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  • Maplewood, Montclair, and Glen Ridge: Why these three suburban areas are tops for ex-New Yorkers

    06/28/2017 8:39:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Brick Underground ^ | June 17, 2016 | Lucy Cohen Blatter
    If you live in New York City and are at a stage in your life when you're contemplating a move to the suburbs (or your friends have begun to leave the city en masse), you've probably heard of at least one of these towns in Essex County: Montclair, Maplewood, and Glen Ridge. That's because these three spots, all accessible via New Jersey Transit trains, are eternally popular among NYC expats looking for more space and a little more greenspace for their green. "We have a lot of people coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Jersey City and Hoboken," says Stacie Levy of...
  • Recent college grads are leaving N.J. in record numbers. Here's why.

    06/25/2017 6:43:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 50 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 25, 2017 | Joseph Atmonavage
    EDGEWATER -- The bed is on an elevated bunk. Below the bed is a desk, dressed with items from college: clothes, books and accessories. The floor is barely visible beneath a slew of still-stuffed bags of clothes. In 2016, Dina Bardakh, 23, uprooted her life from Hunter College, along with the degree in political science she received, and plopped down inside the 273-square-foot room of her mother's two-bedroom modest apartment alongside the Hudson River. A year later Bardakh is still there, in the room she shares with her two teenage sisters.
  • Rare G.O.P. Species Runs for New Jersey Governor: A Moderate

    06/25/2017 3:27:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 25, 2017 | NICK CORASANITI
    HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — The Republican candidate for governor of New Jersey sat on a plush beige couch in the Republican mayor’s condo, surrounded by Republican county officials and politicians, and offered up her plan to stem what is perhaps the state’s most daunting challenge — its deepening property tax crisis. She adopted it, she said, from an unexpected source. “This is a page out of the Democratic playbook, it really is,” Kim Guadagno, the lieutenant governor said, noting that the plan came from a proposal in deep-blue Illinois. With Republicans controlling the White House, both chambers of Congress and having...
  • Guilty Trenton man molests teenage female, gets no jail time (illegal alien)

    06/19/2017 5:34:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Trentonian ^ | 6/16/17 | Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman
    TRENTON >> A city man who molested a teenage family member has been sentenced to five years of probation and must register as a Megan's Law sex offender, among other court-imposed requirements. Mateo Alavez, 40, formally received his non-incarceration punishment on Friday, but that may be the least of his worries. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, has placed a detainer on Alavez requesting local authorities to hold him for an additional 48 hours at the Mercer County Correction Center. ICE wants to assume custody of Alavez to carry out immigration court proceedings, and that process could...
  • Rahway mayoral candidate found guilty of shoplifting (Democrat Terrorist James Devine)

    06/15/2017 6:34:42 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 38 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | on April 28, 2014 at 7:21 PM | By MaryAnn Spoto | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
    LINDEN — Rahway mayoral candidate James Devine was found guilty tonight of stealing more than $20 worth of items from a city grocery store. Municipal Court Judge Cassandra Corbett found that Devine intentionally concealed two bags of prewashed lettuce, a protein supplement and hair conditioner on a July 19, 2013, trip to the local ShopRite without planning to pay for them. “I do find that Mr. Devine…did conceal the items… and so I therefore find Mr. Devine guilty of shoplifting,” she said. After court, Devine vowed to appeal, saying the surveillance video tape of the incident shows he didn’t intentionally...
  • ‘Hunt’ Republicans, says Union County Democrat in response to shooting

    06/15/2017 5:26:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 188 replies
    NJ101.5 ^ | June 15, 2017 | Sergio Bichao
    RAHWAY — A longtime Democratic operative from Union County has responded to the Wednesday shooting of a congressman by calling for a “hunt” of Republicans. James Devine posted several messages on Facebook and Twitter following the Alexandra, Virginia, shooting of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise and several others by a gunman with a history of violence and of making online rantings against Republican officials and their policies.
  • Teacher suspended after student's Trump T-shirt censored in yearbook

    06/12/2017 11:50:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies
    The yearbook advisor at a central New Jersey high school had been suspended after the President Trump logo on students’ clothing vanished from their final photo. Grant Berardo, 17, says that he was shocked to find his “Trump: Make America Great Again” shirt had lost its political message in Wall High School’s “Behind the Scenes” book for 2016-2017. Wall Township School Superintendent Cheryl Dyer said that the district is investigating why that image, and Trump’s name on another student’s sweater vest, were wiped out. Dyer’s office confirmed ... that an unidentified teacher was suspended pending an investigation. Mrs. Susan Parsons...
  • Hotheaded councilman screams sexual profanities at GOP employee!

    06/07/2017 8:26:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 6, 2017 | Tom Tillison
    All this commotion over campaign signs? Proving that more often than not, Republicans are their own worst enemies, a Wayne, New Jersey, councilman has been hit with a harassment complaint after a profanity-laced tirade directed at a fellow party member. Passaic County Regular Republican Organization employee Susan Enderly filed the complaint against Councilman Richard Jasterzbski after a heated argument Sunday about campaign signs being removed from the PCRRO headquarters, according to The Record. Unfortunately for Jasterzbski, the exchange was captured on video… by the woman’s daughter, who was standing right there! “You would be so lucky if I were f—ing...
  • Glen Ridge, N.J.: Neighborly and Close to Midtown

    06/07/2017 8:32:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 16, 2016 | Dave Caldwell
    When Becky and David Middleton, both 41, needed more space for their family of four children, ages 6 to 11, they moved just 10 blocks, paying $840,000 last April for an 1887 Victorian farmhouse with five bedrooms in Glen Ridge, N.J. A kitchen and bathroom renovation is underway. They have lived for 16 years in the 1.5-square-mile Essex County borough of around 7,500 with vintage homes and gaslit streets, wedged between the busier suburbs of Montclair and Bloomfield, and bordering the city of East Orange to the south.
  • Phil Murphy wins Democratic nod in fight to succeed Christie as N.J. governor

    06/06/2017 8:46:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 6, 2017 | Matt Arco and Brent Johnson
    NEWARK -- Phil Murphy, a former banking executive and U.S. ambassador to Germany who has poured millions from his own fortune into the race for New Jersey governor and vows to reinvigorate the state's economy, fought off five rivals Tuesday night to win the Democratic nomination in the battle to succeed Chris Christie. The Associated Press called the race for Murphy about an hour after the polls closed.
  • Kim Guadagno tops Ciattarelli to win GOP nod to succeed Christie as N.J. governor

    06/06/2017 8:44:06 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 6, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner and Brent Johnson
    WEST LONG BRANCH -- Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who has spent the last eight years as Gov. Chris Christie's second-in-command and now vows to slash the state's notoriously high property taxes, defeated four opponents Tuesday to secure the Republican nomination to succeed Christie as New Jersey's governor. The Associated Press called it for Guadagno about an hour and 20 minutes after the polls closed. Now, Guadagno, a 58-year-old Monmouth Beach resident, will battle former U.S. ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy in the Nov. 7 general election. Murphy bested five rivals to emerge the winner of Tuesday's Democratic primary.
  • Chris Christie’s Legacy Likely Won’t Include A GOP Successor

    06/06/2017 12:30:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | June 6, 2017 | Harry Enten
    What happens if a state with a population roughly equal to that of Kentucky and Louisiana combined held a major election and no one noticed? That seems to be occurring in New Jersey, which is electing a new governor this year. It may be the Democrats’ biggest gubernatorial win in the state in over 40 years. A Democratic romp in a state Hillary Clinton won easily might not seem like a surprising result. But New Jersey usually features competitive governor’s races. Over the past 40 years, Democrats have won the governor’s mansion four times to Republicans’ six. New Jersey’s current...
  • Man Beaten to Death While Walking Dog in NJ: Prosecutors (Random Mystery with no Motive)

    05/30/2017 4:50:15 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 74 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 5-27-2017 | Staff
    A man was beaten to death while walking his dog in New Jersey, prosecutors said. Viktor Yashchyshyk, 51, was walking his dog and talking to his girlfriend in Old Bridge about a block from his home when he was knocked unconscious, police said. His skull was fractured, jaw broken and he was missing teeth, Middlesex County prosecutors said. Police say Earl Allayne Jr, a twenty-year-old black male, attacked Yashchyshyn at random and critically injured him.
  • Christie highlights employment gains during final news conference in Statehouse

