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June 30, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Next month, when thousands of delegates and politicians descend on Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, they'll be invited to cross the river. Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, and DJ Jazzy Jeff will perform at a free concert for DNC attendees at the BB&T Pavilion on the Camden waterfront July 28, the last day of the convention. The invitation-only event will be held in the afternoon, hours before Hillary Clinton is expected to accept the party's nomination for president.
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December 12, 2014
CORY BOOKER is known for blazing his own trail, jumping into the national spotlight as mayor of Newark, then winning a 2013 special election to become the first black U.S. senator from New Jersey. Booker won a full term last month and, since that day, the vegetarian since 1992 has been conducting an "experiment" to eat strictly vegan for the rest of 2014. After that, who knows? He could become the first vegan U.S. senator. The day he tweeted his intentions was the same day that Center City vegan restaurant Vedge was named "Top Food" in Zagat's new Philadelphia Restaurant Survey.
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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
May 15, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
EWING, N.J. - As he stumped for Hillary Clinton on Friday, former President Bill Clinton threw a few jabs at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump - by slogan, not by name. Those looking to "make America great again," Clinton said, should "remember this: It wasn't so great for a lot of people, the way things once were. " At another point during his speech at the College of New Jersey, Clinton panned Trump's plan to build a wall on the Mexican border, jesting that the nation could build another to the north, and raise seawalls on our eastern and western coasts.
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.
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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.
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
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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July 20, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman and Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie on Monday said Donald Trump had offered a generous donation to a charity for Hurricane Sandy victims in response to a solicitation by New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie. But reporters could not find a record of the contribution, and Christie's office later said the "governor misspoke this morning. " "Mr. Trump has given to other New Jersey charities, including the Drumthwacket Foundation," spokesman Brian Murray said in an email. Speaking at a hotel near Cleveland, host of this week's Republican National Convention, Christie described the presumptive GOP presidential nominee as "extraordinarily generous," and said that when his wife was working to raise money after Sandy, "one of her first calls was to Donald Trump.
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BOTH PRESIDENTIAL candidates will take the stage in the next two weeks to try to sell us on the idea they can lead our nation. One way to demonstrate they have what it takes to be president is to tell voters how they'll keep Social Security strong for our kids and grandkids. If our nation's leaders don't act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year in benefits. With a volatile stock market and fewer jobs offering pensions, today's workers and future generations will likely have an even greater need for Social Security.
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July 17, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
After months of speculation over what his early gamble on Donald Trump might earn him, Gov. Christie didn't win a spot on the presumptive GOP nominee's ticket. On Friday, Trump - on Twitter - named Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. Just the night before, on Fox News, Trump had listed Christie among his three finalists. Political observers say the vice president announcement doesn't diminish the role Christie may play in Trump's campaign - or the prospect of a Trump administration job for the governor, who was among the first establishment Republicans to back the political outsider after his own presidential bid collapsed in February.
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July 17, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
A Camden County man has become the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in New Jersey this year. The state Department of Health said the 48-year-old man began showing symptoms July 8 and is now hospitalized. Pennsylvania has also reported one case of the mosquito-borne virus so far, in a woman from Indiana County. Last year, there were 26 West Nile cases in New Jersey, including three deaths. Until the Camden County case, the disease had only been detected in mosquitos in Atlantic and Monmouth Counties, according to the department.
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July 16, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
NEWARK, N.J. - In late September 2011, a lobbyist for United Airlines had some good news for his longtime friend David Samson, then chairman of the powerful Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Samson, a former top adviser to Gov. Christie, had recently asked the airline to resume a route between the Port Authority-run Newark Liberty International Airport and the airport in Columbia, S.C., that would make travel to his vacation home in nearby Aiken more convenient. "You have them dancing," the lobbyist, Jamie Fox, told Samson in an email, court documents show.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Sarah LeBlanc, STAFF WRITER
New Jersey-based Webcomic Factory, an online hub of comic treasures, just launched its 30th webcomic entitled " Scumbag Cop . " Written by Tony DiGerolamo and drawn by Ricardo Enguita Palomar, the comic features a corrupt Philadelphia detective who develops a distortedly positive moral compass after years of abusing his power. "I've been developing this project for a long time," DiGerolamo said in a press release. "It's kind of a film noir, where all the characters are bad, but Trevor Baker is the best person in a mess of bad ones.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Lawmakers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are introducing bills to classify attacks on police officers as hate crimes, and a civil-rights group warns that such measures could aggravate day-to-day interactions between police and communities, and worsen tensions. Drivers or pedestrians who believe they were stopped for no reason and got into a heated verbal dispute with an officer, for example, could be charged with a hate crime, depending on the circumstances of the stop and the words used.
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July 15, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Proton packs, slime-blowers, a fully customized ecto-mobile, and a pop tune that's haunted humankind since 1984. Looks as if somebody called the Ghostbusters of New Jersey. The volunteer band of fans who wear custom-built Ghostbusters regalia to public events statewide "used to be just me and a couple of friends dressed up for Halloween," says GBNJ founder Bill Malkin, a customer service supervisor from Hamilton, Mercer County. The grassroots ghostbuster phenomenon was inspired by film promoter and costumed superfan Peter Mosen, and got started shortly after the movie's release.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Howard Gensler, STAFF WRITER
WHEN YOUR life and livelihood are based on living in front of TV cameras, when is a question too personal? Teresa Giudice decided it was yesterday when she was live on Access Hollywood . According to People magazine, which must still have enough staff for people to watch daytime TV, co-host Dave Karger asked Teresa about the chances of her husband Joe being sent back to his native Italy at the end of his 41-month prison sentence. "Next question please," replied Teresa.
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July 13, 2016 | By Rita Giordano, Staff Writer
More children are being diagnosed with and treated for autism spectrum disorder due to state mandates requiring commercial health insurers to provide services to these children, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania. Still, they found, far too few children who need help are getting it. The study results were published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers found that from January 2008 to December 2012, states that required private insurers to cover care had higher rates of diagnoses: 1.8 per 1,000 children, on average, as opposed to 1.6 per 1,000 in states without a mandate.
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