Home Newjerseynewsroom.com News for New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/home Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:14:19 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Media Bias: Taking a Closer Look http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/nation/media-bias-taking-a-closer-look Max_Pizarro_640x480_optBY LAURA VAN BLOEM

PolitickerNJ.com editor, Max Pizarro, joined Emmy Award-winning New Jersey Capitol Report co-anchors, Steve Adubato and Rafael Pi Roman, for an in-depth interview on the issue of media bias. Pizarro spoke extensively on "the culture of negativity" in the media and whether or not the "if it bleeds it leads" philosophy of media coverage is as pervasive today as it's ever been.

Check out the interview HERE.

And when it comes to media bias, Gov. Christie feels he is getting more than his fair share of the heat.

Christie, according to a recent CNBC.com story,  said he's been victimized by a liberal media bias over the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge, otherwise known as "Bridgegate."

In a wide-ranging interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," in which he also discussed the 2016 race, the economy, and national defense, Christie compared his treatment to that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the flap over her using a private email server to conduct official business.

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NJ Bloods Drug Ring Busted http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/style/nj-bloods-drug-ring-busted busted_opt_copyBY BOB HOLT

An extensive investigation by Essex County authorities has resulted in a series of arrests for drug trafficking charges.

A street gang known as the 793 Bloods was behind the operation, according to prosecutors.

NJ.com reports that 48 people have been charged overall, with 11 of them still at large. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said the 793 Bloods operated through Essex County, and mainly dealt in heroin. “The operation was a daily one, a mid-level operation that took place in a fairly business-like fashion,” she said.

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Special Olympics New Jersey, A Look back To A Successful Games, A Look Ahead To The World Games http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/special-olympics-new-jersey-a-look-back-to-a-successful-games-a-look-ahead-to-the-world-games 165436852_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JOE FAVORITO

In less than a month, the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will open in Los Angeles, California. The 2015 Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and many other summer sports involving 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world. Some of that impact will be experienced and felt in New Jersey, which just over a year ago hosted one of the most successful events, the Special Olympics National Games at sites all over the state.

The resonation from those Games, combined with the World Summer Games, continues to grow, so we caught ip with Heather Bell Andersen, , Chief Marketing Officer for Special Olympics New Jersey to talk a bit about what is coming up, and how last year impacted the state and the organization for years to come.

Having gone through such a major event in New Jersey last year for Special Olympics, what advice if any have you passed along to the folks in Los Angeles for this year?

Each Special Olympics Games has its own Games Organizing Committee that completely organizes the event. As the host state, the best advice we would offer to Special Olympics Southern California would be to take every opportunity they have to piggy-back off of the exposure, experiences and any sponsorship/support opportunities from the World Games.

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New Jersey Says Gov. Christie Should Resign; Would Make a Bad President http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/new-jersey-says-gov-christie-should-resign-would-make-a-bad-president ChristieFeb15_opt_copy_copyBY ERIC GUNDERSEN

Gov. Chris Christie has officially thrown his hat into the ring, but his home state of New Jersey is not squarely behind him. The latest Monmouth University Poll, taken after Christie’s presidential announcement, found that the governor’s negative job ratings have not budged from two months ago. A large majority feels that Christie has abandoned his commitment to the state and few say he is a good fit for the Oval Office.

Just 27% of New Jerseyans say Chris Christie would make a good president. More than two-thirds (69%) say he would not. A few months ago, Christie was asked on national TV about similar poll results. He responded that survey participants told pollsters he would not make a good president because “a lot of those people…want me to stay.” Monmouth followed up with the participants in our poll and found that just 5% of those who said he would not make a good president say they gave that response because they would rather have Christie stay in New Jersey. Fully 89% of this group, though, confirmed that their answer meant they really think he would make a bad president.

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Which Leadership Mistakes Are You Making? http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/commentary/which-leadership-mistakes-are-you-making Lessons_in_Leadership_Final-RGB_72_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY STEVE ADUBATO, Ph.D.

All leaders make mistakes, but it is a leader’s ability to admit mistakes, and more importantly, learn from them, that matters. Following are a few common leadership mistakes many of us make:

* Being too “hands off.” Of course we want to delegate specific tasks and functions. But some leaders become so removed from their teams operations that they lose touch. These leaders have little idea about the productivity or effectiveness of team members, and therefore, are in no position to provide coaching or feedback as to how these employees can improve.

