Tag: New Jersey

These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Each state in America has an official state bird, usually an iconic species that helps define the landscape. Minnesota chose the common loon, whose haunting wails echo across the state’s northern lakes each summer. Georgia picked the brown […]

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Elizabeth Warren Details Her Account of Losing Teaching Job Because of Pregnancy

WASHINGTON — It is one of Elizabeth Warren’s signature anecdotes in her stump speech: By the end of her first year as a public-school teacher, she was “visibly pregnant,” and the principal wished her luck and hired another teacher to replace her. In recent days, a conservative news site and other outlets have cited evidence […]

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Atlantic City Mayor Stole $87,000 From Youth Basketball Program

The mayor of Atlantic City had already been caught in an unflattering moment — surveillance cameras had recorded a late-night fistfight he was involved in outside a casino last November. His troubles took a more ominous turn less than a month later, when F.B.I. agents raided his home, lugging away computers and more than $40,000 […]

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Trump Is ‘Last Hope for White People,’ Said Police Chief on Trial

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A former police chief in New Jersey who is on trial on a federal hate-crime charge after he allegedly slammed a black teenager’s head into a doorjamb, once called President Trump “the last hope for white people,” according to […]

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Tax Law’s Cap on State and Local Deductions Is Upheld by Court

Congress didn’t unconstitutionally penalize Democratic-leaning states when it imposed a cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes, a federal judge ruled Monday. The 2017 federal tax law, which President Trump signed after a party-line vote in Congress, limited to $10,000 the state and local tax payments that families can write off on their […]

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Trump Is ‘Last Hope’ for White People, Says Ex-NJ Police Chief on Trial for Bashing Black Teen’s Head Into Door

Photo: Nati Harnik (AP) A potential movie titled The Hate White Hope may be apropos for Poor POTUS after all. When it comes to hate and evil wypipo, Donald Trump is these folks’ reigning champ. Advertisement So believes former Bordentown, N.J., police chief Frank Nucera Jr., who is being tried on federal hate-crime assault charges. […]

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How One Address Led to a $100 Million Tax Credit Scheme

PEARL RIVER, N.Y. — In the summer of 2015, Jaguar Land Rover North America told state officials in New Jersey that it was considering moving to an office development in New York called Blue Hill Plaza. To keep the automotive giant’s headquarters in New Jersey, the state offered $26 million in tax credits. So Jaguar […]

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Booker’s Campaign May Go Belly Up If Donors Don’t Pony Up $1.7 Milly by End of Month

Presidential hopeful Corey Booker’s campaign manager warns he may not be in 2020 race ‘much longer’ in memo.Photo: AP Cory Booker’s coffers need more folks to start coughing up some coins. And fast. On Saturday, the Democratic presidential candidate hopeful’s campaign sent out a memo asking his supporters to raise $1.7 million by Sept. 30 […]

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Anti-Semitic Slur by N.J. Lawmaker Draws Swift Backlash

At a closed meeting, the City Council president in Trenton, New Jersey’s capital, used an anti-Semitic slur to describe the negotiation tactics of a Jewish city attorney. “They were able to wait her out and jew her down,” the president, Kathy McBride, said, according to a recording. The comment, made at a session on Sept. […]

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Multilevel Deck Collapse Injures 21 People at the Jersey Shore; 2 Treated for Trauma

A weekend for winding down summer at the Jersey Shore turned into a mass casualty scene on Saturday night when at least two decks on a three-story rental home collapsed onto each other, the authorities said. At least 21 people were injured in the episode, including an unspecified number of firefighters who had come to […]

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To Push Gun Control, New Jersey Will Pressure Retailers and Banks

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — New Jersey intends to stop doing business with gun manufacturers and retailers that fail to adopt policies, like conducting background checks, to stop guns from falling into the wrong hands, becoming the first state to take such stringent action against the firearms industry. The state will also apply pressure on major financial […]

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Overlooked No More: Alice Guy Blaché, the World’s First Female Filmmaker

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Manohla Dargis In 1911, The Moving Picture News wrote that Alice Guy Blaché, the first female filmmaker in history, was a “fine example of what a woman can do if given a square chance in […]

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They Posed as Soldiers in Love. Over 30 People Lost $2.1 Million.

It often started with a hope for love, then quickly turned into a promise of gold. In one tragic case, it ended in death. A woman had struck up a romance on a dating website with a man who said he was a United States soldier stationed overseas. He claimed to have more than $12 […]

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Does America Care About Care? Not Enough

First of three articles. Caretaking occupies a paradoxical place in the American mind. On the one hand, we cast caretaking for babies and children as a sacred duty of the private sphere. We lionize the bonds between parents and their children in movies, songs and storybooks. We romanticize the kinds of wisdom that are passed […]

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Rohan Marley, Son of Reggae Legend Bob Marley, Is Looking to Go Into the Business of — What Else? Weed

Rohan Marley in Las Vegas, January 2016 Photo: Isaac Brekken (Getty Images for House of Marley) Rohan Marley, the entrepreneur and son of reggae great Bob Marley, has made moves to go into the medical marijuana business in the state of New Jersey. Marley, who has strong ties to the state — having helped raise […]

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A Suburb Believed in Liberal Ideals. Then Came a New Busing Plan.

MAPLEWOOD, N.J — This suburb, with its high-performing schools, seems a haven of diversity and progressiveness. Signs that trumpet “Stigma-free Town” and “Hate Has No Home Here” hang from lampposts and, after a series of fatal police shootings across the country, “Black Lives Matter” placards popped up on lawns. But now a strategy to tackle […]

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In Defense of Sea Gulls: They’re Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way

Here are three good things about gulls: They are devoted parents. Males share child care equally with females. That includes sitting on the eggs during incubation. And they have figured out a way — actually many ways — to survive in a harsh and unforgiving world. Some eat clams, some eat fish, some are attracted […]

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George Washington Bridge Closes for Investigation of Suspicious Package

Both levels of the George Washington Bridge were temporarily closed to traffic on Thursday night after a suspicious package was discovered on the span connecting New York and New Jersey, the authorities said. The New York Police Department’s bomb squad removed an empty cylinder from the New Jersey side of the upper level, the authorities […]

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