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  • Accused killer says Livingston teen's murder was 'vengeance' against U.S.

    08/21/2014 7:38:34 AM PDT · by JoyjoyfromNJ · 22 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. …
  • Snake In NJ Lake Identified as Green Anaconda

    07/21/2014 10:28:55 AM PDT · by njslim · 154 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 7/21/14 | Nick Sanchez
    An anaconda snake is loose in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong, and a local reptile expert said Friday he's breaking his silence after animal control told him to keep quiet about the dangerous reptile. "I've known it was an anaconda since last week, but I was told by animal control and state police not to say anything," Gerald Andrejcak, who works for Common Sense for Animals, told The New Jersey Herald. "Officials were afraid that if it came out that the snake was an anaconda it would cause mass hysteria. It needed to come out, it is a public safety issue."
  • Art teacher, 45, who engaged in sexually ........is sentenced to 15 years jail

    07/19/2014 5:27:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    FULL TITLE: Art teacher, 45, who engaged in sexually explicit conversations with 17 male students as young as 12 is sentenced to 15 years jail A high school teacher who engaged in sexually explicit conversations with male students, including asking them for semen-stained tissues to make art projects, has been sentenced to 15 years jail. Charles Reilly admitted he also instructed the 17 boys, aged 12 to 16, at New Jersey's Pine Hill Middle School how to masturbate over a five year period. Authorities said the 45-year-old soccer coach, who'd worked at the school for more than a decade, also...
  • Jersey City Cop In Trouble For Allegedly Posting False Claims About Gang Retaliation

    07/17/2014 7:17:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 3 replies
    CBS ^ | July 16, 2014 | CBS
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Jersey City police officer will be disciplined, after allegedly posting information online about possible gang retaliation after police shot and killed a man who murdered a fellow officer. As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea said rumors of more violence crop up frequently when a police officer is shot. “We have had, in the past, allegations of potential retaliation against police officers but that is a fairly common occurrence and we haven’t been able to attach any credence to it,” Shea said. In this...
  • Bloods threaten to kill more cops

    07/16/2014 6:29:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    NY POST ^ | 15 JULY 2014 | Philip Messing
    The Bloods have vowed to kill more Jersey City cops to avenge the thug the police shot dead this week after he executed a rookie officer, The Post has learned. The violent street gang has threatened to “kill a Jersey City cop and not stop until the National Guard is called out,” a senior law enforcement source revealed. Police are even being warned that violent Bloods gang members may be traveling from out of state to target officers in New Jersey, according to an internal New Jersey State Police advisory obtained by The Post. “New Jersey State Police has received...
  • Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison

    07/16/2014 10:24:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 102 replies
    wyblog ^ | 12 July, 2014 | Chris Wysoki
    Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison Shaneen Allen is no dangerous criminal. She's a single mom working 2 jobs who's already been robbed twice while traveling alone at night in Philadelphia. Her family suggested that she carry a gun for protection. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit, and bought a gun. Then she made the mistake of driving into New Jersey. Now she's going to prison. Allen said that she didn't know her permit didn't apply to New...
  • (Cloistered) Sisters fill their convent to the seams

    07/15/2014 1:25:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    OSV ^ | July 15, 2014 | Thomas L. McDonald
    Along with Mass and adoration, the Dominican sisters at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, N.J., gather for prayer seven times a day. Courtesy photo Within the walls of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit, New Jersey, rows of simple crosses mark the graves of sisters who have gone before. It’s a potent symbol of life in the monastery, where women enter cloistered life intending never to leave, even in death.These Dominican nuns have been in this place of peace for almost 100 years, sustaining the Church every day through their prayer...
  • NJ: Protesters picket new Hobby Lobby store in Totowa

    07/13/2014 7:46:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 59 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 07.12.14 | JAMES M. O’NEILL
    Roughly 50 people lined up in front of Hobby Lobby’s new Totowa store Saturday to protest the company’s role in a recent Supreme Court decision that says the company can choose not to cover contraception for its employees through the Affordable Care Act.The Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain is owned by a Christian family that says it tries to run the business applying its religious beliefs. One of the parties in the decision by the high court, the family had argued that the Obamacare requirement that all contraception be covered violated a 1993 federal law that protects religious...
  • Great Boa Constrictor terrorizes NJ Lake

