Timeline of New Jersey

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New Jersey is about the same size as Belgium, or Israel or Switzerland.
(SFEC, 2/14/99, Z1 p.8)(SSFC, 10/9/05, Par p.27)
The original inhabitants of Absecon Island, on which Atlantic City rests, were the Lenni-Lenape Indians. The Lenni-Lenapes would travel over the Old Indian Trail from the Mainland to the island to spend the summer months. The trail, which was located approximately where Florida Ave. is today, was five miles long over the marshland. The Indians would partake of the abundance the ocean and bay had to offer, along with the varieties of wildlife and flora of the island.

200Mil BC    A fossil of the winged Icarosaurus siefkeri reptile, dating to about this time, was found in a black shale New Jersey quarry in 1961. It was sold at auction in 2000 for $167,500 and donated to the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.
    (SFC, 7/17/00, p.A1)(SFC, 8/28/00, p.A1)

1664        Mar 12, England’s King Charles II granted land in the New World, known as New Netherland (later New Jersey), to his brother James, the Duke of York.
    (HN, 3/12/98)(AP, 3/12/08)

1664        Jun 24, New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, was founded.
    (HN, 6/24/98)

1746        Oct 22, Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter as the College of New Jersey. The Univ. later established a reputation for its spring ritual of sophomores running naked at midnight after the first snowfall.
    (SFEC, 3/22/98, p.A23)(AP, 10/22/08)

1746        The American Presbyterian College of New Jersey was founded.
    (HNQ, 7/6/99)

1756        Feb 6, America's third vice president, Aaron Burr, was born in Newark, N.J.
    (AP, 2/6/97)

1758        Mar 22, Jonathan Edwards (b.1703), US colonial theologian, philosopher (Great Awakening, Original Sin), died in New Jersey following an inoculation for smallpox.

1758        Aug 29, New Jersey Legislature formed the 1st Indian reservation.
    (MC, 8/29/01)

1772        Sep 26, New Jersey passed a bill requiring a license to practice medicine.
    (MC, 9/26/01)

1775        Apr 13, Lord North extended the New England Restraining Act to South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The act forbade trade with any country other than Britain and Ireland.
    (HN, 4/13/99)

1775-1782    More Revolutionary War engagements were fought in New Jersey--238--than in any other state. New York was second with 228.
    (HNQ, 4/17/99)

1776        Oct 28, The Battle of White Plains was fought during the Revolutionary War, resulting in a limited British victory. Washington retreated to NJ.
    (AP, 10/28/06)(www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1283.html)

1776        Nov 18, Hessians captured Ft Lee, NJ.
    (MC, 11/18/01)

1776        Nov 20, The British invaded New Jersey.
    (NH, 5/97, p.76)

1776        Dec 2, George Washington's army began retreating across the Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania. In 2004 David Hackett Fischer authored "Washington's Crossing."
    (WSJ, 2/6/04, p.W8)

1776        Dec 8, George Washington's retreating army in the American Revolution crossed the Delaware River from New Jersey to Pennsylvania.
    (AP, 12/8/97)

1776        Dec 25, Gen. George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River for a surprise attack against 1,400 Hessian forces at Trenton, N.J.
    (AP, 12/25/97)(MC, 12/25/01)

1776        Dec 26, The British suffered a major defeat in the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War. After crossing the Delaware River into New Jersey, George Washington led an attack on Hessian mercenaries and took 900 men prisoner. Two Americans froze to death on the march but none died in battle. There were 30 German casualties, 1,000 prisoners and 6 cannon captured. Four Americans were wounded in the overwhelming American victory, while 22 Hessians were killed and 78 wounded. The surprise attack caught most of the 1,200 Hessian soldiers at Trenton sleeping after a day of Christmas celebration. The Americans captured 918 Hessians, who were taken as prisoners to Philadelphia. The victory was a huge morale booster for the American army and the country. The victory at Trenton was a huge success and morale booster for the American army and people. However, the enlistments of more than 4,500 of Washington’s soldiers were set to end four days later and it was critical that the force remain intact. General George Washington offered a bounty of $10 to any of his soldiers who extended their enlistments six weeks beyond their December 31, 1776, expiration dates. The American Revolution Battle of Trenton saw the routing of 1,400 Hessian mercenaries, with 101 killed or wounded and about 900 taken prisoner, with no Americans killed in the combat. Four Americans were wounded and two had died of exhaustion en route to Trenton.
    (AP, 12/26/97)(HN, 12/26/98)(SFC, 12/26/98, p.A3)(HNQ, 3/20/99)(HNQ, 4/11/99)(HNQ, 12/26/99)
1776        Dec 26, Johann Gottlieb Rall, Hessian colonel and mercenary, died in battle of Trenton.
    (MC, 12/26/01)

1777         Jan 3, Gen. George Washington's army routed the British in the Battle of  Princeton, N.J.
    (AP, 1/3/98)

1778        Jun 28, "Molly Pitcher," Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth, N.J. and, supposedly, took her husband's place at his cannon after he was overcome with heat. Temperatures reportedly reached 96 degrees in the shade. According to myth she was presented to General George Washington after the battle. Her actual existence is a matter of historical debate and the outcome of the battle was inconclusive.
    (SFEC,11/23/97, Par p.19)(HNQ, 7/25/99)(AP, 6/28/08)(SSFC, 6/28/09, p.B12)

1779        Aug 19, Americans under Major Henry Lee took the British garrison at Paulus Hook, New Jersey.
    (HN, 8/19/98)

1780        Jan 2, A blizzard hit Washington's army at the Morristown, NJ, winter encampment.
    (AH, 2/05, p.16)

1782        Mar 24, Loyalist militiamen captured a fort on the New Jersey coast. Revolutionary commander Captain Joshua Huddy was captured and taken to New York. A few days later loyalist soldier Philip White was killed in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Huddy)(Econ, 12/20/14, p.49)

1782        Apr 12, Revolutionary commander Captain Joshua Huddy (b.1735) was hanged as a scapegoat in New Jersey by loyalists headed by Captain Richard Lippincott outraged by the killing of loyalist soldier Philip White.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Huddy)(Econ, 12/20/14, p.49)

1782        May 26, British officer Capt. Charles Asgill (20), a captive from Yorktown, drew a short straw and was thereby selected to be executed should Capt. Lippincott not be turned over to the Patriots for trial. Asgill was spared following an appeal by French foreign minister Comte de Vergennes.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Huddy)(Econ, 12/20/14, p.49)

1783        Nov 2, Gen. George Washington issued his "Farewell Address to the Army" near Princeton, N.J.
    (AP, 11/2/97)

1787        Dec 18, New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
    (AP, 12/18/97)

1789        Sep 15, James Fenimore Cooper (d.1851), American novelist, was born in Burlington, NJ. He is best known for "The Pioneers" and "Last of the Mohicans." "The press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master."
    (AP, 6/25/97)(HN, 9/15/99)

1789        Nov 20, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
    (HFA, '96, p.18)(AP, 11/20/97)

1793        Jan 9, The first US manned balloon flight occurred as Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard, using a hot-air balloon, flew between Philadelphia and Woodbury, N.J. He stayed airborne for 46 minutes, traveled close to 15 miles and set down at the "old Clement farm" in Deptford, New Jersey. [see Jun 23, 1784, Mar 9, 1793]
    (WSJ, 3/31/98, p.A1)(AP, 1/9/99)(ON, 6/09, p.2)

1804        Feb 15, New Jersey became the last northern state to abolish slavery.
    (HN, 2/15/98)

1804        Jul 11, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton (47), former first Treasury Secretary, in a pistol duel near Weehawken, N.J. A warrant for Burr’s arrest was soon issued in New Jersey and New York, where Hamilton died. In 1999 Richard Brookhiser wrote "Alexander Hamilton: American." In 2001 Joanne B. Freeman edited his writings and published: Alexander Hamilton: Writings."
    (AP, 7/11/97)(HN, 7/11/98)(WSJ, 2/25/99, p.A16)(WSJ, 12/3/01, p.A17)(ON, 12/08, p6)

1804        Jul 12, Alexander Hamilton (47), US Sec. of Treasury, died in New York of wounds from a pistol duel in New Jersey with VP Aaron Burr. In 1920 Frederick Scott Oliver authored a Hamilton biography. In 2002 Stephen Knott authored "Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth." In 2004 Ron Chernow authored the biography "Alexander Hamilton." Lawyer Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848) said Hamilton “more than any man, did the thinking of his time."
    (WSJ, 2/4/04, p.A1)(SSFC, 4/25/04, p.M3)(WSJ, 10/20/04, p.D12)

1811        Oct 11, The first steam-powered ferryboat, the Juliana, was put into operation between New York City and Hoboken, N.J.
    (AP, 10/11/97)

1815        Feb 6, The state of New Jersey issued the first American railroad charter to John Stevens, who proposed a rail link between Trenton and New Brunswick. The line, however, was never built.
    (AP, 2/6/97)

1820        In New Jersey a county poorhouse farm was established on 200 acres of land in what later became Hudson County, directly across the river from Manhattan. Be the end of the century it had become the sprawling Snake Hill complex with isolation hospitals and 3 burial grounds. In the 20th century it was renamed Laurel Hill. The institutions steadily emptied after the Depression and in 1950 the new New Jersey Turnpike ran through the site. In 2002 the New Jersey Turnpike Authority purchased the eastern burial ground of Snake Hill. Research soon revealed an estimated 3,500 burials on the purchased property, which became known as the Secaucus Potter’s field site. In 2003 the last burial was disinterred for a total of 4,571 sets of human remains from 2686 graves.
    (Arch, 5/05, p.43)

1830        Sep 9 Charles Durant flew a balloon from New York City across the Hudson River to Perth Amboy, N.J.
    (AP, 9/9/05)

1834        Feb 26, New York and New Jersey ratified the 1st US interstate crime compact.
    (SC, 2/26/02)

1834        New York and New Jersey made a compact over Ellis Island, then a 3-acre site that held that the surrounding submerged land belonged to New Jersey. By 1998 the island was 27.5 acres due to landfill and its ownership was under contention.
    (SFC, 1/13/98, p.A2)

1837        Mar 18, Stephen Grover Cleveland was born in Caldwell, N.J. He was the 22nd (1885-1889) and 24th (1893-1897) president of the United States, the only President elected for two nonconsecutive terms.
    (AP, 3/18/97)(HN, 3/18/02)

1838        Jan 6, Samuel Morse (1791-1872) first publicly demonstrated his telegraph, in Morristown, N.J.
    (AP, 1/6/98)

1840        The Ballantine beer company was founded in New Jersey and modelled after the breweries of Burton, England.
    (Econ, 12/24/16, p.62)

1846        Jun 19, The New York Knickerbocker Club played the New York Club in the first baseball game at the Elysian Field, Hoboken, New Jersey.
    (HN, 6/19/98)

1852        In New Jersey construction began on the Camden-Atlantic City Railroad. On July 5, 1854, the first train arrived from Camden after a grueling 21/2 hour trip, and the invasion of the tourists had begun.

1854        Nov 13, The "New Era" ship sank off New Jersey coast. The New Era, an emigrant ship of 1328 tons, was recently built in Bath, Maine, and this was her first voyage. She sailed on September 28 and was nearly two months on the way. There were 425 on board, nearly all German. 40 were lost on the trip from cholera. There were 385 passengers and crew when the ship struck. 163 were saved. The cargo consisted of 500 tons of chalk, dry goods and hardware. The ship was insured for $60,000 in Philadelphia, $60,000 in Boston, $25,000 in Bath and $6,000 in New York.

1862        Aug 16, Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor of the tackling dummy, was born in West Orange, New Jersey.
    (MC, 8/16/02)

1864        Jan 1, Alfred Stieglitz (d.1946), American photographer, was born in New Jersey.

1868-1933    In Trenton, New Jersey, the Greenwood China Co. made ironstone and white granite pottery.
    (SFC,12/17/97, Z1 p.16)

1869        Alexander Turney Stewart (d.1860), Irish-born entrepreneur, founded Garden City, NJ.

1869        Dr. Thomas Bramwell Welsh, a wine steward at a church in Vineland, pasteurized Concord grape juice to produce an unfermented sacramental wine. He later came to be known as the father of the fruit juice industry.
    (SFEC, 8/8/99, Z1 p.8)

1870        Jun 26, The first section of the famous boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., was opened to the public.
    (AP, 6/26/97)

1871        Deptford split in two and the new town was named Woodbury.
    (WSJ, 3/31/98, p.A1)

1874        Sandy Hook, New Jersey, became operational as a proving ground for American military weapons. It was later turned into a National Recreation Area.
    (AM, 7/04, p.33)(AM, 11/04, p.9)

1875        Sep 8, An explosion destroyed the Newark, NJ, factory of the Celluloid Manufacturing Co. The Hyatt brothers rebuilt the factory and it turned profitable in 1877.
    (ON, 11/03, p.4)

1875        The Prudential company was founded in  Newark, NJ, by John F. Dryden, who later became a US Senator. It was originally called The Widows and Orphans Friendly Society, then the Prudential Friendly Society.

1876        Jun 11, A.L. Kroeber, anthropologist, textbook author, was born in Hoboken, NJ.
    (SC, 6/11/02)

1876        Thomas Edison established his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
    (WSJ, 1/11/99, p.R14)

1876        Webster Edgerley graduated from Boston Univ. with a law degree and founded the Ralston Health Club of America.
    (Arch, 5/04, p.32)

1878-1881    George B. McClellan (d.1885), former Union army general, served as governor of New Jersey.
    (ON, 12/03, p.4)

1878        A major fire hit the seaside town of Cape May, NJ.
    (WSJ, 9/30/02, p.R10)

1879        Oct 21, Thomas Edison perfected his carbonized cotton filament light bulb after 14 months of testing at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J. It was the first incandescent electric lamp. The bulb burned for about 13 ½ hours.
    (AP, 10/21/97)(HN, 10/21/02)(AH, 10/04, p.15)

1879        Dec 20, Thomas A. Edison privately demonstrated his incandescent light at Menlo Park, N.J.
    (AP, 12/20/97)

1879        Dec 31, Thomas Edison first publicly demonstrated his electric incandescent light in Menlo Park, N.J.
    (AP, 12/31/97)

1880        Thomas Moran painted "Lower Manhattan From Communipaw, New Jersey."
    (SFC,10/15/97, p.D3)

1881        James T. Lafferty, a real estate developer, built his 65-foot, wood and tin, Lucy the Elephant building in Margate, NJ., a suburb of Atlantic City. In 1970 the 6-story structure was relocated to a nearby park.
    (SSFC, 8/19/01, p.T2)(NW, 8/26/02, p.51)(NG, 8/04, p.146)

1881        Enrico Rosenzi and Benjamin Lupton, founder of the West Side Glass Co. of Bridgeton, NJ, patented Ferroline, an opaque black glass. Their factory burned down in 1885 and production ceased in 1886 as sales faltered.
    (SFC, 12/5/07, p.G2)

1885        Oct 29, George B. McClellan (58), Union army general and governor of New Jersey (1878-1881), died.
     (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_McClellan)(ON, 12/03, p.4)

1888        Webster Edgerley, head of the Ralston health Club of America, authored “Lessons in the Mechanics of Personal Magnetism."
    (Arch, 5/04, p.33)

1892        Mar 26, Poet Walt Whitman died in Camden, N.J. In 1997 Gary Schmidgall published the biography: "Walt Whitman: A Gay Life." It focused on the poet’s homosexuality. In 1999 a critical biography: Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself" by Jerome Loving was published along with "A Whitman Chronology" by Joann P. Krieg.
    (AP, 3/26/97)(SFEC, 9/14/97, BR p.7)(SFC, 3/3/99, p.E4)(SFEC, 4/4/99, Par p.15)

1892        Jul 9, A stray 500-pound shell from the Sandy Hook, New Jersey, testing range sank the schooner Henry R. Tilton.
    (AM, 7/04, p.35)

1892        Sep 26, John Philip Sousa and his newly formed band performed publicly for the first time, at the Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, N.J.
    (AP, 9/26/07)

1893        Aug 22, Dorothy Parker (d.1967), poet, satirist and screenwriter, was born in West Bend, N.J. "Authors and actors and artists and such / Never know nothing, and never know much."
    (AP, 8/22/97)(HN, 8/22/98)

1893        Buck Duke began buying up farmland in rural New Jersey. His daughter Doris Duke died in 1993 and was said to be the richest woman in the world. In 2003 Duke Farms opened 700 of 2,700 acres to the public.
    (WSJ, 10/1/03, p.D9)

1894        Jan 7, One of the earliest motion picture experiments took place at the Thomas Edison studio in West Orange, N.J., as comedian Fred Ott was filmed sneezing.
    (AP, 1/7/98)

1894-1895    Webster Edgerly, head of the Ralston movement, bought up large chunks of farmland in central New Jersey’s Hopewell Valley. The name of the movement was an acronym for his 7 principles for living: regime, activity, light, strength, temperation, oxygen and nature. His plan was to build the City of Ralston, a utopian community based on his 7 principles.
    (Arch, 5/04, p.31)

1897        Victor Durand Jr., French-born glassmaker, started the Vineland Glass Manufacturing Co. in Vineland, NJ.
    (SFC, 3/31/99, Z1 p.6)

1898        Jun 18, The 1st amusement pier opened in Atlantic City, NJ.
    (MC, 6/18/02)

1899        Feb 14, A record of 34 inches (86 cm) of snow fell during a 4-day blizzard in Cape May County in southern New Jersey.
    (AP, 2/3/21)

1899        The American Rice Food and Manufacturing Co. of New Jersey established a copyright for an advertising doll for Cook’s Flaked Rice.
    (SFC, 3/11/98, Z1 p.5)
1899        Delaware enacted a corporation law modeled on one in New Jersey. Delaware gradually gained market share and grew to dominate the market in business formation.
    (Econ, 11/23/13, p.67)

1901        The Victor Talking Machine Co. was founded in Camden, NJ. It introduced the Victrola with an internal horn, rather than an external one, in 1906. The company was sold to RCA in 1929.
    (SFC, 1/21/09, p.G4)

1902        The New Jersey Ralston Health Club run by Webster Edgerley merged with Purina Mills, a food manufacturer run by Will Danforth, to form the Ralston-Purina Co. Ralston Breakfast Food had been manufactured by Purina and its success led to the merger.
    (Arch, 5/04, p.32)

1903        Sep 22, Italo Marchioni applied for a patent for pastry cornets to hold ice cream and was granted the patent on Dec 13, 1903. Ice cream cones were popularized in the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
    (HN, 5/2/98)(SFEC, 5/23/99, p.B7)(MC, 9/22/01)(SSFC, 10/5/03, p.C3)

1903        Dec 13, Italo Marconi received a patent for the ice cream cone in NJ. [see Sep 22, 1903]
    (MC, 12/13/01)(SSFC, 10/5/03, p.C3)

1904        Jun 6, The National Tuberculosis Association was organized in Atlantic City, NJ.
    (MC, 6/6/02)

1906        Mar 6, Lou Costello (d.1959), American film comedian, was born in Paterson, NJ. He paired with Bud Abbott in numerous films and the famous "Who's on First" routine.
    (HN, 3/6/99)(MC, 3/6/02)

1906        Apr 25, William Joseph Brennan Jr., future Supreme Court Justice (1956-90), was born in Newark, New Jersey.
    (SFC, 7/25/97, p.A8)(AP, 4/25/07)

1907        A brick building was constructed on Cornelia Street in East Rutherford, NJ, to serve as the headquarters for Becton Dickinson Corp. In 1977 the executive offices were moved to Paramus, NJ. The original site was used for offices and manufacturing until 1992. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased the site and erected a 40-story building where the original BD facility stood.
    (Echo, 12,2007)

1908        Jun 13, Thomas Greene Wiggins (b.1849), a blind African-American piano player born into slavery, died in New Jersey. “Blind Tom" had become well known for his piano virtuosity. In 2014 Jeffery Renard Allen authored “Song of the Shank: A Novel," based on the life of Wiggins.
    (SSFC, 7/13/14, p.N1)(http://tinyurl.com/qhhzca6)

1909        Peter Rodino (d.2005), US Congressman (1949-1989), was born in New Jersey.
    (AP, 5/8/05)(SSFC, 5/8/05, p.A2)

1910         Aug 27, Thomas Edison demonstrated the first "talking" pictures using a phonograph in his New Jersey laboratory.
    (HN, 8/27/01)

1910        Woodrow Wilson ran for governor of New Jersey.
    (WSJ, 2/27/98, p.A12)

1912        Aug 12, Jane Wyatt, actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), was born in Campgaw, NJ.
    (SC, 8/12/02)

1912        Florence Lawrence and her director-husband Harry Solter created their own Victor Film Studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
    (ON, 4/06, p.6)

