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  • Corzine Selects Menendez to Replace Him in Senate

    05/20/2020 1:46:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 9, 2005 | Marek Fuchs
    In his first major decision after being elected governor of New Jersey, Jon S. Corzine announced the selection of a Hudson County congressman to replace him in the United States Senate. Robert Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who became a lawyer then rose in the brass-tacks world of New Jersey politics, will fill Mr. Corzine's old post for at least a year, when he will face what may be a crowded run for re-election. Making the announcement inside a historic rail terminal in Jersey City's Liberty State Park, near the Statue of Liberty, this afternoon, Mr. Corzine described Mr....
  • Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Joseph William Tobin leads Archdiocese of Newark (Pictures)

    01/07/2017 9:22:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Catholic Caucus: Cardinal Joseph William Tobin leads Archdiocese of Newark (Pictures)  

    10/30/2001 9:15:20 PM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10.31.01 | Larry Cirignano, Fr. Peter West
    SETON HALL LAW PROFESSOR RECRUITS STUDENTS FOR PRO-ABORTION CAMPAIGN A law professor at Seton Hall University (NJ) who also serves as counsel to a pro-abortion candidate's campaign for New Jersey governor is recruiting law students to assist the campaign. Professor Kevin Ryan has distributed e-mail messages encouraging students to help Democrat gubernatorial candidate Jim McGreevey and the Democratic Party inspect polling places to ensure adequate minority turnout on November 6. A training session for student recruits is scheduled for November 1 in a Seton Hall classroom! McGreevey is leading Republican Brett Schundler in the race for New Jersey governor. A ...
  • (Re-post) Priest Ejected while Pro-abort Politician Honored

    03/19/2015 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Daily Catholic ^ | April 5, 2001
    NEWARK, New Jersey, Apr. 4, 01 ( - Father Peter West, a staff member at the Priests for Life group in New Jersey, was recently physically thrown out of a Catholic school hall while a pro-abortion politician was being honored inside.    While not a Priests for Life-sponsored event, Father West and a group of 15 pro-lifers protested the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Newark on Sunday, March 18. Their complaint was that pro-abortion politician Jim McGreevey, the Democrat candidate for governor, was appointed grand marshal of the parade. Father West noted that much of the parade and events afterward...
  • McGreevey's path to priesthood blocked for now

    04/25/2011 12:54:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 25, 2011 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's pursuit of the Episcopal priesthood has been put on hold indefinitely. The New York Post reports that the church has rejected his bid to join the clergy.
  • Ex-governor 'Gay American' Jim McGreevey denied Episcopal priesthood...because he's a 'jackass'

    04/25/2011 8:30:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 25, 2011 | Rachel Quigley
    He tried marriage and fatherhood, flirted with being a governor, he accepted being gay and then he finally announced he would be a priest. But it isn't time to call ex-New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey 'father' just yet - for his bid to join the Episcopal Church has been rejected. Church sources have said that McGreevey's sexuality has nothing to do with the rebuttal and everything to do with him being a 'jackass'. McGreevey shocked the nation when it was discovered that only 34 days after he came into office the then-married governor embarked on a homosexual affair with an...

    11/16/2009 11:09:24 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 34 replies · 2,086+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | November 16, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Out of the Closet; Into the Church Homo McGreevey Finds Higher Calling What does a gay governor do after he resigns from political office in disgrace? He becomes an Episcopalian and enters the priesthood. Jim McGreevey, the former New Jersey love gov, has gone from Turnpike truck stops to All Saints Church in Hoboken, where he is known as “Father Jim.” Last Sunday, the ex governor administered the sacrament of baptism to a bevy of babies, blessed the Eucharist, and carried the cross during the processional. In 2004, Mr. McGreevey resigned as Governor of New Jersey after revealing...
  • Ex-NJ Gov McGreevey training to become priest (Episcopal)

    11/15/2009 4:17:42 PM PST · by Justaham · 23 replies · 955+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 11-15-09 | ANGELA MONTEFINISE
    "Gay American" Jim McGreevey is spending his Sunday mornings with a new man -- Jesus. The former New Jersey love gov has gone from Turnpike rest stops to the church rostrum as part of his training to become an Episcopal priest, working each weekend at All Saints Church in Hoboken. McGreevey -- who resigned from office in disgrace in 2004 -- isn't far enough along in his seminary studies to actually give sermons, but he assists the Rev. Geoffrey Curtiss at three Masses on Sunday and participates in parish programs, donation drives and activities.
  • New Jersey’s Ruin

    08/21/2008 6:40:06 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 111+ views
    City Journal | August 19, 2008 | Steve Malanga
    [New Jersey politicians] are steering the Garden State toward ruin at an astonishing pace, and no amount of bad economic news seems capable of deterring them. Jersey’s decline has been rapid and astonishing. Back in the 1960s, one study judged it among the country’s ten most business-friendly states because of its light tax burden, which allowed it to attract a steady stream of businesses and residents from New York. Though there were occasionally signs of trouble over the years—like the pension shenanigans of Governor Christie Whitman, in which government shirked its long-term obligations—the state’s real decline started with the election...
  • AP: 'Gay Ex-Governor Owes Wife No Alimony'... Name That Party?

    08/09/2008 7:43:54 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 127+ views ^ | 08/09/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Many of you will remember New Jersey Governor James McGreevey who ended up having to admit he gave his gay lover an undeserved State job -- even as the gay lover claimed sexual harassment -- and that he was cheating on his wife and family with that very gay lover. Many will also remember that disgraced Governor James McGreevey was a Democrat. "Many" apparently doesn't include the Associated Press because they are still publishing stories about James McGreevey leaving out that one little fact that he was a Democrat. To the AP, McGreevey is merely the "Former Gov." who has...
  • Judge: NJ's ex-governor owes wife no alimony { McGreevey }

    08/08/2008 10:57:57 AM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies · 170+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/8/8 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press Writer
    Trenton, N.J. (AP) -- Former Gov. James E. McGreevey will not have to pay alimony to his ex-wife, a judge ruled Friday in granting the couple a divorce after a tumultuous eight-year marriage that crumbled publicly when McGreevey acknowledged he was a "gay American." A superior court judge ruled Friday that McGreevey, the nation's first openly gay governor, must pay $250 a week, or $1,075 a month, in child support for his 6-year-old daughter with Dina Matos. Matos had asked for $2,500 a month alimony for four years and $1,750 a month in child support. The couple share custody of...
  • Does Heller ruling kill NJ "smart gun" law?

    06/26/2008 11:09:35 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 30 replies · 51+ views
    self | 6/28/08 | NewJerseyJoe
    Remember that incredibly stupid "smart gun" law that McGreevey signed back in 2002? How will Heller reflect on that? The reason I'm thinking about this is because a big part of the Heller case was about not being able to ban an entire class of firearms. "Non-smart guns" is a HUGE class of firearms..... Reference: NJ smart gun law
  • No More Grand Lifestyle For Gay Ex-Gov's Wife

    05/30/2008 7:55:37 AM PDT · by XR7 · 23 replies · 145+ views
    4 NY wnbc ^ | 5/30/08
    ELIZABETH, N.J. -- Opposing sides in the divorce trial of New Jersey's gay ex-governor focused on his estranged wife Thursday in an acrimonious dispute over whether she is entitled to collect on the opulent lifestyle she lost when a sex scandal toppled his administration. Dina Matos -- who said she now prefers to be called by her maiden name -- faces more tough questions Friday after spending all day on the witness stand Thursday. Under gentle questioning from her lawyer in the morning, Matos painted herself as a dutiful spouse and loyal political partner of former Gov. James McGreevey. But...
  • Wife of ex-gov (McGreevey): I paid for cronies to come to wedding

    05/29/2008 10:40:09 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies · 308+ views ^ | May 29, 2008
    ELIZABETH, New Jersey (AP) -- The estranged wife of New Jersey's gay former governor portrayed herself as a dutiful spouse and dedicated political ally who went so far as to pay for their $30,000 wedding and to add his political cronies to the guest list. Taking the stand Wednesday in their bitter divorce trial, Dina Matos McGreevey claimed she devoted herself to James McGreevey's goal of being elected governor. "Once we became engaged, I was a full partner," said Matos McGreevey, who was to return to the witness stand Thursday. The McGreeveys wed in 2000, but their marriage unraveled after...
  • McGreevey Says He's 'Financially Crippled;' Can't Pay Alimony

    05/15/2008 8:22:15 AM PDT · by Puppage · 74 replies · 116+ views
    WNBC.COM ^ | 5/15/08 | Puppage
    ELIZABETH, N.J. -- The nation's first openly gay governor was back in court Thursday, testifying for a second day as he tries to convince a judge he is too poor to pay alimony to his estranged wife. Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey testified Wednesday that he has limited income, few assets and significant debts. He said he is all but unemployable because of the gay sex scandal that toppled his administration and ongoing publicity in his messy divorce. "Because of this case, I have been financially crippled," McGreevey told the judge. McGreevey, 50, stepped down 13 months before his...
  • Gay ex-governor says he's too poor for alimony

    05/15/2008 1:49:56 AM PDT · by Westlander · 30 replies · 201+ views
    AP ^ | 5-14-2008 | AP
    The nation's first openly gay governor tried to convince the judge in his divorce case Wednesday that he's too poor to pay alimony, saying he's been financially crippled by his resignation and marital troubles.
  • Americans transfixed by high infidelity

    05/07/2008 3:57:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies · 114+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-7-08 | Jennifer Harper
    Politicians appear to be on a whistle-stop tour of infidelity. It's the McGreevey-Dann-Spitzer show — and then some. Infidelity is big theater these days, providing both spectacle and cautionary tale to eager onlookers and press alike. Adultery and its attendant behaviors have created a popular culture and cottage industry all their own, driving political strategy, press coverage and — on rare occasions — a few positive outcomes. America is along for the ride — and ready to hear more about the greater implications of infidelity. "We love it. It confirms our worst fears about politicians and confirms our suspicions," talk...
  • McGreeveys (D-NJ) Appear In Divorce Court

    05/06/2008 5:09:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 142+ views
    CBS3 ^ | 5/06/08
    McGreeveys Appear In Divorce CourtMay 6, 2008 7:52 pm US/Eastern TRENTON (AP) Lawyers representing the nation's first openly gay governor and his estranged wife ended the first day of their scheduled divorce trial reporting progress in settlement talks. The talks are to resume Wednesday afternoon. Testimony was delayed to allow the discussions to take place. "We are happy to report on behalf of both of our clients that they have made progress toward settling their case," said John Post, lawyer for Dina Matos McGreevey, who read from a joint statement issued by him and Stephen Haller, lawyer for former Gov....
  • Gay Ex-Gov’s Trial Figures to Get Messy (McGreevey, New Joisey)

    05/06/2008 3:29:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies · 96+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 5-6-08 | Rick Pedraza
    New Jersey's gay ex-governor Jim McGreevey and his estranged wife Dina Matos McGreevey showed up for court Tuesday morning to begin the process of ending their marriage. The first three days of the trial will be closed to the media as Union County Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy considers custody issues surrounding the couple's 6-year-old daughter. The issues to be decided in the divorce settlement involve custody, alimony and child support, and whether McGreevey, now openly gay, committed fraud by marrying a woman. Matos McGreevey, 41, is seeking $600,000 for time she would have spent at the governor's mansion had...
  • AP NewsBreak: McGreevey confirms threesomes; wife denies trysts

    03/17/2008 11:13:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 73 replies · 5,154+ views
    Phillyburbs ^ | 3/17/08 | Angela Santi
    TRENTON, N.J. - His estranged wife denies it, but former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey said they engaged in threesomes with a male aide. In an e-mail to The Associated Press Monday, McGreevey confirmed published reports by former campaign aide Teddy Pedersen. Pedersen said he had consensual sex with the couple for about two years before McGreevey became governor. McGreevey said the encounters happened, but the couple needs to move forward for the sake of their 6-year-old daughter. "This happened, this happened in the past, and now we need to move on with our lives," McGreevey said. Dina Matos McGreevey...