Yesterday was Earth Day and people all across New Jersey took time to celebrate Mother Earth. Founder of the Astor Free Community Garden in Jersey City, Tinina Bland, organized a day of gardening with some of the city’s hardest working two and three year olds. “We reach out throughout the entire community, we grow collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, four different types of tomatoes, watermelon, pumpkin and this year we’re introducing fruit,” Bland explained. More>>
Every year the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce sponsors a train heading to Washington D.C. full of lobbyists and politicians. This year marks the 77th annual New Jersey Walk to Washington event where people board a train and use that trip to walk around the aisles and network with some of the Garden State’s top political and business leaders. Governor Christie has even said in the past that the year does not begin until the Chamber dinner in Washington.
Students at Rowan University are leading the charge against sexual abuse on college campuses by joining the national campaign PACT5. These New Jersey students have created documentaries that can be used a teaching tools to help spread awareness to others. During the process of this campaign students at Rowan University learned that two of their fellow pupils were victims of rape themselves.
The race in Newark to replace now Senator Cory Booker is getting publicity for all the wrong reasons. Some are choking it up to dirty politics with campaign buses being torched, offices being broken into and inappropriate fliers circulating around town encouraging people to “vote black”, even though both candidates are African American. With many people questioning what is going on in Newark, former Mayor Sharpe James chimed in to discuss the city’s current political landscape.
Monday began the start of New Jersey’s spring turkey season. Chasing New Jersey editor John Flanagan and professional hunter Kevin Beetel geared up with fellow chaser Hank Flynn to start off the hunting season. More>>
Yesterday, the huge whale that washed up in the New York Harbor underwent a necropsy in a health lab in Ewing, New Jersey to begin tests to see exactly what caused this massive mammal to die. NJ Animal Diagnostic Lab Pathologist Dr. Laura Coffee explained how important these tests are and how this is not an easy process. More>>
The book “No Secrets Between Us”, written by Rose Morrisroe, focuses on child abuse and is intended to aid parents, educators, and children in recognizing the signs in order to help solve this problem. Senator John McCain wrote a letter to Senator Tom Harkin to move this process along and help get kids the help that they need. Morrisroe explains how she was able to get the government involved in her conquest to resolve child abuse. More>>
Down on her luck and without a job or childcare, Shenesha Taylor had to make a questionable decision to leave her babies in the car while she went on a job interview. She was later arrested for felony child abuse. The story gained national news headlines around the county and when New Jersey’s Amanda Bishop heard about Taylor’s story she decided to reach out and help this mother. More>>
John Drake is a small business owner who is trying to make history in the Garden State. He is currently fighting the state of New Jersey over his right to carry a gun in public and he’s taking his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Drake says that he needs to carry a weapon as self-defense because he runs a business operating ATM’s and often has thousands of dollars in cash on him at any given time. More>>
The new administration in New York City has called for an end to the Muslim Surveillance Program in the city and in New Jersey. Over the past several years NYPD officers have spied on New Jersey Muslims to prevent terrorist groups from growing here in the Garden State. The Masjid Al-Haqq Mosque in Newark is just one of 44 mosques that were being spied on throughout this surveillance program. More>>
As Governor Christie’s profile continues to increase and he becomes a more popular and national figure, efforts to dig into every inch of his past have also increased. For example, a Chasing New Jersey viewer sent the show a tip about a 2007 medical bill that the Governor and his wife owed the New Jersey Ambulatory Anesthesia Associates for $625.20. More>>
In service to our country, Marines have always been on the front lines by protecting the values this country holds most dear. Two Marines however, Josh Perry and Ross Delafield, are taking their service to the next level by walking from New York City to Washington D.C. in order to raise awareness for wounded warriors all across the country. The effort is called ‘The Wounded Walk'.
In service to our country, Marines have always been on the front lines by protecting the values this country holds most dear. Two Marines however, Josh Perry and Ross Delafield, are taking their service to the next level by walking from New York City to Washington D.C. in order to raise awareness for wounded warriors all across the country. The effort is called ‘The Wounded Walk'.More>>
Currently, people jailed in Bergen County for missing child support or alimony payments can be released in order to get access to employment that would help them try and pay their bills. However, a new lawsuit has been filed because Bergen County actually charges these individuals $10 dollars a day either for work release fees or for wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet. More>>
Senator Richard Codey has recently been very outspoken calling for the resignation of Rutgers University Athletic Director Julie Hermann. He said that Hermann is surrounded by controversy and adding to the negative headlines that Rutgers has had over this past year. Codey believes that this partly stems from her past position as a volleyball coach in Tennessee where she allegedly directed offensive name-calling towards her student athletes. More>>