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Chris Christie dealt serious blow by a plot too far-fetched for ‘The Sopranos’

A petty act of vengeance has left the governor of the state made famous by the fictional mob family woefully short of political allies From The Sopranos to Boardwalk Empire, Frank Sinatra to TV personality Snooki, it is often difficult to separate fact from fiction in New Jersey. Not least in…

Police seek pair who tried to set fire to New Jersey ‘Saturnalia’ atheism billboard

Two men tried to set fire to an atheist billboard in New Jersey. A off-duty police officer was at a restaurant with friends in Pitman shortly before noon Tuesday when he spotted the men underneath a billboard reminding onlookers to “Keep Saturn in Saturnalia.” The billboards were rented from Clear…

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…

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