Rullo long shot GOP Candidate for NJ Governor Takes Social Media by Storm

January 16,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, Joseph Rullo, a longshot GOP candidate who entered the race more than a year ago in 2015 has been in nonstop campaign mode.

Rullo is patterning his campaign on the Trump campaign with a heavy use of social media, and drain the swamp mantra pointed at Trenton.

Rullo promises […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Trenton|5 Comments

The slow death of marriage in New Jersey

photo by ArtChick

By Erin Petenko | NJ Advance Media for
on January 10, 2017 at 8:16 AM, updated January 10, 2017 at 4:47 PM

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect the correct percent reduction of teen births between the 2006-2010 Census and the 2011-2015 Census.

Young people are waiting longer to settle down, and […]

By |January 12th, 2017|Trenton|0 Comments

Democrat Jon Corzine Gets $5 Million Fine and Lifetime Ban for Tanking MF Global

Former NJ gov faces a big fine, but agency wanted the big house

By Ken Kurson • 01/06/17 7:30am

Five years after he oversaw the collapse of commodities brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd., CEO Jon Corzine is finally paying the piper. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) sued Corzine for financial indiscretions at MF Global that […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Trenton|7 Comments

Billionaire Carl Icahn rips N.J. lawmakers over Trump Taj Mahal bill

By The Associated Press
on January 04, 2017 at 7:00 AM, updated January 04, 2017 at 7:46 AM

ATLANTIC CITY — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says his shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino is not for sale, and he appears content to sit on it for a while.

Icahn told The Associated Press Tuesday night he does not want […]

By |January 4th, 2017|Trenton|1 Comment

New Jersey Ranked 43rd in, Best and Worst Run States in America Survey

43. New Jersey
Debt per capita: $7,378 (5th highest)
> 2015 Unemployment rate: 5.6% (tied-19th highest)
> Credit rating: A2/A-
> Poverty: 10.8% (8th lowest)
December 16,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey has among the smallest reserve funds of any state. According to analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts, New Jersey would be able to operate just […]

By |December 16th, 2016|Trenton|0 Comments

N.J. trooper pulled over women to ask them out, covered it up, state says

file photo by Boyd Loving

By S.P. Sullivan | NJ Advance Media for
on December 13, 2016 at 5:17 PM, updated December 14, 2016 at 7:18 AM

TRENTON — A New Jersey state trooper has been suspended without pay after an internal investigation found he was pulling over women to ask them out on dates and falsifying […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Trenton|0 Comments

Nearly 1 million N.J. residents now live in poverty, as rate soars in Atlantic City

By Stephen Stirling | NJ Advance Media for
on December 13, 2016 at 8:36 AM, updated December 13, 2016 at 3:06 PM

The struggles of Atlantic City are well documented.

Casino closures. The threat of bankruptcy. The recent state takeover.

But while much has been made about the pain being felt by the city and its most famous […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Trenton|3 Comments

NJ Taxpayers Get Played for Fools Again

NJ gas tax could be used to prop up public pension system

By Michael Symons December 8, 2016 6:39 PM

In a roundabout way, revenues from the increased gas tax might help shore up New Jersey’s beleaguered pension funds.

A proposed bill, S2842/A4388, would enable the Transportation Trust Fund to borrow directly from the pension funds, rather than […]

By |December 10th, 2016|Trenton|1 Comment

5 things to know about anti-Christie Bridgegate crusader Bill Brennan

By Myles Ma | NJ Advance Media for
on December 07, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Bill Brennan has been an irritant to local officials for more than 20 years.

The activist and retired firefighter is in the middle of a fight to drag Gov. Chris Christie to court on an official misconduct charge, alleging that he knew […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Trenton|2 Comments

Activist Who Filed Complaint Against Christie to Run for NJ Governor

By Alyana Alfaro • 12/05/16 4:45pm

Last week, former firefighter Bill Brennan made headlines for his appearance in court as he attempted to get a Bergen County judge to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate an official misconduct complaint filed against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his role in the Bridgegate lane closures. While the […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Trenton|5 Comments