New Jersey

New Jersey voters grumble at makeshift polling stations

A woman leaves an election booth in Hoboken, where ballots were cast amid hurricane debris. Photo: EPA

Impatient New Jersey voters queued up amid rubble and rotting rubbish left by superstorm Sandy as US presidential election officials scrambled to open makeshift polling stations on time.

Wednesday, 7 November, 2012, 4:10am

Superstorm Sandy slams New Jersey's struggling housing market

Hurricane Sandy left a trail of shattered homes in New Jersey. Some had only just been rebuilt after Hurricane Irene. Photo: Bloomberg

Cody Buck rebuilt his home in Sayreville, New Jersey, after Hurricane Irene knocked it down last year. A week ago, Buck showed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie how superstorm Sandy had destroyed the house again.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

Race to find housing for Sandy victims as new storm approaches

Residents in the Rockaway neighbourhood of Queens keep warm by lighting a fire in the street after their homes were damaged by superstorm Sandy. Photo: AFP

With power slowly returning to New York and New Jersey and emergency fuel being rushed into the region, authorities have a potentially bigger problem in the wake of superstorm Sandy - where to house the tens of thousands of people whose homes are no longer habitable.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Rock concert for Sandy victims raises US$23m

New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi performs at the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert. Photo: AP

The US network NBC said its benefit concert for superstorm Sandy victims drew nearly US$23 million in donations to the American Red Cross.

Friday's hour-long telethon included performances by artists native to the areas hardest-hit by Sandy, including New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel, of New York's Long Island.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Iconic Jersey shore reels after Hurricane Sandy

The Funtime Pier in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, crumpled during the storm. Photos: AP

It is an American icon, the backdrop to 1,000 stories - where Tony Soprano's nightmares unfolded, where Snooki and The Situation brought reality TV to the ocean's edge, and where Bruce Springsteen conjured a world of love and loss with a girl named, incongruously, Sandy.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:14am

Rolling Stones confirm 50th anniversary gigs

The Stones at a 50th anniversary exhibition in July. Photo: EPA

The Rolling Stones will rock the stage once again with four gigs in Britain and the United States to mark their 50th anniversary, the legendary British band has confirmed.

In a video released on Monday on the Stones' website and their Facebook page, frontman Mick Jagger, 69, and his three bandmates announced four dates in London and New Jersey, confirming widespread concert rumours

17 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

e-pal: United States

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Kasey Bush

Age 16

City New Jersey

Star sign Scorpio

I live in a rural area: the nearest mall is 45 minutes away, and the most popular club at school is the Future Farmers of America.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Detours: Red neck facelift

Few people heading to New York City think of visiting nearby New Jersey. The state's reputation is hardly appealing: a breeding ground of rock stars; home of 'Joisy girls', those gauche habitues of shopping malls; a giant suburban sprawl. But venture far enough into New Jersey and you find a world that upends all the cliches and late-night television comedic putdowns.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

e-pal

Name: Kasey Bush

Age: 16

Star sign: Scorpio

I live in southern New Jersey. It's a very rural area: the nearest mall is 45 minutes away, and the most popular club at school is the Future Farmers of America, which I'm glad to say I'm not a member of.

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Twelve Sharp

Twelve Sharp

by Janet Evanovich

Headline, HK$210

It's the same, but different. And therein lies the secret of Janet Evanovich's success. Twelve times she has used the same ingredients to cook up a hilarious, machine gun-paced crime caper featuring bounty hunter and doughnut devotee Stephanie Plum.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

MAKE A MEAL OF IT

1 Doggy on the First Studio Cafe: Flat B, 1/ F Prospect Mansion, 66-72 Paterson St, tel: 6102 2030

2 Moon House Dessert: G/F, 50-56 Paterson St, tel: 2882 3737

3 Cat Store: Shop 1, 1/F Kingston Building, 2-4 Kingston Rd, tel: 2710 9953

4 The WoodStone: Shop 3, 1/F Kingston Building, 2-4 Kingston St, tel: 2688 2680

5 May 2005 - 12:00am

Transport Department to launch trial re-routing scheme

Updated at 5.31pm: The Transport Department said on Wednesday it would launch a trial re-routing scheme at Paterson Street in Causeway Bay to alleviate the noise problems caused by a taxi queue which extends to Kingston Street.

A department spokesman said the scheme, which would be implemented from this Sunday, would include the following:

17 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

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Fake hand (medium/white): $38

Rubber masks: between $38 and $98

Vampire mask with cloak: $68

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20 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Political rivals talking rubbish

IT is difficult to think of New Jersey without thinking of New York City. The self-styled 'Garden State' does, after all, owe much of its economic base to its residents who work in the Big Apple and its businesses which make their money there.

6 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Rent row hits New York port

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will double the rents paid by two leading container shipping companies for hubs at Port Newark-Elizabeth, forcing the companies to considering moving elsewhere, the Newark, New Jersey, Star-Ledger reported.

20 May 1998 - 12:00am

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