July 24, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - It looked like a Democratic dream. On a stage early this year sat Cory Booker, a young black senator, with Julian Castro, a young Latino cabinet secretary, bouncing lines off each other as they spoke to a diverse, hip crowd in a downtown Washington synagogue. The February event, part of Booker's book tour, was filled with standing ovations for two charismatic Democrats at ease in front of crowds. For their increasingly cosmopolitan party, the event seemed like a hopeful glimpse of the future - though it stood in sharp contrast with the presidential primary then in full swing that was largely devoid of fresh, diverse voices.
July 8, 2016 |
The special investigations unit of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey generated $43.2 million in savings last year by rooting out fraud, the Newark, N.J., health insurer said Wednesday. Horizon said one of the latest trends in fraud is the "phantom doctor's office," which are shell offices that submit bogus claims using stolen insurance identification numbers and then vanish. Another increasingly common scheme, Horizon said, is "the impossible day," on which a doctor claims to have seen dozens or even hundreds of patients.
June 30, 2016 |
Olivia Walters Miller worked after high school as a waitress and cosmetologist, as well as a dealer at casinos in Atlantic City, Connecticut, and Michigan. Then, in the year she turned 31, she earned her nursing degree. "She tried finding her niche, and then she found her passion," daughter Onya said. Mrs. Miller, 43, of Willingboro, a nurse-practitioner there, died Sunday, June 19, of complications from a stroke in May 2016. Mrs. Miller died after a week at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Charlotte, N.C., her daughter said.
June 27, 2016 |
CLEVELAND - Expectations are soaring. Cory Booker arrives here a day after helping lead a 15-hour Senate filibuster demanding votes on gun laws, and amid chatter about his chances to become Hillary Clinton's running mate. The lunch crowd of roughly 300 Democrats sipping iced tea in a Westin ballroom buzz about the Senate blockade and one of their party's rising stars. Far from New Jersey, many here are already familiar with Booker, a testament to his political celebrity, talent for grabbing attention and broad personal appeal.
June 19, 2016 |
A New York man who is a registered sex offender was charged with repeatedly fondling a woman on a flight last month from Israel to Newark, federal prosecutors said Friday. Yoel Oberlander, 35, was flying on El Al airline from Tel Aviv to Newark Liberty International Airport when he repeatedly touched the breast and thigh of a woman seated next to him, prosecutors said. During the May 29 flight, Oberlander put his hand on the woman's thigh and she responded by shifting her position causing him to remove his hand, prosecutors said.
May 29, 2016 |
NEWARK, Del. - It wasn't real blood that spattered on the shoes of a girl in the front row, but some of the kids shrieked a little anyway. Shrieked, and giggled a bit, too. But not for long. "Get that tube in!" a doctor shouted. "He's losing a lot of blood!" Leaning forward in their seats, students from George Read Middle School in New Castle, Del., craned their necks for a better look. This was a simulated emergency performed by staff at Christiana Hospital, but the youngsters knew it was based on the story of a real gunshot victim.
May 1, 2016 |
Rutgers University's New Brunswick commencement ceremony next month - with President Obama as speaker - will be ticketed for crowd control, which is riling some college seniors who say they now have to decide whom to invite. Each of the 12,000 graduating Rutgers-New Brunswick students is being offered three guest tickets for the May 15 event at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway. Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark students also are being invited to attend the ceremony as guests, which has made some New Brunswick students angry.
April 2, 2016 |
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) took out his iPhone and turned two dozen Hillary Clinton field volunteers, cheering and arguing about how to pronounce the name of their county, into a "snap," a slice of life on Snapchat. They would be famous for 10 seconds, the lifetime of a post on the social-media platform. But in a real way, Booker told the workers Thursday, they were part of something much more enduring. They were not merely mobilizing to make phone calls and knock on doors for Clinton in one of Wisconsin's most Republican counties.
March 24, 2016 |
A version of this story ran in some editions Monday. WHILE PHILADELPHIA condemns a hero to a lonely corner of our airport, the Florida Aviation Historical Society next month will induct Mary Frances Housley into its Hall of Fame. She was the flight attendant, known as Frankie, who surrendered her life on Jan. 14, 1951, in the only fatal crash at Philadelphia International Airport. She was 24. On a flight from Newark to Norfolk, National Airlines Flight 83, with 28 aboard, made a scheduled stop in Philly early on a Sunday afternoon.
March 20, 2016 |
Show-and-tell with the security cam purveyors at the Panasonic System Communications Co. in Newark, N.J., was more engaging than TV news. First they shared a startling video of a house exploding from a gas leak in Stafford Township, N.J., as captured on a local police cruiser's Panasonic dash cam. This onboard camera system is always "live-buffering" a little bit (recording the last 30-90 seconds) of video "just in case you need to save it," said Greg Peratt, vice president of Panasonic's Security Business Unit for the U.S. The system is triggered to capture a full incident when flashing lights and siren are turned on, the police car is going fast, a gun comes out of the holster, or a crash is detected.