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NYC blast believed to be ‘intentional act,’ mayor says

assetcontent-5NEW YORK CITY — An explosion that injured more than 20 people in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood was an “intentional act” but there was no indication the blast was linked to terrorism, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “Tonight, New York City experienced a very serious incident,” the mayor said at a late Saturday press… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News, War on terror | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on NYC blast believed to be ‘intentional act,’ mayor says

Why New Jersey Got Billions Less Than New York in FEMA Disaster Aid After Sandy

2018In the two-and-a-half years since Superstorm Sandy, while the Garden State has struggled to recover, many people have puzzled over the question of why New Jersey has received substantially less federal aid than New York, even though both states suffered roughly the same amount of damage — close to $37 billion. Much of the focus has… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grant, Department of Community Affairs, EPA, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Giuliani Unloads On Obama, de Blasio After Police Killings

assetContent (1)Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani accused President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio of creating what he called propaganda that led to Saturday’s shooting death of two NYPD officers. On “Fox News Sunday,” the former presidential candidate blamed the two, as well as others who have protested against police brutality in… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New York, NYPD, Police | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie and Cuomo Announce Ebola Quarantine Standards That Exceed CDC Standards

Mandatory Quarantines Ordered On State Level

CDC Guidelines Dubbed Inadequate

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Posted: October 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, Ebola, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Analysis: Would an Elected Comptroller Solve NJ’s Pension Crisis?

2349New York State comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli. New York and New Jersey are high-cost states that share a regional economy, high state and local government payrolls and benefit plans, a wealthy tax base, and a scandal-ridden Port Authority. What the two states don’t share is a massive pension crisis and the poor bond ratings that go… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ State Legislature, Pensions | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

New York, New Jersey reviewing security steps

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Governors Christie and Cuomo at the NYC 9/11 Ceremony, September 11, 2104. (Governor Christie’s Office/Mykwain Gainey)

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Posted: September 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, New Jersey, New York, News, Terrorism | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on New York, New Jersey reviewing security steps

Why Did New Jersey Get Only Half as Much Sandy Aid as New York?

Why Did New Jersey Get Only Half as Much Sandy Aid as New York? (via NJSpotlight)

On April 29 of last year, six months to the day after Sandy made landfall, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stood with U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan in a seafood restaurant in Highlands, NJ. Surrounded by cameras, Donovan…

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Posted: June 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Housing, Hurricane Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Why Did New Jersey Get Only Half as Much Sandy Aid as New York?

Weiner Called His Interns “Monica”

Early in his New York City mayoral campaign, former Congressman Anthony Weiner gathered his twenty interns into his private office for an introduction.

Olivia, not Monica, Nuzzi

Olivia, not Monica, Nuzzi

“I always say that on every campaign, there are one or two volunteers who really make a difference,” he began. (There were roughly twenty of us in the room.) “So I just want to let you know that no task is too small, and the work you’re doing is important and it is appreciated.” He continued to speak for a few minutes, reiterating this point over and over.

“Okay!” Weiner said loudly, though not enthusiastically. “I’m going to go around the room now and ask you your name and a fact about yourself, and then I’m going to go back around and repeat your name to you.” A member of the campaign staff looked on, nervously. “I’m great at this,” Weiner said.

The Weiner proceeded to listen to the interns names and facts and then went back around the room and called the first tw0 women “Monica” and gave up.

“We all laughed nervously. Monica is an interesting intern name to pick out of the air. (Weiner’s wife, we should remember, works for Hillary Clinton.),” wrote former MMM columnist Olivia Nuzzi in a piece for her current gig at NSFWCorp.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Anthony Weiner, misogyny, Olivia Nuzzi | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Spitzer is back in politics

Spitzer to join Weiner in making a come back

weinerspitzerThe New York Times is reporting that former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is reentering the political arena with a run for the office of New York City Comptroller. Spitzer resigned the governorship five years ago amid a prostitution scandal involving Ashley Dupree of Monmouth County.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who was forced to resign after tweeting nude and nearly nude pictures of himself to young women, and lying about it, is also making a political comeback. Weiner is running in the New York City Democratic Primary for Mayor.

Spitzer and Weiner are hoping that New York voters are as forgiving as South Carolina voters when it comes to personal indiscretions.  Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s political career appeared to be over in 2011 after he left his state to be with his Argentinian mistress.  Sanford was elected to Congress in May.

Jim McGreevey has to be tempted.

Posted: July 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

The Right To Bare Arms, And Then Some

topless beachThe New York City Police Department has reminded its 34,000 officers than women appearing in public “simply exposing their breasts” have committed no crime, according to a report in The New York Times.

New York’s highest court decided in 1992 the law which prohibited females exposing their breasts below the top of the areola violated the equal protection clauses of the Federal and New York Constitutions.  The equal protection clause is part of the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Topless advocate Moira Johston says that baring breasts is a human rights issue and a health issue.  She says public toplessness would reduce the incidents of breast cancer. (Warning, the link features Johnston speaking topless, which is considered nude in New Jersey, but not in New York.)

New Jersey’s courts have taken a different view of female public toplessness.

In September of 2011 the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a Spring Lake Borough ordinance that considers female toplessness lewd and indecent.  Affirming a 2001 case, the Court ruled that there is no constitutional right for women to appear topless in public and that and restrictions on the exposure of the female breast are supported by the important governmental interest in safeguarding the public’s moral sensibilities.

As the summer season approaches, female beach goers and roadside rallyers are advised to keep their tops on in New Jersey.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: #STTS, Bayshore Tea Party Group, Crime and Punishment, Equal Protection Clause | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »