Jordan Maillot Sun, 09 Jan 2022 19:22:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Jordan Maillot 32 32 LIST | Sunday vehicle restrictions on New Jersey roads ahead of freezing rain; motorists urged to avoid unnecessary trips Sun, 09 Jan 2022 17:48:45 +0000 NEW JERSEY (WABC) – Vehicle restrictions that were put in place on New Jersey roads ahead of expected freezing rain on Sunday morning have been lifted.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation lifted the restriction on the movement of commercial vehicles at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities urged motorists to avoid unnecessary travel.

The restrictions included the following highways in both directions:

I-78, full length of the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)

I-80, running the length of the Pennsylvania border to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)

I-280, full length from I-80 to I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike)

I-287, the entire length of NJ Route 440 at the New York State border

NJ Route 440, from Outerbridge Crossing to I-287

The commercial vehicle movement restriction applies to:

All semi-trailers (exceptions listed in the administrative decree)

Empty CDL weighted upright trucks

Passenger vehicles pulling trailers

Recreational vehicles

This restriction DOES NOT APPLY to:

New Jersey Highway

The Garden State Walk

Atlantic City Freeway

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Patriot League Announces Women’s Basketball Recap Presented By PenFed Credit Union (1.8.22) Sun, 09 Jan 2022 03:24:19 +0000

At HOLY CRUSADERS (8-5, 2-0 PL) 64, LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (10-4, 2-1 PL) 53

The score of the box
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross beat defending Patriot League champions Lehigh (64-53) on Saturday night in Worcester.
* Junior fullback Avery LaBarbera recorded a career-high 30 points and 17 rebounds, while junior forward Oluchi Ezemma totaled 11 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.
* This was LaBarbera’s second 30-point performance in his college career, as it was the fourth consecutive double-double and sixth of the season.
* The Crusaders held the Mountain Hawks down to 53 points, their lowest point total this season.
* Lehigh’s senior forward Emma Grothaus (15) and senior guard Megan Walker (10) both scored in double digits.
* Grothaus added seven rebounds and two assists while Walker added four steals.
Summaries: Holy Cross | Lehigh


The score of the box
WEST POINT, NY – The Army West Point Black Knights improved to 2-1 in the league with a 66-63 victory over Colgate on Saturday afternoon.
* The Black Knights had a trio of double-digit players, including junior guard Hope Brown (16), senior guard Alisa Fallon (14) and junior forward Sabria Hunter (13).
* Hunter also had 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season and led all players with five steals.
* Army limited the Raiders to just nine points in the second quarter, edging Colgate, 20-9.
* Colgate finished with three players in double-digit points: first-year guard Morgan McMahon (24), second-year forward Tiasia McMillan (14) and first-year forward Sophia Diehl (10).
* McMahon’s 24 points mark a career high for the rookie. She also had five assists at the top of the team.
* Diehl added seven rebounds to his stat line while McMillan added six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Summaries: West Point Army | Colgate

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (6-6, 2-0 PL) 54 to NAVY HELPERS (4-10, 1-3 PL) 44

The score of the box
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Lafayette handed the Navy their third conference loss as the Leopards claimed a 54-44 victory on Saturday.
* The Leopards were led by four double-digit scoring players, including junior guard Jessica Booth (14), second year guard Makayla Andrews (14), senior guard Nicole Johnson (10) and senior forward Naomi Ganpo ( 10).
* Senior full-back Makaila Wilson led all players in rebounds (11) and assists (4), with two steals and a block.
* Lafayette held a 49-35 rebound lead over Navy.
* Navy senior guard Jennifer Coleman scored 14 points and totaled six rebounds, two assists and one steal.
* Ciera Hertelendy led the Mids with eight rebounds – six on defense.
* Second-year Navy goaltender Sydne Watts contributed eight points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Summaries: Lafayette | Marine

The score of the box
BOSTON, Mass .– Boston University improved to 3-0 in the league with a 66-46 victory over the Americans on Saturday afternoon.
* Second-year forward Caitlin Weimar led BU with 16 points, a career-high 18 rebounds, four blocks, one assist and one steal.
* Weimar’s double-digit points and rebounds marked his second double-double of the season.
* Junior full-back Sydney Johnson scored 13 points with six assists. First-year goaltender Alex Giannaros added 11 points to the win.
* Senior forward Riley Childs totaled nine points and nine rebounds, just under a double-double.
* Senior US forward Taylor Brown finished the game with 15 points and six rebounds, while senior guard Jade Edwards scored 10 points.
* The Eagles held a 14-11 lead over the Terriers in second chance points.
Summaries: American | Boston university

At BUCKNELL BISON (10-4, 1-2 PL) 62, LOYOLA MARYLAND LEVERS (3-9, 0-2 PL) 42
The score of the box
LEWISBOURG, PA – Bucknell claimed his first conference victory of the season with a 62-42 victory over Loyola on Saturday.
* Bucknell’s junior forward Carly Krsul scored a team-high 14 points with six rebounds and two blocks.
* First-year guard Cecelia Collins totaled 12 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
* Senior guard Taylor O’Brien contributed 10 points, seven boards and two blocks to the victory.
* Loyola first-year forward Lex Therien led all players with a career-high 23 points to go with 14 rebounds for her second and fourth consecutive double-double of the season.
* Therien scored Loyola’s nine points in the first quarter to help the Greyhounds lag by a single point heading into the second quarter.
* Senior goalie Taleah Dixon scored six points while junior goalie Bri Rozzi had the team’s four best assists.
Summaries: Bucknell | Loyola Maryland

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Faye’s career night isn’t enough for Bucs on the road Sun, 09 Jan 2022 03:12:00 +0000

CHARLESTON, SC – The Charleston Southern men’s basketball dropped their Big South Road opener at UNC Asheville inside Kimmel Arena on Saturday night, 82-59, behind a strong performance from Tennessee transfer Drew Pember. Pember’s 24 points paved the way for the Bulldogs as Cheikh Faye and Taje ‘Kelly were the only double-digit Bucs.


Cheikh Faye had his best game in a Charleston Southern uniform on Saturday night, registering 19 points on 8-13 shots from the field. It wasn’t just about Faye’s scoring, as the forward chased nine rebounds, a team-high, while recording three blocks and two steals.


Taje ‘Kelly also joined Faye with a strong performance, registering a new career mark of 16 points on 6-11 shots, including a 4-5 mark on the charity strip. Kelly was also able to chase five rebounds, just one short of her career mark in this category.

Kelly joins Claudell Harris Jr. and Kalib Clinton in freshmen who have made an early impact this season. Harris Jr. and Clinton have both been an offensive force on the field throughout the season, with the duo averaging just under 10 points per game each.


Wednesday’s contest marked the seventh time this season that Charleston Southern was not complete, as games against Clemson, Kennesaw State, Jacksonville, Manhattan, South Carolina State and Gardner-Webb were played with at least one starter for cause of injury. Senior Sean Price missed his third straight game with injury.


Deontaye Buskey made his 14th start of the season, a team high, and is the only Buc to have started all of the year’s contests after missing all year one season ago due to a injury. Buskey has been called upon to be an anchor for the team both on and off the ground.


The Bucs continue their two-game journey as they head to Buies Creek, NC to face their conference opponent Campbell. The action is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at the Gore Arena.

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Jersey Gate: Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala was named Corentin Tolisso in the second half Sat, 08 Jan 2022 01:45:00 +0000

A lot went wrong on the pitch for Bayern Munich against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday, but something bizarre went wrong in the dressing room as well. At half-time, Jamal Musiala swapped his shirt. Now that’s not strange in itself – especially on a snowy night in Munich – but on closer inspection, there was a different name printed on his jersey: Tolisso.

Musiala wearing the correctly named jersey in the first half
Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP via Getty Images

How can this happen? Most likely, as they were pressing names and numbers onto shirts, Tolisso’s 24 must have accidentally mixed up to make 42 instead. The jerseys are probably divided and distributed by number. The outfitters probably just put all 42 shirts in Musiala’s locker and he didn’t even think about looking at the name.

Due to the team’s performance and the resulting loss, the game itself will not be very memorable and the misnamed jersey will likely soon be forgotten. However, can you imagine if Musiala would have scored a late winner or a hat-trick? This jersey would have gone straight to the Bayern museum or sold for a pretty dime.

What do you think Musiala should do with this unique jersey? Put your idea in the comments!

Focus on Caney Valley High School basketball player Brayden Peckham Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:02:28 +0000

Brayden Peckham has enjoyed the race of progress during his four seasons with the Caney Valley High boys’ basketball team.

In his debut season (2018-19), the Trojans missed a record .500 (11-12), although they recorded a major victory in the Regionals opener before being eliminated.

