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October 11, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When I ran toward the end of the Jersey Shore Half Marathon on Sunday, I was focused on two things: pass the woman in the alpine-themed shirt, and get to the finish line in under my time goal. What I did not expect at that finish line was for a member of the Civil Air Patrol to put a medal around my neck. It was, after all, a $35 race. This may be the least I've paid for a half marathon ever (in comparison, the Philadelphia Half Marathon costs $125). The Jersey Shore Half Marathon is a 42-year-old event at New Jersey's Gateway National Recreation Area, a national park more commonly known as Sandy Hook.
SPORTS
October 15, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
TURNS OUT, the chain around Brayden Schenn's neck was more choker collar than leash - given how quickly and how hard it was yanked by Craig Berube last week. Schenn's experiment on the top line with Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek did not last five full periods during the regular season. He was pulled from the line during the second period of last Thursday's loss to New Jersey. It wasn't just a momentary shake-up, either. When the puck dropped on Saturday night against Montreal, it was Michael Raffl flanked to Giroux's left for the opening draw.
NEWS
March 19, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - The legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures released new documents Monday that show more communications involving Gov. Christie's former campaign manager than previously disclosed. The e-mails and text messages, filed with Superior Court, indicate that the campaign manager, Bill Stepien, was notified of the Fort Lee mayor's frustration with the lane closures while they were underway in September. They do not show exactly what Stepien knew about the lane closures, or include new revelations about the incident.
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August 22, 2013 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Gov. Christie on Tuesday endorsed Republican Steve Lonegan for the U.S. Senate, rebuking political observers who speculated that the governor would not campaign vigorously on his former adversary's behalf. As he delivered a strongly worded, five-minute endorsement for Lonegan in a packed room at the Hunterdon County Republican headquarters, Christie said he had been asked by a reporter earlier in the day "what kind of energy" he would have for his Lonegan endorsement.
NEWS
October 10, 2014
NEW JERSEY is heading to federal court this month in a bid to allow its struggling casinos and racetracks to offer betting on sports events. We wish New Jersey good luck, but most experts feel that the odds are against the state succeeding. States have broad powers to sanction and regulate most kinds of gambling, but a federal law passed in 1992 blocks them from making book on sports events. That is, the law blocks most states. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act provided exemptions for four states that already had laws permitting sports betting - Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana.
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August 26, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the calls for help came that September day in 1934, volunteer first aid squads were still new - and about to face a very real test. A fire had spread through the luxury liner Morro Castle as it rocked and rolled through a nor'easter off the New Jersey coast. Scores of passengers were burned and injured; 137 died. First aiders from 34 squads sprang into action, triaging victims and transporting many to area hospitals. Three years later, they were again called on for a major disaster when the luxury airship Hindenburg was engulfed in flames while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Ocean County.
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May 11, 2013 | By Katie Zezima, Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. - The location of the trees that Joyce Kilmer wrote were more lovely than any poem has long been in dispute, with a handful of towns from Massachusetts to Indiana claiming to have inspired the verse. But a New Jersey historian said he now has irrefutable proof that Kilmer was stirred by the woods of the Ramapo Valley when he wrote the well-known words, "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree. " Alex Michelini, founder of the Joyce Kilmer Society in Mahwah, said Friday that a letter written in 1929 by Kilmer's widow, Aline, to a graduate student shows that "Trees" was written on Feb. 2, 1913, at the couple's former home in Mahwah.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Rick Short is convinced that red-light cameras are little more than "right-turn-on-red cash cows" for New Jersey municipalities. The self-employed father of four is so sure the devices don't make intersections safer - as proponents insist - he's challenged Cherry Hill officials to "prove me wrong. " And if they can do that, the township resident promises to "stand in the rain or snow for five hours at Route 70 and Springdale Road with a sign" acknowledging the mistake. I interview Short, 47, at a Cherry Hill Starbucks, where he arrives with charts, spreadsheets, and talking points.
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January 17, 2012 | By Beth DeFalco, Associated Press
TRENTON - More than five years after New Jersey passed a law to start tracking prescription drug use, the state will launch a database to monitor use of dangerous drugs with the intent of helping doctors spot abusers more quickly and authorities stop drug dealers. The database, which has been collecting information since Sept. 1, contains more than four million prescriptions. Starting this month, doctors and pharmacies, including mail-order operations, can access detailed patient information on prescriptions for painkillers, steroids, sedatives, and stimulants.
NEWS
November 8, 2012
Question 1 Do you approve an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution, as agreed to by the Legislature, to allow contributions set by law to be taken from the salaries of Supreme Court Justices and Superior Court Judges for their employee benefits? (93% of the vote) Yes . . . 1,274,618 No . . . 774,121 Question 2 Do you approve the "Building Our Future Bond Act"? This bond act authorizes the State to issue bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $750 million to provide matching grants to New Jersey's colleges and universities.
