TODAY: Governor drops in on Hunterdon, with less than 24 hours public notice
Gov. Christie is doing one of his town hall-style meetings today in GOP-rich Raritan Twp. Will it be hard to generate a crowd for a 10am meeting? Hard to say, with that little public notice, but similar meetings in the past were announced early to Christie supporters. You tell me.
FYI – via #NJEdCut, Flemington-Raritan schools cut 17 positions.
This is what happened at a town hall meeting with Christie yesterday in Wayne.
RTTT Assembly hearing: Long, confusing day, more questions now than answers
NJ Attorney General to review role of Race to the Top consultant after failed application.
Newark official says he flagged the error, 1 week in advance of the presentation in Washington.
Schundler doesn’t particularly remember making the disastrous change.
Schundler: That is my handwriting, but …
This is volcano politics. (Christie’s) rumbling and there’s no lava flow
Star Ledger editorial on the Governor’s new “reform” agenda, which they agree was announced – without um, actual reforms – just to divert your attention from questions about his education $$ failures.
Christie, in Perpetual Motion, Aims to Put Lapse Behind Him.
Is this a joke?
Christie on msnbc: no specifics on “reform” plan.
Related: Star Ledger editorial liking the Gov.’s municipal savings checklist (though they don’t fail to get the irony this is the same administration that just blew $400 million).
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Star-Ledger offering another round of buy-outs to staff
The largest-circulation newspaper in New Jersey will lose $10 million this year.
As Stadiums Vanish, Their Debt Lives On
The gift that keeps on taking. The old Giants Stadium, demolished to make way for New Meadowlands Stadium, still carries about $110 million in debt, or nearly $13 for every New Jersey resident, even though it’s now a parking lot.
Where are the great New Jersey labor writers?
Blue Jersey wants to know.
Rutgers student activists still smarting from the slap-down
Daily Targum on the cost to community organizing of Gov. Corzine’s signing into law – and Sen. Weinberg’s accidental vote – restricting their ability to float local referenda.
A movement for fiscal and civic responsibility in South Jersey
Op-Ed from Citizens Campaign on an upcoming Call to Service Sept. 14.
Greenstein goes after Goodwin’s record at HQ opening
Criticized short-time incumbent Tom Goodwin as a Republican drone and Christie supplicant who voted to give millionaires a tax break sooner than safeguard senior rebates, and who opposed restoring $7.5 million in funding for women’s healthcare.
World Trade Center pieces are coming to 12 communities – is one yours?
Bergen: 2 local races to keep you on edge (Charlie Stile)
Jersey City: Sen. Sandra Cunningham & NYC community activist come to the aid of an elderly woman about to get evicted.
Rockaway Twp Picatinny Arsenal celebrated its 130th, and talked Army research 7 delvelopment.
Plainfield: Racially-motivated attacks against Hispanics, on the rise, say activists. No, say police.
South Jersey: Teachers & students facing challenges & opportunities.
Vets seek help on state contracts
National Veteran-Owned Business Association believes NJ should join nearly a dozen other states and set aside 3% of all funds offered through state contracts for veteran-owned businesses.