June 17, 2016 |
TRENTON - A legislative proposal to more than double New Jersey's gasoline tax is sowing division in both parties and organized labor, as lawmakers scramble to solve a transportation-funding crisis before the fiscal year ends June 30. The proposal, which would also repeal the tax on certain estates of the deceased, drew quick response from likely candidates in the 2017 Democratic gubernatorial race, some of whom expressed concerns about income inequality....
June 16, 2016
A grand jury in New Jersey has indicted a 47-year-old Texas man on a first-degree murder charge in the 2010 death of his girlfriend in the residence they shared in Camden. Timothy Simon is accused of strangling Lawanda Strickland, 31, in their home on the 900 block of Jackson Street the morning of July 10, 2010. Strickland was found dead on a couch. An investigation by Cold Case Squad detectives from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Police Department resulted in charges being filed against Simon in December 2015, the Prosecutor's Office said.
June 15, 2016 |
Ed Tarpy hasn't made a same-day sale in more than 30 years. Customers who come to his Deptford gun shop wanting a Glock are told to take a walk - to a police station, of all places. It's the law. I wouldn't have believed it, either, if I hadn't tried to buy a gun last week. For states so close to each other, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are on different planets when it comes to gun laws . Across the river, my colleague, Tom Ferrick, could arm a small militia on his lunch hour and still have time to grab a bite if he had any money left.
June 14, 2016 |
A FEW MONTHS ago, Essence Bembry said how much she missed her younger son, away at college in North Carolina, wishing he was closer to their North Jersey home. When Adrian Potts was living in New Jersey or home from college, he would often spend time at Saint Joseph's, hanging with his brother, Hawks basketball star DeAndre' Bembry. Sunday, Essence and DeAndre' went to Charlotte, where sometime early Saturday, Adrian Potts was shot and killed at an apartment near the UNC-Charlotte campus.
June 12, 2016
A story Friday incorrectly reported the affiliations of New Jersey's Democratic Party presidential primary superdelegates. Of the 16 superdelegates, 14 had committed. Twelve favored presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and two favored Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
June 12, 2016 |
All games Saturday. Group 3 OCEAN CITY (21-5) vs. NORTHERN HIGHLANDS (21-10) at Toms River North, 2 p.m. Previous state titles: Ocean City, 0; Northern Highlands, 0. Ocean City's road: Beat Absegami, 13-5; Central, 6-0; Mainland, 3-2; Highland, 5-0; Nottingham, 10-8. Northern Highlands' road: Beat West Milford, 4-3; Roxbury, 13-0; Pascack Valley, 4-2; Ramapo, 6-4; Cranford, 6-1. Ocean City player to watch: Senior right-hander Sean Mooney is 9-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 96 strikeouts and 10 walks in 51 innings.
June 11, 2016 |
As he celebrated a hard-fought win in his congressional primary against 25-year-old challenger Alex Law on Tuesday night, Rep. Donald Norcross shared the room - and the spotlight - with a watch party for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. And yet, he and George E. Norcross III, two brothers behind one of New Jersey's most powerful political machines, are the only two of the state's 16 party "superdelegates" who have not yet publicly committed to a presidential candidate.
June 11, 2016 |
Jason Groome could have been the first overall pick. Throughout the spring, several projections had him slotted there. But during the Major League Baseball first-year player draft Thursday night, Groome slipped down the board. At No. 3, the Braves took a pitcher. At No. 4, the Rockies took a pitcher. At picks six through nine, pitchers were taken. None of them was Groome. But eventually, with the 12th pick, the Red Sox selected the 6-foot-6 lefthander from New Jersey's Barnegat High School.
June 9, 2016
FORMER DAILY News boxing writer Bernard Fernandez will receive the Barney Nagler Award for long and meritorious service to the sport at the 91st annual Boxing Writers Association of America awards dinner at the Copacabana in Manhattan on June 24. Fernandez, a former five-term BWAA president, covered boxing for the Daily News from 1987 to 2012. Past winners of the award, which has been given out since 1940, include boxers Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey and James J. Braddock.
June 9, 2016 |
T. Milton Street Sr.'s path to appear on an Election Day ballot may pass through a Philadelphia courtroom for the third time in five years. Street, a former state senator who served time in federal prison for unpaid taxes, and ran for mayor in 2011 and 2015, announced Monday that he will run as an independent for the Second Congressional District seat in the Nov. 8 general election. Just one problem: Street has been a registered Republican since January. The Pennsylvania Election Code says independent candidates must leave their political parties at least 30 days before the primary election to be eligible to appear on the general election ballot.