News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010

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 …

  • Schundler passes.

    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).

    more below the fold

    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.
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    1. Winston Smith

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