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Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats line up behind legalization

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis. Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the “smart thing to do,” says California Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor whose home state is the … Continue reading Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats line up behind legalization

Town calls for hefty fine, jail time for barking dog owners

SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town is putting some bite in an ordinance that could result in hefty fines and even jail time for owners of barking dogs. The Saddle River council is amending a one-sentence noise rule by placing time restrictions that would prohibit dogs from barking, howling or yelping for … Continue reading Town calls for hefty fine, jail time for barking dog owners

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy has died at age 61. Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy died on Monday. Herro posted on Facebook : “Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family.” The cause of death and other details were not disclosed. Bundy, whose real name … Continue reading Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61

High court declines New Jersey preservation grants case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three conservative Supreme Court justices say barring synagogues, temples, churches and mosques from programs that award money for preservation work is discrimination. The statement from Justice Brett Kavanaugh, joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, came as the court declined Monday to take up a case from New Jersey that raised … Continue reading High court declines New Jersey preservation grants case

Democratic presidential hopefuls honor Selma march

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Thunder rolling above Brown Chapel AME Church, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker warned Sunday of a looming threat to American democracy and called for protecting the legacy of the civil rights movement with love and action. “It’s time for us to defend the dream,” Booker said in a keynote speech at … Continue reading Democratic presidential hopefuls honor Selma march

Gaudreau has 2 assists, Flames win season-high 7th straight

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames are rolling after finishing off the Eastern portion of their NHL schedule. Johnny Gaudreau set up two second-period goals and the Flames extended their season-high winning streak to seven games with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night. “I think we’ve come … Continue reading Gaudreau has 2 assists, Flames win season-high 7th straight

Booker preaches positivity, touts local ties in Las Vegas

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer, who earlier this season posted her 1,000th victory, is taking off the rest of the regular season on the advice of doctors. The announcement Sunday by the Big Ten Conference school came three days after the 70-year-old Hall of Famer missed a game at Michigan. Rutgers said Stringer is expected … Continue reading Booker preaches positivity, touts local ties in Las Vegas

TRENTON, N.J. | Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins lottery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot. The New Jersey Lottery on Wednesday announced Judith Smith had purchased the winning Dec. 17 Pick-6 ticket days before the shutdown closed the Fort Wadsworth recreation area in Staten Island, New York. The Bayonne, … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J. | Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins lottery

mem property management to Launch mem construction services

  RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J./ FEBRUARY 20, 2019 (STL.News) mem property management, one of the leading property management companies in New Jersey, recently announced the launch of mem construction services, a comprehensive repair, maintenance and improvement solution for associations and residential communities in New Jersey. “Over the past 30 years, we have been helping residents enjoy … Continue reading mem property management to Launch mem construction services

The Latest: US cardinal hails pope’s leadership on abuse

VATICAN CITY(AP)  — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A Kansas diocese says disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick will continue to live at a local friary “until a decision of permanent residence is finalized.” McCarrick had moved to the St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, Kansas, … Continue reading The Latest: US cardinal hails pope’s leadership on abuse

WASHINGTON News: New Jersey Residential Loan Company Agrees To Settle Claim It Unlawfully Foreclosed Upon Servicemembers’ Homes Without Obtaining Required Court Orders

WASHINGTON –The Justice Department today announced that PHH Mortgage Corporation (PHH) has agreed to pay $750,000 to six servicemembers to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by unlawfully foreclosing on their homes without obtaining the required court orders. “The brave men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: New Jersey Residential Loan Company Agrees To Settle Claim It Unlawfully Foreclosed Upon Servicemembers’ Homes Without Obtaining Required Court Orders

New Jersey casinos lose $4.6M on $34.9M in Super Bowl bets

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Football fans in three states legally bet almost $185.5 million on the Super Bowl this year, with sportsbooks ending Sunday with mixed results and Nevada operators seeing the first drop in the total amount wagered on the game since 2015. The game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams … Continue reading New Jersey casinos lose $4.6M on $34.9M in Super Bowl bets

New Jersey becomes 4th state to approve $15 hourly wage

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey becomes 4th state on Monday to boost its hourly minimum wage to $15 after Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a measure phasing in the higher rate over five years. Murphy signed the bill alongside Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver and Democratic legislative leaders at a raucous event in … Continue reading New Jersey becomes 4th state to approve $15 hourly wage

New Jersey News: AG Grewal Announces Arrest of Roman Catholic Priest, Father Thomas P. Ganley, Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Underage Teenage Girl in 1990s

Arrest constitutes first criminal case filed by the AG’s Clergy Abuse Task Force TRENTON, NJ – Jan. 20, 2019 – New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey Thursday announced that a priest from Phillipsburg, N.J., has been arrested and charged with multiple criminal counts in the sexual assault … Continue reading New Jersey News: AG Grewal Announces Arrest of Roman Catholic Priest, Father Thomas P. Ganley, Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Underage Teenage Girl in 1990s

Suntuity Solar Offers Free Residential Solar Power for Every 50th Solar Installation

  HOLMDEL, N.J./ JANUARY 15, 2019 (STL.News) Suntuity Solar (https://www.suntuitysolar.com/gogreen), a leading residential solar energy solutions provider headquartered in Central New Jersey, brings renewable and affordable energy options to homeowners across the nation. In an effort to give back to its customers and increase solar energy adoption among US homeowners, Suntuity Solar is currently providing … Continue reading Suntuity Solar Offers Free Residential Solar Power for Every 50th Solar Installation

New Jersey News: Mercer County Man, Callen Kapschock, who Possessed Over 49,000 Files of Child Pornography Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on Internet

TRENTON, NJ – Jan. 12, 2019 New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a man who had more than 49,000 files of child pornography on his computer was sentenced to state prison today for distributing child pornography.  He was arrested in the multi-agency child protection initiative “Operation Safety Net.” Callen Kapschock, 56, of … Continue reading New Jersey News: Mercer County Man, Callen Kapschock, who Possessed Over 49,000 Files of Child Pornography Sentenced to Prison for Distributing Child Pornography on Internet

Here’s What You Need to Know About NJ Sports Betting

Last year, sports betting became a reality in the state of New Jersey. The move to allow wagers on sports games came after a decade of legal battles to capitalize on a lucrative market that had previously existed in Las Vegas for the most part and also through illegal underground dealings. As more and more … Continue reading Here’s What You Need to Know About NJ Sports Betting

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Giants Beckham to miss 3rd straight with quad injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss his third straight game with a quad injury. The Giants announced on Friday that Beckham, linebacker Alex Ogletree, center Spencer Pulley and receiver Russell Shepard won’t play Sunday when the Giants (5-9) face the Colts (8-6) in Indianapolis. Defensive lineman Kerry Wynn … Continue reading EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Giants Beckham to miss 3rd straight with quad injury

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Marvin Anthony, New Jersey Heroin Trafficker Pleads Guilty

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of East Orange, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of felony heroin trafficking, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Marvin Anthony pleaded guilty to the sole count of the indictment before Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose. In connection with the guilty … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Marvin Anthony, New Jersey Heroin Trafficker Pleads Guilty

TRC Wins $36 Million Contract to Oversee Clean Up of FAA Superfund Site in New Jersey

  LOWELL, MASS./ NOVEMBER 13, 2018 (STL.News) TRC, a leading provider of end-to-end engineering, consulting and construction management solutions fueled by innovative technology, has been awarded a nine-year, $36 million contract from the Federal Aviation Administration to oversee remediation of an FAA-owned Superfund site in Atlantic County, N.J. The contract involves the 5,000-acre William J. … Continue reading TRC Wins $36 Million Contract to Oversee Clean Up of FAA Superfund Site in New Jersey

Holiday for students in 27 New Jersey school districts on day of Hindu festival Diwali

