Sunday, October 4, 2015

New Jersey

Jersey Shore residents woke up on Sunday to the first glimpse of sunshine in days - but also to flooded roads and sharply eroded beaches.
The police department of Pine Valley operates from a small white house with lime-green office walls, where Richard Rauer, the 5-foot-11 police captain with a handlebar mustache, answers the phone.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Christie wants to come to Washington. Just don't ask him to make the leap from governor of New Jersey to Capitol Hill legislator.
Inquirer reporter Angelo Fichera will tweet from Ocean City and North Wildwood today as he tracks the coastal storm. Follow here for his updates. ...
MARGATE, N.J. - From two islands away, Gov. Christie again took aim at the Jersey Shore town of Margate over its refusal to allow the state to build dunes on its beaches.
"So you're 81 now, Father," I say. "Not yet," smiles Michael Doyle, who was born on a farm in County Longford, Ireland, on Nov. 3, 1934.
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NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. - After the tide hit its highest Saturday afternoon, bay water lapped at the house Anthony Bencivengo has lived in for 17 years. He is accustomed to flooding on Old North Wildwood Boulevard, but the 3 or 4 inches of water that filled his first floor were unusually steep.
When Jamie Fox joined the Christie administration last fall as transportation commissioner, he sought to accomplish something that had eluded policymakers in Trenton for years: securing a long-term plan to fund New Jersey's road, bridge, and rail projects.
Plans are moving forward for the Voorhees-based American Water company to take over Camden's water and sewer systems, which would end the city's long and often fraught relationship with current operator United Water.
The home of New Jersey's state supreme court will be re-opened Monday after being closed last week due to a Freon leak.
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) - A man accused of inappropriately touching two female Rider University students while they slept in their dorm rooms is now facing numerous charges.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Motorists continue to see lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - A former bookkeeper who stole more than $500,000 from her employer and lost most of it gambling at casinos is now headed to state prison.
LITTLE FERRY, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey priest allegedly pointed a functioning musket at a young boy inside the church's rectory and indicated he would fire, an incident that may have been spurred by a football rivalry.
A nor'easter brought high winds and heavy rains to the Jersey Shore on Friday and Saturday. Men carrying paddles. I'm not sure if they're planning...
ATLANTIC CITY - Even though Hurricane Joaquin appeared to be heading well out to sea, the Jersey Shore remains caught in what the National Weather Service called a "squeeze play" between weather systems conspiring to generate heavy rain, powerful winds, coastal flooding and potentially significant beach erosion.
Gloucester County officials are investigating a suspected murder-suicide that claimed the lives of a Deptford Township couple Saturday morning. Police received a 911 call at 8:17 a.m. from a 67-year-old man reporting a shooting in the couple's residence in Heritage, an age-restricted community.
Former Philadelphia Eagle Irving Fryar and his 74-year-old mother got a break compared to what prosecutors wanted when they were sentenced Friday for their roles in a $1.2 million mortgage scheme involving seven lending institutions.
New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox is resigning from the Christie administration as federal prosecutors investigate the relationship between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and United Airlines, which Fox once served as a lobbyist.
An New Jersey Transit RiverLine train struck a fallen tree Friday night in Burlington County, causing service delays of up to 40 minutes, an agency spokeswoman said.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Jon Bon Jovi made an onstage gesture to honor a high school football player who died last week in New Jersey after taking a hit on the playing field.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Rutgers University professor accused of sexually assaulting a disabled man she said had consented to the relationship by communicating on a keyboard was convicted on Friday.