Home Newjerseynewsroom.com News for New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/home Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:10:44 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Another Shooting Horror: Paterson Teen Nazerah Bugg Died in Friend’s Arms http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/style/update-paterson-teen-nazerah-bugg-died-in-friends-arms PATERSON_optBY BOB HOLT

The streets of Paterson have seen another shooting death.

About two months after 12-year old Genesis Rincon was killed while riding a scooter. Now one teenager was killed and another injured Saturday night.

Fourteen-year old Nazerah Bugg was with a group of friends when she was shot on Clinton Street, NorthJersey.com reported. She died in the arms of her friend, Nigel Smith. “All this beef has to stop, just shooting at random people,” the 20-year old Smith said.

Another 15-year old girl was injured in the shooting, and she is in stable condition. Smith said they heard six shots, and he called 911 and stopped a policeman.

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Poverty in New Jersey Continues to Rise http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/poverty-in-new-jersey-continues-to-rise HotTopics_opt_1_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_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY JON WHITEN

As the rest of the country marches out of the Great Recession of 2009, New Jersey is almost alone in watching its economic condition worsen, according to a new Issue Brief based on Census data released today by New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP).

While some gains have been made over the past several years, the “Jersey Comeback” announced years ago has stalled out, stunting the opportunities for the vast majority of working New Jerseyans. The latest Census data analyzed in NJPP's new report shows that the state still suffers from rising levels of deep poverty, increasing income inequality and a struggling economy - even as these metrics are improving for most of the nation.

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UPDATE: Death of Rutgers Student Caitlyn Kovacs http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/update-death-of-rutgers-student-caitlyn-kovacs POLICE_opt-1_optBY BOB HOLT

The cause of death of a college student on Sunday morning has not been confirmed, but police are conducting an investigation.

South Brunswick High School graduate and Rutgers student Caitlyn Kovacs was pronounced dead early on Sunday.

The Daily Targum reported that the 19-year old Kovacs, a sophomore at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences was part of a “small gathering” at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house. A statement by New Brunswick prosecutor Andrew Carey said she “appeared to be in distress,” and was taken to the hospital by friends.

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Tick Tock Diner Murder Plot Ends With Prison http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/style/tick-tock-diner-murder-plot-ends-with-prison JAIL_opt-1_copy_copy_copyBY BOB HOLT

The former manager of Clifton’s Tick Tock Diner has said he didn’t believe he was getting enough money from the restaurant co-owned by his uncle.

So Georgios Spyropoulos went to extreme lengths to get money from Alexandros Sgourdos, and now will be paying a severe price for it.

NJ.com reported that Spyropoulos received an 8-year jail sentence on Friday for conspiring to hire a hit man to kill his uncle. A letter from Sgourdos read, “He has still managed to manipulate his family into believing he is a victim and we are to blame.”

Spyropoulos pleaded guilty to planning Sgourdos’ murder in July.

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Keeping the Port Authority Accountable: Transparency Act Advances http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/international/keeping-the-port-authority-accountable-transparency-act-advances HotTopics_opt_1_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_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY TRISH GRABER

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Gordon and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg to impose comprehensive transparency and accountability standards at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was approved unanimously yesterday by a Senate Committee.

The original law creating the Port Authority was enacted in 1921 and there has been little change since that time. The legislators’ bill, to provide for a systemic overhaul of the agency, represents the first major bi-state reform effort for the port authority since the George Washington Bridge lane closings a year ago. An identical bill passed both houses of the New York Legislature unanimously in June. Since the Port Authority is a bi-state authority, identical legislation must be passed and enacted in both states before it can take effect. With today’s action, the bill (S2181/A3147) next heads to the full New Jersey Senate.

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This is Where I leave You: A Grieving Family Finds that Mourning Becomes Them Well http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/this-is-where-i-leave-you-a-grieving-family-finds-that-mourning-becomes-them-well leaveyou_optBY NANCY R. MANDELL

There are so many familiar faces in the film adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s best-seller THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU that it’s easy to believe you’ve walked in on a family you already know. That sense of déjà vu keeps this movie and its talented ensemble cast from delivering much in the way of surprises. But it makes for an entertaining hour and three-quarters and provides a nostalgic reminder of the zany family sagas that were once a Hollywood staple.

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Monmouth Falls to Duquesne on Road for First Loss of Year http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/monmouth-falls-to-duquesne-on-road-for-first-loss-of-year monmoutfbnewlogo_opt_copyBY JEREMY SCHILLING

Coming into this week, the Monmouth football coaches knew they were in for a tough one, as Duquesne would be the toughest team they would play so far, powered by a potent offense that passed for nearly 900 yards through two games.

What they probably did not expect was a how fast that offense unloaded on them.

Buoyed by three touchdowns on consecutive drives, 17 second quarter points and a 24 point first half output, Duquesne (2-2) defeated Monmouth (2-1) at home today 30-21.

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Powerball Winning Numbers for Saturday, September 20, 2014 Worth $196 Million http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/powerball-winning-numbers-for-saturday-september-20-2014-worth-196-million powerballticket_optBY BOB HOLT

Another day, another Powerball drawing going by without a jackpot winner.

The last time Powerball reached its current level was on June 11, when a player from Tennessee won a $259,800,000 jackpot.

The eleventh consecutive drawing without a top prize winner means the Powerball top prize is continuing to shoot skyward. According to the game’s website, the annuity jackpot for the next Powerball drawing on Saturday, September 20 now checks in at an estimated $196 million. The lump sum payout will now be $116.9 million. The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday September 17 were 18, 25, 36, 48, and 50. The Powerball was 27.

We’re seeing more second tier winners as the jackpot continues to climb. According to USA Mega, 6 tickets matched the first 5 numbers without getting the Powerball to win $1 million. The tickets were purchased in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Missouri.

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Climate Change March a Monumental Event http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/science-updates/climate-change-march-a-monumental-event climate_opt_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY BOB HOLT

They’ll be talking climate at the United Nations next week, but a whole lot of people will let their voices be heard regarding global warming this Sunday.

The People’s Climate March, beginning at 11:30 Sunday morning in New York City, is expected to bring a large group from New Jersey.

As many as 5,000 people from New Jersey are expected to march. NorthJersey.com reports that environmental groups from the state have chartered 30 buses. David Pringle of Clean Water Action said, “True clean renewable energy like solar, wind and water are cheaper and safer than fossil fuels.”

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Getting Ripped Off by Coin Exchange Machines? http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/economy/getting-ripped-off-by-coin-exchange-machines diegnan_opt_copyBY COLLEEN ROACHE

TRENTON – Legislation Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee Vice-Chair Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. sponsored to require coin redemption machines to disclose fees received panel approval yesterday.

The bill (A-1462) would prohibit operators of machines that sort and count a consumer’s coins and provide cash in exchange from charging a fee for the service unless a notice advertising the fee is prominently posted on the machine. The legislation also would require a notice to be posted if coins cannot be refunded once deposited.

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