Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018
Category: Newark

Did you miss Cory Booker’s really stupid Zuckerberg hearing question?

By Matt Rooney _ It wasn’t that long ago, Save Jerseyans, that then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker accepted $100 million from Facebook’s founder on Oprah Winfey’s old television show on behalf of the Newark, New Jersey school district. Those monies were subsequently (and infamously) squandered by the district with much less fanfare. Flash forward to this week; […]

Camden, Newark make “Murder Capitals of America” list

NEWARK, NJ — Better? Maybe, but still pretty bad. The real estate analytics company NeighborhoodScout has released a list of the 30 U.S. cities with a dubious distinction: the most murders per 1,000 residents. Camden ranks #3; Newark is #15. The notoriously crime-ridden New Jersey urban centers did see some improvement in 2017, with Newark experiencing an overall […]

REPORT: Newark Mayor’s ‘Protection Unit’ ran up $1M+ overtime bill

NEWARK, N.J. — The City of Newark’s finances are notoriously precarious, Save Jerseyans, so when money is wasted? It’s all the more offensive to the taxpayers who subsidize New Jersey’s most populous municipality. The latest example? According to a new report from TAPintoNewark, Newark’s so-called “Executive Protection Unit” includes no less than twenty-seven police officers […]

Newark, Middlesex given until December 8th to comply with federal immigration law

It remains to be seen whether federal courts intervene, Save Jerseyans, but two New Jersey jurisdictions could face stiff consequences this holiday season if they persist in refusing to comply with federal immigration laws. Last week, the Department of Justice sent strongly worded letters to 29 jurisdictions – including the City of Newark and Middlesex County, […]

As Amazon HQ contest continues, AFP pushes back against Christie’s “corporate handouts”

New Jersey’s multi-billion dollar flirtation with Amazon and its new second North American headquarters is making national headlines but also earning derision from critics of the Christie Administration’s jobs creation tactics. On Tuesday, Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey (AFP-NJ) hit back at the $7 billion in tax incentives intended to lure eCommerce giant to Newark. “Instead of […]

Newark watershed manager gets 8 years for kickback scheme

NEWARK — The former special projects manager of the now-defunct Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. was sentenced Thursday to eight years in federal prison for his role in a multi-million dollar kickback scheme that contributed to the collapse of the non-profit agency. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Donald Bernard Sr., 69, of West Orange, […]

Free Market Magic: Uber, NAACP form unlikely alliance in Newark

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Uber may leave Newark, New Jersey if proposed regulations become law and, as we all know, Save Jerseyans, Newark isn’t a city that can afford to scare away the young professionals and business-types who do everything by app. That’s where they’re headed. You’ve probably heard that if […]

REPORT: Newark turned away ’03 federal offer to combat lead in water

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Democrat attempts to spin Newark’s lead crisis into another Detroit-like cudgel to attack Republicans just hit a major snag, Save Jerseyans. “Newark officials rejected the federal government’s help to combat lead contamination in school water supplies more than a decade ago, WNYC has learned. But some school […]

Is that where some of Zuckerberg’s money went?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Yes, the $100 million donated by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Newark public school in 2010 was bled away by consultants, waste and corruption. The bureaucratic translation? Initiatives. I could’ve told him that would happen. Anyone who knows anything about Newark could’ve predicted it. We’re all easy to […]

Guns don’t kill people, but Democrat urban governance sure does!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s fair to say that our Constitution was designed to protect against precisely what happened on Tuesday afternoon down in Washington, D.C., Save Jerseyans: a tyrant trying to manipulate the emotions of the masses to seize additional powers for himself. Harsh? Prove me wrong. Is there a more honest […]

Will we finally get to the bottom of Booker’s Newark corruption?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Most of the media ignored this story throughout his 2013 and 2014 U.S. Senate campaigns, Save Jerseyans, but the scandal known as #Watershedgate might finally be coming back to bite Cory Booker (D-Twitter) on his backside. Here’s hoping. According to NJ.com today, “[t]rustees for the Newark Watershed Conservation […]

Poof! Cory Booker disappears from Newark history…

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog This Monday NJ.com post caught my eye, Save Jerseyans, for patently obvious reasons: “Newark failed to charge millions in mandated health benefit costs“ Typical, right? The city government that’s been a financial albatross for New Jersey taxpayers is now doubly screwing us over, by not only soaking up state aid but […]