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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.
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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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December 2, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Burlington County Bridge Commission calls them "openings. " But to the hundreds of motorists stuck each time the deck of the Tacony-Palmyra or Burlington-Bristol Bridges rises, those random events are definitely closings. "My son has a doctor's appointment at 6 o'clock," said a frustrated William Lyou, stuck in an opening last week that had begun at 5:13 p.m. It was 5:32, peak rush hour. Traffic on Route 73 in New Jersey was backed up for nearly a mile, and vehicles on Robbins Street in Philadelphia were halted for blocks.
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.
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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January 19, 2006
In his inaugural, Gov. Corzine said he would "never settle for less than excellence. " What does that mean to you in terms of how the state operates? What should he do to ensure that fellow state leaders uphold that same standard? Share your ideas in essays of 250 words or fewer. E-mail us by Wednesday at sjvoices@phillynews.com, fax 856-779-3221, or write to The Inquirer, attn: Community Voices, 53 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 300, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08002. Please put "Corzine" in the subject line.
SPORTS
June 8, 2012 | By Greg Beacham, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer shook up his lineup with the Devils down to their last gasp in the Stanley Cup Finals. Forward Petr Sykora and defenseman Henrik Tallinder cracked the lineup for Game 4 on Wednesday night. And the Devils pulled out a 3-1 victory to stay alive. The Kings lead the series, three games to one. Tallinder has been out since January because of a blood clot, but apparently was ready to play in this series. "Peter Harrold played great, gave us some good minutes," DeBoer said.
NEWS
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 7, 2012
The results of New Jersey municipal and school board elections are available by phone and online. Camden County Board of Elections 856-401-VOTE (8683) or 1-800-418-9427 www.philly.com/camden Burlington County Board of Elections 609-265-5062 www.philly.com/burlington Gloucester County Board of Elections 856-384-4500 www.philly.com/gloucester
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July 31, 2012 | Inquirer Editorial
That New Jersey ranks highly as a good place to raise children isn't surprising. After all, its residents are among the wealthiest per capita in America.   But the makers of public policy in the state must address shortcomings in combating child poverty that the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kid's Count report says have gotten worse since the recession. New Jersey ranked fourth overall in the report — below New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Pennsylvania was 14th.
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December 9, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The problem is not having too much of a good thing. It's knowing what to do with it. Cranberry growers have had abundant harvests over the last few years, flooding the market with fruit now finding its way into new products and markets. Nationally, they produced 8.5 million 100-pound barrels of cranberries this year, compared to 6.8 million in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the big Ocean Spray agricultural cooperative in New Jersey and other states as well as Canada and Chile turned out 7 million barrels, a steep rise over the 4.9 million in 2010.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
From the pork barrel to Pigasus - a hog nominated for president by the Yippies in 1968 - swine have served as an enduring American political metaphor. That's fitting given the outsize power of big agriculture, which extends even to this age of urbanization and our most urban state. Consider New Jersey's latest messy encounter with pork policy. Gov. Christie recently vetoed a bill banning the use of so-called gestation crates, which large hog farms use to cruelly confine pregnant sows so closely that they can't turn around.
SPORTS
December 8, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The conference's logo is plastered everywhere at Rutgers Stadium, making it impossible to forget that the Big Ten has come to New Jersey. And when Kareem Walker rushed past one of those logos and into the end zone on the first play from scrimmage Saturday, it was similarly impossible to ignore that Holy Spirit was playing against a New Jersey kid whose future Saturdays will be spent in the Big Ten. Or the SEC. Or pretty much wherever he wants. Holy Spirit's surprising playoff run ended with a 42-0 loss to Walker and DePaul Catholic in a rain-soaked Non-Public Group 2 title game.
NEWS
December 6, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Emphasizing the importance of the relationship between the United States and Canada, Gov. Christie called again for completion of the Keystone XL pipeline during a speech Thursday in Calgary, Alberta. Christie previously criticized the delay of the pipeline extension - which would carry petroleum from Alberta to refineries in the Gulf Coast - in a September speech in Mexico. On Thursday, the first day of a two-day trade mission to Canada, Christie reiterated his stance on the extension, framing it as a key step to boosting ties between the U.S. and Canada.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Commodore Barry Bridge is about to get a $100 million makeover. A Delaware River Port Authority board committee on Wednesday approved the first of three phases of sandblasting and painting that will continue for five years, starting in January and continuing through 2019. The $22 million contracts approved Wednesday still need to be approved by the full DRPA board next week. The bridge links Chester and Logan Township. It is the third-busiest of four DRPA toll bridges between South Jersey and Pennsylvania, carrying 6.5 million vehicles a year.
NEWS
December 2, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lost in the furor over President Obama's executive action on immigration are recent trends that run counter to the common perception that illegal immigration is on a ceaseless climb. Nationwide, the population of unauthorized immigrants actually leveled off from 2009 to 2012 and remains stable at around 11.2 million, the Pew Research Center, a Washington group, said in a report last week. Among other findings in the report, titled "Unauthorized Immigrant Totals" : The number of people in the United States illegally fell in 14 states, rose in seven, and in the remainder showed no statistically significant change.
NEWS
December 2, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Zoologist Brian Zarate first heard the creature's unfamiliar calls in 2003 while he and other researchers were working in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Morris County. The strange series of "chucks and occasional groans" emanated from a small frog no bigger than the length of a thumb. One of them was captured and photographed by Zarate, then a state contract biologist with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, who pondered the mystery along with his group. It couldn't have been the southern leopard frog, a species found widely in the Pine Barrens, they reasoned.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
There are a couple of reasons the pension funds that pay retired teachers, police, elected officials, and other public servants have become more expensive for taxpayers - eating up $1 of every $6 in Philadelphia's city budget, for example. It's easy to blame the exotic, sometimes politically connected, investments in unprofitable projects and secretive far-off funds that the pensions' trustees - many of them political appointments - have too often approved. But it's probably more costly that politicians years ago fattened pension benefits but didn't set aside enough money to pay for them along the way. And they still don't.
NEWS
November 30, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Gov. Christie vetoed a measure Friday to ban crates used to confine pregnant pigs, slamming it as a "solution in search of a problem" and a "political movement masquerading as substantive policy. " "We do not have an issue with gestation crates in New Jersey," Christie wrote in his veto message. He urged the Legislature to work on "significant issues" and "stop following misguided partisans and special interest groups who want to use the lawmaking process as a political cudgel on issues outside our borders.
SPORTS
November 24, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Lyndsey Hatch (Washington Township) scored and Kelly Schlupp (Council Rock South) stopped five shots as College of New Jersey (22-1) shut out Middlebury, 2-0, to advance to Sunday's Division III national field hockey championship against Bowdoin (19-2) in Lexington, Va. Bowdoin knocked off top-ranked Salisbury, 2-1, in the other semifinal.   Women's soccer Korrie Harkins (Gloucester Catholic) scored a goal and Kendra Griffith (Cherry Hill West) made four saves as College of New Jersey beat Misericordia, 3-1, in Williamstown, Mass., to advance to Sunday's Division III national quarterfinal against Williams.
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