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Jersey City Mayor Fulop won't run for governor, endorses Murphy instead

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:07:15 GMT

"I think today we have the opportunity to unite different parts of northern New Jersey and southern New Jersey for a common cause of changing the dialogue in the entire state of New Jersey," Fulop said at a press conference outside Jersey City's City Hall. "I believe in my heart that Phil Murphy is that guy."




Verizon plans phone, internet upgrades after gripes from rural South Jersey

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:54:51 GMT

Following petitions, complaints and a public hearing where residents across South Jersey complained about their phone line and internet service, Verizon has submitted its plan to the state to remedy the situation. Verizon submitted the letter to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on Sept.




Can new legislation put a dent in fencing of stolen goods?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:43:07 GMT

New jersey legislation would make it easier for law enforcement officials to keep track of stolen goods bought and sold in pawn shops, such Clifton's lone shop on Lakeview Avenue. An ongoing problem, which modifying the state statute hopes to address, relates to pawn shops being used as "fences" to purchase stolen goods, officials said.




Uncorking an industry: N.J. wine is booming business | Opinion

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:19:59 GMT

You may be surprised to learn that two New Jerseyans started our state's wine industry almost two decades before the American Revolution. At the time, Great Britain was thirsting for good wine in the colonies, and London's Royal Society of Arts offered a reward to any colonist who could produce wine of the same caliber as vintages from France.




Sprucing up the Newton Green

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:11:20 GMT

Photo by Daniel Freel/New Jersey Herald - Maureen Blandino, left, and Barbara Anderson, both of Vernon, spread mulch around the gazebo on the Newton Green. Photo by Daniel Freel/New Jersey Herald - Sandy Pender, of Fredon, lays mulch around the gazebo on the Newton Green as the The Sussex County Master Gardeners prepare the area for winter on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, in Newton.




Bomb suspect's sister: He was going to hit me with dumbbell

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:05:51 GMT

ACLU attorney Alexander Shalom says Rahami's father and wife requested the ACLU represent him until he is appointed a federal public defender or another lawyer. Prosecutors said in a filing last week that he had been incapacitated and intubated since undergoing surgery for his wounds.




New Jersey steps up battle against fentanyl substitutes

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:55:42 GMT

A teardrop tattoo of New Jersey just above his left cheek, Rich Wilder of Jackson found himself in the glare of television cameras Tuesday and a long way from the start of his 10-year descent into heroin addiction. Former heroin addict Rich Wilder is applauded by NJ Governor Chris Christie and former Governor Jim McGreevey during a Statehouse news conference in Trenton Tuesday, September 27, 2016.




Gov. Christie was happy to hear of Fort Lee gridlock: ex-crony

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:33:20 GMT

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie responded coyly to news that gridlock had overtaken the town of Fort Lee, goon-turned-witness David Wildstein said. Gov. Christie was "happy" when he learned that gridlock had overwhelmed Fort Lee following the mayor's refusal to endorse his reelection, his former loyalist at the Port Authority testified Tuesday.




Crowd gathers to watch debate at Rutgers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:03:34 GMT

Among the millions nationwide who tuned in to Monday night's presidential candidates' debate with particular interest were scores of Rutgers students gathered at the Eagleton Institute for Politics. Crowd gathers to watch debate at Rutgers Among the millions nationwide who tuned in to Monday night's presidential candidates' debate with particular interest were scores of Rutgers students gathered at the Eagleton Institute for Politics.




Meadowlands Mega-Mall Wins Bond-Market Subsidy It Long Coveted

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:42:53 GMT

New Jersey is on the brink of realizing the American Dream -- if the definition is a mega-mall in the middle of a marsh. A state agency approved $1.2 billion of tax-exempt municipal bonds for Canadian developers Triple Five Worldwide.




Opinion: Civil forfeiture laws are legalized robbery

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:42:45 GMT

But if a police officer seizes your cash, car or other property on the mere suspicion that it is somehow connected to criminal activity - and without ever convicting or even charging you with a crime - the police will call that a legal civil asset seizure. According to FBI statistics, the combined value of street, highway, convenience store and bank robberies in New Jersey in 2013 topped $14.1 million.




Senator wants to ask businesses leaving N.J.: What did we do wrong?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:19:14 GMT

Four billboards on Route 80 and Route 17 in Bergen County implored longtime corporate neighbor - and employer of 1,000 New Jerseyans - Mercedes-Benz not to relocate from its Montvale headquarters, where it had been been based since 1972. Bergen-based Judge Outdoor donated the ad space in an effort to retain the town's second-largest private employer.




ACLU takes up accused N.J. bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami's case

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:10:12 GMT

TRENTON - The New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has stepped in to represent the man facing state and federal charges for a string of bombing attacks in New Jersey and New York, newly filed court records show. Ahmad Khan Rahami has been in a New Jersey hospital since his arrest following a bloody shootout with police in Union County last week.




ACLU will represent NJ-NYC bombing suspect Rahami

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:10:11 GMT

The American Civil Liberties Union is representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring 31 people. A lawyer for the organization's New Jersey chapter entered a notice of appearance in Ahmad Khan Rahami's case in federal court in Newark on Monday.




Civil liberties organization representing bombing suspect

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:10:10 GMT

" The American Civil Liberties Union is representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring 31 people. A lawyer for the organization's New Jersey chapter entered a notice of appearance in Ahmad Khan Rahami's case in federal court in Newark on Monday.




Garrett picks up endorsement from Dem Teaneck councilman

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:04:32 GMT

A Democratic councilman from Teaneck crossed party lines Monday to endorse Republican Rep. Scott Garrett, who represents New Jersey's Fifth congressional district. "As a Democrat, Congressman Garrett and I don't agree on every issue, but we do agree on two important issues for me and my community," said Councilman Mark Schwartz.




Montclair Civil Rights Commission meets with new assistant superintendent

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:51:40 GMT

Kendra Johnson began as assistant superintendent just over two weeks ago, but has already met with the Montclair Civil Rights Commission. The commission, which has its own education subcommittee, spoke with Johnson on her plans as she settles in to the new role.