Christie’s Atlantic City emergency action bad for N.J.’s other troubled cities, Moody’s says

assetContentTRENTON — A Wall Street ratings agency said today that Gov. Chris Christie’s installation of a financial management team to guide Atlantic City out of financial peril may hurt not only Atlantic City’s credit worthiness but all of the state’s financially strapped cities. The appointment of fixers indicates the state may be less willing to bail… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Moodys, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

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Posted: January 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: | 2 Comments »

Two River Theater’s ‘Absurd Person Singular’ is both funny and unsettling

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T. CHARLES ERICKSON From left, Michael Cumpsty, Mary Birdsong, Scott Drummond and Liz Wisan co-star in “Absurd Person Singular.”

You know Christmas Eve isn’t going well when you seem to be spending most of your time in the kitchen. And if that happened three years in a row … well, you’d really be having a streak… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Red Bank, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

‘Blind Faith’ killer Marshall up for parole, report says

assetContent (33)TRENTON — The Toms River man who has been in prison for decades since the notorious murder of his socialite wife will soon get a chance at parole, The Asbury Park Press reported Thursday. A panel last week approved a hearing before the full parole board for Robert Marshall, 75, who was convicted in 1986 in… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Paint cans replace spray tans as new Jersey Shore reality show focuses on Sandy recovery

assetContent (29)A new reality television show plans to film on the Jersey Shore this spring but expect less “gym, tan, laundry” and more hammers, paint and sawdust. The series is a part of a project launched by Humanity TV’s TravelTelevision to focus attention on the ongoing Hurricane Sandy rebuilding effort in New Jersey and drive people to… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Ebola scare on Newark flight as CDC holds passengers on plane

assetContent (28)NEWARK — Officials from the Centers for Disease Control today were sent to check for signs of Ebola in a woman who vomited on a flight to Newark Liberty International Airport after she had been in Sierra Leone, officials said. The woman, a health care worker returning from the West African nation still battling an Ebola… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, New Jersey, Newark | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Opinion: GOP Legislators May Finally Be Ready to Buck Christie, Override Veto

repost-us-image-13906378By Carl Golden

Rarely has a possible legislative override of a gubernatorial veto been as fraught with political implications as that involving Gov. Christie’s rejection of legislation to revise and reform the operations of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Entering his sixth year in office, Christie has run the table in having his…

Posted: January 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

Explainer: Why Many Sandy Victims Are Frustrated With Their Insurance Companies

2156Of the nearly 75,000 flood-insurance claims that New Jersey homeowners filed in the aftermath of Sandy, FEMA says that the National Flood Insurance Program had paid 58,055 policyholders a total of $3.9 billion as of early last month. But 6,532 claims were rejected and closed without payment, and throughout the region, some 1,500 cases remain bogged… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, National Flood Insurance Plan, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

How did N.J. get into this pension mess?

assetContent (26)TRENTON — Some 800,000 people, working and retired, are beneficiaries of New Jersey’s pension system, a collection of funds going deeper into the red. It’s a system that Gov. Chris Christie, in his State of the State address last week, called “ an insatiable beast.” In boom years, New Jersey leaders shortchanged the pension system, and… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Pensions | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Izod Center shutdown may take longer than expected

The Izod Center is being shut down, but several events, including the Ringling Bros. circus, will keep the lights on through March. (Mitsu Yasukawa | The Star- Ledger)

The Izod Center is being shut down, but several events, including the Ringling Bros. circus, will keep the lights on through March. (Mitsu Yasukawa | The Star- Ledger)

EAST RUTHERFORD — It began with Bruce. It apparently will end with elephants and clowns. The last act of the Izod Center will be the circus. State officials, who last week announced the closing of the aging arena in the Meadowlands by the end of the month, say they are working to move the remaining events… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »