Most talked about New Jersey Star-Ledger stories

Aug 29, 2014

Friday, 4:30, Labor Day weekend is of course the perfect time to announce Gibson Dunn has billed $7.3M thru July s.nj.com/80TrZEM

Aug 29, 2014

RT @MattFriedmanSL: Bridge scandal: Christie lawyers charged $784k from May to July s.nj.com/80TrZEM via @njdotcom

Giants roster cuts: Corey Washington won't slip through waivers, league sources say

nj.com — EAST RUTHERFORD - When discussing his ho-hum attitude toward Jerrel Jernigan this preseason, Tom Coughlin made an open plea for playmakers. With first-round pick Odell Beckham sidelined by a hamstring injury, No. 2 wideout Rueben Randle struggling to get onto the same page with quarterback Eli Manning and No.
Aug 29, 2014

Can WR Corey Washington get through waivers? No way says 3 league sources. (via myself and @ConorTOrr) #giants #nfl nj.com/giants/index.s…

Aug 29, 2014

From myself + @JordanRaanan, league sources believe #Giants won't be able to sneak Corey Washington on practice squad nj.com/giants/index.s…

Geoff Schwartz injury update: Giants guard hoping to avoid short-term IR

nj.com — EAST RUTHERFORD - Geoff Schwartz says the moment was a blur now. One of the most painful injuries a 6-6, 345-pound person can sustain -- having their toe completely dislodged from their foot during an awkward twist -- was nothing more than a mindless cart ride into the X-Ray room.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @ConorTOrr: Geoff Schwartz hopes to avoid short-term IR, but as we've been saying all week, that probably won't happen #nyg | nj.com/giants/index.s…

Aug 29, 2014

Geoff Schwartz hopes to avoid short-term IR, but as we've been saying all week, that probably won't happen #nyg | nj.com/giants/index.s…

'Insecure, underpaid, highly stressed': Rutgers report looks at state of American workforce

nj.com — This weekend, American workers will take part in a time-honored tradition, gathering around picnic tables and barbecue grills to talk shop. A new Rutgers University report on the American workforce in the aftermath of the Great Recession gives them plenty to discuss. American workers are "insecure, underpaid, highly stressed, and generally unhappy at work," researchers found.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @rwalunas: 'Insecure, underpaid, highly stressed': Rutgers report looks at state of American workforce nj.com/news/index.ssf…

Aug 29, 2014

.@spsullivan with a real uplifting story for Labor Day. And by uplifting, I mean depressing. nj.com/news/index.ssf…

Aug 29, 2014

Hello as you prepare to complain about your job to friends and relatives this weekend here is some data to back it up nj.com/news/index.ssf…

Aug 29, 2014

#Giants waiting to hear that a while ago RT @JordanRaanan Holliday says he'll practice next wk #giants s.nj.com/I4K4JDh via @njdotcom

Cody Parkey making Eagles roster signals the end for Alex Henery

nj.com — The Eagles saw enough out of rookie kicker Cody Parkey to give him a spot on the 53-man roster, two individuals with knowledge of the situation told NJ.com They requested anonymity because the move was not yet official.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @EliotShorrParks: #Eagles have decided to keep Cody Parkey, multiple sources have confirmed to NJ.com. nj.com/eagles/index.s…

Mets promotion of Dilson Herrera a surprise even to him

nj.com — NEW YORK -- Dilson Herrera began this season in Single-A. He is still just 20 years old and was the youngest player in the Double-A Eastern League this season. But surprisingly, after a late night notice Thursday, he is now a Met. Herrera got the call Thursday and joined the club today at Citi Field.

MRSA infection outbreak raises concerns at NYC fire training academy

nj.com — The Fire Department of New York is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection known as MRSA.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @starledger: MRSA infection outbreak raises concerns at NYC fire training academy | NJ.com nj-ne.ws/AStht

Mets Triple-A manager Wally Backman wins Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year

nj.com — NEW YORK -- Wally Backman, the manager of the Las Vegas 51s - the Mets' Triple-A affiliate - was named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year. The 51s entered tonight with a league best 80-61 record and earned a second consecutive playoff appearance. "That's great," Terry Collins said.
Aug 29, 2014

Wally Backman, your PCL Manager of the Year. TC: "Wally does an outstanding job...and I’m happy for him." nj.com/mets/index.ssf… #mets #nym

Mets' Daniel Murphy DL stint may last longer than minimum

nj.com — NEW YORK -- The Mets placed Daniel Murphy on the disabled list Thursday night but indications are that his stay there may last more than the minimum 15 days. Sandy Alderson, the Mets general manager, said his MRI returned to show a "significant issue."
Aug 29, 2014

Daniel Murphy may be on the DL more than just the minimum 15 days nj.com/mets/index.ssf… #mets #nym

Charging up in Edison, Tesla has a message: 'GAS LOL'

nj.com — In the interest of pointless provocation, I went out to the new Tesla supercharger station at Edison's Menlo Park Mall yesterday to see if I could stir up trouble. Nikola Tesla's namesake electric car company had just installed the new charging station and opened it on Friday, right in Thomas Edison's backyard.
Aug 29, 2014

In NJ, you can't legally pump your own gas, but you can pump electons. @bamaral44 visits Tesla's Edison supercharger. nj.com/middlesex/inde…

N.J.'s best diners: Five compete for ultimate bragging rights in stainless-steel showdown

nj.com — Nothing says Jersey more than a diner. The shiny roadside shrines to gluttony and greasy excess are where Jerseyans eat, gather and gab, pondering the mysteries of life, or maybe just an evening or relationship gone wrong.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @NJentertainment: N.J.'s best #diners: Five compete for ultimate bragging rights nj-ne.ws/ARCXj via @PeteGenovese

Aug 29, 2014

RT @janellefiona: N.J.'s best #diners: Five compete for ultimate bragging rights nj-ne.ws/ARCTm via @PeteGenovese

Aug 29, 2014

RT @NJ_Munchmobile: Five great Jersey diners, one winner: Final Munchmobile trip of 2014 is battle for stainless steel supremacy bit.ly/1qNtYS1

Aug 29, 2014

RT @NJ_Munchmobile: Five great Jersey diners, one winner: Final Munchmobile trip of 2014 is battle for stainless steel supremacy bit.ly/1qNtYS1

Police: Hackensack man runs from cops, leaving infant daughter in car

nj.com — HACKENSACK - A city man pulled over by police ran from officers -- leaving his 10-month-old daughter behind -- after they found bags of marijuana in his car Friday, authorities said. An officer stopped the car driven by 25-year-old Vontrell Hines for erratic driving around 11:20 a.m.
Aug 29, 2014

.@HackensackPD, BCSO K9 catch man accused of drug distribution, leaving baby daughter in car while running from cops nj.com/bergen/index.s…

Manville cops save teen from OD right after getting Narcan training

nj.com — MANVILLE - Manville police saved the life of a teen showing signs of opioid overdose within minutes of receiving training in the overdose reversal antidote Narcan, authorities said. On Wednesday, Manville Police officers Richard Ozieblo and Christopher Morrison were dispatched to a borough home for a reported 19-year-old girl exhibiting the signs of an opioid overdose, according to a statement from Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @wobriensomerset: Manville cops save teen from OD right after getting Narcan overdose reversal training. nj-ne.ws/ASqCP

Giants expect LB Jon Beason to practice on Monday

nj.com — EAST RUTHERFORD -- One week before the Giants open the regular season in Detroit, starting middle linebacker Jon Beason is expected to be on the field practicing with his teammates for the first time since Organized Team Activities. Beason injured his foot at OTAs in mid-June and was given a 12-week recovery time.
Aug 29, 2014

Now Jon Beason is a serious threat to return for #giants season opener vs. Lions. He's expected to practice Monday. nj.com/giants/index.s…

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