TAXPAYER NIGHTMARE: N.J. High Court Paves Way for Construction of 100k+ Affordable Housing Units

The New Jersey Supreme Court has once again usurped the legislature and stepped into the realm of public policy today, Save Jerseyans, creating a mandate that will mean big tax increases for many N.J. towns. At issue was whether New Jersey municipalities have an obligation to construct houses not built during the so-called “gap period,” a… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 18th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ Courts, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Trump says he may find a job for Christie in the end

TRENTON — President-elect Donald Trump said during a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that Gov. Chris Christie may end up working in his administration after all. “At some point, we’re going to do something with Chris,” Trump said in a report the newspaper published late Monday. “Don’t forget: We have a lot of positions,”… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: January 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Trump Administration | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Chris Christie’s State of the State to Focus on Drug Epidemic

By Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will forego the traditional formula of laying out his achievements and policy goals when he gives his final State of the State address Tuesday.

Instead, he plans to use the entire speech to put forth a plan to fight the nation’s drug epidemic, sources close to the governor told NBC News.

Christie’s approval rating is mired in the teens after the Bridgegate scandal, the investigation that led to the convictions of two allies who conspired to cause a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge in 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn’t endorse the governor for re-election.

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Posted: January 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

2017 Predictions

Joe Piscopo

In a repeat of Super Bowl I, the Green Bay Packers will defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LI.  America will be great again.

Jared Kushner will buy Twitter.

The U.S. Supreme Court will reject Senator Robert Menendez’s arguments that constitutional separation of powers prohibits the Justice Department from prosecuting a New Jersey Senator for using the influence of his office in exchange for gifts and favors from a Florida businessman.  Menendez will step down from the Senate as part of a deal that excludes prison and a felony record.

Governor Chris Christie will appoint NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney to complete Menendez’s term in the U.S. Senate.

Republican Joe Piscopo will defeat Democrat Phil Murphy to become the Governor of New Jersey.

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Posted: January 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Predictions | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

N.J. makes another pitch to get Supreme Court to allow sports betting

New Jersey’s chances of getting the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its effort to legalize sports gambling hinge on how a bedrock constitutional principle is applied. The state argued in briefs this week that the federal government is barred from forcing states to repeal or reinstate their own laws. It’s an issue at the heart of… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Sport Betting | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

State Police stepping up patrols around state for holiday weekend

 

Motorists already know that heavier than normal traffic is part for the course on a holiday weekend. In addition to extra drivers on the road, New Jersey State Police have announced that they’ll also have an added presence the next several days. An additional 80 troopers will be on patrol from 6 p.m. Friday until 6… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Memorial Sloan Kettering partnership with Hackensack Meridian gives N.J. cancer patients more experimental treatment options

assetcontentNUTLEY — One of the nation’s oldest and most respected cancer care centers is partnering with one of New Jersey’s largest hospital systems in what was called a “momentous” deal that could give the state’s cancer patients access to more experimental treatments and specialists, company officials said. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York signed… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Memorial Sloan Kettering partnership with Hackensack Meridian gives N.J. cancer patients more experimental treatment options

Opinion: End Corporate Welfare For Newspapers

By Art Gallagher

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New Jersey’s “legacy media” is so desperate to remain dependent on government subsidies in the form of mandated legal advertisements that their trade association, the New Jersey Press Association, offered to cut the advertising rates for taxpayer funded ads in half so long as they could increase the fees for legal ads paid for by private parties.

The newspaper industry was caught off guard earlier this week when legislation to allow New Jersey’s governments to publish meeting dates, proposed ordinances, zoning applications, sheriff sales, etc., online rather than in daily or weekly newspapers was introduced and fast tracked for approval before the end of the year.  Since then they papers been editorializing to rally their readers to put pressure on the legislature to scrap the bill and save their revenue.  Their arguments have been unseemly; Governor Chris Christie is pushing the bill as revenge on newspapers for their coverage of the Bridgegate scandal, that the elimination of legal ads would lead to less transparency and chicanery on the part of government officials who might not publish the ads as the law requires and that municipal and county governments publishing their own legal notices on the web won’t lead to savings.

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Posted: December 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Legislature, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Sen. Menendez asks Supreme Court to hear his arguments in his corruption case

menendez cryWASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Menendez took his fight against federal corruption charges to the Supreme Court this week, petitioning it to hear his arguments that key evidence and charges should be dismissed. Menendez, D-N.J., has long argued that prosecutors overstepped rules meant to protect the legislative branch from executive branch intimidation. He is hoping to persuade… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Christie turned down several jobs in Trump administration, sources say

assetcontentTRENTON — President-elect Donald Trump offered Gov. Chris Christie numerous positions in his incoming administration, but the New Jersey governor turned them down, two sources with knowledge of Trump’s transition efforts told NJ Advance Media. The sources said those jobs included Cabinet-level posts like Homeland Security secretary and Veterans Affairs secretary, as well as other posts,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Donald Trump, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »