Friday, February 12, 2016

New Jersey

The owners of Greentree Commons, a 1980s-era office park on Route 73 in Evesham, announced Thursday they are razing it to make way for a $30 million "upscale retail complex."
A Camden municipal judge postponed a hearing on Jahlil Okafor's speeding charge until next week after an attorney for the 76ers center alleged a conflict of interest in the case Thursday.
HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) - Firefighters on Friday contained a massive warehouse fire that burned out of control for nearly 20 hours and generated so much smoke that it was detected by weather radar and forced some school closures.
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) - The Coast Guard on Friday inspected a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it will be able to set sail as scheduled on a weekend voyage.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - A proposed dune project at the New Jersey shore could cut off access to the beach for 22 property owners, including the brother of Gov. Chris Christie, a lawyer for homeowners fighting the project said.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A teacher at a central New Jersey prison is accused of sexually assaulting an inmate more than 20 times and becoming pregnant twice.
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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge in New Jersey has rejected the appeal of a Philadelphia man serving more than three decades behind bars after he was convicted of scheming to kill soldiers at Fort Dix, according to a ruling released Thursday.
Boarded-up storefronts line both levels of the ailing Burlington County mall now called the Marketplace at Burlington. Plans to revive it were supposed to start in "early 2016," by owner Moonbeam Capital Investments L.L.C., of Las Vegas, which bought the mall two years ago with plans for a three-phase, $230 million turnaround of the former Burlington Center.
Investigators say a person of interest in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Camden County was seen entering a bar shortly after the incident.
A retired bankruptcy judge hired by the state's Emergency Manager said he got nowhere trying to mediate the dispute between Borgata and Atlantic City.
TRENTON - Gov. Christie said Thursday that he had requested federal aid to help New Jersey respond to the storm that brought flooding and record snowfall late last month.
One day in the 1980s, Franklyn A. Barnaby and his bagpipes were on a double-decker bus, part of a wedding party heading along a busy Manhattan street, slowly.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A Union County jury has convicted a man of attempted murder for stabbing two women who said he told them he was looking for "the portal to hell" in their backyard.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - A company that manufactures gases, including helium for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons, is moving its headquarters after getting tax credits to stay in New Jersey.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation to overhaul the bistate agency that controls the New York City region's airports, bridges and tunnels, though the measure differs from reforms passed in New York.
For more than a year, Nelly Toll and her mother survived the Nazi occupation of Poland by hiding in a tiny room, sheltered by a Catholic family.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in a New Mexico fraud case involving ATM skimming devices.
HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (AP) - A large fire at an industrial park in central New Jersey has closed down a major roadway and sent clouds of black smoke billowing into the sky.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Evening commuters on Amtrak and New Jersey Transit are facing delays after an earlier problem at the Portal Bridge in Hackensack.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The leader of one of New Jersey's most violent street gangs ordered murders of people thought to have cooperated with law enforcement and ran an operation that engaged in racketeering, extortion, robbery and drug trafficking, a federal indictment unsealed Thursday alleged.
In Gloucester City, history waits just beneath the surface, and roots run deep. Consider the latest undertaking by entrepreneur Tom Monahan, who resurrected a venerable taproom at Burlington and Hudson as Max's Seafood Cafe 15 years ago, and is re-creating a vintage South Jersey dining brand a block away.
A Camden County man was convicted Wednesday of sharing photos and videos of child pornography over the Internet, prosecutors said.