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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
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.
NEWS
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
PHILLY-BASED "Mob Wives" star Alicia DiMichele will be sentenced in Brooklyn Federal Court today for embezzling funds from Big R Trucking, the company she once co-owned with hubs Edward "Tall Guy" Garofalo Jr ., who was recently sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder and witness tampering. According to court docs, DiMichele faces a $96,000 fine, $20,000 in restitution payments and up to six months in prison. Although the $20,000 fine was agreed upon beforehand, DiMichele's attorney, John S. Wallenstein , called the restitution "both inappropriate and vastly excessive," writing that prosecutors came up with the figure because of DiMichele's participation on the VH1 reality show.
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NEWS
November 21, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Excitement built across the region Wednesday ahead of President Obama's expected announcement of executive orders that would spare millions of the nation's undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation. In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, immigrant-aid groups scrambled, planning parties to watch the president's televised announcement, scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, and support it with rallies Friday. While the devil is in the details, recent White House leaks have indicated that four million to six million of the nation's estimated 11.7 million undocumented would be affected, including as many as 85,000 in Pennsylvania and 262,000 in New Jersey.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Federal planners on Wednesday outlined possible futures for passenger rail service on the Northeast Corridor, ranging from minimal service improvements to an entirely new high-speed rail corridor between Boston and Washington. The presentation in Center City by Federal Railroad Administration officials was one of nine this month in cities along the 457-mile corridor to explain how the FRA is developing a final "NEC Future" proposal. The four broad alternatives outlined Wednesday are the latest steps in planning for upgrading the corridor over the next 25 years.
SPORTS
November 20, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas, 72-40, in Tuesday night's Champions Classic in Indianapolis. The Wildcats (3-0) shot just 43.1 percent from the field, but they were so good on defense that it didn't matter. Kansas (1-1) shot just 19.6 percent from the field and was 15 for 27 at the line in the storied program's worst offensive performance since a 61-45 loss to Kentucky on Dec. 1, 1998. Duke 81, Michigan State 71 - Jahlil Okafor spent last year's State Farm Champions Classic trying to pick a school.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2014
HANG on to your Herm├Ęs. Bravo won't be filming a local version of its wildly successful "Real Housewives" franchise any time soon. Andy Cohen, the shows' executive producer and host of "Watch What Happens Live," has nixed the idea - at least for now. "I love Philly," he told me, during a phone conversation recently. "Never say never. " When I pressed as to why he wasn't hyped to do a show on all the crazy antics going on in the City of Brotherly Love, Cohen pointed out, "Look, you've got Jersey so close to you. You're close to New York.
NEWS
November 19, 2014 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Battleship New Jersey is a work in progress. But progress is definitely being made, officials said Monday, as they seek new funding and plan projects beyond the maintenance of the storied warship. The painting of the hull - right down to the iconic "62" on the bow - was finished this month. A new coat of gray paint also has been applied to the New Jersey side of the ship, above the hull, and will be added on the Pennsylvania side in the spring. That work has taken place as new teak decks are installed, a job that will take up to five years.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Gov. Christie's chief of staff, Kevin O'Dowd, will step down this month to work for Cooper University Hospital in Camden, nearly a year after the governor named O'Dowd his pick for attorney general. O'Dowd, whose selection as attorney general never moved forward after controversy arose over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, will serve as senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Cooper, where he will focus on business development, Christie officials said.
NEWS
November 15, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
This week, a month and a half after the disturbing deaths of New Jersey political fixture John Sheridan and his wife, The Inquirer learned that one of the couple's sons was arrested for cocaine possession the day they died. The revelation moved a Somerset County Prosecutor's Office official to take the unprecedented step of speaking to a reporter about the case - though only to declare the arrest irrelevant. But the disclosure is a smoking gun with respect to an ongoing outrage: the authorities' rank disregard for their obligation to communicate with the public.
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Gov. Christie will turn his attention Wednesday to Atlantic City, which is still reeling from casino closures that have put thousands out of work. The governor was expected to attend a follow-up gathering to a summit meeting held two months ago that brought together state and local officials to discuss the Shore resort's future after four casinos closed this year - though Christie has not announced a strategy the state might pursue. The situation in Atlantic City is just one of the pressing issues in New Jersey confronting Christie, who recently completed a cross-country tour campaigning for candidates as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
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