June 22, 2012 |
When I testified before a state Senate committee in Trenton this week, I wore my Batman tie. I did so in honor of the sponsors of a higher-education restructuring bill, who had at last emerged from their cave. After decades of development, endless rounds of engagement with stakeholders, and a couple of all-nighters last weekend, Sens. Donald Norcross (D., Camden) and Joseph Vitale (D., Middlesex) stepped into the daylight to announce the price of the most complex reorganization of Rutgers, Rowan, and other New Jersey universities in 50 years.
October 19, 2013 |
MOUNT LAUREL Government officials hailed the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 as "a game-changer" at a regional economic summit Friday. "This is the most influential piece of legislation ever to impact South Jersey," Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. told about 300 business leaders, bankers, academics, entrepreneurs, and others at the Westin Hotel & Conference Center. "You should all get to know it. " Cappelli spoke at the eighth annual Tri-County Economic Development Summit, which gives an update on the region's economic health.
March 1, 2012
LISBON - Portugal won't extradite American fugitive George Wright to the United States for crimes he committed four decades ago, after the U.S. ran out of possibilities to appeal the decision to let him stay, a Portuguese court official said yesterday. Portuguese police captured Wright, 68, in September. He had escaped from a New Jersey prison in 1970. He was jailed for 15-to-30 years for killing a gas-station attendant during a 1962 robbery in New Jersey. Senior Judge Luis Maria Vaz das Neves said that the U.S. would need to find other grounds for an extradition request, such as a crime committed more recently, to reopen the case.
July 4, 1988 |
Grace Kelly spent her summers here. The money her father made from the bricklaying company bought every Philadelphian's dream: a place at the shore. Ocean City remains all these years later just as it was: a quiet island of charm and perennial pleasures. The movie theater on the boardwalk that once featured Rear Window is now showing Red Heat. The Chatterbox down at 9th Street remains the haunt of that mythic summertime impostor, High School Harry, the 16-year-old wearing a Villanova jacket.
February 14, 2012
TRENTON - A Marine from Bergen County, N.J., was killed in combat operations in Afghanistan last week, the Pentagon said Monday. Lance Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca, 20, of North Arlington, died Friday in Helmand province, the Department of Defense said. Further details on his death were not immediately disclosed. Montes De Oca was assigned to the Second Battalion, Sixth Marine Regiment, Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
August 10, 2012 |
The Army has followed the Navy in testing a new generation of blimps at the New Jersey military base where the Hindenberg infamously burst into flames in 1937. The Army's $517 million spy blimp - a high-altitude observation platform, according to the manufacturer - had its maiden flight Tuesday at Ocean County's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. (See video: http://ow.ly/cRi5E .) The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, a 302-foot dirigible, can be manned or remote-controlled, according to Northrop Grumman.
April 28, 2015 |
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.
June 19, 2011
New Jersey Following are some prices recorded March 1 to April 11. Absecon 101 Bayview Dr. , $199,900. 317 Coolidge Ave. , $156,000. Atlantic City 511 N. Ohio Ave. , $128,000. 2715 Boardwalk unit 505 , $70,000. Brigantine 316 S. 30th St. , $580,000. 5104 Ontario Dr. unit Ab , $414,000. 127 Hudson Dr. , $162,500. Buena Vista 112 Wisteria Ave. , $149,900. Egg Harbor Township 239 Zion Rd. , $220,000.
February 16, 2013 |
The Flyers spent a brief but welcome spell at home before continuing to the third game of their six-game trip, Friday in New Jersey against the Devils. The Flyers lost, 5-2, in Toronto on Monday and beat the Jets, 3-2, on Tuesday in Winnipeg. They returned home after the win, practiced Thursday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, then headed to Newark. Defenseman Andrej Meszaros, who has been sidelined since Jan. 24 with a shoulder injury, returned to practice. He was wearing a noncontact yellow jersey and skated in the beginning.