Over 27 school districts in New Jersey will reportedly stay closed for students on November seven, the day of most popular Hindu festival Diwali. In addition, there will reportedly be early dismissal for students in other over 15 New Jersey school districts on Diwali day of November seven. The New Jersey school districts with no … Continue reading Holiday for students in 27 New Jersey school districts on day of Hindu festival Diwali

New Jersey News: Joint Statement from Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver on Moody’s Upgrading Atlantic City’s Credit Rating

TRENTON, NJ – Friday, Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver released the following statement in response to Moody’s Investors Services upgrading Atlantic City’s credit rating four spots from Caa3 to a positive-outlook rating of B2: “Once again, we are seeing that our collaborative and cooperative approach to turning Atlantic City around was the right path … Continue reading New Jersey News: Joint Statement from Governor Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver on Moody’s Upgrading Atlantic City’s Credit Rating

EPA News: EPA Finalizes $19.5 Million Plan to Upgrade Groundwater Treatment System, Maximize Removal of Contaminants at Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund Site, New Jersey

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a $19.5 million cleanup plan for the Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund site in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.  Previous industrial and commercial activities at the site contaminated the soil and groundwater with chlorinated volatile organic compounds.  EPA will expand and enhance the system … Continue reading EPA News: EPA Finalizes $19.5 Million Plan to Upgrade Groundwater Treatment System, Maximize Removal of Contaminants at Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund Site, New Jersey

New Jersey News: DOL Cites Pet Food Manufacturer for Failure to Correct Prior Workplace Safety, Health Hazards

HOWELL, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor‘s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Hamiltime Herb Co. LLC after inspectors found employees exposed to safety and health hazards in a follow-up investigation at its Howell, New Jersey, facility in May 2018. OSHA proposed penalties totaling $152,829. OSHA cited the pet food manufacturer for … Continue reading New Jersey News: DOL Cites Pet Food Manufacturer for Failure to Correct Prior Workplace Safety, Health Hazards

New Jersey News: NEWARK, Dequan Farlow, Previously Convicted Felon From Essex County, New Jersey, Sentenced To 94 Months In Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearm

NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark man who was arrested following a domestic disturbance in which he discharged his weapon was sentenced today to 94 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Dequan Farlow, 38, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to … Continue reading New Jersey News: NEWARK, Dequan Farlow, Previously Convicted Felon From Essex County, New Jersey, Sentenced To 94 Months In Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearm

New Jersey News: Indictment Charges Diana A. Heil with Stealing $140,000 in State Pension Benefits

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an Atlantic County woman was indicted yesterday for allegedly stealing $140,873 in state pension benefits that continued to be paid for her mother for eight years after the mother died. Diana A. Heil, 48, of Pleasantville, N.J., was indicted by a state grand … Continue reading New Jersey News: Indictment Charges Diana A. Heil with Stealing $140,000 in State Pension Benefits

Chime tower is voice for Flight 93 passengers killed on 9/11

Nearly 17 years after passengers on a hijacked flight from New Jersey to California fought back against a band of terrorists who then crashed the jetliner into a rural Pennsylvania field, a symbol of their bravery and sacrifice will be unveiled Sunday at the place where they fell to earth. The Tower of Voices, a … Continue reading Chime tower is voice for Flight 93 passengers killed on 9/11

New Jersey News: Dept. of Environmental Protection increase nonlethal bear management tactics as fall bear hunting season approaches

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has announced Sept. 5 that it will increase and enhance nonlethal management of black bears.  By reducing the interactions between humans and bears, these activities complement the Governor’s executive order closing state lands to the 2018 bear hunt. The DEP will assign additional Division of … Continue reading New Jersey News: Dept. of Environmental Protection increase nonlethal bear management tactics as fall bear hunting season approaches

New Jersey News: New Jersey DOH Receives 146 Applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Wednesday announced that the New Jersey Department of Health has received 146 applications from 106 organizations to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.  Applicants had to identify the region of the state where they would like to operate an Alternative Treatment Center (ATC).  There were 50 … Continue reading New Jersey News: New Jersey DOH Receives 146 Applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries