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  • Rio 2016: N.J. (Catholic) high school phenom McLaughlin aims to make Olympic Team on Sunday

    07/10/2016 8:22:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Jim Lambert
    Sydney McLaughlin, New Jersey's 16 year-old sensation, will attempt to become one of the youngest U.S. track and field Olympians when she competes in the finals of the women's 400-meter hurdles at Sunday's U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. McLaughlin, who turns 17 on Aug. 7, needs to finish in the top three in her race to make the Olympic team, which will compete in the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 400 hurdles race is scheduled for Sunday at approximately 7:03 p.m. EST. and will shown on NBC. McLaughlin, who will be...
  • Criminal Hillary Clinton Talks Smack From Teleprompter In NJ; Trump Responds

    07/06/2016 11:24:20 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 41 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 7-6-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Who is career criminal Hillary Clinton to talk about anything? This horrible woman allowed state secrets to be disseminated to everyone in the world through her incompetence when she was Secretary of State. She is an embarrassment to this country. If she had even a semblance of a conscience, she would disqualify herself from running for president. Here's a line she used trying to bait NJGovernor Chris Christie: If your governor would start doing his job instead of following Donald Trump around holding his coat, maybe New Jerseys economy would get going again. Says the career criminal who stole millions...
  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims

    07/04/2016 10:27:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/4/16 | James Wilkinson
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.
  • MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON IN 'NANNY CAM' BEATING

    06/30/2016 9:17:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 44 replies
    abc13 ^ | 30 June 2016
    The video was graphic and difficult to watch, showing a burly man push his way into the suburban home and begin to punch and kick the woman for several minutes, at one point throwing her down a flight of stairs, all while the toddler watched from the couch. Custis then fled the location with some jewelry, including the victim's wedding ring.
  • New Jersey Assembly Approves Bill For More Smart Gun Sales

    06/28/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    RENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) More smart guns would be sold in New Jersey under a measure that cleared the state Assembly Monday. As WCBS 880s Kelly Waldron reported, the measure would create a roster of so-called smart guns, which can only be fired by authorized users, available for sale. The bill would also require most New Jersey gun retailers to carry a couple of smart guns in their stores.
  • Detention OK for 6th-grader who called vegetarians 'idiots'

    06/09/2016 8:11:34 AM PDT · by DFG · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/09/2016 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, N.J. New Jersey education officials say a school was allowed to give detention to a sixth-grader who told a student who doesn't eat meat that "vegetarians are idiots" and that "he should eat meat because he'd be smarter and have bigger brains." The Courier News of Bridgewater reports the state education commissioner's office ruled the Montgomery school district was allowed to discipline the student. It happened in the Lower Middle School in 2014. School officials found the comments were harassment, intimidation and bullying because they targeted a "distinguishing characteristic" under state law. The student received five detentions. The...
  • LIVE THREAD: June 7, 2016, Primary Elections -- Get out the vote!

    06/07/2016 1:45:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 248 replies
    US Presidential Election News-- 2016 ^ | US Presidential Election News
    Tuesday, June 7th primaries California 546 delegates Montana 27 delegates New Jersey 142 delegates New Mexico 43 delegates South Dakota 25 delegates North Dakota D Caucus 25 D delegates
  • New Jersey: Clinton Holds Narrow Lead Trump in General Election

    05/31/2016 8:19:11 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 47 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 5/31/2016 | Monmouth University
    West Long Branch, NJ Hillary Clinton holds a narrow lead over Donald Trump in an early read of New Jersey registered voters five months before the general election. The Monmouth University Poll finds that neither candidate has solidified support among core constituent groups. With the top of the ticket taking shape for both parties, speculation has turned to a couple of Garden State office holders as potential running mates. The poll finds that one name in particular the states own governor may actually put New Jersey electoral votes further out of reach for Trump. In a head-to-head...
  • Nervous, Hillary? Clinton ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that ...

    05/30/2016 10:33:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Complete Headline: Nervous, Hillary? Clinton ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that Bernie could embarrass her as he closes the gap to just two points Hillary Clinton is heading back to California earlier than expected, wanting to pull of a win over a surging Bernie Sanders Sanders is dedicating almost all of his time and energy to upset Clinton in the California primary, being held a week from Tuesday Today Hillary Clinton marched in a Memorial Day parade for her adopted hometown of Chappaqua, New York Today Hillary Clinton changed her schedule for the week, canceling...
  • $1.9M settlement in botched abortion

    12/31/2009 6:12:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 694+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | JAMES M. O'NEILL | December 13, 2009
    Metropolitan Medical Associates in Englewood, among the states largest abortion clinics, reached a $1.9 million settlement with a woman who suffered massive hemorrhaging, a coma, a stroke and a hysterectomy after she had an abortion at the facility in 2007. The incident led to an inspection by the state, which shut the facility down for more than a month until improvements were made. The settlement includes $1 million from the facility, $575,000 from one of the doctors involved in the case and $325,000 from another doctor who had assisted. The settlement was first reported in the New Jersey Law Journal.Rasheedah...
  • Planned Parenthood Referred Sex Traffickers to Shoddy Abortion Center

    02/02/2011 1:56:25 PM PST · by julieee · 4 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 2, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Referred Sex Traffickers to Shoddy Abortion Center Trenton, NJ -- During the discussion captured on video of a Planned Parenthood staffer helping alleged sex traffickers obtain abortions for young women, the staffer referred them to another abortion facility to better conceal the abortions. However, the abortion center in question has a shoddy history and once put a woman in a coma after a botched abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/02/planned-parenthood-referred-sex-traffickers-to-shoddy-abortion-center/
  • Court says 2nd Amendment doesnt trump NJs strict gun laws

    05/24/2016 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 60 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 24, 2016 | Dan Alexander
    A Bergen County man has lost his bid to fight the confiscation of his guns and ammunition following a domestic violence arrest and charges that he had high-capacity magazines and hollow-point ammunition. An appellate decision on Tuesday upheld a Superior Court judges earlier ruling that Arthur Vinogradsky was no longer qualified to be a gun owner even though the charges against him were eventually dropped. Its the latest example of New Jerseys gun-control laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. In New Jersey, residents must apply to their local police departments to obtain permits to buy, own or...
  • Atlantic City, Americas Worst-Rated Town, Stares at Default

    04/29/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 28, 2016 | Timothy W. Martin and Heather Gillers
    Atlantic City has so little money left that it could miss a $1.8 million bond payment due Sunday, a step that would make it the first New Jersey municipality to default on debt since the Great Depression. The Jersey Shore gambling destination has endured years of strain as a third of its casinos shut down. But now its cash levels are low enough that bankruptcy is a possibility for the 39,000-population city, according to Mayor Don Guardian.
  • Abortion Clinic Files for Bankruptcy After Firing Employees When They Became Pregnant

    04/22/2016 11:29:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    It isnt difficult to guess the reasons why a late-term abortion clinic in New Jersey didnt want pregnant employees to be working there. It could be bad for its $1.8 million-a-year business. The Pilgrim Medical Center, a Montclair abortion clinic that advertises same-day, late-term abortions, recently lost a discrimination lawsuit filed by three former employees who said they were fired after becoming pregnant, according to the Wall Street Journal. Now, the abortion facility is filing for bankruptcy. Nicholas Campanella, the abortionist who owns the facility, has a reputation among his staff for not lik[ing] pregnant employees, according to the lawsuit....
  • School board member resigns over anti-Muslim Facebook posts [Elmwood Park NJ]

    04/22/2016 3:07:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:30 PM EDT
    A New Jersey school board member resigned Friday after backlash over posts she made on Facebook disparaging Muslims. [] (Gladys) Gryskiewicz posted on Facebook earlier this year that Muslims should stay in your desserts (sic) and follow your religion in your own countries. In another post, she wrote: Why now are we giving into (sic) the Muslims way of life? The French told them to get lost. This is what our President should be emulating. Her comments drew outrage, including from some students, state lawmakers and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which called for her resignation.
  • NJ School Board Votes to Adopt Transgender Bathroom Policy

    04/12/2016 2:49:50 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    A northern New Jersey school district has voted to adopt a policy allowing transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity. The Pascack Valley Regional High School District voted 6-1 to pass a policy they say is designed to protect transgender students' rights. The district said the policy is needed to comply with anti-discrimination laws.
  • Governor Christie Acts to Improve NJ Gun Permit System

    04/12/2016 4:26:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Christie of New Jersey is pushing to make some incremental changes to improve the arcane and inconsistent New Jersey firearms licensing system. From capemaycountyherald:TRENTON Acting on Governor Chris Christies commitment to ensure fair and consistent application of the states gun laws that respects individuals Second Amendment rights and protects public safety, the Office of Attorney General announced a directive and guideline issued by Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy, and a regulatory change to align the regulations governing the issuance of a carry permit with New Jersey Supreme Court precedent interpreting the statutory standard of justifiable need. Taken...
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • Ted Cruz risks primary disqualification in N.J. resulting from charges of ballot access fraud

    04/10/2016 8:21:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 733 replies
    Ted Cruz risks primary disqualification in New Jersey resulting from charges of ballot access fraud. A primary ballot disqualification hearing is scheduled by the Secretary of State for Monday, April 11 at 9:00 a.m. in Mercerville, New Jersey. Washington D.C. Law Professor Victor Williams charges that Ted Cruz fraudulently certified his constitutional eligibility for office to gain ballot access. Williams demands that Cruz be disqualified from several late-primary ballots: "Cruz committed ballot access fraud in each state when he falsely swore that he was a 'natural born' American citizen." Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada and held his resulting Canadian...
  • This man could destroy New Jersey by moving to Florida

    04/10/2016 6:13:49 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 90 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 4/10/2016 | Lindsay Putnam
    One man could cause a budget crisis in New Jersey by moving out of the state. Billionaire David Tepper has moved from New Jersey to Florida, and the loss of his income tax could leave a $140 million hole. The 58-year-old founder of the hedge fund Appaloosa Management who Forbes estimates is worth $11.4 billion registered to vote in Florida in October, listing a Miami Beach condo as his permanent address, and he filed a court document in December declaring himself a resident of the tax-friendly state. He also opened a branch of Appaloosa in South Beach,...
  • N.J. has lost its wealthiest resident to Florida, report says (David Tepper)

    04/06/2016 8:14:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 16, 2016 at 3:04 PM, updated March 17, 2016 at 7:17 AM | By Craig McCarthy
    New Jersey's wealthiest man may be making a common Northeast move: a relocation to the tax-friendly state of Florida, a report says. According to Bloomberg, David Tepper has shifted the base of his Appaloosa Management to the Sunshine State as of Jan. 1 after registering to vote and declaring citizenship in Miami at the end of 2015. Taxes were reportedly an important part of the 58-year-old's decision, but also, quality-of-life played big part in his choice to move, according to the article. Tepper has been a resident of the Garden State for more than two decades and has continually appeared...
  • $15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

    04/01/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 4:26 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz and David Klepper
    California and New York where almost 1 in 5 Americans live are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states. Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are among the states with active Fight for $15 efforts, and even economic experts who oppose the increased rate see it gaining momentum. There is lots of pressure to do this, said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who is now president of...
  • NJ: Bill to Fund Gun Turn in Events "buy backs" Bucks Trend

    03/31/2016 7:07:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun turn in events have been losing steam for several years. Academics agree that they are ineffective; activists agree that in most states, they end up as advertisements for gun ownership. Only in states such as New Jersey, where private sales are highly regulated, are they contemplated with much enthusiasm by disarmists. But, New Jersey does make private sales more difficult than most states; and they are contemplating state financed gun turn in events. From bergendispatch.com: Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John F. McKeon, Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly that would create a statewide gun buyback program in...
  • Heidi Cruz cancels N.J. campaign events

    03/28/2016 5:37:39 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 387 replies
    Politico ^ | 2:40 p.m., Mar. 28, 2016 | Matt Friedman
    A Cruz has again canceled on New Jersey. Heidi Cruz, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, had planned to hold a fundraiser in Morris County on Wednesday and attend several campaign events across the state. But a local Cruz campaign activist announced that she will be postponing her New Jersey appearances. Scott DeCristofaro, a New Jersey contact for the Cruz campaign, issued a press release Monday announcing the cancelation of a Heidi Cruz rally in Haddon Heights. DeCristofaro said she is also canceling her other New Jersey events and plans to come back to New Jersey after Wisconsin's...
  • New Jersey Distracted Walking Bill to Criminalize Walking and Texting

    03/28/2016 12:33:51 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/28/2016 | Ben Kew
    A proposed distracted walking bill in New Jersey would ban pedestrians from walking and texting simultaneously, with the possibility of a $50 fine or even a short jail sentence. The measure, which has been proposed by New Jersey Assembly Congresswoman Pamela Lampitt, is to try and reduce pedestrian deaths as a result of distraction from mobile devices. The law would ban people from walking while texting on any form of electronic communication device unless it is totally hands free. Those caught could face fines of up to $50, 15 days imprisonment, or both, which is the same penalty as jaywalking.
  • TRUMP BALLOT SECURITY PROJECT

    03/19/2016 4:36:52 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 30 replies
    A project of the Committee To Restore America's Greatness CONTACT 1-855-245-4634 TO REPORT IRREGULARITIES OR VOTER FRAUD. The Trump Ballot Security Project was formed when the main stream media reported dozens of voting irregularities in the Texas Republican primary. This ultimately totaled over 600 reports in at least six counties including Dallas County and Travis County. In virtually every case votes cast for Donald J. Trump were tallied for Senator Marco Rubio. We established a Toll Free number to collect further reports of voter irregularities. Almost immediately there were over 300 complaints from Oklahoma. Only a week later the Kansas...
  • ISIS hackers threaten 55 New Jersey police officers by releasing home addresses, phone numbers...

    03/05/2016 4:03:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/05/16 | James Wilkinson
    ISIS hackers threaten 55 New Jersey police officers by releasing home addresses, phone numbers and working locations ISIS hackers have threatened 55 New Jersey police officers by releasing their names, addresses, telephone numbers and working locations online. The Caliphate Cyber Army (CCA), an ISIS-affiliated group of hackers that largely focuses on defacing websites and spreading propaganda, released an Excel spreadsheet containing the details of 55 New Jersey Transit Authority police Wednesday. The Daily Mail understands that the information - which lists the details of employees from a probationary police officer up to a number of captains - was obtained by...
  • How Donald Trump Kept Marco Rubio at Bay in Virginia

    03/01/2016 11:06:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 1, 2016 | Justin Sullivan
    It looks like Rubio carried the states wealthy northern suburbs, and Trump took the rest. (SNIP) Rubios strongholds overlapped heavily with those that lifted Barack Obama to his second straight win in the state in his 2012 reelection race.
  • West Point instructor found dead in Atlantic City

    02/29/2016 7:56:59 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Times Herald-Record ^ | 2-29-2016 | Michael Randall
    WEST POINT A West Point instructor was found dead in Atlantic City Sunday afternoon. Atlantic City police are investigating, but there is no indication of foul play at this time, West Points public affairs office said in a news release Monday afternoon. Maj. Benjamin Recla, 34, was an instructor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, and was an officer representative for the West Point Flying Team. He was a member of the West Point class of 2004 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the aviation branch of the Army. I wish to extend to his...
  • Pa. corrections officer with carry permit charged for having gun in car in N.J.

    02/20/2016 8:14:54 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania corrections officer who says he was the victim of a drunken driving accident in New Jersey ended up facing charges himself when he told police he had a handgun. Raymond Hughes told The Associated Press on Friday that he and his wife were on their way home from a concert and dinner in Atlantic City last month when the crash occurred in Glassboro. He told police he had a handgun under his seat, and officers secured his personal 9mm Glock handgun while he went to the hospital, he said. But days later, he was...
  • New Jersey man completes 30-year murder sentence only to kill mother two days later

    02/19/2016 11:43:23 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 104 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb. 19, 2016 | Yanan Wang, Washington Post
    In October of 2014, Steven Pratt was supposed to begin his life anew. He had served out a 30-year prison sentence and gone home to Atlantic City, N.J., where his family held a party to welcome him. But a violent history would repeat itself all too soon. Pratt was 15 when he got into an argument with his next-door neighbour, Michael Anderson. Court records show that Anderson was a father figure of sorts to Pratt. On Oct. 11, 1984, he asked Pratt and his friends to vacate a hallway in their apartment building where they were noisily hanging out and...
  • After holding up a Supreme Court nominee for six years, Jersey Dems can't complain

    02/15/2016 5:44:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | February 15, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    The recent death of Jersey-born Antonin Scalia leaves the nation's highest court with just one justice born in Trenton, Sam Alito (who has a coffee blend named after him at Ward's in Newark). I suspect the rest of the country doesn't really care about that. What they do care about is the fight over whether the Republicans can keep that seat open until the new president takes office 11 months from now. Of course they can - at least if the actions of New Jersey's Democrats are any example. State Senate President Steve Sweeney has kept a seat on our...
  • BLM tried to interrupt Breitbart lecture; students respond with “TRUMP”; forcing them to leave

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  • NJ Man who Shoots 3 Problem Bears gets $4,000+ Fines and Fees

    02/05/2016 5:48:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In October, 2014, a 76-year-old New Jersey resident shot three problem bears on his property. One was an adult sow that was on his deck and looking in through his sliding glass door. The location of the two juvenile bears when they were shot, is disputed, but was either on the deck or close to it. Bears are more dangerous as they are larding up for the winter hibernation.Bears that display this level of familiarity with humans, who associate humans with food, are a severe problems waiting to happen. It is why the conservation community has come up with...
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • Does Islamic company selling 'Sharia-compliant mortgages' control Asbury Park NJ boardwalk?

    01/13/2016 4:23:19 PM PST · by wtd · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2016 | Tommy De Seno
    Does Islamic company selling 'Sharia~compliant mortgages' control Asbury Park NJ boardwalk?With ISIS committing acts of terror on 4 continents, and President Obama importing refugees from their home territory, now is a bad time to offer interest-free Sharia Law mortgages in America, but that’s exactly what one company is doing. The beach town of Asbury Park, New Jersey has undergone a slow-grinding redevelopment for the better part of 30 years. Bereft of money in 2007, the city sold millions of dollars worth of storied boardwalk buildings including Convention Hall to a private company -- Madison Marquette. Madison Marquette also owns...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • Fight breaks out at Newark anti-violence rally (PHOTOS)

    12/30/2015 6:44:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 77 replies
    nj.com ^ | Dec. 30, 2015 | Jessica Mazzola and Dan Ivers
    NEWARK - A skirmish broke out between rival activists on the steps of City Hall Wednesday during what had been intended as a demonstration against violence in Newark. Police were called to the scene after a small crowd began arguing over escalating violence and the city's attempts to curb it. The noon press conference was called by a group of activists led by Salaam Ismial, co-chair of the New Jersey Study Commission on Violence, and Abdul Muhammad, a longtime Newark anti-violence activist. In a release announcing the event, the two said they planned to ask Mayor Ras Baraka to...
  • Congressman Payne (D) New Jersey, Prevaricates about Gun 'buyback" Bill

    12/29/2015 6:45:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. (D-N.J.-10), has recently reintroduced "The Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act" (pdf). Academics have routinely labeled such measures as ineffective at fighting crime. Perhaps the most famous of these is Alan Binder of Freakonomics fame: When it comes to gun buybacks, both the theory and the data could not be clearer in showing that they don’t work. The only guns that get turned in are ones that people put little value on anyway. There is no impact on crime. On the positive side, the “cash for clunkers” program is more attractive than the gun buyback...
  • Two N.J. cities named among the worst to celebrate New Year's Eve

    12/09/2015 4:24:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    If you're thinking about ringing in the New Year in two New Jersey cities you want want to think again, according a new study by WalletHub. Analysts at the consumer and small business web site probed the 100 biggest cities based on 17 levels of criteria ranging from the average price of a New Year's Eve party ticket, weather and the legality of fireworks. As for the two New Jersey cities on the list? Jersey City and Newark brought up the rear at No. 98 and 99 respectively.
  • Toxic NJ: The Hidden Liabilities of Hidden Oil Tanks

    12/09/2015 4:23:59 PM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies
    It’s caked in clay, but looks solid enough as the backhoe gently hoists Joan Fitzgerald’s 500-gallon fuel oil tank out of the ground and into the air and deposits it on her front lawn in Clifton. But back in the excavated hole, dark residue stains the dirt and the odor of petroleum is heavy above the pit. "I can smell it," she said. Environmental consultant Steve Rich chops at the clay. Underneath holes appear in the 66-year-old steel. Daylight shines through some that are as big as dimes. "I think, unfortunately, quite a bit of oil might have come out,"...
  • Councilwoman who quit over 'Christmas' tree rescinds resignation

    12/06/2015 6:11:00 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 12/4/15 | Tom Haydon
    The Roselle Park councilwoman who resigned Thursday after the council voted to change the name of the borough's "Tree Lighting" to a "Christmas Tree Lighting" is now rescinding her resignation. Minutes after the council voted 4-2 Thursday night to change the name, Councilwoman-at-Large Charlene Storey walked out of the meeting. She later submitted her letter of resignation to the municipal clerk's office. "I cannot in good conscience continue to be part of a council that is exclusionary or to work with a Mayor who is such," Storey said, adding that the change "cuts non-Christians out of the loop and favors...
  • Avis Car Rental Latest Statement regarding Israeli citizen renting car.

    11/23/2015 12:59:45 PM PST · by machogirl · 152 replies
    11/23/15 | me
    From Avis Facebook, new statement. Guess they Varsity team took over. (much better statement) We have investigated the denial of a rental that recently occurred in Manhattan. We have found that we have been inconsistent in applying our policies with respect to documentation requirements with this customer, who has rented from us in the past without providing a second form of identification. We are committed to providing an outstanding car rental experience to our customers and believe that we should have done better here. We have spoken with the customer and apologized for the misunderstanding that occurred as a result...
  • NJ man loses 76 guns over domestic dispute he wasn’t a part of

    11/19/2015 10:30:57 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    guns.com ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Eger
    Although C.L.H had a clean record and was not a defendant in the domestic violence proceeding, which was later voluntarily dismissed in any event, what authorities found out about his collection led to trouble. On examination by the State Police, five of the guns were considered under New Jersey law to be banned “assault weapons” which led to the forfeiture of those firearms and, since that disqualified him from further gun ownership under state law as argued the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the other 71 guns as well. A local court agreed and ordered the entire collection remain impounded pending...
  • Reading Homework for EIGHTH GRADERS Features Getting Wasted, Random Sex, HERPES

    11/06/2015 7:52:28 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Nov. 6, 2015 | Daily Caller
    Students at Myron L. Powell Elementary School in Cedarville, N.J. aren’t just learning about reading, writing and arithmetic this fall. They’re also getting homework assignments with hypothetical scenarios about going to “an awesome party,” getting wasted, having sex with random people they don’t know and and ending up with a nasty case of genital herpes.
  • N.J. Poll: Christie falls to fourth as Trump, Rubio pace Garden State (Trump 31%)

    11/18/2015 1:05:25 PM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov, 18 2015 | Al Weaver
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's struggles are not only limited to the early primary states, as support among voters in the Garden State has fallen significantly, according to a new poll. In the latest Fairleigh-Dickinson poll, Christie pulls only 9 percent support of voters. This comes as Donald Trump leads in the state with 31 percent backing, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio taking second with 18 percent support, twice that of the governor. Dr. Ben Carson also leads the sitting governor, raking in 11 percent support.
  • Drone Slams Into Truck Outside New Jersey Refinery

    11/18/2015 11:57:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | November 18, 2015 12:24 PM | Staff
    LINDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The FBI and local police are investigating after a drone fell out of the sky and crashed into a truck in New Jersey on Wednesday morning. As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, of particular concern to authorities is that the incident happened on a road just outside a Phillips 66 refinery in Linden. The driver of the truck apparently got out and had words with the operator of the drone, who took off, investigators said. John Victor Jacobson, head of New Jersey-based Drone Service Systems, said he cannot think of a good reason to fly one of...
  • Democrats win their largest N.J. Assembly majority in 37 years

    11/04/2015 3:52:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Democrats tightened their control of the state Assembly in Tuesday's elections, wresting at least three seats away from a Republican party ruled by Gov. Chris Christie, a presidential candidate whose popularity has dropped at home. It means Democrats will control at least 51 of the 80 seats in the lower house of the state Legislature as of January — their biggest majority since 1979.
  • NJ General Assembly Election Results (More Democratic Gains)

    11/03/2015 8:57:47 PM PST · by usafa92 · 17 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/3/2015 | Nj.com
    Here are the latest results of today's New Jersey legislative elections. The results, reported by the Associated Press, are unofficial and will be updated throughout the night. (Refresh your page to see the most current numbers.)
  • Lawmaker: Make NJ gun dealers carry ‘smart guns' (wants to force stores to carry them!)

    11/03/2015 3:39:56 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 24 replies
    State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D) is working to change New Jersey’s laws to make smart guns available — 13 years after a measure that would require them was put into place. A law written by Weinberg and passed in 2002 would require that New Jersey dealers only offer “smart guns,” which are weapons that activate only when their owners’ fingerprints are detected, within 30 months of such guns coming on the market. The technology exists, but gun dealers throughout the country have resisted offering such guns — for fear of beginning the clock on New Jersey’s law and barring other...