By Christopher Baxter/The Star-Ledger Email the author | Follow on Twitter on May 29, 2013 at 6:15 AM, updated May 29, 2013 at 7:35 AM View full sizeSgt. 1st Class Frank Chiofalo claims in a new court filing the N.J. State Police plans to discipline him and prevent him from retiring in retaliation for filing a lawsuit earlier this year in which he made claims against a high-ranking superior.Tom Wright-Piersanti/The Star-Ledger TRENTON — In January, State Police Sgt. 1st Class Frank Chiofalo claimed in a lawsuit that his boss, Maj. Robert Cuomo, had falsified payroll to show he had worked [ Read More ]
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President Barack Obama addressed the crowd today of over 2000 in Asbury Park. In a moving speech of hope, the crowd went wild as the president finished his speech with the following: LET’S HAVE SOME GOOD TIMES ON THE JERSEY SHORE THIS SUMMER, Next summer and the summer after that and all year long. America bring your family and friends, spend a little money on the Jersey Shore, you will find some of the friendliest folks on earth, some of the best beaches on earth, and you will see even after a tough couple of months this space is as [ Read More ]
Jersey Shore On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, President Obama will deliver remarks on the boardwalk at The Asbury Park Convention Hall. A security zone will be established from 3rd to 6th Avenues and east of Kingsley to the ocean. There will be no beach access between 3rd and 6th Avenues. The will be no parking on Memorial Drive and Fifth Avenue east of Memorial Drive. The entrance for ticket holders will be at 3rd & Ocean Avenues. Ticket holders will be admitted at 11:30 am.
Everyone enjoy your Memorial Day and remember our veterans… Cookouts and Parades are great, but don’t forget that the real reason we can spend our day as we choose is because brave men and women paid the ultimate price in defense of freedom. I am grateful beyond belief that I live in a free country. Thank you to those that gave all, remembering you and honoring the lives you gave so I can live mine freely.
For the first time in U.S. history, a sitting attorney general has been held in contempt of Congress. On Thursday, the GOP-led House of Representatives voted 255-67 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over documents relating to the Fast and Furious scandal. Over 100 Democrats, including the 42 members of the Congressional Black Caucus, walked out of the vote, saying the Republican leadership “has articulated no legislative purpose for pursuing this course of action.” “For these reasons, we cannot and will not participate in a vote to hold the attorney general in contempt,” the CBC said in a [ Read More ]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official who apologized for targeting conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny is married to an attorney whose firm hosted a voter registration organizing event for the Obama presidential campaign, praised President Obama’s policy work, and had one of its partners appointed by Obama to a key ambassadorship. IRS Exempt Organizations Division director Lois G. Lerner, who has been described as “apolitical” in mainstream press coverage of the IRS scandal, is married to tax attorney Michael R. Miles, a partner at the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. The firm is based in Atlanta but has [ Read More ]
By Mark Di Ionno/Star-Ledger Columnist Follow on Twitter on May 22, 2013 at 6:30 AM, updated May 22, 2013 at 9:11 AM Foursquare Email Sea Bright man charged with defrauding FEMA of aid money Christie urges no retribution for Oklahoma senators who voted against Sandy aid bill Shore Roundup: Ledger Live on LBI, more than Sand & Snooki, Belmar boardwalk opens Ledger Live video: The Jersey Shore is open? The ocean is safe? We test the waters in Seaside Heights Away from the beach, Sandy damage still soaks inland lives WOODBRIDGE — The day the music died, the people at [ Read More ]
MOORE, Okla. — Emergency crews and volunteers continued to work through the early morning hours Tuesday in a frantic search for survivors of a huge tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing at least 91 people, 20 of them children, and flattening whatever was in its path, including a hospital and at least two schools. Much of the tornado damage appeared to be in the suburb of Moore, where rescue workers struggled to make their way through debris-clogged streets and around downed power lines to those who are feared trapped under mountains of rubble. The [ Read More ]
by Jesselyn Radack on May 10, 2013 ( The Whistleblogger / 2013 ) The Washington Post reports on sky-is-falling government warning of impending cyberattacks: The U.S. government on Thursday warned of a heightened risk of a cyberattack that could disrupt the control systems of U.S. companies providing critical services such as electricity and water. No doubt it’s more than coincidence that, as tenacious WaPo reporter Ellen Nakashima writes: The alert comes as the Obama administration is ramping up efforts to share more information about threats and encourage greater computer network security. And that this alert comes just as the White House and [ Read More ]
House Republicans are pushing a bill that takes away extra pay for overtime, substituting “comp” time instead. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Roger Jegg – Fotodesign-Jegg.de May 9, 2013 | Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission. View the original article at TruthOut.org. Republicans are trying to pass an “alternative” to overtime pay. This is really about taking away the eight-hour workday and 40-hour workweek. Will weekends be next? What about an “alternative” to paying workers at all? House Republicans are pushing a bill that takes away extra pay for overtime, substituting “comp” time instead. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 is the [ Read More ]
TRENTON – A spokesman says Gov. Chris Christie underwent gastric band surgery in February to try to lose weight. The secret surgery was first reported by The New York Post. Christie told the newspaper he wanted to slim down for his wife and four children and was not motivated by thoughts of running for president. The newspaper reports that the governor hired Dr. George Fielding, head of NYU Medical Center’s Weight Management Program, to perform the procedure. Christie had the surgery on Feb. 16. A tube was placed around his stomach to restrict the amount of food he can eat. [ Read More ]
Rutgers Names Former New Jersey Attorney General as Counsel By Michael McDonald – Bloomberg News Rutgers University has appointed former New Jersey Attorney General John J. Farmer Jr. senior vice president and general counsel in the wake of a scandal over the handling of an abusive basketball coach. Farmer, who served as the state attorney general from 1999 to 2002, has been dean of Rutgers’s law school in Newark since July 2009, Rutgers said today in a statement on its website. He replaces John Wolf, who resigned amid reports that he advised Rutgers to suspend and not fire Mike Rice [ Read More ]
By James Queally/The Star-Ledger CLIFTON — State Police foiled a murder-for-hire plot involving the manager of the famed Tick Tock Diner in Clifton, authorities announced today. Georgios Spyropoulos, 45, the manager was trying to place a hit on his 57-year-old uncle Alexandro’s Sgourdos, who manages the Manhattan Tick Tock Diner and is co-owner of both establishments, authorities said. “He was motivated by greed,” Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said today at a press conference. “Spyropoulos allegedly planned in great detail how he would have his uncle tortured, robbed and murdered and he enlisted two men who he thought would carry out [ Read More ]
Many homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy are selling at bargain prices, and more are expected to hit the market during the spring and summer selling season at reduced rates for potential homeowners and investors. While some homeowners already have begun the rebuilding process, many others are overwhelmed by the task ahead of them, and the houses remain untouched nearly five months after the storm. Some people may be waiting to see new flood maps, zoning regulations and building codes, or find out what future flood insurance costs will be. Others simply don’t have the funds or the energy to rebuild. [ Read More ]
January 16, 2013 | Comments Off Posted by Ari Burd on http://www.njlaborandemploymentlaw.com/ The facts may change but the story remains the same. Employee posts derogatory statements on Facebook. Employee gets fired. The most recent example of this occurred in Paterson, New Jersey and involved a first grade teacher. The teacher posted the following status updates on her Facebook page: I’m not a teacher – I’m a warden for future criminals! They had a scared straight program in school – why couldn’t [I] bring [first] graders? Viewers of these posts included one of the teacher’s colleagues, who forwarded the posts to [ Read More ]