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: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

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 »

Sea cow? Officials monitor manatee in Delaware River

assetContentBORDENTOWN CITY — State Fish & Wildlife officials are monitoring a manatee that was spotted Tuesday in the Delaware River as photos circulated online of the warm-water creature swimming near Bordentown City. The docile “sea cow” was spotted by a fisherman near the Crosswick Creek in Bordentown on Tuesday around 5:30 p.m. State Division of Fish… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Body cameras will soon be worn by 1,000 N.J. state troopers

assetContentAll of New Jersey State Police officers will be equipped with body cameras by early next year, recording their interactions with the public. UPDATE: Body cams coming to a cop near you as N.J. pledges millions to equip officers Gov. Christie’s administration plans to allocate $1.5 million of the State Police’s existing budget to outfit the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ State Police | Tags: , , | No Comments »

N.J. structural deficit at $10.2B, nearly same as when Christie took office

assetContentTRENTON — New Jersey is more than $10 billion short on what it would cost to fully fund schools, pensions, transportation projects, Medicaid and other programs, according to an estimate prepared by the state’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services and obtained by NJ Advance Media. The newly estimated structural deficit, first reported by NJ Spotlight, has… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey State Budget, News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Anthony Weiner joins N.J. public relations giant as advisor

assetContentAnthony Weiner, the former Congressman whose sexting scandal sunk his political career — twice — is now offering his services to a major public relations firm. MWW, the New Jersey PR firm headed by Michael W. Kempner, a prominent New Jersey Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, said in a release Thursday that it “is pleased to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Carli Lloyd leads USA to World Cup title: Everything you need to know

If you missed it … well, where were you? Carli Lloyd had a performance for the ages in the Women’s World Cup Final as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Japan, 5-2, for its first title since 1999. The Delran native had three goals in the first 16 minutes, including a ridiculous shot from midfield, to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News, Sports | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Carli Lloyd leads USA to World Cup title: Everything you need to know

The Arnone Report: Share the roads with cyclists and pedestrians

Setting  the record straight on proposed Two Rivers bike lanes

By Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholder

Freeholder Tom Arone

Freeholder Tom Arone

Now that summer is here, the kids are out of school and the beaches are open. We know a few things are certain while living in our beautiful Monmouth County – sand will find its way into the house, barbeques will be plentiful and many of us will give in to ice cream cravings on the boardwalk. As residents we will also witness a significant increase to our population as our tourism season gets into full swing.  With this population surge, we will also see an increase in cyclists and pedestrians sharing the roads with motorists throughout the county.

I urge you to be aware of the statewide “rules of the road” and other specific rules in your municipality for whatever mode of transportation you choose. This is especially important when traveling on primary and secondary roads that are highly used, like those without designated bike lanes or sidewalks.  It is extremely important for all of us to be diligent when sharing roads so they are safe for all users– pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists – as safe travel for all is of the utmost importance.

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Posted: June 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Fair Haven, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, News, Rumson, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Share the roads with cyclists and pedestrians

N.J. Senate president turns sprinklers on gun rights protesters

NJ2AS protest outside Sen. Sweeney’s home Video taken by the New Jersey Second Amendment Society shows how a confrontation between their members and state Senate President Steve Sweeney outside his West Deptford home lead to the senator turning on his sprinklers to disperse activists. The protesters had hoped to press Sweeney to relax the state’s gun… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, News, NJ State Legislature, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »