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Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of...

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:36:04 GMT

Early one Monday morning, police and FBI agents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out in handcuffs husbands and wives in the distinctive clothing of ultra-Orthodox Jews. One was a prominent rabbi and head of a synagogue.




The number of 'Dreamers' in N.J. declines2 hours, 45 minutes | News

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:24:01 GMT

The 21 percent drop in New Jersey participants in the federal DACA program reflects status changes, including legal permanent residency, experts say. The number of 'Dreamers' in N.J. declines The 21 percent drop in New Jersey participants in the federal DACA program reflects status changes, including legal permanent residency, experts say.




Local Leaders Urges Lawmakers to Extend Police and Fire Salary Cap

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:13:25 GMT

Local officials from across the state warned Friday that public services could be slashed if state lawmakers don't permanently extend a 2 percent cap on yearly salary increases for police and firefighters. Members of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, New Jersey Conference of Mayors and New Jersey Association of Counties urged lawmakers to vote on extending the "interest arbitration cap" before it expires at the end of the year.




Mayor of New Jersey's 3rd-largest city admits public works corruption

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:48:59 GMT

Jose "Joey" Torres on Friday admitted his involvement in a scheme in which Public Works employees got paid city money to work on a private warehouse leased by his daughter and nephew. Torres, 58, was arrested in March and had insisted he was not guilty until taking the plea deal this month.




Hurricane Waivers and Infrastructure Funding [Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update]

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:30:40 GMT

This edition of the Cozen O'Connor Maritime and Infrastructure Federal Update highlights: the unprecedented nature of the recent Jones Act waiver, available infrastructure funding through the TIGER program, President Trump's executive order aimed at infrastructure environmental reviews, the resurgence of the Small Shipyard Grant Program, Congressional stagnation on certain maritime legislation, and the Senate's passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. As widely reported, on September 8, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security waived the Jones Act for the transportation of petroleum products for a seven-day period, in recognition of the severity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.




Powerball jackpot winner charged with child sex assault tops Week in Crime

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:58:56 GMT

A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot four years ago has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child. A Newark police officer was arrested for the third time in two years -- this time on an aggravated assault charge stemming from an alleged domestic incident.




I-80 West shut by tractor-trailer rollover, DOT says

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:21:57 GMT

Interstate 80 West was shut about 7:10 a.m. Friday after a tractor-trailer overturned in Knowlton Township , the New Jersey Department of Transportation reports. The crash happened west of Exit 4, the DOT said.




PA, NJ could lose big under latest Obamacare repeal10 minutes ago

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:50:35 GMT

Aubrey Whelan is a staff writer assigned to the enterprise team. Since joining the Inquirerin 2012, she has covered crime in Philadelphia and everything in Chester County.




Harmony in Motion chorus pays tribute to New Jersey songwriter

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:36:02 GMT

Throughout the course of his long and storied life, composer Red Mascara became one on New Jersey's most beloved, if not persistent, lobbyists. "It started in 1960 when he heard that Gov. Robert B. Meyner had made a comment about wishing he had a state song to play when he entered the room," said Mascara's grandson, Christopher Lee.




New Morris Township police chief pledges to boost diversity, and public trust

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:20:55 GMT

Mark DiCarlo, sworn in Wednesday as Morris Township's 12th chief of police, pledged to earn public trust by improving diversity on the force and following best practices "to keep our children, schools, businesses, residents and motorists as safe as possible." "Our focus will be on professionalism and customer service," said DiCarlo, a 21-year veteran of the department who succeeds John McGuinness , who retired last month after 36 years of service.




Hurricanes stall start of New Jersey beach repair from Sandy

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:51:58 GMT

Two hurricanes have delayed the start of beach widening and dune construction in some of the New Jersey shore towns hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy five years ago. Work in Mantoloking was supposed to have started within the last week or so, but hurricanes Jose and Maria have prevented that from happening.




Hurricanes stall start of New Jersey beach repair from Sandy

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:51:57 GMT

This Oct. 31, 2012 photo shows a woman walking on a beach in Mantoloking N.J. past a house destroyed by Superstorm Sandy two days earlier; a model boat swept from one of the damaged houses sits on the sand in the foreground. A beach replenishment and dune construction project designed to protect Mantoloking, one of the worst-hit New Jersey towns during Superstorm Sandy, has been delayed by Hurricanes Jose and Maria.




Jersey Icons: The Jersey Diner5 minutes | Dining

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:23:07 GMT

What's more of a New Jersey icon than the diner. It's an institution and a part of the fabric of life in the Garden State.




N.J. Supreme Court will hear case of woman suing Wal-Mart over injury

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:40:09 GMT

WASHINGTON TWP. -- A woman who sued Wal-Mart claiming she was injured by a falling shelf at the store will now have her case go to the Supreme Court.




Bloomingdale will celebrate 100 years in 2018

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:20:54 GMT

Pride day and a 1957 high school class 60th reunion were celebrated this year by Bloomingdale residents - but an even bigger celebration is coming in 2018 when Bloomingdale Borough is 100 years old. Bloomingdale will celebrate 100 years in 2018 Pride day and a 1957 high school class 60th reunion were celebrated this year by Bloomingdale residents - but an even bigger celebration is coming in 2018 when Bloomingdale Borough is 100 years old.




What ever happened to the idea of wind farms off the Jersey coast?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:59:48 GMT

When Chris Christie became governor almost eight years ago, there was a lot of discussion about New Jersey becoming a leader in wind energy. DONG Energy and U.S. Wind Inc. put forth plans to build wind farms out in the ocean off the Jersey coast but they have not gotten approval to move ahead from the state Board of Public Utilities.




White supremacist flyers placed on New Jersey college campus

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:13:02 GMT

Police at a New Jersey university are looking to identify three people suspected of posting white supremacist flyers on campus. The flyers were placed around Stockton University's campus Sunday night.