Friday, February 8, 2013
Tonight's commute will be "treacherous," says state Police and Emergency Management
The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state today and tomorrow. State emergency management officials anticipate coastal flooding, high wind conditions, snow, sleet, and even blizzard conditions in the northeast corner of the state, according to a prepared statement from state Emergency Management. The State Emergency Operations Center in West Trenton will be activated at 7 a.m. today, and will remain open as long as necessary to meet anticipated challenging conditions. "This is a dangerous storm; and we ask motorists to be careful while driving. There is also the potential for downed trees and wires because of wind …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Mayors Against Illegal Guns gathered for a press conference yesterday to tell legislators, enough is enough.
Officials from the advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns were gathered yesterday. They were in Cranford. But that wasn't the only place the group showed a strong presence. From Vermont to New Mexico, members of the 800-strong coalition of elected officials gathered to voice their frustration to Washington and push legislators to support laws that ban violent assault weapons, makes gun trafficking a federal crime and increases the background checks on potential gun owners. "It has nothing to do with the Second Amendment, it's about gun violence," said former NJ Gov. Jim Florio, who joined the group of local legislative leaders and law enforcement officials. Florio took much of the credit for getting tough with NJ gun laws in the 1990s…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Monmouth U., Brookdale and Georgian Court also closed
Due to weather conditions, Ocean County College in Toms River is closed Monday and Tuesday. Also, Georgian Court University, in Lakewood, and Brookdale Community College, in Middletown, will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. "If possible, residents should vacate on Sunday," Georgian Court states on its website. Monmouth University is also closed Monday and Tuesday. Ocean County College officials said they will decide tomorrow whether to close. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Atlantic Cape Community College are closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Rowan University, and Rider University are also closing Monday and Tuesday. An open house at Rider on Sunday is canceled. Rutgers University is still open; its website does not …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Search our interactive database to see how much your neighbors gave to Obama and Romney.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across New Jersey, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Here's a roster and some stats if you're headed down to the Armory this afternoon.
A battle for Ridge Road ice hockey bragging rights is set for Wednesday afternoon at the Armory in Red Bank. Your Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs will take on their rival Red Bank Regional Buccaneers in the Dowd Cup ice hockey tournament semifinals. The first puck drops at 2:30 p.m. The Bulldogs (16-2-0, no. 53) bulldozed through Toms River East 9-3 in the quarterfinals Monday evening to advance, and RBR (8-12-2, no. 86) upset the St. Rose Purple Roses 5-4 earlier Monday afternoon to move on. The Bucs and Bulldogs met in a December regular season game, with RFH notching a 4-1 victory over RBR. The Dowd Cup is a tournament which pits teams from the Shore Conference's "C" and "D" divisions against one another for a top prize named after former …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
New Jersey's governor is giving his State of the State address, outlining his goals for 2012.
Governor Chris Christie delivered his "State of the State Address" to the 215th Session of the Legislature and New Jersey residents at 3 p.m. Tuesday. In his address, Christie outlined his goals for the coming year and what he has accomplished his first two years in office. In his speech, he touched on hot button issues of education and pension reform and called for a 10 percent state income tax cut. For more details on Christie's speech, read our wrap-up article here. Patch live blogged the speech from 2:30 to about 5 p.m. You can read the minute-by-minute updates with commentary from Huffington Post Political Reporter John Celock in the attached blog. If you missed the live chat and want to leave a comment, please do in the comment …
Monday, October 31, 2011
“Anger Management” was partially shot in Cranbury, Hightstown and East Windsor.
New Jersey is one of the smallest states in the United States with a size ranking of 47. But it’s grand in its appeal to film and television production companies, simply because they find the state’s diverse geography, architecture, and locales a compact treasure. With West Orange’s place in film history as the site of the first motion picture studio, the Black Mariah, created by Thomas Edison, and then Fort Lee as the first motion picture capital in America, it’s fitting that New Jersey is a tantalizing cinematic setting, historically and by what it has to offer. The New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission is located at 153 Halsey St. in downtown Newark. It’s the state agency that leads film and television professionals to the…
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Kelsey Taylor, Rumson native, shares stories about going from small town NJ to big city in SoCal.
I will always define myself as a Jersey Girl. I grew up going to the beach in Sea Bright, attended the Rumson school system from kindergarten to 9th grade, played countless soccer games at Meadowridge, watched concerts from the lawn at the Arts Center, ate my fair share of dream cones from Crazees, and blasted Bruce out of every speaker possible. Born and raised in Rumson, I went boarding school in Middletown, Delaware for high school. I might as well have been in Nowheresville. From there, I chose to go to Dickinson College in central Pennsylvania. There is NOTHING in central Pennsylvania except a bunch of great colleges and the capital of the state. I will be the first one to say it: I am a small town girl, through and through. I …