September 7, 2010 |
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey's largest newspaper is offering more buyouts to employees as it faces mounting financial pressure. In a memo to employees, the publisher of the Star-Ledger of Newark says the newspaper is expected to lose approximately $10 million this year. The paper lost about $9 million last year. Publisher Richard Vezza writes that full-time employees will be offered a buyout that will pay them one year's salary plus medical benefits. Employees will have 45 days to make a decision.
April 7, 2011 |
TRENTON - New Jersey is moving closer toward launching a program to monitor prescriptions for commonly abused controlled drugs, such as painkillers and steroids. The state passed a law to start the prescription monitoring program in 2008. The program became more of a priority following a series by the Star-Ledger of Newark in December that exposed widespread abuse of steroids and human growth hormone by police and firefighters. Last week, the state finally selected Optimum Technology of Columbus, Ohio, to oversee a massive database that will track the prescriptions.
August 29, 2010
Neal Cocchia, 93, who started as a copyboy and eventually became editorial page director for New Jersey's largest newspaper, died Thursday after a brief illness. His death was announced Saturday by the Star-Ledger of Newark, where he had worked for more than 55 years before retiring in 1995. Mr. Cocchia was a Newark native who worked for various newspapers in the city during a career that spanned more than 60 years. He was 15 when he dropped out of high school to work as a copyboy for the now-defunct Newark Sunday Call.
September 27, 2010
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker now says he might run for a third term after all. He told the Star-Ledger of Newark that he was thinking about another term just months after starting his second - and saying he would not run again. He said a $100 million donation to support the city's schools from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was the difference. As part of the deal, Booker is getting primary responsibility for remaking the school system. Newark's fire chief, meanwhile, said he would retire Oct. 1, partly out of worry that a shrinking department would mean compromised safety for firefighters.
May 5, 2011 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Travelers in New Jersey looking for cheaper airfares should head south. The federal Transportation Statistics Bureau says Atlantic City International Airport offered the lowest average domestic fares between October and December 2010. Newark Liberty International Airport remained the nation's most expensive, with average ticket prices of $461. Spirit Airlines offered average fares of $156 out of Atlantic City. Rising fuel costs helped drive up average ticket prices nationwide 5.2 percent to $337 during the fourth quarter.
April 8, 2013
Sen. Frank Lautenberg says he won't be going back to Washington this week when the Senate returns from a two-week recess. The New Jersey Democrat released a statement Friday saying continued treatment for muscle weakness and fatigue would keep him from traveling, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported. He said his doctor had advised him to work from home. Lautenberg, who is 89 and announced in February that he would not seek reelection, was ill with the flu in late December and missed several votes.
September 27, 2011 |
NEW YORK Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty said he has looked at his hit on Michael Vick, the one that caused the quarterback's bruised right hand, and he felt it was legal. Vick felt the Giants should have been flagged for some roughing-the-quarterback penalties. "He's entitled to his opinion," Canty said in a report in the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger . "I didn't think there was anything wrong with the hit when it took place, I didn't think there was anything wrong with the hit when I looked at it again today.
June 3, 1998 |
Joyce Ingram was always a journalist who cared. In Philadelphia, her concern for the city's murdered or brutalized children drove a two-year series of Daily News articles seeking to stop the violence. And until yesterday, at another newspaper in Virginia, she kept up her strong role as an editor who cared intensely about community problems - and about the reporters who wrote about them. It all ended yesterday for Ingram, a respected editor and valued mentor. The 42-year-old journalist died at a Virginia Beach hospital, where she had been rushed after a day of severe abdominal pain.
December 26, 1997 |
Dana Stubblefield came off his worst NFL season to have his best, winning the Associated Press defensive player of the year award in voting announced yesterday in New York. After managing just one sack and 39 tackles in 1996, the San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle was unstoppable this season. He had 15 sacks - second in the NFL to John Randle of Minnesota - and was a staunch defender against the run. "I think a lot of it just has to do with my attitude, with me going out there and saying, 'I don't care who we play or when we play, I have to be ready,' " Stubblefield said.
August 16, 2014 |
The Atlantic City Alliance acknowledged Thursday that the crowd in the photo of the Lady Antebellum beach concert used in full-page newspaper ads to promote the resort had been digitally altered and contained repeated images of some of the same people. But Jeff Guaracino, communications officer for the alliance, a casino-funded marketing group, said the ad did not misrepresent the size of the crowd. The ad's slogan is "We Have Something for Everyone. No Wonder Everyone's Here. " He said the digital changes were made by the alliance's creative director and were designed to incorporate photos from various views, as well as to cover up video towers and alcohol.