120 survivors will observe a moment of silence at Pearl Harbor at 7:55am Hawaii time, the moment that drew us violently into WWII.
Mother Jones Photo of the Day, Dec. 7, 2011: We’re Still at War
ACLU-NJ & Newark Police – a constructive relationship
The arrival of police director Samuel DeMaio in May signaled a change in responsiveness in handling some of the PD’s longstanding problems
Nearly 200 people – a broad coalition of young and older, experienced and fresh – march in Newark against economic inequality.
NJ is ordered to return Occupy Trenton’s belongings. But a generator at their West State Street occupation is still off-limits. They return to court Dec. 19.
Occupy is Dead! Long Live the Movement! – what’s next?
The Governor of Somewhere Else
And Christie is outta here again today for GOP politics, to D.C. for a GOP funder, then to Iowa to try and perk up Mitt Romney’s campaign. Last week, the Guv spent 3 days outta here.
Jobs & Taxes
Republicans say the state can’t afford to create jobs. What what?
Republicans should try Community FoodBank food stamp challenge
GOP’s targeted the food stamp program for deep cuts, even in this troubled economy. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey has issued a challenge: try to feed yourself on $31.50, that’s the average weekly allotment recipients get.
Some very good arguments against Opportunity Scholarship Act from Latino Action Network.
Natural gas & nuclear get bigger role in energy master plan
Solar, wind and other renewables will be de-emphasized.
Want a marriage license in Edison?
You can’t get one right now.
Goodbye, New Jersey, hello Pennsylvania
Inky tracks a family that stayed in Haddonfield in a big house while their kids were in NJ’s first-class school system, then took off for city life in Philly.
Bergen Democrats do more with less
This year the Dems spent less, but swept 4 countywide seats.
Blue Jersey Focus: Valerie Vainieri-Huttle
Christie’s cheaper health plan fails to hook public workers
Is anybody surprised?
Is your local post office closing?
How much state pension will a convicted mayor get?
Can South Jersey have too many ports?
Gorka to leave NJ-GOP
Jersey GOP communications director headed to Mitt Romney’s flavorless campaign.
In NJ: the only original existing colonial governor’s residence in the 13 colonies
It’s in Perth Amboy, still standing, and Asm Wisniewski wants to use state funds to restore it. Ben Franklin’s turncoat son, William, was the King’s Governor of NJ, one of the great ironies in American history.