    07/12/2014 6:47:51 AM PDT · by njslim · 53 replies
    WCBS - TV 2 (NY) ^ | Tracee Carrasco
    A new danger has been lurking in the waters of the largest lake in New Jersey, in the form of a potentially dangerous snake. As CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, a boa constrictor that could be up to 20 feet long is on the loose around Lake Hopatcong, and neighbors have been worried.
  • Caught on Video: Suspected ‘Bully’ Harasses and Takes a Swing at Retreating Man — Seconds Later

    07/03/2014 5:07:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | june 30, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    In a stunning confrontation caught on video, a man was apparently knocked out cold after aggressively going after a man, who appeared to be a vendor, and his cart on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. While it’s unclear what sparked the exchange, a man in cargo shorts is seen on video trying to knock over the apparent vendor’s cart. When that doesn’t work, he aggressively approaches the man, who tries to retreat. After exchanging a few words that were inaudible on video, the suspected “bully” is seen taking a swing at the vendor.
  • Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino to close, official says (2,100 unemployed)

    07/01/2014 3:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 26, 2014 | Alex Wigglesworth
    The Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino is closing after more than 27 years of operation, according to an official with the city’s largest casino workers union. Unite HERE Local 54 president Bob McDevitt said Showboat’s 2,100 employees will receive WARN Act notices Friday. The federal law requires covered companies to give workers at least 60 days notice if plans are in place to shut down a job site or execute mass layoffs. “We were notified earlier today from Caesars that they’re issuing WARN Act notices to Showboat employees tomorrow and we immediately began notifying our members,” McDevitt said Thursday...
  • Owner Of $300K Lamborghini Found Abandoned, Burned After Crash Near GWB, To Appear In Court

    06/10/2014 3:41:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Police have identified the owner of a high-performance sports car found abandoned burning near the George Washington Bridge. Deankarte E. Ditchfield-Agboh, 33, of Palisades Park, NJ, is the owner of the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago, Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. The Lamborghini was found on fire and unoccupied in the westbound lanes near the bridge toll plaza in Fort Lee early Monday.
  • Mark Levin: Thank you, Steve Lonegan

    06/04/2014 11:50:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    Notes by Mark Levin ^ | June 4, 2014 | Mark Levin
    Steve Lonegan is a wonderful family man and patriot. He would have been a superb member of the House. But the DC RINOs, led by John Boehner, were opposed to him. You see, he would have been an independent conservative and they cannot stand that in the Capitol Building. So, the RINOs put up a candidate against Lonegan who they can control, and will control, and who loaned his campaign millions to use in an endless series of attack ads. This is the new modus operandi of the RINOs in all the races across the country. During the course of...
  • Do Dead Kids Trump the Constitution?

    05/29/2014 4:52:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    While examples of the old media using their power to push for ever more restrictive gun laws are so common as to be the norm, this segment by CBS is a particularly clear example: Newtown families have high hopes for N.J. gun ammo bill Exactly one family was said to be present lobbying for the bill; the father cites a theory with little to no evidence to support its premise.  An emotional father who lost a son is pushing for more gun restrictions that are virtually irrelevant to mass shootings;  the mass shootings are a tiny segment of homicides...
  • Chamber Splits GOP Primary in New Jersey

    05/23/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Steve Lonegan, a libertarian-leaning former mayor, is running slightly behind self-funded insurance executive Tom MacArthur in a sharp-elbowed New Jersey GOP primary race for a House seat. The two candidates clashed repeatedly during a May 21 radio show, when MacArthur portrayed Lonegan as a big spender, and Lonegan portrayed MacArthur as a crony capitalist tool of the Chamber of Commerce. Lonegan said that MacArthur won the chamber’s support by agreeing to back the “comprehensive immigration reform” plan, which would increase levels of immigration. “You have to answer ‘yes’ to that question to get that endorsement,” Lonegan said.
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 53 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • Common Hunting Rifles to be Banned by New Jersey Law

    05/23/2014 10:13:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The gun ban that has gone to Governor Christie for signature has been described as a "gun magazine restriction",  but it bans numerous common sport and hunting rifles.   The ban has no exemption for rifles with fixed magazines, including most common .22 rimfire rifles that are used for sport and small game hunting, and almost never used in crime.  Assembly Bill 2006 bans rifles that meet this definition: (4)   A semi-automatic rifle with a fixed magazine capacity exceeding [15] 10 rounds. The bracket and underline show the existing and proposed law.  There are no exemptions for grandfathering.   Anyone...
  • New Jersey Second Amendment Society Suit Against The NJ State Police Continues

