Home Newjerseynewsroom.com News for New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/home Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:13:10 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb NJ Judge Rules Favorably on Pink Lyrics http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/nj-judge-rules-favorably-on-pink-lyrics pink_optBY BOB HOLT

In New Jersey, the courtrooms think Pink is okay. At least the one presided upon by Superior Court Judge Lawrence Jones does anyway in a lawsuit between divorced parents.

The father sued the mother for taking their 11-year old daughter to a Pink concert at the Prudential Center in 2013. The judge ruled that did not make the man’s ex-wife a bad parent.

According to Complex, Jones wrote that the girl’s mother’s decision did not subject the child to any unreasonable risk of harm, or compromise her health, safety or welfare. When all the smoke from the custody litigation clears, it will be self-evident that all which happened here is that a young girl went to her first rock concert with her mother and had a really great time."

The father cited a Hollywood Reporter review of the concert that described its dancing in the show as three males “molesting” Pink, New Jersey Law Journal reported. Judge Jones reviewed concert videos, and said those movements were in the context of a song about “an independent woman standing up to men who acted inappropriately towards her,” and not inappropriate.

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What’s New at Liberty Science Center? http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/science-updates/whats-new-at-liberty-science-center LIBERTY_opt-2BY BOB HOLT

Jersey City’s Liberty Science Center takes pride in the fact that it sees about a half a million visitors every year. And the learning center continues to find way to add to its appeal.

Now Liberty Science Center has big expansion plans that involve education, and the creation of jobs for Jersey City.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Liberty Science Center will be turning 16 acres of land into SciTech Scity, a $250 million science and technology campus. The project will feature a K-12 school devoted to science, a science-themed hotel, housing for visiting scholars and a business incubator.

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said the land to be developed is worth more than $20 million. "This is an investment in culture," Fulop said, according to NJ.com. "It's a really big deal." Science Center CEO Paul Hoffman said, "This city is growing so fast, it needs a science-oriented school."

The Wall Street Journal reports that the SciTech Scity buildings will be layered like a planet’s rings. And Thomas (Edison) Hotel visitors may receive room service by robots. Guests may also be able to choose their own wall art, and have their sleep patterns traced by technology they can wear.

frontpage Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:20:10 +0000
Has Dr. Oz Lost His Mind? http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/style/has-dr-oz-lost-his-mind DROZ_opt_copyBY BOB HOLT

If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck, etc. Cliffside Park resident Dr. Mehmet Oz says he is a doctor, but he doesn’t dispense medical advice on his television program.

Huh? Dr. Oz responded to criticism by 10 doctors who called for Columbia University to remove Oz from their staff recently.

"It's called The Dr. Oz Show,” Oz said, according to Business Insider. “We very purposely, on the logo, have 'Oz' as the middle, and the 'Doctor' is actually up in the little bar for a reason. I want folks to realize that I'm a doctor, and I'm coming into their lives to be supportive of them. But it's not a medical show."

According to The Huffington Post, the 10 doctors said in their email to Columbia that Oz has displayed an "egregious lack of integrity by promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain." Oz responded, "I know I've irritated some potential allies in our quest to make America healthy. No matter our disagreements, freedom of speech is the most fundamental right we have as Americans. And these 10 doctors are trying to silence that right."

frontpage Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:55:58 +0000
Asthma Cure Expected for 100s of Millions of People http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/healthquest/asthma-cure-expected-for-100s-of-millions-of-people ASTHMA_optBY BOB HOLT

Relief may soon be in store for about 300 million asthma sufferers around the world.

Scientists at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom and the Mayo Clinic believe they may have discovered the protein that causes the disease.

A protein known as CaSR, calcium-sensing receptor, increases a person’s level of calcium in their lung tissue cells when they breathe in dust or smoke. Daily Mail Online reported that according to the scientific research, the extra calcium makes the cells contract and leads to asthma attacks. Lead researcher Professor Daniela Riccardi said: ‘For the first time we have found a link between airways inflammation, which can be caused by environmental triggers - such as allergens, cigarette smoke and car fumes – and airways twitchiness in allergic asthma.”

The researchers found that drugs called calcilytics can fight against CaSR to combat asthma symptoms. Riccardi said, according to NDTV Food, “If we can prove that calcilytics are safe when administered directly to the lung in people, then in five years we could be in a position to treat patients and also potentially stop asthma from happening in the first place."

frontpage Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:30:08 +0000
Myles Graham Looks to Ignite Monmouth's Rushing Attack as Spring Practice Ends http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/myles-graham-looks-to-ignite-monmouths-rushing-attack-as-spring-practice-ends football_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JEREMY SCHILLING

WEST LONG BRANCH -- Tweets from spring scrimmages don’t mean much. They for sure don’t foretell what will happen when the games start for real in September.

But if one tweet sent from the official feed of Monmouth football from last Saturday’s scrimmage is anything close to what happens in the fall, the Hawks will be one happy program. The tweet:

Myles Graham tears off a 50 yard run down to the 10. Next Play Onett throws a perfect fade to Reggie White who hauls it in for the TD

— MonmouthFootball (@MUHawksFB) https://twitter.com/MUHawksFB/status/

While Monmouth doesn’t have a starting quarterback yet (more on that later), and it’s still to be determine if White could be the guy that steps up at wideout this year, the headline here is arguably Graham.

The transfer from Indiana, where he appeared in eight games as a redshirt freshman and rushed for 81 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown, Graham could be the missing piece to re-ignite the two-pronged rushing attack the Hawks love to run alongside Lavon Chaney.

Graham says the transition to Monmouth has been easier than he expected.

“The offenses are kind of the same, fast tempo…get the defense tired,” Graham said this week at spring practice. “There really isn’t much of a difference, offense wise. It’s really about learning the new plays, the different names to kind of the same plays I was running at Indiana.”

frontpage Sat, 25 Apr 2015 03:02:18 +0000
300 Words Or Less: Winding Road For Seton Hall Recruit http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/300-words-or-less-winding-road-for-seton-hall-recruit New_Headshot_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JOEY WAHLER

Braeden Anderson’s journey to Seton Hall has been unorthodox to say the least.

The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Canadian is Seton Hall’s newest basketball recruit, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman says. It’s Anderson’s fourth Division One commitment, an odyssey that began five years ago.

“I’m looking for a place that has a good law school and basketball program,” Anderson tells NorthPoleHoops.com.

Mentioning law school first? Yeah, you heard right.

After committing to DePaul, Anderson de-committed and went to Kansas, where some of his high school work wasn’t honored by the NCAA, which ruled him academically ineligible. Anderson blamed poor academic advice in high school, and transferred to Fresno State.

After averaging 4 points and 3 rebounds as a Bulldog freshman, Anderson broke his neck while a passenger in a four-vehicle crash that killed another man. Doctors thought his basketball career was over.

They were proven wrong.

frontpage Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:17:41 +0000
6 Reasons NJ Transit Paid Worker $700K http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/6-reasons-nj-transit-paid-worker-700k justice_opt_1_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY BOB HOLT

An employee’s lawsuit against NJ Transit resulting from the 2008 electrocution of another worker has been settled.

Flagman conductor Anthony Araujo was working in Newark when he witnessed the worker being electrocuted by a live wire.

According to an Associated Press report on NBC 10 Philadelphia, Araujo said NJ Transit suspended him without pay for reporting the accident and seeking counseling after witnessing it. Araujo was seeking out the agency’s Employee Assistance Program, according to court documents.

NJ.com reported that Araujo filed a compliant with OSHA and then a lawsuit, saying that NJ Transit filed disciplinary charges against him for taking a day off after he witnessed the employee’s electrocution. The Employee Assistance Program evaluator recommended the day off for Araujo, saying that he was unable to safely work.

frontpage Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:33:15 +0000
'Something Rotten!' Broadway Review: A Musical That Wonders How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ophelia? http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/something-rotten-broadway-review-a-musical-that-wonders-how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-ophelia rotten_opt_copyBY MICHAEL SOMMERS

 If nothing succeeds like excess, then the new musical “Something Rotten!” shapes up to be a howling Broadway smash at the St. James Theater.

A clever idea has been blown up to epic proportions by director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw and his collaborators, who throw everything in the show-biz book into their campy musical comedy caper set in London back in Tudor times.

Shakespeare (Christian Borle) is the town’s raging rock god, much to the chagrin of the Bottom brothers Nick (Brian d’Arcy James) and Nigel (John Cariani), a rival team of dramatists. The desperate Nick calls on a soothsayer (Brad Oscar) to scout out what will be the hot new theatrical trend.

frontpage Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:18:53 +0000
The A-Rod Dilemma; To Promote And How Much? http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/the-a-rod-dilemma-to-promote-and-how-much 165436852_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JOE FAVORITO

On April 28 the New York Yankees will have a bobblehead night for one of their stars. He crosses cultural demos and brings people out to the ballpark in The Bronx who may not come out otherwise. Later this summer they will honor one of their legendary players from the recent past, one who admitted using PED’s but then came back to resume his career without incident.

Neither is Alex Rodriguez. They are Masahiro Tanaka and Andy Pettite.

What about Rodriquez, who is about to pass Willie Mays on the all-time home run list and will pass a host of milestones as he returned from his year-long suspension and very public dispute with his team and Major League Baseball? Nothing yet. Other teams like the Milwaukee Brewers have found ways to heal and then promote fallen stars like Ryan Braun, but the Yankees and ARod, arguably their best player this early on in the MLB season…nothing. Stone silence. The team’s social media push throughout the spring hardly mentioned anything Rodriguez did on or off the field, his bio is smaller than what one would expect, there are few if any public celebrations during games of Rodriguez. He is there in body, but not promotion as he plays through his contract and goes about his job for The Bronx Bombers.

frontpage Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:45:09 +0000
Jurczynski Looks to be Key Member of Monmouth Defensive Line for 2015 http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/jurczynski-looks-to-be-key-member-of-monmouth-defensive-line-for-2015 football_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JEREMY SCHILLING

WEST LONG BRANCH -- One of the themes of NewJerseyNewsroom.com’s look through Monmouth spring practice has been the leadership void left by those who graduated. But compared to positions like quarterback and wide receiver where there’s little game experience, it’s a different story on the defensive line.

While captains Pat O’Hara and Eric Macik have moved on, those left not only have seen time in the trenches but also the type of leadership qualities the Hawks need in the locker room. Dimitrius Smith and Darnell Leslie will get the headlines, but someone who could play a pivotal role on and off the field is senior Andrew Jurczynski.

And he knows it, too, as he realized in January when the offseason workouts began that it was his time to step up.

“It was very important,” Jurczynski said. “Me, Dimitrius Smith, Darnell, we’ve played, we’ve all been around for a while. We’ve really had to get guys like D.J. Martin, Tanner [Unger]….right back into the swing of things, just on the field and in the locker room, both mentally and physically out here.”

Jurczynski only played in seven games last year, totaling eight tackles. But he really made his presence felt in 2013, where he played in 12 games, ended the season with 31 tackles, four for a loss, and one sack.

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