New Jersey Is Better Than Bon Jovi

Mark Birch

New Jersey gets a lot of flack. From the jokes about what exit you live off of to the non-garden like stretches along the NJ Turnpike to the regrettable images of Jersey Shore, it is not hard to write this state off as a total wasteland. Other than a pass-through between New York and Philadelphia and the home of the two “NY” football teams, there seems little to draw anyone to the state. New Jersey however has many positives.

New Jersey flounder fishery shut down for rest of year

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BARNEGAT LIGHT, New Jersey (AP) — Federal fishing regulators say they've closed a New Jersey fishery that targets a popular species of flatfish through the end of the year

New Jersey has never been seen as a culinary mecca.  With NYC to.

Mark Birch

New Jersey has never been seen as a culinary mecca. While the big city gets all the attention for having the depth and breadth of cultures and cuisines from around the globe, New Jersey is no slouch. pho noodle soup Vietnamese food restaurants Atlantic City New Jersey N

Missing New Jersey family members found alive in Virginia

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter have been found alive in secluded woods in rural Virginia, apparently stranded there for days after disappearing on a holiday road trip, authorities said RICHMOND, Va. (AP)

"To see New Jersey from the skyway is to be engulfed by the state’s industrial trappings: smokestacks."

Mark Birch

“To see New Jersey from the skyway is to be engulfed by the state’s industrial trappings: smokestacks and shipping containers, a procession of truck repair shops and a smattering of solar panels, environmentally friendly but woefully outgunned.” - Drivers in New Jersey to Lose Link as Pulaski Skyway Route Closes via The New York Times. New Jersey Pulaski Skyway traffic industrial wasteland

"With all that New York and New Jersey and our millions of residents and small businesses have."

Mark Birch

““With all that New York and New Jersey and our millions of residents and small businesses have suffered and endured, this continued inaction and indifference by the House of Representatives is inexcusable,” they said, adding, “This failure to come to the aid of Americans following a severe and devastating natural disaster is unprecedented.”” - Joint statement by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Gov.

Amazon Is Adding 2,500 New Jobs to Its New Jersey Fulfillment Centers

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The online retail giant is on its way to creating 100,000 positions over the course of 18 months.

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to play New Jersey exhibition

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

NEW YORK (AP) — Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will play a preseason exhibition Aug. 3 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

New Jersey Turnpike recovers lost Teddy bear

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North Carolina man accused of shooting 2 in New Jersey

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Prosecutors say a North Carolina man shot two men in the New Jersey city of Asbury Park FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP)

Ku Klux Klan fliers appear in northern New Jersey town

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Fliers urging residents to join the Ku Klux Klan are turning up on doorsteps and driveways in a northern New Jersey town LYNDHURST, N.J. (AP)

Twitter shows great white shark off New Jersey shore

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The 16-foot, 3,456-pound great white shark has been spotted off New Jersey's coastline OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) AP) — Mary Lee has returned to the Northeast.

2 sentenced in New Jersey for human trafficking of woman

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Two people have been sentenced to prison terms in New Jersey for recruiting a woman in North Carolina to work in the sex trade CAMDEN, N.J. (AP)

Tyler Hall takes 2-shot lead in New Jersey Open

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Tyler Hall of Upper Montclair birdied three of his final six holes and opened a two-shot lead after two rounds of the $75,000 New Jersey Open on Wednesday DENVILLE, N.J. (AP)

Defending champ Greyserman leads New Jersey Open by a stroke

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Defending champion Max Greyserman of Crestmont shot a 5-under 67 and grabbed the lead after the first round of the New Jersey State Golf Association Open Championship Tuesday DENVILLE, N.J. (AP)

Marine, cousin arrested in New Jersey church shooting

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A Marine stationed in North Carolina and his cousin are accused of shooting at a historic, vacant church in northern New Jersey RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP)

17-year-old Kyle Weatherman wins ARCA race in New Jersey

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Kyle Weatherman won the ARCA 150 on Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park for his first ARCA Racing Series, leading the final five laps in his road-course debut MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP)

Thousands of patients' data stolen at New Jersey hospitals

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Thousands of patients at three northern New Jersey hospitals have been alerted that their personal information was stolen by a billing clerk in a data breach HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP)

Former New Jersey man charged with $1.5M fraud

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A North Carolina man is charged with running a scheme to defraud an investment bank that employed him in New Jersey NEWARK, N.J. (AP)

“Dog Ziggity: New Jersey’s Own Hot Dogs" via The New York.

Mark Birch

“ Dog Ziggity: New Jersey’s Own Hot Dogs " via The New York Times. Very few hot dogs can compare to the classic wiener served at Max’s Famous in Long Branch, NJ…. hot dogs food Long Branch NJ Max''s Famous Hot Dogs

North Carolina woman dies in police custody in New Jersey

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New Jersey Turnpike reuniting lost teddy bear with boy

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

"New Jersey equals a banana republic of the old Soviet Union — like Kyrgyzstan or whatever. The."

Mark Birch

New Jersey equals a banana republic of the old Soviet Union — like Kyrgyzstan or whatever. The dealers are rent seeking and it’s clearly not in the interest of consumers. Instead it’s promoting the interests of an industry that deserves to die because it’s not efficient and doesn’t serve consumers. That’s because rent seekers don’t create anything of value.” - Steve Blank. Dancing Giants” [link]. Kapow! via peterspear ).