    05/06/2014 7:26:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 May, 2014 | NJ2AS
    New Jersey --(Ammoland.com)- As you may already know, the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) is engaged in litigation against the State of New Jersey Division of State Police in an effort to receive a copy of the “New Jersey State Police Firearms Applicant Investigation Guide” (I know, try saying THAT three times fast). Three years ago we began a quest to obtain a copy. It started out simply enough. We wrote to the then head of the NJSP Firearms Unit and asked for a copy. We were denied.For those of you who may be scratching your head and asking,...
  • Virginia Gun Owner Being Unfairly Prosecuted In NJ For Accidentally Bringing A Gun Into The State

    04/23/2014 8:17:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2014 | VCDL
    Virginia Gun Owner Being Unfairly Prosecuted In NJ For Accidentally Bringing A Gun Into The StateVirginia Citizens Defense League Covington VA --(Ammoland.com)- A Virginia CHP holder, Guy Ackerman, inadvertently brought a handgun with him into NJ.He discovered the gun in his car and rather than leave it in there with valet parking, he took the unloaded revolver to his room and locked it in the room safe. The valet had noticed the gun when it was in the car and told the police, who arrested Guy and charged him with unlawful weapon possession – a felony in NJ.The prosecutor is refusing...
  • Secular Group Files Lawsuit in New Jersey Against 'Under God' in Pledge

    04/22/2014 9:07:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A Washington, D.C.-based secular organization has filed a lawsuit against the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. The American Humanist Association announced Monday that a New Jersey school district will be the latest entity sued over the two words. David Niose, attorney for the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said in a statement that he believes the pledge's words are religiously coercive. "Public schools should not engage in an exercise that tells students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God," said Niose. "Such a daily exercise portrays atheist and humanist children as second-class citizens,...
  • No Flying with Guns

    04/19/2014 9:18:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/19/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    We are all miserably accustomed to being informed that our rights must be curtailed because the Founders “couldn’t have imagined” the way in which they would eventually be exercised. “Well, sure it made sense to have an armed population back when the people only had muskets,” this argument tends to go. “But now that four-year-old children can buy semi-automatic nuclear death-rays with their Happy Meals, it’s just anachronistic.”
  • Pet bobcat loose in Ocean County, report says

    04/04/2014 3:31:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 4 , 2014
    An Ocean County resident's 3-year-old pet bobcat has been missing since March 25, leaving neighbors on edge. Virginia Fine told NBC 10 Philadelphia her "sweet" and "super affectionate" 38-pound domesticated bobcat, Rocky, escaped through her home’s back door while playing with her dog. Rocky is up-to-date on all his shots and declawed, she told the news station. She also said he "has no aggression at all." But residents who live near her home in Stafford Township are still on edge.
  • NJ Lawmaker Rips Magazine Ban to Shreds

    03/25/2014 7:26:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 3/21/14 | Haggz51
    NJ Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll gives amazing floor speech in opposition to legislation banning magazines over ten rounds. This took place at the New Jersey Assembly Chamber in Trenton, NJ on March 20th, 2014.
  • New Sheriff in Town: Rich Pezzullo for Senate in New Jersey

    03/16/2014 11:39:54 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 14 replies
    My friend and long-time business associate Rich Pezzullo is running for the GOP nomination for the US Senate from New Jersey. He is a conservative, constitutionalist republican, in line with Tea Party ideals, and will continue to hammer home the same message started by Steve Lonegan in last year's special election. It is VERY important to highlight our candidates, even (and perhaps ESPECIALLY) in deep blue states. Even if their position may be relatively unpopular, they chip away at the leviathan. Steve Lonegan had started the game in the special election last year, and Rich is the best person to...
  • NJ Officials Couldn’t Have Been Prepared for What 9-Year-Old Competition Shooter Had to Say

    03/14/2014 4:04:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | march 14, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    The 9-year-old girl explained that she is a 4th-grade honor roll student and competitive shooter in multiple styles with numerous local, state and national sponsors. “I have worked and trained very hard to get to the level I am at and if A2006 becomes law, I will be forced to choose between giving up on a very great and promising future in a sport that I love or asking my dad to move to another state. I will not be giving up my sport.” She said many of the firearms she hopes to use in the next level of her...
  • ‘Spoiled’ 18-year-old Cheerleader Moving Back in With Parents After Judge Throws Out Her Lawsuit

    03/13/2014 9:38:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/12/2014
    A New Jersey cheerleader who sued her parents for child support after she moved out was today pictured leaving her family's home with her mother after returning to the house this week. In an apparent sign that the family were attempting to return to normality after their embarrassment, Rachel Canning, 18, climbed into her car to head to school on Thursday while her mother Elizabeth climbed into a separate vehicle. They were followed by her father Sean and a younger sibling. Rachel returned to the Morris County home with her tail between her legs on Tuesday night after a judge...
  • NRA, 19 States, 34 Congressmen Sue New Jersey Over Gun Law

    03/11/2014 5:24:32 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 March 2014 | Bob Adelmann
    NRA, 19 States, 34 Congressmen Sue New Jersey Over Gun Law 11 March 2014 Last month, the NRA, 19 states, and 34 U.S. Representatives asked the Supreme Court to review a New Jersey gun law....
  • Poll: Should Illegal Immigrants Have NJ Drivers’ Licenses?

    03/11/2014 4:34:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies
    101.5 FM ^ | 3.10.14 | Jim Gearhart Show
    Could the third time really be a ‘charm’ in New Jersey? We’re not so sure how many in New Jersey would really find it a charm though.NJ Driver’s License (New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission) According to NJ.com, another effort is underway to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a New Jersey driver’s license. Under the state legislature measure, New Jersey would issue “driving privilege” cards to undocumented immigrants.Similar bills were introduced in 2006 and 2008 but neither advanced and were never introduced to the Senate.Senator Joe Vitale says that the measure is about “public safety,” but where is the protection in...
  • New Jersey honor student sues parents for school fees after they cut her off at age 18

    03/04/2014 6:37:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    An 18-year-old New Jersey honor student and cheerleader has been tossed from her parents’ Lincoln Park home, but demands that her mother and father continue to pay her private high school and impending college costs — as well as her mounting lawyer fees, according to her lawsuit. Rachel Canning claims she’s been out of her parents’ home since her 18th birthday, Nov. 1, after her parents vowed to cut her off “from all support both financially and emotionally.” But Sean and Elizabeth Canning say their “spoiled” college-bound daughter doesn’t live by their house rules and left the home because she...
  • Pope approves miracle attributed to American nun

    12/18/2013 3:30:57 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | December 18, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has approved the attribution a miraculous healing to the intercession of a young American nun, opening the way to her beatification. Born and raised in New Jersey, Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (1901-1927) entered the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1926 and died one year later, taking her religious vows one month before her death.The miracle that opens the way for the beatification of Miriam Teresa Demjanovich involves the restoration of perfect vision to a boy who had gone legally blind because of macular degeneration. Silvia Correale, the postulator for Sr Teresa’s cause in Rome, said...
  • Exclusive: Dashcam video clears NJ man

    02/22/2014 8:57:26 AM PST · by dirtboy · 70 replies
    WABC ^ | 2/21/2014 | Sarah Wallace
    BLOOMFIELD, NJ (WABC) -- The tale of the police dashcam video has now helped clear a Bloomfield, New Jersey man who faced a multitude of criminal charges, including eluding police and assault. Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace obtained the dashcam tapes, and has spoken exclusively with the 30-year old DJ who was looking at years in prison. It was quite a turnabout, all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter have been dismissed, and two Bloomfield police officers have been indicted for falsifying reports, and one of them, for assault. A third pleaded guilty early on to tampering. It's all thanks to...
  • NJ Road Salt Denied by Big Donor to NJ Democratic Party

    02/18/2014 4:30:18 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 5 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/18/2014 | Thomas
    While the media has made much about the so-called “Bridge-gate” in New Jersey, it would appear that the Department of Homeland Security has held up a desperately-needed salt shipment as punishment to embattled governor Chris Christie. Christie issued an executive order to alleviate the salt crisis on February 12, 2014. State officials requested a waiver to the Jones Act to allow a freighter with 40,000 tons of salt to disembark in New Jersey. By February 12th and 13th, they were denied. According to the Governor’s order: I authorize and empower the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation to take all...
  • It’s Never Too Cold for a Naked Man to Attack a Bus Driver in New Jersey

    02/18/2014 9:30:16 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/18 | Joe Coscarelli
    Those assuming we would have to wait until summer, or at least a thaw, for a new entry in the revered YouTube genre of Public Transit Freakouts underestimated the great state of New Jersey. Yesterday, with snow on the ground, a large and nude man paraded around the middle of the street before engaging some poor bus driver and, eventually, the police. Nor was the weather enough to deter a crowd from gathering.
  • New Jersey Couple Each Die Hours Apart, After Lifetime Together

    02/09/2014 5:10:03 PM PST · by libstripper · 31 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Jessica Schneider
    WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Michael and Olympia DeNittis literally spent a lifetime together in New Jersey, and died just hours apart this week.
  • New Jersey state trooper caught shoplifting at Cabela's near Hamburg, police say

    02/03/2014 3:30:59 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    TILDEN TWP., Pa. - A New Jersey State Police trooper asked an officer not to arrest him on shoplifting charges by mentioning he worked on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's security detail, police said. An attorney for William Carvounis confirmed the trooper has worked on Christie's security detail but denied he asked for special treatment. He also denied that Carvounis shoplifted items from the outdoor retailer Cabela's in Tilden Twp., Berks Co., near Hamburg, on Jan. 8.
  • Lawmakers: NFL Has Completely Ignored N.J. During Super Bowl Ramp-Up

    01/28/2014 6:08:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    CBSNewYork ^ | January 27, 2014 | Staff
    With the Super Bowl XLVIII just days away, you’d never know it from the New Jersey side of this two-part equation. Some lawmakers say the NFL hasn’t endorsed any of its events, leaving New Jersey out of the spotlight and in the cold, CBS 2’s Emily Smith reported Monday. While the big game is being held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., some Jersey leaders said they are worried that the league hasn’t gotten the memo that this is not New York City’s Super Bowl. “It’s just not a feeling of … it’s almost like not wanting to be...
  • Democrats stacked Bridgegate panel

    01/28/2014 2:45:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/14 | Amy Handlin
    Instead of getting to the truth of the Bridgegate affair, the new Legislative Select Committee on Investigation is looking more likely to obscure or distort the facts. **SNIP** But the Democratic majority structured the committee in ways guaranteed to cast doubt on its findings. Moreover, it has no mechanism for public input, no ceiling on costs and no limits on its scope or methods. For starters: With eight Democrats and four Republicans, the group’s extreme partisan imbalance undercuts any sense of shared purpose. Such a brazenly stacked deck sets the stage for unproductive bickering instead of thoughtful debate. The lack...
  • Religious Statues Vandalized At 2 Churches In Vineland

    01/25/2014 10:45:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    VINELAND, NJ (CBS) — Police in Vineland are searching for the suspects who vandalized statues outside two churches overnight. According to the Vineland Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Sacred Heart Church at 922 E Landis Avenue for reported criminal mischief. An investigation revealed that sometime during the night, the suspects had vandalized several religious statues on church property. The vandals hacked off the head of a statue of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the vandals also chopped a statue of Joseph in half. A few hours later, officers were dispatched to St. Francis of Assisi Church at 23...
  • Video: Man arrested after being rescued from 20-inch United Water pipe

    01/17/2014 3:54:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.nj.com ^ | january 17, 2014 | rob spahr
    The man who spent several hours trapped in a pipe at a United Water facility on Wilson Avenue was rescued Friday morning and then promptly arrested. Capt. Michael Fountain of the Manalapan Police Department said the man was 26-year-old township resident Asaf Mohammad, who was arrested for fourth-degree criminal trespass United Water spokesman Rich Henning told NBC that workers “heard cries for help” coming from an area that has a wellhead with a storage tank when they arrived at the facility on Friday morning. Jim Mastrokalos, director of operations for United Water, said the man was found in a decommissioned pipe that is 20...
  • Hoboken Mayor: 'It's True' Christie Administration Withheld Sandy Funds [End of Christie?]

    01/19/2014 8:36:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | January 19, 2013 | Leigh Ann Caldwell, Chris Frates and Cassie Spodak
    Hoboken Mayor: 'It's True' Christie Administration Withheld Sandy Funds By Leigh Ann Caldwell, Chris Frates and Cassie Spodak, CNN Zimmer tells CNN that Christie played politics with Sandy recovery funds Christie team denies funds were held hostage for backing of redevelopment project (CNN) -- In another controversy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said Sunday that Christie directly ordered the withholding of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds unless she backed a redevelopment plan he favored. Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," Zimmer said she was told by a member of Christie's administration that Sandy relief funds...
  • The Media’s Chris Christie Hysteria: How to explain the national frenzy over a traffic jam

    01/15/2014 7:24:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    What a bizarre spectacle. Assuming he did not lie during his marathon news conference last week, the feeding frenzy surrounding New Jersey governor Chris Christie will be remembered as one of those incredibly odd moments of elite journalistic hysteria that are difficult to explain to people who weren’t there or didn’t get it. I’m not referring to the scandal itself; that’s easy enough to understand. What Christie’s team did was outrageous and deserves as much foofaraw and brouhaha as the New Jersey media can muster. What’s harder to grok is the hysteria at the national level. For starters, there have...
  • Forget Christie; Let's Talk about Big Fat Traffic Jams: NY/NJ always treat drivers with contempt

    01/12/2014 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    One unmentioned irony of the Chris Christie road-revenge scandal is that the powers-that-be finally found a traffic jam they didn't like. Now, don't get me wrong, having always lived in the NY metropolitan area and often having wanted to split a vein while in the midst of the NY/NJ road experience, I think that anyone who purposely exacerbates traffic problems should be confined to a small cell and forced to listen 24/7/365 to Nancy Pelosi's nails-on-blackboard speeches. But I have to tell you: it has always seemed that NY and NJ public officials have utter disregard - if not contempt...
  • New Jersey cracks down on sex trafficking ahead of Super Bowl

    01/12/2014 6:17:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/12/14 | Victoria Cavaliere
    **SNIP** Demand for prostitutes surges ahead of the Super Bowl and officials warn trafficking gangs are likely to cash in on the influx of football fans, forcing people they have often bought into the country illegally to work in the sex trade. New Jersey's ports, freeways and major airports make it a "destination state for human trafficking," said Melanie Gorelick of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking. "They are preparing to have as many arrests as possible during the Super Bowl and to make it as difficult as possible for traffickers to bring women and labor to the area."
  • Chris Christie: Opponents of In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens are 'Cold Hearted'

    01/09/2014 6:29:22 PM PST · by montag813 · 57 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-09-2014 | John Urban
    Chris Christie to 81% of voters: "♪You're a cold-hearted snake♫..."- by John Urban | Top Right NewsJust hours before he became embroiled in a mega-scandal over political dirty tricks in Fort Lee by his office and staff that threatens to derail his presidential ambitions, NJ Gov. Chis Christie made a well-publicized appearance to promote his signing of in-state tuition for illegal aliens. As unpopular and controversial as was that decision, Christie as usual couldn't help but throw his (ample) weight around, accusing of heartlessness those who opposed giving a tax-payer funded handout to those breaking our laws just to be...
  • Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender

    01/09/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. Reporters asked Boehner about Christie's problems on Thursday, even as the governor was holding a news conference in Trenton, N.J.
  • UPDATE, CASUALTY COUNT BEGINS: So Far One Known Person Killed By Chris Christie In Bridge Vendetta

    01/08/2014 4:29:07 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 30 replies
    Pat Dollard.com ^ | Pat Dollard
    Emergency responders were delayed in attending to four medical situations – including one in which a 91-year-old woman lay unconscious – due to traffic gridlock caused by unannounced closures of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, according to the head of the borough’s EMS department. The woman later died, borough records show. In at least two of those instances, response time doubled, noted EMS coordinator Paul Favia, who documented those cases in a Sept. 10 letter to Mayor Mark Sokolich, which The Record obtained.
  • Fort Lee woman died as GWB closures delayed medical help, report says (Chris Christie scandal)

    01/08/2014 5:00:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 72 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 1/8/14 | Brent Johnson
    The controversial lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September delayed emergency responders from attending to at least four medical situations in Fort Lee — including helping a 91-year-old woman who lay unconscious and later died, according to a report by The Record. Democrats have long accused Republican Gov. Chris Christie of ordering the lane closures as political retribution for Fort Lee's Democratic mayor refusing to endorse his re-election bid last year. Today, newly unveiled e-mails show that one of Christie's top aides knew about the closures in advance. The governor himself has denied being involved and today issued...
  • Bob Grant, Father of Conservative Talk Radio, Dead at 84

    01/02/2014 1:19:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/2/13 | Bill Hoffmann
    Veteran New York radio personality Bob Grant — widely credited with inventing the conservative talk-radio format — has died at the age of 84. Grant, who lived in Toms River, N.J., passed away on New Year's Eve, according to the Branchburg Funeral Home. Grant began his career as a controversial talk show host in 1970 when he joined WMCA in New York and quickly bucked the liberal slant of many of the other hosts. The gravel-voiced talker's in-your-face opinions and regular telling off of callers often got him in hot water. He opened his show stating: "Good afternoon, ladies and...