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April 28, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
The foreclosure nightmare that haunted U.S. homeowners during and after the Great Recession has loosened its grip considerably in most states. In New Jersey, the bad dream just gets scarier. Foreclosures there are 17 percent higher than they were in 2014, and bank repossessions of homes are up 18 percent, the housing-analytics firm RealtyTrac reported last week - even as the rest of the country logged the lowest foreclosure numbers in eight years. One in every 234 homes in the state with a mortgage is in some stage of the foreclosure process - the fifth-highest rate in the nation.
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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.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's official: Amoroso's Baking Co. will close its longtime Southwest Philadelphia bakery this fall and make bread and rolls at a new plant in Bellmawr, the company told employees starting with the production shift Wednesday night. About 200 employees will be laid off. The layoffs will start Oct. 6, with the closure expected no later than Dec. 4, the company said. "It's a sad thing," said Hank McKay, president of Local 6 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, which represents many Amoroso's employees.
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
November 7, 2012
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August 29, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
As millions sought comfort in the cool sea breezes along the Jersey Shore this summer, they probably didn't know that just over the horizon, barges were hauling heavy equipment and materials to Rhode Island so it could become the first state to harness the potential of offshore wind energy. That distinction should have belonged to New Jersey, which was on track to be the national leader until Gov. Christie changed course. Five years ago, Christie signed a bill to speed creation of an offshore wind farm.
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August 29, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
He has played up his experience as a former federal prosecutor, declared victory over the "Democratic machine" in New Jersey, and downplayed the disappearance of text messages exchanged with an aide. As Gov. Christie continues to rack up national television and radio appearances during his presidential quest, he has at times pitched his record with little context, leaving his comments open to misleading interpretations. Between Sunday and Thursday, Christie made 11 media appearances.
SPORTS
August 28, 2015
ON AUG. 30, 1982, when the Sixers traded Darryl Dawkins to New Jersey, Daily News columnist Mark Whicker remembered Darryl in a column. With news of Dawkins' death yesterday, here is an excerpt: The 76ers say they did it because they couldn't count on Darryl Dawkins; didn't know, on any given night, whether he'd make all the plays or fail to remember them. Understood. They say they did it because it gave them another No. 1 draft choice, of which you can never have enough.
NEWS
August 27, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Gov. Christie joined rabbis and groups advocating for Israel's security Tuesday to call on U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker (D., N.J.) to oppose the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. "We cannot permit a treacherous, murderous, deceitful regime to possess the most dangerous weapon that the world has ever invented," Christie said at the Chabad House at Rutgers University. "To me, that's not anything other than common sense. " He bashed President Obama, describing the Democratic president as "in too deep" and "obsessed" with his legacy.
NEWS
August 24, 2015
ISSUE | TAX BREAKS Stuck in reverse The recently unveiled plans for a new Subaru of America headquarters in Camden are extremely disappointing. They consist of two squat buildings and more than 1,000 parking spaces. We taxpayers are to give up $118 million in tax revenue so that Subaru can build an outdated, suburban-style office complex within a 13-minute walk of the biggest transit hub in South Jersey. This will do nothing to revitalize the city. That would require it to encourage interaction with the city around it, and this plan pretty much guarantees that will never happen.
NEWS
August 24, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The small, picturesque island off the southern end of Long Beach Island was once a popular seaside resort. It had a lighthouse, lifesaving station, two rustic hotels, 20 summer cottages, and a community meetinghouse that served also as a church and school. Vacationers from Philadelphia and southern New Jersey relaxed there as long ago as the late 1860s, enjoying its peaceful solitude, cool breezes, fishing, hunting, sailing, swimming, and clam bakes. But Tucker's Island's days were numbered.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2015 | By Joseph N. Distefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
BB&T Corp., the North Carolina-based banking giant, is buying its way into Pennsylvania, where it says it will compete with market leaders Wells Fargo, PNC Bank, and Citizens Bank. The bank on Tuesday said it had agreed to pay $1.8 billion in cash and stock, or $13 a share, for National Penn Bancshares of Allentown. National Penn has $9.6 billion in assets and 124 branches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. The deal, plus BB&T's recent $2.5 billion purchase of Lancaster, Pa.-based Susquehanna Bancshares, will make BB&T the largest or second-largest bank by deposits in Chester, Lancaster, Berks, and Lehigh Counties.
NEWS
August 14, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every year, thousands of soldiers from around the world call a New Jersey peer hotline looking for help. They have financial or marital problems. Some are suicidal. The line is always answered - seven days a week, 24 hours a day - by a veteran trained to handle a minor issue or a potential life-threatening crisis. The Vets4Warriors program, founded at Rutgers University in 2011, has been touted as a national model of connecting veterans and family members in need with a trusting voice on the other end of the line.
NEWS
August 14, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tolls on the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol Bridges will double for many motorists in mid-September after action Wednesday evening by the Burlington County Bridge Commission, which said it needs the additional revenue to pay for $110 million in capital improvements. The increase - the first in 15 years - would raise the rate for automobiles, motorcycles, and light trucks from $2 to $4 for cash customers, and from $2 to $3 for E-ZPass customers. Pickup trucks, buses, and motor homes would be charged $6 cash, up from $4.50.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the 18 months since Chickie's & Pete's owner agreed to pay $6.84 million in back wages and damages to workers at the popular chain of sports bars, most of them have received what was owed to them. Owner Peter Ciarrocchi Jr., accused of improperly paying his tipped employees, admitted no wrongdoing while paying the money to the U.S. Department of Labor, which, in turn, paid the 1,159 servers and bartenders. But it can't find about 100 of them, and that scenario is not uncommon in the aftermath of wage and hour investigations by the department.
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