Can Gov.-Elect Murphy Make a Go of His Public Bank?

Gov.-elect Phil Murphy often told a story on the campaign trail about how, as a relative newcomer to statewide politics, few people in New Jersey had even heard of him before he jumped into this year’s governor’s race. After his victory last week, the same could be said about one of Murphy’s core fiscal-policy proposals -… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , | No Comments »

N.J. teachers layoffs must be based on seniority, not performance, judge rules

TRENTON — A group of Newark parents has lost a legal battle to overhaul the way public school teachers in the state are laid-off — dealing another blow to education reform groups that have tried to dismantle similar protections across the country. In New Jersey, school districts must lay off teachers based on seniority, regardless of… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Hackers Demand $30K To Unlock Newark’s Computers

Computers serving the City of Newark have been infected by ransomware, according to a report by TAPintoNewark.  The computers are unusable and the hacker has demanded 1.7 Bitcoin, the equivalent of $30,000 to unlock the City’s system.

The City’s police department’s computers were unaffected by the RSA-2048 encryption that was installed on Newark computers on Friday.

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Posted: April 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

No bomb found on flight from London to Newark airport

assetContent (19)NEWARK — No bomb was found on a flight from London that arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was called in, police said. “K-9 has swept the cabin of the aircraft, negative results,” Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said in an email. “Passenger luggage has been off loaded and… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark | Tags: , , | Comments Off on No bomb found on flight from London to Newark airport

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: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools

assetContentNEWARK — The Environmental Protection Agency will be assisting the state in its continuing probe into elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public school buildings, an EPA spokesman confirmed Thursday. “The New Jersey (Department of Environmental Protection) has requested EPA’s assistance,” spokesman John Martin said Thursday. The lead levels reported… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: EPA, New Jersey, Newark, News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools

Elevated lead levels found in Newark schools’ drinking water

assetContent (8)NEWARK — Thirty school district buildings in Newark are temporarily using alternative water sources after recent testing found elevated levels of lead in the schools’ drinking water, Department of Environmental Protection officials announced Wednesday. According to the announcement, Newark Public Schools notified the DEP on Monday that 30 buildings recorded elevated levels during annual testing that… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Elevated lead levels found in Newark schools’ drinking water

Port Authority won’t say if auto braking system is operational on PATH

assetContent (10)JERSEY CITY — The Port Authority says only that it “has made progress” over the past 15 months equipping PATH trains and track with the kind of automated breaking system that might have prevented the Amtrak derailment that killed eight people in Philadelphia on Tuesday. But the agency won’t say how much of the system is… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Hoboken, New Jersey, New York, Newark, News, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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: , , , | Comments Off on Ebola scare on Newark flight as CDC holds passengers on plane

Red-light camera bottom line: Only cops should write tickets | Di Ionno

declann rlcGovernment -sanctioned theft. That’s the phrase state Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) has used like a ubiquitous bumper sticker to rail against red-light cameras. A story by njadvancemedia reporter Bill Wichert shows just how much “theft” was going on in the city of Newark. In five years, Newark collected $34 million from about 400,000 tickets doled out… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, Newark, Opinion, Red Light Cameras | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Red-light camera bottom line: Only cops should write tickets | Di Ionno