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November 6, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
On New Jersey's 101.5 FM the morning after the election, grouchy-pants populist Jim Gearhart was complaining about public question No. 2. He characterized the explanatory statement on the ballot as so verbose that voters likely became confused, or exhausted, just by looking at it. To which I replied (in my mind, as I so often do with Gearhart) that a more concise wording might have read: vote no = bad; vote yes = good . The yeas did carry the day on the question of conserving open space, farmland, and water in New Jersey, providing a precious bit of good news for Garden State progressives cast adrift by the Republican wave.
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November 4, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - Gov. Christie isn't the only one gearing up for a presidential campaign. Over a recent nine-day span, Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray, whose work is usually confined to New Jersey, released surveys of voters in six states where Tuesday's midterm elections could swing control of the U.S. Senate to Republicans for President Obama's last two years in office. Murray says the polling blitz - of Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Georgia, on top of 11 other surveys he released in October - presents a challenge that will test his models.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Between affixing wristbands to WXPN members at the July 2007 XPoNential Music Festival, Wendy and Geoff kept noticing each other. Once the day's volunteer duties were done, Wendy joined her girlfriends. But two hours later came a tap on her shoulder. "Would you like to join me on my blanket?" Geoff asked. Her friends understood her decision to leave them. A few hours of listening and dancing later, Geoff put his arm around Wendy. It made her extremely curious.
NEWS
November 1, 2014 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia imposes a mandatory quarantine three or four times a year for uncooperative people with tuberculosis and is planning to automatically seek a court order as a precaution if a patient is confirmed with Ebola, officials said. The city is monitoring about 40 travelers from West Africa who arrived at five designated airports in other parts of the country. An additional 20 or so, including 11 in Burlington County, are being followed at least daily in surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
NEWS
October 30, 2014 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Wegoye, an emergency-room nurse at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, will leave Thursday for at least four months in Liberia helping fight the Ebola epidemic. Wegoye, 33, who lives in Haddon Township, said he had been following the crisis, and when the World Health Organization declared it a disaster, he felt he had to step forward. "When I noticed it was not being contained, but just kept spiraling, I started searching for ways to actually help. " "The risks I totally understand," Wegoye added.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
SO, WHAT'S NOT to like about Hawaii? Unless maybe it's five time zones away from your home. Welcome to Keith Kirkwood's world. The wide receiver from Neptune, N.J., opted to accept a scholarship to play for the Rainbow Warriors instead of going to Rutgers as a preferred walk-on. But, after one season in paradise, he wanted to come back. "Everybody always talks about how beautiful it is," Kirkwood said. "But you can get a little tired of it, experiencing the same things every day. Your family is 5,000 miles away and you're stuck on an island with no other people you know beside the family that's your team.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
The expansion cost more than an NBA team, but to drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike, their delay-free travel Sunday on the three new northbound lanes was a blessing worth any price. "We just breezed through," said Albert Nagell, 90, of Reston, Va., who was en route to New York with his daughter. "And we are delighted. " The northbound lanes of the $2.3 billion project between Mansfield in Burlington County and East Brunswick in Middlesex County - better known to frequent motorists as the 35-mile bottleneck of I-95 between Exits 6 and 8A - opened Sunday.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
New Jersey political fixture John Sheridan and his wife, Joyce, died a month ago today as emergency workers fought a deliberately set fire in their home and tried to revive the couple. And yet almost as little is known about who or what killed them now as on the morning of Sept. 28. Especially in light of Sheridan's long-standing prominence as chief executive of Camden-based Cooper University Health System and a onetime member of New Jersey's cabinet, the dearth of information about his death is remarkable and disturbing.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
MARGATE, N.J. - The old saying that calm seas never made a good sailor may apply to Salvatore Calabrese when it comes to operating his family's bay-front Blue Water Marina, which was nearly washed away by Hurricane Sandy. Two years and more than $1 million later, Calabrese has weathered the storm after the storm: a series of challenges and setbacks including spending $100,000 just to remove debris from the site and finding adequate funding to complete the rebuilding. The marina is set to fully reopen in the spring.
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