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  • Prosecutors Drop DWI Charges Against Bruce Springsteen, Fined $500

    02/24/2021 5:05:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/24/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    A judge dismissed two charges, DWI and reckless driving, against rocker and outspoken Joe Biden supporter Bruce Springsteen, who pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in an enclosed area, related to his November 14 arrest. He has been fined $540, per Magistrate Judge Anthony Mautone. The “Born in the U.S.A.” singer appeared in court on Wednesday for charges related to his November 14 arrest, which included driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area. While he initially pleaded “not guilty” to all three charges, prosecutors agreed that there was “enough evidence to prove” he consumed alcohol in...
  • Slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s Mother Says Media Was Wrong, He Was Not Killed by a Fatal Blow from Fire Extinguisher

    02/24/2021 3:16:34 PM PST · by Trump.Deplorable · 18 replies
    Shore News Network ^ | 2/24/2021 | Robert Walker
    WASHINGTON, DC – Gladys Sicknick, the mother of the New Jersey native and U.S. Capitol Police Officer who died during the January 6th incursion of the U.S. Capitol was not killed by an angry mob of Trump supporters or beaten by a fire extinguisher. Instead, Mrs. Sicknick said she believes her son died instead of a stroke. Over one month later, his family still has few answers about his death. Mrs. Sicknick told the Daily Mail on Tuesday that she believes her son suffered a fatal stroke and discounted mainstream media accounts that claimed he was beaten to death with...
  • New Jersey governor signs laws to legalize marijuana use

    02/22/2021 4:31:40 PM PST · by BeauBo · 102 replies
    CNBC ^ | FEB 22 2021 | AP
    Legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcohol was signed into law Monday by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy... The legislation makes underage possession of alcohol and marijuana subject to a written warnings that escalate to include parental notification and a referral to community services upon subsequent violations.... Part of the legislation makes it so towns will no longer have the authority to enact ordinances with civil penalties or fines concerning underage possession or consumption violations on private property, among other measures... “There’s no consequence,” GOP Sen....
  • Chris Christie says he has NO sympathy for Ted Cruz over his Cancun trip because he 'made fun of me for my beach photos'

    02/20/2021 5:07:19 PM PST · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 09:44 EST, 20 February 2021 | UPDATED: 17:54 EST, 20 February | By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he has little sympathy for Ted Cruz amid the furious backlash over his Cancun trip because the Republican Senator 'made fun' of him over his infamous beach pictures. Christie was ridiculed in 2017 when images showed him lounging on a beach that was closed during a state shutdown. The photos resurfaced last week and became one of the many memes mocking Cruz for deciding to flee Texas to Mexico with his family during a historic storm in his state that left millions freezing and without power. In an interview with Fox News Radio's...
  • Fauci warned of 'unintended consequences' of 'draconian' quarantines during 2014 Ebola outbreak

    02/19/2021 4:30:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    | Fox News ^ | 45 minutes ago 2/19/21 | By Michael Ruiz
    Resurfaced interviews show Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has been the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease since 1984, was opposed to "draconian" quarantines that could have "unintended consequences" – back in 2014 during an Ebola outbreak in Africa. He warned in late October of that year that enforcing mandatory quarantines would discourage medical professionals from volunteering aid in stricken areas. Governors from both major parties had imposed mandatory 21-day quarantines on people returning from affected countries in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading into the U.S. "The best way to protect us is to...
  • NJ Governor Phil Murphy, Wife Implicated in Federal Immigration Fraud Scheme

    02/18/2021 10:24:41 AM PST · by karpov · 31 replies
    Shore News ^ | February 13, 2021 | Robert Walker
    TRENTON, NJ – It’s no secret that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy wants open borders, sanctuary and equal, if not more rights for illegal aliens in his state, but just how far the Governor and his wife Tammy will go to violate U.S. immigration law to provide those opportunities is now being questioned. The Murphys are the owners of the Sky Blue FC professional women’s soccer team and in the past have been accused of mistreatment of players. Now, they are being accused of being part of a wide-scale immigration fraud scheme by the Department of Justice. On Friday, the...
  • Marijuana legalization bill inches closer to approval in NJ

    New Jersey voters approved a measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana. More than three months later, Gov. Phil Murphy still hasn't signed a bill to make it happen... The purported holdup has been Murphy's concern that the proposed law hasn't specified uniform penalties for underage users. Last week, state Sen. Nilsa Cruz-Perez, D-Camden, and state Sen. Nick Scutari, D-Union, introduced a "cleanup" bill to address Murphy's concerns... The cleanup bill is slated to be heard in committee in Trenton on Monday. It must pass both the Assembly and the Senate — and there is no guarantee it will —...
  • 'I wonder if it had anything to do with his politics': Alec Baldwin suggests park ranger arrested Bruce Springsteen for drunk driving because he is a liberal

    02/13/2021 4:57:11 AM PST · by mylife · 62 replies
    daily mail ^ | 2/12/2021
    Alec Baldwin thinks Bruce Springsteen’s drunk driving arrest may have been motivated by the New Jersey rocker’s liberal politics. ‘I wonder if Springsteen’s arrest [sic] had anything to do with his politics,’ the 30 Rock actor speculated on his Twitter feed on Thursday. Baldwin tweeted days after it was revealed that the rock icon was arrested last fall by a federal park ranger on suspicion of drunken driving in New Jersey. Over the years, Springsteen, like Baldwin, has not been shy about expressing his left-leaning political views. Springsteen had performed on January 20 as part of President Joe Biden´s inauguration,...
  • Bruce Springsteen arrested for DWI in New Jersey…

    02/10/2021 9:06:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Bruce Springsteen was arrested for DWI and reckless driving in his home state, it was revealed Wednesday — days after he appeared in a much-criticized Super Bowl commercial for Jeep. Springsteen was charged with DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area, and was cooperative throughout his arrest, the spokesperson said. According to TMZ, which first reported the arrest, Springsteen has a court date in the coming weeks and has no known prior busts for DWI. News of the bust broke just days after Springsteen appeared in and narrated a Super Bowl spot for Jeep, in which...
  • NYC, New Jersey and Philadelphia declare state of emergencies and cancel thousands of flights as winter storm Orlena starts dumping up to TWO FEET of snow after leaving trail of destruction across the country

    02/01/2021 2:32:40 AM PST · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 1 2021 | MARLENE LENTHANG
    Winter Storm Orlena is barreling towards the East Coast after blanketing the Midwest in white, and is set to drop up to two feet of snow in the Big Apple, prompting New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia to declare states of emergency. More than 100million people from the Midwest to the Northeast have received winter weather warnings in the powerful nor’easter. By Sunday evening the powerful storm dumped about eight inches of snow in parts of Chicago and three to five inches in central Ohio. As a result of the storm hundreds of car crashes have been reported and...
  • Restaurants and Bars Account for Less Than 2 Percent of New COVID-19 Cases in New York

    01/23/2021 7:47:08 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/11/20 | NATALIE COLAROSSI
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that private gatherings account for the vast majority of new statewide cases, while less than 2 percent are coming from bars and restaurants. Cuomo referenced a statewide contact-tracing data set, which collected information on how new cases have spread from September to November. According to the data, 74 percent of new cases have come from private social gatherings. The troubling information in this is that 74 percent of new cases are coming from household gatherings and living room spread," Cuomo said. "In many ways, you can understand what happened. You close bars, you close...
  • Murphy Administration Celebrates Final Step Toward Construction of New Portal North Bridge

    01/18/2021 5:08:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Insider NJ ^ | January 14, 2021 | Insider NJ
    TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy, alongside Department of Transportation Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, Congressman Tom Malinowski, and Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia, today celebrated the finalization of the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to construct a new Portal North Bridge. NJ TRANSIT CEO and President Kevin Corbett executed the agreement with the FTA today, which will provide $766.5 million dollars in federal funding for the Portal North Bridge. The new Portal North Bridge, a $1.8 billion...
  • Defiant NJ Gym Has Bank Account Wiped by Democratic Governor

    01/15/2021 6:27:58 AM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 15, 2021 | Leah BarkoukisLeah Barkoukis
    Atilis Gym co-owner Ian Smith has made a name for himself for standing up to New Jersey’s COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, despite Governor Phil Murphy’s repeated attempts to shut him down through citations, fines, arrests, having their business license stripped, and their doors locked and barricaded. This week, Murphy escalated the fight. “As of this morning, without warning, and without permission, and in the middle of litigation, Governor Murphy took it upon himself to empty our bank account entirely, to the tune of $165,000,” explained Smith on a video posted to social media. He said it still wouldn’t stop him....
  • NJ Rep. Sherrill says lawmakers held ‘reconnaissance’ tours before Capitol riot

    01/13/2021 5:07:38 AM PST · by Renkluaf · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/13/21 | Kenneth Garger
    A New Jersey congresswoman accused some lawmakers of leading groups around the Capitol for “reconnaissance” a day before the riot carried out by a pro-Trump mob. New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherrill said in a Tuesday night Facebook live address to her constituents that she witnessed the alleged exploratory tours. The unidentified members of Congress “had groups coming through the Capitol” in “a reconnaissance for the next day,” Sherrill said. In the over 13-minute video, Sherrill said she intends to see those lawmakers “are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress.”
  • Trump Administration to Designate Cuba a State Sponsor of Terror

    01/11/2021 8:36:11 AM PST · by Navy Patriot
    Newssmacks ^ | January 11, 2021
    The Trump administration will place Cuba back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism on Monday, according to two senior State Department officials, reversing an Obama-era decision and making it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to quickly revive diplomatic ties with Havana.Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is expected to indicate he’s designating Cuba because the country continues to harbor American fugitives including Joanne Chesimard, convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper in 1973, and refuses a Colombian extradition request for National Liberation Army members linked to a 2019 bombing that killed 22.Cuba joins only Syria, Iran and North...
  • PGA Championship leaving Trump National in ’22 tournament

    01/11/2021 1:26:03 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 6 replies
    AP ^ | Doug Ferguson
    KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — The PGA of America cut ties to President Donald Trump when it voted Sunday to take the PGA Championship event away from his New Jersey golf course next year. The vote comes four days after the Trump-fueled riot at the nation’s Capitol as Congress was certifying the election victory of President-elect Joe Biden. This is the second time in just over five years the PGA of America removed one of its events from a Trump course. PGA President Jim Richerson says the board voted to exercise its right to “terminate the agreement” with Trump National in...
  • Report: PGA to Strip Trump Bedminster of 2022 PGA Championship

    01/10/2021 6:40:34 PM PST · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jan 2021 | DYLAN GWINN
    The Professional Golfers’ Association has decided to move forward with a plan to strip the Trump National Golf Course at Bedminster of its 2022 PGA Championship. “The odds that ’22’s PGA Championship will happen as scheduled in New Jersey are about as good as the chances of you or I winning it,” Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch wrote on Saturday. “Moving its major from Trump National has been debated internally at the PGA for more than two years, but executives have been reluctant to antagonize a famously vindictive man who controls the Internal Revenue Service. Such concerns melt away in 10 days,...
  • Chris Christie ‘Sickened’ by Donald Trump After Supporters Storm the Capitol

    01/07/2021 5:55:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/07/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie denounced President Donald Trump on Thursday, accusing him of inciting his supporters to storm Capitol Hill. “That is something that no president of the United States should ever do, and I am just absolutely sickened by what I saw today,” Christie said.
  • Columbia University VP accused of sexually assaulting child in N.J.

    01/06/2021 9:00:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 01/06/2021 | Rodrigo Torrejon
    A New Jersey man who works as vice president of facilities for Columbia University has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13 in Bergen County, officials said. Marcelo Velez, 56, of Woodcliff Lake, was arrested Monday and faces charges of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said in a statement Tuesday. Woodcliff Lake police were notified Sunday that Velez allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a girl less than 13 years old at a home on Saturday morning, the prosecutor’s office said. The girl...
  • Joe Clark, High School Principal Portrayed in 'Lean on Me,' Dies at 82

    12/29/2020 11:37:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/29 | Mike Barnes
    Morgan Freeman picked up his bullhorn and baseball bat to star in the 1989 Warner Bros. movie. Joe Clark, the uncompromising New Jersey high school principal who employed a bullhorn and baseball bat to round his students into shape en route to becoming the subject of the inspirational Morgan Freeman film Lean on Me, has died. He was 82. Clark died Tuesday after a long illness at his home in Gainesville, Florida, his family announced. Soon after taking over as head of Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, Clark expelled 300 students for fighting, vandalism, abusing teachers and drug...