There was another accident involving a school bus in New Jersey Thursday. A bus tipped onto its side near a New York Bridge; four students and one adult had minor injuries. The bus was returning to Brooklyn from a trip to the Garden State.
The coast is clear, literally, for New Jersey’s beaches. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has lifted all water and bathing advisories along the coastline after high levels of fecal coliform bacteria were recorded earlier in the week. The high counts typically occur after a rain event that flushes out drains into the ocean.
Talk about irony…New Jersey State Trooper Michael Patterson stopped motorist Matthew Bailly for a minor motor vehicle stop nearly a week ago. It didn’t take long for both men to realize that Bailly, a retired police officer, was responsible for helping to deliver Patterson when he was a rookie cop. Both families were ecstatic about…
A giant pothole that’s about four feet deep has closed a lane of the Garden State Parkway until Thursday morning. The New Jersey Highway Authority reports that the pothole was found on the southbound right hand express lane at milepost 110. Crews should have the lane reopened by lunchtime Thursday.
Democrats throughout New Jersey are very worried about how well Senator Robert Menendez may do in the November election after a poor showing in the June primary. Menendez won the primary over unknown Lisa McCormick Tuesday, but not by a very wide margin. Democrats acknowledge that his indictment on corruption charges is playing a big…
Republican Bob Hugin has captured the republican nomination to battle for a United States Senate seat this year against longtime Senator Robert Menendez. Menendez will run for his third, six-year term but faces a very negative campaign from Hugin thanks to Menendez’ recent corruption trial.
A white history professor at Rutgers University is being reviewed for inflammatory remarks he made on social media against his own race. James Livingston is accused of saying “I officially hate white people”, and “I hereby resign from my race. “F” these people”. He put his rant on Facebook.
It’s primary Election Day in New Jersey. Local voters are heading to the polls to select congressional and Senate candidates in the fall midterm elections. The republican primary appears wide open for congress; the democratic primary includes local favorite Jeff Van Drew. Voter turnout is expected to be light.
State lawmakers in both the Senate and Assembly approved a measure Monday that would ban smoking from public beaches and parks. Exemptions are made for any parking lot adjacent to a public space; local towns may designate up to 15 percent of a public beach for smoking. The measure goes before the full Assembly on…
An Assembly committee on Monday approved a new bill that would prohibit smoking on New Jersey’s beaches. The New Jersey Senate is next to vote on the bill, which is expected Monday afternoon. Still undetermined: Who would enforce the no smoking ban on municipal beaches.