Coast is cleared for 2 new artificial reefs for Jersey waters

TRENTON — Recreational fishermen in New Jersey are a step closer to getting artificial reefs of their own in state waters. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave New Jersey permission to build two artificial reefs – one off the Manasquan Inlet and one in the Delaware Bay, state Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said Thursday.… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Menendez donor, Fla. eye doctor guilty on all counts of Medicare fraud

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Jurors announced their verdict Friday for Dr. Salomon Melgen. He effectively faces a life sentence… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Angry Christie wants more control of Horizon’s board, profits

Governor Chris Christie  (Governor’s Office/ Mykwain Gainey)

JERSEY CITY — Gov. Chris Christie is done asking Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to pay big bucks to expand drug treatment in New Jersey. Now, he’s telling. Christie on Thursday announced he was proposing legislation giving future governors the ability to appoint four new directors to Horizon’s 15 member board, require greater… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Health Care, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Ciattarelli aging rapidly?

Running against Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno must be a daunting task.

Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, one of Guadagno’s four opponents in the GOP primary for Governor, looks as though he’s aged more in a week than Barack Obama aged over 8 years in the White House, if his campaign mail is to be believed.

If you’re a Republican primary voter, you likely received two pieces of campaign mail from Ciattarelli in the last week.   The photo on the left is from the first piece.  The photo on the right is the second piece.  If Jack loses to Kim on June 6, he could have a future as Just for Men model.

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Posted: April 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, NJ GOP, NJ Politics | Tags: , , , , , , | 9 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 »

Congressman Smith Honors WW2 Veteran’s Heroic Service

Al Salazar, 93 of Wall Township, was 20 years old when he served under both General Omar Bradley and Lt. General George Patton in World War II. He landed in Europe 73 years ago last week.

Congressman Chris Smith joined Salazar’s family in honoring his service by presenting him the medals he earned, but had not received, during a ceremony at the Xanadu senior condominium club house in Wall Township.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Veterans, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

N.J.’s chief justice asks ICE to stop arresting immigrants at courthouses

TRENTON — The chief justice of New Jersey’s Supreme Court is calling on federal immigration officials to stop arresting unauthorized immigrants at state courthouses, warning the practice could undermine New Jersey’s justice system. In a letter to federal Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner raised concerns over two recent arrests by Immigration Customs… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: April 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey, NJ Courts | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Ex-N.J. congressman: Why I support Betsy DeVos and school choice | Opinion

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 Dick Zimmer Shortly after Betsy DeVos was sworn into office as U.S. Secretary of Education, I was invited, as a trustee of Excellent Education for Everyone (E3), to meet with her at the Department of Education. I accepted the invitation with pleasure. When I posted a picture of myself with DeVos on Facebook,…… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: April 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Kim Guadagno vows to slash your N.J. property taxes by as much as $3,000

TRENTON — Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the early Republican front-runner for governor, told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday she would slash New Jersey’s notoriously high property taxes by up to $3,000 for homeowners who pay more than 5 percent of their household income on school taxes. Guadagno said her proposal — which she plans to officially… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: April 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Head of ICE in N.J.: Rules of engagement have changed

NEWARK–As the Trump administration expands its aggressive enforcement efforts against those who may have entered this country illegally, John Tsoukaris is responsible for implementing the president’s new policies in New Jersey. Tsoukaris, the Newark Field Office Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said the administration’s executive order that… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: April 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »