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October 2, 2014 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - To Democrats in Washington, one congressional race in South Jersey is among the most important in the country, a rare chance to gain ground in an otherwise dire year for their party. They have poured money and manpower into helping Aimee Belgard try to beat Republican Tom MacArthur in the contest for an open and competitive district covering much of Burlington and Ocean Counties - the seat Rep. Jon Runyan is giving up. If Democrats ever hope to retake the House and advance their national agenda, the district could be crucial.
NEWS
October 2, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
A nurse who has staged weekly protests about New Jersey's troubled medical marijuana program is joining an exodus of families with ill children for Colorado. Jennie Stormes of Hope, Warren County, said she planned to move in a few weeks because she is "tired of being angry and fighting against Gov. Christie" to convince him that her severely sick son cannot get the relief that cannabis might provide because of the state's numerous restrictions. "I have been fighting for my son's life, and I can't do it here anymore," Stormes said.
SPORTS
October 2, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Levan Alston was looking for his dad's old Temple jersey on Monday night, but the search through the family's West Philadelphia home was unsuccessful. Alston thought it would be the perfect complement when he announced Tuesday morning that he was following his dad's path to play basketball for the Owls. A few hours before the news conference, there it was. "I found it in a clutter of stuff in the basement," said Alston. "It was a nice find. " The 6-foot-4 guard unzipped his black sweatshirt to reveal his dad's cherry-colored jersey with the same No. 10 the younger Alston wears at Haverford School.
NEWS
October 1, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eight South Jersey school districts are among 21 statewide that are asking voters to approve building and capital improvement projects in referendums Tuesday, according to the New Jersey School Boards Association. Some districts are part of a continuing trend of security upgrades since the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn. More than half of the 21, including Cinnaminson, Moorestown, Haddon Township, Glassboro, and West Deptford, are proposing enhanced security measures, according to the association.
NEWS
October 1, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Light shimmers through the trees and scatters on the surface of the Delaware River's back channel. About 45 of us have crossed a two-lane bridge from the mainland, cleared security, and parked on Petty's Island. "Welcome to Acquikanasara," tour guide Bob Shinn says, launching the vivid volley of vowels in the Lenape name for this place. There's anticipation, as well as the unmistakable aroma of autumn, in the air; the private island we stand upon has pretty much been closed to the public for 100 years.
NEWS
October 1, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles fans and other game-day motorists on I-95, beware: You might accidentally end up in New Jersey. A traffic pattern created by Philadelphia police after Eagles home games now requires all vehicles that exit northbound I-95 at Exit 19 (Packer Avenue/Walt Whitman Bridge) to get on the ramp to the Walt Whitman to New Jersey. The other option usually open to drivers, to get onto Packer Avenue, is closed off by police for about two hours after home games, the department says. The new pattern was first used after the Sept.
NEWS
September 27, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shaneen Allen, the South Philadelphia mother arrested for carrying a legally registered handgun from another state into New Jersey, must give up her .380-caliber Bersa Thunder and complete 25 hours of community service as part of her admission into a pre-trial intervention program, her attorney said Thursday. But the losses, attorney Evan Nappen said, are small compared with Allen's victory Wednesday, when the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced that it was reversing its decision to ban her from the intervention program.
NEWS
September 26, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
IT'S NOT EASY being Shaneen Allen, a single mom juggling jobs and raising two kids, while trying to avoid getting mugged again in Philly. But about 4:15 p.m. yesterday, Allen, 27, learned she had one less thing to worry about: a prison sentence for bringing her legal Pennsylvania handgun to New Jersey. The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, in a statement, said it had reversed a previous decision and will allow Allen to enter a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders for her October 2013 handgun-possession arrest in Hamilton Township.
SPORTS
September 25, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
The College of New Jersey extended its season-opening win streak to eight games with a 4-1 field hockey win Tuesday at Gwynedd Mercy. Lindsey Hatch (Washington Township) scored on an assist from Jaclyn Douglas (Great Valley) and assisted on two other goals for the Lions. The Griffins fell to 4-3. Women's soccer. Gloucester Catholic graduate Korrie Harkins notched her third goal of the season as the College of New Jersey (6-1) rolled to a 5-0 win over visiting Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham (2-4-1)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FORMER NBC10 reporter Marisa Brahney , who's now at New Jersey's News 12, had some tragic news to share on her Facebook yesterday: Brahney lost her baby girl shortly after birth. "After a perfect and fast labor, our little girl Charlotte Madison was born early Saturday morning, but had breathing complications at birth," Brahney wrote on her Facebook page. "After 2 hours of working on her they couldn't save our little girl and we lost her. We are devastated and heartbroken.
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