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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.
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.
NEWS
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.
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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.
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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 7, 2012
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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.
NEWS
December 13, 1993 | By FRANK J. O'ROURKE
New Jersey is in the news again and whenever New Jersey is in the news it's not good. The election of a woman governor, Christie Todd Whitman, should have brought us some positive media coverage as a progressive state. Instead, Ed Rollins, her political strategist, bragged that he suppressed the turnout of African American voters. If such political chicanery had happened in any other state, I suspect it wouldn't have been the lead story of the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour. Of course, Rollins later said he was lying, but the damage was done.
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February 28, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
OXON HILL, Md. - Gov. Christie played up his pugnacious side as he appealed to a conference of conservative activists Thursday, pushing back against the idea that his presidential chances were faltering in the face of early momentum by rivals. Pledging to wage a "hard, fighting" campaign if he runs, the New Jersey governor drew a contrast with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has been seen as a threat to Christie's ability to win the support of establishment Republicans. "If elites in Washington make backroom deals where they decide who the president is going to be," then Bush is "definitely the front-runner," Christie said at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in this Washington suburb.
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February 27, 2015
ISSUE | BUSINESS AID Zoned out As a former mayor, I know that political speeches don't help small businesses and municipalities, but that the Urban Enterprise Zone Program does. With a proven track record of bolstering the stability and growth of the main-street business districts in 37 communities across New Jersey, it is a program that is ready on day one. So it is my hope that, on his next visit to New Jersey, Gov. Christie will reconsider the UEZ Restart Initiative, which he recently vetoed.
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February 25, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - New Jersey lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Christie on Monday that would expand restrictions on investments of state pension funds with outside money managers who donate to national political committees. The legislation also would require the state Treasury Department to regularly publish reports disclosing fees paid to private managers who invest state pension funds. Pay-to-play rules already prohibit the Division of Investment from awarding contracts to firms or investment managers who have donated to New Jersey political parties or campaigns in the preceding two years.
SPORTS
February 25, 2015 | By Dwayne C. Nelson, Inquirer Staff Writer
Trey Smith delivered in the fourth quarter Monday night and host Wildwood Catholic slipped past Middle Township, 40-38, in a Cape-Atlantic League basketball quarterfinal. Smith, who scored 17 points, sank two free throws with 2 minutes, 30 seconds remaining to put the Crusaders up by 39-35. He made another free throw with 40 seconds remaining to seal the win. In other quarterfinal action: Sa'eed Nelson scored 27 points and Justyn Mutts added 19 as St. Augustine rolled past St. Joseph, 73-60.
NEWS
February 20, 2015 | By Kelly Flynn, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rev. Peter Manzo, in his black robe and clerical collar, made for an unusual sight for drivers on Route 70 in Cherry Hill as he vigorously beckoned motorists to pull in and get "ashes to go" in observation of Ash Wednesday. For more than an hour, Manzo stood in the cold, pointing to a small sign advertising the roadside ashes and his church, which is not easily visible from the roadway. Manzo received encouraging honks and waves from drivers who spotted him, and a steady stream of them pulled in. Route 70 at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church was one of more than 30 locations across New Jersey, including the PATCO station in Haddonfield, where the "Ashes to Go" program offered ashes to those unable to attend Ash Wednesday services.
NEWS
February 19, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli (D., Gloucester) had a choice to make. He could stay in the Assembly, where he has served for 13 years, or he could take a $100,000-a-year job as head of the Gloucester County Improvement Authority. Burzichelli chose to do both. Amazingly, that's legal in New Jersey. Why? Because he and the rest of the state's 120 legislators get to make the rules, and the rules say they can, under certain circumstances, collect more than one government paycheck. Such double dipping may be legal, but it's also "very, very much unethical," according to former State Sen. Bill Schluter, vice chairman of the state Ethics Commission.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's no doubt Mayor Don Guardian is serious about cutting the cost of Atlantic City government. On Wednesday, when Guardian delivers his "State of the City Address" to Atlantic City Council, he is expected to talk about plans to cut $15 million from the city's payroll budget as part of an effort to drastically reduce the cost of governing the city. When he rises to speak, Guardian does so as the only New Jersey mayor with a casino industry, one planted there by the state in the 1970s.
SPORTS
February 7, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jim Murphy will return as Roman Catholic's head football coach, according to sources. The school is expected to announce his hiring Friday. Murphy guided the Cahillites to a 64-34 record (.653 winning percentage) from 2000 to 2007. In his final season, the squad went 12-2 and defeated St. Joseph's Prep, 10-9, for the Catholic League Red Division championship. Murphy replaces Joe McCourt, a former Roman standout who compiled a 42-37 mark in seven years. Last season, the Cahillites went 5-6 overall and 1-2 in Catholic League Class AAAA action.
NEWS
February 7, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - New Jersey senators voted Thursday to change the penalties for drunken driving, requiring all first-time DWI offenders to install Breathalyzer-like devices in their vehicles in lieu of lengthy suspensions of their licenses. The legislation was praised by the safety group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), which said New Jersey would become the 25th state to require first-time DWI offenders to install ignition-interlock devices. The bill, which passed the Senate, 29-4, on Thursday and was approved, 46-15 with 14 abstentions, in the Assembly in June, now heads to Gov. Christie.
NEWS
February 6, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Like nature itself, the most important job for farmers in the Garden State is to evolve, according to agricultural officials hosting the 100th annual New Jersey State Agricultural Convention, which officially opened here on Wednesday. Hundreds of farmers of vegetables, fruits, nursery stocks, and even aquaculture packed the parking garage at the Tropicana Casino & Resort with their "No Farmers No Food" bumper-stickered pickups and cars. The two-day convention offers conferences and meetings on dozens of farm-related topics.
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