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October 6, 2012 | By Paloma Esquivel
Twenty-three people were hurt when a Canadian charter bus en route to a church event in Brooklyn overturned Saturday in New Jersey. The bus, carrying 56 passengers from Toronto, overturned as the driver attempted to exit the highway, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman told The Times. The bus landed on the driver's side in a marshy area about 100 yards from the road, Grossman said. Eight people were admitted to a Paterson hospital in critical condition, said Liz Asani, a spokeswoman for St. Joseph's Healthcare System.
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NEWS
March 27, 2014
Marc Duvoisin grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in humanities, and broke into the newspaper business at The (Bergen) Record in Hackensack, N.J.  His next stop was the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he reported on the New Jersey suburbs, Philadelphia City Hall and organized labor, among other things. During four years as the paper's Middle East correspondent, based in Cairo, he covered the Iran-Iraq war, the U.S. bombing of Libya and the first Palestinian uprising.  He joined the Los Angeles Times in 2001 as an assistant managing editor.
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OPINION
January 19, 2014
Re “Christie tries to turn the page,” Jan. 15 Not that I'm a Chris Christie fan - I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop - but he has impressed me. He is a man of action. He had a crisis, acted immediately, got to the bottom of it: found the offenders, heads rolled, they were fired. He spoke, he apologized, he solved the problem. He didn't drag it on with empty promises like our president. Lying gets you everywhere; telling the truth condemns you. With President Obama at the helm, I think there is no longer a standard of right and wrong.
NATIONAL
March 21, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - A Jersey Shore motel gutted in a deadly blaze Friday had been a haven for people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, and the fire was the second major setback in less than a year to a region still struggling to recover from the 2012 storm. At least four people were killed in the early morning fire at Mariner's Cove Motor Inn in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. All four victims were men, but their identities were not immediately released. The fourth victim was found as rescue workers combed through the wreckage Friday afternoon.
NEWS
August 28, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
TAMPA, Fla. - New Jersey's delegation to the Republican National Convention was already primed for a big night, with Gov. Chris Christie set to deliver the keynote address Tuesday. But at just past 5:40 p.m. local time came a bonus: The Garden State's delegates were the ones that boosted Mitt Romney “over the top,” as the moment when he officially clinched the presidential nomination was called. In recent conventions such a distinction is usually reserved for a state of special significance to the nominee, either his home state, or a key battleground.
SPORTS
November 11, 2009 | Mark Medina
Ducks Tonight At NEW JERSEY When: 4 PDT. Where: Prudential Center; Newark, N.J. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks: 6-7-2, Devils: 11-4-0. Record vs. Devils (2008-09): 1-0-0. Update: The Ducks enter a four-game trip with a two-game winning streak. Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is on the active roster for the first time since Oct. 24 when he aggravated a strained groan muscle. Giguere figures to be in the backup role behind Jonas Hiller, although Giguere told reporters he doesn't want to serve a backup role anymore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2000
Being born in New Jersey and living there for 12 years before our family moved to Santa Monica, I read with interest "HBO's Mobster Saga Does New Jersey Proud" (April 6). The gist seems to be that regularly seeing some local landmarks on national television has been good for the residents' self-esteem, demonstrating again the wisdom in the following stanza from Carl Sandburg's "The People, Yes": "Once a shipwrecked sailor caught hold of a stateroom door and floated for hours till friendly hands from out of the darkness threw him a rope.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Already fierce competitors, Nevada and New Jersey are preparing to open a second front in their fight for gambling dollars, this time in the virtual world of online gaming. On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a law legalizing Internet betting, following Nevada , which approved its version last week and hopes to be online for poker within months. Tiny Delaware is also in the hunt for online riches and could be taking bets by this fall. All three states will be offering online gaming, especially poker, to those living or visiting within their borders.
NEWS
April 3, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Lakers center Andrew Bynum will not play Tuesday against New Jersey because of an ankle injury, and it is uncertain whether he will play Wednesday against the Clippers.  "I know he's out tonight," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. "We'll see tomorrow and the day after. " Bynum suffered a moderate ankle sprain during the first quarter of Sunday's game against Golden State. X-rays on his ankle were negative but he did not participate in shoot-around Tuesday. Josh McRoberts is expected to start in Bynum's place.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
TRENTON, N.J. -- A new joint investigations committee began its work Monday, seeking to unravel the mystery of who gave the order for the now-notorious traffic jam in September in the lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge. The new joint committee reissued the 20 subpoenas that another Assembly panel issued earlier this month, many to top officials in the office of Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Democrats in the state Senate and Assembly had started separate investigations before deciding to combine their efforts.
OPINION
March 17, 2014 | By Michael Shermer
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission last week voted to prohibit Tesla from selling its electric vehicles directly to consumers, a decision endorsed by the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers and Gov. Chris Christie. New Jersey is the third state, after Texas and Arizona, to block Tesla from direct sales, all under the guise of protecting consumers. Some free market. Of course, auto dealers prefer an arrangement in which they have exclusive rights to sell a certain manufacturer's product.
NATIONAL
March 12, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
POMONA, N.J. - His state wrecked and reeling from Superstorm Sandy, Chris Christie made himself the face of New Jersey's comeback effort with a take-charge tour de force that became a cornerstone of an expected run for president. But the made-for-campaign-ads story of resurrection is now riddled with failures: poor performance by contractors, accusations of insider deals and increasing frustration from homeowners still waiting for recovery funds. In the aftermath of the George Washington Bridge scandal, Gov. Christie and top members of his administration also face questions about whether he and his aides used disaster relief funds to reward friends and punish enemies.
AUTOS
March 12, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
The strategy of Tesla Motors to sell its electric Model S sports sedan through company-owned stores took a hit this week when New Jersey required that autos sold in the state have to move through a middleman, namely a dealer. At the urging of auto dealers, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission changed a rule Tuesday to require a franchise license to sell new cars in the state. Tesla has two company owned stores in New Jersey stores -- in Short Hills and Paramus -- that were operating under different licenses.
NATIONAL
March 6, 2014 | By Maeve Reston and Michael A. Memoli
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Gov. Chris Christie arrived at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday at one of the most difficult moments of his political career: The investigations into his administration's mammoth traffic jam continue, his poll numbers have plunged, and the socially conservative GOP voters who dominate this gathering have always been his biggest hurdle in a potential quest for the presidency. But with surprisingly expansive comments on his opposition to abortion, the New Jersey governor drew a warm reception before a group that did not even invite him last year, a slight ascribed to organizers' criticism of his conservative credentials.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
A New Jersey teenager has lost the first round in her legal fight to get her parents to pay for college and living expenses in a case that is being closely watched because it deals with a seemingly universal conflict between parents and their teenagers. Rachel Canning left home two days before her 18th birthday in October. In a motion argued Tuesday in a court in Morristown, N.J., Canning was seeking $650 in weekly child support and the rest of her tuition at Morris Catholic High School.
NATIONAL
March 4, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A “rather large” gas line explosion in central New Jersey injured seven workers and wrecked parts of a suburban condo complex Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Flames, debris and dark smoke soared into the Ewing Township sky about 12:50 p.m., and video from the scene showed fire crews still dousing the rubble with water two hours later. Public Service Electric & Gas Co., the energy utility for the area, said in a statement that a contractor reported damage to the gas line shortly before noon.
NEWS
February 19, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
New Jersey legislators investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal are going to court to try to shake loose documents from two key figures in the case. Bridget Anne Kelly, former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Chris Christie, and Bill Stepien, the man who ran Christie's campaigns, are refusing to comply with subpoenas seeking copies of emails and other records in the months before the scandal. Their lawyers say turning over the records would violate their 5th Amendment rights.
NATIONAL
March 4, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A body was found in the rubble of a natural-gas-fueled explosion that damaged or destroyed 55 units at a New Jersey condominium complex, police said Tuesday evening. Seven utility workers were injured in the Ewing Township explosion and fire Tuesday.  The body was found outside a charred structure, Ewing Police Lt. Ron Lunetta said. He declined to give any details about the victim.  “It's extensive and where it happened is devastating,” Lunetta said of the destruction that left blackened ruins amid a snow-covered neighborhood.  Flames, debris and dark smoke soared into the sky of the Trenton suburb about 12:50 p.m., and there were several 911 calls about a large explosion.
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + Jaromir Jagr on Saturday became the seventh NHL player to score 700 goals. The New Jersey Devils' enduring right wing joins Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe (801), Brett Hull (741), Marcel Dionne (731), Phil Esposito (717) and Mike Gartner (708) in the 700-goal club. + The Winnipeg Jets are 11-3-1 under Coach Paul Maurice, who replaced the fired Claude Noel. Their revival was well-timed - fans had become impatient with a team that seemed bound for another non-playoff finish, ending the love affair that began when the Jets moved to Winnipeg from Atlanta.
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