Some more New Jersey News

The Hackensack police chief has been suspended…with pay…on insurance fraud charges, or some such.  Apparently it pays to be a police chief in Jersey: $191,000 and change can’t be wrong, eh?

And I didn’t realize that beach fees were a standard part of life in the old state…Apparently most people want them abolished (no surprise there).  How else are seaside towns going to fund their existence?  It sounds just like going to Great Adventure in Freehold, back in the day: a family of four might have to pay $30 to enjoy the beach.  Here’s the Monmouth University Polling Institute document: http://www.monmouth.edu/polling/admin/polls/MUP33_4.pdf

Elizabeth gets cleaned up, one drug king-pin at a time…read here.

Apparently the situation hasn’t been good for New Jersey’s seniors for some time…

And, just because the sports world is talking about it, here’s the story about the Phillies fan who was tasered the other night…One of my Phillies fan friends says that the fans aren’t as worked up as everybody else is…

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In a note somber, but a reminder that good people live everywhere in the country (and a reminder for me that I’m often too hard on my home state), here is a story about a young Army Ranger from Brielle, kia in Afghanistan on April 23.   Will we ever see his like again?