Tag Archives: New Jersey

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Pesticides He Marketed As COVID Preventives, Faces Up To 20 Years

From the Justice Department: A New Jersey man pleaded guilty to various charges stemming from his sale of more than $2.7 million worth of various unregistered pesticides to numerous victims based on false representations that these products were registered pesticides with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and on EPA’s “List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2” that EPA deemed to …

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QAnon-Backed Cultist Loses New Jersey House Primary

The right wing New Jersey Globe reports: The New Jersey Globe projects that Rep. Chris Smith (R-Manchester) has won the Republican primary in the 4th congressional district against several challengers, including Roger Stone-backed podcaster Mike Crispi. As of 10:53 p.m., Smith had 58% of the vote to Crispi’s 37%. After former President Donald Trump angrily called for a primary challenger …

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Cultist Covidiot Creamed In New Jersey House Primary

The New Jersey Advance reports: Businessman Bob Healey defeated gym owner Ian Smith to win the Republican nomination Tuesday to take on two-term Democratic Rep. Andy Kim this fall in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, according to a projection from the Associated Press. The AP called the race around midnight with 83% of the votes counted. Healey was up by …

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New Jersey’s Weed Shops Gross $24M In First Month

The New Jersey Advance reports: New Jersey legal weed sales topped $24 million in the first month of the roll out at a dozen locations, according to the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Actual receipts reported to the CRC showed $24,201,875.38 million in recreational weed sales from April 21 to May 21. Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed $48.9 billion budget for the …

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Cultist New Jersey US House Candidate Smashes Ballot Drop Box With Wrecking Ball In Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

Some background via New Jersey’s Spotlight News: Republican Rep. Chris Smith has been in office since Jan. 3, 1981, in the last days of Jimmy Carter’s presidency. That he has spent 41 years in Congress is reason enough for voters to replace him, argue opponents Mike Crispi and Steve Gray. Both challengers also espouse positions that put them much further …

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New Jersey GOP Senator Intros “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

New York City’s CW affiliate reports: A New Jersey Republican introduced legislation that would prohibit teachers from bringing LGBTQ-related instruction into classrooms from kindergarten through sixth grade. The bill, proposed by State Senator Edward Durr, is even more restrictive than the Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Seventh through 12th grade students only be exposed to LGBTQ topics if consent …

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New Jersey Starting Today: No Paper, No Plastic [Video]

Bloomberg News reports: New Jersey became the first state to ban both plastic and paper bags on Wednesday, leaving companies and shoppers to find creative workarounds to get their groceries home. ShopRite, with more than 100 New Jersey stores, will charge a flat $1.50 per order for reusable bags. Instacart Inc., which fulfills shoppers’ lists for Aldi Inc., Lidl Ltd., …

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New Jerseyans Mob Shops On First Day Of Legal Weed

The New York Post reports: Thousands of happy stoners flocked to pot shops in New Jersey Thursday — forming lines that snaked around the block at some locations — on the state’s first day of legal marijuana sales. More than 2,000 people snapped up pre-rolled joints, flowers and edibles within hours at Ascend, a luxury cannabis shop in Rochelle Park, …

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NJ Diocese To Pay $87M Clergy Sex Abuse Settlement

The Associated Press reports: A New Jersey Catholic diocese has agreed to pay $87.5 million to settle claims involving clergy sex abuse with some 300 alleged victims in one of the largest cash settlements involving the Catholic church in the United States. The agreement between the Diocese of Camden, which encompasses six counties in southern New Jersey on the outskirts …

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Legal Weed Sales In New Jersey Start Thursday At 6AM

The New Jersey Advance reports: New Jersey legal weed sales can begin April 21, state officials announced Thursday. Green Thumb, which uses the RISE banner, confirmed to NJ Advance Media that RISE Bloomfield and RISE Paterson will open next Thursday at 6 a.m. Recreational users will be able to purchase up to 1.0 ounce in a single transaction at 13 …

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NJ Licenses Its First 13 Legal Weed Dispensaries

The New Jersey Advance reports: The long-awaited opening of New Jersey’s recreational cannabis market just got the green light. The Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Monday approved seven medical marijuana dispensaries, formally known as alternative treatment centers, to begin selling adult recreational weed, perhaps as soon the end of this month. The approved centers and their satellite shops will be the …

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Kmart Soon Down To Only Three Physical Stores

USA Today reports: Soon there will be only three open Kmart stores in the U.S. The Kmart store in Avenel, New Jersey, 15 miles south of New York City, is the latest store scheduled to permanently close on April 16. Once it shutters, the number of Kmarts in the U.S. – once well over 2,000 – will be down to …

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GOP New Jersey Mayor Cops To Using N-Word On Tape After Town Paid Whistleblower $400K In Hush Money

The New Jersey Advance reports: Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso is apologizing for racist and misogynist comments captured on secret recordings, saying in a video posted online that he is “embarrassed and ashamed.” Bonaccorso’s statement follows revelations last week by NJ Advance Media that the township paid more than $400,000 to conceal those recordings under a 2020 legal settlement after a …

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NJ Push To Allow Self-Pumping Of Gas Hits Dead End

The New York Times reports: A brief but intense push to abolish a law that bars drivers in New Jersey from pumping their own fuel at gas stations has hit a speed bump, if not a complete dead-end. Nicholas Scutari, the Democratic president of the State Senate whose backing would be crucial to any law change, put an end to …

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Man Gets 27 Months In Infamous GoFundMe Scam

The Associated Press reports: A New Jersey man who conspired with his then-girlfriend to cook up a feel-good story about a helpful homeless man and then used the lie to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations online was sentenced in federal court Friday to more than two years in prison. Mark D’Amico will also have to serve three …

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Covidiot GOP US House Candidate Arrested For DUI

The right wing New Jersey Globe reports: A Republican congressional candidate in New Jersey’s 3rd district was arrested on charges that he was driving under the influence early Sunday morning after refusing to take a breathalyzer test. Ian A. Smith, the owner of the Atlis Gym and an outspoken critic of Gov. Phil Murphy, is running for the GOP nod …

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73% Of NJ Residents Oppose Bill On Self-Service Gas

NBC News reports: New Jersey lawmakers are considering letting the state’s residents pump their own gas for the first time in decades – except hardly anyone actually wants to. Some 73% of Jersey residents said they still want someone to pump their gas for them, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Thursday. Just 22% of respondents said they’d rather …

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NJ Bill Would End Ban On Pumping Your Own Gas

The New Jersey Advance reports: A bipartisan collection of legislators introduced a bill Monday called the “Motorist Fueling Choice and Convenience Act,” which would allow stations in New Jersey to have self-service pumps and end its status as the only state left in America where self-serve gasoline is illegal statewide. It comes at a time when gas station owners say …

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Anti-Vax NJ Gym Owner Sentenced To Probation For Defying Lockdown, Set To Announce Run For US House

The right wing New Jersey Globe reports: A South Jersey gym owner who gained national prominence for refusing to follow Gov. Phil Murphy’s business closures and mask mandates during early months of the coronavirus pandemic, will announce next week that will run for Congress. Ian Smith wants to challenge two-term Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) in New Jersey’s 3rd district. He …

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NJ Lawmakers Vote To Codify Same-Sex Marriage

The New Jersey Advance reports: Eight years after court decisions made same-sex marriage legal in New Jersey, both houses of the state Legislature on Monday passed a bill that would officially enshrine gay couples right to wed into state law. The state Senate voted 35-4 on Monday afternoon. The Assembly passed it by a 53 to-10 vote with four abstentions …

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