Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Jersey

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A Muslim receptionist at a southern New Jersey hospital says she was disciplined after reporting for work with henna ink designs on her hand - a traditional ceremonial practice in her faith.
Authorities in Massachusetts issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for an "acquaintance" of Ashley Bortner, a Paulsboro woman whose body was found gagged and burning near railroad tracks in Bridgewater, Mass., this month.
Gov. Christie accused President Obama on Tuesday of downplaying threats posed by ISIS and the acceptance of Syrian refugees, ramping up his security-focused campaign message in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A family from Syria will settle in northern New Jersey a week after Gov. Chris Christie told President Barack Obama that the state wouldn't accept any more Syrian refugees.
Four New Jersey State troopers on Monday helped deliver a baby girl on the side of the Turnpike after the mother's water unexpectedly broke, police said.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The attorney for one of the defendants in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing case claims it was his client's ex-colleague who gave the order for the closures to coincide with the first day in school.
More from NJ
FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) - Two women have died in a fire at a northern New Jersey independent living facility that housed formerly homeless people.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A low-rise hotel or an amusement park could be coming to Liberty State Park if some of the developments outlined Tuesday in a report from Gov. Chris Christie's administration come to fruition.
TRENTON - The Christie administration on Tuesday defended its decision to privatize parts of New Jersey's lottery system, even as officials said revenue collected for the fiscal year that ended June 30 fell short of contractual targets.
Choosing from the array of Mummers finery on display, Betsy Carpenter dons a fancifully feathered headdress and smiles for a friend's camera.
Jessica Cox inspires by example. The 32-year-old woman is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the only person without arms to obtain a pilot's license. She holds a black belt in martial arts, surfs, and drives using her feet.
Alleging that Moorestown has failed to live up to its legal obligation to zone for affordable housing, an advocacy group has asked a Superior Court judge to declare that the township must allow at least 1,521 new low- and middle-income units by 2025.
In October, Gloucester Township police arrested a man for stealing cigarettes and a phone charger, which the man planned to sell to get cash for heroin, police said.
After New Jersey lost more than 20,000 jobs during back-to-back months over the summer, there were concerns that the state’s economy was sliding backward...
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - Police say the man behind the wheel of a pickup truck involved in a deadly collision last week in southern New Jersey was driving drunk.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Atlantic City's casinos saw their gross operating profits increase by 61 percent in the third quarter of this year.
On the list of things the Showboat property in Atlantic City is not: A casino, a college campus, an extension cord.
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) - A familiar stop on the New Jersey Turnpike is back in business more than three years after it was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
ATLANTIC CITY On the list of things the Showboat property in Atlantic City is not: A casino, a college campus, an extension cord.
Mildred A. Deacon, 91, of Westampton, who retired in 1993 as chief clerk for what is now the Burlington County Department of Finance and Administration, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, at a family residence in Springfield Township.
ATLANTIC CITY - The 2017 gubernatorial race to succeed Gov. Christie was being waged amid the flashing lights of Borgata's dance club, open bars at Caesars, and dozens of other private parties hosted by New Jersey's political elite.
As public acceptance of marijuana use grows in the United States, nationwide arrests for simple possession of pot have dropped in recent years. New Jersey is going in the opposite direction.