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In Freeheld, Ellen Page and Julianne Moore Bring Amazing Realness to a Sad, True Story

When the documentary Freeheld won the Oscar for best documentary short in 2008, the powerful story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree—a lesbian couple from New Jersey who were forced to fight the state over control of Hester’s pension as she was dying from cancer—got the cinematic treatment and acclaim it deserved. Show More Summary

Lawsuit Claims Man’s Flatulence Prompted Firing

"Extreme gas" occurred after gastric bypass, complaint says A federal lawsuit accuses a New Jersey pork roll manufacturer of discriminating against an employee due to his "extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea." "Extreme Gas" Lawsuit read more

WTF?! Bear Walks on Two Legs

A bear has been spotted around Oak Ridge, New Jersey walking upright on his two hind-legs like a person.

Will Joaquin Wash Out Your Weekend Hunt?

Photo of Hurricane Joaquin over the Bahamas via@StationCDRKelly/Twitter, aboard the International Space Station.  Everyone is talking about Hurricane Joaquin. Maryland declared a state of emergency. So did Virginia and New Jersey. In...Show More Summary

Restaurant Group Behind 17 N.J. Houlihan’s Sued For Allegedly Pocketing Workers’ Tips, Not Paying Overtime

A New Jersey company that operates 17 Houlihan’s restaurants in the state is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor over claims that bosses were skimming tips from employees, to the tune of $40,000 that should’ve gone into tipped...Show More Summary

Man fired for farting too much?

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Louann Clem of Trenton, New Jersey, is suing her and her husband Rich's former employee, Case Pork Roll Co., claiming that he was fired for farting too much. Both the Clems complained to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), but her case was dismissed so she decided to sue while her husband's EEOC complaint is pending. Show More Summary

The Real Poop on Fracking

At last night's "Clean and Green" event in Trenton, Environment New Jersey's Doug O'Malley described the dangers inherent in the fracking boom. There's a lot of risk involved in going forward with an initiative that would only provide six years' worth of dirty energy.

New Jersey Democratic Leadership Buys into Voodoo Economics

Promoted by Rosi The other day I was seething at an article about Chris Christie's openness to raising the gas tax in exchange for ending or reducing the inheritance and estate taxes when I was shocked into fury by Senator Paul Sarlo's and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto's acceptance of Ronald Reagan's tax myth. Show More Summary

Bob Gaudio talks Four Seasons, Frankie Valli and ‘Jersey Boys’

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI Most fans of the Four Seasons know that Frankie Valli is the Voice. But who knows what would have happened with Valli, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi if they hadn’t shaken hands with Bob...

Politics or Passion? Freeheld Puts Message Over Queer Emotion

4 days agoLGBT / Gay :

Steve Carell plays real-life New Jersey gay activist Steven Goldstein in Freeheld but he does it as a comic turn (perhaps to apologize for the creepy gayness he portrayed last year in Foxcatcher), wearing a purple yarmulke and shouting...Show More Summary

That nightmarish bipedal bear is back, and now we know why

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing I didn't like it when Snoopy suddenly changed from a cute quadruped to an ugly biped and I didn't like it when I saw this video of a bear walking upright like a human in a New Jersey 'burb. (more…)

The Most Coveted NFL Jerseys This Season

Choosing which jersey you're going to get is always tricky. You have to be certain that a player is going to be on that team for the foreseeable future (sorry, LeSean McCoy fans), and you want to be sure that they are going to continue...Show More Summary

S.S. Adams invented over 700 practical jokes. Here's a great book about them

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

For over 100 years, the S.S. Adams Company of Neptune, New Jersey has been selling joy buzzers, sneezing powder, exploding cigars, fake vomit, extra salty salt water taffy, toy smoking monkeys, magic tricks, and hundreds of other inexpensive novelties loved by children and adults who act like children. The S.S. Show More Summary

Bruised Steve Smith Sr. confused about who belongs on his 'lifetime hit list'

At one point during his team's 23-20 overtime victory on Thursday night, veteran Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. just grabbed young Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake's jersey and stared blankly until he felt like releasing it. Show More Summary

Words Beyond Walls: A Child Detained With Adults

Roel, whose name has been changed for his protection, is currently detained at the Hudson County Correctional Facility, a county jail in New Jersey that contracts with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain approximately 480 men and women in immigration detention each day. Show More Summary

New Jersey Gets Offshore Wind Farm Leases, 13 Wind Companies Lick Their Chops

New Jersey is finally getting its hands on offshore wind energy despite a seemingly tight relationship between its Governor and the notorious Koch brothers New Jersey Gets Offshore Wind Farm Leases, 13 Wind Companies Lick Their Chops...Show More Summary

Alexis Arguello vs. Ray Mancini

5 days agoSports / Boxing :

On October 3rd, 1981 at Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Super Featherweight champion Alexis Arguello(72-4-0) from Managua, Nicaragua fought Lightweight Ray Mancini(20-0-0) from United States. Alexis Arguello won…

Records offer peek into Port Authority probe

Documents obtained by The Associated Press offer a peek into the legal strategies being explored by officials for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who are under investigation for a... To view the full story, click the title link.

New Jersey Woman Allegedly Used Lamp Cord To Strangle Husband In Bizarre Criminal Case

5 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a bizarre case out of New Jersey where Michelle Hurley is charged with choking her husband nearly to death with a lamp cord. The victim, 50, was unconscious when the police arrived and remains hospitalized in critical condition. The argument reportedly began over a pending divorce. The husband had no pulse when police […]

Album Review: Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap

The New Jersey sing-rapper's debut offers countless hooks but few revelations.

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