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February 6, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
The national uproar over lead poisoning in Flint, Mich., has drawn renewed attention to a children's health crisis that has plagued Pennsylvania and New Jersey for decades. The states' own data show that 18 cities in Pennsylvania and 11 in New Jersey may have an even higher share of children with dangerously elevated levels of lead than does Flint. The states' reports, released in 2014, were recirculated this week by health advocates trying to draw attention to the lead problem. "We're not to trying to take anything away from Flint," said Elyse Pivnick, director of environmental health for Isles Inc., a community development organization based in Trenton.
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
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.
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
February 1, 2016 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Atlantic City's hardships and perhaps its tenuous hopes revolve around tourism. So it's fitting that Trenton's perplexing response to the resort's crisis can be credited to none other than New Jersey's tourist in chief, Chris Christie. Christie is not only the Garden State's governor but also, since he began running for president, a sometime visitor. You may have caught the recent whistle-stop during which he declared Atlantic City subject to a state . . . something. "You can call it what you want to call it," Christie said.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
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February 6, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Brandywine Realty Trust has sold a package of 58 properties in Virginia, New Jersey and suburban Pennsylvania for $398.1 million to an affiliate of Och Ziff Capital Management LLC of New York, the Radnor-based developer said in a release. Thursday's sale, which encompasses 3.9 million rentable square feet, includes all of Brandywine's Richmond, Va., inventory and reduces its square footage in New Jersey by 44 percent, it said. Under the deal, Brandywine took a 50 percent stake in a ground lease covering the properties through a venture with the Och Ziff affiliate, it said.
NEWS
February 6, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
The national uproar over lead poisoning in Flint, Mich., has drawn renewed attention to a children's health crisis that has plagued Pennsylvania and New Jersey for decades. The states' own data show that 18 cities in Pennsylvania and 11 in New Jersey may have an even higher share of children with dangerously elevated levels of lead than does Flint. The states' reports, released in 2014, were recirculated this week by health advocates trying to draw attention to the lead problem. "We're not to trying to take anything away from Flint," said Elyse Pivnick, director of environmental health for Isles Inc., a community development organization based in Trenton.
SPORTS
February 5, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
It's 587 miles from Camden to Ann Arbor, Mich. It just doesn't seem that far to Brad Hawkins and Ron Johnson. "Like home away from home," Hawkins said. Said Johnson, "First time I went there, I knew it was where I wanted to be. It felt like home to me. " Hawkins and Johnson, Camden High School seniors and first-team all-South Jersey players, on Wednesday signed national letters of intent to attend the University of Michigan. The signings by Hawkins and Johnson were the highlights of a festival affair in the school's second-floor library, where more than 100 students, family, friends, teachers, administrators and dignitaries - including Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson - gathered to celebrate one of the most significant days in the history of the football program.
NEWS
February 1, 2016 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Atlantic City's hardships and perhaps its tenuous hopes revolve around tourism. So it's fitting that Trenton's perplexing response to the resort's crisis can be credited to none other than New Jersey's tourist in chief, Chris Christie. Christie is not only the Garden State's governor but also, since he began running for president, a sometime visitor. You may have caught the recent whistle-stop during which he declared Atlantic City subject to a state . . . something. "You can call it what you want to call it," Christie said.
TRAVEL
February 1, 2016
Shipwreck history explored Delaware. Presentation at Zwaanendael Museum on African religious practices in 18th century looks at 1798 shipwreck off Delaware coast. Reservations required. Painting a Portrait: Crystals and Hoodoo Aboard the H.M.S. DeBraak , Lewes, 2 p.m. Feb. 6. www.rehoboth.com/event-details.html?view=detail&eventID=1188 Straight from the heart Delaware. Decorate a Victorian valentine, write a message with a quill pen, nibble on gingerbread at the Hagley Museum.
NEWS
January 30, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
New Jersey didn't flunk, though some patients said it deserved a D or an F when its medical marijuana program was graded by a nonprofit that lobbies for cannabis patients. The state got a C in the annual report issued by the Americans for Safe Access Foundation, which evaluated the programs of 40 states nationwide. New Jersey was given credit for adopting a plan but lower marks for its slow pace in implementing it and for allowing too few patients to participate. About 5,000 patients have enrolled.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Jan Hefler, Staff Writer
New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection has shut down the harvesting of a coastal turtle due to its declining numbers and a rise in demand from overseas markets for food products. The season for commercial harvesting of the northern diamondback terrapin began Nov. 1 and was scheduled to continue until March 31, but DEP Commissioner Bob Martin signed an order Tuesday ending it immediately. "The diamondback terrapin has long been special to many people who live in or visit our coastal communities," said Commissioner Martin in a statement.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | Inquirer Editorial Board
If there was any doubt that New Jersey needs to comprehensively fortify its back bays, last weekend's storm washed them away. The resulting floods carved a path of destruction in some Shore communities that was far worse than the damage wrought by recent hurricanes. In the Wildwoods, Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City, Ocean City, and other popular resort towns, wind-whipped high tides augmented by a full moon breached bay-side bulkheads and backed up storm drains, flooding homes and businesses.
NEWS
January 28, 2016
ISSUE | WEATHERING THE STORM Christie should attend to Job 1 The pain on Gov. Christie's face as he was briefed on the blizzard Saturday was not the pain of empathy after hearing how the people in the Shore communities were suffering ("Back from blizzard, Christie slams rivals," Monday). You just know he was thinking, "Man, I wish I were back in New Hampshire. " Christie, who was an absentee governor for 261 partial or full days last year, needs to come to Cape May County to understand the depth of suffering in Shore communities, including Sea Isle City and the Wildwoods.
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