Muslims fight Islamophobia by ‘showing up’ for others

assetContentThey recently sent 3,000 bottles of water to Flint, Michigan, a struggling city rocked when it was discovered that state officials allowed residents to drink toxic water from the Flint River for two years. After the San Bernardino terror attacks in California, they began a campaign to raise $50,000 for victims and collected more than $180,000.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Who’s the Governor of New Jersey When the Governor’s Out-of-Town?

12592206_1064172153649315_3718517762971283289_nWhen Gov. Chris Christie left New Jersey to return to the presidential campaign trail immediately after a major winter storm walloped the state last week, it was Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno who personally visited barrier-island communities where the storm’s floodwaters had caused the most damage. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

N.J. sets a goal for number of kids it wants in charter schools

assetContentJERSEY CITY — During his State of the State address earlier this month, Gov. Chris Christie pledged to pursue the expansion of charter school opportunities for New Jersey students. On Friday, his education commission put a number on that goal. New Jersey hopes to expand to 50,000 charter schools seats, about a 9 percent increase from… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 31st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Education, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Surprise walkout by dockworkers shuts down the N.J., N.Y. ports

assetContent (54)NEWARK–More than 4,000 longshoremen unexpectedly walked off the job this morning, shutting down the port terminals both in New Jersey and New York, causing truck traffic to immediately start backing up throughout Port Newark and Port Elizabeth. Port officials were taken by surprise by the labor action, and were unsure what precipitated it. “We do know… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

N.J. man found guilty in killing of 3 bears outside his home

assetContentANDOVER — A Sparta man has been found guilty of illegally killing three bears outside his home and ordered to pay a total of $4,332 in fines and restitution, according to a report in the New Jersey Herald. During a trial in Andover Joint Municipal Court in November and December, Robert Ehling, 78, had claimed he… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Plan to put armed, retired cops in N.J. schools advances

assetContentTRENTON — A proposal to station armed, retired police officers as security in New Jersey’s schools was revived Thursday for the new legislative session. The bill ( S86) establishes “Class Three” special police officers designated to provide security at both public and private schools. The measure was approved by the state Senate a few weeks ago… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Should the state investigate questionable behavior by local government officials?

Professor Paula A. Franzese, Seton Hall Law.

Professor Paula A. Franzese, Seton Hall Law.

TRENTON — A Senate committee Thursday voted 5-0 to dissolve local and county ethics boards and turn the responsibility of investigating the questionable behavior of any government official to the State Ethic Commission. The bill scraps local ethics boards that are “a hoge-podge” in many communities because they are not active or do not exist, said… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sonic boom caused by Navy testing

What is a sonic boom? Here’s a look at what causes a sonic boom and other facts about the the thunder-like sound. (Video by Andre Malok | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) The U.S. Navy is now reporting that flight testing it was conducting Thursday afternoon may have caused the sonic booms that were reported along… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 28th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Cartoons, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Google Takes Next Step in Drone Delivery

Google has been granted a patent for a “delivery receptacle” that uses infrared beacons to securely transport packages via drone. The delivery mechanism is the latest step in Google’s Project Wing drone delivery system, which comes out of the firm’s secretive Google[x] research division. According to the company, Project Wing drone deliveries are expected to begin… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: | No Comments »

Christie announces deal for state to oversee Atlantic City finances

assetContent (53)TRENTON — Avoiding possible bankruptcy and hostile state takeover of a once-glittering gambling resort town, top political leaders and the Atlantic City mayor Tuesday announced a compact to repair the city’s finances. The arrangement stops short of the kind of intervention the Democratic state Senate president was seeking and the bankruptcy Mayor Don Guardian threatened to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »