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Behind the scenes of one of New Jersey’s first gay marriages

Behind the scenes of one of New Jersey’s first gay marriages (via NJ.com) LAMBERTVILLE —Just after the stroke of midnight on Oct. 21, Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey stood before their family and friends at the Justice Center in Lambertville and became one of the first same-sex couples to marry…

Cory Booker expected to dominate New Jersey’s Senate primary election

By Barbara Goldberg MAPLEWOOD, New Jersey (Reuters) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker appeared poised for victory on Tuesday as New Jersey held a special election to choose party nominees in the race to fill the state’s empty U.S. Senate seat. Booker, a Democrat, held a strong lead in public opinion…

U.S. indicts five hackers in biggest cyber fraud case in history

By David Jones and Jim Finkle NEWARK, N.J./BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors said on Thursday they have charged five men responsible for a hacking and credit card fraud spree that cost companies more $300 million and two of the suspects are in custody, in the biggest cyber crime case filed…

Geraldo Rivera says he won’t run for open New Jersey Senate seat

TRENTON — As a string of candidates line up to run in New Jersey’s upcoming special U.S. Senate election, Geraldo Rivera announced that he won’t join the battle after all. In February, the longtime media personality said he was seriously considering running as a Republican when veteran Democrat Frank…  …

Source says Cory Booker will announce Senate run on Saturday

(Reuters) – Newark Mayor Cory Booker was expected to announce on Saturday he will run for U.S. Senate in New Jersey in a Democratic primary set for August to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a source close to Booker said on Friday. The campaign staffer asked…

Christie: I’ll keep ‘firm grip’ on Prince Harry during New Jersey visit

Famously rambunctious New Jersey governor told a local radio station that he’ll spend all day with prince on Garden State tour Keeping Britain’s rambunctious Prince Harry in line is a tough job that the prince’s media handlers and protection officers have never quite come to grips with – to the…

New Jersey cop caught punching woman in the face on video

Police in Elizabeth, New Jersey are investigating footage that has surfaced online of an officer hitting a woman in the face during an altercation outside a nightclub. Authorities told WNBC-TV on Wednesday that the unidentified officer seen in the video, which was posted on YouTube on March 3, is still…

New Jersey ‘sea monster’ is likely a lamprey

Just one week after they appeared on the social news site Reddit, photos of a strange, bloody animal caught in a New Jersey river have drawn more than one million views. The eel-like creature has a large, round mouth, thick lips, and rows of jagged teeth. A sea monster? Probably not. For…

Sierra Club slams New Jersey plans for MTV-funded sea wall

Environmental group slams Seaside Heights' plans for MTV-funded sea wall SEASIDE HEIGHTS — So Seaside Heights wants to build a seawall using funds raised by Snooki and the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore”? Talk about a “Jersey joke,” a New Jersey Sierra Club official said today. Jeff Tittel, director of…

NJ Firefighters rescue 5 adult dogs, 18 puppies from burning house

Fast-thinking firefighters rescued 23 dogs from a burning house in Hopewell Township, New Jersey on Monday night, 18 of whom were puppies, some just days old, according to a report at NJ.com. When fire crews arrived at the scene of the house fire Monday night, flames were leaping from the…

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