Fla. nightclub shooting leaves 2 dead, more than a dozen hurt

assetContentFORT MYERS, Fla. — Two people have been killed and more than a dozen shot at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida, authorities said. As many as 17 people have been shot in the early Monday shooting at Club Blu, police Capt. Jim Mulligan said. Three people have been taken into custody and there are two… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

6 N.J., 4 Philly radio stations sold in $240M deal

assetContentSix New Jersey radio stations and another four in Philadelphia have been sold as part of a $240 million deal. Naples, Fla.-based Beasley Broadcasting agreed to buy the stations from Greater Media Inc. in a transaction that includes $100 million in cash and about $25 million in Beasley stock, the company announced Wednesday. The New Jersey… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Christie Selected, Pallone Snubbed by National Bobblehead Hall of Fame

assetContentBreaking news out of Cleveland is that Governor Chris Christie has been admitted to the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.  The Hall and Museum are actually in Milwaukee, WI, but their representatives are in Cleveland this week selling their wares to RNC delegates and protesters. Presumably they will be in Philadephia next week for the Democratic Convention.

By glaring omission, New Jersey’s 6th District (Monmouth and Middlesex counties) Congressman Frank Pallone has not yet been admitted to the Bobblehead Hall of Fame.

Clearly, Pallone merits the honor more than any politician, athlete or movie star.The Monkey Court (MMM Watermark) GIF

Posted: July 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Several Baton Rouge officers shot dead

police_car-300x142In a grim repeat of last week deadly attacks on law enforcement, two police officers are reported dead following a shooting in Baton Rouge. Officials have confirmed two law enforcement officers have died and at least five others were injured during an early morning shooting on Airline Highway near Old Hammond Highway in Baton Rouge. “The… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

assetContentWASHINGTON — Under wraps for 13 years, the U.S. on Friday released once-top secret pages from a congressional report into 9/11 that questioned whether Saudis who were in contact with the hijackers after they arrived in the U.S. knew what they were planning. The newly declassified document , with light redactions, names people the hijackers associated… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Former NJ DOT Commissioner Jamie Fox Charged in Samson’s United Airlines Bribery Scheme

Jamie FoxFormer New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox was charged by federal officials for his role in the bribery scheme that former Port Authority Chairman David Samson pleaded guilty to today, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.

Additionally, United Airlines has agreed to a pay a $2.5 million penalty and to make compliance reforms for its role in the scheme in which it established a non-stop route between Newark-Liberty Airport and Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina for Samson to fly to his vacation home in Aiken, SC.  In exchange Samson allowed the Port Authority Commission to approve a lease of three acres at the airport for United to build a maintenance hanger.

Fox, in his role as a $7,500 per month consultant to United, is accused of shaking down United employees, on Samson’s behalf, to get the route to South Carolina established.

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Posted: July 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, David Samson, New Jersey, News, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Old Bridge N.J. gymnast Laurie Hernandez named to Olympic team

assetContent (32)Laurie Hernandez, the 16-year-old whose vivid expressions have earned her the nickname the “Human Emoji,” will be taking her big smile and flashy moves to Rio next month. The 16-year-old Hernandez was named to the U.S. gymnastics team on Sunday night after a dazzling performance in the team trials in San Jose, Calif., becoming the first… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Old Bridge N.J. gymnast Laurie Hernandez named to Olympic team

Gretchen Carlson files sex harassment suit against FOX CEO

assetContentHACKENSACK – Longtime Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the network’s CEO and chairman. In the suit, which was filed Wednesday morning in Bergen County Superior Court, Carlson claims Ailes, a Cresskill resident, made “sexual and/or sexist comments” and made “sexual advances by various means.” Carlson claims Ailes… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Gretchen Carlson files sex harassment suit against FOX CEO

Report: Samson to plead guilty to federal charges related to “Chairman’s flight”

David Samson

David Samson

Former Port Authority of NY/NJ and former New Jersey Attorney General David Samson will plead guilty to a federal felony related to the United Airlines route from Newark Airport to Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina, which is about 50 miles from Mr. Samson’s vacation home, according to a report by Ken Kurson for The Observer.

The route, which is alleged to have often been empty and money losing, was established while Samson was Chairman of the Port Authority and discontinued within days of Samson’s resignation in the wake of the Bridgegate scandal.  The September 2013 George Washington Bridge closure at the center of the Bridgegate matter occurred while Samson was Chairman.  As Chairman of the Port Authority, Samson oversaw United’s relationship with the authority’s airports.

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Posted: July 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, David Samson, News | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Christie defends his school funding “Fairness Formula”

assetContentBy Chris Christie For 61/2 years, I have been able to effectively ignore the liberal, fact-twisting rantings of The Star-Ledger editorial board. But the stakes of this debate on property taxes and urban education are too great to ignore the newspaper’s latest emotional screed against my Fairness Formula. On property taxes, our residents pay the highest… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Education, New Jersey, News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie defends his school funding “Fairness Formula”