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NJ parents upset kids have to walk 4,700 feet to school bus stop

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:07:27 GMT

Parents in this rural school district have lost a years-long battle to have a bus pick up their three elementary school children from their driveway. The parents appealed the district's 2014 decision to locate the bus stop 0.9 miles from the family's home on River Road.

Cap on labor contracts, Amazon credits pending in lame duck

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:17:36 GMT

New Jersey's Democrat-led Legislature has roughly six weeks to wrap up business with the two-term incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Lawmakers are expected to consider how to proceed on expiring legislation that caps what police and fire officials can get in labor contract disputes.

SNAP helps 1 in 11 households obtain healthy food

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:48:27 GMT

With Thanksgiving around the corner, some New Jerseyans will rely on food stamps to celebrate -- around 800,000 Garden State residents, in fact. SNAP puts forth $1.2 billion into New Jersey's local economies each year, which helps low-income workers, children, senior citizens and people with disabilities.

After major N.J. expansion and Christie squabble, Horizon CEO retires

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:06:01 GMT

The CEO of New Jersey's largest health insurance company which flourished in the era of Obamacare is retiring at the end of the year, months after Gov. Chris Christie made him a target in a state budget battle that led to a three-day state government shutdown last summer. Robert Marino's career at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey spanned four decades, including six as president and CEO.

Deceived by Scammers? Used Western Union? Time to File a Claim

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:31:27 GMT

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Nov. 17 that New Jersey residents who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union's wire transfer service can apply for compensation from a $586-million fund related to a multi-state settlement with Western Union in which New Jersey participated. According to Porrino, state residents may be eligible to receive compensation if they were the victim of a fraud-induced money transfer using Western Union services between Jan. 1, 2004 and Jan. 19, 2017.

Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:00:37 GMT

FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Father stabbed to death defending 8-year-old son from...

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:17:23 GMT

A New Jersey man was stabbed to death in his home Tuesday night when he tried to defend his young son from a group of teens trying to steal the boy's sneakers, according to family. Jose "Migue" Malave, 30, of Jersey City, was stabbed around 7 p.m. at his home, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office .

Marc DeBlasio Appointed Member of New Jersey Clean Air Council

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:54:46 GMT

On Thursday, Oct. 9, Marc DeBlasio of DeBlasio & Associates, P.C. was appointed a member of the New Jersey Clean Air Council by Governor Chris Christie. Mr. DeBlasio has 24 years of real-world engineering, consulting and managerial expertise.

19 seniors visit Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities fair

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:54:42 GMT

Nineteen Washington Township High School seniors, along with their guidance counselor Amanda Hamer and guidance intern Michelle Vassallo, visited the Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges and Universities college fair on Nov. 14. The WTHS contingent was among groups from 45 schools who attended the event at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden. The 19 WTHS students included Siomara Alicea, Arianna Aquino, Emmanuel Brown, Jessica Coates, Amirah Collins, Jaelyn Davis, Autumn Ellis, Siani Feliciano, Anayah Goode, Mipri Haye, Naszire Johnson, Daniel Laws, Brooklynn Lott, Jalen Miller, Starr Madison Nesbitt Smith, Chris Ramcharan, Nasir Randolph-Powell, Shayla Rosario and Paetyn Kelley West.

EU leaders warn broadening of Brexit talks could be in doubt

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:56:26 GMT

Republicans stretch closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict _ not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington.

New Jersey's land before dinosaurs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:25:39 GMT

Do you remember watching "The Land before Time," wondering if Littlefoot and his cadre of dinosaur friends would succeed in their arduous trek to find the Great Valley? Would they reach the bountiful forests, warm sun, and pristine rivers and wetlands in time to save themselves? Littlefoot's Great Valley may have been the immense fold in the Earth's crust that runs from the Coosa Valley in Alabama northeast through New Jersey to the Champlain Valley in Canada, Vermont and New York. A few hundred thousand years after Littlefoot's fictional journey, a great comet struck the Gulf of Mexico off the Yucatan and wiped out all descendants of Littlefoot and his friends, except the birds, 65 million years ago.

Second Menendez Trial Seen as Likely After Deadlock Leads to Mistrial

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:08:35 GMT

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's troubles may not be over as former prosecutors predicted in the wake of the mistrial that he's likely to face a retrial. U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, cried tears of relief Thursday after a mistrial was declared in his two-month corruption trial.

The Latest: New Jersey Democrats backing Menendez

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:30:08 GMT

New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year. Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says Menendez would have his "full support" if he runs.

Leftists are Going Nuts Over a "Racist" Billboard that's Not at All Racist

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:30:07 GMT

A gun range in southern New Jersey's Camden County is causing leftist's heads to explode and call it "racist." Why? Because it's a clear swipe at the NFL kneelers.

Murphy promises big changes in first major speech

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:30:06 GMT

Phil Murphy offered little new in his first major speech since Election Day, but vowed a major comeback for New Jersey Editorial page editor Alfred Doblin talks about advice gathered in a new opinion piece on, from the former governors of New Jersey to the governor-elect, Phil Murphy. In his first major speech since Election Day as the incoming governor, Phil Murphy promised to make New Jersey the "comeback story of the nation," running down a long list of progressive policy ideas that are on his priority list for 2018.

Employers Can Expect New Problems When Recreational Marijuana Hits New Jersey

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:13:54 GMT

Executive Summary : A cornerstone of Governor-elect Phil Murphy's campaign platform was the decriminalization of marijuana in New Jersey. The proposed bill most likely to become law with the new administration comes as employers are just getting comfortable with a workforce eligible for medical marijuana use.

The Latest: Jury in Menendez trial remains deadlocked

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:49:16 GMT

Menendez's defense lawyer on Thursday asked Judge William Walls to declare a mistrial. An attorney for co-defendant Salomon Melgen is asking Walls to poll the jury individually to confirm they are deadlocked.