New Jersey Articles

Miss America Pageant Returns to Atlantic City

New Jersey officials confirmed this week that the Miss America Pageant will be returning to Atlantic City. The pageant had been held in Atlantic City for its first 85 years, but was moved to Las Vegas in 2006. “We are …

Mark Zuckerberg’s Chris Christie Fundraiser Sees Protests Mark Zuckerberg’s Chris Christie Fundraiser Sees Protests
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On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a fundraiser for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at his home in Palo Alto, California. It’s thought to be the first major political fundraiser that the billionaire has ever hosted. “Mark and Priscilla …

Mark Zuckerberg To Host Palo Alto Fundraiser for Chris Christie Mark Zuckerberg To Host Palo Alto Fundraiser for Chris Christie

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will host his first-ever big-time fundraiser for a political candidate – Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. According to The Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla will host the event on February 13th at …

N.J. Earthquake Rattles Sandy Victims
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Several towns in New Jersey experienced a small-magnitude earthquake early this morning, causing panic in an area still trying to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The tremblor measured around a 2.0 on the Richter scale and struck …

Virgin Mary Tree Trunk Sends People on a Pilgrimage to New Jersey
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Virgin Mary tree trunk? Yes, you read that correctly. A Virgin Mary tree trunk. Unless you’re a perverted soul who sees something strangely — and disturbingly — vaginal in the image embedded above, then, chances are, you’re looking directly at …

New Jersey Boy Dies After Sand Tunnel Collapses
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Playing in the sand seems like such an innocent and completely harmless way for children to spend their time at the beach. However, it only takes one mistake for things to take a serious turn for the worse. Such is …

Chris Christie Shore Heckler Causes Boardwalk Temper Tantrum
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The Chris Christie shore heckler has, perhaps, proven the governor isn’t too far removed from the cast members of “Jersey Shore”, a group of individuals the guy apparently hates with a passion. If Christie wants to demolish the stereotype that …

Raelians Fly Swastika Over South New Jersey Beach
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Some people baffle me sometimes even though they have the best of intentions. This past weekend that exact thing took place off the coast of southern New Jersey. A group known as the International Raelian Movement flew a plane towing …

New Phishing Scam Targeting Veterans In New Jersey New Phishing Scam Targeting Veterans In New Jersey

There are as many scams out there as there are stars in the sky. Just this morning I received an email about filling out an Apple survey to get free money for the app store. It even had an apple.com …

Yacht Explosion: Coast Guard Claims It Was All a Hoax

Yacht Explosion: According to the Coast Guard, the whole story was nothing more than a very expensive hoax. Last night, an emergency call came across the line that claimed a boat had exploded off the New Jersey coast, forcing all …

Nazi Parents: New Jersey Couple Loses Custody of Their Children
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Nazi parents Heath and Deborah Campbell have been denied custody of their four children, all of whom have names inspired by the Nazi party and its members. Adolf Hitler Campbell, 6, Joycelynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 5, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie …

Amazon Collecting Sales Tax in New Jersey Amazon Collecting Sales Tax in New Jersey

Amazon, who is planning to install two new distribution centers in New Jersey, which would create 1,500 new jobs, is now going to be charging sales tax in that state in July, 2013. Amazon has had issues with taxes in …

New Jersey Town To Ticket Texters For Distracted Walking New Jersey Town To Ticket Texters For Distracted Walking
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While some states have already cracked down on texting while driving, and the NTSB and the Dept. of Transportation are looking to impose nationwide bans on cellphone use while driving, one small town is looking to tackle pedestrians as well …

Obama American Flag Angers More People
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The Obama American flag is apparently on tour with people bound and determined to anger as many people as possible by desecrating the American flag. This time it is in the South Jersey area near Philadelphia. Wes Kennedy, of the …

Newark Mayor Rescues Woman in Fire
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Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker is the man. Thursday night, Booker was returning home from a television interview. He happened upon a house on fire. Someone screamed that her daughter was in the building. Over protests from his security detail, …

Mega Millions Drawing In Record Numbers
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The popular lotto game Mega Millions has already been attracting a lot of attention recently with its huge jackpot, but when the drawing last night didn’t produce a winner, the annuity leaped to $290 million, which equals a record $205 …

NJ Supreme Court:  Journalists’ Shield Law Doesn’t Apply to Message Boards NJ Supreme Court: Journalists’ Shield Law Doesn’t Apply to Message Boards
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A very interesting ruling came out of the Supreme Court in New Jersey, seemingly drawing a line between “journalistic” channels and other information channels. Where that line is exactly, is not entirely clear. It’s even more interesting when you consider …

Crying YouTube Star Has His Wish Granted To Be Governor [VIDEO]
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Go ahead and file this story in the “feel good news” category. Jesse Koczon, who came into fame when crying about being too young to be governor, has had his wish fulfilled. Governor Christie, signed a proclamation on Wednesday which …

Addressing The Problem Of Bullying On Facebook

Yesterday, Tony Orsini, my son’s middle school principal sent a blunt letter to all parents telling us that we should ban social networks for our middle school children. I was unsure whether it was acceptable for me to print the latter when I got it, but our New York CBS TV station had a headline today, "NJ Principal Asks Parents To Ban Social Networking" in which it prints the whole letter. You should read it for yourself. I respect Tony, but he’s wrong on this one.

New Jersey Considers Legalizing Online Gambling
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A newly proposed law in New Jersey would allow residents there to gamble online via websites run by the state’s casinos in Atlantic City.

The bill was introduced into the New Jersey senate by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), who also introduced a separate bill which calls for New Jersey residents to vote on a constitutional amendment that would allow state-regulated sports wagering in Atlantic City casinos, and to state residents via an intra-state Internet gambling system.

New Jersey Law Seeks Monitoring Of Social Networks
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The New Jersey State Legislature is considering a bill that would force social networking sites to monitor posts that are offensive or face legal action.

If the bill is enacted it would likely have little impact on sites like Facebook or MySpace since the Federal Communications Decency Act protects sites from lawsuits based on users posts.