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Trump finally condemns anti-Semitic incidents

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:49:52 GMT

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the recent spate of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. after earlier rebuffing two attempts to get him to respond. "The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that must still be done to root our hate and prejudice and evil," Trump said following a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

North Jersey man wins $100K online in 15 minutes

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:27:17 GMT

James Piccolo, 28, who moved to Las Vegas in 2015 to become a professional poker player, was at the home of his parents when he got lucky on Jan. 29, according to Piccolo was playing a popular "Spin & Go" format against two others at, according to the news report.

Kushner took more strict approach on ethics than Trump, report says

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:17:52 GMT

TRENTON -- Though President Donald Trump has faced criticism by some for not separating himself more from his sprawling business empire as he assumed the Oval Office, his New Jersey-bred son-in-law, Jared Kushner , took great steps to avoid possible ethical problems as he took a job in the White House, according to a report by MSNBC. That included steps for Kushner, a Livington native who now serves as a senior adviser in Trump's administration, to break away from his real estate and publishing companies -- both of which have strong ties to New Jersey.

Gov. Christie's policies are costing N.J. green jobs | Opinion

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:06:42 GMT

Throughout the state, dirty gas pipelines, like the controversial Pinelands pipeline, frack oil trains and old nuclear plants are being opposed by environmental and citizens' groups while labor makes compelling arguments about jobs and putting bread on the table. We need more long term family supporting jobs and cleaner air in the Garden State.

Official charged in United flight bribe case dies at age 62

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:57:08 GMT

In this Sept. 18, 2014, file photo, Jamie Fox listens in Trenton, N.J., after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that he has chosen Fox to be New Jersey's new transportation commissioner.

Jamie Fox Has Died at 62

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:52:21 GMT

Jamie Fox, former chief of staff to Jim McGreevey, has died at 62. In a career that spanned not just decades of politics but also both parties, Fox also worked for Democrats Frank Lautenberg and Jon Corzine and also served as Transportation Commissioner in the cabinet of Chris Christie, our Republican governor. Fox, a perennial on PolitickerNJ's PowerList and No 1 in 2003, served at the Port Authority, and ran Obama's Florida campaign as a Senior Advisor and started Fox-Shuffler, the powerhouse lobbying firm that he founded with his close friend and fellow McGreevey graduate, Eric Shuffler.


Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:39:39 GMT

Sturdy Savings Bank's Commercial Lending Division leads all banks located in Atlantic and Cape May counties when it comes to the number of loans approved under the U.S. Small Business Administration's 7 Advantage loan program, according to a recent report issued by the SBA New Jersey District Office. For fiscal year ending September 2016, Sturdy Savings Bank ranked as the sixth largest SBA lender out of 117 statewide lenders with a total of 46 small business loans for $21 million from the period of Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept.

Crews contain forest fire that burned about 570 acres

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:22:15 GMT

Firefighters have contained a blaze that burned about 570 acres of the Greenwood Forest Wildlife Management Area in southern New Jersey. State officials say the fire that was initially discovered around 10 a.m. Sunday in Manchester Township didn't cause any property damage or necessitate any evacuations.

New Jersey

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:58:29 GMT

Most in state GOP delegation buck pressure to hold town halls In echo of Tea Party rise, activists fired up by Trump election want face-offs with representatives Check out this story on Jayme Harvey isn't proud of it, but she admits she was "lazy" and routinely voted for Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen because he had a familiar name and she thought the 12-term Republican shared her support for abortion rights and gun control. A 56-year-old architect from Morris Township, Harvey considers herself a Democrat-leaning independent.

N.J. bail system just went through massive change on who stays locked up. Is it working?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:55:40 GMT

TRENTON -- Since the start of the new year, thousands of New Jerseyans charged with crimes have passed through courthouse metal detectors and into the new reality prosecutors, judges and defense attorneys had been bracing for since 2014, when the Garden State started to move away from a cash bail system. The stakes set by the massive overhaul are high -- for defendants, victims of crime and for advocates of criminal justice reform.

Christie taking on the wrong opponent again | Editorial

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:51:14 GMT

In the snowballing farce loosely known as his career, Chris Christie figures his only path to redemption is to out-Trump his political hero for spite and pettiness - but he needs help in selecting his targets. With the Port Authority capital budget finally nailed down - and with minimal input from a governor emasculated by Bridgegate - Christie cranked up the bile after his speech before the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Thursday by attacking Sens. Loretta Weinberg and Bob Gordon for helping PA Chairman John Degnan secure $3.5 billion in funding for a new bus terminal.

NJ property tax appeals down more than half in 3 years

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:49:33 GMT

Property tax appeals in New Jersey fell for the fourth straight year in 2016 to their lowest level since 2008, an indication people were less stressed about the value of their homes and, by extension, the condition of the overall economy. However, the number of appeals , 49,286, remained higher than it had been in any of the dozen years leading up to the financial crisis of 2008.

Hoops For Hope Fundraiser Nets $2,600 For Brain Cancer Research

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:41:30 GMT

The girls basketball teams of Verona and Cedar Grove high schools came together on Friday night for a game that produced a big win-for brain cancer research. The Hoops for Hope fundraiser was initiated last year by a Cedar Grove player, Elyse Fearon, in honor of her father Bill who was fighting brain cancer.

How N.J. can make college more aff ordable for our own students | Opinion

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:36:45 GMT

Each year, 31,000 of New Jersey's graduating high school seniors -- more than half of our college-bound seniors -- pack their bags and head to college out of state, many never to return. As part of this "brain drain," they take with them not only the $250,000 we taxpayers have invested in their K-12 educations, but also their unrealized potential for our state's economy -- as economic engines, employers and employees, and as taxpayers.

Turkish forces bombard final IS bastion in Syria, killing 24 civilians

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:21:28 GMT

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, made up of US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters raises a flag of the SDF near the village of Bir Fawaz 20 km north of Raqqa during their offensive towards the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold Field commander Abu Jaafar said his forces had been able to overrun part of the town early Thursday, but were then ambushed by IS. Akar reportedly claimed that clearing efforts were underway in the area.

Sussex County Lost, Feb. 19: A Place Called Mahola

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:07:16 GMT

Photo submitted by Wayne T. McCabe - GALLAGER RESIDENCE AT MAHOLA - The residence of John Gallager at Mahola, with the ornate arched stone monument is seen in this 1910 image. Photo submitted by Wayne T. McCabe - The stone arch bridge over Milton Road, seen in this 1910 image, shows a young man driving a single horse buckboard through the overpass.

Photo Flash: Moving Farm Life Tale a Moon for the Misbegotten to Open at Playhouse on Park

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 02:08:55 GMT

The classic and moving drama A Moon For The Misbegotten is the next show in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage Series. Opening night is Friday, February 17, at 8pm, with a complimentary pre-performance wine and cheese reception at 7pm.