October 15, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Never mind the bitter partisan bickering in Washington. New Jersey resident Peter Cahill will go to the polls twice within the next month and do something unusual: vote for a Republican and a Democrat. On Wednesday, Cahill, 44, will cast a ballot for Cory Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, in a special election for U.S. Senate. Then, on Nov. 5, he'll vote to reelect Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, to a second term. Booker and Christie are very different, the Hillsdale man acknowledges.
October 14, 2013 |
With Bruno Mars expected to deliver a dazzling halftime show during Super Bowl XLVIII in February, a slew of acts will play warm-up to him and help kick off the biggest sporting event of the year with concerts in the days leading up to the big game . VH1 has teamed up with the NFL to host six concerts in the week leading up to Super Bowl, the network has announced. Taking advantage of MetLife Stadium's close proximity to New York -- the stadium that will host the game is just a stone's throw away in New Jersey -- the bulk of the concert series will be anchored in each of New York's five boroughs and end with a show in New Jersey on the eve of Super Bowl.
October 12, 2013 |
New Jersey's decade-long battle over same-sex marriage is headed to the state's highest court. The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear arguments in January about whether gay marriage should be legalized. The court's Friday announcement means that a current case on gay marriage will bypass the usual appeal process. New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson found last month that a U.S. Supreme Court decision from June compelled the state to begin granting same-sex marriages licenses.
October 9, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris Christie, running for reelection on a record of bipartisan accomplishment, visited the epicenter of political gridlock Wednesday, huddling with GOP senators at the U.S. Capitol. Christie traveled to Washington just one day after he increased speculation about his national ambitions with a remark during a debate with his Democratic challenger. "I can walk and chew gum at the same time," Christie said when asked whether he might run for president while serving a second term as governor.
October 4, 2013 |
NEW HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Kenn Challender, a Republican, is not thrilled with Obamacare. But this week, he's a lot more worried about how he's going to pay the mortgage and feed his three children. The government shutdown has temporarily cost him his job as a civilian aircraft mechanic at a nearby military base. "I talked to the bank, and they said the best they could do would be to waive the late fee," said Challender, 33, standing underneath the American flag on his front step.
September 26, 2013 |
Have you heard the one about the judge who moonlighted as a comedian? It wasn't a laughing matter for the New Jersey Supreme Court, which ruled recently that Municipal Court Judge Vince Sicari - who also appeared in comedy clubs and on television under the name Vince August - couldn't judge by day and joke by night. So Sicari is hanging up his robe. We understand the Supreme Court's concern about the importance of judicial impartiality and the appearance thereof (as a lawyer might say)
September 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The effects of Superstorm Sandy plagued New Jersey throughout the summer, according to a poll released Wednesday that showed 38% of state residents who visited the Jersey shore spent less time there than they expected. The poll, conducted by Monmouth University and the Asbury Park Press, said that 1 in 6 New Jersey adults who normally spend time at the Jersey shore during the summer did not do so this year. Of those who visited the state's summer resorts but cut their stays short, nearly half cited worries that the seasonal businesses they counted on would not be open.
September 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK - For years, Vince Sicari kept a secret from his family, friends, colleagues and clients. By day, he practiced law. By night, he practiced laughs under his stage name, Vince August, building a reputation on the comedy club circuit. Over the years, he worked his way up to regular TV appearances, including Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and ABC's "What Would You Do?" But Sicari this week became a victim of August's success when New Jersey's highest court ruled that he could either continue to serve in his part-time job as Municipal Court Judge Vincenzo A. Sicari or work as an on-stage comedian - but not both.
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September 17, 2013 |
Federal authorities Tuesday said they are looking for other possible victims in California who may have been sexually assaulted by a 47-year-old sex offender recently charged with assaulting a minor. Joseph Anthony Caracciolo was taken into custody in New York on Aug. 28 and was charged with allegedly crossing state lines to repeatedly sexually assault a 12-year-old girl, according to the federal criminal complaint. Caracciolo also impregnated the girl, the complaint claimed. Federal authorities in New Jersey are now looking for additional victims who may have been allegedly assaulted by Caracciolo in other states where he may have lived or traveled.
September 12, 2013 |
A fire broke out Thursday along a seaside boardwalk on the New Jersey shore, destroying businesses that had only recently started recovering from devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy last year. News video showed flames roaring along the boardwalk in Seaside Park, a community about 80 miles south of New York City with a year-round population of about 2,200, according to the town's website. The fire erupted at an ice cream shop and quickly roared out of control, fueled by winds of 30-35 mph. “It got totally out of control,” the town's police chief, Francis Larkin, told local TV news stations as video showed a massive black cloud floating up from the boardwalk and flames shooting out of businesses.