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Governor Murphy has no public schedule today….

….that’s probably a good thing.  He was spotted at Bon Jovi’s concert in Newark last night.

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Posted: April 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

N.J. teachers layoffs must be based on seniority, not performance, judge rules

TRENTON — A group of Newark parents has lost a legal battle to overhaul the way public school teachers in the state are laid-off — dealing another blow to education reform groups that have tried to dismantle similar protections across the country. In New Jersey, school districts must lay off teachers based on seniority, regardless of… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 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 »

Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools

assetContentNEWARK — The Environmental Protection Agency will be assisting the state in its continuing probe into elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public school buildings, an EPA spokesman confirmed Thursday. “The New Jersey (Department of Environmental Protection) has requested EPA’s assistance,” spokesman John Martin said Thursday. The lead levels reported… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: EPA, New Jersey, Newark, News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools

Holiday season is also Holiday Express season

Holiday Express, in a concert setting. This holiday season, Holiday Express will bring high-spirited holiday music to 81 homeless shelters, psychiatric hospitals, developmental centers and other places where live music is seldom heard. And it won’t charge the facilities a penny. About 150 musicians donate their services to make those 81 shows happen – about 50… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Holiday season is also Holiday Express season

Valentine’s Day-Presidents Day

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Valentine’s Day is this coming Saturday. Monday is Presidents Day.  If you have not taken down your Christmas decorations, it’s time.

For couples who share Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal’s admiration for Essex County, Newark is offering vacant lots for $1000.  Couples (of any gender mix) can show up at City Hall on Saturday from 9am to noon with $500 to secure their plot.  The other $500 is due at closing.   The catch?  The couples have to build a home on the property and live in it for five years.

Ladies, you don’t have to get your guy a present. You are a gift.  But if you want to, a new HD TV is acceptable.  Head over to Airport Plaza in Hazlet and visit IEI for the best selection and pricing.   Guys, don’t even think about getting your love a TV for Valentine’s Day.

At the very least, guys, you must get you lover flowers and/or chocolate.  Good news! You can buy those right now from MMM advertisers InTheGarden in Highlands for flowers and Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe in Middletown for chocolate.

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Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Izod Center shutdown may take longer than expected

The Izod Center is being shut down, but several events, including the Ringling Bros. circus, will keep the lights on through March. (Mitsu Yasukawa | The Star- Ledger)

The Izod Center is being shut down, but several events, including the Ringling Bros. circus, will keep the lights on through March. (Mitsu Yasukawa | The Star- Ledger)

EAST RUTHERFORD — It began with Bruce. It apparently will end with elephants and clowns. The last act of the Izod Center will be the circus. State officials, who last week announced the closing of the aging arena in the Meadowlands by the end of the month, say they are working to move the remaining events… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Izod Center shutdown may take longer than expected

Red-light camera bottom line: Only cops should write tickets | Di Ionno

declann rlcGovernment -sanctioned theft. That’s the phrase state Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) has used like a ubiquitous bumper sticker to rail against red-light cameras. A story by njadvancemedia reporter Bill Wichert shows just how much “theft” was going on in the city of Newark. In five years, Newark collected $34 million from about 400,000 tickets doled out… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, Newark, Opinion, Red Light Cameras | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Red-light camera bottom line: Only cops should write tickets | Di Ionno

After NYPD deaths, Newark pulls one-officer units off the streets, union says

assetContentNEWARK — Owing to safety concerns, the Newark Police Department is pulling one-officer units off of the streets, according to the president of the police officer’s union there. “The Newark Fraternal Order of Police is primarily concerned with the safety of the officers in the street,” James Stewart, the president of the union, said late Saturday.… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Newark | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Ebola scare in Newark was false alarm, Chris Christie says


IMG_6919A West African man who landed late Tuesday at Newark Liberty International Airport is no longer showing symptoms of Ebola after he was monitored overnight at an area hospital, according to New Jersey media. NJ.com reports the Liberian man had been singled out because he exhibited a fever. “During the enhanced screening process for individuals arriving… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Ebola | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ebola scare in Newark was false alarm, Chris Christie says