1913        Apr 21, Gideon Sundback of Sweden patented the zipper. [see Apr 29]
    (MC, 4/21/02)

1913        Apr 29, Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patented an all-purpose zipper. The name was coined by B.F. Goodrich, who used it to fasten rubber galoshes. [see Apr 21]
    (HN, 4/29/98)(SFEC, 5/23/99, p.B7)

1915        May 5, Richard H. Rovere, journalist (Goldwater Caper), was born in Jersey City.
    (MC, 5/5/02)

1915        Dec 12, Frank Sinatra, actor and singer, was born in Hoboken New Jersey. He died May 14, 1998. In 1986 Kitty Kelly wrote his biography "His Way."
    (WSJ, 12/14/95, p.A-12)(SFC, 11/11/96, p.D1)(SFC, 12/13/96, p.C10)(SFC, 5/16/98, p.E7)

1916        Jul 3, The 1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near the NJ shore.
    (MC, 7/3/02)

1916        Jul 30, German saboteurs blew up a munitions pier on Black Tom Island, Jersey City, NJ. 7 people were killed. The explosion shattered windows in downtown Manhattan and the noise was heard as far away as Maryland. Damages totaled about $20-25 million. After much legal maneuvering a commission in 1939 ruled that Germany was guilty of sabotaging Black Tom and another plant in Kingsland, NJ, and awarded$50 million to the claimants. In 1953 the new Federal Republic of Germany began making payments. The last payment was made in 1979.
    (AH, 10/04, p.36,77)(http://tinyurl.com/gogm59p)(Econ, 12/19/15, p.40)

1917        Mar 5, The 1st jazz recording for Victor Records was released by RCA Victor in Camden, NJ. Viktor issued "Dixie Jass Band One-Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" by The Dixie Jass Band.
    (SFC, 1/19/02, p.D5)(MC, 3/5/02)

1917        Mar 20, Gideon Sundback, Swedish-born engineer, patented an all-purpose zipper while working for the Automatic Hook and Eye Co. of Hoboken, New Jersey. The zipper name was coined by B.F. Goodrich in 1923, who used it to fasten rubber galoshes.
    (ON, 7/04, p.5)(www.inventors.about.com)

1917        Frank Hague (1876-1956) was elected mayor of Jersey City and served until he retired 1947. He built an $8 million fortune out of an annual salary of $7,500. During his tenure city workers gave a kickback, known as “rice pudding," to City Hall of 3% of their salaries.
    (www.jerseycityonline.com)(Econ, 1/20/07, p.24)

1918        Jan 29, John Forsythe (d.2010), actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), was born in NJ.
    (SFC, 4/3/10, p.C2)

1918        The Bailey Radium Laboratories, Inc., of East Orange, New Jersey, began manufacturing Radithor. It was advertised as "A Cure for the Living Dead" as well as "Perpetual Sunshine." It consisted of triple distilled water containing at a minimum 1 microcurie (37 kBq) each of the radium 226 and 228 isotopes. The FTC issued a cease and desist order against the manufacture in 1931.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radithor)(AH, 10/07, p.37)

1919        Jul 2, Johnny Bradford, actor (Ransom Sherman Show), was born in Long Branch, NJ.
    (SC, 7/2/02)

1920        Oct 12, Construction began on Holland Tunnel connecting NJ and NYC.
    (MC, 10/12/01)

1920        The Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey, opened and was called "The World's Playground."
    (SSFC, 10/5/03, p.D12)

1921        Sep 8, Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., was crowned the first Miss America in Atlantic City, N.J.
    (AP, 9/8/97)(HN, 9/8/98)

1922        Feb 10, Harold Hughes, Governor of New Jersey, was born.
    (HN, 2/10/97)

1922        Sep 16, Rev. Edward Wheeler Hall and his mistress, choir member Eleanor Mills, were found shot to death in a New Jersey apple orchard. Hall’s wife and her 2 brothers were indicted for the murder, but they were acquitted at trial. In 1964 William Kunstler authored “The Minister and the Choir Singer, “ an account of the double murder and trial.
    (WSJ, 11/10/07, p.W8)

1922        The Deborah Jewish Consumptive Relief Society was founded by Dora Moness Shapiro, the wife of a garment manufacturer, to provide free treatment to Jewish tuberculosis patients. It later changed to the Deborah Heart and Lung Center with continued free treatment.
    (WSJ, 1/5/00, p.A1)

1923        Jan 31, Norman Mailer (d.2007), NYC mayoral candidate, novelist (Naked and the Dead), was born in NJ. In 1999 Mary V. Dearborn published "Norman Mailer: A Biography."
    (SFEC, 12/26/99, BR p.7)(SSFC, 11/11/07, p.A7)

1924        Apr 4, Eva Marie Saint, actress (Sandpiper, Loving, Exodus), was born in Newark, NJ.
    (MC, 4/4/02)

1923        Apr 5, Michael V. Gazzo, actor (Cookie, Fear City), was born in Hillside, NJ.
    (MC, 4/5/02)

1925        Nov 26, Linda Hunt, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), was born in Morristown, NJ.
    (MC, 11/26/01)

1926        Nov 5, Webster Edgerly (b.1852), head of the New Jersey-based Ralston Health movement and co-founder of Ralston Purina, died.
    (Arch, 5/04, p.35)

1926        U.S. Radium stopped processing radium at its Orange, NJ, facility. In 1983 the EPA put the 2-acre plant site on its Superfund national Priorities List. In2006 the EPA declared the site clean and that concerns over contaminated groundwater had been effectively addressed.
    (AH, 10/07, p.37)

1927        May 8, Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (b.1901), a New Jersey nun, died. In 2014 she was beatified for allegedly curing a boy’s macular degeneration.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa_Demjanovich)(SFC, 10/5/14, p.A5)

1927        May, Grace Fryer (1893-1933) and 4 other former dial painters filed suit in the New Jersey Supreme Court against U.S. Radium for medical expenses and pain. They were dubbed the “Radium Girls" and their case was championed by journalist Walter Lippman. The case was settled out of court in 2008.
    (AH, 10/07, p.34)

1927        Nov 13, The Holland Tunnel opened to the public, linking New York City and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1927)(AP, 11/13/97)

1928        Aug 25, An expedition led by Richard E. Byrd set sail from Hoboken, N.J., on its journey to Antarctica.
    (AP, 8/25/08)

1928        Oct 15, The German dirigible Graf Zeppelin landed in Lakehurst, N.J., on its first commercial flight across the Atlantic.
    (AP, 10/15/97)

1928        Russian guitarist Savelli Walevitch recorded "The Many Wonders of the Steppes" in Camden, New Jersey.
    (NH, 6/97, p.66)

1929        Jan 29, The first seeing-eye Dog Guide School in the United States received their charter. Seeing Eye, Inc., was founded in Morris Township, New Jersey, by Dorothy Harrison Eustus. In February Morris Frank and Jack Humphrey began operating the 1st Seeing Eye school in the US in Nashville, Tenn. Frank had trained under Humphrey in Switzerland at a kennel owned by Dorothy Eustis. Buddy was Frank's 1st dog and in 1936 became the 1st seeing-eye dog to ride as a passenger on an American commercial airline.
    (HNQ, 3/10/01)(www.seeingeye.org/aboutus/?M_ID=472)(ON, 12/03, p.5)

1929        Jun 3, The 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center featured electric light.
    (MC, 6/3/02)

1929        Aug 7, Germany’s Graf Zeppelin airship embarked from Lakehurst, New Jersey, on the first round-the-world passenger voyage.
    (www.airships.net/blog/graf-zeppelin-round-the-world-flight-august-1929)(Hem., 2/96, p.43)

1929        Aug 29, The Graf Zeppelin returned to Lakehurst, New Jersey, after 21 days 4 hours, a new world record.
    (Hem., 2/96, p.43)(MC, 8/29/01)(ON, 1/03, p.10)

1929        Oct 22, Dory Previn, pop singer (Love Be My Cover), was born in Rahway, NJ.
    (MC, 10/22/01)

1929        The Harris family began the Cowtown Championship Rodeo in Pilesgrove, Salem County, New Jersey.
    (SFC, 8/31/98, p.A3)

1930        May 10, Publisher Edward Stratemeyer (b.1862) died  in Newark, NJ.  He launched the Hardy Boys book series along with Nancy Drew. Leslie McFarlane wrote 26 of the Hardy Boy books. In 1999 Carole Kismaric and Marvin Heiferman published "The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys," a history of the series. Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson wrote the 1st 23 Nancy Drew books.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Stratemeyer)(SFEC, 3/28/99, BR p.5)

1930        The Institute for Advanced Study was founded in Princeton to promote research and scholarship across many fields.
    (Wired, 2/98, p.176)

1930        Russell Aubrey "Lena" Blackburne, a coach for the Philadelphia Athletics, discovered that ebb-tide mud from a tributary of the Delaware River near Palmyra, NJ, provided a good coating for new baseballs making them easier to grip.
    (WSJ, 6/12/00, p.A1)

1931        Aug, Dorothy Harrison Eustis purchased property in Morristown, New Jersey, to establish a training facility for "Seeing Eye" dogs.
    (ON, 12/03, p.6)

1931        Oct 18, Inventor Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange, N.J., at age 84.
    (AP, 10/18/97)

1931        Oct 24, The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, was officially dedicated. It opened to traffic the next day.  A second lower deck was added in 1962.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Bridge)(AP, 10/24/08)

1931        Oct 25, The George Washington Bridge, linking New York City and New Jersey, opened to traffic. It was completed at a cost of $59 million and 12 lives. The US Post Office featured a commemorative stamp. It was described as the most beautiful bridge in the world.
    (http://www.nycroads.com/crossings/george-washington/)(SFC, 9/3/98, p.A19)

1932        Mar 1, Charles Lindbergh Jr. (20 months), the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was kidnapped from his nursery at the family home near Hopewell, (Princeton) N.J. A handwritten note left at the scene demanded a $50,000 ransom. Under relentless public scrutiny, the Lindberghs complied with the ransom demands, but on May 12, the child’s remains were found two miles from their home. German immigrant Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested and convicted for the crime amid a frenzy of biased media coverage. Hauptmann maintained his innocence until his execution in 1936. In 1961 George Waller authored “Kidnap," an account of the kidnapping and trial.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1932)(AP, 3/1/98)(HN, 3/1/98)(HNPD, 3/1/99)(WSJ, 11/10/07, p.W8)

1932        May 12, The body of the kidnapped son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh was found in a wooded area of Hopewell, N.J.
    (AP, 5/12/97)(HN, 5/12/98)

1932        Jul 2, Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), was born in Paterson, NJ.
    (SC, 7/2/02)

1933        Mar 7, George Darrow  copyrighted the board game Monopoly and within 2 years sold it to Parker Brothers. The game had originally been patented in 1904 as the Landlord’s Game by Elizabeth J. Magie. In Oct 1929 Ruth Hoskins brought a version to Atlantic City, refined the rules and street names. It was later introduced to George Darrow.  
    (HN, 3/7/98)(Econ, 11/22/03, p.81)(WSJ, 2/3/05, p.W12)

1933        Jun 6, Richard M. Hollingshead Jr., auto products salesman, opened the first drive-in movie theater, in Camden, NJ. The movie shown was "Wives Beware," an Adolphe Menjou comedy previously released under the title "Two White Arms." The number of drive-ins peaked at over 4,000 in 1958.
    (SFEC,11/30/97, Par p.2)(Hem, 11/02, p.38)(AP, 6/6/08)

1933        Dec 8, Flip Wilson (d.1998), the fist successful black host of a TV variety show, was born in Jersey City. He hosted the Flip Wilson Show from 1970-1974.
    (SFC, 11/26/98, p.B9)

1934        Sep 7-8, The luxury liner "Morro Castle," enroute from Havana to NYC, caught fire and ran aground at Asbury Park, NJ. 134 people were killed. [see Sep 8]

1934        Sep 8, 134 people lost their lives in a fire aboard the liner Morro Castle off the New Jersey coast. The crew of the cruise ship let a small blaze get out of control and commandeered most of the spots in the lifeboats. Only 15 passengers survived as compared to 119 crew. 124 people died. The event was part of a 1999 TV documentary "Escape, Because Accident Happen" for a NOVA miniseries. [see Sep 7]
    (AP, 9/8/97)(WSJ, 2/8/99, p.A21)

1935        Feb 13, A jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty  of first-degree murder in the kidnap-death of the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed.
    (AP, 2/13/98)

1935        Oct 23, Dutch Schultz (33), born as Arthur Flegenheimer, was shot in the men’s room of the Palace Chop House and Tavern in Newark, New Jersey. He lingered for nearly a day before dying after being the target of a mob hit. Schultz wanted to have Thomas E. Dewey murdered because the special prosecutor had set his sights on the numbers racket operated by Schultz. A syndicate of New York’s top mobsters decided to murder Schultz because it feared the wrath of the authorities and decided against the assassination. Schultz gang members Abe Landau and Otto "Aba Daba" Berman and bodyguard Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz were shot.
    (HNQ, 9/27/02)(http://www.mobmagazine.com/ManageArticle.asp?C=20&A=115)

1936        Apr 3, Bruno Hauptmann, convicted for the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, was electrocuted in Trenton, N.J. The execution took 4 shocks and left Hauptman badly burned. He claimed his innocence until he died. In 1976 NBC aired a show titled The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case and Anthony Scaduto published "Scapegoat." In 1982 PBS made the documentary Who Killed the Lindbergh Baby and in 1985 Ludovic Kennedy published "The Airman and the Carpenter." In 1996 a docudrama was aired by HBO based on the Kennedy book.
    (WSJ, 9/9/96, p.A16)(AP, 4/3/97)(SSFC, 4/3/11, DB p.46)

1936        The community of Jersey Homesteads was created for Jewish garment workers under a plan where they would own and run a clothing factory and farm. Albert Einstein argued on behalf of the co-op community. The co-op failed before WW II and the town was settled anew and renamed Roosevelt after the war.
    (SFC, 11/26/99, p.A6)

1937        Jan 19, Millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in seven hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
    (AP, 1/19/06)

1937        Apr 22, Jack Nicholson, actor (One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest, Shining), was born in NJ.
    (MC, 4/22/02)

1937        May 6, At 7:25 p.m. the giant German airship (dirigible or zeppelin) Hindenburg burst into flames and crashed to the ground as it attempted to dock with a mooring mast at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Carrying 36 passengers and 61 crew, Hindenburg left Frankfurt on May 4 for its first transatlantic voyage of the 1937 season. A total of 36 died when the fire ignited the 16 hydrogen-filled cells and destroyed the zeppelin in only 34 seconds. This included 13 passengers, 22 crew members and one of the ground crew. The airship was 803 feet long and had private rooms for 50 passengers. It had an 11,000 mile range. A newsreel film of the Hindenburg Disaster was made. The true cause of the disaster remains a mystery, although crash investigators considered claims that Hindenburg was lost due to sabotage or an accidental charge of static electricity.
     (Hem., 1/96, p.108)(AP, 5/6/97)(SFC,11/21/97, p.C17)(ON, 8/12, p.11)

1938        Jan 22, Thornton Wilder's play "Our Town," a portrait of small-town life in Grover's Corners, NH, was performed publicly for the first time, in Princeton, N.J. It opened on Broadway on Feb 4.
    (AP, 2/4/97)(AP, 1/22/98)

1939        Jul 18, Edwin H. Armstrong (1890-1954), US radio engineer, started the 1st FM (frequency modulation) radio station in Alpine, NJ.
    (SSFC, 10/24/04, Par p.5)

1940        May 8, Ricky Nelson, rock star (Hello Mary Lou, It's Late, Garden Party), was born in NJ.
    (MC, 5/8/02)

1940        Jun 11, Joey Dee, actor (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris), was born in Passaic, NJ.
    (SC, 6/11/02)

1940        Sep 11, Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), was born in Newark, NJ.
    (MC, 9/11/01)

1941        Aug 3, Beverly Lee, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), was born in Passaic, NJ.
    (SC, 8/3/02)

1942        Aug 23, Patricia McBride, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), was born in Teaneck, NJ.
    (MC, 8/23/02)

1942        Sep 27, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra performed together for the last time, at the Central Theater in Passaic, N.J., prior to Miller's entry into the Army.
    (AP, 9/27/97)

1942        Lionel Corp. of New Jersey ceased the production of toy electric trains to save metal for the war effort. The company went out of business in 1969 and sold the brand name.
    (WSJ, 5/7/99, p.W14)

1943        Princeton Univ. decided to publish the complete papers of Thomas Jefferson and expected to finish the project in 15-20 years. In 2005 expectations for completion were pushed to 2026.
    (WSJ, 3/15/05, p.A1)

1944        Mar 17, Danny DeVito, actor (Louie-Taxi, Twins), was born in Neptune, NJ. [see Nov 17]
    (MC, 3/17/02)

1944        Mar 20, A bus fell off bridge into Passaic River, NJ, killing 16.
    (MC, 3/20/02)

1944        Sep 25, Michael Douglas, actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), was born in New Jersey.
    (MC, 9/25/01)

1944        Nov 17, Danny DeVito, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins), was born Neptune, NJ. [see Mar 17]
    (MC, 11/17/01)

1945        Apr 2, Linda Hunt, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), was born in Morristown, NJ.
    (MC, 4/2/02)

1945        Dec 1, Bette Midler, singer, actress (Do You Want to Dance?), was born in Patterson, NJ.
    (MC, 12/1/01)

1946        Jan 10, US Army established the 1st radar contact with Moon from Belmar, NJ.
    (MC, 1/10/02)

1946-1977    PCBs were released into the Hudson River by 2 General Electric plants and were buried in sediment along 197 miles that was later declared a Superfund site. The EPA expected GE to dredge some 35 miles at a cost of some $1 billion. GE fought the cleanup law and was also involved in Superfund sites at Hoboken NJ and Milford NH. Cleanup of the Hudson River began in 2009 at an estimated cost of $750 million, to be paid by GE. The sludge was scheduled to be buried in West Texas.
    (SFC, 11/29/00, p.A10)(SFC, 5/16/09, p.A5)(SFC, 6/22/09, p.A9)

1947        Jul 19, Gerard Schwarz, trumpeter, conductor (LA Chamber Orch), was born in Weehawken, NJ.
    (MC, 7/19/02)

1947        Dec 23, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain of AT&T Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey, unveiled what was soon to be called the transistor, short for the electrical property known as trans-resistance. The device was improved by William Schockley as a junction transistor. All 3 received a Nobel Prize in 1956. The events are described in the 1997 book by Michael Riordan and Lillian Hoddeson: "Crystal Fire: The Birth of the Information Age."
    (WSJ, 9/22/95, p.A-7)(SFEC, 8/17/97, BR p.4)

1947        The College Board helped to create the Educational Testing Service (ETS), which developed and administered SAT exams (scholastic aptitude testing for college entry). ETS was founded in New Jersey by Henry Chauncey (d.2002 at 97). In 1999 Nicholas Lemann authored "The Big Test," an analysis of the SAT and its history.
    (WSJ, 8/27/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 9/29/99, p.A20)(SFC, 12/5/02, p.A29)

1949        Aug 24, Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer, was born in New Jersey.
    (MC, 8/24/02)

1949        Sep 6, Howard Unruh (28) killed 13 neighbors in 12 minutes in Camden, New Jersey. The dead included 5 men, 5 women and 3 children. Unruh (1921-2009) was eventually pronounced insane and spent the rest of his life in a state psychiatric hospital.
    (www.fact-index.com/h/ho/howard_unruh.html)(SFC, 10/21/09, p.D5)

1949        Peter Rodino (1909-2005) was elected US Congressman from Newark, NJ.
    (AP, 5/8/05)(SSFC, 5/8/05, p.A2)

1950        Mar 30, Phototransistor invention was announced in Murray Hill, NJ. It was invented by Dr. John Northrup Shive of the Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1950        Nov 28, Ed Harris, actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma), was born in Tenafly, NJ.
    (MC, 11/28/01)

1951        Jul 5, Dr. William Shockley invented junction transistor at Murray Hill, NJ.
    (MC, 7/5/02)

1951        Nov 10, Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, N.J., called his counterpart in Alameda, Calif.
    (AP, 11/10/97)

1952        Nov 15, Newark Airport reopened after closing earlier in the year because of an increase in accidents.
    (HN, 11/15/98)

1952        J. Henry Kruse (1925-2004) became the 1st blind graduate of Rutgers Univ. School of Law. He later served 2 terms as mayor of Albany, Ca.
    (SFC, 6/24/04, p.B7)
1952        New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway was fitted with the first rumble strips to alert inattentive drivers to vehicle drift off the carriageway.
    (Econ., 4/25/15, p.74)

1954        Mar 29, Karen Anne Quinlan, famous comatose patient (right to die case), was born in NJ.
    (MC, 3/29/02)

1954        Jun 7, The 1st microbiology laboratory was dedicated in New Brunswick, NJ.
    (SC, 6/7/02)

1954        Nov 11, Elizabeth Coleman White (b.1871), agricultural specialist, died of in New Jersey of cancer. She collaborated with Frederick Vernon Coville to develop and commercialize a cultivated blueberry. In 1927 she helped organize the New Jersey Blueberry Cooperative Association.

1955        Apr 18, Albert Einstein (76), physicist, died in Princeton New Jersey. Dr. Thomas Harvey, chief pathologist at Princeton Hospital, performed Albert Einstein’s autopsy. He removed the brain and took it home. In 2000 Michael Paterniti authored "Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain." In 1999 it was reported that Einstein’s inferior parietal lobe was larger than normal. In 2000 Amir D. Aczel published "God's Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe." [see Apr 15] In 1983 Abraham Pais (d.2000 at 81) authored "Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein." In 2000 Dennis Overbye authored "Einstein In Love," on Einstein’s 1st marriage with Mileva Maric. In 2002 Fred Jerome authored "The Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret War Against the World’s Most Famous Scientist." In 2007 Walter Isaacson authored “Einstein: His Life and Universe;" Jurgen Neffe authored “Einstein: A Biography;" and Jozsef Illy edited “Albert Meets America," a chronicle of Einstein’s first visit to the US (1921) on a fundraising tour with Zionist leader Chaim Weizman.
    (AP, 4/18/97)(SFC, 6/18/99, p.A18)(SFEC, 1/9/00, BR p.4)(SFC, 8/1/00, p.B2)(WSJ, 10/20/00, p.W10)(SSFC, 3/18/01, BR p.6)(SFC, 9/15/02, p.M5)(WSJ, 4/6/07, p.B3)(SSFC, 5/13/07, p.M6)

1955        Oct 12, Bernarr Macfadden (b.1868), weight-lifter and publisher born as Bernard MacFadden, died in New Jersey. His magazines included “True Story," which first appeared in 1919. In 2009 Mark Adams authored Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet."
    (WSJ, 3/20/09, p.W10)(www.bernarrmacfadden.com/macfadden7.html)

1957        Jul, Two "unarmed" nuclear bombs were dropped off Cape May, N.J., by a cargo plane that developed engine trouble. They were never found.
    (SFEC, 11/22/98, Par p.22)

1957        Sep 12, James Vicary (b.1915), a market researcher, announced that he had invented a new way to get people to buy things, whether they wanted them or not. He called it subliminal advertising and said that he had tested the process at a New Jersey movie theater. In 1962 he admitted that his results were fabricated in order to drum up business for his market research firm. A subliminal projector called a tachistoscope had been used during World War II in training soldiers to recognize enemy aircraft. A book published in 1898 (The New Psychology by E.W. Scripture) laid out most of the principles of subliminal response.
    (WSJ, 11/5/07, p.B1)(www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_187.html)

1958        Sep 6, Miss Mississippi Mary Ann Mobley was crowned Miss America 1959 in Atlantic City, N.J.
    (AP, 9/6/08)

1958        Sep 15, A commuter train crashed through a drawbridge, killing 48 in Newark, NJ.

1958        In Fair Lawn, New Jersey, a new Nabisco bakery opened.
    (WSJ, 11/22/08, p.W4)

1959        Jul 21, First atomic powered merchant ship, Savannah, christened, Camden NJ.
    (OGA, 11/24/98)

1959        Jul 26, Kevin Spacey, actor (Henry & June, Darrow), was born in South Orange, NJ.
    (MC, 7/26/02)

1959        Dec 31, Bebe Neuwirth, actress (Lilith-Cheers, Damn Yankees), was born in Princeton, NJ.
    (MC, 12/31/01)

1961        A&P grocery heirs Charles and Marie Robertson gave Princeton Univ. $35 million to educated graduate students for careers in government. In 2008, as the fund reached $600 million, a suit was settled by the descendants of the donors, who alleged that the school had strayed from the original intent of the gift. Legal fees were put at $40 million.
    (SFC, 12/11/08, p.A16)

1962        Nov 14, Laura San Giacoma, actress (Pretty Woman, Vital Signs), was born in Danville, NJ.
    (MC, 11/14/01)

1962        Nov 23, In New Jersey gas station owner Walter Patterson, a decorated World War II veteran, was shot during a robbery at his business in Wall. George Wright (19) was convicted of the murder and sentenced to 15-30 years in prison. He escaped in 1970.
    (AP, 9/28/11)

1963        May 20, A fire in New Jersey burned out of control and killed 7 people. Nearly 1,000 were left homeless as the fire moved 9 miles in 6 hours on what was called Black Saturday.
    (SFC, 5/20/09, p.D8)

1964        Aug 2, There was a race riot in Jersey City, NJ.
    (MC, 8/2/02)

1964        Aug 11, There was a race riot in Paterson, NJ.
    (MC, 8/11/02)

1964        Aug 12, There was a race riot in Elizabeth, NJ.
    (SC, 8/12/02)

1964        In Hillsborough, New Jersey, the indoor display gardens of Doris Duke were opened to the public. They were located in glass houses on the 2,740-acre Duke Farms estate. The main glass building, one of the largest in America, was designed by Horace Trumbauer and completed in 1917. In 2008 the display gardens were closed down as the estate transformed to an ecological and environmental learning center.
    (WSJ, 5/27/08, p.D7)

1965        Feb 8, Eastern DC-7B crashed into the Atlantic off Jones Beach, NJ, and 84 people were killed.
    (MC, 2/8/02)

1966        Princeton granted its first graduate degree to a woman.
    (WSJ, 6/5/98, p.W13)

1966        A shooting at a bar in Paterson, New Jersey, left three white victims dead; witnesses said the two men who killed them were Black. John Artis (d.2021) and Rubin “Hurricane" Carter (d.2014) were each sentenced to three life terms after being convicted by an all-white jury based mainly on the testimony of two thieves who later recanted. Bob Dylan co-wrote the song “Hurricane," which he performed on his Rolling Thunder Revue tour in 1975. Artis was paroled in 1981. In 1985, US District Judge H. Lee Sarokin threw out the convictions, writing that the prosecution had been “predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure." In 1974 "Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter" by James S. Hirsch was published. In 1991 "Lazarus and the Hurricane: The Freeing of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter" by Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton was published. A 1999 film was made based on Carter's story.
    (WSJ, 12/31/99, p.W1)(SFEC, 2/27/00, BR p.7)(AP, 11/13/21)

1967        Jun 23, President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexi Kosygin began a 3-day meeting at Glassboro State College in New Jersey to talk through similarly turbulent times following the Six-Day War between Israel and Arab states.
    (AP, 6/23/07)(AP, 6/24/17)

1967        Jul 12, Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, NJ, and continued to July 17. Over the next four days 26 people were killed, 1500 injured and over 1000 arrested. Large swathes of the 26-square-mile city were wrecked during the unrest sparked by the police beating of a black cab driver.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Newark_riots)(AP, 7/13/97)(Econ, 9/23/17, p.26)

1967        Jul, Maxine Hartman Nellen became the first woman to earn her Golden Wings when she jumped out of a hot-air balloon for her 1,000th free-fall parachute jump over Lumberton N.J.
    (SFC, 6/19/98, p.B6)

1967        Herbert Gans (b.1927), German-born American sociologist, authored “The Levittowners." It was based on several years of participant-observation in New Jersey's Levitt-built suburb in Willingboro, observing how a set of new homeowners came together to establish the community's formal and informal organizations.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_J._Gans)(Econ, 7/2/16, p.54)

1968        Sep 6, Feminists protesting outside the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., tossed articles including cosmetics, girdles and bras into a trash can ostensibly for burning, although nothing was actually set on fire. Miss Illinois Judith Ford won the pageant.
    (AP, 9/7/08)

1969        Jan 3, Police in Newark, NJ, confiscated 30,000 copies of the John Lennon, Yoko Ono album, Two Virgins. A nude photo of John and Yoko on the cover violated pornography laws in Jersey.

1969        Dec, In New Jersey the boiling water Oyster Creek nuclear power plant was completed. It used water from two rivers in a system of once-through cooling that discharges slightly warmer water into canal connected to Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.

1970        Jan 20, William T. Cahill (1912-1996), began serving as the governor of New Jersey and continued to 1974.
    (SFC, 7/3/96, p.C4)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_T._Cahill)

1970        Jun 16, Kenneth A. Gibson of Newark, N.J., became the first black to win a mayoral election in a major Northeast city. He won on the heels of race riots and followed a mayor indicted for extortion.
    (AP, 6/16/98)(NW, 5/13/02, p.41)

1970        Jul 4, Some 100 people were injured in race rioting in Asbury Park, NJ. In 2005 Daniel Wolff authored “Fourth of July, Asbury Park: A History of the Promised Land."
    (SSFC, 7/3/05, p.E1)

1970        Nov 29, Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton," premiered.
    (MC, 11/29/01)

1970        Aug 19, George Wright and three other men escaped from the Bayside State Prison farm in Leesburg, New Jersey. He became affiliated with an underground militant group, the Black Liberation Army, and lived for a while in a "communal family" with several of its members in Detroit.
    (AP, 9/28/11)

1970        Dr. Frank F. Davis (1920-2021) developed PEGylation, a chemical camouflage process to protect the human immune system from rejecting foreign compounds. In 1979 he and two other scientists at Rutgers received a patent for the process.
    (SSFC, 6/20/21, p.F8)

1971        Nov 24, A prison rebellion took place at Rahway State Prison, NJ.

1971        Nov 27, Eric Menendez, accused with his brother of killing their parents (1989), was born in New Jersey.

1972        Mar 6, Shaquille O'Neal, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Oly-gold-96), was born in Newark, NJ.

1972        Construction began on the New Jersey Meadowlands sports complex.
    (SFC, 10/7/03, p.A21)

1972        The 600-room Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City was demolished with explosives. Controlled Demolition, founded in 1960 by John Loizeaux (d.2000 at 85), did the work.
    (SFC, 12/2/00, p.A24)

1973        Jan 13, In Bernardsville, N.J., Rabbit Wells (21) was shot a killed by a local patrolman. In 1998 William Loizeaux authored "The Shooting of Rabbit Wells: An American Tragedy."
    (www.amazon.com/Shooting-Rabbit-Wells-American-Tragedy/dp/1559703806)(SFEC, 2/8/98, BR p.5)

1973        Apr 19, In New Jersey Joan D'Alessandro (7) was raped and murdered after she knocked on the door of neighbor Joseph McGowan (d.2021) while selling cookies. After McGowan admitted to the murder, little Joan's body was later found at Harriman State Park in New York state. The young girl's murder prompted Joan’s Law, which was passed in 1997 in the state. It bans parole for criminals who murder children under 14 in connection with a sexual offense. A federal version of the law was passed the next year.
    (Fox News, 6/13/21)

1973        May 2, A New Jersey state trooper was killed in a gunbattle. Joanne Chesimard (b.1947), a Black Panther activist, was later found guilty in the killing and sentenced to prison. She escaped in 1979 and everntually made her way to Cuba, where she was granted asylum by Fidel Castro.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assata_Shakur)(SFC, 12/22/14, p.A8)

1973        Oct 24, On the NJ Turnpike heavy fog caused collisions killing 11 people.

1973        The class of 1973 was Princeton’s first coeducational class and included Lisa Halabym, who became the Queen Noor of Jordan.
    (WSJ, 6/5/98, p.W13)

1974        Jun 6, James Quisenberry (26), in prison for aggravated assault and armed robbery, escaped from a New Jersey prison. In 2007 he was found and arrested in California.
    (SFC, 2/22/07, p.B2)

1974        Jul 1, In New Jersey the Great Adventure theme park opened. In 1977 it was acquired by Six Flags.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Flags_Great_Adventure)(SSFC, 10/3/21, p.A12)

1974        Aug, In New Jersey Mary Ann Pryor (17) and Lorraine Marie Kelly (16) were killed. In 2021 serial killer Richard Cottingham (74) pleaded guilty to killing the girls.
    (SFC, 4/28/21, p.A3)

1974        Rev. S. Howard Woodson Jr. (d.1999 at 83) became the first black speaker of a state legislature.
    (SFC, 8/7/99, p.A23)

1976        Feb, Swine flu broke out at a US Army base in New Jersey. Pres. Ford announced a National Swine Flu Immunization Program a month after the virus was identified. In 1982 Richard E. Neustadt and Harvey V. Fineberg authored “The Epidemic That Never Was."
    (WSJ, 11/28/05, p.B1)

1976        Mar 31, The New Jersey Supreme Court allowed the removal of the respirator that assisted Karen Ann Quinlan, who had been comatose since Apr 15, 1975. Quinlan, who remained comatose, died Jul 11, 1985.
    (SFC, 12/12/96, p.C8)(AP, 3/30/97)

1976        Aug 30, Paul Lazarsfeld (b.1901), Vienna-born founder of modern American sociology, died in New Jersey.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Lazarsfeld)(Econ, 12/24/16, p.30)

1976        Sep 1, The New Jersey Meadowlands racetrack opened.

1976        Oct 10, In New Jersey the Meadowlands' Giant's Stadium opened with an NFL game between the Giants and Dallas Cowboys.

1976        Nov 2, New Jersey voters approved gambling for Atlantic City.
    (NG, 8/04, p.96)

1976        The Electronic Information Exchange System (EIES), an electronic conferencing system, was built at the New Jersey Inst. of Technology.
    (Wired, 5/97, p.101)

1977        Jun 2, New Jersey Gov. Brendan T. Byrne signed a law allowing casino gambling in Atlantic City.

1978        May 26, The first legal casino in the eastern U.S. opened in Atlantic City, N.J.
    (AP, 5/26/98)

1978        Aug 20, In New Jersey 5 teenage boys disappeared. In 2010 Lee Evans (56) and Philander Hampton (53) were arrested and charged with their murder. Prosecutors said the boys were herded into an abandoned building and burned to death in a dispute over some missing marijuana. On Aug 20, 2010, Evans was freed from jail after relatives put up $950,000 in bail. His cousin remained in jail. On Oct 3, 2011, Hampton (54) was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Under sentencing guidelines he was only required to serve 20% of the sentence. In 2011 a jury found Lee Evans not guilty of 10-murder related counts in the deaths of the teens.
    (SFC, 3/24/10, p.A7)(SSFC, 8/22/10, p.A10)(SFC, 10/4/11, p.A5)(SFC, 11/24/11, p.A11)

1979        Nov 2, Black militant Joanne Chesimard escaped from a New Jersey prison, where she was serving a life sentence for the 1973 slaying of a New Jersey state trooper. Chesimard moved to Cuba, was granted asylum in 1984, and lived there as Assata Shakur. In 2013 she was added to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List.
    (AP, 11/2/99)(SFC, 5/3/13, p.A6)

1980        Oct 30, New Jersey Dem. Sen. Harrison Williams (d.2001 at 81) was indicted in the Abscam sting operation and later convicted.
    (WSJ, 11/20/01, p.A1)

1981        May 1, Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) was convicted on FBI Abscam charges.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abscam)(AP, 5/1/01)

1981        Jul 2, The Continental Airlines Arena, part of the Meadowlands Sports complex in East Rutherford, NJ, opened with a concert by Bruce Springsteen.

1981        New Jersey enacted its Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act to prevent companies that do business in the state from using contracts, notices or signs to limit consumer rights protected by law.
    (Econ, 7/2/16, p.58)
1981        State Supreme Court cases in Massachusetts and New Jersey ruled that husbands can be prosecuted for raping their wives.
    (NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1981-1986    J. Richardson Dilworth (d.1997 at 81) served as the chairman of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., a center for theoretical research and advanced study.
    (SFC, 1/1/98, p.A25)

1982        Mar 11, Protesting his innocence, Sen. Harrison A. Williams Jr., D-N.J., resigned after 23 years in the Senate, rather than face expulsion in the wake of his ABSCAM conviction.
    (AP, 3/11/02)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_A._Williams)

1982        Thomas Kean (b.1935) began serving as the 48th governor of New Jersey. In 2002 President George W. Bush appointed him as Chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, widely known as the 9/11 Commission, which was responsible for investigating the causes of the September 11, 2001 attacks and providing recommendations to prevent future terrorist attacks.

1983        In Garfield, New Jersey, thousands of pounds of hexavalent chromium leaked from a tank at the EC Electroplating Co. The factory was surrounded by houses and apartments. NJ started cleanup, but stopped after two years. The site was later designated as a Superfund site.
    (SFC, 3/25/13, p.A8)
1983        In Ringwood, New Jersey, a 500-acre site once used by Ford Motor Co. as a dump site  was declared a Superfund site. Ford paid for a $2.5 million cleanup in 1994. Complaints in 2004 led to calls for a re-testing of the site.
    (USAT, 3/23/04, p.11A)

1984        Mar, William Potts, on a Miami-bound Piedmont Airlines flight that originated in Newark, N.J., pushed his call button and gave the flight attendant a note saying he had two accomplices aboard with explosives. He hijacked the plane to Cuba, where he was arrested and served 13½ years in prison. In 2013 he returned to the US to face piracy charges.
    (http://tinyurl.com/oayj9do)(Reuters, 11/6/13)

1984        May 15, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, began operating as Harrah's at Trump Plaza. Five months after opening, the name was changed to simply Trump Plaza. Operations continued until September 16, 2014.

1984        May 17, Marvin Creamer (1916-2020) returned to New Jersey completing a 513-day, 30,000-mile round-the-world odyssey in a 36-foot cutter with a small crew without navigational instruments.
    (NY Times, 8/18/20)(Econ., 8/29/20, p.74)

1985        Jan 17, A jury in New Jersey ruled that terminally ill patients have the right to starve.
    (HN, 1/17/99)

1985        Jun 11, Karen Ann Quinlan, the comatose patient whose case prompted a historic right-to-die court decision, died in Morris Plains, N.J., at age 31.
    (AP, 6/11/97)

1985        Sep 6, Tscherim Soobzokov (b.1924), a former Waffen SS soldier, was killed by a bomb at his home in Patterson, NJ. In 2006, declassified documents of the Central Intelligence Agency confirmed that Soobzokov had been a CIA agent in Jordan and that the agency had misled the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service on Soobzokov's Nazi past.
    (SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A18)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tscherim_Soobzokov)

1985        The "New Jersey Orators" was founded by African American business executives concerned with the inability of young people interviewing for jobs to express themselves well.
    (WSJ, 11/6/00, p.A32)
1985        Charles Kushner (b.1954) founded New Jersey-based Kushner Companies and led it until being convicted for tax evasion, illegal campaign donations and tampering with a witness. He went to prison in 2005 and served 14 months. The following year his son Jared Kushner bought the New York Observer newspaper and went to work to restore the family’s reputation.
    (Econ 7/22/17, p.49)
1985        The World Series of Birding, sponsored by the Cape May Bird Observatory, was first held.
    (WSJ, 5/8/97, p.A1)

1986        Dec 17, Richard Kuklinsky, a Mafia hitman known as the Iceman, was arrested in New Jersey. He was found guilty of all charges May 25, 1988. Anthony Bruno later authored "The Iceman."

1986        Sharpe James was elected mayor of Newark over Kenneth Gibson.
    (NW, 5/13/02, p.41)

1986        A 450-yard bridge from New Jersey to Ellis Island was built to allow construction employees to restore historic buildings on the Island.
    (SFC, 10/19/98, p.A3)

1987        New Jersey adopted legislation requiring bottled water to carry an expiration date. Water companies began stamping all bottles.
    (WSJ, 2/11/04, p.D11)

1987        First Friday, an African American networking organization, began in New Jersey as a happy hour for people in their 30s.
    (SSFC, 8/18/02, p.E1)

1988        Jun 13, A US federal jury found cigarette manufacturer Liggett Group liable in the lung-cancer death of New Jersey resident Rose Cipollone, but innocent of misrepresenting the risks of smoking. An appeals court later overturned the jury's award of $400,000 and ordered a new trial; the family dropped the lawsuit in 1992.
    (AP, 6/13/98)

1988        Jun 27, Mike Tyson retained the undisputed heavyweight crown as he knocked out Michael Spinks 91 seconds into the first round of a championship fight in Atlantic City, N.J.
    (AP, 6/27/98)

1989        Mar 1, Three teenagers in New Jersey assaulted a mentally retarded girl with a broom and a baseball bat as up to ten classmates watched. They were sentenced to up to 15 years in a youth facility in 1997. In 1997 Prof. Bernard Lefkowitz wrote "Our Guys," an investigation of the events surrounding the crime.
    (SFC, 7/1/97, p.A3)(SFEC,11/16/97, BR p.3)

1989        Jun 1, Former Sunday school teacher John E. List, sought for 18 years in the slayings of his mother, wife and three children in Westfield, N.J., was arrested in Richmond, Va. List was later sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 6/1/99)

1989-1997    West New York Police Chief Alexander V. Oriente and members of his 140-officer department took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Oriente was indicted in 1998 and sentenced to 4 years in prison in 2000.
    (SFC, 1/6/00, p.A7)

1990        New Jersey enacted a gun control law that listed 37 models by name and covered others that were substantially identical. The US Supreme Court in 2001 refused to hear a challenge.
    (SFC, 11/27/01, p.A3)

1991        Apr 19, Evander Holyfield won a unanimous decision over George Foreman to retain boxing’s heavyweight title in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
    (AP, 4/19/01)

1991        Princeton astrophysicist J. Richard Gott proposed that cosmic strings could warp space time enough to create paths to the past, called closed timelike curves. By 2017 one version of string theory posited the universe to have 11 dimensions, seven of which are beyond human ken.
    (WSJ, 11/21/03, p.B1)(Econ, 1/28/17, p.67)

1993        Jan 6, Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie died in Englewood, N.J., at age 75.
    (AP, 1/6/98)

1993        Jun 8, In New Jersey, Christie Todd Whitman defeated four other Republicans for the chance to face Governor Jim Florio in the November election.
    (AP, 6/8/98)

1993        Nov 2, Christie Todd Whitman (R) was elected 1st woman governor of NJ.

1994        Jul 29, Jesse Timmendequas, a convicted child molester, raped and strangled 7-year-old Megan Kanka in New Jersey. The case spawned the 1996  "Megan’s Law," the requirement that communities be informed of paroled sex offenders living in their midst. A jury ordered the death penalty for Timmendequas in 1997. He remained on New Jersey's Death Row until December 17, 2007, when the New Jersey Legislature abolished the state's death penalty. Timmendequas' sentence was then commuted to life in prison without parole.
     (SFC, 6/21/97, p.A2)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Timmendequas)

1994        Nov 1, In Cherry Hill, Pa., Len Jenoff and Paul Daniels clubbed to death Carol Neulander (52), the wife of Rabbi Fred J. Neulander (53), under a contract from Rabbi Neulander. Neulander stood trial in 2001 in New Jersey. He was convicted of murder Nov 20, 2002 and sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 10/20/01, p.A18)(SFC, 11/21/02, p.A6)(SFC, 11/23/02, p.A4)

1994        Dec 8, In New Jersey Anna Mejia, a sister of Dolores Morgan, was found dead and partially clothed in a bedroom of a Long Branch apartment she shared with her boyfriend and two young children. Authorities later said she had been stabbed about 20 times. In 2020 Dolores Morgan (66) and her son Ted Connors (47), both of Delray Beach, Florida, were indicted for the Mejia's killing. Prosecutors alleged that Ted Connors carried out the murders with his best friend, Jose Carrero, who admitted to conspiring with the mother and son in the killing.
    (NBC News, 2/27/20)

1995        May 14, In New Jersey Nicholas Connors, the husband of Dolores Morgan, was found dead on a sofa at his home in Long Branch, with multiple gunshot wounds to his head.  In 2020 Dolores Morgan (66) and her son Ted Connors (47), both of Delray Beach, Florida, were indicted for the Connors' killing. Prosecutors alleged that Ted Connors carried out the murders with his best friend, Jose Carrero, who admitted to conspiring with the mother and son in the killing.
    (NBC News, 2/27/20)

1995        Jun 18, About 300 inmates trashed an immigration detention center in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
    (AP, 6/18/00)

1995        Jun 24, The New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup as they completed a sweep of the Detroit Red Wings.
    (AP, 6/24/00)

1995        In New Jersey the Newark school system was taken over by the state.
    (Econ, 8/18/07, p.27)

1995        A strong wind pushed a tanker away from a refinery dock in West Deptford, N.J., snapping a fuel line that spilled 40,000 gallons into the Delaware River.
    (AP, 11/28/04)

1997        Apr 19, In Newton, New Jersey, Giorgio Gallara, a Pizza shop owner, and employee Jeremy Giordano, were killed after being lured to an abandoned house. [see Apr 21]
    (SFC, 12/23/99, p.A9)

1997        Apr 21, Police in Franklin, N.J., arrested 2 teen-agers they say lured two pizza deliverymen on April 19 to an abandoned house before opening fire, killing both men. Thomas Koskovich and Jayson Vreeland were convicted in 1999 of murdering Jeremy Giordano and Giorgio Gallara. Thomas Koskovich and Jayson Vreeland were later convicted of murdering Jeremy Giordano and Giorgio Gallara and sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 4/21/07)

1997        Jun 20, A jury in Trenton, N.J., ordered the death penalty for Jesse K. Timmendequas, whose rape and strangling of his 7-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka, led to the creation of "Megan's Laws" requiring that communities be notified of sex offenders in their midst.
    (AP, 6/20/07)

1997        Jun 24, In Freehold, N.J., 18-year-old Melissa Drexler, who gave birth during her prom, was charged with murder in the death of her baby. In 1998 she was sentenced to 15 years in prison in a plea bargain with parole possible in less than 3 years. Drexler later pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter, and served three years in prison.
    (SFC, 10/30/98, p.A3)(AP, 6/24/07)

1997        Sep 13, Katherine Shindle of Illinois was crowned Miss America in Atlantic City, N.J.
    (SFEC, 9/14/97, p.A2)

1997        cOct 17, The new $180 million New Jersey Performing Arts Center opened in Newark.
    (WSJ, 10/21/97, p.A20)

1997        Dec 17, A settlement was reached that allows gay and unmarried couples to adopt children.
    (WSJ, 12/18/97, p.A1)

1997        Dec 20, Vincent Ciccone, candy-maker, died in New Jersey. He invented the "Blow Pop" lollipop, a lollipop with a bubble-gum center, and a method to combine hard candies with medicine used in throat lozenges.
    (SFC,12/26/97, p.B6)

1997        Sam Manzie (15) raped, strangled and killed Eddie Werner (11) after Werner rebuffed sexual advances during a candy and gift wrap sales pitch. Manzie pleaded guilty to strangling Werner in 1999. Manzie was sentenced in 1999 to 70 years in prison and would have to serve at least 59 ½ of them.
    (SFC, 3/20/99, p.A6)(SFC, 4/15/99, p.A3)

1998        Mar 9, In a case pitting former high school sweethearts against each other, Brian Peterson pleaded guilty in Wilmington, Del., to manslaughter in the death of his newborn son in a Newark, N.J., motel and agreed to testify against the mother, Amy Grossberg. A month later, Grossberg also pleaded guilty to manslaughter; she ended up serving nearly two years of a 2 1/2-year sentence; Peterson served 1 1/2 years of a two-year sentence.
    (AP, 3/9/08)

1998        Apr 23, Two New Jersey troopers fired 11 shots into a van carrying African American and Latino men from the Bronx. They admitted to racial profiling and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in 2002.
    (SFC, 1/15/02, p.A3)

1998        May 26, The US Supreme Court ruled that Ellis Island is mainly in New Jersey, based on an 1834 border agreement between New York and New Jersey.
    (SFC, 5/27/98, p.A3)

1998        Aug 17, Some 23,000 acres of New Jersey wetland known as the Meadowlands was described as reviving after years of use for hazardous wastes and landfills. A huge shopping mall was planned and being contested. Local writer John R. Quinn was the author of the book "Fields of Sun and Grass," that described the area.
    (SFC, 8/17/98, p.A3)

1998        Sep 27, In Holmdel, N.J., the nation’s first Vietnam Museum opened as the Vietnam Era Educational Center.
    (SFC, 9/28/98, p.A7)

1998        Nov 25, Michael Howard (19) was killed during a shootout with police in Elizabeth. He had been on a 10-day crime spree that included 2 civilian shootings, a bank robbery and the wounding of 2 police officers.
    (SFC, 11/27/98, p.A4)

1998        Dec 24, In New Jersey a bus carrying New Yorkers to Atlantic City casinos skidded and flipped on the Garden State Parkway. 8 people were killed and 15 injured.
    (SFC, 12/25/98, p.A3)

1998        Philip Roth (b.1933) authored his novel “American Pastoral," set in Newark, NJ.
    (Econ, 4/2/11, p.72)
1998        Two state troopers, John Hogan and James Kenna, wounded 3 of 4 minority men in a van they had stopped for speeding.
    (SFC, 11/4/00, p.A7)

1999        Apr 12, The Princeton Board of Trustees voted to ban the traditional "Nude Olympics," where students would gather for a nude frolic at midnight after the year's first snowfall. The ritual began in the 1970s and was banned because the event had become an alcoholic brawl.
    (SFC, 4/13/99, p.A3)

1999        Apr 20, In New Jersey Attorney Gen'l. Peter Verniero acknowledged that state troopers had engaged in racial profiling to target minority motorists.
    (SFC, 4/21/99, p.A7)

1999        May 5, Some 300-400 Kosovar refugees from camps in Macedonia were expected to arrive at the 31,000-acre Fort Dix, New Jersey. A total of up to 20,000 refugees were expected.
    (SFC, 5/5/99, p.C2)

1999        Jun 19, The USA beat Denmark 3-0 on the opening day to the Women's World Cup in Giants Stadium, New Jersey. 78,992 people watched in the largest ever attendance at a woman's sporting event in the world to date.

1999        Aug 4, The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the 1990 expulsion of a gay assistant scoutmaster by the Boy Scouts of America violated the state's anti-discrimination law.
    (SFC, 8/5/99, p.A3)

1999        Aug 5, Gov. Christie Whitman declared a state-wide drought emergency.
    (SFC, 8/6/99, p.D6)

1999        Aug 28, At Ocean City a child and adult were killed on a roller coaster at Gillian's Wonderland Pier.
    (SFEC, 8/29/99, p.A14)

1999        Sep 7-19, Hurricane Floyd caused one death in Caribbean and 56 in United States. Storm hit Bahamas before striking Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont.
    (AP, 9/11/04)(www.wunderground.com)

1999        Sep, Martin A. Armstrong, a New Jersey investment manager, was indicted on 14 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy for losing as much as $950 million in Japanese corporate investments through his firm Princeton Economics Int'l. Ltd.
    (WSJ, 1/13/00, p.A19)

1999        Nov 26, A small plane crashed in Newark, N.J. Pilot Itzhak Jacoby (56), his wife Gail and daughter Atira (13) were killed. 22 people were injured on the ground.
    (SFC, 11/27/99, p.A3)

2000        Jan 19, In New Jersey 3 students were killed in a fire at a dormitory at Seton Hall Univ. 62 students were injured. In 2006 two former roommates pleaded guilty to arson admitting that a prank had got out of hand.
    (SFC, 1/20/00, p.A3)(SFC, 11/16/06, p.A15)

2000        Jun 9, The Big Game lottery ticket offered a $46 million prize. Melvin Milligan found his winning ticket June 7, 2001, 2 days before its expiration.
    (SFC, 6/16/01, p.A2)
2000        Jun 9, George Segal (b.1924), sculptor and painter, died at his home in south Brunswick, N.J., at age 75.
    (SFC, 6/10/00, p.A23)

2000        Jun 10, In Dallas the New Jersey Devils beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 to win hockey’s Stanley Cup.
    (WSJ, 6/12/00, p.A1)

2000        Jun, Stephen Pendergrast, co-founded Fictionwise, a retailer of electronic books, in Chatham, NJ. In 2009 Barnes & Noble acquired the company for $15.7 million.
    (WSJ, 3/6/09, p.B4)

2000        Jul 26, A federal appeals court struck down New Jersey’s ban on so-called partial-birth abortions.
    (SFC, 7/27/00, p.A5)

2000        Aug 9, In New Jersey 2 small planes collided in midair and the bulk of one plane crashed through the roof a house. All 11 passengers were killed.
    (SFC, 8/10/00, p.A3)

2000        Oct, In New Jersey Mills Corp. spent $2 million to promote its $500 million Xanadu shopping and entertainment center at Meadowlands, expected to open in 2008.
    (WSJ, 3/15/06, p.B4)

2000        Nov 24, A fire at the Gaitway Farm in Manalapan left 20 race horses dead.
    (SFC, 11/25/00, p.A3)

2000        Nov 7, Al Gore carried New Jersey by 16 points.
    (Econ, 10/2/04, p.33)

2000        Nov, The Health Wellness Promotion Act went into effect and required HMOs and health insurers to provide free annual physicals as part of a17-point "Healthful Life Program."
    (SFC, 11/25/00, p.A2)

2000        Dec 21, Christine Todd Whitman, governor of New Jersey, agreed to serve as director of the EPA for Pres.-elect Bush. She was succeeded by Senate president Donald DiFrancesco.
    (WSJ, 12/22/00, p.A1)(SFC, 1/7/02, p.A10)
2000        Dec 21, Camden Mayor Milton Milan was convicted on 14 0f 19 charges that included taking mob payoffs, laundering drug money and stealing campaign funds.
    (SFC, 12/22/00, p.A8)

2000        Jon Corzine, former chairman of Goldman Sachs, spent $63 million to win a Senate seat for New Jersey. In 2005 he planned to run for governor of NJ.
    (Econ, 10/8/05, p.40)

2001        Feb 2, John Farmer Jr., the attorney general, agreed to pay $13 million to settle a suit by 4 minority men shot and wounded in a 1998 traffic stop. Criminal charges against 128 other minority defendants were dismissed under charges of racial profiling.
    (SFC, 2/3/01, p.A3)

2001        Oct 15, Anthrax in a letter to a Reno Microsoft office was reported to be from Malaysia. 2 anthrax-tainted letters were reported to have been mailed from Trenton, New Jersey and 2 postal employees there showed symptoms. Anthrax spores were in a letter deliver to a Senate office.
    (SFC, 10/16/01, p.A1)(SFC, 10/19/01, p.A16)

2001        Oct 18, Two new cases of anthrax were reported in New Jersey.
    (SFC, 10/19/01, p.A1)

2001        Oct 28, The CDC reported a 13th case of anthrax in a New Jersey postal worker. Spores were found at the mail center in Landover, Md.
    (SFC, 10/29/01, p.A1)

2001        Nov 6, In New Jersey Democrat Jim McGreevey defeated Republican Bret Schundler in the race for governor.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A14)

2001        Nov 17, Former Sen. Harrison A. Williams Jr. (81) died. Charges in the 1980 Abscam sting ended his political career.
    (SFC, 11/21/01, p.A25)

2001        Nov 24, Michelle Lynn Howard (32) was last seen in Atlantic City, NJ. Her body was found two days later lying on the side of the road on Estelle Avenue in the vicinity of Old Landis Avenue about a quarter mile from Interstate 40.
    (NBC News, 11/27/20)

2001        Nov 29, Pauline Campanelli (58), still-life artist, died of complications from childhood polio.
    (SFC, 12/15/01, p.A25)

2001        Dec 3, In New Jersey Judge Clarkson S. Fisher began jailing striking teachers, who defied his back-to-work order.
    (SFC, 12/5/01, p.A3)

2001        Dec 7, Nearly 230 teachers were ordered freed from jail after their union agreed to end the 9-day strike and go into mediation.
    (SFC, 12/8/01, p.A4)

2001        Tom Szaky and Jon Beyer co-founded TerraCycle, an environmentally friendly consumer products firm, at the end of their freshman year at Princeton, NJ. In 2009 Tom Szaky (27) authored “Revolution in a Bottle: How TerraCycle Is Redefining Green Business."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TerraCycle)(WSJ, 3/11/09, p.A13)

2002        Jan 8, The term of acting Gov. DiFrancesco was set to expire.
    (SFC, 1/7/02, p.A10)

2002        Jan 9, The new Senate president began to serve as governor until Jan 15. The senate was equally divided so the office was to be shared by John Bennet (R) and then Richard Codey (D). Attorney Gen. John J. Farmer served as gov. for one hour to swear in the new senate president.
    (SFC, 1/7/02, p.A10)

2002        Jan 10, An F-16 crashed near the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. The pilot ejected safely.
    (SFC, 1/11/02, p.A5)

2002        Jan 15, Gov. elect James McGreevey was scheduled to be sworn in.
    (SFC, 1/7/02, p.A10)

2002        Feb 14, Jayson Williams (34), former NBA star and NBC Sports commentator, accidentally shot and killed Costas Christofi (55), a limousine driver. Williams turned himself in Feb 25. In 2003 Williams paid the Christofi family more than $2 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit. On Jan 11, 2010, Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was expected serve at least 18 months in prison for accidentally killing Christofi in his bedroom.
    (SFC, 2/26/02, p.A3)(AP, 1/11/10)

2002        Feb 21, In New Jersey a retired police officer, John W. Mabie (70) shot and killed his 22-year-old daughter and then killed 3 neighbors.
    (SFC, 2/22/02, p.A5)

2002        Feb 22, A New Jersey teenager (16) was arrested for killing 6 people in a 2-day shooting spree on the outskirts of Philadelphia that began Feb 4.
    (SSFC, 2/24/02, p.A1)

2002        Feb 23, It was reported that Bergen and Hudson counties were placed on water restrictions as the worst drought in 75 years lingered on along the East Coast.
    (SFC, 2/23/02, p.A24)

2002        Feb 25, Former NBA star Jayson Williams was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Costas "Gus" Christofi, a limousine driver at Williams' estate in Alexandria Township, N.J. A jury convicted Williams in 2004 of trying to cover up the slaying; it acquitted Williams of aggravated manslaughter but deadlocked on a lesser charge of reckless manslaughter.
    (AP, 2/25/07)

2002        Mar 23, Eileen Farrell (82), opera and pop soprano, died in New Jersey. In 1999 Brian Kellow co-wrote her biography "Can’t Help Singing."
    (SFC, 3/25/02, p.B5)

2002        Apr 9, In Dover Township Edward Lutes, a former police officer, killed 5 of his neighbors and wounded 2 others. He wounded his boss in Barnegat Township and then shot and killed himself.
    (SFC, 4/10/02, p.A5)(SFC, 4/11/02, p.A5)

2002        Apr 30, Joanne and Jorge Lopes stepped forward as winners of 58.9 million in the Apr 16 Big Game jackpot of 331 million.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A6)

2002        May 8, It was reported that a federal judge issued an injunction against Newark for using "selective enforcement" to tear down signs of public housing tenants supporting Cory Booker (32) for mayor over Mayor Sharpe James (66). Cops were reported to be ticketing cars of Booker supporters.
    (WSJ, 5/8/02, p.A18)

2002        May 14, Mayor Sharpe James won the elections for a 5th term with federal observers posted at the polls.
    (SFC, 5/15/02, p.A6)

2002        Aug 28, Amiri Baraka, poet known as LeRoi Jones until 1968, was proclaimed the poet laureate for New Jersey. Gov. Jim McGreevey later regretted the proclamation following Baraka’s poem "Somebody Blew Up America."
    (WSJ, 10/3/02, p.D6)

2002        Sep 21, Erika Harold, Miss Illinois, was crowned in Atlantic City, NJ, as Miss America 2003.
    (SSFC, 9/22/02, p.A2)

2002        Sep 30, Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., withdrew from his race for re-election over allegations of accepting expensive gifts. NJ law barred parties from replacing candidates less than 51 days before elections. Gov. James E. McGreevey announced on Oct 1 that former Sen. Frank Lautenberg (78) would replace Torricelli. The state Supreme Court ok'd the replacement Oct 2.
    (SFC, 10/1/02, p.A3)(SFC, 10/2/02, p.A7)(SFC, 10/3/02, p.A3)

2002        Oct 1, New Jersey Democrats chose former Senator Frank Lautenberg to be on the November ballot in place of scandal-tainted Senator Robert Torricelli.
    (AP, 10/1/03)

2002        Dec 16, Pres. Bush named Thomas Kean, former Gov. of New Jersey, as head of the Sep. 11 investigation panel.
    (SFC, 12/17/02, p.A2)

2003        Feb 3, New Jersey doctors joined the protest against high malpractice insurance premiums.
    (WSJ, 2/4/03, p.A1)

2003        Apr 15, Theodore Weiss (b.1916), poet and teacher at Princeton, died. He and his wife had edited the Quarterly Review of Literature for nearly 60 years.
    (SFC, 4/21/03, p.B5)

2003        May 21, Christie Whitman (56), former New Jersey governor, announced her resignation as chief of the Environmental Protective Agency.
    (SFC, 5/22/03, p.A1)

2003        Aug 12, The FBI arrested Hemant Lakhani, an Indian-born British arms dealer, in a sting operation in New Jersey and foiled a contrived plot aimed at smuggling a shoulder-fired missile for some $80,000 to US-based terrorists. It involved cooperation between the intelligence services of the US and Russia.
    (AP, 8/13/03)(WSJ, 8/13/03, p.A1)(SFC, 8/14/03, p.A3)

