Judy Blume's New Book (!) Is About a Plane Crash Mystery in New Jersey

Judy Blume, tween whisperer and the only other Judy who can judge you, has a new book coming out in June 2015! People has the details: In the Unlikely Event is for Adults, not the Deenie set, and it "takes as its backdrop a series of real-life plane crashes that occurred in late 1951 and early 1952 in Elizabeth, New… » 12/15/14 2:15pm 12/15/14 2:15pm

Judge Says 'Ex-Gay' Therapists Must Pay, Texas GOP Doubles Down

The Texas Republican Party has written support for "ex-gay" conversion therapy into their party platform at the same time as a judge in New Jersey has ruled that organisations and therapists who use the discredited techniques may be held financially liable for psychological damage done to patients. » 6/09/14 8:59pm 6/09/14 8:59pm

NJ High School Sweethearts Finally Get Marriage License After 40 Years

Look, it’s not always easy to be proud of New Jersey. Until Monday, the state had two undisputedly awesome things, really: blueberries and saltwater taffy (and saltwater taffy isn’t really that awesome). Maybe Bruce Springsteen, depending on your tolerance for another generation’s music icon. Thanks to Superior Court… » 10/25/13 10:00am 10/25/13 10:00am

Your BFF Cory Booker Easily Won the New Jersey Senate Primary

Cory Booker just locked down the Democratic nomination for one of New Jersey's United States Senate seats. With the vote still being counted, the AP projected a win by Booker, who had a wide lead over his nearest challenger, Representative Frank Pallone. Come October, it's most likely buh-bye Newark, and hello Mr.… » 8/13/13 9:30pm 8/13/13 9:30pm

Sentimental Couple Gets Married at a New Jersey IKEA

If Wal-Mart just isn't your thing, rest assured that you can officially get married at an IKEA, right between your favorite EXPEDIT bookcase and that pair of FÖRTJUST candlesticks you've been coveting, which will definitely find a home on top of your TORSBY dining room table. Better yet, you can get married at the… » 6/10/13 12:20pm 6/10/13 12:20pm

White Girls Club Just "Got Out Of Hand," Says Oblivious Mom of Racist

On March 14th, a number of students came into Franklin High School in Somerset County, New Jersey, wearing a T-shirt that read "White Girls Club celebrates Pi Day.” The club, allegedly started by eight friends and having exponentially grown since (including students from nearby schools) thanks to social media, has… » 5/11/13 5:30pm 5/11/13 5:30pm

New Jersey Mayor Wrote Hilariously Unromantic Poetry to Mistress

East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser is currently the subject of a discrimination suit that stems from a long-term extramarital affair he was having with his research assistant. But things weren't always so bleak for the high-minded Bowser. During the affair, he would write the assistant, Corletta Hicks, romantic poetry… » 5/05/13 1:50pm 5/05/13 1:50pm

NJ Middle School Makes Straps on Semi-Formal Dresses Mandatory

In Readington, New Jersey, there's been a kerfuffle over the 8th grade dinner dance. Not a fun "Oh my God, Brian asked you?! But he's a total stoner, Marissa!" kind of kerfuffle, but the kind that requires girls to have at least one strap on their formal dresses so as "not to distract the boys." (That was the initial… » 5/04/13 12:30pm 5/04/13 12:30pm