Home Newjerseynewsroom.com News for New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/home Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:37:56 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Reasons Derek Jeter was so respected by fans and peers http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/reasons-derek-jeter-was-so-respected-by-fans-and-peers jeterderekFLkR71614_optBY JED HUGHES

The post-season is indeed different this year with the absence of the New York Yankees and their team captain Derek Jeter. New stars are emerging, and it may not be until next year that we truly appreciate what we had in such a great athlete. Whether you are a Yankees fan or not, most fans -- even the ones in Boston -- recognized that baseball lost a special player now that Jeter has retired.

His game was never really been about numbers. Although Jeter had the most hits in 1999 and 2012 and in runs scored in 1998, he never lead the American League in batting average, home runs, RBI, slugging percentage, or stolen bases. He finished second in the MVP voting in 2006 and twice finished third. However, he was Rookie of the Year Award in 1996, when the Yankees won their first world championship since 1978, and in 2000 was the World Series MVP.

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Brooklyn Nets should put a team in New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/brooklyn-nets-should-put-a-team-in-new-jersey FAVORITO_optBY JOE FAVORITO

Next week the NBA season will tip off, with LeBron’s return to Cleveland, Phil Jackson reshaping the New York Knicks, Miami revamping itself, Kobe coming back to action in L.A. and the Spurs looking to defend. However shortly after the NBA gets rolling, the NBA D League will kick off its season, now with a new Knicks-owned franchise playing in nearby Yonkers. All the while New Jersey, with Sixers fans in the south and Knicks, and even some Nets supporters still in the north, remains devoid of pro hoops for a third straight winter.

Could a D League team be in the mix for the Garden State down the line? A few years ago the thought of a D League franchise sent marketers and owners running for cover. The League was a business loss leader, with no real hope of marketing or business success. However under then-commissioner Dan Reed, and with a new approach and additional time investment by clubs, the D league changed and has transformed more into what was the original vision of then-Commissioner David Stern; to be a great testing and proving ground both nationally for basketball and locally for clubs.

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5 Reasons Chris Christie Doesn’t Support Minimum Wage http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/5-reasons-chris-christie-doesnt-support-minimum-wage christie102314_optBY BOB HOLT

Governor Chris Christie seems to think that many of today’s wage earners should have higher aspirations for success than just the minimum.

On Tuesday, Christie told the United States Chamber of Commerce that he didn’t want to talk about the minimum wage anymore.

“I gotta tell you the truth, I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am,” Christie said, according to Politico. “I don’t think there’s a mother or father who’s sitting around a kitchen table in America tonight saying ‘You know honey, if our son or daughter could just make a higher minimum wage.’”

The governor could be considered out of touch. Forbes points out that a lot of families are unable to sit around the dinner table and have that discussion because one or both of the parents may be at another job trying to make the family’s ends meet.

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Teresa Giudice Joins List of Notable Inmates at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/teresa-giudice-joins-list-of-notable-inmates-at-danbury-federal-correctional-institution giudiceteresa102314_optBY BOB HOLT

Perhaps former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice can do crossover appearances on Netfliix show Orange is the New Black when she finishes her 15-month jail sentence.

That show came from the Danbury, Connecticut prison camp where Giudice is headed.

NorthJersey.com reports that Giudice has just learned that she will be serving her prison term at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution. The reality show star was sentenced to 15 months in jail on Oct. 2 for bankruptcy and mortgage fraud charges.

According to Radar Online, Giudice’s lawyer requested that her client serve much of her sentence in a halfway house. District Court Judge Esther Salas denied the request, saying, “The issue was never raised and it was never before the court.”

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'The Belle of Amherst' Off Broadway Review: Joely Richardson's Seance with Emily Dickinson http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/the-belle-of-amherst-off-broadway-review-joely-richardsons-seance-with-emily-dickinson richardson102314_optBY MICHAEL SOMMERS

It is hard to figure out what Joely Richardson is doing as Emily Dickinson in “The Belle of Amherst.” She does not appear to be acting the role so much as attempting to channel the reclusive New England poet.

Whatever, the resulting performance looks as wooden and seems as cryptic as a Ouija board.

This strangely wan séance with a legendary writer is currently on view at the Westside Theater and probably will be more satisfying to Richardson’s “Nip/Tuck” fans than lovers of Dickinson’s poetry.

William Luce’s 1976 monodrama, which originally served as a memorable solo vehicle for the late Julie Harris, pictures Dickinson in her final years as she candidly chats about her life, family, neighbors and writing.

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Sick Traveler Tests New Jersey Ebola Readiness http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/healthquest/sick-traveler-tests-new-jersey-ebola-readiness ebola8914_optBY BOB HOLT

New screening of airline passengers coming from West Africa for the Ebola virus is being tested early.

A man arriving at Newark Liberty Airport on Tuesday was taken to University Hospital as a precautionary measure.

NBC New York reports that a man landed in Newark Tuesday afternoon after traveling from Liberia to Brussels. He was screened at customs, and was found to have a fever. The man was said to be evaluated “as if he had Ebola.”

University Hospital told visitors it was on “lockdown,” according to NJ.com. Through Tuesday afternoon the emergency room entrance at the hospital was blocked off with yellow tape, a parking garage attendant wasn’t letting cars enter the facility, and departing cars were only allowed to drive certain streets.

University Hospital was partly open for patients on Wednesday.

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Police Get Tribute to Ferguson Teen Michael Brown Painted Over http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/style/police-get-tribute-to-ferguson-teen-michael-brown-painted-over mikebrownmural102214_optBY BOB HOLT

A mural that went up October 12 in tribute to the late teenager Michael Brown has been removed.

The Trenton Downtown Association had graffiti blasters cover the mural on Monday.

According to theGrio, in the painting, Michael Brown was featured in an American-themed graduation cap and gown with the message: “Sagging pants is not probable cause.” Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, sparking protests and civil unrest.

But TDA executive director Christian Martin said police did not feel that the mural promoted peace and a good relationship between residents and their department. NJ.com reported that police asked the TDA to remove the mural after a double shooting took place near the area. The Trenton Police Department said police did not order it to be taken down.

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'Billy & Ray' Off Broadway Review: The Duo Behind 'Double Indemnity' http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/movies/billy-a-ray-off-broadway-review-the-duo-behind-double-indemnity BillyRay102214_optBY MICHAEL SOMMERS

“Billy & Ray” is a new play about film director Billy Wilder and writer Raymond Chandler making each other crazy as they thrash out their script for “Double Indemnity” in 1943.

Movie buffs who are fond of “Double Indemnity” may be entertained by this play by Mike Bencivenga that just opened at the Vineyard Theater. People who do not know the film noir classic have no business being there, unless they are big fans of Vincent Kartheiser of “Mad Men” repute, who portrays Wilder.

Set mostly in Wilder’s snazzy office on the Paramount lot, the story observes the mismatched men as they try to adapt a lurid novel about sex and murder into a script that the film censors would allow.

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3 Reasons NFL, NCAA Trying to Stop Christie, NJ Sports Betting http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/professional/3-reasons-nfl-ncaa-trying-to-stop-christie-nj-sports-betting christiedrug030112_optBY BOB HOLT

Sports betting is scheduled to begin at Monmouth Park in New Jersey on Oct. 26, but not everybody wants in on the action.

Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill legalizing sports betting in New Jersey this past Friday. The NCAA and other professional sports leagues would prefer that the state folded.

The NFL, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, and the NCAA filed for a federal court injunction to put a stop to New Jersey’s sports betting. It wasn’t the first time.

New York Daily News reported that the organizations have claimed that legalizing sports betting would cause them irreparable harm. The leagues said in their filing, "The State's latest attempt to authorize sports gambling is just as unlawful as its previous attempts."

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New Jersey’s spitting chef is what we all fear http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/style/new-jerseys-spitting-chef-is-what-we-all-fear njmap071610_optBY BOB HOLT

The restaurant business is very competitive, and laws require regular inspections to maintain certain health standards.

A restaurant in Mount Olive is being accused of a rather unusual health violation.

The Daily Record reported that a chef at Kennedy’s Pub allegedly spat in a patron’s food on Sunday after it was sent back to him to be cooked further. Thirty-two year old John Stagg is being charged with tampering with food or drug product and disorderly conduct, according to Mount Olive police.

NJ.com reports that the man whose food was tampered with was a 51-year old man from Lake Hopatcong. The man was contacted and told about the alleged spitting. Kennedy’s Pub has declined to comment.

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