May 23, 2016
ISSUE | ATLANTIC CITY Let residents rule Gov. Christie's plan for an immediate state takeover of Atlantic City is putting the city at risk ("Lines in the sand," May 15). If no one blinks, Atlantic City will become the first municipality in New Jersey since the Great Depression to miss a debt payment or go bankrupt. Christie was not elected prince of Atlantic City. In a democracy, residents elect their government leaders, and Mayor Don Guardian is standing up for this right. As leaders of the New Jersey chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP have noted, "The governor's and Senate president's plan would essentially dissolve local government by providing the state . . . with the authority to dismantle any of Atlantic City's municipal authorities or contracts and veto any City Council vote.
May 23, 2016
Music and more Pennsylvania. A four-day extravaganza, with eight music festivals from country to Celtic, booth displays by 100 juried artists, kids' hands-on arts activities, and international foods. Mayfair Festival of the Arts , Allentown, May 27-30. www.mayfairfestival.org Bargain alley New York. If you brake for yard and garage sales, get ready to give that pedal a good workout! Explore 200 miles of garage sales along Routes 28, 30, and 3 to browse among vintage and rustic furniture, jewelry, antiques of all sorts, clothing, linens, glass, and other finds.
May 23, 2016 |
A proposed state ban on the commercial harvesting of diamondback terrapins in New Jersey comes with dire warnings that the turtles could be teetering on the edge of extinction if more measures are not taken to protect them. The medium-size turtle - which biologists say is the only species in the world that lives exclusively in brackish waters with some salinity - was recommended for strict global trade restrictions three years ago at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Bangkok, Thailand.
May 22, 2016 |
Jobs in Pennsylvania fell by 16,900 to 5,877,700 from March to April, although jobs were up 55,000 compared to last April, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. The state's unemployment rate rose to 5.3 percent in April from 4.9 percent in March, and from 5.2 percent in April 2015. Over 344,000 Pennsylvanians were unemployed in April. In New Jersey, jobs fell by 7,500 to 4,066,400 in April, up from 4,002,500 a year ago. With 213,841 unemployed, the state had an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent in April, compared to 4.4 percent in March.
May 22, 2016 |
Wa-What: Privately held convenience, gasoline retailer; 725 stores in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland - $9 billion in 2015 sales. Wa-Where: Wawa, Delco. Wa-When: Wood family started iron foundry in 1803; switched to dairy, home milk delivery in 1902. First store opened in 1964. Wa-Who: 28,000 workers, 12,381 here; 900 corporate.
May 21, 2016 |
Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. But it also means summer kitchens are heating up for the season's rush up and down the coast. In the case of Chesapeake & Maine (316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-226-3600; dogfish.com ), Dogfish Head's hot new seafood restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, there's smoke bred right into some curious raw oysters with a special tea. They're potently flavored and appropriately named "Smoke on the Water. " And they're just the latest clever draw to the beer-centric juggernaut of Sam Calagione's ever-growing Dogfish Head empire, which a couple of years ago also added an inn. With a complete menu built around some ambitious seafood inspired by both the Chesapeake Bay and the state of Maine (which inspired the brewery's name)
May 21, 2016 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie intends to nominate his acting attorney general for a judgeship, less than three months after naming Robert T. Lougy the state's top law enforcement official. Christie on Wednesday notified the Democratic-controlled Legislature of his intent to nominate 18 people to Superior Court. The governor said he would also nominate, in addition to Lougy, Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer (D., Essex), and Deborah Gramiccioni, a trusted Christie confidante. Christie, a Republican, named Lougy acting attorney general in late February after John J. Hoffman left that post for a job at Rutgers University.
May 21, 2016 |
The number of U.S. houses left vacant because of foreclosure was down at the start of the second quarter compared with the same period last year. But New Jersey's share of these "zombies" continues to be tops in the nation, real estate information provider RealtyTrac said Thursday. Zombie homes are defined as houses that mortgage borrowers vacated for which the foreclosure process was never completed. In the United States overall, just 19,187, or 4.7 percent, of residential properties in the foreclosure process were zombies as of May, according to the Irvine, Calif., company, which monitors foreclosures nationwide.
May 19, 2016 |
Before and after Anthony M. Lario was a New Jersey Superior Court judge, daughter Lynn Miller said, he was proud of his work as a pro bono lawyer. "I can't tell you how many times there were food items and pastries left on our back steps," Miller said. "Left by people he would help and not charge. " Those clients, she said, were often "a lot of immigrants . . . people he knew could not afford it. " On Sunday, May 15, Judge Lario, 95, of Cherry Hill, a Superior Court judge in Tax Court from 1979 to 1990, died at Methodist Hospital.
May 19, 2016
The Flyers announced their 2016 preseason schedule on Tuesday. It is highlighted by home games against the New York Islanders, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Flyers 2016 Preseason Schedule Home games at the Wells Fargo Center SEPTEMBER 26 (split squad) at New Jersey, 7 p.m. and at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. 27 N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. 28 vs. New Jersey, PPL Center, Allentown, Pa. 7 p.m. OCTOBER 1 Boston, 7 p.m. 3 N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. 6 at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. 8 at Boston, 5 p.m.