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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# New Jersey

All time
# baby blues
Young Leinster fan doesn't take kindly to Isaac Boss ruining his new jersey
€50 for the home infants kit and Bossy cracks the permanent marker out.
# flashdance
Irish rugby star rocks Cardiff as part of surprise flash mob
Robin Copeland drops some fancy moves to help Cardiff Blues launch their new jersey.
# Farewell
Mourners and fans gather ahead of James Gandolfini funeral
Alec Baldwin, NJ Governor Chris Christie and dozens of ‘Sopranos’ actors amongst mourners.
# tributes
‘He was one of the greatest actors of this or any time’ – Sopranos creator David Chase
Everyone from the Governor of New Jersey to Lindsay Lohan has been paying tribute, following the untimely death of James Gandolfini.
# hanging out
Baggy trousers made illegal to save town from 'cracks'
The scourge of exposed bottoms prompted legislators to take action.
# Gastric Band
New Jersey governor Chris Christie reveals he had gastric band surgery
The Republican governor, tipped to run for the White House, insisted the measure was about ensuring he was there for his family in the future.
# Cover Boy
PIC: New Jersey governor hailed as 'The Boss' on TIME magazine cover
The outspoken Chris Christie literally dominates the front cover of the news magazine this week. It’s no Enda Kenny but it certainly catches the eye…
# superstorm sandy
Superstorm Sandy: Congress to vote on aid after stinging rebuke from governor
New Jersey governor Chris Christie pulled no punches in condemning “toxic internal politics” within his own Republican party.
# United States
New Jersey town posts armed police at every school
The town of Marlboro has posted armed police at every school on the restart of the academic year today.
# sports relief
NHL stars forget lock-out woes to compete in Hurricane Sandy fundraiser
Over 30 of North America’s finest ice hockey talents combined for heavy checks and generous cheques.
# Sandy
New Yorkers told to ration petrol
The city mayor signed the order in the hopes of reducing wait times at gas stations.
# hurricane sandy
Look at these Hurricane Sandy charity t-shirts
They’re a little unsettling, but all profits go towards relief efforts.
# United States
Snowstorm hits as US north-east recovers from Sandy
In New York and New Jersey, rain and heavy wind carried the potential to swamp homes again and toppled trees wrenched loose by Sandy.
# United States
New York, New Jersey set for second storm evacuation
Après chois, le déluge.
The Dredge: Which US politician needs Justin Bieber's help?
The best of this morning’s celebrity dirt…
# Sandy
Superstorm Sandy: At least 92 dead across 15 US states
More bodies are being found as police and firefighters search areas hit by the superstorm. The overall death toll is 163 people.
# Sandy
PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal
The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.
# Sandy
Shell confirms superstorm Sandy triggers oil spill
Company doesn’t specify amount of oil spilled but says it is located off New York City.
# Sandy
Death toll from superstorm Sandy passes 60 in US
President Barack Obama toured the New Jersey coastline yesterday, where he vowed to stay with flood victims “for the long haul”.
# Sandy
New Jersey governor postpones Halloween
Governor Chris Christie said it would both dangerous and imprudent to celebrate Halloween as the state struggles to deal with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris-playing pumpkins
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# fresh kit
New British and Irish Lions jersey unveiled... collars are back
The white embellishment returns for the first time since the successful tour to South Africa in 1997.
# superstorm
Transatlantic flights impacted by superstorm
Passengers have been advised to check with their airline before travelling to the airport.
# Shooting
Three dead, including gunman, in New Jersey supermarket shooting
The shooting took place two hours before the store opened while staff were stocking shelves.
# bada bing
Speeding fine or fine speeding? Coulthard tears up Lincoln Tunnel
New Jersey to Manhattan in less than a minute for the Scottish driver, who was promoting the 2013 USA Grand Prix.
# Quick Thinking
Girl grabs wheel when grandfather dies while driving
Twelve-year-old Miranda Bowman steered the pickup truck into trees.
# swastika
Plane flies swastika banner over New York and New Jersey
The banner was the work of the Raelian society, a UFO religion that wants the symbol to be rehabilitated.
# Pile On
The Devils you know: New Jersey shock New York Rangers to advance
The victors will face the L.A Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals after upsetting their much-fancied east coast neighbours.
# Missing
Man held over 1979 disappearance of New York schoolboy Etan Patz
The six-year-old’s disappearance while heading to school 33 years ago has never been solved.
# Discrimination
New Jersey woman: 'I was sacked from lingerie warehouse for being too hot'
Lauren Odes, 29, says she was dismissed from a temporary job because she dressed too provocatively for a warehouse.
# iNauseous
Video: Watch (if you can) a man embed magnets into skin to hold iPod
Not for the squeamish…
# It's for you
VIDEO: Nets fan gets hit by ball while texting
Scolding parents the world over will enjoy this ‘told you so’ moment from an NBA match
# Local Hero
Mayor of Newark rescues woman from burning building
Meet Cory Booker. Now THAT’S what we call a local politician.
# Potty Emergency!
New Jersey town averts crisis shortage of toilet paper
A political wrangle in Trenton meant councillors wouldn’t approve an order of paper products which includes toilet roll.
# Nice Try
US lottery winner must pay cheated co-workers $10m
The man had claimed he won the money on a personal ticket – but a jury disagreed.
# Leap Day
What are the odds: Mother and child both born on leap day
A New Jersey mother has beaten two million-to-one odds by giving birth to her daughter on her leap day birthday.
# whitney houston
Whitney Houston's funeral planned for church where she first sang
The invitation-only memorial service will be held on Saturday.
# Ouch
New Jersey cancels Patrick's Day parade for "dishonouring" the day
After 34 arrests at last year’s parade, the St Patrick’s Day parade in Hoboken, New Jersey has been cancelled. The mayor had criticised the “unacceptable” levels of property damage and crime on the day.
# Tragedy
Video: Devastation on US highway after plane crash kills five
A mother, father and two children were aboard the light aircraft that crashed near New York, as well as another man.