Peckham’s second campaign (2019-20) ended with a 13-10 record, although the Trojans suffered a drop in the second half of the season, amid increasing difficulties to improve.

The 2020-21 odyssey wasn’t too much of a fair indicator, with the schedule torn by disruption related to the virus, including several cancellations or postponements.

Despite this, Peckham and his teammates still set a winning record (9-8) for the second year in a row.

Peckham is now a senior – and the Caney Valley Trojans have gone like a celestial rocket with a short fuse.

They are 6-1, their offense is disappointing, their defense is fierce and they have proven they can win in the clutch.

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Earlier this week, the Trojans came back four points with 15 seconds left to beat Hominy, 58-56.

Peckham scored 13 points and earned praise from head coach Tug Brinker for his handling of the ball.

“We did pretty well on our free throws,” Peckham said of the win. “They had a technique towards the end that put him close enough that we could win. … I like to win. I like to compete, go out and win.

Peckham grew up in Colorado and as a freshman began his basketball activities.

He moved to college in Ramona.

“It’s a pretty big difference,” he said of living in a small town and country compared to the big city he is from Colorado.

Brinker certainly has reason to celebrate the arrival of Peckham, who feels like a small forward.

Asked what he thinks are his best assets as a player, Peckham replied: “I shoot the ball pretty well, I drive the ball and I think I’m a pretty good passer.”

He enjoyed being part of this senior group which has grown to be a competitive team.

“Since we played together everything is starting to come to a head,” he said.

The win over Hominy is Peckham’s favorite game so far this young season.

“It was the most intense game we have played,” he said.

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Looking down the road, Peckham eagerly awaits the rematch with Oklahoma Union – which left the Trojans their only loss – and games against Dewey.

In order to continue to create success this season, “we just have to be disciplined as a team,” said Peckham.

He appreciates the support of his family and hopes his high school coaches will remember him for his efforts and also for “trying to be a leader for the younger ones.”

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Jeff Lewis is seen in West Hollywood after the War of Words with his ex Gage Edward on their daughter Thu, 06 Jan 2022 23:48:57 +0000

Jeff Lewis was seen in West Hollywood on Thursday after his recent heated exchange with ex-boyfriend Gage Edward.

The Flipping Out star, 51, casually dressed in dark shorts and a gray Adidas jacket.

A recent episode of his eponymous radio show – in which he spoke about his and Edwards’ five-year-old daughter, Monroe – prompted his former flame to release a lengthy statement accusing him of exploiting the child.

Relaxing after recent drama: Jeff Lewis was seen in West Hollywood on Thursday after his recent heated exchange with ex-boyfriend Gage Edwards

Jeff looked calm when he traveled to Los Angeles as his personal life continues to make waves in the media.

He was wearing a pair of dark New Balance sneakers with white laces. Under his jacket he was wearing a crew neck t-shirt.

The outing comes after Lewis recently raised his young daughter on his Jeff Lewis Live show.

Afterward, Gage took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a lengthy post about her thoughts on her ex’s public comments regarding their child, saying “enough is enough.”

Casual look: The Flipping Out star was casually dressed in dark shorts and a gray Adidas jacket

Casual look: The Flipping Out star was casually dressed in dark shorts and a gray Adidas jacket

Edward accused Lewis of using Monroe to increase audiences for the show after he revealed on air that the little girl gave him an ultimatum after talking about her on the air.

‘I didn’t expect her to say that so young, I expected her to say that when she was a teenager, but she said if I keep talking [about her] on the radio that she won’t see me again until she’s an adult, ”Lewis said.

Lewis had revealed that their daughter had gone “pretty crazy” after discussing her rejection of several upscale private elementary schools on the air.

Open book: In a recent episode of his eponymous radio show, he spoke about his five-year-old daughter and ex Gage Edwards, Monroe

Open book: In a recent episode of his eponymous radio show, he spoke about his five-year-old daughter and ex Gage Edwards, Monroe

The Bravo TV star shared that her ex and co-parent, 36, told their daughter her education situation was discussed on Lewis’ radio show.

Last week Lewis said Monroe “was refused admission to one of, I think, four or five schools we applied to.”

He added that if the pattern of rejection persists, they should probably enroll her in a Catholic school instead – despite her confessing to being “afraid of nuns.”

‘Gage thought he should tell her that I had spoken about her on the radio and that as a result she would not be admitted to some schools and that she would have to go to a Catholic school with the nuns. ‘ Lewis said.

