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Pinstripe Bowl ticket demand is strong for Dec. 27 Yankee Stadium game

blog.northjersey.com — The Pinstripe Bowl, played at Yankee Stadium, landed a strong matchup for the market for a second straight year - and the ticket demand reflects it. The Dec. 27 game between Penn State and Boston College - with plenty of alumni in the region and a drivable distance from both campuses - has an average ticket price listing of $209.32 on the secondary ticket market, per TiQIQ.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @BergenBrennan: Penn St-BC Dec 27 Pinstripe Bowl ticket demand strong, per @TiqIQ. 'get in' is at $97 for Yankee Stadium game ow.ly/GcMZM

Dec 19, 2014

Penn St-BC Dec 27 Pinstripe Bowl ticket demand strong, per @TiqIQ. 'get in' is at $97 for Yankee Stadium game ow.ly/GcMZM

Blown leads still a problem for Devils; Elias nets "lucky" goal; Two assists for Larsson with Albany

fireandice.northjersey.com — Fortunately for the Devils, the happy ending of rookie goaltender Keith Kinkaid getting his first NHL win in tonight's 3-2 shootout victory over Tampa Bay overshadowed that they had once again failed to close out a game they led in the third period.
Dec 20, 2014

From Fire & Ice last night: Blown leads still a problem; Elias nets "lucky" goal; Larsson gets 2 assists with Albany: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Dec 20, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: Blown leads still a problem for Devils; Elias nets "lucky" goal; Larsson gets 2 assists with Albany: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Giants: Rookie Devon Kennard keeps turning heads

northjersey.com — EAST RUTHERFORD - Devon Kennard has been focused on the details from the moment last May he stepped inside the building as a fifth-round draft pick of the Giants. He studied his playbook. He studied his opponents. He studied his teammates.
Dec 20, 2014

Before turning heads, Giants rookie Devon Kennard prepped for this by studying everything ... including Tom Coughlin shar.es/13BfT9

GOP opposes Meadowlands hotel-tax bill

northjersey.com — Senate Republicans say that when a bill to overhaul the 14-town Meadowlands district comes to a vote Monday, it won't have their support. But their opposition to the measure will be merely symbolic unless they can convince a handful of Democrats to align with them in voting it down.
Dec 20, 2014

GOP opposes Meadowlands hotel-tax bill ahead of its final legislative vote Monday - northjersey.com/news/nj-state-…

Keith Kinkaid cherishes first NHL win as Devils pull out 3-2 shootout victory over Lightning

fireandice.northjersey.com — Keith Kinkaid remembers the puck coming off Jonathan Drouin's stick and then falling harmlessly away to his right after hitting his blocker. Whatever happened in the few seconds that followed, however, is a little fuzzy. "It felt like slow mo," Kinkaid said after notching his first NHL win, a 3-2 shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight.
Dec 20, 2014

Also Keith Kinkaid cherishes first NHL win as Devils pull out 3-2 shootout victory over Lightning: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Dec 20, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: Keith Kinkaid cherishes first NHL win as Devils pull out 3-2 shootout victory over Lightning: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Popper: It's best to be above fray, Phil

northjersey.com — The Knicks president, the Zen Master, the man charged with bringing respectability back to the downtrodden organization, was arguing the merits of his one significant move on Twitter in the afternoon and then defending the team from the jokes of TNT analyst Charles Barkley at night.
Dec 20, 2014

Record column: Phil Jackson isn't coaching Knicks, but staying out of mom's basement would be a step forward: bit.ly/1zI0hc9

Giant leap forward for kicker Josh Brown

northjersey.com — EAST RUTHERFORD - Everything seemed to be falling apart. Josh Brown had reached a crossroads in his career, in his personal life, in most every aspect in 2012. The St. Louis Rams released him four years after making him the NFL's highest-paid kicker.
Dec 19, 2014

.@TheJRob with a great read on the player having the best season of any Giant not named Odell Beckham Jr. shar.es/13QUaa

Dec 19, 2014

Josh Brown reached a crossroads in his career & life after the Rams cut him in '12. He returns to StL transformed: bit.ly/16z7Ok0

Elmwood Park swears in three police officers

northjersey.com — ELMWOOD PARK -- The borough council on Thursday night approved the appointments of three new police officers while promoting another to sergeant. Mayor Richard Mola swore in Eliseo Medrano, Daniel Martinez and Charles Keenan this week, bolstering the ranks. All three officers live in Elwmood Park and will make $42,665 a year to start.
Dec 19, 2014

Elmwood Park swears in three police officers - News - NorthJersey.com shar.es/13FzB2 via @sharethis

Police ID body found in Passaic River as 52-year-old Belleville woman

northjersey.com — ELMWOOD PARK - An identification has been made on the body police recovered from the Passaic River Wednesday afternoon. The Bergen County Medical Examiner on Friday confirmed that the remains were those of Mildred Soto, a 52-year-old woman who had been missing out of Belleville since early October.
Dec 19, 2014

Police ID body found in Passaic River as 52-year-old Belleville woman - News - NorthJersey.com shar.es/13FiHv via @sharethis

Elmwood Park mayor calls raise for longtime administrator, clerk 'unfair'

northjersey.com — ELMWOOD PARK - Mayor Richard Mola was critical this week of the council's unanimous approval of a pay increase for the borough's longtime administrator and clerk, Keith Kazmark, calling the near 6 percent raise "unfair."
Dec 19, 2014

Elmwood Park mayor calls raise for longtime administrator, clerk 'unfair' - NorthJersey.com shar.es/13FzLZ via @sharethis

Not much brewing about Tulo

blog.northjersey.com — In their search of an upgrade at shortstop, the Mets continue to talk to the Rockies about shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but talks have not gained traction toward a deal, according to a source. A deal for the All-Star has always been a long shot considering Tulowitzki's contract and injury history, as well as the haul the Rockies would likely command in such a trade.

New Jersey sports betting case should be expedited, both sides tell judge

blog.northjersey.com — Governor Christie has filed a consent motion to expedite the New Jersey sports betting case - and gotten consent from the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. The filing to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit notes that "Much of the factual and procedural background of this case will be familiar to this Court."
Dec 19, 2014

details in NJ sports betting case on GovChristie, leagues asking 3rd Circuit to expedite schedule ow.ly/GbPHI #sportsbiz

Another big challenge for Kinkaid, but against familiar foe; Schneider to start vs. Caps Saturday

fireandice.northjersey.com — Rookie backup Keith Kinkaid will get the start for the Devils tonight when they host Tampa Bay Lightning at Prudential Center. The plan is for Cory Schneider to start in Saturday's home game against the Washington Capitals. Tonight's start will be Kinkaid's third in the NHL, with all three coming in the last six games.
Dec 19, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: Another tough challenge for Kinkaid, but a familiar foe; Schneider to start Saturday vs. Caps; fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

Larsson with Albany for just one game; Josefson held off ice as precaution; Fraser clears waivers

fireandice.northjersey.com — Defenseman Adam Larsson's conditioning assignment to Albany will just be for tonight's game in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and he will be back in New Jersey and available to play Saturday against Washington, general manager Lou Lamoriello said. Larsson has been working his way back from a bout with the mumps and has not played since Dec.
Dec 19, 2014

Fire & Ice blog: Larsson with Albany for just one game; Josefson held off as precaution; Fraser clears waivers: fireandice.northjersey.com/fire-ice-1.174…

New bill could give tax credit to investors in Atlantic City casino neighborhoods

blog.northjersey.com — Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo announced today that he's introduced legislation to help revitalize Atlantic City by extending a successful tax credit program to neighborhoods in which casino gaming is authorized. The bill (A-4072) would extend the Neighborhood Revitalization State Tax Credit Program to Atlantic City.
Dec 19, 2014

Atlantic City business tax credit bill introduced today; 5-bill AC package stalled Thurs amid Taj Mahal feud ow.ly/GblHW

Carmelo Anthony (knee) sits out loss to Bulls

northjersey.com — CHICAGO - Charles Barkley, the NBA Hall of Famer who was serving as a television analyst on the Knicks-Bulls game Thursday night, was walking through the corridors of the United Center when he stopped to talk about the Knicks. He thought about the lineup they were putting on the floor and said, "God, it's going to be awful."
Dec 19, 2014

Carmelo, Charles Barkley, Phil Jackson and, yeah, some guys who played, make news in Chicago. Spoiler: Knicks lose: bit.ly/1zGBnLf

Legislature overhauls district tax measure

northjersey.com — A bill to revamp the tax-sharing structure in the Meadowlands region got a last-minute overhaul Thursday, in the Legislature's final voting session of the year. The proposal would relieve half of the district's 14 municipalities from having to share tax-revenue dollars with six of the other Meadowlands district municipalities by replacing that allotment with revenue from a new 3 percent tax on hotels in the district.

Glen Rock cop's suit claims demotion unjust

northjersey.com — GLEN ROCK - A borough police officer this week filed a lawsuit against the town and the Police Department, claiming he was unjustly demoted recently after enduring years of on-the-job harassment and retaliation. Christopher McInerney's lawsuit claims that he has been "subjected to a pattern of discipline" since his promotion to sergeant in 2006.
Dec 18, 2014

Glen Rock cop's suit claims demotion unjust - Crime and Courts - NorthJersey.com shar.es/139yO9 via @sharethis

Body found in Passaic River in Elmwood Park is a woman, identity still unknown

northjersey.com — ELMWOOD PARK - The county medical examiner's office is still trying to identify the body police removed from the Passaic River Wednesday afternoon. Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno said Thursday an identification was likely Friday, through the utilization of dental records. Foligno did say the body was determined to be a woman.
Dec 18, 2014

Body found in Passaic River in Elmwood Park is a woman, identity still unknown - News - shar.es/139yKs via @sharethis