|Hackenberg disappointing in Week 2 preseason game Big News Network.com / 10 h. 26 min. ago more|
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Christian Hackenbergs eight possessions at quarterback in the preseason opener Aug. 11 provided a sliver of hope the New York Jets patient approach with him might work. His tw
|My lame attempt at an eclipse selfie. #NoFilter #NoFunNew Jersey News / 10 h. 45 min. ago more|
Wow, what a show! For some of us. If you weren't in the path of totality and didn't have solar glasses, the eclipse was probably pretty lame.
|New Jersey charity pulls out of event at Trump golf club - The Hill (blog)Google News / 11 h. 4 min. ago more|
The Hill (blog)New Jersey charity pulls out of event at Trump golf clubThe Hill (blog)A New Jersey charity on Monday announced that it will no longer host an event at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, citing the recent fallout from the attack in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month. In a Facebook post, the United Way of ...Local United Way abandons event at Trump NJ golf courseCBS Newsall 3 news articles »
|Christie touts New Jersey job growth - News 12 New JerseyGoogle News / 12 h. ago more|
News 12 New JerseyChristie touts New Jersey job growthNews 12 New JerseyGov. Chris Christie held an event at the site of the American Dream project to speak about job growth and economic improvement in the Garden State. New Jersey added nearly 25,000 jobs in June and July, according to data just released by the U.S. Bureau ...Christie says American Dream nightmare is over; new opening date setNJ.comall 6 news articles »
|Rematch with New England? What's next for New Jersey at the LLWS - NJ.comGoogle News / 12 h. 25 min. ago more|
NJ.comRematch with New England? What's next for New Jersey at the LLWSNJ.comAfter an opening round loss to New England's Fairfield American Little League of Fairfield, Conn., New Jersey has put together back-to-back wins in the losers' bracket against the Great Lakes' Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores of Grosse Pointe, Mich. and the ...and more »
|Chris Cartnick, red-hot offense power New Jersey to another win at LLWS | Rapid Reaction - NJ.comGoogle News / 12 h. 33 min. ago more|
NJ.comChris Cartnick, red-hot offense power New Jersey to another win at LLWS | Rapid ReactionNJ.comAfter New Jersey saw a commanding 11-run lead trimmed to six in the bottom of the third inning, manager Rob Grano turned to his star shortstop to be the stop-gap against the West's Santa Margarita Little League of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. in ...
|New Jersey Is Front Line in a National Battle Over BailNew Jersey News / 12 h. 52 min. ago more|
The former star of the television show "Dog the Bounty Hunter," Duane Chapman, far left, joined the family of Christian Rodgers in Trenton last month to announce a suit challenging the law overhauling New Jersey's bail system. Less than a year after New Jersey established a sweeping new law that all but eliminated cash bail, the state has found itself facing a challenge familiar to others that have overhauled their bail systems: an energetic legal attack from the bail industry.
|Maryland man confesses to killing 6-year-old sister, 2 young cousinsNew Jersey News / 12 h. 52 min. ago more|
A 25-year-old has confessed to stabbing to death his 6-year-old sister and two young cousins while babysitting the family at their Maryland home, police said. The three girls, all under 10, were found dead in a single bed with lacerations to their upper body, according to the Prince George's County Police Department.
|Dozens Of Puppies Found Crammed In Back Of Hot Van Outside New Jersey Walmart - CBS New YorkGoogle News / 13 h. 24 min. ago more|
CBS New YorkDozens Of Puppies Found Crammed In Back Of Hot Van Outside New Jersey WalmartCBS New YorkTETERBORO, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — More than two dozen puppies, both French and English bulldogs, were found stuffed in the back of a hot van in northern New Jersey over the weekend. The Bergen County Animal Shelter says when they were called to an ...Officials: 26 Bulldog Puppies Found In Hot Van Outside New Jersey WalmartCBS Philly26 bulldog puppies found in hot van at New Jersey storeWGN-TVCrates full of puppies found in hot van at New Jersey WalmartUSA TODAYall 43 news articles »
|China, North Korea fume at U.S.-South Korea military drill Big News Network.com / 14 h. 30 min. ago more|
BEIJING, China - As the U.S. and South Korea began their joint military drills on the Korean peninsula, China renewed calls for the two nations to suspend the drills. The war games that
|How to Explain New Jersey to Your College Friends - Study BreaksGoogle News / 14 h. 58 min. ago more|
Study BreaksHow to Explain New Jersey to Your College FriendsStudy BreaksOn December 20, 2012, the final episode of “The Jersey Shore” aired and the spray-tanned bodies of Snookie, JWoww and DJ Pauly D went down in history as legends in New Jersey, further perpetuating the stereotypes that often haunt people who hail from ...The ideal state for business? It's New JerseyNJBIZall 2 news articles »
|Discount grocer Lidl expanding in New JerseyNew Jersey News / 14 h. 59 min. ago more|
Discount grocery chain Lidl moving toward North Jersey German discount chain Lidl has purchased a store site in Monmouth County, as it expands northward in New Jersey. Check out this story on northjersey.com: https://njersy.co/2wropaC Bergen County's first Wegmans is slated to open in Montvale this September.
|Russia mocks America’s non-immigrant visa freeze Big News Network.com / 15 h. 16 min. ago more|
MOSCOW, Russia - After the U.S. Embassy in Russia announced on Monday that it would implement a visa freeze for Russian citizens - Russian officials have said that it wouldn’t respond to the
|Here are your best photos of the 2017 solar eclipse across NJ - NJ.comGoogle News / 16 h. 8 min. ago more|
NJ.comHere are your best photos of the 2017 solar eclipse across NJNJ.comEven though New Jersey wasn't within the narrow “path of totality,” where the sun was completely blocked by the moon and daytime briefly turned to nighttime, some parts of the Garden State still got an impressive sky show as the moon slowly took bites ...Solar eclipse blocks out 75 percent of sun in New JerseyNews 12 New Jerseyall 8 news articles »
|Christie calls Trump's Charlottesville comments 'a mistake'ABCNews.com / 16 h. 8 min. ago more|
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about "both sides" being to blame for a deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, were "a mistake."
|New Jersey Is Front Line in a National Battle Over Bail - New York TimesGoogle News / 16 h. 42 min. ago more|
New York TimesNew Jersey Is Front Line in a National Battle Over BailNew York TimesThe former star of the television show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” Duane Chapman, far left, joined the family of Christian Rodgers in Trenton last month to announce a suit challenging the law overhauling New Jersey's bail system. Credit Bruce ...and more »
|WATCH: John Oliver calls NJ a nuclear waste dump (literally) - NJ.comGoogle News / 16 h. 42 min. ago more|
NJ.comWATCH: John Oliver calls NJ a nuclear waste dump (literally)NJ.comComedian John Oliver offered the nation a lesson in the history on New Jersey pollution on Sunday evening. The popular host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" dedicated the show's most recent episode to illustrating the U.S. government's inability to safely ...and more »
|Christie says American Dream nightmare is over; new opening date setNew Jersey News / 17 h. 10 min. ago more|
EAST RUTHERFORD -- Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the tortured 14-year odyssey to bring a mega-mall to the Meadowlands is finally nearing its end. "The work has really begun in earnest," said Christie, speaking at the American Dream job site, where 600 construction workers labored in the blazing August sun.
|U.S. Navy probes destroyer collision, operations paused Big News Network.com / 17 h. 40 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - In what became the second time in two months that a Navy destroyer based at the 7th Fleet’s home port of Yokosuka, Japan, has been involved in a collision at sea - the USS
|PHOTO: President Donald Trump waves to the crowd during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club-New Jersey in Bedminster, N.J., July 16, 2017.ABCNews.com / 20 h. 4 min. ago more|
PHOTO: President Donald Trump waves to the crowd during the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club-New Jersey in Bedminster, N.J., July 16, 2017.
|State Police Investigating Shooting on the New Jersey TurnpikeNew Jersey News / 21 h. 41 min. ago more|
The New Jersey State Police is investigating a shooting that injured three people on the New Jersey Turnpike in the area of Interchange 14 yesterday evening. On Friday, August 18, at 6:41 p.m., troopers from Troop "D" Cranbury Station were dispatched to the Thomas Edison Service area for the report of a medical assist as a result of a car accident.
|2017-18 team-by-team NHL season outlook: Previewing the New Jersey Devils - CBSSports.comGoogle News / 21 h. 44 min. ago more|
CBSSports.com2017-18 team-by-team NHL season outlook: Previewing the New Jersey DevilsCBSSports.comRight there with the Vancouver Canucks and Arizona Coyotes in terms of goal differential, the New Jersey Devils stumbled their way to the finish line in yet another less-than-mediocre season, their fifth straight campaign without a playoff berth. They ...and more »
|The future for New Jersey? Ever-higher taxes, worse schools and roadsNew Jersey News / 23 h. 55 min. ago more|
Why does it matter that our state is in the absolute worst fiscal condition of any state in the union? First, it portends ever higher taxes. New Jersey is already one of the highest-taxed states in the country, and the temptation will be great to increase the burden.
|Even with an unpopular opponent, the Democratic Party is in bad shapeNew Jersey News / 1 d. 4 h. 4 min. ago more|
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|Moneybagg Yo Reportedly Connected To Rest Stop ShootingNew Jersey News / 1 d. 8 h. 28 min. ago more|
Moneybagg Yo was reportedly involved in a shooting at a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop on Saturday night , according to NBC New York. Two people were shot at the Thomas Edison Travel Plaza in Woodbridge, but they were both alert and talking.
|Game of Thrones hackers vow to leak finale: Fans thrilled Big News Network.com / 1 d. 12 h. 13 min. ago more|
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Hackers might have given HBO and the Game of Thrones creators some sleepless nights this month - but it is bound to get worse as the finale draws closer.The unusually redu
|Remembering Jerry Lewis: The New Jersey roots of the comedy iconNew Jersey News / 1 d. 12 h. 53 min. ago more|
Remembering Jerry Lewis: The New Jersey roots of the comedy icon Lakewood and Atlantic City were pivotal in the development of the late Jerry Lewis Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://on.app.com/2wm1KMw In this April 12, 2014, file photo, actor and comedian Jerry Lewis poses during an interview at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Jerry Lewis, the giant of American comedy who got his professional start in New Jersey, has died at the age of 91, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
|Grim week at the White House concludes, but problems remain Big News Network.com / 1 d. 13 h. 30 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - The week that ends today, is set to feature as one of the most controversial ones in the new president’s tenure, and there have been many such weeks when the West Wing has
|Christie says he's no longer seeking sports radio host jobABCNews.com / 1 d. 14 h. 14 min. ago more|
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it was him who told a New York sports talk radio he's not considering accepting a job there after his term is up, not the other way around.
|North Korea returns to making startling nuclear war threats Big News Network.com / 1 d. 14 h. 37 min. ago more|
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Responding to the joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises set to start on the Korean peninsula on Monday - North Korea has fired another warning at America.In an
|Embarrassed by Trump? Three key states say YES! Big News Network.com / 1 d. 15 h. 35 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - Approval ratings aside… a new poll set out to measure whether Americans are embarrassed by their leader and discovered some stark findings. According to the ne
|Ousted Bannon warns the GOP to get in line with Trump’s plan Big News Network.com / 1 d. 16 h. 11 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - Following his high-profile departure from the White House, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has issued a warning to GOP leadership, asking the party to unite behind President Donald
|Florida man killed in wrong-way crash on New Jersey TurnpikeABCNews.com / 1 d. 16 h. 34 min. ago more|
Authorities say a Florida man driving the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike was killed when his vehicle crashed into another car
|District receives OK for new schoolNew Jersey News / 1 d. 17 h. 15 min. ago more|
PLAINFIELD -- The Plainfield Public School District has announced that the New Jersey Schools Development Authority has given the green light for the construction of a new elementary school which will replace Woodland Avenue and Cook Elementary schools. The new K to 5 elementary school will be located on Central Avenue and East 7th Street on a 13.28-acre parcel owned by the Plainfield Public School District and will house approximately 756 students.
|Officials: 26 bulldog puppies found in hot van at storeABCNews.com / 1 d. 17 h. 22 min. ago more|
Animal welfare officials say more than two dozen puppies were found inside a hot van parked at a New Jersey store
|Do not eat these 14 mushrooms found in N.J. They can kill you.New Jersey News / 1 d. 21 h. 42 min. ago more|
Those mushrooms that pop up everywhere? How safe is it to pick them up and eat them? The short answer is, not very. Here's why.
|Secret Service: No Trump bump for Braden AirparkNew Jersey News / 1 d. 21 h. 42 min. ago more|
Braden Airpark won't be seeing a boost in business, after the Secret Service denied an exemption from airspace restrictions around President Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club. Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, Somerset County, is at the center of a 30-nautical-mile-radius Temporary Flight Restrictions, or TFR, zone.
|The toll of the Hudson Tunnel Officials and residents raise concerns...New Jersey News / 2 d. 2 h. 1 min. ago more|
Residents of Hudson County have raised a number of concerns about the possible impact of the Hudson Tunnel Project, a proposed new passenger train tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York. The $13 billion project would run under a portion of Hoboken and Weehawken, plunge through the Palisades bedrock under Union City, emerge in North Bergen, and connect with existing lines at Secaucus Junction.
|9-year-old makes plea for NASA jobABCNews.com / 2 d. 12 h. 3 min. ago more|
A 9-year-old alien enthusiast from New Jersey sent a handwritten letter to NASA asking to be considered for a job working with astronauts.
|Manning anxious to get on the field Big News Network.com / 2 d. 13 h. 48 min. ago more|
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will make his 2017 preseason debut Monday night in Cleveland. Manning, who dressed but did not play in last weeks season opener, is e
|Police identify 3 children found dead in Maryland homeABCNews.com / 2 d. 18 h. 6 min. ago more|
Police identify 3 children found dead in Maryland home; 2 were from Newark, New Jersey
|Trump not first president to vacation in New JerseyABCNews.com / 2 d. 19 h. 36 min. ago more|
President Donald Trump is not the first president to vacation in New Jersey
|A marker explains some of the history of the Church of the Presidents in Long Branch, N.J., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. The church was named for the seven U.S. presidents that worshipped there, often ...ABCNews.com / 2 d. 19 h. 50 min. ago more|
A marker explains some of the history of the Church of the Presidents in Long Branch, N.J., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. The church was named for the seven U.S. presidents that worshipped there, often while on vacation in New Jersey. President Donald Tru
|McCaleb: Public pensions in some ways mirror Madoff’s Ponzi schemeWatchdog.org / 88 d. 17 h. 59 min. ago more|
“In a world full of lies, the most dangerous ones are those we tell ourselves.” ― Diana B. Henriques HBO debuted its original movie on Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff over the weekend. Based on Henriques’ book “The Wizard of Lies,” the film (and book) tells the chilling tale of Madoff’s fraudulent investment scheme in which more than 2,200 people lost almost $20 billion in retirement savings. That is a lot of victims losing a lot of money. But it’s peanuts compared to what public pensioners – in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and elsewhere – stand to lose if drastic reform measures aren’t taken soon. More on this in a moment. A Ponzi scheme is a form of fraud in which early investors see quality returns, not because their money was invested wisely as the investors are led to believe, but because new investors fund the payouts. The cycle perpetuates itself – more and more new investors are needed to continue to fund previous investors’ returns at an unbeknownst higher risk to themselves – until it inevitably collapses. In Madoff’s case, the collapse occurred in 2008, after almost 30 years, when the housing bubble burst and the economy was sent into the Great Recession. Simplistically, far fewer new investors could be found, and prior investors, many hurting because of the turn in the economy, asked for their full investments back. Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of fraud. His victims suffered untold losses. What’s the point of my Madoff history lesson? A strong case can be made that public pensions are eerily similar to a Ponzi scheme, and that a similar collapse in some of the most underfunded systems in the country might be inevitable. That would mean an untold number of new victims that would make the Madoff case seem relatively minor by comparison. The difference between a Madoff-like Ponzi scheme and the public pension crisis is that government is complicit in the latter, and that dedicated public servants, state retirees and taxpayers are the ones at risk. I think we all can agree that taxpayers and state workers who have spent their careers serving residents, teachers included, don’t deserve that. Doubt that will happen? Let’s start with Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory in the eastern Caribbean declared a form of bankruptcy (after Congressional approval) earlier this month because of massive debt that included $50 billion in underfunded pensions. In a story headlined “In Puerto Rico, pension fund works like a Ponzi scheme,” the New York Times reported the following: “Puerto Rico, where the money to pay teachers’ pensions is expected to run out next year, has become a particularly extreme example of a problem facing states including Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania: As teachers’ pension costs keep rising, young teachers are being squeezed — sometimes hard. One study found that more than three-fourths of all American teachers hired at age 25 will end up paying more into pension plans than they ever get back.” For pensioners in Puerto Rico, where a recovery plan is still being devised, it could mean pennies of the dollar of what they were promised. For current and future public pensioners, a similar fate awaits if drastic reforms don’t happen. Take Illinois, whose five state pension funds are now underfunded by more than $130 billion, worst in the nation. At that deficit, the pension funds have in hand just about 37 cents of every dollar they will owe to current and future pensioners. But it actually could be much worse than that. Money set aside to fund pensions – from taxpayers and public employees – is invested to grow the dollar pool. But most pension systems have over-estimated the rate of returns on these investments. As recently as 2014, Illinois’ Teachers Retirement System projected an inflated 8 percent annual return rate. That projection was dropped to 7.5 percent three years ago. Just last year, Illinois’ State Employees Retirement System downgraded its rate of return estimate to 7 percent. Each of these downgrades cost Illinois taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually because the taxpayers are legally required to make up the difference. What’s worse is that many investment professionals and ratings agencies say a more realistic rate of return is in the 3 to 4 percent range. If that’s the case, Illinois’ already staggering pension debt would balloon by tens of billions of dollars more. That could be devastating to younger state employees who still have decades to go before they retire. A younger teacher who is funding current retirees’ bloated pensions faces a potential collapse in the system, risking much or all of her retirement nest egg. And as return estimates continue to drop, taxpayers are forced to pick up the ever-growing tab. There is a partial solution. Illinois state Sen. Dale Righter has filed legislation that would place all new state employees, including teachers, in a 401(k)-style defined contribution plan. State employees would contribute 8 percent of their salaries into the private investment account, and the state (taxpayers) would contribute an additional 7 percent. While Righter’s plan wouldn’t solve Illinois’ $130 billion (likely more because of the overstated return on investments) pension deficit, it would relieve new hires of any concerns of a pension collapse and it would drastically slow Illinois’ ever-growing pension obligations. More action, particularly other structural reforms that will improve Illinois’ overall economy and increase its tax base, are needed to chip away at the deficit. States that have adopted similar plans to Righter’s already are seeing fiscal improvements. Unfortunately, many in the Illinois General Assembly continue to think that higher taxes are a major part of the solution. But we’ve been there and done that, and it hasn’t worked. It’s led to a stagnant economy and a mass exodus of Illinoisans to other states. States such as Illinois and and their employees need drastic pension reform measures if they are to stave off a Madoff-like collapse. It’s time we stop telling ourselves dangerous lies and get these reforms done.