    05/22/2017 4:17:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff
    Burlington County Times ^ | May 22, 2017 | David Levinsky
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie touted New Jersey employment gains on Monday during a Statehouse news conference at which he also warned voters to choose his successor carefully or risk undoing the economic progress made during his nearly eight-year tenure. The hourlong news conference was Christie's last in the governor's outer office, as he and his staff are expected to move to temporary offices nearby on State Street while the executive branch of the Statehouse undergoes about $300 million in renovations.
  • Joe Piscopo will not run for N.J. governor, plans to endorse Guadagno

    05/13/2017 5:56:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 3, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON -- Former "Saturday Night Live" star Joe Piscopo will not run for governor of New Jersey, and will instead endorse the Republican front-runner, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. "We are going to support Kim," Piscopo told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday shortly before going on his morning radio show on 970-AM to make the announcement. Guadagno had made a pilgrimage to Piscopo's home on Saturday and asked for a sit-down, promising to address his concerns in her campaign if he would agree not to divide the party, Piscopo said.
  • Keeping up the ‘Resistance’

    05/07/2017 12:28:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    Montclair Local ^ | March 9, 2017 | Linda Moss
    In homes in Montclair and across North Jersey, residents are breaking bread with Syrian refugees, sharing food and conversation. These dinners, aimed at fostering understanding and communication, are being organized by the Syria Supper Club, a group firmly rooted in the township. NJ 11th For Change, an organization founded by Montclair residents, continues to host protests at the New Jersey offices of Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11, pressuring him to hold town hall meetings. Houses of worship, residents and some shops in the township have put up signs with the same message — “No matter where you are from, we’re glad...
  • The Love for One Orange (South Orange)

    05/02/2017 5:14:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 18, 2011 | Jill P. Capuzzo
    WHEN asked what they like best about living in South Orange, residents almost invariably cite three attributes: the rich and varied architecture, the demographic diversity, and the easy commute into Manhattan. The latter two have a lot to do with the fact that New York City is the point of origin for a high percentage of South Orange’s residents. “It’s like getting a city, with a backyard,” said Cherre Schwartz of Weichert Realtors in Maplewood, noting that most of her clients come from New York or the more urban parts of North Jersey, and that many work in the
  • Fights, arrests after 300 youths converge on N.J. downtown (South Orange-suburb of Newark)

    05/02/2017 5:11:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 2, 2017 | Noah Cohen
    SOUTH ORANGE -- Police plan to boost patrols after officers from several departments were needed to disperse at least 300 young people who gathered in downtown South Orange late Saturday, sparking fights and blocking traffic. South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll said Tuesday the crowd contained a mix of village teens and others from nearby communities, including Newark, East Orange and Irvington residents, who apparently arrived by public transportation. The unruly crowd formed around 8 p.m. and kept officers busy until around midnight, according to police. Kroll said he requested assistance from the Essex County Sheriff's Office, Maplewood and Orange...
  • New Jersey ranked 11th worst state for millennials

    04/21/2017 2:59:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | April 11, 2017 | Nick Wodeshick
    New Jersey millennials may be sad to hear that the Garden State isn’t the best place to be. A new Wallethub study found that New Jersey is ranked 40 out of 51 states for quality of life among millennials. When asked why New Jersey was ranked so low, Wallethub stated that housing difficulties were a key factor. “Forty-five percent of millennials are still living with their parents, that is what really dragged New Jersey down,” said Jill Gonzalez, a analyst for Wallethub.
  • Corruption trial could roil NJ Senate race

    04/09/2017 4:06:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2017 | Lisa Hagen
    Sen. Robert Menendez ongoing corruption case could upend the New Jersey Democrat’s reelection bid in 2018, with the longtime politician scheduled to go to court this fall. The Supreme Court delivered another blow this week to the embattled senator when it refused to dismiss the case. The trial is scheduled to begin about a year before the midterm elections. Federal prosecutors charged Menendez, who has pleaded not guilty, in April 2015 on 14 criminal counts, including conspiracy to commit bribery. Menendez is expected to head to trial on Sept. 6,facing a potential criminal conviction even as he would normally be...