Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Jersey

MARGATE, N.J. (AP) - Here's one offer that Lucy, the Jersey shore's giant elephant, will forget.
Will shifting mostly white-collar jobs from suburbia into the city, along with new shops, restaurants, and a luxury hotel, boost the region’s GDP? Will it dent Jersey’s lagging unemployment rate? Highly doubtful.
The automated call from Haddon Township police to residents Tuesday morning was ominous: A 3-year-old boy had disappeared from his home, still in pajamas, and authorities needed help finding him.
A homeless man found dead in a Pemberton Township clothing donation bin over the weekend was identified Tuesday by authorities as James R. Shay.
As Gov. Christie tries to drum up support on the presidential campaign trail, his reviews from New Jersey voters show an uptick but remain mostly negative, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Tuesday.
NJ Transit officials say they will not make a federal end-of-the-year deadline to install new Positive Train Control safety equipment and want Congress to grant a three-year extension. PTC equipment might have prevented the deadly derailment this year in Philadelphia.
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The super PAC that has spent nearly $1 million to support Democrats in New Jersey's Assembly elections next month has received nearly 90 percent of its money from a group affiliated with the state's largest teachers' union, records filed with state regulators show.
A 3-year-old boy who was reported missing in Haddon Township has been found dead. The boy, named by authorities around midday as Brendan Link Creato, was reported missing by his family around 6 a.m. Tuesday and his body was found in a wooded area of Cooper River Park about half a mile from his home in the township's Westmont section.
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) - An intoxicated woman who sustained a broken hip after repeatedly falling off a chair while in police custody can continue her lawsuit alleging two police officers failed to exercise reasonable care, an appellate panel ruled.
VAUXHALL, N.J. (AP) - Representatives from a Whole Foods store in New Jersey say they have fired the security company responsible for detaining a 70-year-old woman and banning her from any of the supermarket chain's stores in three states after she accidentally left without paying for some cheese.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Officials have apologized for moving the bronze bust of the first black member of a New Jersey governor's cabinet from an Atlantic City library.
CHERRY HILL The work of four artists will be on display Nov. 11 through Dec. 31 in the Katz JCC's Art Gallery at the Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books, and Culture of the Katz.
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (AP) - A collective of environmentalists paddled along the Delaware River in kayaks to protest pollution allegedly caused by dumping at a PSE&G power plant located on Duck Island.
One might wonder what a local councilman who spent nearly three decades in his hometown government does after resigning from his elected seat. For Paulsboro's Larry Haynes Sr., who left borough council in July, his next step is a familiar one: Get elected again.
Growing up at Broad and Tasker in South Philly, Barbara Coscarello heard all the Camden jokes. Like the one about the contest offering a first prize of a one-week vacation in Camden, with two weeks as second prize.
A Burlington County man who was fatally burned Sunday when his lawn mower burst into flames was a retired firefighter who had served in the job for decades, and had tried to share his experience with younger firefighters.
On a sunny afternoon in August, Camden Mayor Dana Redd led a group of reporters, officials, and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) on a walking tour of some of the city's run-down streets, explaining how $30 million in federal funds could transform the neighborhood. It was one of several public events arranged to promote a "Choice" neighborhood grant that the city applied for this year, and which Redd said would pay for new housing, two schools, and better parks along Mount Ephraim Avenue.
A second South Jersey community is balking at plans by real estate developer J. Brian O'Neill to locate a drug and alcohol treatment center in its midst.
PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) - A southern New Jersey man has died after falling three stories from the roof of a warehouse.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers coach Kyle Flood returned to his coaching duties Monday and apologized for contacting a faculty member about a player's grade.
Rev. Wendell F. McGinnis Jr., 63, of Berlin, pastor of North Baptist Church in Woodbury, died of heart failure on Thursday, Oct. 8, while at the podium of the 111th annual meeting of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey Inc. in Elizabeth.
A man in New Jersey says he removed a controversial Halloween display from his yard after it was vandalized and he received threats. Neighbors say they're just happy to see the decorations gone.