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October 18, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
As his party lurches toward November's midterm elections at risk of losing control of the Senate, U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker said a Democratic majority is needed to tackle big problems such as immigration and corporate tax policy. "This is why I think it's so important the Democrats hold the Senate: The House is controlled by Republicans, and Republicans are heavily influenced, if not controlled, by the tea party," Booker said in an interview Tuesday with the Inquirer Editorial Board. "Trust me. You don't think [Republican House Speaker John]
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October 18, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Gov. Christie on Friday signed into law a bill repealing New Jersey's ban on sports wagering, but that doesn't mean casinos will begin letting consumers gamble on football games this weekend. Christie signed the bill, which cleared the Legislature on Thursday, as part of the state's new strategy to allow sports betting at casinos and horse racetracks. The issue has taken on added urgency following the casino closures in Atlantic City. The Christie administration last month declared that sports betting would be legal in the state, and the new law was drafted to satisfy the courts, which had ruled against New Jersey's last attempt to legalize sports betting.
NEWS
October 16, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
As shell-shocked officials scramble to help Atlantic City out of its downturn, it is essential to remember just why voters approved casino gambling there in 1976. Casinos were supposed to be a "unique tool for urban redevelopment of Atlantic City. " That is, the casinos should support New Jersey, not the other way around. A scheme concocted by Trump Entertainment would turn that purpose on its head. The company wants to sell the faltering Trump Taj Mahal to investor Carl Icahn, who would put up $100 million.
BUSINESS
October 16, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Are investors rushing in where banks fear to tread? Amid the stock market surge of the last couple of years, buyers of smaller, private U.S. companies worth $10 million to $250 million have borrowed more money to finance deals, while investing less of their own, says Philadelphia investment banker Andy Greenberg . He tracks these deals as a partner in GF Data , a West Conshohocken firm that collects company sales prices and terms from...
SPORTS
October 15, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
TURNS OUT, the chain around Brayden Schenn's neck was more choker collar than leash - given how quickly and how hard it was yanked by Craig Berube last week. Schenn's experiment on the top line with Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek did not last five full periods during the regular season. He was pulled from the line during the second period of last Thursday's loss to New Jersey. It wasn't just a momentary shake-up, either. When the puck dropped on Saturday night against Montreal, it was Michael Raffl flanked to Giroux's left for the opening draw.
SPORTS
October 13, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Rich Carlucci has fashioned a baseball career that merits a long, leisurely look at his past. He prefers to gaze into the future. Carlucci will be inducted into the Camden County Hall of Fame on Oct. 30 in well-deserved recognition of his sensational work as a pitcher for Audubon High School in the mid-1970s. Carlucci was a three-time all-South Jersey selection and won 36 games in his career, pitching 18 shutouts. He was 13-0 as a senior in 1975, and led the Green Wave to their first state title.
NEWS
October 13, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
When I ran toward the end of the Jersey Shore Half Marathon on Sunday, I was focused on two things: pass the woman in the alpine-themed shirt, and get to the finish line in under my time goal. What I did not expect at that finish line was for a member of the Civil Air Patrol to put a medal around my neck. It was, after all, a $35 race. This may be the least I've paid for a half marathon ever (in comparison, the Philadelphia Half Marathon costs $125). The Jersey Shore Half Marathon is a 42-year-old event at New Jersey's Gateway National Recreation Area, a national park more commonly known as Sandy Hook.
NEWS
October 11, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
New Jersey's First District, which includes the neediest city in the state, Camden, has not had representation in Congress for more than half a year. Not that anyone has noticed. That will change in November, when voters choose a replacement for former Rep. Rob Andrews, who walked out the door amid a congressional ethics probe concerning his use of campaign funds for a family trip to Scotland. Andrews' decision to resign opened the door for what might have been easily mistaken for a coronation.
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October 11, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
In May 2003, Melina Mazza Waldo went to Washington to lobby Congress as a member of the Philadelphia chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). "I had an encounter on Capitol Hill with a clergyman, who loudly interrupted me and pushed me as I was being interviewed by a reporter," she later wrote in The Inquirer. She said her son, Craig, told her at the time: " 'You're their worst nightmare, Mom!' He explained that the last thing the far right wants people to see is a mother speaking up for her gay child.
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October 11, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Between frequent trips out of state campaigning for Republicans, Gov. Christie has been spending much of his time at home talking about one topic: addiction. In one month, Christie has held events focused on addiction on four of the nine days he has appeared publicly in New Jersey - including Thursday, when he announced formation of a task force to improve prevention and treatment. "We need to continue to make change and deal with addiction differently," Christie said at a news conference at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Trenton, where he said he had met with several women recovering from addiction.
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