2003        Sep 20, In Atlantic City, NJ, Miss Florida Ericka Dunlap beat out 50 rivals to be crowned Miss America.
    (AP, 9/21/03)

2003        Oct 30, A multistory parking garage under construction at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, collapsed, killing 4 construction workers and injuring 22 others.
    (Reuters, 10/30/03)(SFC, 10/31/03, p.A3)(AP, 10/30/08)

2003        Dec 15, Charles Cullen (43), a former nurse, was charged with murder after telling prosecutors that he killed 30-40 severely ill patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 1987 by injecting them with drugs. Cullen later pleaded guilty to killing 29 people and attempting to kill six others; he was sentenced to 18 life prison terms.
    (SFC, 12/17/03, p.A3)(WSJ, 4/30/04, p.A1)(SFC, 5/20/04, p.A3)(AP, 12/15/08)

2004        Feb 3, New Jersey Gov. McGreevey signed an agreement with US agriculture officials to create a 10 year program to shield streams from runoff pollution.
    (USAT, 2/4/04, p.9A)

2004        Mar 18, New Jersey officials arrested 11 people in a pharmaceutical theft ring and charged them with stealing some $3 million in drugs for resale.
    (WSJ, 3/19/04, p.A1)

2004        Jun 1, In New Jersey a new ruling took effect that barred reduced nightclub cover charges and cocktail tabs for women due to a discrimination suit filed 6 years earlier.
    (SFC, 6/18/04, p.W2)

2004        Jul 8, New Jersey became the 2nd state in the nation after New York to ban the use of handheld cell phones while driving.
    (USAT, 6/29)

2004        Jul 10, New Jersey began issuing documents for domestic partnerships.
    (SSFC, 7/11/04, p.A3)

2004        Jul 12, A foot or more of rain fell in parts of the Northeast. No injuries had been reported in the stricken areas of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
    (AP, 7/13/04)

2004        Aug 9, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts Inc. announced it would soon file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 3 Trump properties had filed for bankruptcy in 1992.
    (SFC, 8/11/04, p.C1)

2004        Aug 12, New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, a one-time rising Democratic star and twice-married father, announced his resignation with the startling disclosure that he is gay and had an extramarital affair with a man who threatened to undermine his "ability to govern."
    (AP, 8/13/04)

2004        Sep 14, It was reported that Paul Fireman, sneaker magnate, was constructing the $129 million Liberty National golf course over a toxic-waste site on the banks of New York Harbor.
    (WSJ, 9/14/04, p.A1)

2004        Nov 1, Casino workers in Atlantic City tentatively accepted a new 5-year contract.
    (SFC, 11/3/04, p.C1)

2004        Nov 3, A National Guard F-16 fighter plane mistakenly fired off 25 rounds of ammunition at the Little Egg Harbor Intermediate School in South New Jersey on this night.
    (Reuters, 11/5/04)

2004        Nov 15, New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey stepped down from office amid rumors of that he was about to be sued for sexual harassment. Senate Pres. Richard Codey, also a Democrat, served out the final year of McGreevy’s term. McGreevey left office three months after admitting that he had had an extramarital affair with his homeland security advisor, Golan Cipel. Upon publicly revealing his homosexuality on August 12, 2004, McGreevey became the first and, to date, the only openly gay state governor in United States history.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_McGreevey)(SFC, 11/9/04, p.A2)(Econ, 7/1/06, p.27)

2005        May 7, Peter Rodino (95), the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee chairman who directed the impeachment investigation of President Richard Nixon, died in New Jersey. Rodino represented a Newark, NJ, district from 1949-1989.
    (AP, 5/8/05)(SSFC, 5/8/05, p.A2)

2005        Nov 8, Democrats cleaned up big in off-year elections from New Jersey to California. Democratic Sen. Jon Corzine easily won the New Jersey governor's seat after an expensive, mudslinging campaign, trouncing Republican Doug Forrester by 10 percentage points.
    (AP, 11/9/05)

2005        Oct, New Jersey opened a campaign for a new state slogan to the public, establishing a Web site and telephone hot line to receive suggestions. The state once used "New Jersey and You: Perfect Together," but has not had a new marketing slogan in four years. "Get Away, Without Going Far Away" has been used in the interim, but tourism officials said it does not resonate with out-of-staters.
    (AP, 11/14/05)

2005        Nov 21, Camden, NJ, was named the most dangerous city in the USA for the 2nd year in a row by the Morgan Quitno, a Kansa-based publishing and research company.
    (SFC, 11/21/05, p.A2)

2005        Dec 7, New Jersey Sen. Jon Corzine picked Rep. Menendez to serve out his Senate term. Wining the governorship let him appoint his own successor.
    (WSJ, 12/8/05, p.A1)

2005        Dec 23, In a NYC probe, first reported by the Daily News in October, authorities confirmed this week that investigators found paperwork indicating that bones of British broadcaster Alistair Cooke had been removed and sold by Biomedical Tissue Services, before he was cremated in 2004. Human bone, skin and tendons were allegedly removed from the bodies of hundreds of others without required permission from their families. The Brooklyn case stemmed from a deal struck between Michael Mastromarino (42), a Fort Lee, NJ, dentist who started Biomedical Tissue Services, and Joseph Nicelli (49), an embalmer and funeral parlor operator from Staten Island. In 2006 seven funeral directors pleaded guilty to undisclosed charges and agreed to cooperate with investigators. In 2008 Mastromarino pleaded guilty to hundreds of counts of abusing corpses, forgery, theft and other allegations stemming from the operation, which he ran with 3 Philadelphia funeral directors.
    (AP, 12/23/05)(SFC, 2/24/06, p.A2)(SFC, 10/19/06, p.A7)(SFC, 8/30/08, p.A2)

2006        Jan 12, The winning entry in New Jersey’s slogan contest was: "New Jersey: "Come See For Yourself."
    (AP, 1/12/06)

2006        Feb 7, Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet was charged with financing a nationwide gambling ring based out of New Jersey.
    (AP, 2/7/07)

2006        Feb 17, Ray Barreto (76), a Grammy-winning Latin jazz percussionist, died in New Jersey.
    (SFC, 2/18/06, p.B5)

2006        Mar 2, "Killer nurse" Charles Cullen, who'd killed at least 29 patients, was sentenced in Somerville, N.J., to spend the rest of his life in prison. In 2010 a jury awarded $95 million in damages to families of 8 people who claimed their loved ones were among those killed by Cullen.
    (AP, 3/2/07)(SFC, 3/12/10, p.A8)

2006        Apr 11, In New Jersey a jury awarded $9 million in punitive damages to a man who blamed his heart attack on Vioxx, finding that manufacturer Merck & Co. failed to warn about the risks of its arthritis drug and misrepresented the risks to physicians.
    (AP, 4/11/06)

2006        Apr 18, Josephine Crawford (84), a Galloway Township widow, hit a $10 million jackpot, the biggest in the history of casino gambling in Atlantic City, NJ.
    (AP, 4/20/06)

2006        Feb 7, US federal Judge Kathryn Ferguson penalized the law firm of Gilbert, Heintz & Randolph $13 million for conflicts of interest while working on the Congoleum asbestos bankruptcy, while at the same time representing some 10,000 people with asbestos claims against the New Jersey flooring manufacturer.
    (WSJ, 4/24/06, p.B1)(http://tinyurl.com/lg4qf)

2006        May 9, Cory Anthony Booker (b.1969) was elected the 36th mayor of Newark, New Jersey. The Democratic politician and former Newark Councilman and community activist had run unsuccessfully for mayor in 2002 against longtime incumbent Sharpe James. Booker inherited a $44 million deficit from James, who had boasted of a $30 million surplus.

2006        Jun 1, Katharine Close, a 13-year-old New Jersey girl making her fifth straight appearance at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, rattled off "ursprache" to claim the title of America's best speller. For the first time in its 81-year history, the final rounds of the spelling bee were broadcast live on prime-time network TV.
    (AP, 6/2/06)(Econ, 6/10/06, p.31)

2006        Jul 1, New Jersey failed to approve a budget and Gov. Jon S. Corzine began closing the state government amid a bitter dispute with fellow Democrats in the Assembly over his plan to increase the sales tax, threatening to shutter beaches, parks and possibly casinos in the coming days.
    (AP, 7/1/06)(WSJ, 7/3/06, p.A1)(Econ, 7/8/06, p.27)

2006        Jul 5, New Jersey's casinos ushered the last of the gamblers away from slot machines and tables, and janitors locked the doors behind them as a state government shutdown claimed its latest victims.
    (AP, 7/5/06)

2006        Jul 6, New Jersey’s governor and lawmakers reached a deal on a new state budget. The deal included an increase in sales tax from 6 to 7%, half of which would be used to lower property taxes, which were among the highest in the US.
    (SFC, 7/7/06, p.A7)

2006        Jul 8, New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine issued an executive order that ended a weeklong state government shutdown, bringing slot machine bells noisily to life as Atlantic City casinos reopened.
    (AP, 7/8/06)

2006        Sep 11, The memorial statue titled, 'To the Struggle Against World Terrorism', by Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli, was dedicated in Bayonne, N.J. The 100-foot-tall bronze monument with a 40-foot steel teardrop at its center, a gift from the Russian government and Tsereteli, is dedicated to victims of terrorism.
    (AP, 9/11/06)

2006        Oct 25, New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples deserve the same privileges as heterosexuals, but left it up to lawmakers to define marriage.
    (SFC, 10/26/06, p.A1)

2006        Oct 30, A new ranking compiled by Morgan Quitno Press listed St. Louis as the most dangerous city in the USA, leading a trend of violent crimes rising much faster in the Midwest than in the rest of nation. The study looked at crime only within St. Louis city limits, with a population of about 330,000 under Mayor Francis Slay. The safest city in 2005 was Brick, N.J., with a population about 78,000, followed by Amherst, N.Y., and Mission Viejo, Calif. The second most dangerous city was Detroit, followed by Flint, Mich., and Compton, Calif.
    (AP, 10/30/06)

2006        Dec 4, An E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 58 people, two of them seriously, was linked by health investigators to three Taco Bell restaurants in New Jersey. The outbreak, initially believed to stem from green onions, was later believed to have come from lettuce.
    (AP, 12/4/06)(SFC, 12/14/06, p.A6)

2006        Dec 21, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed legislation giving same-sex couples all the rights and responsibilities of marriage under state law, but not the title.
    (SFC, 12/22/06, p.A4)

2006        Mike Strizki of New Jersey began to live off the grid without emitting an ounce of carbon or paying a penny to the local utility. The civil engineer turned green energy evangelist used fuel cells to convert the power generated by about 150 solar panels so that it can be stored in 11 hydrogen tanks about 100 yards from his house.
    (http://energy.aol.com/bloggers/jon-hurdle)(Jon Hurdle, 8/13/2011)
2006        Newark, New Jersey, counted 104 murders this year.
    (Econ, 2/10/07, p.32)

2007        Feb 7, Indictments were filed in New Jersey against 3 US Army Reserve officers for taking part in a bid-rigging scam that steered millions of dollars for Iraq reconstruction to a contractor in exchange for cash, luxury cars and jewelry.
    (SFC, 2/8/07, p.A12)

2007        Feb 19, New Jersey became the 3rd US state to offer civil unions for gay couples.
    (SFC, 2/20/07, p.A3)

2007        Mar 7, At least two people woke on their way to becoming millionaires. Someone bought a winning ticket for the record $370 million Mega Millions jackpot in Dalton, Ga., and another winning ticket was purchased in Woodbine, N.J. Ed Nabors (52), a Georgia truck driver, stepped forward to claim half of a $390 million jackpot, the richest lottery prize in US history. He elected to take his winnings in a lump sum instead of annual installments, and will get over $80 million after taxes.
    (AP, 3/7/07)(AP, 3/8/07)

2007        Mar 8, Dr. Martin Wikelski of Princeton Univ. along with colleagues proposed a satellite tracking system, the International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space (ICARUS), based on one gram transmitters for the study of animal behaviour.
    (Econ, 3/10/07, p.80)

2007        Mar 12, New Jersey based Schering-Plough Corp. said it will buy the pharmaceuticals division of Akzo Nobel NV for 11 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in cash, acquiring the Organon brand of birth control and strengthening its drug pipeline with an anti-schizophrenia medication.
    (AP, 3/12/07)
2007        Mar 12, A New Jersey a jury reversed an earlier verdict and hit Merck with a total of $47.5 million in damages in a Vioxx case of an Idaho postal worker. To date Merck had won 9 cases lost 5 over its former arthritis pill.
    (SFC, 3/13/07, p.A9)

2007        Apr 5, FBI Special Agent Barry Lee Bush was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow agent as a stakeout team closed in on three suspected bank robbers in Readington, N.J.
    (AP, 4/5/08)

2007        Apr 9, Don Imus, nationally syndicated shock jock, was suspended for 2 weeks by CBS Radio and MSNBC due to his calling members of the Rutgers Univ. women’s basketball team “nappy-headed ho’s."
    (SFC, 4/10/07, p.A1)

2007        Apr 12, New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine was involved in an SUV crash as he headed to a meeting between radio show host Don Imus and the Rutgers women's basketball team. The crash occurred when the SUV, driven by a state trooper, was hit by another vehicle that swerved to avoid the pickup truck. Corzine was not wearing his seat belt, as required by law, and the crash left him with such serious injuries that he required a ventilator.
    (AP, 4/14/07)

2007        Apr 21, Reid Stowe (55) and his girlfriend, Soanya Ahmad (23), set off from Hoboken, NJ, on a sailing voyage planned to last 1,000 days and nights with no port calls for supplies. Ahmad abandoned the cruise in February 2008, citing seasickness.
    (SSFC, 4/22/07, p.A9)(AP, 4/21/08)

2007        May 7, In New Jersey 6 Islamic militants from Yugoslavia and the Middle East were arrested on charges of plotting to attack the Fort Dix Army post and "kill as many soldiers as possible." In Dec 2008 a federal jury found 5 of the men guilty of plotting to kill US soldiers. 4 of the 5 men were also convicted of weapons charges. All were acquitted of attempted murder charges. In 2009 three brothers, Dritan (30), Shain (28) and Eljvir Duka (25), were convicted of conspiracy and sentenced to life in prison. Mohamad Schnewer was also sentenced to life in prison and Serdar Tatar was sentenced to 33 years.
    (AP, 5/8/07)(WSJ, 12/23/08, p.A3)(SFC, 4/29/09, p.A4)(SFC, 4/30/09, p.A4)

2007        May 18, In New Jersey a second rainstorm in three days soaked a forest fire and raised hopes that it could be brought under full control by day's end. New Jersey Air National Guard officials said one of their F-16s dropped a flare into the tinder-dry Pinelands during a training mission May 15, possibly starting the blaze.
    (AP, 5/18/07)

2007        Jul 12, In New Jersey former Newark Mayor Sharpe James (71) was indicted on corruption charges. James stepped down as mayor in 2006 to serve as a state senator. Prosecutors alleged that James arranged the sale of 9 city-owned properties at a discounted rate to former girlfriend Tamika Riley from 2001 to 2005. Riley quickly sold the properties at a profit without required rehabilitation work. On April 16, 2008, James and his ex-mistress were convicted of corruption charges.
    (SFC, 7/13/07, p.A5)(WSJ, 4/10/08, p.A2)(SFC, 4/17/08, p.A4)

2007        Aug 4, In Newark, New Jersey, 3 friends were forced to kneel against a wall behind an elementary school and were shot to death at close range, and a fourth was found about 30 feet away with gunshot and knife wounds to her head. Natasha Aerial (19) was listed in fair condition at Newark's University Hospital. Police identified her companions as her brother, Terrance Aerial (18), Ofemi Hightower (20), and Deshawn Harvey (20). On Aug 7 a 15-year-old boy was arrested in the case. On Aug 8 Jose Carranza (28), an illegal immigrant from Peru, was also arrested as a suspect. Two more suspects were arrested in suburban DC on Aug 18.
    (AP, 8/6/07)(www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,292911,00.html)(AP, 8/18/07)

2007        Aug 13, Phil Rizzuto (89), Hall of Fame Yankees shortstop and broadcaster, died in West Orange, N.J. He was beloved by a generation of fans for exclaiming "Holy cow!" as a broadcaster.
    (AP, 8/13/08)

2007        Aug 14, In New Jersey the Newark Community Foundation, launched last month, said it will help pay for Community Eye, a surveillance system tailored towards gun crime.
    (Econ, 8/18/07, p.27)

2007        Sep 6, FBI agents arrested 12 people, including 11 public officials, in New Jersey on charges of taking bribes in exchange for influencing the awarding of public contracts. Mims Hackett Jr., mayor of Orange, was among those arrested.
    (SFC, 9/7/07, p.A3)(WSJ, 5/27/08, p.A2)

2007        Oct 5, Topps Meat Co. of Newark, NJ, founded in 1940, said a massive meat recall has forced it out of business. Government scientists have yet to determine the source of the E. coli contamination that appears to have sickened 32 people who ate its hamburgers.
    (AP, 10/6/07)

2007        Oct 10, Robert Levy (64), mayor of Atlantic City, NJ, resigned. He had gone missing for 2 weeks after being accused of lying about his military record.
    (SFC, 10/11/07, p.A6)

2007        Dec 17, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed into law a measure that abolished the death penalty, making New Jersey the first US state in over decades reject capital punishment.
    (SFC, 12/18/07, p.A4)

2007        Dec 18, In New Jersey authorities broke up a major organized crime ring that took in $2.2 billion in gambling bets over the last 15 months and supplied drugs and cell phones to gang members in a New Jersey state prison. 2 ruling members of New York’s Lucchese crime family and 30 others were arrested.
    (SFC, 12/19/07, p.A4)

2007        Dec 24, George Warrington (b.1952), former head of New Jersey Transit (2002-2007) and former president of Amtrak, died.
    (WSJ, 12/29/07, p.A7)

2007        A small unmanned submarine, developed and operated by Rutgers Univ., traveled from New jersey to Halifax, Nova Scotia, collecting scientific data under sponsorship by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2008 the sub, dubbed Scarlet Knight, embarked on a journey from New Jersey to Spain.
    (SSFC, 7/13/08, p.A15)

2008        Apr 18, In New Jersey 5 people were shot and 3 others stabbed in 4 separate incidents in Irvington.
    (SFC, 4/21/08, p.A3)

2008        May 22, Several companies agreed to pay a combined $24 million to pet owners to resolve lawsuits over contaminated pet food linked to the illness and death of animals. The settlement involving Canada-based Menu Foods Income Fund and other pet food manufacturers and suppliers was outlined in documents filed in the US District Court in New Jersey.
    (Reuters, 5/23/08)

2008        May 27, In New Jersey Mims Hackett Jr. (67), mayor of Orange and former state Assemblyman, pleaded guilty to federal and state corruption charges.
    (WSJ, 5/27/08, p.A2)

2008        Jun 21, In New Jersey Scott Kalitta died when his Funny Car crashed and burst into flames during the final round of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
    (AP, 6/21/08)

2008        Oct 13, Paul Krugman, the Princeton University scholar and New York Times columnist, won the Nobel prize in economics for his analysis of how economies of scale can affect trade patterns and the location of economic activity. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences praised Krugman for formulating a new theory to answer questions about free trade and said his theory has inspired an enormous field of research.
    (AP, 10/13/08)(Econ, 10/18/08, p.90)

2008        Nov 19, The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General said online dating service eHarmony has agreed to create a new website for gays and lesbians as part of a settlement with a gay man in New Jersey.
    (Reuters, 11/19/08)

2008        Nov 23, In New Jersey Joseph Pallipurath (27) of Sacramento, Ca., shot and killed Reshma James (24), his estranged wife, at the Syrian Orthodox Knayaya Church in Clifton. He also killed bystander Dennis John Malloosseril (25) at the church and wounded a 3rd person. Pallipurath was arrested late the next day in Georgia. On May 27, 2011, Pallipurath was sentenced to two life sentences in prison.
    (SFC, 11/25/08, p.A3)(SFC, 11/26/08, p.A3)(SFC, 5/28/11, p.A5)

2009        Feb 11, Estelle Bennett (67), one of the Ronettes, was found dead at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was part of the singing trio whose 1963 hit "Be My Baby" epitomized the famed "wall of sound" technique of its producer, Phil Spector.
    (AP, 2/13/09)

2009        Feb 12, A commuter plane, Continental Connection Flight 3407 from Newark, N.J., coming in for a landing nose-dived into a house in suburban Buffalo, sparking a fiery explosion that killed all 49 people aboard and a person in the home. It was the nation's first fatal crash of a commercial airliner in 2 1/2 years. Historian Alison Des Forges (66), prominent human rights advocate who documented genocide in Rwanda, was among the victims of the crash.
    (AP, 2/13/09)(AP, 2/13/09)

2009        Mar 26, A New Jersey girl (14) was accused of child pornography after posting nearly 30 explicit nude pictures of herself on MySpace.com, charges that could force her to register as a sex offender if convicted.
    (AP, 3/27/09)

2009        Jun 8, New Jersey officials broke ground for a new tunnel under the Hudson River linking to NYC. The $8.7 billion project was expected to be completed in 2017.
    (SFC, 6/8/09, p.A6)

2009        Jun 12, In New Jersey an Indictment was unsealed today against three individuals who allegedly hacked into the telephone systems of large corporations and entities in the US and abroad and sold information about the compromised telephone systems to Pakistani nationals residing in Italy. Italian law enforcement conducted searches of approximately 10 locations in four regions of Italy and arrested the financiers of the hacking activity. Those financiers allegedly used the information to transmit over 12 million minutes of telephone calls valued at more than $55 million over the hacked networks of victim corporations in the US alone.
    (SFC, 6/15/09, p.A2)(http://newark.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/2009/nk061209.htm)

2009        Jul 23, Federal prosecutors arrested over 40 people in New Jersey and New York as part of a major corruption and international money laundering conspiracy probe. They included New Jersey Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt, Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell and Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini. Several rabbis in New York and New Jersey were also arrested. Some were accused of laundering tens of millions of dollars and of black-market trafficking of kidneys and fake Gucci handbags.
    (AP, 7/23/09)(AP, 7/24/09)

2009        Aug 8, In New Jersey 9 people died in an air collision over the Hudson River, including 3 members of a Pennsylvania family in the private plane and five Italian tourists and a pilot from New Jersey in a Liberty Tours helicopter.
    (AP, 8/9/09)

2009        Aug 17, Albert Gonzalez (28) of Miami, a former informant for the US Secret Service who helped the agency hunt hackers, was indicted in New Jersey and charged with conspiring with two other unnamed suspects to steal the private information. He allegedly stole information from 130 million credit and debit card accounts in what federal prosecutors called the largest case of identity theft yet. He was already in jail awaiting trial in a hacking case. On Aug 28 Gonzalez agreed to plead guilty and serve up to 25 years in federal prison.
    (AP, 8/18/09)(SFC, 8/29/09, p.A4)

2009        Sep 3, The Ford Motor Co. settled a lawsuit filed by residents of a northern New Jersey town over toxic waste dumped there in the 1960s and '70s. Thousands of tons of paint sludge and other toxic material from Ford's old Mahwah factory were dumped in Ringwood, and residents sued in 2006 claiming that the waste led to illnesses ranging from skin rashes to cancer, and threatened the Wanaque Reservoir. The Record of Bergen County reported that residents of Ringwood will receive about $10 million.
    (AP, 9/4/09)

2009        Oct 23, In New Jersey Rev. Ed Hinds (61), a Catholic priest, was found stabbed 32 times at the rectory of St. Patrick’s Church in Chatham. The next day Jose Feliciano (64), a janitor, was charged with the slaying. The priest had fired him after discovering an outstanding arrest warrant for sexually touching a child. In 2012 Feliciano was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 10/24/09, p.A5)(SSFC, 10/25/09, p.A8)(SFC, 4/21/12, p.A5)

2009        Nov 3, Democrats suffered humiliating gubernatorial losses in traditionally Democratic New Jersey and in Virginia. In New Jersey Chris Christie still defeated Gov. Jon Corzine by 4 points — the largest victory by a New Jersey Republican in nearly a quarter-century. In Virginia Bob McDonnell cruised to an easy victory in the governor’s race, leading a sweep of the state’s three top offices that decisively ended a string of Democratic victories in the state.
    (Politico, 11/4/09)
2009        Nov 3, New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest health products company, said it will cut over 7,000 jobs due to lagging demand amid the global recession.
    (SFC, 11/4/09, p.D2)

2009        Nov 10, A New Jersey man, Amir Mohamed Meshal, detained for 4 months in Ethiopia on allegations of supporting Islamic militants before being allowed to come home, sued the FBI agents involved in his interrogations. He returned to New Jersey, where he was born and raised, in May 2007. US authorities in Washington have said they had interviewed Meshal in Kenya and that they determined he was not a threat and had not violated US law. The State Department also said it formally protested his deportation from Kenya to Ethiopia.
    (AP, 11/10/09)

2009        Dec 24, David Goldman, a New Jersey man, and his 9-year-old son, Sean Goldman, were reunited in Brazil after a five-year international custody battle, and immediately headed home to spend the holidays in the US.
    (AP, 12/24/09)

2010        Jan 15, New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson issued a massive recall of over-the-counter drugs including Tylenol, Motrin and St. Joseph's aspirin because of a moldy smell that has made people sick.
    (AP, 1/16/10)

2010        Jan 19, In New Jersey Republican Chris Christie was sworn in as the state’s 55th governor. The state was plagued by the nation’s highest taxes and a deficit that could hit $10 billion by July as well as unemployment near 10%.
    (SFC, 1/20/10, p.A4)

2010        Feb 15, In New Jersey a small plane crashed at Monmouth Executive airport killing 5 people aboard.
    (SFC, 2/16/10, p.A6)

2010        Feb 16, In New Jersey Shamsid-Din Abdul-Raheem (21) threw his 3-month-old daughter off the Garden State Parkway Driscoll Bridge after the mother filed a restraining order against him. The body of the infant was found on April 24.
    (SSFC, 4/25/10, p.A9)

2010        Mar 13, A storm battered parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut with gusts of up to 70 mph.
    (AP, 3/14/10)

2010        May 14, In New Jersey 34 alleged members and associates of the Lucchese crime family were indicted in connection with an illegal gambling operation.
    (SFC, 5/15/10, p.A4)

2010        Jun 5, Mohamed Mahmood Alessa (20) and Carlos Eduardo Almonte (26) of New Jersey were arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport before they could board separate flights to Egypt and then continue on their way to join a jihadist group in Somalia. Both had bragged about wanting to wage holy war against the United States both at home and internationally.
    (AP, 6/6/10)

2010        Jul 12, In New Jersey Lassissi Afolabi (47), a man from the West African nation Togo, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for his role in the smuggling of girls and women who were forced to work at local hair braiding salons. He pleaded guilty last year to conspiring with his ex-wife and her son to commit forced labor.
    (AP, 7/13/10)

2010        July In a retirement rush New Jersey nearly 18,000 employees in the three biggest public worker pension funds had retired by the end of July or declared their intent to retire this year, up almost 50 percent over all of last year. Several union leaders and workers considering retirement said that possible pension changes were a factor.
    (AP, 9/15/10)

2010        Sep 16, US federal prosecutors in Newark, NJ, announced charges against 53 people stemming from an identity theft ring and fraud investigation. The group targeted Asian immigrants in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York and California and used Social Security numbers from legal immigrants working in American territories.
    (SFC, 9/17/10, p.A4)

2010        Sep 20, In New Jersey a woman from Togo was been sentenced to 27 years in prison after being convicted of running a human smuggling operation and forcing women to work at New Jersey hair braiding salons. Akouavi Afolabi ran a scheme to bring at least 20 girls and women ages 10 to 19 from West Africa to the US on fraudulent visas. Victims were made to work at the salons for no pay. Afolabi was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $3.9 million. Her ex-husband and son had already pleaded guilty. Her son received a 55-month prison term. Her ex-husband was sentenced to 24 years.
    (AP, 9/21/10)

2010        Sep 22, Rutgers Univ. freshman Tyler Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. On Sep 19 his roommate and another student had used a webcam to view Clementi having sex with another man. Roommate Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei were soon charged with invasion of privacy. On April 20, 2011, Ravi was charged with a hate crime and accused of deleting tweets and texts to cover his tracks. On May 21, 2012, Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 3 years probation. Ravi was also ordered to get counseling and to pay $10,000 toward a program to help victims of bias crimes.
    (SFC, 4/21/11, p.A9)(SFC, 2/25/12, p.A8)(SFC, 5/22/12, p.A6)

2010        Sep 24, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $100 million donation to Newark, N.J., public schools in a move that could enhance his reputation just before the opening on an unflattering movie about him, "The Social Network."
    (AP, 9/24/10)

2010        Sep 25, In New Jersey a student was shot and killed at an off campus house party near Seton Hall Univ. 4 others were wounded.
    (SFC, 9/27/10, p.A8)

2010        Sep 30, New Jersey police shot and killed Alfred Moton Sr. (54) after he charged officers with a handgun. Moton had already shot dead 2 sons, critically injured a third and set fire to their home in Pennsauken.
    (SFC, 10/2/10, p.A5)

2010        Oct 4, In New Jersey Craig Mueller (45) killed his brother with sniper fire from a second-floor window in the home they shared, took down a neighbor who came to the victim's aid and turned the gun on himself.
    (AP, 10/4/10)

2010        Oct 27, Actress Denise Borino-Quinn (46), who unexpectedly won a TV role as a mafia wife on "The Sopranos," died of liver cancer in New Jersey.
    (AP, 10/30/10)

2010        Nov 24, The US Federal Transit Administration sent an invoice to New Jersey for some $271 million for work done on the cancelled $8.7 billion Hudson River rail tunnel connecting the state with NY.
    (SFC, 11/30/10, p.A9)

2011        Jan 14, In New Jersey police officer Christopher Matlosz (27) was shot and killed by Jahmell Crockam (19), known by the street name “Sav," short for “Savage." A SWAT team arrested Crockam in Camden on Jan 16. On March 22, 2012, Crockam was sentenced to life in prison. New Jersey repealed capital punishment in 2007.
    (SSFC, 1/16/11, p.A9)(SFC, 1/17/11, p.A5)(SFC, 3/23/12, p.A7)

2011        Jan 18, The city of Camden, NJ, laid off 335 workers, about one-sixth of its employees as city leaders sought to balance the budget amid falling tax revenue and diminishing aid from the state.
    (AP, 1/18/11)

2011        Feb 24, In New Jersey Transportation Security Administration officer Al Raimi (29) of Woodbridge pleaded guilty in Newark federal court to theft by a government officer. Federal prosecutors say Raimi stole between $10,000 and $30,000 cash over nearly a year from travelers passing through his checkpoint. He gave a cut of the cash to his supervisor, Michael Arato, who pleaded guilty to related charges this month. 2 TSA agents at a NYC airport were arrested earlier this month on charges of stealing $40,000 from passengers' luggage.
    (AP, 2/24/11)

2011        Apr 29, The US Federal Transit Administration determined that New Jersey must repay the federal government the entire $271 million it spent on early design and engineering work for a New Jersey - New York train tunnel that was scrapped by Gov. Chris Christie.
    (SFC, 4/30/11, p.A6)

2011        May 24, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he will not defy today’s state Supreme Court ruling to increase aid to low-income school districts, but called the decision legally faulty and bad education policy. The state Supreme Court said New Jersey must provide about $500 million for its poorer school districts.
    (AP, 5/24/11)(Reuters, 5/24/11)

2011        Jun 3, In New Jersey Abdiah Jones (11), on a school trip to the popular shore resort at Wildwood, plunged to her death as she was riding on an amusement park Ferris wheel.
    (Reuters, 6/3/11)

2011        Jun 23, F. Chris Garcia, a former Univ. of New Mexico president, was arrested and jailed in connection with a multistate, online prostitution ring. Police said Garcia and New Jersey’s Fairleigh Dickinson professor David Flory were among 7 members in the top echelon of the ring, which had 1,400 members including 200 prostitutes.
    (SFC, 6/24/11, p.A8)

2011        Jun 28, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christy signed legislation requiring government workers to pay more for health care and pensions.
    (SFC, 6/28/11, p.A6)

2011        Jul 22, Temperature records tumbled on the US East Coast. Newark, New Jersey saw an air temperature of 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius), the highest ever recorded in the city since records began there in 1931, and the hottest reported by the National Weather Service on the East Coast. Temperature in NYC hit 104.
    (AFP, 7/22/11)(SFC, 7/23/11, p.A4)

2011        Aug 17, In New Jersey Randy "Amanda" Lehrer (32) was last seen leaving a diner where she worked. Her remains were found Sep 23 encased in concrete in the basement of the apartment building where she and her husband lived with their infant daughter. Her husband, Steven Acuna, was charged with her murder and jailed on $1 million bail.
    (AP, 9/25/11)

2011        Aug 20, In New Jersey a sport utility vehicle carrying eight members of the Mainland Regional High School football team in Linwood crashed on the Garden State Parkway, killing four players and injuring four.
    (AP, 8/21/11)
2011        Aug 20, In New Jersey 2 small planes performing aerobatic maneuvers over Hammonton collided  in midair killing one of the pilots.
    (SSFC, 8/21/11, p.A10)

2011        Aug 28, Seawater surged into the streets of Manhattan as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane but still unleashing furious wind and rain. The flooding threatened Wall Street and the heart of the global financial network. At least 16 people were reported killed in 6 states: 5 in North Carolina, 4 in Virginia, 3 in New Jersey, 2 in Florida and one each in Maryland and Connecticut.
    (AP, 8/28/11)(SFC, 8/29/11, p.A10)

2011        Sep 18, It was reported that New Jersey has uncovered a windfall of $26 million by scouring old bank accounts and finding money left over from several bond issues, some dating back to the 1960s.
    (SSFC, 9/18/11, p.A10)

2011        Oct 27, Levy Izhak Rosenbaum of New York admitted in federal court in Trenton, NJ, that he had brokered 3 illegal kidney transplants for New Jersey customers in exchange for payments of $120,000 or more. Experts said this was the first US case of black-market organ trafficking in the US.
    (SFC, 10/28/11, p.A9)

2011        Oct 29, A snowstorm socked the Northeast US over the weekend, knocking out power to 2.7 million, snarling air and highway travel and dumping more than 2 feet of snow in a few spots as it slowly moved north out of New England. States of emergency were declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York.
    (AP, 10/30/11)

2011        Nov 29, Arthur Morgan III (27) was captured without incident at a home in San Diego, Calif. The arrest came one week after he allegedly killed Tierra Morgan-Glover during a court-approved visit in New Jersey and then fled the state. The girl's mother, Imani Benton, called police after Morgan failed to return the child on Nov. 21.
    (AP, 11/30/11)

2011        Dec 5, In New Jersey Adepso Collado (38) shot his estranged wife, Kenia Collado (26) in her Bayonne home. Jose Guzman (31) and his 14-moth-old son were also killed before Collado turned the handgun on himself.
    (SFC, 12/7/11, p.A7)

2011        Dec 9, Payroll figures and names released for the first time by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey show 66 police officers have made more than $200,000 so far in 2011, thanks to overtime that in many cases has doubled their salaries.
    (AP, 12/9/11)

2011        Dec 20, A small plane crashed on I-287 in New Jersey killing all 5 people aboard.
    (SFC, 12/21/11, p.A12)

2011        Dec 28, In New Jersey Patrick Lott appeared in court for videotaping teenage boys at Immaculata High School in Somerville for nearly 3 years.
    (SFC, 12/29/11, p.A4)

2011        Dec 28, Two out-of-state doctors who traveled to Maryland to perform late-term abortions were arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder. Dr. Steven Brigham, of Voorhees, N.J., was taken into custody and held in the Camden County jail. Authorities also arrested Dr. Nicola Riley in Salt Lake City. Each was awaiting an extradition hearing.
    (AP, 12/31/11)

2011        New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pulled his state out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative group, a cap-and-trade program made up of nine New England and mid-Atlantic states working to reduce emissions from power plants.
    (SFC, 2/26/18, p.A4)

2012        Jan 21, In New Jersey a fire destroyed a barn in Lafayette killing 22 valuable show horses.
    (SSFC, 1/22/12, p.A7)

2012        Feb 16, The New Jersey Assembly passed legislation (42-33) legalizing same-sex marriage, sending the bill to Republican Governor Chris Christie, a possible vice-presidential candidate. Gov. Christie vetoed the measure the next day.
    (Reuters, 2/16/12)(AP, 2/17/12)

2012        Mar 5, New Jersey state senator Richard Codey posed as a homeless man looking for shelter. He was denied admission to about 25 local shelters because he was not receiving welfare or other government assistance. Goodwill took him in, offering a thin bedroll, a blanket and a spot on a linoleum floor with 20 other men.
    (Reuters, 3/7/12)

2012        Mar 16, A New Jersey jury found former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi guilty on all counts for using a webcam to spy on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, having a gay sexual encounter in 2010. Clementi's case gained national attention when he committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge Sept. 22, 2010.
    (SFC, 3/17/12, p.A5)

2012        Apr 12, New Jersey’s Newark Mayor Cory Booker (42) entered the burning house his neighbor and rescued her daughter, Zina Hodge (47). Booker suffered 2nd degree burns and smoke inhalation.
    (SFC, 4/14/12, p.A6)

2012        May 3, US federal authorities said a Miami-based crime ring stat stole at least $80 million worth of prescription drugs has been broken up following a 3-year FBI probe. 22 people were charged in New Jersey, Connecticut and Miami.
    (SFC, 5/4/12, p.A7)

2012        May 6, In New Jersey Justin Street (22), a father of two, died one day after receiving a silicon injection from Kasia Rivera (35), who advertised a penis enlargement procedure. On Sep 11 Rivera pleaded not guilty to causing his death.
    (SFC, 9/12/12, p.A16)

2012        Jun 6, Eight Muslims filed a federal lawsuit in New Jersey to force the NYPD to end its surveillance and other intelligence-gathering practices targeting Muslims in the years after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
    (AP, 6/6/12)

2012        Jun 30, Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern US with high winds and downed trees, killing 24 people and leaving 3 million without power during a heat wave. At least six of the dead were killed in Virginia. 2 young cousins in New Jersey were killed when a tree fell on their tent while camping. 2 were killed in Maryland, one in Ohio, one in Kentucky and one in Washington.
    (AP, 6/30/12)(SFC, 7/3/12, p.A8)(Econ, 7/7/12, p.32)

2012        Aug 12, Joe Kubert, American comic artist and teacher, died in New Jersey. He drew figures in “Sgt. Rock," “The Haunted Tank" and Enemy Ace." In 1976 Kubert and his wife founded the Kubert School, the nation’s only accredited trade school for comic book artists.
    (SFC, 8/16/12, p.C4)

2012        Aug 24, New Jersey mail carrier Christina Nunez was arrested for using her daily route to move cocaine packages on behalf of a drug trafficking organization based in Puerto Rico.
    (SFC, 8/29/12, p.A6)

2012        Aug 31, In New Jersey ex-Marine Terence Tyler (23) opened fire with a hand gun and an assault rifle at a supermarket in Old Bridge Township and killed 2 co-workers before killing himself.
    (SFC, 9/1/12, p.A1)

2012        Sep 2, In New Jersey Osvaldo Rivera (31) stabbed to death Dominick Andujor (6) and wounded his sister (12). Police said Rivera was high on PVP-laced marijuana.
    (SFC, 9/4/12, p.A5)

2012        Sep 10, In New Jersey US federal agents arrested Trenton Mayor Tony Mack as part of an investigation in a corruption investigation relating to bribes for a proposed parking garage. His brother Ralphiel and convicted sex offender Joseph Giorgianni were also accused in the scheme.
    (SFC, 9/11/12, p.A5)

2012        Oct 20, In New Jersey Autumn Pasquale (12) disappeared in her hometown of Clayton. On Oct 23 two teenagers were arrested and charged with her murder.
    (SFC, 10/27/12, p.A5)

2012        Oct 29, Category one Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the US northeast and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. Public transport in NYC shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years. The storm made landfall in New Jersey with 80 mph sustained winds. The Hurricane Center later attributed 72 US deaths to Sandy and estimated damages from the storm at $50 billion.
    (AP, 10/29/12)(Reuters, 10/29/12)(AP, 10/30/12)(SFC, 2/13/13, p.A6)

2012        Nov 2, Frustration grew for residents of Northeast states hit by superstorm Sandy as the death toll reached 102, millions were still without power and tempers frayed at a lack of fuel and guidance on when life might return to normal.
    (Reuters, 11/2/12)

2012        Nov 7, A wintry storm dropped snow and rain on the Northeast, bringing dangerous winds and knocking out power in a region where hundreds of thousands were still in the dark after Superstorm Sandy. A mix of rain and snow fell on parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, causing airport delays.
    (Reuters, 11/7/12)

2012        Nov 27, Four gay men accused a New Jersey nonprofit, Jews Offering New Alternatives to Healing," of fraud for selling “conversion therapy" that falsely promised to make them straight.
    (SFC, 11/28/12, p.A5)

2012        Dec 6, A US federal grand jury indicted Trenton, NJ, Mayor Tony Mack (46), his borther Ralphiel Mack (40) and friend Joseph Giorgianni (63) on bribery and fraud charges in a scheme to help individuals acquire a city-owned lot to build a parking garage.
    (SFC, 12/7/12, p.A8)

2012        Dec 28, Three New Jersey police officers were shot at their police station, and one was in surgery for his wounds. The suspected gunman, who had been brought to the Gloucester Township Police station for a domestic incident, was killed in the exchange of gunfire.
    (AP, 12/28/12)

2012        Camden, NJ, was rated as America’s poorest city with 40% of its residents living below the federal poverty line. Murders in the city topped out at 67 for the year.
    (Econ, 5/11/13, p.36)

2013        Mar 18, In New Jersey computer hacker Andrew Auernheimer (27) was sentenced to three years and five months in prison for stealing the personal data of about 120,000 Apple Inc iPad users, including big-city mayors, a TV network news anchor and a Hollywood movie mogul.
    (Reuters, 3/18/13)

2013        Mar 25, New Jersey lottery officials said Pedro Quezada (44), an immigrant from the Dominican Rep., has won the $338.3 million Powerball jackpot.
    (SFC, 3/26/13, p.A7)

2013        Apr 15, In New Jersey Mohamed Alessa (23) and Carlos Almonte (27) were sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for conspiring to join al-Shabab, a designated terrorist organization in Somalia.
    (SFC, 4/16/13, p.A5)

2013        May 12, New Jersey police shot and killed Gerald Tyrone Murphy (38), a registered sex offender, ending a 37-hour ordeal during which Murphy held 3 children of girlfriend Carmelita Stevens (44)  hostage. Inside the home police found the decomposing bodies of Stevens and a son (13).
    (SFC, 5/13/13, p.A6)

2013        May 13, In New Jersey Joseph Galfy, Jr. (73), a Clark, N.J., attorney was found dead. On May 16 Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, a homeless, hatchet-wielding hitchhiker was arrested in Philadelphia for allegedly beating Galfy to death inside his home. McGillvary had become an Internet hero earlier this year after he intervened in an attack on a California utility worker.
    (AP, 5/16/13)

2013        Jun 3, New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (b.1924) died. First elected in 1982 he helped establish the national drinking age of 21 and led a successful fight to ban smoking on all commercial airline flights.
    (SFC, 6/4/13, p.A5)

2013        Aug 8, Paul White (45) of Minnesota claimed his third of a $448 million Powerball jackpot. 16 workers from a county garage in New Jersey shared a 2nd ticket. A 3rd winner, also from New Jersey, had not yet come forward.
    (SFC, 8/9/13, p.A5)(SFC, 8/10/13, p.A4)

2013        Aug 19, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight.
    (SFC, 8/20/13, p.A5)

2013        Sep 12, In New Jersey a fire engulfed dozens of businesses on the Seaside Park portion of the Jersey Shore boardwalk. 32 businesses were destroyed.
    (SFC, 9/13/13, p.A10)

2013        Sep 15, Nina Davuluri (b.1989) was crowned as Miss America 2014 in Atlantic city, NJ. She became the first Indian American to be chosen as Miss America.
    (SFC, 9/18/13, p.A12)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Davuluri)

2013        Sep 27, A New Jersey judge ordered state officials to allow same-sex couples to marry starting on October 21, saying the current civil union system unfairly deprived them of federal benefits available to married couples.
    (Reuters, 9/27/13)

2013        Oct 16, Newark, NJ, Democratic Mayor Cory Booker (44) won a special election to represent the state in the US Senate.
    (SFC, 10/16/13, p.A7)

2013        Oct 18, New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled to uphold a lower court order that gay weddings must start on Oct 21.
    (SFC, 10/18/13, p.A5)

2013        Oct 21, New Jersey became the 14th US state to allow same-sex marriages.
    (SFC, 10/22/13, p.A6)

2013        Nov 4, In New Jersey Richard Shoop (20) fired shots into a ceiling at Garden State Palaza in Paramus and then killed himself.
    (SFC, 11/6/13, p.A5)

2013        Nov 5, New Jersey held elections for governor. Republican Governor Chris Christie handily defeated his Democrat challenger, earning a second four-year term.
    (SFC, 11/5/13, p.A4)(AFP, 11/5/13)

2013        Nov 20, In New Jersey Jose Katz (69) was sentenced to 6½ years in federal prison for fraudulently diagnosing patients with heart ailments and ordering tests. The fraud cost Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers some $19 million.
    (SFC, 11/21/13, p.A5)

2013        Dec 15, In New Jersey a man was shot in front of his wife outside The Mall at Short Hills Assailants drove off in his Range Rover, which was found the next day. On Dec 21 police said 4 men have been arrested on charges of murder in the carjacking.
    (SSFC, 12/22/13, p.A9)

2013        Dec 25, United Van Lines released its 37th annual migration study. New Jersey repeated as the state with the highest outbound moves. Migration out of Michigan slowed to a virtual halt after 16 straight years of outbound moves.
    (AP, 12/25/13)(SFC, 12/26/13, p.A8)
2013        Dec 25, In Irvington, NJ, 3 men were killed at Slick’s Go Go Bar when a man tried to enter with a gun. On Jan 12, 2014, Anthony Fields (19) of Newark, the suspected gunman, was arrested in Florida.
    (SFC, 12/26/13, p.A8)(SFC, 1/13/14, p.A4)

2013        Panasonic moved its North American headquarters to Newark, New Jersey.
    (Econ, 9/23/17, p.26)
2013        The 141-year-old police force in Camden, New Jersey, was disbanded and reconstituted as a county-wide force. Most of its laid-off officers were hired back at lower salaries and with fewer benefits.
    (Econ., 7/6/20, p.18)

2014        Jan 8, New Jersey officials released e-mails that appeared to show Gov. Chris Christie's staff plotting the lane closures in September to retaliate against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, because he had not endorsed the governor's re-election campaign.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)
2014        Jan 8, Seventeen people related to the San Diego street gang BMS were arrested in California and New Jersey by police and FBI agents for operating a prostitution ring that spanned 46 cities in 23 states.
    (SFC, 1/10/14, p.A5)

2014        Jan 9, New Jersey Gov. Chris dismissed deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, who had sent e-mails calling for trouble at a key commuter choke point and repeatedly apologized in a two-hour news conference.
    (AP, 1/10/14)

2014        Jan 10, New Jersey legislators planned to release nearly 1,000 pages of documents that may shed new light on a probe of four days of traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge apparently orchestrated by Republican Governor Chris Christie's top aides to settle a political score.
    (Reuters, 1/10/14)

2014        Jan 21, A snowstorm hit the mid-Atlantic and Northeast US. It stretched a thousand miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts. Manalapan, NJ, got 16 inches of snow.
    (SFC, 1/22/14, p.A7)

2014        Feb 2, The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII played in New Jersey.
    (SFC, 2/3/14, p.B1)

2014        Feb 26, In New Jersey Trenton Mayor Tony Mack (48) was removed from office by a judge 19 days after a jury found him guilty of corruption.
    (SFC, 2/27/14, p.A8)

2014        Mar 4, In New Jersey a gas leak and subsequent explosion killed one woman and destroyed at least 10 homes in Ewing.
    (SFC, 3/5/14, p.A8)

2014        Mar 21, In New Jersey a fire  destroyed the Mariner’s Cover Motor Inn at Point Pleasant Beach killing 4 people. The hotel was housing people displaced in October, 2012, by Superstorm Sandy.
    (SFC, 3/22/14, p.A6)

2014        May 10, Police in South Carolina arrested John Jordon (47) for fatally stabbing his estranged wife, Tracy Jordan (39), a day earlier in New Jersey.
    (SSFC, 5/11/14, p.A16444)

2014        May 13, In New Jersey Ras Baraka, the son of poet Amiri Baraka (aka LeRoi Jones), was elected as mayor of Newark with 54% of the vote.
    (Econ, 5/17/14, p.26)

2014        Jun 7, In New Jersey a tractor-trailer plowed into a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and several friends killing comedian James McNair (aka Jimmy Mack). Walmart driver Kevin Roper was later said to be going 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.
    (SFC, 6/20/14, p.A6)(SFC, 6/21/14, p.A6)

2014        Jun 15, In Newark, New Jersey, a fire in a single-family home killed 6 people.
    (SFC, 6/16/14, p.A5)

2014        Jul 23, In New Jersey Anthony Novellino (66) was convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.
    (SFC, 7/24/14, p.A6)

2014        Jul 29, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said cases of chikungunya virus, a painful, mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly through the Caribbean in recent months, spiked higher in New York and New Jersey in the past week. The number of cases in New Jersey more than doubled to 25, while New York has recorded 44 cases.
    (Reuters, 7/31/14)

2014        Aug 10, In New Jersey a pickup truck drove through a barricade and into a farmer’s market in Hawthorne killing one woman who was dragged for three blocks. A man was taken into custody.
    (SFC, 8/11/14, p.A4)

2014        Aug 27, In in Stratford, Pa., Raymond Wychowanec (63) shot and killed his hospitalized wife (62) and then tried to kill himself, prompting investigators to search their New Jersey home, where their son (35) was found fatally shot.
    (AP, 8/27/14)

2014        Sep 1, In Atlantic City, NJ, the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Its casino was due to close Sep 2, a little over two years after opening.
    (AP, 9/1/14)

2014        Sep 3, In New Jersey hundreds of newly laid off Atlantic City casino workers began filing for unemployment as over 5,000 workers lost their jobs following the closures of the Showboat and Revel.
    (SFC, 9/4/14, p.A7)

2014        Sep 29, New Jersey-based Honeywell International Inc. said that it is partnering with Tata Power to help make navigation systems for India's military.
    (AP, 9/29/14)

2014        Dec 12, In New Jersey Derish Wolff (79), the former president and CEO of the Morristown-based Louis Berger Group, an engineering consulting firm, pleaded guilty to leading a conspiracy that reaped tens of millions of dollars by overcharging the US government for reconstruction projects overseas, including in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    (AP, 12/13/14)

2014        Dec 30, In New Jersey police officers shot and killed Jerame Reid in Bridgeton after they pulled him over for running a stop sign. A video showed Reid stepping out of a Jaguar with his hands raised about shoulder level as an officer pulled a handgun from the glove compartment.
    (SFC, 1/22/15, p.A6)

2015        Apr 1, New Jersey prominent Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez (61) was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from longtime friend Florida eye Dr. Salomon Melgen in exchange for a stream of political favors.
    (AP, 4/2/15)(SFC, 10/17/17, p.A5)

2015        May 1, In New Jersey a judge unsealed indictments against Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly, former aides to Gov. Chris Christie, for causing a traffic jam in Fort Lee in September, 2013. Baroni and Kelly were charged with nine counts including conspiracy to commit fraud. On March 29, 2017 Kelly (44) was sentenced to 18 months in prison and Baroni (45) to two years. In 2017 David Wildstein, who masterminded the scheme, received three years of probation after his testimony helped convict Kelly and Baroni.
    (SFC, 5/2/15, p.A4)(SFC, 3/30/17, p.A7)(SFC, 7/13/17, p.A6)

2015        May 23, Mathematician John Nash (b.1928), a Nobel Prize winner who inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind," was killed in a car crash along with his wife (82) in New Jersey. They were in a taxi cab whose driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail.
    (Reuters, 5/24/15)(Econ, 5/30/15, p.90)

2015        Jun 24, In the northeast US a fast moving storm hit Connecticut, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania overnight leaving two people dead and nearly 400,000 customers without power.
    (SFC, 6/25/15, p.A6)

2015        Jun 25, Todd West (22) of Elizabeth, NJ, went on a shooting spree in New Jersey killing 3 people. He then fled to Pennsylvania where he killed 3 more people on July 5. He was arrested on July 6 and was charged with 7 murders including the fatal shooting on May 18, in Elizabeth, of his cousin Michael Tompkins (29).
    (http://tinyurl.com/o6q6kfx)(SFC, 7/10/15, p.A7)

2015        Jun 30, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that he is running for president making him the 14 official GOP contender.
    (SFC, 7/1/15, p.A5)

2015        Jul 27, In New Jersey ATM employees forgot a bag of $150,000 outside a business in Mahwah. On July 29 police arrested Alton Harvey (42), who purchased a new Chevrolet Tahoe with money from the bag of cash just hours after it was left behind. Suspect Jamar Bludson (35) was reported arrested on Aug 13.
    (SFC, 8/1/15, p.A4)(SFC, 8/13/15, p.A6)

2015        Dec 15, In New Jersey three men were charged in a computer hacking and spamming scheme that federal prosecutors said compromised the personal information of 60 million people and netted more than $2 million in profits.
    (SFC, 12/16/15, p.A6)

2016        Feb 18, In New Jersey Arkadiy Dubovoy (51), a resident of Alpharetta, Georgia, admitted he participated in an international hacking scheme that prosecutors said used stolen news releases to make $30 million in profits. He was one of nine people arrested in the US and Ukraine who were described as computer hackers or stock traders.
    (AP, 2/18/16)

2016        Mar 2, In New Jersey Rafal Kaldon (38), accused of beating Norbert Nowak to death at a disco in Poland in August, 1996, was arrested.
    (AP, 3/3/16)
2016        Mar 2, New Jersey newspapers called for the resignation of Gov. Chris Christie over his endorsement of Donald Trump for president.
    (SFC, 3/3/16, p.A4)

2016        Jun 7, The last major primaries of the 2016 White House race kicked off in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota hours after US delegate counts showed Hillary Clinton clinching the Democratic nomination.
    (AP, 6/7/16)(SFC, 6/8/16, p.A1)

2016        Jul 1, In New Jersey Local 54 of the Unite-Here union walked off the job at the Carl Icahn-owned Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic city.
    (SFC, 7/5/16, p.A5)

2016        Jul 30, In New Jersey Franklin Osgood (61), a former police officer in Providence, R.I., shot and killed himself following a highway chase with state authorities. His wife, Mary Jo Osgood, was found dead in the vehicle’s trunk.
    (SFC, 8/1/16, p.A5)

2016        Aug 3, In New Jersey the 26-year-old Trump Taj Majal in Atlantic City said it will close after Labor Day eliminating some 3,000 jobs. Current owner Carl Icahn said he could no longer support the casino which was losing millions each month.
    (SFC, 8/4/16, p.A5)

2016        Sep 11, Miss America 2017 was crowned in Atlantic City, New Jersey, this evening in a live televised event on ABC. Savvy Shields, currently Miss Arkansas, won the event.

2016        Sep 19, Ahmad Khan Rahami (Rahimi), an Afghan-born American suspect (28) wanted in connection with Sept. 17 bombings in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody after being wounded in a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey.
    (AFP, 9/19/16)(SFC, 10/14/16, p.A6)(SFC, 10/17/17, p.A7)

2016        Nov 5, In New Jersey two children and a woman were fatally stabbed at a home in Newark. Three others were injured.
    (SSFC, 11/6/16, p.A10)

2016        Nov 9, The New Jersey Local Finance Board voted to take over the governmental functions of Atlantic City, half a billion dollars in debt, after the state government rejected a proposed five-year financial turnaround plan.
    (SFC, 11/10/16, p.A7)

2016        Dec 12, In New Jersey Adele Dunlap, the oldest person in America, turned 114.
    (SFC, 12/14/16, p.A5)

2017        Jan 22, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police said they have arrested Alesandel Rodriguez of New Jersey for avoiding tolls nearly 900 times owing unpaid fees of more than $56,000. An investigation found some 888 violations.
    (SFC, 1/23/17, p.A5)

2017        Mar 14, Winter Storm Stella dumped snow and sleet across the northeastern United States, forcing airlines to ground flights and schools to cancel classes. Airlines canceled about 5,700 flights across the United States. Airports in New York, Boston, Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia were hit the hardest.
    (AP, 3/14/17)(AFP, 3/14/17)

2017        May 15, In New Jersey a Learjet 35 crashed into a building near Teterboro Airport killing two crew members.
    (SFC, 5/16/17, p.A5)

2017        Jun 27, The partial remains of New Jersey nightclub manager Jennifer Londono (31) were found in the Red Hook Channel in Brooklyn. On July 6 Raphael Lobos, her boyfriend, was arrested after authorities found him using her credit cards.
    (SSFC, 7/9/17, p.A7)

2017        Jul 4, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a deal to end the state’s budget impasse that had shuttered state parks and beaches for three days.
    (SFC, 7/5/17, p.A5)(Econ 7/8/17, p.21)

2017        Jul 6, In New Jersey fans of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort took home pieces of the former casino, built at a cost of $1.2 billion, before it is gutted to make way for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Hard Rock bought the shuttered casino for $50 million last March.
    (SFC, 7/7/17, p.A4)

2017        Jul 21, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students.
    (SSFC, 7/23/17, p.A6)

2017        Aug 10, In New Jersey retired police Officer Jon Campbell (48) pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $100,000 from the police union to buy time shares in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean and to make other purchases.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y7nlbok5)(SFC, 8/14/17, p.A4)

2017        Sep 4, Boston police arrested Francisco Carlos Ramires (20) and two other men. He was also wanted in connection with several assaults in Boston, where he used the alias Carlos Campos-Cutone. The suspected member of a violent Central American gang was also wanted in connection with an August 25 homicide in New Jersey.
    (AP, 9/5/17)

2017        Sep 8, Country singer Troy Gentry (b.1967) of the Montgomery Gentry duo, died in a helicopter crash in Medford, NJ.
    (SSFC, 9/10/17 p.C10)

2017        Sep 18, New Jersey-based Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, said it has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season. The company said its stores will remain open for business as usual.
    (AP, 9/19/17)

2017        Oct 16, Ahmad Khan Rahami (Rahimi), an Afghan-born American suspect (28) jailed in connection with weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, was convicted on all eight charges related to planting two pressure-cooker bombs on NYC streets in Sept., 2016, that left 30 people injured.
    (SFC, 10/17/17, p.A7)

2017        Oct, New Jersey contractor James "Jaime" Lawson faced up to 10 years in prison after admitting this month to scamming more than 30 homeowners and employees of about $1.9 million following Superstorm Sandy. He was one of more than 200 people charged in New Jersey with $11 million worth of Sandy-related fraud in a list that continued to grow five years after the storm.
    (AP, 10/28/17)

2017        Nov 7, In New Jersey Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to succeed Gov. Chris Christie.
    (SFC, 11/8/17, p.A7)

2017        Nov 16, The US federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez (63) ended in a mistrial with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.
    (AP, 11/16/17)

2017        Dec 22, Dozens of former Miss Americas called on the leaders of the Atlantic City, NJ, pageant organization to step down in the wake of an email scandal in which CEO Sam Haskell and others used crass and vulgar terms to refer to past winners.
    (SFC, 12/23/17, p.A5)

2017        Dec 31, In New Jersey a teenager (16) fatally shot his parents, sister and a family friend just before midnight in Long Branch.
    (SFC, 1/2/18, p.A5)

2018        Jan 16, In New Jersey Phil Murphy (60), a former Wall Street executive and Obama administration diplomat, was sworn in as governor.
    (SFC, 1/17/18, p.A4)

2018        Jan 29, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order to put the state back into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
    (SFC, 1/30/18, p.A5)

2018        Feb 2, A US federal judge in New Jersey temporarily halted deportation proceedings against some 50 Indonesian Christians who are in the US illegally but seeking to gain legal status.
    (AP, 2/3/18)

2018        Feb 21, New Jersey’s new Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation setting aside about $7.5 million for family planning and women’s health.
    (SFC, 2/22/18, p.A4)

2018        Mar 7, The second winter storm within a week crept into New York and surrounding states. New York’s three major airlines reported a total of 1,431 canceled flights, about 40 percent of their normally scheduled flights. The governors of New Jersey and Pennsylvania declared states of emergency.
    (Reuters, 3/7/18)

2018        May 15, A violent spring storm left at least five people dead in the northeastern United States. The next morning more than 370,000 residents were without power in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, down from more than 600,000.
    (AP, 5/16/18)

2018        May 19, The Powerball jackpot of $315.3 million was won a Tayeb Souami (55), a South African immigrant living in Little Ferry, New Jersey.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ycjwtd28)(SSFC, 6/10/18, p.A7)

2018        Jun 13, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation to tighten already strict gun control laws.
    (SFC, 6/14/18, p.A5)

2018        Jun 17, In New Jersey gunfire early today at an annual all-night arts festival in Trenton left one person dead. Two people were arrested and the shooter (33) was fatally shot by police.
    (SFC, 6/18/18, p.A7)

2018        Jun, Sports betting began in New Jersey, generating $16.4 million in bets during its first two weeks.
    (AP, 7/18/18)

2018        Jul 24, Pablo Villavicencio, an Ecuadorean immigrant who was held for deportation after delivering pizza to a Brooklyn Army installation, walked out of a New Jersey immigration detention center house hours after a judge ordered his immediate release.
    (AP, 7/25/18)

2018        Aug 23, American composer George Walker (96) died in Montclair, NJ. He was the first black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for music (1996).
    (SFC, 8/29/18, p.D5)

2018        Sep 21, Fabrizio Stabile (29) of New Jersey died of a rare "brain-eating amoeba" after visiting the BSR Cable Park and Surf Resort in Waco, Texas. In 2019 his mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million.
    (SFC, 4/18/19, p.A5)

2018        Oct 3, New Jersey's Supreme Court dismissed more than 500 lawsuits against Hoffman-LaRoche, maker of the acne drug Acutane, saying warning labels that the drug is associated with inflammatory bowel disease, were adequate.
    (SFC, 10/4/18, p.A5)

2018        Oct 24, In New Jersey the Wannaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation said another child has died of adenovirus, bringing the death toll to seven in the viral outbreak.
    (SFC, 10/25/18, p.A5)

2018        Nov 29, New Jersey technology executive Paul Caneiro (51) was charged with killing his brother and the brother's family over a business dispute, and then setting fire to their Colts Neck mansion and then his own house in an attempt to cover up the crimes.
    (SFC, 11/30/18, p.A5)

2019        Jan 14, In New Jersey gunman William Owens (39) entered a UPS processing facility and took two women hostage in Logan Township. He was fatally shot by law officers. Nobody else was hurt.
    (SFC, 1/15/19, p.A4)

2019        Feb 13, The Archdiocese of New Jersey released a list of 63 Roman Catholic clergy members that it said have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors dating back to 1940.
    (SFC, 2/14/19, p.A6)

2019        Mar 18, US federal authorities said 1 million pounds (0.45 million kg) of pork products allegedly smuggled from China have been seized at a New Jersey port. Officials feared the meat could be contaminated with African swine fever virus, which has killed more than a million pigs in China.
    (AP, 3/18/19)

2019        Apr 17, Marc Lamparello (37) of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, was arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters. A Manhattan judge later found Lamparello mentally unfit for trial. On April 17, 2020, Lamparello died by suicide. He had been released from a secure psychiatric hospital in March because of the spread of the coronavirus.
    (AP, 4/18/19)(AP, 4/23/20)

2019        Jun 3, A New Jersey appellate court upheld a ruling that denies pension benefits to former judge Stephen Thompson (72), who served a federal prison term for having sex with a boy in Russia and bringing back a tape of the act.
    (AP, 6/4/19)

2019        Jun 17, New Jersey sentenced William "Billy" Gangemi to two years' probation for his role in a conspiracy to smuggle wildlife in the scheme that involved hiding rare turtles in candy wrappers or socks and shipping them overseas. South Carolina ringleader Steven Verren Baker, Matt Kail and Joseph Logan Brooks previously were each sentenced to prison in the scheme.
    (AP, 6/18/19)

2019        Jul 6, Jeffrey Epstein, a New York financier long accused of molesting dozens of girls, was arrested at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey after arriving by private jet from Paris. He was charged with one count of sex trafficking and one count of conspiracy to to commit sex trafficking.
    (SSFC, 7/7/19, p.A15)

2019        Jul 23, Storms broke the heat in the US Northeast and Midwest but also knocked out power to thousands in Michigan and New Jersey and caused flash flooding in some areas of NYC.
    (AP, 7/23/19)

2019        Aug 26, Newark, New Jersey, announced a plan to cut the time it will take to replace pipes that are causing elevated lead levels in drinking water. The city will borrow $120 million an reduce pipline work to under 30 months.
    (SFC, 8/27/19, p.A4)

2019        Sep 4, The FBI arrested New Jersey man, Rubbin Sarpong, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He was part of a complex and brazen fraud that swindled more than 30 people out of about $2.1 (£1.71) million and led one woman to commit suicide. The scheme was run by two people in New Jersey and their associates in Ghana.
    (The Independent, 9/6/19)

2019        Oct 3, In New Jersey Frank Gilliam Jr. (49), the mayor of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, admitting he defrauded a youth basketball club he had founded out of $87,000.
    (AP, 10/3/19)

2019        Oct 4, In New Jersey Marty Small, the Atlantic City Council president, became acting mayor, a day after Frank Gilliam Jr., a fellow Democrat, admitted stealing $87,000 from a youth basketball club he founded, and resigned.
    (AP, 10/5/19)

2019        Oct 29, Dr. Michael Schloss died as his small plane crashed this morning in the Colonia section of Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City.
    (AP, 10/30/19)

2019        Nov 20, In New Jersey Michael Tennant (10), who was shot at a high school game between Pleasantville and Camden on Nov. 15, died. Charges against the suspected gunman were upgraded to murder.
    (SFC, 11/21/19, p.A4)

2019        Dec 10, In New Jersey a police officer, three bystanders and two killers all died in an attack that targeted a Jewish market in Jersey City. The shooting began near a cemetery, where Detective Joseph Seals, a 40-year-old member of a unit devoted to taking illegal guns off the street, was killed while trying to stop “bad guys." The two killers had apparently been followers of the Black Hebrew Israelites — a fringe group whose members have been known to rail against white people and Jew. The attackers were later identified as David N. Anderson 47) and Francine Graham (50) — both of them also prime suspects in the slaying of a livery driver found dead in a car trunk in nearby Bayonne over the weekend.
    (AP, 12/11/19)(AP, 12/12/19)

2020        Jan 1, More than 92,000 Jewish people congregated at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to celebrate the reading of the entire Talmud in an event called Siyum HaShas, drawing a significant security presence after recent anti-Semitic attacks in the area.
    (AP, 1/1/20)

2020        Jan 12, In New Jersey a massive fire engulfed many buildings in Bound Brook late today, causing more than 100 residents to be evacuated and leaving around 3,000 people without power.
    (Reuters, 1/13/20)

2020        Jan 13, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., announced that he is suspending his presidential campaign. Booker said multiple factors had contributed to his conclusion that he had no chance to win the Democratic nomination.
    (Yahoo News, 1/13/20)

2020        Jan 16, Inmate Jonathan Watson (41) clubbed two men in the head at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in the central city of Corcoran. Prisoner David Bobb (48) died that day. Graham De Luis-Conti (62) died three days later at a hospital. Both were serving life sentences for aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14.
    (AP, 2/20/20)

2020        Jan, New Jersey became the 2nd US state to adopt legislation outlawing all nicotine vaping liquids other than those flavored to taste like tobacco.
    (SFC, 2/20/20, p.A5)

2020        Feb 24, Firefighters from federal and New Jersey agencies battled a forest fire for a second day in a popular hiking area that is crossed by the Appalachian Trail and a major interstate highway.
    (AP, 2/24/20)

2020        Mar 5, New Jersey confirmed its first case of coronavirus, a man (32) who had been hospitalized just across the Hudson River from New York City.
    (Bloomberg, 3/5/20)

2020        Mar 15, New Jersey reported its second death from the coronavirus, The state has 69 positive tests, up from 50 the day before.
    (Bloomberg, 3/15/20)

2020        Mar 21, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he will sign an executive order requiring all “nonessential" businesses closed to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
    (Bloomberg, 3/21/20)

2020        Apr 1, In New Jersey 267 have died from the coronavirus.
    (ABC News, 4/1/20)

2020        Apr 5, The death toll in New Jersey has so far reached 846 with 34,124 positive cases of the coronavirus. Ravinder Bhalla, the mayor of Hoboken, announced in a statement that all employees of essential businesses still operating in the city are now required to wear face covers or masks while working.
    (ABC News, 4/5/20)

2020        Apr 8, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy reported 275 new fatalities due to the coronavirus. Cases rose by 7% to 47,437.
    (Bloomberg, 4/8/20)
2020        Apr 8, Virus-related deaths reached new highs in New York and New Jersey for the second straight day, even as other figures suggested that the outbreak in those states was beginning to slow. The US saw a record 1,922 coronavirus deaths.
    (NY Times, 4/9/20)(The Week, 4/9/20)(Bloomberg, 4/8/20)
2020        Apr 8, New Jersey and Virginia joined at least 15 other states in delaying their primaries amid the coronavirus pandemic so election officials can make preparations to address public health concerns and deal with a poll worker shortage brought on by the outbreak.
    (AP, 4/9/20)

2020        Apr 11, New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy announced that another 251 people had died due to the coronavirus. The statewide total of cases reached 58,151 with 2,183 deaths.
    (NY Times, 4/12/20)
2020        Apr 11, John Horton Conway (b.1937), English mathematician, died of comp0lications from COVID-19 in New Jersey. He made contributions to many branches of recreational mathematics, most notably the invention of the cellular automaton called the Game of Life.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Horton_Conway)(Econ, 4/25/20, p.82)

2020        Apr 13, Police in New Jersey discovered 17 bodies piled inside the nursing home in Andover in a small morgue intended to hold no more than four people. The 17 were among 68 recent deaths linked to the long-term care facility, Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center I and II. Of those who died, 26 people had tested positive for the coronavirus.
    (NY Times, 4/16/20)

2020        Apr 16, In New Jersey deaths due to the coronavirus have more than doubled in a week, to more than 3,500.
    (AP, 4/16/20)

2020        Apr 18, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said new coronavirus cases increased by less than 10% for a 12th straight day -- 3,026 for a total of 81,420. The 231 additional fatalities followed four straight days of more than 300 deaths. Deaths have passed 4,000.
    (Bloomberg, 4/18/20)

2020        May 7, The US Supreme Court threw out the convictions of two political insiders involved in New Jersey’s “Bridgegate" scandal, saying that “not every corrupt act by state or local officials is a federal crime." Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were convicted of fraud and conspiracy for scheming in 2013 to change the traffic flow onto the George Washington Bridge between New York City and New Jersey to artificially create gridlock in New Jersey’s Fort Lee. The traffic change came after Fort Lee’s mayor declined to endorse Christie.
    (AP, 5/7/20)

2020        Jun 23, Martins Friday Inalegwu and Steincy Mathieu both of Maple Shade, New Jersey, were charged with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. The couple helped run an international romance scam that used bogus profiles on dating websites to woo dozens of victims into giving up more than $6 million.
    (AP, 6/24/20)

2020        Jun 24, The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced that visitors from states with high coronavirus infection rates must self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival.
    (Reuters, 6/24/20)

2020        Jun 26, The Federal Trade Commission approved Eldorado Resorts Inc acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corp. The $17.3 billion buyout will create the world's biggest casino company. In July New Jersey regulators agreed to the deal.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldorado_Resorts)(SSFC, 7/19/20, p.D1)

2020        Jun 27, Princeton University announced plans to remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school because of his segregationist views, reversing a decision the Ivy League school made four years ago to retain the name. Wilson served as governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. He then served as the 28th US president from 1913 to 1921, supported segregation and imposed it on several federal agencies not racially divided up to that point. He also barred Black students from Princeton while serving as university president and spoke approvingly of the Ku Klux Klan.
    (AP, 6/27/20)

2020        Jul 2, In New Jersey casinos reopened in Atlantic City  following a 108-day closure due to the coronavirus. Gamblers wore facemasks and di without smoking and drinking.
    (SFC, 7/3/20, p.A9)

2020        Jul 19, A gunman shot the son of a federal judge at her home in New Jersey. Esther Salas, was home at the time of the shooting at her residence in North Brunswick, N.J., but was not injured. Her son, Daniel Anderl, a college student, died in the shooting and her husband, Mark Anderl, was injured. On July 20 self-described "anti-feminist" lawyer Roy Den Hollander, was found dead. He has been identified as the "primary subject" suspected in the fatal shooting of Anderl.
    (NY Times, 7/20/20)(The Week, 7/21/20)

2020        Aug 14, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said NJ will mail a ballot to every voter in the state for November's elections, as well as hold in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Reuters, 8/14/20)

2020        Sep 1, Fabiana Pierre-Louis (40) was sworn in as the first Black female justice for the New Jersey Supreme Court.

2020        Sep 2, In New Jersey Karim Elkorany (37), who worked as a telecommunications specialist in Iraq, was arrested on two counts of making false statements to the FBI. The former UN official was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several women.
    (AP, 9/2/20)
2020        Sep 2, In New Jersey Princeton Univ. Pres. Christopher Eisgruber issued an open letter admitting that the school's educational system is and for decades has been racist.
    (SSFC, 9/20/20, p.A8)

2020        Sep 13, In New Jersey two people were killed and at least six others are injured following a shooting early today outside a house party near a popular housing area for Rutgers University students.
    (The Independent, 9/13/20)

2020        Sep 17, New Jersey officials agreed to make the state one of the first to adopt a so-called millionaires tax to alleviate shortfalls caused by the pandemic. Gov. Philip Murphy said the tax would help make up shortfalls caused by the pandemic.
    (NY Times, 9/18/20)

2020        Sep 18, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that seeks to curb new sources of pollution, including sewage treatment plants, landfills and incinerators that have affected certain communities more than others.
    (Reuters, 9/18/20)

2020        Oct 10, Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he has been discharged from a New Jersey hospital where he spent a week, following his announcement that he had contracted the coronavirus.
    (AP, 10/10/20)

2020        Oct 12, It was reported that Nicholas Beauchene (26), a US postal worker in New Jersey, has been arrested after he threw almost 2,000 pieces of mail, including election ballots, in dumpsters. Some 1,875 pieces of mail were recovered, including 600 first-class items and 99 ballots for November's election.
    (AP, 10/12/20)

2020        Oct 20, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut urged their residents to not travel between the three states as the US Northeast sees a rise in COVID-19 cases.
    (Reuters, 10/20/20)

2020        Nov 3, New Jersey, South Dakota and Arizona voted to legalize recreational marijuana.
    (NY Times, 11/4/20)

2020        Nov 4, New Jersey released more than 2,200 inmates to reduce the risks of infection in crowded prisons.
    (NY Times, 11/5/20)

2020        Nov 5, In New Jersey former guard Dante McCluney and two others stole more than $1.7 million from an armored car parked outside Bally's casino in Atlantic City.
    (SFC, 11/26/20, p.A6)

2020        Nov 16, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced stricter capacity restrictions for both indoor and outdoor gatherings as more US states took steps to combat the latest coronavirus surge.
    (Reuters, 11/16/20)

2021        Jan 29, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he has named a former state comptroller as an independent investigator into allegations that inmates in a state women's prison were beaten and sexually assaulted by corrections officers, adding that a criminal investigation is underway.
    (AP, 1/29/21)

2021        Jan 30, In northern New Jersey a huge fire engulfed a recycling plant overnight and raged as firefighters battled flames, wind and frigid cold that turned the water from their hoses into treacherous ice. Officials warned it could burn for days.
    (AP, 1/30/21)

2021        Feb 4, New Jersey officials said a female inmate was punched 28 times and pepper-sprayed when guards attacked her and at least five other women in January, bringing misconduct charges against three male prison guards at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.
    (AP, 2/4/21)

2021        Feb 6, It was reported that a Nabisco plant in New Jersey will close for good by summer's end after 63 years of operation, leaving as many as 600 people without jobs.
    (AP, 2/6/21)

2021        Feb 17, In New Jersey the shuttered Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City was demolished by implosion.
    (SFC, 2/18/21, p.A5)

2021        Feb 22, New Jersey became the 14th states where marijuana is legal for recreational use. Legislation decriminalizes the use or possession of up to six ounces of cannabis, ending an era of disproportionate arrests in communities of color. Sales are probably months away.
    (NY Times, 2/22/21)

2021        Mar 16, Public health experts in several states warned that coronavirus cases were rising in several new hot spots after weeks of declining coronavirus infections, deaths, and hospitalizations. Numbers have risen in Michigan, Minnesota, Maryland, and New Jersey. New coronavirus cases have stopped falling in New York City and neighboring counties despite ramped up vaccination efforts.
    (The Week, 3/17/21)

2021        Mar 17, Sean Lannon (47) was arrested in St Louis, Missouri driving the stolen car of his alleged New Jersey victim, Michael Dabkowski. Lannon said Dabkowski had sexually abused him as a child. Lannon soon claimed responsibility for 15 killings in New Mexico.
    (The Independent, 3/20/21)

2021        Mar 28, A year after becoming a global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, New York and New Jersey were back atop the list of US states with the highest rates of infection. New Jersey has been reporting about 647 new cases for every 100,000 residents over the past 14 days. New York has averaged 548.
    (AP, 3/28/21)

2021        Mar 29, The Biden administration said it was taking the first steps toward signing off on a massive wind farm off the New Jersey coast as part of a push to produce enough electricity to power more than 10 million homes by 2030.
    (AP, 3/29/21)

2021        Apr 6, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania together reported 44% of the nation's new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 new cases, in the latest available seven-day period.
    (AP, 4/6/21)

2021        Apr 8, It was reported that New Jersey and women incarcerated in the state's only women's prison have reached a nearly $21 million settlement over longstanding allegations of abuse and harassment at the facility.
    (AP, 4/8/21)

2021        Apr 27, New Jersey serial killer Richard Cottingham (74) pleaded guilty to killing Mary Ann Pryor (17) and Lorraine Marie Kelly (16) in August, 1974. Cottingham has claimed he was responsible for up to 100 deaths, but authorities have linked to only 11 so far.
    (SFC, 4/28/21, p.A3)

2021        May 22, At least two people were killed and 12 others wounded in a mass shooting at a family house party in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Kevin K Dawkins (36) was soon arrested on weapons offenses.
    (AP, 5/23/21)(AP, 5/24/21)

2021        May 23, It was reported that Rhode Island has become the eighth US state where 70 percent of the adult population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Vermont also have reached the milestone.
    (NY Times, 5/24/21)

2021        Jun 29, The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of a consortium of energy companies including Enbridge Inc seeking to seize land owned by New Jersey to build a federally approved natural gas pipeline despite the state's objections. Hurdles remained for the $1 billion project.
    (Reuters, 6/29/21)
2021        Jun 29, It was reported that New Jersey’s prison system will begin housing inmates based on gender identity, the result of a 2019 lawsuit filed by a transgender woman who said she was forced to live in men’s prisons for a year and a half. The new policy goes into effect July 1.
    (AP, 6/29/21)

2021        Jul 29, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a bill establishing a universal home nurse visitiation program for newborns, part of a broader plab to reduce the state's high maternal mortality rate.
    (SFC, 7/30/21, p.A4)

2021        Aug 6, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a requirement that kindergarten through 12th-grade students wear masks when public schools open in the fall.
    (Reuters, 8/6/21)

2021        Aug 7, Dennis “Dee Tee" Thomas (70), a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang known for such hits as “Celebration" and “Get Down On It," died in New Jersey.
    (AP, 8/8/21)

2021        Aug 22, Tropical Storm Henri battered the Northeast US with fierce winds and torrential rain, knocking out power in most of coastal Rhode Island, forcing evacuations in Connecticut, stranding dozens of motorists in New Jersey and shattering rainfall records in New York City.
    (NY Times, 8/23/21)

2021        Sep 1, Remnants of Hurricane Ida barreled into the New York City region, killing at least 46 people, including 25 in New Jersey.   
    (Reuters, 9/2/21)(Reuters, 9/3/21)

2021        Sep 4, Robert Schiffmann (86), microwave expert, died in New Jersey. He realized the potential of microwave ovens when he observed one heat up a sandwich in the 1960s and became one of the technology’s leading experts, developing products and processes to expand its abilities.
    (NY Times, 10/6/21)

2021        Sep 6, US President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in New Jersey, days after Hurricane Ida caused intense flooding that killed dozens in the US Northeast. New Jersey has reported at least 27 confirmed storm deaths and four people missing.
    (Reuters, 9/6/21)

2021        Oct 6, New Jersey man Khalil Wheeler-Weaver (25), who used dating apps to lure and kill three women five years ago, was sentenced to 160 years in prison. His trial revealed that friends of one victim did their own detective work on social media to ferret out the suspect.
    (AP, 10/6/21)

2021        Nov 2, In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, won a surprisingly close race.
    (NY Times, 11/3/21)

2021        Nov 10, Former New Jersey gym owner Scott Fairlamb, who was the first person to plead guilty to assaulting a police officer during the attack on the Capitol in January, was sentenced to 41 months in prison, the most severe punishment given so far to any of the more than 650 people charged in the riot.
    (NY Times, 11/10/21)

2021        Nov 11, Medical research software mogul Glen de Vries, who flew to space last month with actor William Shatner aboard a rocketship operated by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, died in a small plane crash in New Jersey.
    (Reuters, 11/12/21)

2021        Nov 17, The US Justice Department said a federal jury in New Jersey has convicted three El Salvadoran nationals in the international criminal gang MS-13 of murder and racketeering offenses.
    (Reuters, 11/17/21)

2021        Dec 3, Nebraska's state's health department said six cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been found, marking the sixth US state with confirmed cases.. New Jersey, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah each reported their first cases of the Omicron variant.
    (Reuters, 12/3/21)

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