News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011

Team Blue Jersey will be at the Equality Walk

  • Who wants to walk with Team Blue Jersey?

    ** Blue Jersey 6-part Special Series: Ed Reform 101 **

    What do you need to know before the kids go back to school?

  • Read Part 1: Testing & Part 2: Teachers.

  • Part 3: Merit Pay, Seniority & Tenure  – posts at 9:15am.  

    NJ unions, public workers sue to stop pension, benefits overhaul

  • CWA, NJEA and public safety unons.

    Church Withholds Blessing from School Conversion Bill

  • Catholic schools want the more beneficial Opportunity Scholarship Act, (OSA) which awards vouchers that enable public school students to attend private and parochial school.

    Sorry, Tea Party

  • Their strange challenge to the newly-drawn legislative redistricting map is dismissed in Superior Court.


  • After considerable Christie drama, it turns out revenue figures are (much) closer to the Democrats’ estimates than Christie’s.

  • Christie bucks House Majority Leader, says Irene disaster aid needs to come before any US spending cut talk.

  • Christie & Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano pledge assistance to NJ.

  • Obama’s disaster declaration clears way for aid to NJ.

  • More than $400M in health care-related construction brings better jobs, treatment options to SJ.

  • Open up a new economy, say proponents.

    Blue Jersey Focus: Wayne DeAngelo

  • First installment of Blue Jersey’s newest feature is the 14th District labor leader DeAngelo, timed to hit as we head into Labor Day.

    This is too funny

  • Mitt Romney has his Chris Christie moment. (National Review)

    Diegnan: NJTV failed miserably during Hurricane Irene coverage

  • He wants assurances that won’t happen again.

    Additional Assorted Christie

  • Right-wing radio host Mark Levin excoriates Christie.

  • Christie family at NJ 9/11 memorial.

  • Christie wrong to veto permanent fracking ban. (Jeff Tittel)

    Jersey City will require 1,700 retirees to switch health benefits

  • Unless they pay extra.


  • Sette resigns as Morris County GOP, backs Christie pal Inglesino to succeed him.

  • Yep, this guy.
  • Bergen Freeholder Hermansen passed over for an unelected official by Team Christie, to replace Charlotte Vandervalk. (Charlie Stile)

    Frustration in Paterson

  • 1,500 people displaced and the city is still fighting back floodwaters.

    The US Census and gay people in New Jersey

  • How accurate is the census in recognizing where gay people live in New Jersey?
  • Comments (2)

    1. Bertin Lefkovic

      I watched News12 NJ during the storm and the coverage provided by my fellow Cranford High School Class of ’89 alum, Dave Curren, and his colleagues was top notch.

      I have always found Michael Aron and NJN’s political coverage in general to be very arrogant, so I have not missed NJN one bit and the fact that Steve Adubato Jr. is a major player within NJTV should be yet another example of how worthless it will be going forward.

    2. SmartyJones

      whattayathink Rosi and Rachael’s Dad?


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