Is an NJ Transit strike still possible after 2 unions reject deal?

assetContentThe sigh of relief that came from commuters in March at the news that a potential NJ Transit strike has been averted evaporated to a groan this weekend after two rail unions rejected a tentative agreement. What happened and what’s next? Here’s what we know so far. Q: Which rail unions rejected the contract? A: Members… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Everything you need to know about the big changes coming to Newark airport

assetContentIn the fall, the federal government will lift the cap on the number of hourly takeoffs and landings at Newark-Liberty International Airport. The reclassification, from a Level 3 airport to a Level 2 facility, will open up Newark to more carriers — potentially low-cost airlines — that were previously kept out by Newark’s flight restrictions. JetBlue… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

N.J. law firm, debt collector fined over consumer lawsuits

assetContent (8)NEWARK — The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined a New Jersey law firm and the debt collection company it worked with and ordered them to stop filing abusive debt-collection lawsuits. The bureau Monday announced the actions against the law firm of Pressler & Pressler in Parsippany and New Century Financial Services of Whippany. The… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Christie Supreme Court nominee’s law firm donated big and reaped millions from N.J.

assetContent (5)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s new nominee to the state Supreme Court isn’t just someone he described as a friend, but the product of a politically well-connected law firm that’s reaped millions of taxpayer dollars under the governor’s administration. Walter “Wally” Timpone’s nomination is expected to gain swift approval from Senate Democrats, clearing the way to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News, NJ State Legislature, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Christie Supreme Court nominee’s law firm donated big and reaped millions from N.J.

Christie Supreme Court pick scrutinized over political favor

assetContent (4)TRENTON — In 2003, Gov. Chris Christie’s state Supreme Court nominee Walter Timpone was an attorney in private practice who occasionally did work for Essex County. His nephew had just graduated from college and, interested in politics, needed a job. So Timpone asked Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. for help, and the powerful Democratic leader… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Christie Supreme Court pick scrutinized over political favor

N.J. can use eminent domain to force beach replenishment, reports say

assetContent (2)ATLANTIC CITY — A Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the state government can use eminent domain to seize property for a protective dune in the city of Margate, according to news reports. Moreover, the decision is the second ruling in less than a month regarding the state’s use of eminent domain for beach protection projects.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on N.J. can use eminent domain to force beach replenishment, reports say

Pascack Valley approves transgender policy after contentious meeting

assetContent (1)HILLSDALE — Transgender students at the Pascack Valley Regional High School district will be able to use restrooms or locker rooms based on their gender identity under a policy passed Monday by the Board of Education. The board voted 6-1 to approve the policy, which also calls for staff to address transgender students based on a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Pascack Valley approves transgender policy after contentious meeting

N.J. school board set to vote on new transgender restroom policy

assetContentHILLSDALE – New guidelines that would allow high school students in the Pascack Valley regional schools to use restrooms based on their gender identity will be up for a vote Monday. If adopted, the district’s Board of Education would follow in the footsteps of numerous other New Jersey communities by adopting new rules designed to protect… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on N.J. school board set to vote on new transgender restroom policy

Christie: N.J. has recovered from ‘the long recession’

assetContentPARSIPPANY — Gov. Chris Christie announced at a groundbreaking ceremony in Parsippany Tuesday the Garden State has recovered from the Great Recession. “We have recovered from the long recession,” he said. “We have put more of our people back to work than any time before.” Speaking at the site of UPS’ new technology center in Parsippany,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News | Tags: , | Comments Off on Christie: N.J. has recovered from ‘the long recession’

Should the government be able to read your text messages?

assetContent (1)PRINCETON — As one of the United States’ largest technology companies is battling with the government over access to its cell phones, the federal prosecutor from New Jersey says Apple is seeking to make their products “warrant-proof.” On Friday, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman discussed the ongoing fight between the tech giant and the federal government over… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Paul Fishman | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Should the government be able to read your text messages?