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08.09.12 Joshua Rivera

Did you almost forget New Jersey has a medical cannabis program? It would be hard to blame you, for a while it seemed like Jersey forgot too. But no longer. As of today, patients and caregivers can start registering to receive legal cannabis, provided they have a recommendation from one of the program’s 150 doctors […]

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08.06.12 Bucky Turco

There will be nightly closures — for a really long time — of the New York-bound approach to the Lincoln Tunnel starting this evening as the Port Authority begins an $88 million rehab project on the 70-year-old roadway known as the Helix. Weekdays from 10:30PM – 5AM, all of the eastbound lanes will be closed, […]

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07.12.12 Joshua Rivera

Taxis aren’t as easy to find in the outer boroughs, and some professors from Columbia University and The College of Staten Island say they have one answer: New Jersey. The Daily News reports that 360,000 trips a year start in New Jersey–about .2% of the 175 million total taxi trips a year. New Jersey government […]

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04.17.12 Joseph Schulhoff

The state known best for Bon Jovi and Snooki finally has something to feel less ashamed about. After numerous delays, New Jersey has officially issued its first medical weed permit to a nonprofit by the name of Greenleaf Compassion Center, based in Montclair. The permit allows for the growing of medical weed but a second […]

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04.11.12 Bucky Turco

Earlier today, a brush fire broke out in East Rutherford, New Jersey near the Izod Center and judging from this large plume of smoke visible from our office in Hell’s Kitchen moments ago, it’s still going strong. (Photo: ANIMALNewYork) […]

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Bucky Turco

A cow that escaped from a New Jersey slaughterhouse and narrowly avoided getting struck by a truck speedily reversing into it, won’t become a hamburger after all. The steer briefly eluded authorities Tuesday night, but was eventually tranquilized. THe owner of the slaughterhouse granted the bovine a pardon and it will live out its days […]

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03.05.12 Ed Daly

On the first Saturday of every March, Hoboken holds a St. Patrick’s Day parade. They have done this for 25 years. Considering the small town just across the Hudson from New York boasts more bars per square mile than anywhere in the country, it’s no surprise the celebration has turned into a famous pub crawl. […]

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12.08.11 Marina Galperina

Some people might think that this sociographical map of New Jersey is not funny, racially insensitive, “unfortunate” and shows “the worst possible side of things,” but Reddit enjoyed it so much that Rutgers University graduate/research assistant Joe Steinfeld has come forward as the creator. While New Yorkers are fine with observing Jersey from over here, […]

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07.20.11 Bucky Turco

Back in January of 2010, then Governor John Corzine signed a bill before he left office, making New Jersey the 14th state in the U.S. to legalize medical weed. Despite all that heavy lifting, incoming Governor Chris Christie sat on his ass and refused to move the law forward until now, and by year’s end, […]

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06.07.11 Bucky Turco

One would assume it’s just New Jersey rubbing off on the transit system, but apparently there’s more to it than that and so the New York Times brought in a professional smeller to sniff around and see if he could identify the source of the noxious odors, which reportedly have been a problem plaguing riders […]

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