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  • Pet bobcat loose in Ocean County, report says

    04/04/2014 3:31:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Knights of Columbus urge millions to 'Keep Christ in Christmas'

    12/16/2011 3:15:22 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    cna ^ | December 16, 2011 | Kevin J. Jones
    St. Lawrence Council 10281 in South Amboy, NJ. Credit: Knights of Columbus. New Haven, Conn., Dec 16, 2011 / 03:03 am (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus' annual campaign reminding millions of Americans to “Keep Christ in Christmas” is in full swing with radio ads, signs, billboards, Nativity scenes and Christmas cards.“In a society where Christmas has often become shorthand for shopping, many who celebrate Christmas can lose sight of its true meaning,” Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said Dec. 15. “Those who celebrate Christmas give gifts to each other because it is the day on which we celebrate the...
  • You Don't Have To Buy An E-ZPass From The State Where You Live

    01/01/2014 6:19:19 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 32 replies
    The consumerist ^ | 3-2-2011 | Laura Northrup
    The zone of state toll systems that are part of E-ZPass now stretches far beyond the New York metropolitan area where it began. Now you can use your E-ZPass in toll-zapping booths in 14 states, a vast road-trip zone stretching from Virginia to Illinois to Maine. It’s all a compatible system, but different states set their own fees to issue the transponders and maintain your account. What not all consumers know is that you don’t have to buy your pass from the state where you live, and you can save money by ordering from across the border. Whether this is...
  • Atheists’ ad blitz calls Christmas a myth

    11/27/2010 9:05:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 60 replies ^ | 11.26.10 | stephanie akin
    Drivers approaching the Lincoln Tunnel this holiday season will be the targets of an atheist advertisement that its sponsors describe as a strike against Christmas. A billboard sponsored by the American Atheists and posted in North Bergen, on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel, reads: 'You KNOW it's a Myth. This season, celebrate REASON.' A billboard scheduled to be displayed near the New Jersey entrance to the tunnel until the end of the holidays shows a silhouetted manger scene with the message, “You KNOW it’s a Myth. This Season, Celebrate REASON.” The $20,000 campaign, sponsored by a national...
  • Atheists' Billboard Calls Nativity a 'Myth'

    11/30/2010 12:44:20 PM PST · by Borges · 130 replies · 4+ views
    Fox ^ | 11/29/10
    <p>A group called the American Atheists has paid for a huge billboard on Route 495 outside the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen, N.J., that is raising some eyebrows.</p> <p>The billboard shows a silhouette of the Three Wise Men approaching the Nativity, with the words: "You KNOW it's a Myth / This Season, Celebrate REASON!"</p>
  • Just Because I'm Paranoid: Addressing Obstacles to Gun Control

    12/30/2013 4:26:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 29 December, 2013 | Keith Kaplan
    The story of Joseph Pelleteri and others like him create one of the biggest obstacles to "commons sense" gun legislation -- the fear that otherwise law abiding citizens will be snared in a law enforcement nightmare.  It is that fear, embodied in the prosecutions of people attempting to navigate a labyrinthine system of regulations that dooms most gun control measures. Imagine winning a brand new sports car with a V8 engine in a contest hosted by your local police department.  You keep the car in your garage, never driving it, and one day while the cops are at your home...
  • Atlantic City Cop Ordered to Pay $250,000 From Own Pocket to Citizen He Abused

    12/28/2013 6:47:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 22 December, 2013 | Carlos Miller
    We’ve seen so many police abuse lawsuits settled before making it to trial where cops admit no wrongdoing while guiltily dishing out thousands of taxpayer dollars that it’s surprising to see one actually make it to trial.And it’s absolutely flabbergasting to see it result in a cop ordered personably liable.The cop is none other than Sterling Wheaton of the Atlantic City Police Department, whom we became familiar with back in September when he drove up to a group of five fellow officers beating on a suspect and sicced his dog on him in an incident caught on surveillance video.Then we...
  • Two teens killed, one injured in Christmas night shooting in Newark

    12/26/2013 5:10:44 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 3 replies
    Two teenagers were killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting late Christmas night in Newark, according to law enforcement authorities. A 13-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl were shot dead, Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio and Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said in a statement to the Star-Ledger.
  • Shooting outside New Jersey strip club leaves 3 dead, 2 injured on Christmas

    12/26/2013 5:12:18 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 29 replies
    An armed man angry because he wasn’t allowed inside a New Jersey jiggle joint Christmas morning opened fire, killing three men — including the bouncer — and wounding two others, officials said. The man tried to enter Slick’s GoGo Bar in Irvington with his gun, but was stopped by a bouncer after he was patted down and the weapon was found around 12:45 a.m., according to officials and reports.
  • New Jersey 'go-go bar' shooting: 3 dead, 2 hurt

    12/25/2013 11:02:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/25/13 | Alexander Smith
    Three men were shot dead and two others wounded outside a "go-go bar" in New Jersey early Christmas morning, officials said. The shooting happened outside Slick's Go-Go Bar, in Irvington, N.J., at 12.45 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office told NBC News. The prosecutor's office identified two of the victims as Pierre Clervoyant Jr., 34, the son of the club's owner, and Woodley Daniel, 32, an employee of the club.
  • Man gunned down outside luxury NJ mall (thought NJ was a gun free zone?)

    12/16/2013 5:28:47 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    Carjackers shot and killed a man in front of his horrified wife Sunday in the parking structure of an upscale New Jersey mall. The 30-year-old victim was attacked by two thugs and shot in the head at The Mall at Short Hills in Millburn at around 9:10 p.m. “It was at least two gunshots. People started ducking and panicking,” Rick Ramos, who works at the mall’s California Pizza Kitchen, told The Post. “We had to barricade everyone inside. I could hear a woman screaming her head off. It was brutal. She was shrieking.”
  • Senators Booker, Menendez join fast for immigration reform

    12/12/2013 1:54:55 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    MSBC ^ | 12/12/13 | Traci G. Lee
    New Jersey Sens Robert Menendez and Cory Booker will join activists in Washington, D.C., for a 24-hour fast in support of immigration reform. “I’m sure that there are those who said, when Dr. King led marches and boycotts, that that was extreme and not herding the cause of movement to civil rights. I’m sure that there are those who considered Rosa Parks’ defiance in sitting in the front of the bus and not the back of the bus not productive,” Menendez said in a video posted Wednesday from the fast. “So history teaches us that while we would love to...
  • AP: NJ City to Quiz Gun Vendors on Safety Issues

    12/11/2013 3:04:52 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    New Jersey's second-largest city is adopting a novel approach to gun control by requiring weapons-makers bidding on municipal contracts to answer questions about their positions on gun safety issues. Jersey City, a city of 250,000 across the Hudson River from Manhattan, is believed to be the first U.S. municipality to incorporate social responsibility questions into public contract bids. Mayor Steven Fulop says he wants municipalities to use their purchasing power to influence America's gun-safety conversation. The bid specification going out Wednesday — for roughly $200,000 worth of guns and $150,000 in ammunition — includes six questions measuring vendors' gun safety...
  • Immigrant Rights Advocates Protest At Elizabeth Detention Center

    12/10/2013 4:33:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    http://CBS.NEWYORK ^ | Dec 10,2013 ? | CBS.NEWYORK
    Immigrant Rights Advocates Protest At Elizabeth Detention Center ELIZABETH, NJ - DECEMBER 10: Protesters block the entrance of an immigrant detention center on December 10, 2013 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups marked international Human Rights Day, staging the civil disobedience action at the Elizabeth Detention Center, and eight protesters were arrested by police. Organizers said the event was designed to draw attention to the continued mass deportations of undocumented immigrants by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as well as Congress' inability to pass immigration reform. The Obama administration is on track to have removed...

    12/10/2013 11:05:13 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies ^ | December 10th, 2013 |
    Elizabeth, NJ – December 10th, 2013 During the week that Congress will close for 2013 without having passed an immigration reform bill, a group of Jersey residents locked themselves together in the street that serves as an entrance to the Elizabeth Detention Center (625 Evans St.) to protest the President’s deportation arbitrary quota policy and call on him to stop removals and expand deferred action instead. “We can’t let more families to be separated. We can’t wait for Congress. After what I saw my family go through I want to help other families that are in the same situation,” explains...
  • Waitress claiming couple didn’t tip because she’s gay gets fired

    12/07/2013 2:15:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 108 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2013 | Kate Briquelet
    A New Jersey waitress who raked in thousands in donations after claiming a couple didn’t tip her because she’s gay was fired from her job on Saturday. Dayna Morales, 22, was finally canned from Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater — nearly a month after she made national headlines over what’s likely a hoax. (snip) “She exaggerated every story,” former coworker Julie Howat told The Post. “I knew [the receipt] was fake. When the articles came out, everyone at my job laughed.”
  • Crime Rate in Camden, NJ Going Down After Unionized Police Force Sacked

    11/30/2013 3:56:30 AM PST · by cutty · 16 replies
    Reason 24/7. ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Last year, the city of Camden decided to can its unionized police force in favor of ununionized county cops who hit the streets this April. ... The city has been run exclusively by Democrats for several generations, and some local leaders openly worried that Camden, which already had the highest crime rate per capita last year, would get worse. But it hasn’t. In fact, crime’s gone down
  • Crime rate plunges after city dumps unionized police (Camden,NJ)

    11/30/2013 10:55:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Camden, New Jersey dumped its unionized police force last spring, unable to afford the lucrative union contract the city was stuck with, and instead contracted for police services with the nonunion county force. Crime promptly dropped. Ed Krayewski reports for Reason: The city has been run exclusively by Democrats for several generations, and some local leaders openly worried that Camden, which already had the highest crime rate per capita last year, would get worse. But it hasn't. In fact, crime's gone down, as Fox News Latino reports: The reorganization increased the amount of police on the streets and incorporated cutting...
  • New Jersey Opens Up for Online Gambling

    11/26/2013 6:58:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/26/13 | KATE ZERNIKE
    New Jersey began allowing Internet gambling on Tuesday in a much-watched bet that there are untapped sources of revenue on bedside iPads and cubicle desktops, and even among people checking their phones while they wait in line for coffee. Gambling analysts say it is the most significant development since casinos opened in Atlantic City over three decades ago, ultimately setting off what became a furious competition among states for a share of the take.
  • FREEP THIS POLL: Should Chris Christie sign bill allowing in-state tuition to illegal aliens?

    11/25/2013 3:52:37 PM PST · by montag813 · 28 replies
    New Jersey Star Ledger ^ | 11-25-2013 | Stand With Arizona on Facebook
    Please take a moment to vote in this poll on the #1 news website serving New Jerseyans: "Should Chris Christie sign a bill allowing in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants?" I think you know the answer to that. Now let's use our numbers and make Gov. Christie understand the price he will pay in 2016 if he hands a tuition gift to illegal aliens now. VOTE AND SHARE! LINK TO POLL HERE
  • Chris Christie is no presidential contender

    11/18/2013 4:04:48 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    One News Now ^ | 11-18-13 | Star Parker
    If the last two presidential elections tell us anything, it’s that Republicans don’t succeed with candidates who lack clear vision and conviction consistent with the party’s conservative platform. Given this, I understand why Democrats think that New Jersey governor Chris Christie should be a leading contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But why would any Republican see a typical political operative like Christie as presidential material? With the information we have in front of us today, there is every reason to believe that 2016 will be a year of opportunity for Republicans to run a serious and exciting reform-minded...
  • Did Chris Christie just try to knife an ally?

    11/08/2013 11:17:33 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 8 at 9:23 am | Reid Wilson
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), fresh off a landslide reelection win and seemingly with an eye on the 2016 presidential race, spent Thursday trying to oust a longtime Republican ally from power. Christie and his staff lobbied Republican state senators to dump their leader, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr., after three terms atop the GOP conference. At least four Republican senators paraded through Christie’s office Thursday morning to get the hard sell. ... Christie appeared to defer to Democrat Sweeney too, angering some in Kean’s camp. In the days before the election, when Christie turned his attention to...
  • Health insurance cancellation notices soar above Obamacare enrollment rates (NJ - 800,000)

    10/24/2013 2:12:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/13
    **SNIP** Nearly 800,000 New Jersey residents’ health-care plans will not longer exist in 2014, forcing insurers to create new ones for individuals and small business owners that hew to the Obamacare’s new regulations, The New Jersey Star Ledger found in early October. “I don’t feel like I need to change, but I have to,” Jeff Learned, a television editor in Los Angeles, told Kaiser Health News. Learned now needs to scramble to find a plan to coverage his teenage daughter, whose health problems have required several surgeries. More Americans have lost their individual health coverage in Florida and California than...
  • Chris Christie drops appeal of NJ state court ruling authorizing gay marriage

    10/21/2013 8:48:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2013 | AllahPundit
    I’m a little surprised, even though he’s undoubtedly correct that the appeal was doomed. The New Jersey Supreme Court all but legalized gay marriage in its provisional ruling on Friday; a final ruling next year upholding that judgment was a fait accompli.But as we spent the last three weeks discovering, the fact that a fight is obviously unwinnable and possibly self-defeating from the start is no excuse not to undertake it. Gov. Chris Christie announced today that he was dropping the fight against same-sex marriage in New Jersey by withdrawing his his appeal of a major case that was being...