He's had enough: Lewis' ex Gage Edward took to social media with a harsh statement on the radio host's comments

He’s had enough: Lewis’ ex Gage Edward took to social media with a harsh statement on the radio host’s comments

“So she called me crying and… she was pretty crazy,” he continued before revealing the aforementioned ultimatum she gave him.

Lewis said the conversation had shaken him for hours and that he “hoped” the dust would calm down, before lashing out at Edward for his “decisive” and seemingly vindictive gesture.

“I texted Gage and said, ‘Look, I never tell you anything bad about Monroe and it seems decisive. I would never want to turn it on you, that’s what you seem to be doing right now. You “are mad at me, please don’t use it to pick on me,” he explained of the conversation.

“I don’t appreciate him getting into his head about these things and I hope he realizes he made a mistake using it to get revenge on me,” he said. -he adds.

Happier times: Lewis and Edward dated for almost a decade and started raising a daughter together before they split in 2019

Happier times: Lewis and Edward dated for almost a decade and started raising a daughter together before they split in 2019

Lewis’s loose lips had already kicked Monroe out of his Montessori preschool in 2019, with Gage being “less than delighted” that their daughter’s education could be threatened again because of their publicity.

Jeff had made fun of the prestigious institution as well as some parents and students on his radio show, even going so far as to read internal e-mails on the air.

The reality TV star admitted that the past incident had something to do with her daughter’s rejection from several private elementary schools.

“We heard from a school and they responded immediately. They said, “We know who you are. We know who Monroe is and … we’re not interested in Monroe.” That’s what they said, ”he recalls on the air.

Caught in the middle: On Wednesday, Gage took to Instagram to share a lengthy post about his thoughts on his ex's public comments regarding their child

Caught in the middle: On Wednesday, Gage took to Instagram to share a lengthy post about his thoughts on his ex’s public comments regarding their child

Gage shared a lengthy Instagram post about her thoughts on her ex’s comments regarding their child. He added the now expired stories as a highlight on his page.

In the posts, he lamented: “As a lot of people know, my preference has always been not to hire myself.”

He explained that he was at his wit’s end: “What’s unfair, and what I’m going to talk about, is the continued exploitation of a minor for content.”

The marketing executive also blamed SiriusXM for the show and the show’s producers. “Just as disappointing as the person who keeps talking about her is SiriusXM and the executives, producers and managers of RadioAndy.”

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Pirates sank a green wave in overtime, 88-80 Thu, 06 Jan 2022 04:23:16 +0000

GREENVILLE, NC – Tristen Newton hit a clutch kick after the clutch knocked down the stretch on the way to a career-high 32-point performance as East Carolina won its American Athletic Conference opener against Tulane 88-80 in overtime Wednesday night inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

ECU has entered court for the first time since the defeat of Southern Miss on December 21 after competitions against Wichita State and South Florida were postponed due to COVID-19 developments in the Pirate Program. As such, East Carolina was without the services of Ludgy Debaut, Alanzo frink and Marlon Lestin.

The Pirates (10-3, 1-0 AAC) have remained undefeated at home this season (9-0) while giving the Green Wave (5-7, 2-1 AAC) their first loss in the league. Tulane had had impressive victories over Memphis and Cincinnati before the ECU denied Green Wave their first 3-0 AAC start in program history.

East Carolina won their league for the first time since defeating South Florida 60-49 on December 28, 2016, while also claiming an American Conference overtime victory for the first time since quitting South Florida. ‘she defeated Memphis 88-85 on February 3. 2008.

Newton’s second effort over 30 points in the campaign was completed by four more Pirates who scored in double digits – Brandon johnson (14), Brandon Suggestions (12), Vance jackson (11) and JJ Miles (ten). Newton has scored 14 of the Pirates’ 17 points in overtime. Suggs had 11 career assists for his first double-double of the season while Johnson had 10 rebounds to complete his second double-double in an East Carolina uniform. Jaylen Forbes finished with 24 points for the visitors with a 17-point double-double and 11 rebounds from Kevin Cross.

“Tristen bailed us out and made some amazing plays”, head coach Joe dooley noted. “Cross country got us in a tough spot and Forbes is a tough match. We could have folded a few times but the guys stuck with it and we got some opportune saves.”

ECU hit five of six from the field and all four attempts from the free throw line during overtime (83.3%) to seal the victory and ended up shooting 48.5% (32 of 66) for the contest. Tulane shot with an efficiency of 46.7% (28 of 60) as both teams finished with nine three-point field goals. The Green Wave entered the game as the league’s best three-point shooter by percentage, but only hit nine of 26 (34.6%) deep.

The Pirates shared the ball very well, registering 25 assists against 13 turnovers while winning the rebound battle by a margin of 35-32. East Carolina forced Tulane to make 16 turnovers and scored 21 points as a result of those errors.

ECU showed no signs of his extended break from the action early on, as he built a 15-10 lead after a second-chance layup from Johnson at 13:44. The Pirates won their first double-digit advantage of the night with a Jackson triple that gave East Carolina a 27-16 lead with 10:10 left in the opening stanza. With the passage of time, a driving stop by Rj felton gave ECU what would be their biggest lead of the game at 39-24, but the Green Wave outscored the Pirates 13-4 in the remaining minutes to be led by six in intermission.

Both teams shot the ball over 50 percent from the ground in the first 20 minutes while East Carolina had the glass advantage 18-11. Cook and Cross both scored double in the period with 11 and 10 points respectively as Jackson paced the Pirates with nine.

Despite ECU leading 10 to 47-37 in the early stages of the second half, Tulane continued to reduce their deficit and eventually took their first competition lead when Sion James converted with a layup in the paint to propel green Sign before 55-53. The teams traded their lead before finally settling at a 64-64 stalemate with exactly four minutes left in regulation.

Forbes appeared to have delivered the dagger with 24 seconds left, draining a three-point pointer to make it 69-66, but Newton responded in the dying moments with a triple that tied things up at 71. Cross nearly won in the final. buzzer, but its hook shot rolled around the rim and came out over time.

Tulane gained the upper hand early in extra time, leading 76-73 after a pair of Forbes free throws. Newton wouldn’t be denied, however, quickly tying the scoring to 76 with a three and ultimately putting the Pirates in the lead in earnest with a float in the lane to bring the score to 81-80. He then permanently sidelined the Green Wave with a long left wing triple that gave East Carolina an 86-80 cushion with less than a minute to go. Tulane never threatened again.

Following: ECU will play the first of two consecutive American Conference road games on Saturday, January 8 at Temple. The tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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Some New Jersey employers raise wages to tackle labor shortage Thu, 06 Jan 2022 01:26:51 +0000

New Jersey raised the minimum wage to $ 13 an hour on Jan.1 as part of an effort to raise the minimum wage to $ 15 by 2024.

But some employers have beaten the state with their fists, raising wages themselves due to the labor shortage.

“It changes a life every time we have a minimum wage increase,” says Nicole Rodriguez, of New Jersey Policy Perspective. “The increase this year for a full-time minimum wage worker is about $ 2,000. Which is important.”

Rodriguez is the research director of the Progressive Think Tank. She says the lowest paid workers haven’t seen their wages increase enough in 30 years. Governor Phil Murphy and the Democrats in the Legislature spoke in 2019.

“For low-income people who count every penny they have, who often have multiple jobs at the expense of seeing their families and other important life events we have and dealing with the pandemic, many of us they are front line workers, sick and not being able to work is a big deal, ”Rodriguez says.

But in some cases, desperate employers have already voluntarily raised wages above $ 13 an hour. This summer, Sahara Sam’s in West Berlin announced that all positions will be paid $ 15 an hour, although seasonal employers have until 2026 to meet that rate of pay.

“When workers receive these increases, it goes back to local economies. So it puts more money in the pockets of the workers and families who need it most,” Rodriguez said.

Wages for tipped workers at places like eateries and eateries were increased to $ 5.13 per hour, up $ 1 from last year.

“Not only is it good for the local economy, but it’s also good for the economic recovery,” Rodriguez says, adding that it also helps lessen the blow for employers.

Direct care workers in long-term care facilities have seen their minimum wages increase by $ 1, to $ 16 an hour.

Van Buren’s basketball teams prepare to start season nearly a month delayed by COVID Wed, 05 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000

The often long bus trips from one small town to another are part of the sacrifice made by players, coaches, parents and fans of the Aroostook County high school basketball teams every winter.

So when Van Buren’s boys and girls squads travel south from the St. John’s Valley to Danforth on Thursday – a trip that can take up to two hours one way depending on weather and road conditions – that’s generally not serious.

This year, it’s a big deal for the Crusaders, who with this trip will become the last varsity teams in the state to start their regular 2021-22 seasons, which for most schools in the state started near a month earlier on the weekend of December. 10-11.