N.J. police union warns officers to ‘take extra caution’ after NYPD killings

assetContentThe killing of two New York City police officers in an ambush attack this weekend prompted New Jersey’s largest police union to issue a warning today, urging its members to “take extra caution and use increased safety in the coming weeks.” The advisory from the state’s Police Benevolent Association comes a day after a 28-year-old man… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, New York, News, NJ State Police, Police | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Christie Demands Chesimard’s Extradition

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has written to President Barack Obama demanding that fugitive Joanne Chesimard be extradited from Cuba as a condition of the United States normalizing relations with the communist island nation 90 miles from our border, according to a report on FoxNews Sunday.

A video of the FoxNews report was posted on Christie’s Youtube channel and was promoted by twitter by the Governor.  Christie posted his letter to the President on twitter two minutes prior to the FoxNews report.

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Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Chris Christie, Cuba, New Jersey, News, NJ State Police, U.S.-Cuba relations | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

After NYPD deaths, Newark pulls one-officer units off the streets, union says

assetContentNEWARK — Owing to safety concerns, the Newark Police Department is pulling one-officer units off of the streets, according to the president of the police officer’s union there. “The Newark Fraternal Order of Police is primarily concerned with the safety of the officers in the street,” James Stewart, the president of the union, said late Saturday.… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Newark | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

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 »

Staples’ Middletown Location Was Hacked

easy buttonThe Staples store at 1515 Route 35 in Middletown is one of 115 of the company’s stores that were hacked during the summer, according to a statement released by the company yesterday, December 19, 2014.

The company said that the point-of-sale software at 115 of its 1400 stores was infected by malware which exposed customers’ payment card information including card holder names, account numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes.  Staples believes that 1.16 million customers’ cards were affected.

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Posted: December 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Middletown, New Jersey, News | 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 »

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 »

Sign the petition: Extradite Chesimard

Werner Foerster

Trooper Werner Foerster

With the United States exchanging prisoners with Cuba and moving quickly to normalizing relations with Castro regime, there is a growing movement in New Jersey to prevail upon the Obama Administration to extradite convicted cop killer Joanne Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur back to New Jersey to serve her sentence for the murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster.

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Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, U.S.-Cuba relations | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Oil Slick in Sandy Hook Bay

photo by Noel Westerland Sr. 11/29/2014

photo by Noel Westerland Sr. 11/29/2014

A two mile long by 400 foot wide oil slick is washing up on the bay side of Sandy Hook, according to a report by WNBC 4-NY.

The slick was first witnessed by security personnel at the Earle Naval Weapons Station, according to the the report.  The U.S. Coast Guard and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are investigating.

The source of the oil is unknown at this time.

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Posted: December 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Sandy Hook | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

N.J. bear hunt begins with 124 bruins killed on first day, including 693-pound black bear

bear hunt 2014Expectations were modest going into the first day of New Jersey’s bear-hunting season due to a combination of factors including a dramatic cold snap and an overall decline in New Jersey’s population of bruins. There was an uptick, however, in the number of bears killed in the first day. A total of 124 bruins were shot,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Environment, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »