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  • Only anti-Trump hysteria allows for denial of Paterson’s mail-in-vote fraud [ New Jersey ]

    08/20/2020 8:20:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 20, 2020 | Post Editorial Board
    Count it as one more way that anti-Trump hysteria skews news coverage: Story after story treats the fraud in this year’s Paterson, NJ, City Council election as somehow proving that nothing can go wrong with mass mail-in voting. A judge this week ordered a re-vote on Nov. 3 for the 3rd Ward race, where “winner” Alex Mendez faces state fraud charges — as do 1st Ward Councilman Michael Jackson and two workers for 2nd Ward candidate Shahin Khalique’s campaign. (Khalique’s race ended in a tie and will also be re-voted in November.) Weeks after the May election, state Attorney General...
  • Paterson, NJ, to hold new election in City Council race marred by voter fraud charges

    08/20/2020 1:38:09 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    PATERSON, N.J. – A judge has ruled that a new election will be held in November for a disputed Paterson City Council seat, just weeks after the race's apparent winner and a sitting councilman were charged with voter fraud. State Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela issued his ruling Wednesday. Alex Mendez had won a special election on May 12 to fill the seat, but claims of voter fraud were soon raised. An investigation was then launched after the U.S. Postal Service's law enforcement arm told the state attorney general's office about hundreds of mail-in ballots located in a mailbox in...
  • “Myth” Busted? New Jersey AG Indicts Four Over “Hundreds” Of Fraudulent Mail-In Ballots

    06/26/2020 7:19:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/26/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    And here I thought we had it on the highest authority that mail-in balloting didn’t have more risk for fraud and manipulation. Don’t tell that to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who just indicted four men for voter fraud connected to hundreds of fraudulent mail-in ballots. Two of suspects are city council members in Paterson, in fact: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced voting fraud charges against 1st Ward Councilman Michael Jackson, 3rd Ward Council-Elect Alex Mendez and two other men, weeks after the May 12 local election in which the Passaic County Board of Elections decided not...
  • NJ City Officials Charged After 1 In 5 Mail-In Ballots Found To Be Fraudulent In Election

    06/27/2020 10:19:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2020 6:45 PM ET | CHRIS WHITE
    New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed voter fraud charges Thursday against two Paterson city officials who allegedly engaged in a mail-in ballot scheme in connection to a special election in May. Grewal levelled the charges against Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and two other men after the Postal Inspection Service warned Grewal’s office that hundreds of mail-in ballots were found in a Paterson mailbox, InsiderNJ reported Thursday. The attorney general’s Office of Public Integrity & Accountability (OPIA) began a probe after the Postal Inspection Service issued the warning. Paterson authorities decided to conduct the May 12...
  • Boy who died of asthma attack wanted two things: Be like Spider-Man and donate his organs

    03/11/2019 11:34:38 AM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The Record ^ | 01.11.19 | Philip DeVencentis
    Boy who died of asthma attack wanted two things: Be like Spider-Man and donate his organs
  • (NJ) 'Mob Wives' daughters open pizza shop in Totowa

    11/29/2018 6:31:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 11.29.18 | Esther Davidowitz
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  • 7 children now dead in viral outbreak, as N.J. looks for answers

    10/24/2018 9:35:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | October 24, 2018
    Another child has died in the deadly viral outbreak at a long-term care facility in New Jersey, which has already claimed the lives of six young patients and has hospitalized nearly a dozen others. The state Department of Health confirmed the seventh death on Wednesday morning, as it continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control to investigate the deaths in Haskell in northern Passaic County. "The New Jersey Department of Health learned last night that unfortunately another child who was hospitalized due to adenovirus passed away yesterday," said health department spokeswoman Donna Leusner. "The young child's death was...
  • Department Of Defense Training Exercise Terrifies Unprepared Totowa, N.J. Residents

    05/03/2018 7:20:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    “First it was explosions and then the chopper was so low that our house was vibrating,” resident Larry Pizzichetta added. Most of the residents on the block came running outside in panic. John Emmolo said his daughter called 9-1-1 to find out what was happening, but got a short answer. “They said, ‘Well, you have to talk to state police about it,'” Emmolo said. Eventually, they learned members of the U.S. Armed Forces were training in secret for three nights. So CBS2 went to both local and state police to find out why the residents weren’t informed. Neighbors said they...
  • Paterson, NJ Student Slams Teacher on the Floor for taking his phone away

    01/23/2015 6:42:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 21, 2015
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  • 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...
  • NJ county threatening to sue state DOT over highway project shutdown

    09/16/2016 5:32:43 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | September 15, 2016 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Passaic County, NJ, has announced its intention to sue the state's Department of Transportation for costs resulting from Gov. Chris Christie's order to shut down all projects funded through the near-empty Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), according to The Record.Citing safety issues, Passaic County officials said they used their own funds to continue with certain state projects after the shutdown, such as a $330,000 repaving project that left raised manhole covers exposed. The county has a multimillion-dollar lineup of infrastructure projects now on hold.Passaic County Counsel William Pascrell, who notified the state DOT of Passaic's intention to sue over...
  • Paterson man wearing ankle bracelet for probation caught with 1,841 bags of heroin

    03/03/2016 4:54:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    northjersey ^ | 03.02.16 | JOE MALINCONICO
    A man who lives across the street from a prominent drug treatment program was arrested Tuesday night on charges involving almost 1,900 packets of heroin, according to authorities. The suspect, 24-year-old Lirse Jones, was wearing an ankle bracelet because he is on probation stemming from a previous drug conviction, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Narcotics detectives spotted Jones pacing back and forth near the corner of Straight Street and 20th Avenue while on his cell phone, the sheriff said. Shortly after that, a man driving a black Range Rover pulled up to the curb and made an exchange...
  • NJ TEEN INVOLVED IN 'KNOCKOUT GAME' FACEBOOK VIDEO TURNS HIMSELF IN TO POLICE

    02/10/2016 4:50:04 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    6ABC.COM ^ | 10 FEBRUARY 2016 | 6ABC.COM
    PATERSON, N.J. (WPVI) -- A teenager accused of throwing a vicious punch on a Paterson street corner as part of a "Knockout Game" attack made his first court appearance Wednesday, one day after turning himself in to police. The suspect, 18-year-old Kristian Gonzalez, pleaded not guilty. He surrendered around noontime Tuesday and is due back in juvenile court on February 25. His attorney asked for isolation because both he and his client have received a number of threats. The incident occurred in December on Rosa Parks Boulevard and Van Houten Street, but the brutal violence had people living in the...
  • New Jersey Hiker Photographed Bear Before It Killed Him

    11/26/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies
    CBS NewYork/ ^ | November 26, 2014
    Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve. The photos show the bear behind a fallen tree in the woods. Investigators say the phone was found with puncture marks from the bear. ... West Milford police and the state Environmental Protection Department said last month that the bear did not seem interested in food and exhibited “stalking type behavior.”
  • (NJ) Hikers undeterred but locals unnerved by fatal West Milford bear attack

    09/26/2014 5:48:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | September 26, 2014 | ALLISON PRIES
    Hikers were undeterred Friday, but people who live in bear country were unnerved by a fatal black bear attack earlier this week near a West Milford hiking trail.Darsh Patel, 22, a Rutgers University student from Edison, was found dead by police in the 576-acre Apshawa Preserve after he and four friends ran from a 4-year-old, 300 pound black bear that was trailing them. Patel’s body was found with bite and claw marks on it. Authorities, who searched two hours for Patel, shot and killed a bear that was found near his body acting aggressively.“They’re normally so docile,” said Suzie...
  • Amid flags and cheers, Paterson celebrates Palestinian-Americans

    09/17/2014 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    the record ^ | HANNAN ADELY | May 19, 2013
    PATERSON — The raising of a flag at City Hall on Sunday was like any of the dozen or so similar events held in the city each year in a nod to its diversity.   Except it wasn’t.  That’s because the flag raised — for the first time in Paterson, and possibly at any city hall in the United States — was Palestinian. Symbols or assertions of Palestinian statehood are fraught with political sensitivities, and Khader Abuassab, the event’s organizer, said he received harassing phone calls before Sunday’s event. But no problems were on display Sunday when the flag was...
  • N.J. Powerball winner comes forward to claim $338M jackpot

    03/25/2013 4:06:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    The mystery winner of a $338 million Powerball jackpot has come forward, according to a report on NorthJersey.com. Pedro Quezada, a 44-year-old father of five who owns a bodega on 8th Street in Passaic, showed up at the liquor store where the ticket was sold to claim his prize this afternoon, the report said.
  • The religious life beckons to the chosen few (Catholic Caucus)

    04/14/2007 9:52:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 521+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 04.12.07 | PAUL BRUBAKER
     At 30 years old, Sister Danielle Gonzalez is the youngest of 19 nuns at the community of Mary Help of Christians Academy in North Haledon. No lightning-bolt moment brought Danielle Gonzalez to the convent at St. Joseph's Provincial Center, just a gentle and consistent call that only she could hear.  Gonzalez, 30, who grew up in Pequannock, was a senior at the College of New Jersey who enjoyed wearing Jones New York suits by day and dancing at clubs with friends by night. She earned a black belt in karate before the idea of becoming a nun ever entered...
  • Army general from Wayne, NJ had key role at Ford funeral

    01/01/2007 11:44:51 AM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 910+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 01.01.06 | JAN BARRY
    As the world watched the solemn state funeral for former President Gerald Ford on television, the family and friends of Maj. Gen. Guy C. Swan III were especially proud of the man in charge of those ceremonies. Swan, who grew up in Wayne, was the military escort for Betty Ford at the funeral ceremonies in California and in the nation's capital, where he is the commander of the Military District of Washington. "We're proud of the way he's handling himself," Swan's father, Guy Jr., who now lives in the Cedar Crest retirement village in Pequannock, said Sunday. "He seemed to...
  • Paterson NJ woman says she was not held against her will; (Locked in room for years)

    08/14/2012 5:09:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    The Record ^ | August 14, 2012 | RICHARD COWEN, NICK CLUNN AND JOHN PETRICK
    With tears steaming down her face, a Paterson woman who police say was kept by her boyfriend in a padlocked bedroom for the better part of two years showed up in court Tuesday and defended her alleged captor as a “loving, good man.” “I want this all to stop!” a sobbing Nancy Rodriguez told reporters in the hallway of Superior Court in Paterson, moments before her boyfriend, Michael Mendez, was led before a judge to answer charges of kidnapping, criminal restraint and drug distribution. Rodriguez disputed the state’s contention that Mendez, a reputed drug dealer and member of the Latin...