Home Newjerseynewsroom.com News for New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/home Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:14:41 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Deals: Get Denny’s $300 Breakfast Special http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/deals-get-dennys-300-breakfast-special dennys82914_optBY BOB HOLT

It’s the most important meal of the day. To get their fill of cholesterol for breakfast at a new Denny’s that is opening up in Manhattan today, patrons can choose the standard eggs, bacon, and sausage.

Would you like Dom Perignon on the side with that?

Which doesn’t belong and why? Well, the New York Daily News reports that the Denny’s opening up in the Lower Manhattan Financial District offers a “Grand Cru Slam” breakfast, featuring a 2004 bottle of Dom Perignon Premier Cru Champagne.

The price of the breakfast will wake you up: $300.

“The folks that work in the Financial District are a higher-end clientele, but at the same time, we didn’t want to forget the fact that we are a Denny’s at the end of the day, so we figured why not have a little fun with it,” franchise owner Rahul Marwah said to ABC News. “We thought the Grand Cru Slam was a fun way to kind of do something that was appropriate for the community, and why not have a laugh while you’re looking at our bar menu?”

MSN Money reports that the new Nassau Street Denny’s has a full bar, one of very few of the approximately 1,600 franchises across the United States that does so. The interior of the Denny’s will feature copper-stamped ceilings, leather booths, and wood paneling.

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Monmouth football preview: Delaware State in the opener http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/monmouth-football-preview-delaware-state-in-the-opener hillbrandon82914_optBY JEREMY SCHILLING

Delaware State University (0-0, 0-0 in the MEAC) at Monmouth University (0-0, 0-0 in the Big South)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

1 p.m. ET – Kessler Field, West Long Branch, NJ.

Radio: 1160AM, 1310AM, Shoresportsnetwork.com.

THE LAST WHISTLE: Monmouth went 6-6 last year, and looks to get off to a quick start and build on the strong finish they had to 2013. They return Brandon Hill at quarterback, and will have to rely on a high-powered offense – including a potent rushing attack – to overcome a talented but young defense. Head coach Kevin Callahan feels his squad is ready.

“[Practice] is going good,” Callahan said at practice this week. “I think the team [was] anxious at the beginning the week to kind of focus their attention on another opponent other than Monmouth. We’re at that point – we’ve been practicing for three weeks – where they want to start gearing up for somebody else. There’s excitement for that. There’s a little more energy out here, a little more bounce in their step.”

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Stephen Hill did a lot more than ‘Seinfeld’ http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/stephen-hill-did-a-lot-more-than-seinfeld leestephen82914_optBY BOB HOLT

An actor from New Jersey with over 30 years in the business has died.

Stephen Lee died of a heart attack on August 14 in California at the age of 58.

Lee played a number of roles, but he was another actor who played a memorable role on “Seinfeld.”  According to Deadline, in a 1997 episode he portrayed Conrad, a man who installed Jerry’s kitchen cabinets and converted George’s desk into a convenient napping facility.

According to IMDB Lee, who was born in Englewood, appeared in 200 television shows and in 39 movies. He has appeared in Bones, and NCIS, and made a critically acclaimed appearance in Boston Legal in 2004.

The Hollywood Reporter noted that Lee got his first onscreen credit in 1981 for the series Hart to Hart Other appearances included roles in Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Who’s the Boss?, Hill Street Blues, Valerie, Family Ties, Nash Bridges, Roseanne, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Everybody Loves Raymond, Cybill, Murder One, The Drew Carey Show, and Grey’s Anatomy.

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Should a Nine-Year-Old Have an Uzi Submachine Gun? http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/should-a-nine-year-old-have-an-uzi-submachine-gun UZI_optBY BOB HOLT

Some children are often given dancing lessons, or even horseback riding lessons by their parents at a relatively early age.

But should a nine-year old receive lessons on handling a gun? A girl from New Jersey did, and the results were fatal.

