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Sessions: New Jersey 'sanctuary cities' risk losing federal grants

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:29:00 GMT

Sixteen New Jersey cities and three counties are at risk of losing federal funding because of their status as so-called sanctuary cities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday. Sessions says that any American city that refuses to comply with federal immigration laws risk losing all grants they revived through the U.S. Office of Justice.




PCG Public Partnerships selected by New Jersey Department of Human...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:52:22 GMT

PCG Public Partnerships announces its selection by the New Jersey Department of Human Services as the fiscal intermediary for all DHS-administered self-directed programs in New Jersey. By Spring of 2017, PCG Public Partnerships will begin enrolling self-directed participants and providers for the Division of Developmental Disabilities Community Care Waiver , Supports, and Interim programs, and for the Division of Disability Services Personal Preference Program PPP.




Holly Taylor shines as Russian spies' all-American daughter

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:46:24 GMT

In this image released by FX, Holly Taylor portrays Paige Jennings, left, and Keri Russell portrays Elizabeth Jennings in a scene from "The Americans," airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EDT. less In this image released by FX, Holly Taylor portrays Paige Jennings, left, and Keri Russell portrays Elizabeth Jennings in a scene from "The Americans," airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EDT.




Owners of Diner in New Jersey Admit Setting Fire for Insurance Money

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:46:23 GMT

Sussex County prosecutors say 49-year-old Tina Diakos and 40-year-old Ozkan Cengiz pleaded guilty to arson on Wednesday. Prosecutors say the pair said business at the Jerzeez Diner in Vernon was not doing well so they drove from their home in Butler and set it on fire in March 2016.




New bike, walking trail would link N.J.'s 2 largest cities

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:46:22 GMT

KEARNY -- When the $480 million reconstruction of the Wittpenn Bridge is complete , the wider span is expected to improve traffic along the busy stretch between between Kearny and Jersey City. Bike and walk advocates say the new Wittpenn Bridge can help bridge a gap in New Jersey's leg of the East Coast Greenway But the rebuilt bridge will also serve as a vital component of a new biking and walking trail connecting Jersey City and Newark.




'Back in business': New Jersey beaches every Pennsylvanian should check out post-Hurricane Sandy

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:50:12 GMT

As Pennsylvanians prepare to make their summer plans, many wonder if the New Jersey shore has recovered from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy nearly five years ago. But one look at the once-decimated beaches prove they're open for business.




Rutgers Expands Treatment for Substance Abuse and Mood Disorders

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:35:49 GMT

In response to a growing need to provide specialized treatment for mood disorders and substance abuse, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care recently opened four intensive outpatient programs to provide behavioral health care to specialty populations. The programs, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, focus on mood and anxiety disorders in Edison, women's addiction in New Brunswick and Newark, and co-occurring mental health and addiction issues in Newark.




Names New Jersey's Top Healthcare Law Firms

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:26:54 GMT

With almost nine million residents and a close proximity to New York City, the state of New Jersey is a great location for lawyers to set up firms. Furthermore, with our country's complicated healthcare laws consistently changing, attorneys who specialize in that practice are meeting an ever-growing demand.




Wacky weekend weather may extend into the week26 minutes | Weather

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:07:59 GMT

Wacky weekend weather may extend into the week For those who thought March could not have stranger weather, Mother Nature was determined to prove them wrong. Check out this story on northjersey.com: https://njersy.co/2okAxC8 John and Tyne Runfeldt of Westwood are shown walking Lucy and Joey at Van Saun County Park in Paramus, Sunday, March 26, 2017.




Majority of reported crimes in NJ's big cities go unsolved

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:44:25 GMT

Democrat Lisa McCormick says more evidence that revolutionary changes are required to cure government dysfunction is found in statistics from the State Police that reveal a vast majority of crimes that were reported in New Jersey's largest municipalities were not solved by the police. The statistics filed on a monthly basis by local police departments and assembled every year in the Uniform Crime Report, showed that 80% of the crimes that were reported in New Jersey's 8 most recognized municipalities went unsolved.




Hasn't even been 100 days ... had enough yet?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:20:21 GMT

I was going to give him 100 days to get his feet on the ground. But I've already seen enough.




Want to see a tawdry'? Look at Obama administration

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:00:21 GMT

On Michael G. Busche's letter: "Eight years without a single tawdry scandal." The number of "moral and financial" scandals were unprecedented in the Obama administration.




Frelinghuysen's opposition helps sink GOP health care bill

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:45:30 GMT

A New Jersey Republican congressman's announcement on Friday morning that he would not be backing the American Health Care Act may have been the final setback for the GOP's Obamacare replacement bill, but it was a small victory for a local grassroots organization. Just hours before the House of Representatives was slated to vote on the health care bill, U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-11th Dist., released a statement in which he called the legislation "currently unacceptable."




the Mills at Jersey Gardens Hosts New Jersey Youth Symphony's 33rd Annual Playathon

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:43:06 GMT

The Mills at Jersey Gardens, New Jersey's largest outlet and value retail center with over 200 stores under one roof, is proud to once again host New Jersey Youth Symphony's Annual Playathon! Students from Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts' Performing Arts School, Paterson Music Project and New Jersey Youth Symphony will present the 33rd Annual Playathon Music Fest at The Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth on Sunday, April 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Performances by students of the Performing Arts School and Paterson Music Project lead up to the heart of the event, when nearly 500 members of the New Jersey Youth Symphony perform as one orchestra at the mall's Center Court.




Route 1 exit from Route 95 north/295 south to close completely Saturday

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:13:31 GMT

Both the north and southbound ramps at exit 67 for Route 1 from Route 95 North/Route 295 South will close Friday night at 10 p.m. and remain closed all day on Saturday into the evening, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation, to allow for the installation of deck panels on an overpass as part of an ongoing $4 million maintenance project. The southbound ramp has been closed since January and will remain closed until at least mid-April , according to spokesman Kevin Israel, who said the weekend closure is key to finishing the first part of the project.




Christie touts new QuickChek store, cites job growth

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:04:21 GMT

Governor Chris Christie headed to Cedar Knolls today to visit New Jersey's newest QuickChek store and support the company's 50 years of growth into a market leader with 148 locations and several thousand employees in this region. QuickChek, with headquarters in Whitehouse Station, continues to expand since opening its original shop in Dunellen, having hired 1,400 people in the last nine years, with more new Garden State locations on tap for 2017 that each create around 50 local jobs, including eight management positions.




New Jersey GOP congressmen help scuttle health overhaul vote

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:58:53 GMT

Democrats in New Jersey applauded Friday's decision by the U.S. House not to vote on a health overhaul bill that could have left nearly half a million state residents without health care, a measure that four of the state's five Republican congressman had planned to vote against. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen on Friday said that the legislation was "unacceptable," joining with Reps.