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New Jersey State Senator Jim Whelan Dies

New Jersey State Senator and former Atlantic City Mayor Jim Whelan has died. His family made the announcement on his Facebook page Tuesday night. Whelan was 68.  The cause of death was not revealed, although Whelan underwent surgery in July to remove a cancerous growth from his kidney. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie released a…

New Jersey Man Indicted Following Massive Fentanyl Bust

A New Jersey man is facing charges in connection with a record seizure of fentanyl, the extremely potent synthetic opioid.  Authorities say 23-year-old Yahmire Boardley of Camden was arrested in March for possession with intent to distribute in March.  A joint task force of New Jersey State Police and ICE Homeland Security seized 14 kilograms…

Jury Selection Begins Tuesday In NJ In Menendez Corruption Trial

Jury selection begins today in Newark in the federal corruption trial of a U.S. senator.  Bob Menendez, who's served New Jersey in public office for four decades, is charged with accepting gifts from a Florida friend in exchange for favors.  The Democrat is accused of accepting plane flights and political contributions from Dr. Salomen Melgen,…

Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson To Pay $417M In Talcum Powder Suit

Johnson & Johnson is being ordered to pay 417-million-dollars in a talcum powder lawsuit.  That verdict was handed down yesterday by a Los Angeles jury in the case of Eve Echeverria, an ovarian cancer patient who said her disease was caused by using the powder for decades.  Johnson & Johnson says the 63-year-old woman's claims…

Long Stalled Meadowlands Mall Will Open In 2019

A giant mall will open at the Meadowlands in 2019, more than a decade and a half after the project was launched. It was known as Xanadu when first proposed in 2003, but then there were years of delays and a change in developers several times.  Governor Christie spoke at the site yesterday where he…

President Trump Leaves New Jersey For Washington

President Trump is back in Washington D.C. after wrapping up his 17 day working vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey and in New York City.  His return to the White House follows a tumultuous two weeks that included criticism for his handling the recent violence in Charlottesville, the parting of ways with…

Jenkinson's Boardwalk In New Jersey Issues Eclipse Sunglasses Recall

Jekinson's Boardwalk in New Jersey is telling customers not to use the special sunglasses it sold for today's eclipse.  The amusement center issued a recall on Facebook.  Jenkinson's Boardwalk writes in the post that the supplier Everything-Branded-dot-com "has issued a warning and does not recommend using them to view the eclipse." Jenkinson's Boardwalk says customers…

PATH Ridership Soars During Penn Station Summer Repairs

PATH ridership is soaring. Officials with the Port Authority say data shows the average weekday ridership in July jumped nine-point-two-percent from last year, carrying the highest number of monthly passengers in its entire history. Officials note that six-percent of the weekday increase consisted of New Jersey Transit ticket holders cross-honored at the Hoboken, 33rd Street…

House Dems Move To Censure President Trump

A New Jersey lawmaker has joined two other house democrats from Washington and New York, in moving to censure President Donald Trump for his comments on the Charlottesville Virginia white supremacist march.  Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman tells NJ.com that Trump's contention that there was "blame on both sides" of the violence that erupted is both…