New Jersey is having a tough week on the PR front; in addition to the brown water coming out of the taps at Newark International Airport, there are now seven new cases of West Nile Virus, authorities confirmed today.The new reports puts the total number of cases of the virus in New Jersey at 22 in 1 ... More >>
When you travel overseas, it's often advised that you only drink bottled water, don't get ice in your drinks and avoid drinking water while brushing your teeth or showering because foreign water -- in many cases -- is disgusting. It's become painfully clear that the same warning should apply to anyo ... More >>
For several years, we've been reporting about a crisis in Scientology as key members of the church -- including some of its highest-ranking former executives -- have left the organization and spoken out about its abuses. One by one, longtime, loyal Scientologists have announced that they are fed up ... More >>
Beijing might have us beat in regards to population and the Olympics opening ceremony but there's no place like New York. And the blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng will soon discover that.This morning, the controversial figure who has given American diplomats a few headaches in past weeks board ... More >>
Delta Air Lines is offering a free flight for New York Rangers fans planning to attend game three of the NHL's Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday. Problem is, the game's in New Jersey, and it will probably take four times as long to fly there than it would to just drive or use public transportati ... More >>
A former campaign aide to John Edwards testified yesterday that in a conversation with the former presidential candidate in 2008, he feared for his life. Andrew Young has spent nearly four days on the stand in the federal corruption trial detailing his part in helping Edwards keep mistress Rielle Hu ... More >>
Millions of people lost power and at least three deaths were reported as a result of yesterday's snowstorm along the east coast. States in the Northeast were hit the hardest and CNN reports parts of New Jersey were buried in as much as 15.5 inches of snow. Airline cancellations stranded passe ... More >>
The abridged version of the chain, at Newark's Terminal A National burger chains are flying into town and running up their numbers so fast, we can't keep up with them. One of the latest to arrive - along with Smashburger, Fatburger (which tried twice in the last two decades, failed, and is ... More >>
At Newark airport, your flight will rarely be on time. At JFK, your stuff might get stolen: according to the Post, larcenies at Kennedy Airport are up 30 percent from the first half of 2010 (the most commonly stolen items are laptops and iPads). Looks like we're all booking out of LaGuardia ... More >>
Take these people to Brooklyn!Because it's not enough to take the word of a bunch of Brooklynites or Bronx-goers, the city has employed a sting operation to prove that cabbies frequently refuse to go to boroughs other than Manhattan. They enlisted four college students after becoming concerne ... More >>
Smash it. Or just eat it.Airport dining continues to get better -- or at least to break free from the clutches of McDonald's and Burger King -- with Smashburger (the "better burger" chain) opening a location tomorrow at Newark airport.
Parts of New Jersey were left without power this afternoon due to an equipment failure at PSE&G's Bayway switching station in Elizabeth. ABC News reported about 20,000 customers lost power, and that terminals A, B and C were without power at Newark Liberty International Airport. The control t ... More >>
Good lord. All Tomorrow's Parties is bringing their boutique full-immersion indie-rock weekend blowout to a new spot this year: Asbury Park, NJ. ATP's three-day I'll Be Your Mirror fest will be partially curated by Portishead (!) and headlined by none other than fuckin' Jeff Mangum (!!!!), la ... More >>
Guards from Covenant Aviation Security feel they have been wrongfully fired for sleeping on the job, the New York Post reports today. They say say their supervisor Ronald Denig commits the same offenses that they do. With all of the chaos going on around at the country's airports, it's no won ... More >>
We're hearing reports of suspicious packages on UPS planes that have landed at Newark and Philadelphia Airports, as well as a suspected explosive device on a UPS truck in Long Island City, Queens, which the bomb squad is investigating.
RamsayHere is the saddest story of the week, even sadder than Foster's lost scooter (sorry!). Amy Stefanowski, a Connecticut woman who's lived in London for the past three years, was headed back to England last week after spending the summer on the East Coast. Her 3-year-old Yorkie, Ramsay, s ... More >>
New Workout PlanThe much-discussed full-body airport security scanners are indeed coming to New York City. Officials took the opportunity to announce the implementation on a summer Friday afternoon, possibly hoping no one will notice. Oh, but they'll notice all right -- they'll notice when th ... More >>
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Update: the Bergen Record is reporting that three passengers were slightly injured, according to an airline spokesman. -- United Airlines Flight 634, an Airbus flying from Chicago's O'Hare Airport, made an emergency landing at Newark Airport this morning after the right hand landing gear fa ... More >>
Haiphong Jiang, the Rutgers grad student whose romantic impulse control shut down Newark Airport for six hours, delayed travelers nationally and exposed a gaping hole in Newark's security was taken into custody by Port Authority Police last night.
This video... is raw! And shows "shows guard leaving post for minute and a half," says the New York Post! Questions... remain! Now that his malfeasance has been revealed on video, Ruben Hernandez, identified as the TSA guard who left his post and allowed the love-sick Newark Airport Security Br ... More >>
Twitpic via. Guy walked the wrong way through security at Newark Airport, and shut the place down for six hours. The breach was discovered around in Terminal C at Newark Liberty International around 5:20 p.m. yesterday evening, and flights didn't start rolling again till around midnight. ... More >>
The security breach that screwed up Newark Airport for six hours yesterday is being investigated and -- questions remain! Apparently the guy who went in the out door of the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in Terminal C left 20 minutes after he arrived. Maybe he just wan ... More >>
According to the News, Mayor Bloomberg made his Democratic opponent formulate plans to deal with emergencies Bloomberg knew didn't exist. He also delayed the release of the fetching photo at left until after the election, despite an FOIA request.
After a mid-air collision between a small charter plane and a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River this summer killed nine people, observers were quick to blame the Federal Aviation Administration for poorly regulating the airspace, letting it become clogged with private planes. Toda ... More >>
John Brek, the Newark Airport security guard accused of making threats against President Obama, who was visiting the area yesterday, has pleaded not guilty to the charge, and to charges of possession of illegal hollow-point bullets and a stolen rifle. He's held on $200,000 bail, doubled from ... More >>
President Obama was on his way to New Jersey to campaign for Jon Corzine, and Newark Airport security guard John Brek, a Republican and NRA member, was very excited. He talked to some of his colleagues at an airport coffee cart about it, and one of them reported the conversation to authorities who l ... More >>
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A transcontinental Continental Airlines flight, the pilot of which died in mid-flight and which is being piloted at present by its two first officers, in due shortly at Newark Airport. The plane left Brussels at about 4 a.m. and its 61-year-old pilot died sometime thereafter. Newark says it will giv ... More >>
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