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In the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, a wooded land somewhere between New York City and Philadelphia, scientists confirmed the existence of a previously undiscovered species of leafhopper, a type of colorful sap-eating bug that lives in a threatened grass called pinebarren smokegrass, EurekAlert reports. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal ZooKeys, was led […]

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Over the weekend an unsuspecting fisherman in New Jersey hooked a pacu, a disgusting fish with human-looking teeth. It’s a really fucked up fish and I hate looking at it. The pacu is a South American fish that’s related to the piranha but instead of having razor-like teeth, it has blunt, humanoid teeth for chewing […]

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While some fans were enjoying Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar inside Hot97’s Summer Jam concert on Sunday night, others were clashing with New Jersey state police just beyond the gates. NorthJersey.com reports that the police were armed with riot gear, pepper spray, sonic weapons and, according to spokesman Sgt. Gregory Williams, made “‘multiple arrests’ inside […]

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On the night of April 19, Norwood, New Jersey resident Stephen Sinisi was attacked by a coyote while he walked his dog. The next day, CBS New York reports, animal control officers captured an aggressive coyote, but it was from a different pack, as the officers discovered two separate dens. Norwood is under siege from […]

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A coyote attacked a man walking his dog in Northern New Jersey on Sunday night, NBC reports.The attack happened in Norwood, making it the second coyote attack in New Jersey this month, and yet another coyote sighting in the tri-state area in recent weeks. On April 14, a wild coyote was captured in Chelsea. Two […]

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Manhattan’s grimiest public transportation hub has its eye on expansion. According to DNAinfo, the Port Authority is angling to build another bus terminal in Midtown, setting up shop on the block between 39th and 40th Streets and 10th and 11th Avenues. By the looks of it, the new station would serve mostly commuters from Jersey, not the […]

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The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey just conducted its first study on stop-and-frisk in Newark, and while much is left to be learned, one thing seems clear: in terms of results, Newark cops are better at it than the NYPD. In the city across the Hudson, about 25 percent of stops result in […]

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Back in October, the New Jersey Star-Ledger endorsed Chris Christie for a second term as governor of that state, citing his “remarkable political talent” and “skill at playing Trenton’s inside game” while admitting it had “deep reservations” about him as a public official. It was a strange, bifurcated endorsement, and now, Tom Moran, the paper’s editor, sounds […]

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Near the beginning of Banksy’s monthlong NYC street-art spree, Nelson Saiers, a hedge fund manager from New Jersey, offered to donate $100,000 to Sandy victims if the artist painted a piece about the storm. It was a well-intentioned gesture, but we wondered at the time whether Saiers ought to forget about Banksy and simply donate the […]

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On the one hand, good on Nelson Saiers, the New Jersey hedge fund manager who says he’ll donate $100,000 to victims of Hurricane Sandy if Banksy paints a piece (on a legal wall) that raises awareness about the storm. From HeyBanksy.com, where Saiers is attempting to reach out to the artist: Hey Banksy, The rumor is […]

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