Tag Archives: New Jersey

Nation’s Oldest Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down

Courthouse News reports: The oldest nuclear power plant in the country will shut down later today, months earlier than scheduled and a decade before its license runs out. Located by the Jersey Shore, about 50 miles east of Philadelphia in Lacey Township, Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station went online on Dec. 1, 1969, and was granted the country’s first nuclear ...

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New Jersey Police Chief Busted Buying Cocaine [VIDEO]

The North Jersey Record reports: Michael Coppola, the chief of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department, was arrested Thursday for allegedly buying cocaine and having it shipped to a Passaic County post office box, authorities said in a news release. Investigators believed Coppola was ordering drugs through the internet and having it delivered to the post office box, according to ...

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NEW JERSEY: Radio Station Hosts Booted After Mocking Sikh State Attorney General As “Turban Man” [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: A pair of hosts on one of New Jersey’s top radio stations have been bounced from the airwaves after they mocked the state’s attorney general — who is a Sikh-American — as “turban man” on the air, the station said early Thursday. “You know the new attorney general? I’m never going to know his name, ...

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New Jersey Suspends All Marijuana Prosecutions

NewJersey.com reports: In a move that will affect thousands of defendants and millions of residents, New Jersey’s attorney general has announced an immediate adjournment of all marijuana cases in municipal courts statewide until at least September. In a letter to prosecutors obtained exclusively by NJ Advance Media, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal wrote that he was asking “that all ...

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NEW JERSEY: Woman Launches GoFundMe For Bail Should She Succeed In Destroying Trump Baby Blimp

The Asbury Park Press reports: Thousands have been raised to bring the viral sensation President Donald Trump baby balloon to New Jersey, but one Ocean County woman launched her own short-lived campaign to take it down — literally. Kathie Kitt Conklin started a GoFundMe page Thursday that stated her intention to pop the Trump baby balloon, and asked for donations ...

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GOP Yanks Endorsement Of Racist US House Nominee

Media Matters reports: The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) today withdrew its support for New Jersey congressional candidate Seth Grossman, a right-wing pundit who has repeatedly made bigoted remarks. Grossman is the Republican nominee for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. He is a lawyer who has also done stints as a radio host and newspaper columnist. Grossman received the NRCC’s ...

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New Jersey Hours Away From Government Shutdown

The New Jersey Advance reports: The Democrats who lead New Jersey agree: They want to raise somebody’s taxes. But the debate over exactly who pays could shut down state government at midnight. Again. So the stage is set Saturday for another dramatic day in Trenton, one that could hit people across New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders remained ...

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NEW JERSEY: GOP House Candidate Says Diversity Is “Un-American Crap” Promoted By Communists [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Seth Grossman’s surprise victory in the Republican primary in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District has brought immediate national scrutiny of the Trump purist from Democrats who see a November victory by Democrat Jeff Van Drew as essential to their plans to seize control of the U.S. House of Representatives. A Washington-based political action committee that is ...

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Christie Sticks State With $85K Official Portrait Bill

The New Jersey Record reports: To most people, the image that sums up Chris Christie’s time as governor is the picture of him on that beach closed to everyone else, in that chair with his family and friends while the public was shut out of state parks on a holiday weekend during a government shutdown. The image that Christie wants ...

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POLL: All Five New Jersey GOP House Seats Might Flip

The Hill reports: Every Republican House member from New Jersey is in danger of losing their seat in this year’s midterm election, according to a new Monmouth University poll. The survey released on Monday finds Democrats with a 19-point advantage statewide on the generic ballot, with 54 percent of respondents saying they plan to or are leaning toward voting for ...

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DOJ Drops Case Against Dem Sen. Bob Menendez

NJ.com reports: In a shocking turnaround, the U.S. Justice Department has dropped its case against Sen. Robert Menendez. In a court hearing in Newark today, federal prosecutors moved to dismiss the corruption indictment against the New Jersey Democrat. Last week, a federal judge had acquitted Menendez and his co-defendant, Salomon Melgen, of seven of the 18 counts against them after ...

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Another Top House Republican Heads For The Exit

And the stampede continues: Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), the chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in an increasingly competitive district. “I have worked in a bipartisan manner, not just in times of crisis but always, because I believe it best serves my constituents, my state and our country,” Frelinghuysen said in ...

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DOJ To Retry Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez

NBC News reports: Federal prosecutors are seeking to retry U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after an earlier trial ended in a deadlocked jury last fall. The U.S. District Court in New Jersey filed its notice of intent Friday to retry the Democrat senator along with Florida doctor Salomon Melgen. “An early retrial date is the best ...

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Son Of New Jersey Gov Makes “OK” Hand Sign

The Washington Examiner reports: Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s son stirred controversy after he appeared to form a hand sign during his father’s official swearing-in ceremony that’s been linked to white supremacists and nationalists. Josh Murphy, 20, formed an upside-down “OK” signal with his right hand as the new governor took his oath of office Tuesday in Trenton, N.J. ...

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Christie Booted From Airport Security VIP Line

CBS News reports: Being governor is so yesterday. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the hard way that his special treatment is over. Christie tried to circumvent a TSA checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal C Thursday morning. Christie was with his State Police detail and attempted to enter through a special access area, located near the exit ...

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Christie Signs Bump Stocks Ban On Last Day In Office

NJ.com reports: New Jersey has now banned “bump stocks,” controversial firearm accessories allegedly used by the shooter in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. The devices can be affixed to semiautomatic riffles to allow them to fire bullets, mimicking automatic weapons. But under the new law — which takes effect immediately — anyone who owns one has 90 days to surrender ...

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Founder Of Nation’s Largest Christian Festival Arrested On Multiple Child Molestation Charges [VIDEO]

Christianity Today reports: The man who launched America’s largest and longest-running Christian music festival has been “indefinitely suspended” from the ministry and his church following his arrest Wednesday on charges of child molestation. Harry L. Thomas, founder of the Creation Festival and senior pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford, New Jersey, has been accused of sexually assaulting ...

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Menendez Warns Enemies: To Those Who Were Digging My Political Grave, I Know Who You Are [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A tearful Menendez thanked God, his family and the jurors outside the courthouse in Newark, New Jersey, as well as two senators who testified on his behalf as character witnesses, Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Lindsey Graham. “The way this case started was wrong,” said Menendez, flanked by his grown children. “The way it was investigated was wrong. ...

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UPDATE: Mistrial In Menendez Bribery Trial

UPDATE BELOW. The Associated Press reports: The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez’s bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked. Menendez’s defense lawyer on Thursday asked Judge William Walls to declare a mistrial. An attorney for co-defendant Salomon Melgen asked Walls to poll the jury individually to confirm they are deadlocked. Federal prosecutors have ...

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Obama Congratulates Winners In Democratic Wave

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama is congratulating the two Democrats who won gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey. In a Wednesday morning tweet, Obama said: “This is what happens when the people vote.” Democrat Ralph Northam beat Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor. In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy trounced Republican Lt. Gov. ...

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