • Murphy vows to defy 'unconstitutional' orders from Trump if elected N.J. governor

    01/09/2017 4:03:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Phil Murphy, the Democratic front-runner in the 2017 race to replace Gov. Chris Christie, picked up the endorsements of New Jersey's Democratic U.S. Senators on Monday and vowed to disobey orders from a President Donald Trump that would violate the constitution or are "un-American." Murphy appeared at his campaign headquarters in downtown Newark to tout the endorsements of U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez. "I will not take orders from an Administration that are unconstitutional or un-American," Murphy vowed.
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Joseph William Tobin leads Archdiocese of Newark (Pictures)

    01/07/2017 9:22:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Joseph William Tobin leads Archdiocese of Newark (Pictures)  
  • Transgender man sues Catholic hospital for canceling 'medically necessary' hysterectomy

    01/07/2017 3:19:52 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    rt ^ | January 7, 2017
    A transgender man is suing a Catholic hospital in New Jersey for canceling his hysterectomy surgery after his doctor deemed the procedure “medically necessary” as part of his sex transition. The surgery was scheduled at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, but an administrator canceled the operation because of the hospital’s religious affiliation.A lawsuit filed on Thursday claims that a Catholic hospital denied a transgender man a hysterectomy due to ethical and religious directives from the US Conference of Bishops. The man, Jionni Conforti alleges that doing so violated his patient’s bill of rights that states hospitals will provide medical services...
  • Growing up transgender in NJ

    12/27/2016 6:07:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 53 replies
    bergen record ^ | April 16, 2016 | Abbott Koloff, Andrew Wyrich and Monsy Alvarado
    A 13-year-old transgender boy from Woodcliff Lake described feeling isolated as he watched friends do something as simple as going to the bathroom at school, while he used a restroom in the nurse’s office.Other North Jersey teenagers said they wondered whether they were alone before they researched what it means to be transgender. A 7-year-old girl expressed questions about her gender identity, and her parents are helping her find out whether she is a boy or a girl. And an 11-year-old boy who has been bullied drew a self-portrait as half boy and half girl.“This is how I feel,” he...
  • Disgraceful scenes as fight breaks out at shopping centre on Christmas Eve

    12/25/2016 11:35:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Express-UK ^ | December 25, 2016 | Cyrus Engineer
    Footage from the Newport Centre Mall in New Jersey shows two people attacking each other as security guards frantically try to keep the situation from boiling over. The fight broke out close to a queue of children waiting to meet the shopping centre’s Santa. One shopper, known only as Larissa, told the New Jersey Journal: “I just seen a bunch of flying fists and I seen the securest guards getting punched and anyone that was in the way getting punched.
  • (NJ) Medal of Honor recipient honored with wreath

    12/23/2016 6:32:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    bergen record ^ | December 23, 2016 | Kelly Nicholaides
    PARAMUS ― Nicholas Oresko was soldier of slender build and small stature ― he stood about 5 feet 7 inches ― but his heroics were the stuff of legend. A recipient of the Medal of Honor, he survived enemy fire and killed a dozen German soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. “Nick changed the course of the war,” said Joe Cutolo, commander of American Legion Post 21 in Cresskill. “When I got to know him, he said he got up on that morning, looked up and said, ‘God, I’m cold and tired. If I die,...
  • (NJ) Historic submarine might be stuck in the mud, USS Ling

    12/23/2016 6:26:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies
    bergen record ^ | December 20, 2016 | Rodrigo Torrejon
    The USS Ling has been berthed in the Hackensack River for more than 40 years – and it might be stuck there. The 312-foot, 2,500-ton World War II-era submarine is the featured exhibit of the New Jersey Naval Museum, which occupies a trailer on land that was once the headquarters of the North Jersey Media Group, which was sold to Gannett in July and publishes The Record. The Ling has been anchored off the riverbank behind the newspaper’s former headquarters for decades. Now, however, museum officials are grappling with the logistical and financially daunting challenge of moving the submarine, which...
  • School lesson says Christians are treating Muslims harshly

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

    12/09/2016 5:43:33 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 59 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 12-09-2016 | Ron Zeitlinger
    One teen was arrested and another suffered a minor injury when a large fight broke out inside Newport Centre mall Wednesday afternoon, police said. A 14-year boy from Carbon Place in Jersey City was arrested for pushing and scuffling with a police officer who had responded to the fight, Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said. He was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest in the incident, which occurred at about 4 p.m. A 14-year-old boy, of Ocean Avenue in Jersey City, suffered a small puncture to his buttocks from an unknown object, Morrill said. He...
  • Rogers shows shades of Trump as he enters N.J governor's race

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

    11/23/2016 8:20:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 09.13.15 | Brent Johnson
    Anyone seeking to understand the psyche of Donald Trump might want to visit a nearly century-old packaging company just off Route 19 in Paterson. There sits Levine Industries, an operation owned by three generations of the same family — most recently by Ted Levine, a 68-year-old businessman who has a few similarities to the billionaire real estate mogul who is now the front runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He doesn't look like Trump. But his personality? "We are going to have the best product that ever existed," Levine exclaimed Friday while discussing an innovative alternative to the hazardous...
  • Can You Spot a Trend in New Jersey’s 10 Credit Rating Downgrades Under Christie?

    11/22/2016 7:45:36 AM PST · by ChessExpert · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | November 22nd, 2016 | Eric Boehm
    Christie says he doesn't pay attention to credit ratings, but maybe he should have. They've been trying to tell him (and other states) something. Since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010, New Jersey has seen its credit downgraded 10 times by the "big three" credit rating agencies. Seriously, though, the state's pension systems are a total mess. When Christie came into office in 2010, New Jersey was facing a $54 billion funding shortfall to pay for current and future retirees. He immediately set about tackling the problem—to his credit—and in 2011 the state passed a pension fund rescue plan...
  • Trump receives standing ovation from churchgoers

    11/20/2016 12:10:33 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 20, 2016 | Kevin Sheehan
    Worshippers at a New Jersey church cheered Donald Trump on Sunday, telling the president-elect to “follow his heart.” Trump arrived at Lamington Presbyterian Church in Bedminster Township for services at 10 a.m. and left to enthusiastic applause at 11:15 a.m. The church is just two miles from The Donald’s Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, where the president-elect was set to interview cabinet candidates. Congregant Jim Tiesi, 66, shook Trump’s hand and told him the nation has his back. “I just told him that I hope he understands the country supports him and not to be distracted by the noise,” said...
  • 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...
  • Despite the pundits who've decided the race is over, polls show the Donald refuses to die

    10/24/2016 12:30:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | October 23, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    As we prepare to enter the final two weeks of this presidential campaign, here's how things shape up: On the one hand, we have a candidate who's accused of hiring crazed fanatics to aid in her campaign. On the other hand, we have a candidate who gets crazed fanatics to help in his campaign for free. Who's going to win? At the moment the most reliable poll in recent history is giving a slight edge to the guy who fires up fanatics for free. That's Donald Trump, and as of Saturday the Investors Business Daily/TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence Poll had him...
  • 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...
  • Baraka calls on NJ mayors to unite around safe gun tech

    10/12/2016 4:44:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    Mayor Ras J. Baraka has a message for the country's gun manufacturers: start employing safe weapons technologies, or the City of Newark will take its business elsewhere. Surrounded by clergy and bi-partisan groups on the steps of Newark City Hall Thursday afternoon, Baraka called on all New Jersey mayors to convene before purchasing additional weapons for their law enforcement agencies and create a list of manufacturers who are listening to their concerns, chiefly: safer gun distribution practices and technologies. "We put our money in places, with people who support what we think is right for our community," Baraka told NJ...
  • 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.
  • NTSB: 1st black box recovered from train crash not working

    10/03/2016 10:39:11 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/2/16 | ap
    The locomotive's recorder has information on train speed. National Transportation Safety Board vice chair T. Bella Dinh-Zarr said she's hopeful the data recorder in the cab control car in the front of the train is functional. Investigators haven't been able to extract that recorder because it's under a collapsed section of the train station's roof. Dinh-Zarr said the train's engineer told investigators the train was operating properly before it crashed Thursday morning. The engineer also said the train was operating at 10 mph as it approached the station. He told investigators he has no memory of the accident.
  • NJ High schooler Suspended for Anti-Gun Control Project

