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Obama commutes drug, weapons sentences of 9 from New Jersey

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:51:36 GMT

One of them is Douglas Kennedy of Hillside, who was sentenced to 15 years in 2008 but later had his sentence amended to 40 years. James Tranmer of Hackensack was sentenced in 1994 to 35 years in prison for conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Women's March takes to D.C. and 6 NJ cities day after Trump sworn in

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:44:44 GMT

Nearly 14,000 people from New Jersey are planning to take buses to Saturday's Women's March on Washington. And those who can't make the trip can still participate within the confines of the Garden State.

4 New Jersey history ties to Inaugurations

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:09:39 GMT

But so do many other presidential inaugurations. Check out this story on In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event in Columbus, Ohio.

New Jersey inaugural gala replaces Springsteen cover band

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:29:49 GMT

A New Jersey group will have music after a Bruce Springsteen cover band canceled its performance at a gala celebrating Donald Trump's inauguration. The New Jersey State Society has signed the greater Baltimore-area Whitehouse Effect to play at Thursday night's event in Washington.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - LIFE & DEATH Explored at American Theatre of Actors

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:19:23 GMT

Director Laurie Rae Waugh walks us through two engaging tales about bringing ordinary people face-to-face with death ... concept and reality: THE DEAD OLD LADY FROM NEW JERSEY offers the story of two down-on-their-luck crooks and the "retirement" caper that goes catastrophic. Featured in the cast are Anthony Gallo, Eugene Kopman, and Nicole Schalmo ; and THE KILLING OF THE SNOW FOX brings us on a hunting trip with a sensitive animal lover, starring Ken Coughlin, Amy Losi, Adam Pine, Nicole Arcieri, Harrison Benjamin JAMES CRAFFORD's THE DEAD OLD LADY FROM NEW JERSEY and THE KILLING OF THE SNOW FOX - will run February 1 - 12, 2017 at American Theater of Actors, 314 W 54th St, NYC.

He voted for Hillary, but this 91-year-old will attend his 18th inauguration

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:03:01 GMT

Although he's a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, a 91-year-old New Jersey man will still be travelling to Washington to witness his 18th presidential inauguration in person. WCAU-TV reports B. Harold Smick Jr. still can vividly remember Jan. 20, 1941 - the day he witnessed Franklin D. Roosevelt become the only U.S. president sworn into a third term.

Warren County congressman says he's $2k-a-month cheaper than Garrett

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:55:31 GMT

U.S. Rep. Josh Gottmeier, D-Warren, takes the House oath of office administered by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., during a mock swearing-in ceremony Jan. 3, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo The new congressman serving New Jersey's 5th Congressional District announced the locations of his district offices Wednesday, and says the rent is more than $2,000 a month cheaper compared to his predecessor. U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a Democrat whose district covers part of Warren County , bested seven-term Republican incumbent Scott Garrett in 2016.

Thousands of New Jersey women head Washington for Women's March inaugural protest

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:31:22 GMT

Tens of thousands of marchers from New Jersey are heading to Washington D.C. this weekend to rally in support of women and to protest President-elect Donald Trump. Dena Jaborska and her 9-year-old daughter Olivia will travel to Washington for the march.

Top New Jersey lawmakers join rally to save 'Obamacare'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:12:31 GMT

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday at a raucous rally in Newark to oppose Republican efforts to dismantle and replace President Barack Obama's health care law. Several high-ranking Democrats - including New Jersey's two U.S. senators, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and several members of its Congressional delegation - were among those taking part in the rally staged at the Robert Treat Hotel.

N.J. on the hook for thousands more affordable housing units, Supreme Court says

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:59:39 GMT

TRENTON -- New Jersey has to build thousands more units for its low-income residents to make up for the 16 years that the state didn't address those needs, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday. In a ruling addressing New Jersey's long-stalled regulations governing affordable housing, the state's highest court said towns must take into consideration the need for housing that existed within their borders between 1999 and 2015 - the so-called gap period when the Council on Affordable Housing failed to adopt new rules.

84 of your most 'beautiful' pictures of New Jersey weather

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:27:34 GMT

This week, we invited you to show us your most beautiful pictures of New Jersey weather - from any season - for a chance to win four tickets to the Broadway musical "Beautiful: The Carole King" story. The rules were simple: Download the New Jersey 101.5 app for Android or iOS , and on the left-side menu, hit "submit photo/video" and shoot your picture to us.

The best diner in each of New Jersey's 21 counties

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:09:36 GMT

If you love diners, there's no reason to live anywhere but here; New Jersey has 600 or so diners, more than any other state. They're located on major highways and back roads; in big cities and small towns, and they come in all shapes and sizes.

Who will be the next top prosecutor in New Jersey?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:56:23 GMT

Who will be the next top prosecutor in New Jersey? Trump to pick Garden State's next top federal prosecutor Check out this story on Legal and political insiders are still wondering who might be the next federal prosecutor for New Jersey after Inauguration Day, and whether the state's top Republican, Gov. Chris Christie, will have any say in the process. The top prosecutor job in each of the 94 federal judicial districts is a political appointment.

New Jersey Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony Set for May 7, 2017

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:39:10 GMT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 17, 2017 -- The New Jersey Hall of Fame announces the 15 newest inductees to be honored at this year's Induction Ceremony on May 7, 2017, at the historic Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The distinguished Class of 2016 currently includes: PERFORMING ARTS: Singer, composer, actress, entertainer, and publisher Connie Francis, actress and TV personality Kelly Ripa , actor Ray Liotta, pop-rock musician Tommy James, and rapper Wyclef Jean of The Fugees .

NJ Transit launches new bus service to Philly's major train hub

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:23:09 GMT

Trains will no longer be the only public transportation option for New Jersey residents headed to the area of Philadelphia around 30th Street Station. Limited rush hour bus service will begin this morning and include one new route and two existing routes, NJ Transit announced.

Obama commutes sentences of 3 New Jersey men in drug cases

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:10:16 GMT

All three were serving more than 20 years for drug distribution offenses. The White House announced Tuesday that their sentences will be commuted to expire May 17. Timothy Barker, of Pleasantville, was sentenced in 2002 to 30 years for selling, distributing, possessing and dispensing drugs.

New Jersey 2017 St. Patricka s Day Parades

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:10:15 GMT

It's almost time to dig every last green item from your closet as we gear up for St. Patrick's Day parades around New Jersey. Sotechnically the actual parade was discontinued in 2011, mostly because the St. Paddy's day crowd in Hoboken tends to be especiallyfestive.