July 11, 2015 |
LANCASTER - It has been a monumental week for women's sports in this country. Delran's Carli Lloyd was singled out in a tweet from POTUS - that's an acronym for president of the United States - and invited over to Barack Obama's house along with her teammates after the U.S. women's soccer team won its third World Cup on Sunday in Canada. It was the most-watched soccer game in our country's history, drawing 25.4 million viewers for the Fox telecast. The party that never ends continues Friday with a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes route in Lower Manhattan.
July 10, 2015 |
Over the last year, they were on an intelligence-gathering mission. They toured military installations across New Jersey, learned about their multibillion-dollar impact on the state's economy, and met with defense and local officials to determine their needs. Then came their plan of action. Members of the New Jersey Military Installation Growth and Development Task Force - chaired by acting Gov. Kim Guadagno - announced a series of findings and recommendations Wednesday intended to inoculate the state's five bases from federal budget cuts.
July 10, 2015 |
WHEN IT comes to making wine in North America, New Jersey was an early adopter. Before wine trails and growers' cooperatives, William Alexander and Edward Antill set out to prove that New Jersey wine could stand up to a bottle of vin from across the pond. The year was 1758, and a wine smackdown was issued by Great Britain's Royal Society: Any colonist who could produce a red or white as good as a French vintage would win 200 pounds - the equivalent of some 32,000 pounds today, or more than $49,000.
July 9, 2015 |
Gov. Christie announced Tuesday that he had signed into law a measure that will increase a tax credit for New Jersey's working poor. He proposed the increase at the end of the state budget process last month. But the Republican governor wasn't the only one crowing about the law, which will increase the state's earned income tax credit from 20 percent to 30 percent of the federal credit, benefiting 500,000 households. "I am pleased the governor signed my bill to increase the tax cut for the working poor," Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D., Gloucester)
July 7, 2015 |
New Jersey State Police closed the northbound lanes of the Turnpike in Oldmans Township, Salem County, around 6 p.m. Sunday after a bus caught on fire and pulled to the side of the road. The driver and around 50 passengers exited the bus safely. "There were no injuries," said Sgt. Brian Weiner of the New Jersey State Police. Firefighters called additional material to the scene to keep the flames from spreading. The highway remained closed to vacationers heading home and other traffic at 6:45 p.m.
July 6, 2015 |
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Rich Kalich had an impression of Gov. Christie: "Bravado, kind of. Almost like a bully. " But that was before he saw the governor, who spoke for 55 minutes Thursday night while standing on a patio outside a lake house in Spofford, N.H., rattling through his presidential platform, boasting of bipartisanship in New Jersey, and eliciting sighs with the oft-told tale of his mother's dying words that there was nothing left unsaid between...
July 5, 2015 |
When the State of New Jersey yanked Steven Brigham's medical license last fall, the lead prosecutor lambasted the abortion doctor for 20-plus years of being "slippery and disingenuous. " Now Brigham is at it again, according to a complaint filed last month by the Attorney General's Office. The complaint is actually against Vikram Kaji, the 79-year-old medical director of Brigham's eight clinics in New Jersey, which make up the bulk of his multistate abortion business, advertised as American Women's Services.
July 4, 2015 |
Gov. Christie has blasted President Obama's economic record and won praise from some in the GOP for vowing to boost annual GDP growth to 4 percent, about double the current rate. The Republican governor, who announced his candidacy for the presidency Tuesday, is widely seen as a gifted political communicator and retail politician. But he may not be the best messenger for GOP economic policy, given New Jersey's lackluster economic performance since he took office in 2010. Although the state economy has shown signs of life in recent months, economists aren't sure the growth can be sustained, and it all may be too late for Christie, anyway.
July 3, 2015 |
ASHLAND, N.H. - Gov. Christie, on his first full day on the presidential campaign trail, said Wednesday that personal objections should not exempt government officials from issuing licenses for same-sex marriages. Public officials have a duty to enforce laws even if they don't agree with them, he said amid reports that some clerks in Southern states were refusing to grant licenses after last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling. While "there can always be individual circumstances that need to be examined, I think the general rule has to be, if you have an oath, you need to keep your oath," Christie said when a reporter asked whether clerks with objections to handing out licenses should receive protections.
July 2, 2015 |
It's time for some traffic problems on the road to the White House. Presaging even less time for his day job running New Jersey, Gov. Christie became the 14th official candidate to merge into the Republican presidential bottleneck Tuesday. Christie made the long-expected announcement at the North Jersey high school where he once settled for the presidency of his class. It was also at Livingston High that a callow Christie met (though, by his account, was too cool to hang out with)