    09/30/2016 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NJ2AS ^ | 09.28.16 | Alexander Roubian
    A Manville, NJ student was suspended and ordered to go under a psychological evaluation after it was found out he was doing an assignment arguing against gun control.Student Frank Harvey was doing a project for class that was on gun control, arguing against it, when he left his flash drive with the project on it in the school library. The flash drive was then found and handed over to the school administrators. After discovering the contents of the flash drive, which in the report included anti-gun control political cartoons and videos and reports of armed citizens defending themselves from criminals,...
  • Ciattarelli set to become first Republican to enter 2017 N.J. governor's race

    09/29/2016 7:51:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | September 29, 2016 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON — State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is set to become the first Republican to formally enter what's likely to be a crowded field seeking to succeed Gov. Chris Christie in next year's election. Ciattarelli (R-Somerset) is scheduled to declare his bid Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Manville High School. "I feel very strongly about pointing New Jersey in an entirely different and new direction," he told NJ Advance Media on Thursday. "I've got specific ideas on how to do that."
  • 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.
  • Revealed: New York bomb suspect's Pakistani links

    09/20/2016 8:23:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | PTI
    Investigations have revealed that Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, the Afghan-born naturalised United States citizen since 2011 and New York and New Jersey bombings suspect, had married a Pakistani woman and had made at least three months-long trips to both Pakistan and Afghanistan since 2014. His Pakistani-origin wife left the US just days before the attacks and authorities are now working with Pakistani and United Arab Emirates officials to get access to her, media reports said on Tuesday. US authorities are working with his wife's home country of Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates in order to question the woman about what...
  • THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: Suspect in N.Y., N.J. bombings arrested after shootout; ‘no indication’ o

    09/19/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    THE WASHINGTON COMPOST ^ | 09/19/2016 | Renae Merle, Matt Zapotosky, Amy B Wang, Mark Berman and Ellen Nakashima
    ELIZABETH, N.J. – Authorities said they apprehended Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old wanted in connection with weekend bombings in Manhattan and Seaside Park, N.J., after a shootout Monday with police officers. The bloody incident capped off a frantic 72-hour period in this region and beyond, marked by the dual bombings, a stabbing spree in Minnesota and then, Sunday night, the discovery of still more explosive devices at a train station here. Even as the widening probe into the bombings continued across this region, authorities sought to reassure residents that the the bombings and additional explosives appeared to be the work...
  • 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.
  • 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. ....
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • NJSP: 1 dead, 5 arrested after highway firefight

    08/30/2016 6:30:19 PM PDT · by Coleus · 50 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | August 30, 2016 | Alex N. Gecan
    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — It must have seemed like something out of the movies.Three men from Atlantic County, one from Ocean County and a teenager were under arrest after a gun battle that left another man dead. The crime scene: A stretch of Atlantic City Expressway traversed by two fast-moving vehicles. Of the five arrested after the Monday violence, four suffered gunshot wounds and two remained hospitalized on Tuesday. The first reports of gunshots came in shorty before 3 p.m., police said. Callers reported moving cars exchanging fire in the eastbound lanes of the Atlantic City Expressway near Exit 12.Soon afterward,...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Man Killed, Pregnant Woman Injured in Newark Shooting: Police

    08/23/2016 7:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | By Michael George and Brian Thompson
    On Saturday, Mayor Ras Baraka had asked the citizens of Newark to observe 24 hours of nonviolence, but violence flared nevertheless. Six people were shot and killed in Newark in a little over 72 hours — a time spanning Friday night to early Tuesday morning. In addition to the 25-year-old man shot Tuesday, three people were killed Friday night, one person Saturday night and one person Sunday night.
  • Battle lines of church and state: Fired over same-sex marriage, educator sues Paramus Catholic

    08/23/2016 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 08.18.16 | ALLISON PRIES
    By 2015, she had risen through the ranks at Paramus Catholic High School, her alma mater, to dean of guidance in just four years, and she had been serving as head coach of the elite Lady Paladins basketball team since the retirement of the longtime coach, Al Roth, the year before.But in January, she lost it all.  Drumgoole, of Bogota, says the school fired her from both of her jobs after administrators learned that she was married to a woman.  Now, she has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Hackensack alleging that Paramus Catholic; its president, James P. Vail;...