April 20, 2016 |
TRENTON - New Jersey's legislative leaders may be a step closer to resolving a dispute over how to rescue Atlantic City from financial disaster. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D., Hudson) said Monday that he had spoken with Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester) over the weekend about the matter and planned to meet with him this week to try to reach an agreement. "I had a good conversation with the Senate president and I look forward to a dialogue with him," Prieto said.
April 19, 2016 |
Javier Galindo was 22 - "young, dumb," he said - when police in Cape May County stopped the minivan he was driving and found a gun inside in 2005. Galindo, a U.S. Army veteran, said he had bought the weapon legally in Texas and carried it out of habit, not knowing it was illegal in New Jersey. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, served a few months behind bars, and tried to move on. But there was a problem. The conviction would remain on his record for 10 years - the length it generally takes in New Jersey to have a crime expunged - and would follow him every time he filled out a job application.
April 19, 2016
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April 17, 2016
3.9M Number of housing units, out of a total of 5.8 million in Pennsylvania, that were built before 1978. 2.4M Number of housing units, out of 3.3 million in New Jersey, that were built before 1978. 1,000 Number of Phila. children found to have elevated lead levels each year. This represents 3 percent of the children tested.
April 16, 2016 |
President Obama will be the featured speaker at Rutgers University's commencement ceremony on the New Brunswick campus next month as the university celebrates its 250th anniversary. The university and the White House announced Obama's acceptance Thursday. The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Howard University in Washington also said the president would speak at their graduation ceremonies. They will be the final three commencement speeches Obama delivers as president.
April 15, 2016 |
New Jersey lawmakers pushing for a state takeover of Atlantic City's government now say they will give the cash-strapped resort town until the end of summer to enact substantial budget cuts before intervening. If the city doesn't adopt a "legally binding" plan to sustainably reduce per capita spending by nearly half within 130 days, state government would intervene, lawmakers said. They also said in a statement that if Atlantic City accepted this proposal, they would petition Gov. Christie for a loan "that is fully secured to protect New Jersey taxpayers" and that would allow the city "to maintain its operational budget while the municipal government makes the necessary cuts to remain solvent.
April 14, 2016 |
The playoffs seemed an unlikely destination for both the Flyers and Radko Gudas in the middle of February. The team was positioned 11th in the Eastern Conference standings and Gudas was on the doorstep of coach Dave Hakstol's doghouse. Neither the Flyers nor their 25-year-old defenseman from the Czech Republic went away. Now, on the eve of their first-round playoff matchup with the Washington Capitals, it is fair to wonder if the Flyers' late-season push into the playoffs would have been possible without Gudas.
April 14, 2016 |
A New Jersey judge said Tuesday that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz can appear on the New Jersey primary ballot, deciding against challengers who argued that the Canada-born Texas senator was not a "natural-born citizen. " The administrative law judge, Jeff Masin, said that arguments that a person born in another country could not be a natural-born citizen were "not facetious," and that the subject would "never be entirely free of doubt" without a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. But "the more persuasive legal analysis is that such a child, born of a citizen-father, citizen-mother, or both, is indeed a 'natural-born citizen' within the contemplation of the Constitution," he said in a 27-page decision.
April 11, 2016
2 women in Phila. stabbed, hospitalized Two women who suffered multiple stab wounds were in stable condition Saturday evening at Einstein Medical Center. Police officers from the Fifth District arrived at a home in the 5900 block of Champlost Avenue and found the two women, who were transported to the hospital by city medics, Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman, said. A 31-year-old woman was stabbed in the right knee, right forearm, and left thigh, and had been sprayed with Mace hot-pepper spray.
April 11, 2016 |
Carli Lloyd is a an international soccer icon, the reigning FIFA world women's player of the year, and somebody who has been to all parts of the globe plying her trade. Yet there is something about returning home, and for Lloyd that means the Philadelphia area. A two-time Inquirer South Jersey player of the year while attending Delran, Lloyd returned this weekend with the U.S. women's national team for a sold-out international friendly at 2 p.m. Sunday against Colombia at Chester's Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Union.