Menendez Judge Seeks Impartial Jury as Corruption Trial Looms

David Voreacos
June 21, 2017, 12:18 PM EDT

Lawyers will begin questioning jurors Aug. 22 in Newark
New Jersey Democrat accused of taking bribes from top donor

A federal judge on Wednesday began trying to find 16 New Jersey residents who can be fair and impartial jurors in the September corruption trial of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and a […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|2017|1 Comment

Judicial Watch: Obama NSC Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at Obama Library

Records Sought by Judicial Watch May Remain Closed to the Public for Five Years
June 22,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington DC, Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|2017|0 Comments

NJ student says superintendent too biased to investigate Trump yearbook flap

By Dan Alexander June 21, 2017 4:07 PM

WALL — One of the students whose yearbook pictures were censored in order to remove Donald Trump refernces is calling for an independent investigation, saying that the district superintendent cannot be trusted because she once posted an anti-Trump article to the district website.

Superintendent Cheryl Dyer call the accusation […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Going on Fox News cost me my job, professor claims

photo courtesy of Lisa Durden

Updated on June 20, 2017 at 7:09 AMPosted on June 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM


Columnist, The Star-Ledger

On June 8, Lisa Durden, a producer, filmmaker and media commentator, arrived at Essex County College in Newark to teach her speech class.

It was the closing days of the summer session and Durden […]

By |June 21st, 2017|2017|7 Comments

Franklin Police Claim Over $30,000 In Precious Stones Were Stolen From Franklin Mineral Museum

June 20, 2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Franklin N.J. , Franklin Police are searching for gem thieves who ransacked the Franklin Mineral Museum a geology museum in Sussex County .The thieves made off with thousands of dollars worth of precious stones.

The zinc mining district of Franklin is known world-wide for an abundance of fluorescent and […]

By |June 20th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

NJ sex worker says: Decriminalize prostitution and treat us like humans

By Dino Flammia June 18, 2017 9:00 PMTo escape a domestic violence situation more than 20 years ago, Newark resident Janet Duran needed to find work that would pay well enough to support herself and her child, and not interfere with attaining a college degree.Alexey Klementiev, ThinkStock“The easiest way out,” she says, was entering the […]

By |June 19th, 2017|2017|9 Comments

Jurors hit with surprise when they cash federal court checks


NJ Advance Media for

NEWARK–What’s the penalty for writing a bad check?

It could run into a lot of money for the federal government, after jurors in New Jersey were apparently stiffed out of their $40-a-day pay.

Hundreds of U.S. Treasury checks sent out by the U.S. District Court in New Jersey to jurors over […]

By |June 19th, 2017|2017|1 Comment


June 18,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ , It has been long speculated New Jersey would be the first state to go into financial chaos  but the  state of  Illinois looks like its about to beat New Jersey to the punch. A state official responsible for paying the state’s bills is warning that new […]

By |June 18th, 2017|2017|5 Comments

Assassination List Found On James Hodgkinson’s Body filled with GOP targets

June 17,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Dc , The news that the shooter James Hodgkinson had a list of GOP names suggests the shooting was not a random outburst, but instead appears to be a premeditated political assassination.

The list was written out on notepad paper and found in the shooter’s pocket, according to multiple sources. […]

By |June 17th, 2017|2017|3 Comments

Judicial Watch Sues for Comey Memo

June 17,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington DC .Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for information about former FBI Director James Comey’s memorandum written after his meeting with President Trump regarding potential interference by the Russians in the 2016 presidential election (Judicial Watch […]

By |June 17th, 2017|2017|0 Comments