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Klapisch: Masahiro Tanaka's splitter proves baffling to Bosox

northjersey.com — The Sox barely put a scratch on Tanaka in a 9-3 rout Tuesday, which delivered a loud message that a new sheriff has arrived in the AL East. Tanaka didn't just beat the Sox, he completely buried Jon Lester, Boston's ace.
Great read from “@BobKlap: Tanaka passes his Fenway test. Or as John Farrell said, “he never gives in.” bit.ly/Qy7ppT
Tanaka passes his Fenway test. Or as John Farrell said, “he never gives in.” bit.ly/Qy7ppT

Appeals court reprimands lawyers in Merck Fosamax case

northjersey.com — In a complex lawsuit where there were almost 5,000 pages of transcripts, lawyers for both sides didn't tell the appeals court considering their case that they settled - a move that caused the court to issue a public reprimand Wednesday.
RT @mjphillis: "For attorneys ... to neglect to notify us of a settlement for 4 months is unconscionable." - northjersey.com/news/appeals-c…

Green Machine

blogs.northjersey.com — Jets returning to Cortland for training camp The Jets announced today they will return to SUNY Cortland for training camp in July. It will the fifth time in six year that they will train there under coach Rex Ryan. Dates and times for practices will be announced later.

Second Shake Shack coming to Paramus, at Garden State Plaza

northjersey.com — Chain plans to open location at Westfield Garden State Plaza Last fall, when restaurant entrepreneur Danny Meyer opened New Jersey's first Shake Shack on Route 17 in Paramus, he said he wouldn't open a second Shack in New Jersey unless he found "a good piece of real estate that feels different enough from this."

Proposed Orange County, NY casino would be a big lure for NJ gambling dollars

blog.northjersey.com — You may already know about New York's decision to build up to four casinos "upstate." But well, some spots are more upstate than others. Take Caesars' efforts reported in the NY Times today to build a casino in Woodbury, near the fabled Woodbury Common mall that is a magnet for foreign tourists.
proposed Caesars Orange County, NY casino would be just 30 mi from Paramus, NJ, which is 135 mi from AC ow.ly/w57jF

Allendale special needs camp co-founder named New Jersey Hero

blog.northjersey.com — The Record's writers in Trenton and D.C. take on N.J. politics The executive director of an Allendale camp for children and adults with special needs has been named a New Jersey Hero. Mary Pat Christie announced Wednesday that she has named Cathy Carisi, who also co-founded Camp Acorn, as the sate's 27th hero since the program's inception in 2010.

Opinion: The disappearance of William Shakespeare

northjersey.com — Daniel Burnett is press secretary of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a higher education nonprofit dedicated to academic excellence. ROMEO, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Sorry, Juliet. He's hard to find on many college campuses.
RT @HESherman: “Disappearance of #Shakespeare: Many top American universities don’t require students to study him.” @northjerseybrk ow.ly/w4oUV

Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck dedicates vegetable garden

northjersey.com — MICHAEL KARAS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER TEANECK -- Thomas Jefferson Middle School students say it's a myth that kids don't like fruits and vegetables, and they listed the kinds they like to eat: tomatoes, cucumbers, corn. But the hands-down favorites were the veggies grown in the school's own garden, a 30-by-20-foot space where carrots, lettuce, herbs and other produce are grown.

Rangers beat Flyers, 4-1, take 2-1 series lead

northjersey.com — Once again, the Rangers forged an early two-goal lead then lost momentum. This time, though, Dan Girardi netted the timely, key goal and the Rangers went on to a 4-1 win over the Flyers on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
Morning. Late-night drive home from Philly, no Rangers practice today. The Game 3 story from Record on #NYR 4-1 win bit.ly/1fpneFf

NJ unions going on offensive against Christie

northjersey.com — Chris Pedota/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Faced with a political scandal that began in his own administration, Governor Christie is publicly lashing out against a familiar target: New Jersey's public employees and their unions. The governor is attacking their benefits and claiming he can't afford to pay more for cancer research and other priorities because he has to cover the escalating costs of their pensions and health insurance.
Post GWB, Christie returns to ripping NJ public worker benefits. But unions more effectively push back, w/@mjphillis shar.es/TI3B5

New Jersey Democratic leaders to online gaming opponents: “Leave us alone”

blog.northjersey.com — New Jersey Democratic leaders on Wednesday denounced a proposed Congressional ban of online gaming that would roll back the 2013 legalization of such games by New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware while also barring the other 47 states from enacting such legislation.
NJ Democrats invoke state's rights to protest US Senate bill seeking to ban online gaming ow.ly/w4qHp #onlinepoker

Jersey Gardens to host Earth Day Children’s Book Drive through Sun., April 27

blog.northjersey.com — Catch up on what's "growing on" in the Garden State The outlet mall Jersey Gardens will hold an Earth Day Children's Book Drive on through Sun., April 27. The mall is teaming up with "Reach Out and Read New Jersey," a non-profit organization that makes books a routine part of pediatric care by bringing books into the waiting rooms of pediatricians and the lives of young parents.
#JerseyGardens to host #EarthDay Children’s Book Drive through Sun., April 27: shar.es/TET1M via @sharethis

Collins sticking with Granderson

blog.northjersey.com — Everything you want to know about the Mets J.P. Pelzman in for Matt Manager Terry Collins made it clear after the Mets' 3-0 loss to st. Louis on Tuesday night that he intends to keep writing the slumping Curtis Granderson's name in the lineup card. "I don't think there's any other way," Collins said.

Could Van Gundy be best option for Knicks' coach?

northjersey.com — Jackson should consider Van Gundy The names have already begun to trickle out, the favorites for the Knicks' now-vacant coaching job. The friends of Phil and followers of the triangle populating the list.
Best choice by Phil Jackson might be the man whose experience with the triangle is mocking it - Jeff Van Gundy: bit.ly/1i8zejd
While Steve Kerr wonders about life with the Knicks, is he really the best choice? bit.ly/1i8zejd sulia.com/c/basketball/f…

GWB probe: N.J. legislative panel issues more subpoenas

northjersey.com — Full coverage: Chris Christie and the GWB lane closure controversy Governor Christie's press secretary and a former administration aide are among the latest to subpoenaed by the state legislative panel investigating the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last year.
RT @johnreitmeyer: Updating the GWB story: Renna's lawyer says she "intends to comply with the subpoena" calling on her to testify May 6 ht…
RT @johnreitmeyer: Updating the GWB story: Renna's lawyer says she "intends to comply with the subpoena" calling on her to testify May 6 ht…
Updating the GWB story: Renna's lawyer says she "intends to comply with the subpoena" calling on her to testify May 6 shar.es/TK1Xc
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