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Christie may nominate assemblyman he called 'numb nuts' to a judgeship, report says

nj.com — TRENTON - Could it be Judge Numbnuts? Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) - who Gov. Chris Christie famously labeled "numb nuts" during a spat - is apparently in good enough graces with the governor to be considered a potential nominee for a judgeship, according to a report in the Princeton Packet.
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Judge accused of calling Italians 'tomatoes' in court receives reprimand

nj.com — MORRISTOWN - A Morris County family court judge who was accused of making "derogatory" remarks against a man involved in a divorce proceeding has received a private reprimand from the state Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct.
Oct 31, 2014

Judge accused of calling Italians 'tomatoes' in court receives reprimand nj-ne.ws/DECHB

Oct 31, 2014

RT @AmyKup: Judge accused of calling Italians "tomatoes" in court receives reprimand nj-ne.ws/DEq8d via @HorowitzBen #morristown #NJ

Oct 31, 2014

Judge accused of calling Italians "tomatoes" in court receives reprimand nj-ne.ws/DEq8d via @HorowitzBen #morristown #NJ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @SusanKLivio: Maine judge overturns quarantine on nurse who treated Ebola patients s.nj.com/M8F2xER via @njdotcom

Oct 31, 2014

Maine judge overturns quarantine on nurse who treated Ebola patients s.nj.com/M8F2xER via @njdotcom

Halloween 2014: Hackensack street's over-the-top decor is a ghoulish tradition

Nov 01, 2014

Visited Clinton Pl. in #Hackensack, a big #Halloween draw. Police officer asked crowd to "leave the area forthwith!" nj-ne.ws/DETGJ

Nov 01, 2014

Police raid alleged heroin 'mill' in Closter, two arrested in Hackensack s.nj.com/Sj12zkK via @njdotcom

Oct 31, 2014

RT @MattFriedmanSL: Obama tapes radio ad for Booker that will air on stations with black, latino audiences s.nj.com/2ZrKVHa via @njdotcom

Oct 31, 2014

Obama tapes radio ad for Booker that will air on stations with black, latino audiences s.nj.com/2ZrKVHa via @njdotcom

Giants' offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo wants more 'explosive plays'

nj.com — EAST RUTHERFORD - In response to Giants general manager Jerry Reese's comments that he wants to see more "aggression," offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo indicated that he is looking to increase the number of explosive play calls to jumpstart the team's flagging offense.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @nickpowellbkny: Responding to GM Reese’s desire for offensive aggression, #Giants OC Ben McAdoo wants to see more “explosive” plays: nj.com/giants/index.s…

Oct 31, 2014

Responding to GM Reese’s desire for offensive aggression, #Giants OC Ben McAdoo wants to see more “explosive” plays: nj.com/giants/index.s…

Oct 31, 2014

"I could run marathons until I'm 100" - an 80-year-old who is running @nycmarathon this weekend. Great piece @AmyKup s.nj.com/yVwUxKb

Oct 31, 2014

Via @amykup: NYC Marathon 2014: N.J.'s oldest runners keep up the pace. Related news: Today I touched my toes. s.nj.com/yVwUxKb

N.J. Ebola response plan includes 'assistance' for out-of-work quarantined people, housing for non-N.J. residents

nj.com — The state's strategy to screen travelers for Ebola as they arrive at Newark Liberty International Airport includes providing "assistance" for quarantined people who don't get paid while missing work, and a plan to find housing to quarantine non-New Jersey residents who are not showing any symptoms.
Oct 31, 2014

N.J. Ebola response plan includes 'assistance' for out-of-work quarantined people, housing for non-N.J. residents bit.ly/1wOLACI

Oct 31, 2014

State #Ebola plan includes "assistance" for out-of-work quarantined ppl, housing for non-#NJ-ers nj-ne.ws/DE6bj via @susanklivio

Giants' Tom Coughlin unsure whether Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie can play against the Colts

nj.com — EAST RUTHERFORD - The injury saga of Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie continues, as coach Tom Coughlin said Friday that he was still unsure how much playing time, if any, he would receive on Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts. Coughlin simply laughed when asked if he could game plan as if Rodgers-Cromartie was playing.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @nickpowellbkny: #Giants HC Tom Coughlin unsure about DRC’s status for Monday night against the Colts nj.com/giants/index.s…

Oct 31, 2014

#Giants HC Tom Coughlin unsure about DRC’s status for Monday night against the Colts nj.com/giants/index.s…

'Ebola' heroin found in Newark man's underwear at courthouse, sheriff says

nj.com — NEWARK - Wanted on drug charges, Deandre Beard showed up this morning at the Veterans Courthouse in Newark to turn himself in, authorities said. But when detectives searched Beard, they found six envelopes of heroin in his underwear - stamped "EBOLA" in red ink, authorities said.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @SusanKLivio: Christie may nominate assemblyman he called 'numbnuts' to a judgeship, report says s.nj.com/CVSb8ec via @njdotcom

Oct 31, 2014

Christie may nominate assemblyman he called 'numbnuts' to a judgeship, report says s.nj.com/CVSb8ec via @njdotcom

Oct 31, 2014

New details released in West Milford fatal bear attack s.nj.com/sekFPQK via @njdotcom

Oct 31, 2014

RT @terrencemcd: Jersey City eyes $2 billion coastal defense plan to prevent catastrophic flooding s.nj.com/WRbqYBG Big, big news

Oct 31, 2014

RT @terrencemcd: Jersey City eyes $2 billion coastal defense plan to prevent catastrophic flooding s.nj.com/WRbqYBG Big, big news

Port Authority announces retirement of top uniformed police official

nj.com — JERSEY CITY - Amid an expansion of the Port Authority Police Department intended to reduce overtime and address growing patrol demands, the chief of the force will retire at the end of the year, the agency announced today. Chief Louis Koumoutsos, a 22-year veteran of the PAPD who lives in New Jersey, is to retire effective Dec.

New details released in West Milford fatal bear attack

nj.com — WEST MILFORD - The 22-year-old Rutgers student killed in the first known fatal bear attack in New Jersey was last seen shouting to his friends to keep going as he climbed a rock formation to evade a bear, according to new details released today. Documents released earlier this month on the Sept.
Oct 31, 2014

Victim told friends to keep going as bear closed in, in West Milford fatal attack. nj.com/passaic-county…

Can Giants slow down Andrew Luck and Colts offense? Our experts chat at 11 a.m.

nj.com — After a bye week, the Giants are preparing for a date with the Indianapolis Colts and star quarterback Andrew Luck on Monday night at MetLife Stadium. Can the Giants slow down the great Luck and a high-octane Colts offense? Giants beat writers Jordan Raanan and Nick Powell will join me at 11 a.m.

Obama tapes radio ad for Cory Booker in N.J. Senate race

nj.com — TRENTON - President Obama is giving some last minute help to his key ally, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker. Booker's campaign today released a radio ad they say is airing on stations across the state. "This is President Barack Obama. You and I know that Cory Booker is moving New Jersey forward.

Newark residents being told to take simple assaults, minor complaints to court rather than police

nj.com — NEWARK - A newly instituted policy for city police officers may force them to deliver a less than ideal response to victims of assault and other minor crimes looking to make a complaint: Take it to court. In an Oct.
Oct 31, 2014

Newark police want residents to stop calling them about some types of assaults: goo.gl/ybdJpk

Oct 31, 2014

Newark residents being told to take simple assaults, minor complaints to court rather than police. nj-ne.ws/DCzSX