Nj1015.com reported that an instructor from a shooting range in Arizona was accidentally killed while teaching the 9-year old how to shoot an automatic Uzi. Instructor Charles Vacca of Lake Havasu died on Monday, according to Mohave County authorities.

frontpage Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:25:57 +0000
Barclay's PGA Tournament Gives Outsider Inside The Ropes Access http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/style/barclays-pga-tournament-gives-outsider-inside-the-ropes-access scandale_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY FRANK SCANDALE

“WATCH THE BALL!!!!!” pro golf Jim Furyk screamed like he’d consumed a case of his own endorsed product, 5-Hour Energy.

Hunched close to the ground off the 18th fairway and behind a tree at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus last Sunday, Furyk was in trouble on the final hole, trying to finish as close to the top as possible as part of the FedEx point race.

I happened to be close enough to see his neck veins protrude like tree roots because of my marshal status. In fact, if I were any closer, I’d be stepping on the ball like one of my marshal colleagues nearly did as a gang of us volunteers attempted to rope off and push back a pulsating, jacked-up crowd who had been out all day on the sunny course, a good portion of them perhaps enjoying an adult beverage or 12.

frontpage Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:03:32 +0000
Bipolar is not Bi-Winning: A Bipolar Comedian's Perspective on Mental Illness http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/healthquest/bipolar-is-not-bi-winning-a-bipolar-comedians-perspective-on-mental-illness Hayne2_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY MICHAEL HAYNE

In the wake of Robin Williams’ untimely death, the thing to know about most comedians is this: we're not pleasant, content, or well-adjusted. We're bothered, peevish, and often overwhelmed damaged goods who consistently worry, fret and nitpick. Adding mental illness to this already volatile mixture of emotions can lead to a very difficult, and at times unbalanced, life.

Society knows little about mental illness, and this ignorance leads to the stigmatization of its sufferers. Sure, mental health has come a long way from the dark days of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, and the Affordable Care Act mandates that mental wellness be given the same importance as physical health. But it's not all rainbows and Pharrell songs.

frontpage Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:24:53 +0000
13 Roller Coasters of Six Flags Great Adventure http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/13-roller-coasters-of-six-flags-great-adventure ROLLER_optBY BOB HOLT

Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township just keeps on growing.

The theme park that just added the tallest drop ride in the world to its attractions this year will be getting a 13th coaster in 2015.

Six Flags has announced that they will be bringing in Looping Dragon as part of next year’s coasters. According to NorthJersey.com, 20 riders facing each other are rocketed backward and forward in the form of a pendulum until the train finishes a revolution seven stories in the air. The coaster then keeps doing 360 degree loops, stops with its riders suspended upside down, and then reverses direction.

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N.J. Teacher Contract Settlement Rates Average 2.42 Percent for 2014-2015 http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/nj-teacher-contract-settlement-rates-average-242-percent-for-2014-2015 TEACHERP_optBY ANN MARIE SMITH

TRENTON - The average public school teacher in New Jersey will receive a 2.42 percent raise in the 2014-2015 school year, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported yesterday. That average reflects 324 ratified agreements covering the upcoming school year, including those in the first, second, or third year of the contract.

Many of the contracts contain provisions for longer workdays for teachers, or more instructional time.

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UPDATE: New Jersey Church Up in Flames http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/update-new-jersey-church-up-in-flames FIRE_opt_copy_copy_copyBY BOB HOLT

The Paterson church that caught fire on Wednesday was completely decimated, but thankfully there were no casualties.

About 80 firefighters battled heat and humidity along with the out of control blaze at Central Baptist Church.

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5 Reasons Jet Fuel Gets a Tax Break in New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/5-reasons-jet-fuel-gets-a-tax-break-in-new-jersey JET_optBY BOB HOLT

The friendly skies are a lot friendlier to airlines than they are to frequent fliers in New Jersey.

Little known tax breaks on jet fuel reportedly cost states over $1 billion annually.

According to .12billion.org, New Jersey only taxes airlines for jet fuel a plane uses while taxiing or during takeoff. The tax breaks are estimated to be worth $42 million to the airlines.

Industry lobbyists mainly cite economic reasons for the airlines to receive tax breaks. Airlines for America says airlines have created 11 million jobs across the U.S., and $1.5 trillion in money, NJ.com reports. The group says the breaks keep the carriers economically healthy, and help airfares remain lower.

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