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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, […]

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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 […]

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Cory Booker makes more time for Menendez’s Newark trial than he ever did for Newark

You have to admire the loyalty which Cory Booker (D-Twitter) has shown to his ally Bob Menendez, Save Jerseyans. I guess? Even one MSNBC host was forced to admit that the case against the indicted Democrat Senator is “overwhelming” as his trial got underway in Newark this week, but Booker sat in the front row […]

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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 […]

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LEAD GLOVE: Christie spokesperson blasts Newark Mayor’s “bizarre blame game”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog What’s in the water up there, Save Jerseyans? Something more than lead, I suspect. In case you missed it, Mayor Ras Baraka took a shot at Governor Chris Christie today as fears mounted over lead-contaminated water in dozens of New Jersey schools. “You see what the governor […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Spring 2015: Newark residents dodging bullets, advised to avoid fish

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Coming off of a particularly bloody month on the streets of Newark, Save Jerseyans, the Brick City’s government has a message for its residents: Whatever you do, please don’t eat the fish… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii872F7YVYM ______

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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 […]

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A reminder of why Newark is still on the skids

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog At the end of the day, Save Jerseyans, all of the wonderful policy ideas, ideological discourse, and good intentions in the world can’t save our state if the voters in some of our largest population centers continue to vote for crooks. We got a reminder of why […]

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Newark Protests NYC Grand Jury as Its Own Death Toll Soars

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The sister of a former Essex County prosecutor was killed in a Newark hit-and-run on Thursday afternoon, Save Jerseyans, as the Brick City races towards 90 homicides for the year. Hours later, approximately 100 Newark residents gathered downtown to protest a grand jury verdict stemming from the death of […]

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Newark’s model doesn’t work on either coast

By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Living now in New Jersey, I keep up on news from “home” (in Washington State) only to find the stories here and the stories there are the same stories, this time about police telling citizens that, for certain types of crimes, you’re on your own. When […]

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Newark’s residents are on their own!

By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog If I lived in Newark and didn’t already have one, I would immediately buy a gun – lots of guns. After bungled attempts by police director Eugene Venable to “clarify” Chief Anthony Campos’s new policy of directing officers to refuse to respond to some criminal complaints, the […]

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