Head of New Jersey investment firms gets 10 years for fraud

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The head of a southern New Jersey investment firm has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting to fleecing investors of millions of dollars CAMDEN, N.J. (AP)

Fundraising Hacks in Princeton NJ, Friday, Oct. 4

David Teten

Fundraising HBS Alumni Angels New Jersey Startup Fundraising Hacks. I hope you can join me at a Harvard Club of Princeton event on Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:00AM. I’ll be speaking on “Fundraising Hacks” You can see a preview above and below.

jenbekmanprojects: Seaside Heights, Post Sandy by Stephen.

Mark Birch

It is not just Seaside Heights either though, but most of the New Jersey shore. However there is probably no more indelible image from the destruction caused by Sandy to the Jersey shore than this one picture. Superstorm Sandy New Jersey shore Seasides Heights hurricane storm

The Intersect Fund – Small (Business) Is The New Big

YoungUpstarts

When Rohan Mathew and Joe Shure were editors at The Daily Targum — Rutgers University ’s student-run newspaper — they were privy to two totally different sides of New Brunswick, New Jersey. Feature Story Funding microfunding New Jersey small business The Intersect Fund

These Are the 10 States With the Rudest Drivers in America (They're Not the Ones You Think)

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How did New Jersey, Florida, and Massachusetts fail to make the list? The Inc.

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Pennies From Heaven performed by Frank.

Mark Birch

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Pennies From Heaven performed by Frank Sinantra and Count Basie - How can I not end a week of music from New Jersey and not include the biggest legends from the state, Sinatra and Basie. Pennies From Heaven Count Basie Frank Sinatra jazz New Jersey Red Bank Hoboken jazz brunch

fred-wilson: Breed (Nirvana) - Titus Andronicus i spent a while.

Mark Birch

Titus Andronicus Breed Nirvana rock grunge Cover Friday NJ New Jerseyfred-wilson : Breed (Nirvana) - Titus Andronicus. i spent a while looking for the Titus cover of Brown Sugar I heard on SiriusXMU last weekend. couldn’t find the studio version they played. oh well. but then i came across this Titus cover of Nirvana. even better. This is pretty awesome. Not only is it one of my favorite Nirvana songs, but this cover manages to rock hard.

METAL MONDAY: Horror Business by The Misfits - Now many will.

Mark Birch

And as for our music of New Jersey theme this week, the Misfits were founded in Lodi, NJ in 1977, the town Danzig was born. Misfits Horror Business Glenn Danzig punk metal Metal Monday horror punk New Jersey LodiMETAL MONDAY: Horror Business by The Misfits - Now many will protest loudly that this is not metal. Please folks, get over yourselves. It is true that the Misfits came out of the punk underground.

80’S TUESDAY: Cover Me by Bruce Springsteen - I tagged.

Mark Birch

When I think about the music of New Jersey, this is one of the songs that comes to mind. Bruce Springsteen Cover Me Born in the USA E Street Band Max Weinberg rock New Jersey 80's Tuesday80’S TUESDAY: Cover Me by Bruce Springsteen - I tagged along one summer with a family friend to this barbecue/party on the NJ shore. Still being in college, I was expecting wild times. Well the “party” was pretty sedate and the crowd was definitely a generation or two removed.

Fu-Gee-La by Fugees - Though I grew up in Brooklyn and was.

Mark Birch

Fugees Fu-Gee-La The Score hip-hop New Jersey South OrangeFu-Gee-La by Fugees - Though I grew up in Brooklyn and was surrounded by the sounds of hip-hop living on Flatbush, I never really got into it. In fact, it wasn’t until a friend from work roomed with me for a few months that I even bothered listening to any rap or hip-hop. He eventually became my best friend. The other thing that happened was that I adopted some of his music tastes and got into Nas, Wutang, Biggy and others.

The Future of Farming May Not Involve Dirt or Sun

Inc Startups

New Jersey-based AeroFarms proposes a radical and more sustainable way to grow the world's food. Disruptive 25

Why Rock Stars Are Flocking to This Tiny Bakery on the Jersey Shore

Inc Startups

Kimmee Masi never fully realized her musical dreams, but the bakery she opened has made her a rock star in her New Jersey shore community. Main Street

Amazon, Fresh Direct and More Will Soon Accept Food Stamps Online

Inc Startups

The two-year pilot program will start in seven states: Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Iowa, and Oregon

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Blue Apron Posts Strong First Earnings Report, but Shares Plummet After CEO Comments on Earnings Call

Inc Startups

According to CEO Matt Salzberg, the company's new facility in New Jersey will negatively impact earnings in the second half of the year.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Acquires Bai Brands for $1.7 Billion

Inc Startups

The New Jersey-based startup's antioxidant drinks will help the beverage group diversify into the low calorie market

Cory Booker: Truly Great Leaders Possess 'Moral Imagination'

Inc Startups

Speaking at the commencement ceremony for the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, the New Jersey senator underscored the transformative power of empathy.

NJ Will Increase Gas Tax 23¢

Chaganomics

New Jersey Will Increase Gas Tax 23¢, Ending Long Political Stalemate - Gov. Chris Christie said an agreement would also cut the sales tax rate and phase out the estate tax. NYTimes. Gasoline NJ Gas NYC Tri state