David Ryan, a lawyer who was disbarred for stealing from others' trust accounts and couldn't even declare bankruptcy right, has been accused with trying to sell guns stolen from the family of Saddam Hussein.
Ryan was charged December 19 with three New Jersey men in the crime.
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When my little posse and I rolled up to the fence surrounding Earth N Us Farms in Little Haiti, I wore a confident face in an attempt to reassure my obviously skeptical guests.The truth is, though, that I was nearly as apprehensive about the vegan pop-up event we were about to attend as they were. A ... More >>
New Jersey high school students recently created a Facebook page to protest the new federal regulations requiring public schools to provide healthier lunches.As a parent, I am well aware of how unhealthy these lunches are. My daughter would come home and tell me all about the wretched food served in ... More >>
The international house scene has seen a major paradigm shift in recent years. Stark and soulless minimal techno gave way to deep melodic soul and slow-mo grooves, with the influences of disco, rare groove, and even hip-hop seeping into the four-on-the-floor mold and breaking it.
The start of this ... More >>
The looming threat of Texas seceding from the rest of America lingers like a fat man's fart in an elevator.
"We've got a great union," Texas Governor and resident lunatic Rick Perry said in a 2009 speech. "There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose ... More >>
Constant intrascene belly-aching aside, a few local (and local-ish) acts are managing to squeeze out of South Florida geographical isolation this summer for big stages.
A number of major national festivals are featuring homegrown talent on the bill. And rightfully so.
Here's a quick rundown of ... More >>
via Twitter user ChadGraffSTS135's exhaust trail emerges from a cloud somewhere over Florida Friday.To those of you who thought that picture on the front of the St. Pete Times in May was a once-in-a-lifetime shot, well, we have another couple of them. We don't use the word awesome very often. Thi ... More >>
Tyler the Creator plays with roaches.Over the past decade, MTV has attempted to murder the art of the music video by giving reality shows incessant airtime and even removing the phrase Music Television from the network logo.
But bands and solo acts are still constantly churning out quality video ... More >>
When MTV announced Jersey Shore would film its second season in South Beach, Miami became the only place outside of Jersey to become infected by a Jersey-fied reality show. So last night's South Park, in which the mountain town is suddenly overrun by "cabbage-muffed" Jerseyites, hit close to home ... More >>
Deep house has made a remarkable comeback in the last few years. A great deal of EDM producers have shifted their sound from the more percussive minimal techno style prevalent in the latter half of the '00s and towards the deeper, melodic end of things. The deep house genre owes quite a bit to ja ... More >>
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Eat me at your own risk.Last year it was peanut butter. Last month it was eggs. Who knows what food-borne illness outbreak will hit us this month. Seems like outbreaks are coming at us faster than New Jersey-based reality TV shows these days. But besides satisfying ... More >>
John Zur11th Street Diner, Miami Beach.Dear Miami,
Hailing from the great state of New
Jersey, I was privileged to growing up with the best pizza, bakeries, delis, and diners in the country. With
over 500 diners in "The Garden State," Jersey is The Diner Capital of the World. It's something to be ... More >>
Jason Taylor deserved better. Certainly better than having to join the Jets. Now his former teammate Zach Thomas, who spent 11 seasons with the Dolphins himself and is Taylor's brother-in-law, is calling out the front office for their shady and disrespectful handling of the situation."I'm not try ... More >>
Yes, this is a real band with real buccaneersWith 70,000 Tons of Metal's addition of New Jersey's Swashbuckle, Mastodon can't be far behind. These pirate-metal maniacs are the 14th act of an eventual 40. Each will give new, heavy meaning to the luxury cruise ship Majesty of the Seas when it embar ... More >>
via Save the ManateeFor the past few days, a manatee known as Ilya has experience a fate worse than death: He's been stuck in New Jersey.Marine scientists have tracked Ilya as he's made his way up and down the East Coast for the past ten years, even going as far as Massachusetts this summer. But ... More >>
JipsyRed Carter runway show at The Raleigh.Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim blew out of town last night (the remnants of the event probably wandering the streets in the wee hours this morning with their mascara smeared, looking for their other pump). Now we can look forward to what summer is supposed ... More >>
Back in April, staff writer Tim Elfrink reported that the crap-tastic economy was leading boat-owners, overburdened by docking and maintenance costs, to abandon ship all over South Florida. Naturally, we thought he had fabricated the whole thing. But yesterday, we spotted a dilapidated yacht beached ... More >>
Staub's Mugshot from Cop Without a BadgeLast week it came to light that Real Housewives of New Jersey anti-hero Danielle Staub had a shadowy, cocaine and sex filled past in the 80's heyday of the magic city. Now, The Star-Leger has dug up details of her 1986 arrest. Apparently, she was sus ... More >>
"Bed For Two"If food really is the new sex, then sushi is the new foreplay. And Zushi Flirt is the new cathouse. The SoBe outpost of the suburban New Jersey original debuted in the airy,
gauzy breezeway of the Z Ocean, née Regent, Hotel,
a space previously the outdoors-ish area of Table 8.
If Mi-So ... More >>
Congratulations to Ileana Ros-Lehtinen who moved her Washington, D.C. offices this weekend, and as is her custom, she sent out a release about it, with lots and lots of exclamation marks!Starting today Monday, December 15, 2008, this will be our new home
away from home. If you have recently sent a p ... More >>