FRANCE – USA – Train attack heroes awarded France’s Légion d’Honneur

President François Hollande on Monday bestowed France’s highest honour on a group of Americans and a Briton who overpowered a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train bound for Paris. Hollande pinned the Légion d’Honneur medal on US Airman Spencer Stone, National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and their years-long friend Anthony Sadler, who subdued the gunman on Friday… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Ashley Madison leak contains 88 emails tied to government agencies in N.J.

ashley madisonEighty-eight email addresses tied to government agencies that conduct business in New Jersey were part of the massive Ashley Madison leak, a NJ Advance Media analysis has found. Of the 88 email addresses, 54 were listed as working addresses, or addresses to which the service was able to send an email. On August 18, a group… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

N.J. lost 26,100 jobs in June and July but the unemployment rate fell

Spring Job Fair at Brookdale Community College, April 2014. file photo

Spring Job Fair at Brookdale Community College, April 2014. file photo

TRENTON — New Jersey lost nearly 14,000 jobs in July, with the largest employment declines posted in leisure and hospitality and professional and business services, according to new labor data released on Thursday. The state’s unemployment rate, which is measured by a different federal survey, decreased to 5.9 percent, down from 6.1 percent in June and… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Hackers Publish Stolen Data From Adultery Site Ashley Madison

ashley madisonHackers who stole the personal information of adultery website Ashley Madison.com’s 37 million users last month reportedly dumped the data on the dark web late Tuesday night, according to cybersecurity experts. The leaked information included member accounts and credit card details from the match-making sitewhich bears the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair”in a 9.7… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

IRS Revises Number of Hacked Accounts To Over 300,000

IRSThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Monday revised its estimate of the number of taxpayer accounts hacked in May, and said it was more than twice the number initially reported. According to the agency, hackers gained access to 330,000 accounts and tried to break into another 280,000. The agency had initially said in May that hackers used… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: IRS, News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

NJ Pipeline Pushed Through Without a Vote

SJ_pinelands_pipeline3A plan for a 22-mile gas pipeline through the protected Pinelands in New Jersey quietly dodged a major obstacle Friday. The proposed South Jersey Gas pipeline had been rejected two years ago by the Pinelands Commission. But the commission’s executive director, an appointee of pro-pipeline Gov. Chris Christie, told commissioners that the pipeline doesn’t need their… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on NJ Pipeline Pushed Through Without a Vote

Hanlon announces reforms to Vote By Mail procedures

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon announced important reforms in how Monmouth County voters can apply for Vote By Mail ballots with the County Clerk and how the Board of Elections can receive voted ballots from voters.

The reforms are effective immediately under a new law signed by Governor Chris Christie on August 10, 2015.

“The new law impacts New Jersey voters who, by necessity or by choice, have another individual submit a Vote By Mail request and/or election ballot on their behalf,” Hanlon said.

The new law reduces number of voters for whom a person can serve as “messenger” from 10 to three.

It also limits the number of voted mail-in ballots transmittable by a “bearer” to the County Board of Elections to three ballots.

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Posted: August 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Life, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip

assetContent (46)A 52-year-old woman with a permit to carry a handgun in Florida could face up to 10 years in prison after being arrested in Jersey City while attempting to board a ferry to Ellis Island while carrying a gun, authorities said. Elizabeth J. Griffith, of Daytona Beach, was arrested by U.S. Park Police on July 14… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Guns, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fla. woman with carry permit faces 10 years for bringing gun on Statue of Liberty trip

Sweeney wants federal loan program to rescue public worker pensions

Senate President Steve Sweeney. file photo by Art Gallagher

Senate President Steve Sweeney. file photo by Art Gallagher

TRENTON — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Wednesday the answer to New Jersey’s rising public employee pension debt lies in creating a trillion dollar federal loan program that will help states avoid insolvency, spare millions of government workers from economic devastation and take the pressure off state budgets. The government aid program — which Sweeney… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News, Pensions, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Study reveals the hidden toll on Superstorm Sandy victims

IMG_9943 (800x534)Anyone touring the Shore quickly notices the lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy, with outward signs of damage still visible. The inward signs of damage, however, are harder to spot: Children who are nervous every time it rains, parents whose health problems mask underlying anxiety. A new study reveals that more than a quarter of the people… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »