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  • Three school teachers set to be fired after private chat room emails revealshocking discussion about

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

    12/15/2014 7:30:29 AM PST · by southern rock · 24 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Kevin Manahan
    Chris Christie sparks social media firestorm for sitting with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during Eagles' loss(full title)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Dallas Cowboys fan, sat with team owner Jerry Jones during the Dallas Cowboys' 38-27 victory over the Eagles on Sunday night — and the political lightning rod sparked a Twitter blaze.
  • Reenactors in Ringwood offer spirited reading of Declaration of Independence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    08/07/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 7, 2014 3:41 PM EDT
    A New Jersey police officer under investigation after he was videotaped making disparaging comments about President Barack Obama and the Constitution has resigned. Part-time Officer Richard Recine was called to the Helmetta town hall Monday because resident Steve Wronko was seen videotaping inside. …
  • 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 · 58 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...
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    05/06/2014 7:26:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 May, 2014 | NJ2AS
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