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Teenage Son Focus Group of One: Facebook Fading, Vine Rising, Twitter Is for Twits

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 9:22 AM

In my Twitter feed this morning, I found this PRWeek article about a conference where a BBC editor declared "no self-respecting young person would be on Facebook." Like many of my industry peers (in my experience), when I hear generalizations about "young person" behavior, I turn...

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Amazing Photo: Construction Vehicle Bursts Into Flames In Jersey

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2009 | 12:59 PM

Flames burst high into the air when a road-resurfacing vehicle caught fire this morning in Hopewell Township. No injuries were reported, which is hard to believe when you look at this amazing photo of the fire on

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Tough Job Ahead For Whoever Takes Helm Of Disastrous New Jersey Nets

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2009 | 11:38 AM

Even though the Nets ultimately still plan to leave New Jersey, it promises to be a long goodbye, which leaves the Garden State somewhat invested in the success of the team if only because - like it or not - the reputation of a professional sports franchise impacts the...

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Turnpike Turkey Dodges Traffic At Exit 14B

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 6:50 AM

A wild turkey has made itself at home at the New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 14B toll plaza in Jersey City. She has been named Tammy the Turnpike Turkey and The Star-Ledger's "Ledger Live" yesterday visited her and returned with this delicious video report.

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You Want A DUI With That?

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 7:15 AM

New Jersey cops arrested a drunken man found asleep inside a his pickup in a McDonald's drive-thru line in the middle of the afternoon. Police said that when they arrived he stumbled out of his truck smelling of alcohol and refused a sobriety test - saying he needed to talk...

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New Jersey Gov Declares State of Emergency

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 6:29 AM

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine this past weekend declared a state of emergency in six counties slammed by a nor’easter from hurricane remnants and a high-pressure system that wrought millions of dollars in damage. State officials await a further presidential declaration of disaster in these couties — Atlantic, Burlington, Cape...

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Jersey City Official Arrested for Sex Chats With Cops Posing as Kids

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2009 | 12:59 PM

Jersey City police today arrested the city's assistant comptroller for engaging in "sexually explicit" online chats with undercover cops posing as children. Wall Township resident Joseph Ambrosio, 41, was arrested at his home, and police said he had been participating in such chats from his work computer. He was charged...

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Jersey City 9-year-old Named World's Cutest Vegetarian Boy

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2009 | 4:02 PM

The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals named 9-year-old Perry Martijena of Jersey City the World's Cutest Vegetarian Boy. I am not making this up. "Clearly Perry's vegan diet provides him with plenty of energy," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement. "And by skipping unhealthy...

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What Should Be the First Three Things Chris Christie Does When He Enters Office?

(2) Comments | Posted November 9, 2009 | 3:32 PM

As Chris Christie prepares to become New Jersey's next governor, is asking state residents to come up with a to-do list for him. gets it going with a suggested focus on reducing property taxes, addressing corruption, and promoting New Jersey tourism. What do you think? Read more...

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Pennsylvania Woman Arrested After Offering Sex for World Series Tickets

(2) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 7:40 AM

A woman in a Philadephia suburb was arrested after posting an ad on Cragslist stating she was a die-hard Phillies fan and buxom blonde in desperate need of two World Series tickets. The posting said the price was negotiable and "I'm the creative type! Maybe we can help each other."...

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Cornel West 'Living and Loving Out Loud'

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2009 | 3:41 PM

Princeton University Professor Cornel West -- the American philosopher, author, critic, pastor, actor and civil rights activist -- compares his lifestyle to the blues in his new autobiography, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir, and in a profile interview with Inside Jersey magazine:

"Just like the...
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New Jersey Man Arrested After Bragging on YouTube About Being a Pedophile

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2009 | 5:07 PM

A 21-year-old man from Middletown, N.J., was arrested Thursday after -- police said -- he bragged on about having sexual encounters with teenagers. He was charged with fourth-degree child endangerment after, police said, they found photos of children engaged in sex acts on his home computer, following a tip...

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Nets May Move to Newark Before Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2009 | 7:30 AM

The New Jersey Nets are thinking about moving from the Izod Center in the Meadowlands to the Prudential Center in Newark until their new arena is built in Brooklyn, according to this report by Dave D'Alessandro in today's Star-Ledger and on The Nets attracted large crowds to two...

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New Jersey Independent Governor Candidate Chris Daggett Is 'Screwed'

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 1:53 PM

Days after The Star-Ledger endorsed independent candidate for governor of New Jersey Chris Daggett, the newspaper's Brian Donahue filed this Ledger Live video report explaining why Daggett is "screwed" by institutional roadblocks against an independent candidate.

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Some of Us in New Jersey Are Sick and Tired of Being Pestered to Buy Things From Kids for Fundraisers

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 5:53 PM

Somebody had to come out and say it, and Lauren Bright is not shy: "WAY too many kid-oriented groups are shaking me down for WAY too much money." At least she has a sense of humor about it, having "already eaten $8.50 worth of my $17.00 'Gourmet Caramel Corn with...

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Tough New Jersey Residents Not Afraid of Swine Flu

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2009 | 5:36 PM

Less than one-third of New Jersey residents are planning to be inoculated for swine flu according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released this morning. The poll found about three-quarters of us New Jerseyans are not worried about coming down with it, and that 62 percent of us do...

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(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 11:55 AM has banned Conan O'Brien from using the web site in solidarity with Newark Mayor Cory Booker. O'Brien has been bashing Newark, and Booker has been bashing back, and is on the mayor's side. As Booker said in banning O'Brien from the state of New Jersey yesterday, "We...

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Bans Conan O'Brien From New Jersey

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2009 | 5:55 PM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker knows how to take a joke. When Conan O'Brien poked fun at Newark last week, Booker responded with a YouTube video in which he banned O'Brien from Newark Liberty International Airport. That video apparently got a lot of attention, and politicians like attention. So Booker made...

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Spars with Conan O'Brien

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2009 | 10:30 AM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker -- a digital politician who continuously uses Twitter and YouTube to reach out to the public -- is sparring with Conan O'Brien online. Booker yesterday posted a YouTube video responding to O'Brien's slight against the city in a "Tonight Show" joke. The Mayor declared the...

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Radio DJ Diane Prior's Husband Pleads Guilty to Simple Assault

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 3:41 PM

John Paragano, the estranged husband of New York Radio DJ Diane Prior, today pleaded guilty of pushing her while in an argument two years ago at their former Chester, N.J., home. Paragamo is a 43-year-old former Union Township, N.J., Municipal Court judge. He pleaded guilty to a disorderly-persons offense for...

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