Tag: New Jersey

Can the Jersey Shore Culture of Springsteen and Snooki Survive?

When Sam Hernandez met his wife in 2010, he had never been to the beach in New Jersey. Born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn, he’d always associated the Jersey Shore with the tan-and-party lifestyle of the MTV reality show. But his soon-to-be-wife, a New Jersey native, insisted he visit. Once he was there, he was […]

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Aiming for Diversity: Meet the Organization Giving Black and Brown Communities a Shot at Archery

The Black and Latino Archery Association (BLAA) is one of the few archery organizations geared toward promoting the sport to black and Latinx neighborhoods, where there is usually a lack of exposure to the sport. It also provides a place where people of color who already practice archery can do so on a competitive level. […]

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Fears and Frustrations as Newark, NJ, Hands Out Bottled Water Amid a Lead-Contaminated Water Crisis of Its Own

Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka speaks about the city’s ongoing water crisis Aug. 14, 2019 in Newark. At left is Kareem Adeem, acting director of Water and Sewer Utilities in Newark and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. Photo: Rick Loomis (Getty) Inspiring comparisons to the water crisis in Flint, Mich., New Jersey’s biggest (and predominantly […]

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Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled

NEWARK — A growing crisis over lead contamination in drinking water gripped Newark on Wednesday as tens of thousands of residents were told to drink only bottled water, the culmination of years of neglect that has pushed New Jersey’s largest city to the forefront of an environmental problem afflicting urban areas across the nation. Urgent […]

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A Tidal Wave of Sex Abuse Lawsuits Is About to Hit New York’s Catholic Churches and Boy Scouts

An unprecedented wave of lawsuits from sex abuse survivors is expected to flood New York courthouses on Wednesday, when the state hands survivors a one-time-only opportunity to sue their attackers — no matter how long ago the abuse took place. Only a handful of states have ever opened up so-called “lookback windows,” which temporarily suspend […]

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Home Cooking for Profit? Sure, Just Not in New Jersey

FRANKLIN, N.J. — With just a little white chocolate and some sprinkles, Heather Russinko can make a wedding gown in under seven minutes. Give her five minutes more, and she can dress a groom, too. Three buttons, a bow tie, and a tuxedo swell over a round white chest. Ms. Russinko uses dips and drips […]

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The Freshmen: Mikie Sherrill

Image Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Freshmen: Mikie Sherrill An outspoken progressive wing in the House has seized the country’s attention. But the path to power for Democrats may depend on moderates, who have a very different vision for the party. Meet one of them. Since Democrats retook the House last November, the world has […]

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Why Not Cory Booker?

If you were cooking up a candidate in a lab to take on Donald Trump, you might come up with someone a lot like Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. (Well, except for the unmarried vegan part.) Like Pete Buttigieg, Booker was a Rhodes scholar and the dynamic mayor of a city afflicted by industrial […]

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McKinsey Advised Johnson & Johnson on Increasing Opioid Sales

At the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, the rule is sacrosanct: Never publicly disclose client advice. And for the most part, adherence to that rule has served the company well. But in recent months, as government officials seek to assign blame for the opioid crisis that has strangled large parts of the nation, McKinsey’s […]

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Biden Pushes Back on Civil Rights Critics by Playing Up His Obama Connects, While Booker Slams Biden As an ‘Architect of Mass Incarceration’

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking at the NAACP’s convention in Detroit July 24, 2019.Photo: Bill Pugliano (Getty) Joe Biden attempted to ward off doubts raised about his civil rights bona fides Wednesday by reminding attendees of the NAACP convention that he was Barack Obama’s pick to be his vice president. “I doubt he would […]

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Storms Bring Floods and Power Failures to Weary N.Y. and N.J. Residents

In the last 10 days, New York City has seen a blackout in Manhattan, power failures in Brooklyn and Queens and an oppressive three-day heat wave. Then, on Monday night, a thunderstorm brought weary New Yorkers fierce winds and heavy rains that wreaked havoc, causing flash floods across the city and suburbs. Parts of the […]

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The Last Toll Collectors

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Gerry Flint has collected tolls for 40 years on a 570-mile highway that crosses New York State. But he does more than just count money and make change. He gives directions to lost drivers, offers hotel and restaurant tips […]

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These Trump ‘MAGA’ T-Shirts Spotted At The Jersey Shore Are Really … Something Else

Getty Image Anyone with a passing familiarity with the Jersey Shore — thanks in part to the MTV reality series of the same name — knows that it doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being, uh, a bastion of good taste. That’s not true of the entire Garden State coastline, of course, because for every […]

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Just Before the Eagle Landed, an Alien Arrived in Our Living Room

No one who was alive then can forget the sights and sounds of that weekend in 1969. The drawling voices of “Houston” guiding the lunar module gingerly into its assigned parking place on the face of the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin floating with each step, like kids in one of those aptly named […]

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Safe Deposit Boxes Aren’t Safe

In the early 1980s, when Philip Poniz moved to New Jersey from Colorado, he needed a well-protected place to stash his collection of rare watches. He had been gathering unusual pieces since he was a teenager in 1960s Poland, fascinated by their intricate mechanics. His hobby became his profession, and by the time of his […]

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Judge Resigns After Saying Teenager in Rape Case Was From ‘Good Family’

The New Jersey judge who sparked nationwide backlash by recommending leniency for a 16-year-old boy accused of rape because the boy was from a “good family” has resigned from the bench, officials said on Wednesday. The comments by the judge, James Troiano, which were made in a 2018 ruling, were seen by advocates for sexual […]

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New York’s Invisible Climate Migrants

When Harold Jones first bought his home in Canarsie in 1991, he was struck most by the tall trees lining the street. Today, he’s more struck by the “For Sale” signs standing in their place. The trees went first, and quickly. During Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the waters of the Jamaica Bay inlet that borders […]

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