Mark Lugo stole from me, too!
Robert Lesnick, a loss prevention manager for a fine wine store in New Jersey, told The San Francisco Examiner Thursday he was “gobsmacked” to learn that Lugo was arrested for the brazen theft of a Picasso drawing from a Union Square art gallery.
“I was having my morning coffee reading the paper and almost spit it out,” Lesnick said. Read More
Google Maps shows the private quarter-mile driveway of a rural New Jersey couple as the entrance to a state park. At all hours, cars, RVs and trailers pulling boats show up at the couple’s home. The couple put up many warning signs, even a “Google Maps is wrong,” and paid $125 for an 8-foot traffic barricade that must be opened when they leave the house. Google Maps said it will fix the mistake, but doesn’t know how long that will take. Read More
WHAT: Six New Jersey doctors are being sued by Aetna over medical bills it calls “unconscionable,” including $56,980 for a bedside consultation and $30,000 for a caesarean birth.
WHO: One Jersey City cardiologist billed $54,600 for a heart catheterization, up from $5,500 for the same procedure in 2007. His price for cardiac stress tests jumped tenfold to $15,850 between 2008 and 2010, Aetna’s suit claims. Read More
Hundreds of surplus New Jersey state computers almost went out for auction with their hard disks still full of the most confidential ID information. Data included taxpayers’ Social Security numbers, reports on child abuse suspects, a judge’s tax returns and a list of state employees’ computer passwords. A late-stage audit of computers in the New Jersey surplus-property warehouse found sensitive information in storage on more than three-fourths of the hard disks. Read More
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R, hit back at the state legislature for not doing anything to reform public pensions and the civil service in a pointed speech on Monday. "They've done nothing on this issue. It is nothing but hot air. And two-page press releases with bullet points. That's not how you fix the big things in New Jersey. It's not the way it gets done." Watch below:
A New Jersey lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require people who ride bikes to register said bikes with the Motor Vehicle Commission. In exchange for ten dollars, bikers would receive a little license plate for their bike. How precious! And if they don’t? They’d be looking at $100 fine. Read More
Roger Clegg over at NRO points out that Chris Christie isn't about to let political corectness get in the way of doing what he wants to do Read More
Remember all the fuss about Ohio in the 2004 election? Had he been running on the new electoral map, released yesterday by the Census Bureau, George W. Bush could have won re-election without even carrying Ohio. That's not to say that Ohio doesn't matter anymore, or that any Republican will have it easy running against President Obama in 2012. Bush had to defeat Sen. Read More
Since assuming office, Chris Christie has been relentlessly hammering home the message that New Jersey’s state government, which is badly in the red, must live within its means. But he’s also not afraid to make the tough decisions either. Read More
Well, you don’t get the chance to hire Superwoman very often, and if you’re looking for someone not afraid to take on the unions, Rhee’s the perfect candidate. Unfortunately, Rhee doesn’t seem to0 keen on taking the job: Read More