N.J.’s income gap has widened significantly since 2000, report shows

assetContent (5)TRENTON — The income gap between New Jersey’s wealthiest residents and all other groups has widened significantly since the turn of the century, and grew worse after the recent Great Recession lifted, according to a new report. Only the top 20 percent of households in the state has seen their average income increase since the recession… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Tricky Ethical Questions Jeb Bush Must Answer

assetContent (4)The collapse of InnoVida Holdings LLC in 2011 didn’t get much traction in the media. Except in South Florida, where a small group of investors lost more than $40 million on a scheme to market hurricane- and earthquake-resistant homes assembled from prefabricated plastic panels. The company CEO had promised a highly publicized roll-out in Haiti followed… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Water privatization bill removing public vote requirement moves to Christie’s desk

assetContent (3)A bill fast-tracking sale of public water systems into private hands was approved by the state Senate Thursday, and will now head to the governor’s desk. About an hour of debate preceded the vote on the Water Infrastructure Protection Act, which was approved 21-16 and would allow local governments to sell public water systems without a… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Joe Kyrillos, Legislature, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Over Half of Dr. Oz’s Advice Is Unfounded: Study

Booker and Dr OzHere’s one to tell your mother: Not everything Dr. Oz says should be interpreted as gospel. A new study tried to fact-check the advice dished out on Mehmet Oz’s medical show and didn’t have much luck. “The research supporting any of these recommendations is frequently absent, contradictory or of poor quality,” Christina Korownyk, an associate professor… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Health Care | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

N.J. lawmakers drafting Uber and ride sharing regulations, as incidents reported nationally

assetContentAs incidents of Uber-related attacks are being reported from Massachusetts to India, New Jersey lawmakers are in the process of drafting legislation to regulate the relatively-new ride-share companies. But now there is a new urgency. “This is really becoming a huge public safety issue,” said Jeff Shanker, of the Limousine Associations of New Jersey, a lobbying… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

11-year-old Freehold girl with cancer gets her wish to meet Pope Francis

Grace West (center) poses with her family at the Vatican in Rome where she received a blessing from Pope Francis on Wednesday in her fight against neuroblastoma. (Facebook)

Grace West (center) poses with her family at the Vatican in Rome where she received a blessing from Pope Francis on Wednesday in her fight against neuroblastoma. (Facebook)

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP —In her brave fight against cancer, 11-year-old Grace West holds tightly to the belief that keeping a positive attitude is key to staying strong physically and emotionally. The fifth grader, who has endured seven rounds of chemotherapy in the past year, received a new source of strength on Wednesday through a blessing by Pope… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Freehold, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Winter is Coming

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

Stuart Moskovitz

Stuart Moskovitz

As we look around these days what we see is not good.

Obama is attempting to unilaterally wipe out sixty years of American foreign policy in Cuba by recognizing a government that has kept its nation in the nineteenth century and has served as a role model for America’s enemies in Venezuela and elsewhere in Central and South America. He is throwing under the bus hundreds of thousands, if not millions of legitimate immigrants who escaped the corruption and oppression of a regime that has shown no remorse and no intention to improve.

ISIS is gaining momentum and we are watching battles between various forms of the same Satanic invasion, whether it be the Sunni ISIS, the Shiite Hezbollah and Iran aiding Syria, the Turks trying to rebuild the Ottoman empire, all of whom seek to impose Sharia law throughout this Earth in a world-wide caliphate. It’s like watching the Green Bay Packers play Seattle. You hope they both lose and you know that won’t happen.

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Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Guantanamo not part of US-Cuban bargain

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has no intention of withdrawing from the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite the sudden shift in U.S.-Cuban relations. “There is no impact to Guantanamo from the changes announced today,” the National Security Council spokeswoman, Bernadette Meehan, said Wednesday evening. Hours earlier, at the U.S. outpost in southeast Cuba,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: U.S.-Cuba relations, War on terror | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie won’t be defendant in Bridgegate lawsuit

assetContent (2)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two lawsuits filed by people stuck in traffic jams caused by last year’s lane closings at the George Washington Bridge will move forward without Gov. Chris Christie as a defendant. A federal judge this week consolidated the two cases into one. Among the claims in the suits filed earlier this year are… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Study of police body cameras approved by N.J. lawmakers

assetContentTRENTON — State lawmakers would study whether police throughout the state should wear body cameras to capture their interactions with the public, under a bill approved today by the Senate. The legislation ( S2649), passed 37-0, began as an effort to require all officers to wear the devices, but was scaled back after the bill’ sponsor,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News, NJ State Legislature, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »