Mike Catalini, Associated Press Published 9:40 am CST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Mikie Sherrill gives her acceptance speech, winning for the Democrats a seat held by Republicans for more than 30 years, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Parsippany, N.J. Sherrill defeated Republican candidate, state Assemblyman Jay Webber in the 11th District. (Bob Karp/The Daily Record via AP) less Mikie Sherrill gives her acceptance speech, winning for the Democrats a seat held by Republicans for more than 30 years, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Parsippany, N.J. Sherrill defeated Republican candidate, state ... more Photo: Bob Karp, AP U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez celebrates his re-election in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, while Gov. Phil Murphy stands at right. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez celebrates his re-election in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, while Gov. Phil Murphy stands at … [Read more...] about NJ gets bluer: Democrats pick up 3 seats, Menendez holds on
In order to alleviate a staffing shortage plaguing NJ Transit, the transportation agency issued a call for locomotive engineer candidates, a move they said has been a success after thousands of applications were received in hopes of restoring the railroad to a full level of trained engineers. “We are thrilled by the interest of these applicants in working with NJ Transit as we restore our railroad to its place as a national leader in public transportation. The results have surpassed our expectations,” said NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett. “So far, the quality and talent of the applicant pool is very high, and we are excited to begin interviewing and training the first of these applicants to join our team of professionals.” According to NJ Transit, more than 5,000 applications for training and employment have been received by candidates interested in becoming locomotive engineers. The agency says that human resources professionals are currently … [Read more...] about ‘Overwhelming Success’: NJ Transit’s Call for Locomotive Engineers Results in Thousands of Applicants
NJ Transit trains are experiencing delays up to 30 minutes in and out of Penn Station New York because of a disabled Amtrak track equipment in the North Tube of the Hudson River Tunnel. The LIRR is running on or close to schedule, however, it is warning of possible delays and cancellations. … [Read more...] about NJ Transit Trains Delayed Up to 30 Minutes Due to Amtrak Issue in Tunnel
A 10th child has died at a medical center hit by a viral outbreak, the New Jersey Department of Health said late Wednesday. Nine other children at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Passaic County have died recently after being exposed to an adenovirus outbreak at the center. A total of 27 children have been sickened in this outbreak, the Department of Health said. A staff member at the facility, who has since recovered, also became ill as part of the outbreak. The New Jersey Department of Health said additional laboratory tests confirmed the additional cases. Top News Photos: Families Bury Victims of Synagogue Shooting Joe Raedle/Getty Images The medical center has been grappling with a “severe outbreak” of adenovirus, a family of viruses that can otherwise cause mild illness, according to the state's Department of Health. The facility has been instructed not to admit any new patients until the outbreak ends and they are in full … [Read more...] about 10th Child Dies at NJ Medical Facility After Viral Outbreak: Health Dept.
Riders on NJ Transit's Monday night "horror train," which lost power and went dark for two hours, were not too keen on an angry woman's decision to argue with a conductor. The Montclair-Boonton Line train left New York City's Penn Station at 6:10 p.m. and got stuck east of Newark at around 6:25 p.m. The stalled train was carrying about 1,000 people who were prevented from leaving while engineers worked to remedy the situation. While many passengers complained of packed conditions and steamed windows on social media, one woman decided to lash out at a conductor who was simply following orders not to let anyone leave the train. Instead of getting support from other aggravated riders, the woman's outburst was eventually filmed as other passengers pointed out how rude, insulting and childish her behavior was. At one point, a passenger asked for the conductor's name so that he could report how well she had handled the unidentified woman's disrespectful treatment. (Note: Video … [Read more...] about NJ Transit riders back conductor in video of woman’s tirade