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New Jersey Toll Increases

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, New Jersey

            Click on the image above to figure out how much it will cost you to use the NJ Turnpike in the future.  Gov. Jon Corzine gave his state of the state speech the other day and I think he is proposing changes that are too late and too little. […]

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The best NJ bumper sticker ever!

January 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, Gifts/Products, Gripes, Humor, Interesting, New Jersey

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Pa. Sperm Donor Wins Challenge To Court-Ordered Child Support

January 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, Gripes, Interesting, Politics

  “HARRISBURG, Pa. — A woman who promised a sperm donor he would not have to pay child support cannot renege on the deal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled. The 3-2 decision overturns lower court rulings under which Joel L. McKiernan had been paying up to $1,500 a month to support twin boys born in […]

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New Jersey and Eminent Domain….What a Crock.

December 30th, 2007 · No Comments · Gripes, New Jersey

My understanding of eminent domain has been that the local or federal government could appropriate your property for public use such as roads, public buildings or hospitals in exchange for just compensation to the owner. Hospitals and roads are typically projects that are created for the greater good. In 2005 the Supreme Court made a decision in […]

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Sharon Jasper and the New Orleans Housing Debacle

December 24th, 2007 · No Comments · Gripes

  I am sure most of you read about or saw video clips concerning the recent New Orleans Council vote to allow the federal government to demolish 5100 existing public housing units. The plan is to replace these units with mixed income developments that would have only 3,343 public housing units. Public housing is a sensative […]

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Grocery Stores in New Jersey

December 23rd, 2007 · No Comments · Gripes, New Jersey

I hate going to the grocery store in New Jersey. I miss my HEB/Central Market from Texas, my Harris Teeter from Georgia, and my Ukrops from Virginia. We have Whole Foods, or Whole Paycheck as my husband calls it. I like organic, healthy products, but not when it triples my grocery bill for the month.  We […]

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