Sunday, February 17, 2013
Other top stories include an unborn baby killed in a car accident and a woman who admitted to a fatal scissor stabbing.
Two top officials of the East Orange Water Commission (EOWC), which serves South Orange, have been charged with manipulating water test results, according to Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa. An expectant mother lost her baby after she was struck while driving on Route 206 in Chester Township Tuesday afternoon, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Manuel Rodriguez, 50, of New Brunswick and Bennie Haynes, 53, of Dayton, a former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, pleaded guilty for their roles in one of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced on Monday. A West Deptford woman pleaded guilty this week to stabbing a man in the neck with scissors and stealing …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Other top stories this week include a dentist charged in a multi-million dollar Medicaid scam and a rough week for the commissioner of the Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority.
A Pine Hill Middle School teacher, soccer coach and former councilman was indicted on 92 counts of child abuse, including sexual assault and child pornography, authorities announced Wednesday. A fifth-grade West Orange teacher was arrested Thursday morning on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to officials at the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The tragic tale of a 22-year-old aspiring fashion designer who took her own life by jumping from the George Washington Bridge on Wednesday —allegedly a victim of bullying, according to the NY Post — has attracted widespread attention on social networking sites. A dentist from Livingston accused in a scam that bilked more than $5.5M from Medicaid over six…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Monmouth U., Brookdale and Georgian Court also closed
Due to weather conditions, Ocean County College in Toms River is closed Monday and Tuesday. Also, Georgian Court University, in Lakewood, and Brookdale Community College, in Middletown, will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. "If possible, residents should vacate on Sunday," Georgian Court states on its website. Monmouth University is also closed Monday and Tuesday. Ocean County College officials said they will decide tomorrow whether to close. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Atlantic Cape Community College are closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Rowan University, and Rider University are also closing Monday and Tuesday. An open house at Rider on Sunday is canceled. Rutgers University is still open; its website does not …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Strap supporting concrete crab snaps; outcome uncertain
A 47-foot-long horseshoe crab replica is now sunk at an artificial reef off the coast of Mantoloking, but not as planned. After Point Borough sculptor Chris Wojcik invested more than a year of time building and readying a concrete crab replica for its place at the Axel Carlson reef, it was finally sunk today. But the sinking turned out to be far more dramatic than anyone expected or wanted. Two hours were spent methodically preparing for the sinking, with the crew of the ocean crane Columbia New York filling the twin, 50-foot barges that support the structure with water, then strapping it to a crane to ensure the crab, which is welded to the barges, remained upright when it reached the ocean floor. But just before noon, the strap …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Search our interactive database to see how much your neighbors gave to Obama and Romney.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across New Jersey, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Rulemaking authority would still go to municipalities, with caveats
Following numerous rounds of public comment that took place within the past year, state officials on Monday formally proposed a slate of revised beach access rules that they say represents a compromise between a number of stakeholder groups. The plan would still allow municipalities – rather than the state – to develop local beach access plans, though the municipalities would be required to include both day and night public access to the shoreline. Municipalities would also be required to hold hearings on the access plans before they could be formally adopted and approved by the state. Last year, the Department of Environmental Protection held numerous public hearings on a Christie administration initiative that would have put several …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Think your town's ocean beach has the softest sand, the most exquisite natural beauty or the coolest clientele? The polls to New Jersey Sea Grant's annual online survey asking beachgoers where they most like to plant their chairs and blankets opened at 12 noon Tuesday. The prize: prestige, of course. Everyone wants their town's beach to be declared the best. The results of the 2012 New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches Survey will be featured during the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium's annual State of the Shore Media Event on Thursday, May 24, just before the Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer season. But while this year's vote has been separated into specific categories – best beaches for a family vacation, a day trip or …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
New Jersey's governor is giving his State of the State address, outlining his goals for 2012.
Governor Chris Christie delivered his "State of the State Address" to the 215th Session of the Legislature and New Jersey residents at 3 p.m. Tuesday. In his address, Christie outlined his goals for the coming year and what he has accomplished his first two years in office. In his speech, he touched on hot button issues of education and pension reform and called for a 10 percent state income tax cut. For more details on Christie's speech, read our wrap-up article here. Patch live blogged the speech from 2:30 to about 5 p.m. You can read the minute-by-minute updates with commentary from Huffington Post Political Reporter John Celock in the attached blog. If you missed the live chat and want to leave a comment, please do in the comment …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Hurricane conditions expected within 36 hours
As Shore residents dealt with a hurricane warning, home and boat preparations and calls to evacuate, a meteorologist has said the worst of Hurricane Irene's wrath will come during the day on Sunday. The monster storm has weakened just a bit, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Its winds have decreased from 115 to 105 m.p.h., but forecasters are secure in its track that will eventually bring it to New Jersey. The hurricane center released an advisory at 11 a.m. Friday stating that computer models are now in "good agreement" on Irene's path. "The worst of the impacts at the Jersey Shore are going to be from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Sunday," said Meteorologist Steve DiMartino, of NYNJPAWeather.com. "We're looking at a storm …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
National Guard mobilized
Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irene just before 1 p.m. today, urging a voluntary evacuation of shore areas. In a news conference at State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center, he urged tourists to abandon their plans for a weekend trip to the Jersey Shore and for residents to instead immediately focus on hurricane preparedness. The forecast track of Hurricane Irene will cause significant impacts regardless of its exact course, forecasters from the National Hurricane Center warned in an update released at 11 a.m. Thursday. The state of emergency mobilizes the National Guard to address the hurricane preparedness.