News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Aug. 24, 2009

Will Moammar Gadhafi be bunking in Englewood?

  • He’ll be speaking at the UN, right after Obama, alongside General Assembly president Ali Triki, Libya’s former foreign minister, and may stay in a house owned by his government. Rep. Steve Rothman wants to prevent it.

    Racial & gender bias in NJ courts

  • Surprised?

    To honor Lt. Seth Dvorin, of South Brunswick, killed in Iraq

  • A civilian band of brothers, who never served, unite in memory of a friend to help out returning vets. Cory Booker’s Twitterfeed figures into the story, too.

    Chris Christie’s deflating campaign

  • When you’ve built your campaign persona on ethics and corruption-fighting, it’s hard to readjust quickly when it turns out your record’s rife with hypocrisy and questionable conduct. New York Times, and AP look at the race.

    Violence at Elizabeth’s Dominican Festival

  • Moments after Trenton Councilman Manny Segura harshly criticized Chris Christie for his statements on Sonia Sotomayor and immigration, a fight broke out in the crowd.

    What if you had to build a new boardwalk?

  • What would you build it out of?


  • Charting the changes in its government over the last weeks.
  • “Just get it out of here.” – $22 million in federal stimulus money goes to cleaning up a waterfront Superfund site.

    No comment.

  • A report surfaces that Bernie Madoff is dying of cancer.

    Crunch [VIDEO]

  • Rumson’s old town hall is torn down. (Ignore the ad that starts the vid).
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