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Where is Carli Lloyd From? http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/where-is-carli-lloyd-from lloydcarli070215_optBY BOB HOLT

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will be playing for the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, and their road to the title match might not have happened without a stop in New Jersey.

A 32-year old native of Delran played a pivotal role in the United States women upsetting top-ranked Germany.

CBS New York reported that Mt. Laurel resident and former Rutgers University soccer star Carli Lloyd scored what proved to be the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the U. S.’s 2-0 victory Tuesday night. Lloyd, a midfielder, also set up the game-clinching goal by Kelley O’Hara.

Lloyd scored her third goal in three games. But she has made a habit of clutch play. Nj1015.com reported that Lloyd scored game-winning goals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic finals, and she finished up at Rutgers as the Scarlet Knights women’s all-time leader in goals with 50, and points with 117.

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300 Words Or Less: Phil Jackson Experiencing A Tough Trip Down The “Aisle” http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/300-words-or-less-phil-jackson-experiencing-a-tough-trip-down-the-aisle New_Headshot_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JOEY WAHLER

NBA free agency is much like the old game show, Supermarket Challenge, with contestants frantically pushing a cart down the aisles, grabbing as many items as possible within a limited time, deciding which fit best, much like working under the salary cap.

Despite 11 rings, you wonder whether Phil Jackson can compete in the league’s up tempo spending spree. Funny, many in New York thought LeBron James was Knick-bound before signing with the Heat, yet several years later very few expect any of the top free agents to come here.

So why has the pendulum swung so far the other way?

While Jackson remains respected by players, that admiration is becoming increasingly grandfatherly, earning him props for what he’s done but leaving doubt about what he still can do.

Although Carmelo Anthony is friends with many NBA stars who often publicly praise him, who’s the last free agent to say he’s anxious to become Melo’s teammate?

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'Shows for Days' Off Broadway Review: A Writer's Sentimental Journey Into His Beginnings http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/shows-for-days-off-broadway-review-a-writers-sentimental-journey-into-his-beginnings ShowForDays070115_optBY MICHAEL SOMMERS

“Shows for Days” is Douglas Carter Beane’s funny, sweet-natured, semi-autobiographical play about a 14 year-old suburban kid who gets involved with a community theater group in Reading, PA.

He immediately falls in love with doing theater; encounters an unforgettable character who affects his future path; becomes aware that he possesses talent as a writer; and has sex for the very first time. These key experiences are agreeably dramatized with humor and warmth by Beane, author of “The Little Dog Laughed” and “As Bees in Honey Drown” among more than a dozen other plays and musicals.

Elevating “Shows for Days” into a prime Off Broadway attraction by their presence, Patti LuPone and Michael Urie head the company of Lincoln Center Theater’s premiere at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

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'Of Good Stock' Off Broadway Review: Three More Sisters http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/of-good-stock-off-broadway-review-three-more-sisters ofgoodstock070115_optBY MICHAEL SOMMERS

Have you ever noticed that sisters tend to come in threes in famous plays?

There is Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” of course. King Lear’s three different daughters. The trio known as “The Sisters Rosensweig.” And let’s not forget that batty Southern threesome in “Crimes of the Heart” and those middle-aged siblings who battle through “August: Osage County.”

Playwright Melissa Ross presents three more sisters in “Of Good Stock,” her pleasant -- though scarcely fresh or consequential -- new comedy-drama that Manhattan Theater Club currently offers at New York City Center Stage I.

The quarrelsome offspring of a celebrated he-man novelist and his long-suffering wife, both dead, the Stockton sisters and their mates gather at their family’s summer home on Cape Cod for what proves to be a tempestuous weekend.

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"Escobar: Paradise Lost" Gets Godfather Treatment http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/qescobar-paradise-lostq-gets-godfather-treatment escobar_optBY MIRIAM RINN

Considering that “The Godfather” is one of the most beloved and admired movies ever made, it is not surprising that young filmmakers pay it the compliment of imitation. First-time director Andrea di Stefano tries to give the notorious Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar the Godfather treatment in “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” and ends up with a pale copy of the classic gangster-family saga.

De Stefano is fortunate in his lead actor, however. Benicio del Toro is mesmerizing as the brilliantly manipulative Escobar, the head of a huge criminal enterprise as well as the doting patriarch of a large and affectionate family. His generosity to his family as well as to the rural village where he grew up made him a popular figure in Colombia, someone who built clinics and schools and provided for the poor. Del Toro’s hooded eyes and bulk give him the sense of authority and menace that make his dual nature credible. Even his piety is manichean.

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