Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Jan. 14-15, 2012

Martin Luther King Day

  • Events around NJ.

    Marriage Equality

  • Courier Post weighs in – on the right side.

    Alex DeCroce catches Troy Singleton in a technical rule-break, just before his death

  • Codey packs up, Mosquera stays inside the circle and other tidbits from The Auditor.

    Betty Lou DeCroce hopes to inherit her husband’s seat

  • Whoever the Republicans select (they’ll select her) will have to stand in a special election this November. That will make 2 – the 16th will also see one, because of Asm Pete Biondi’s death 48 hrs after last November’s election.

    Tonight – Christie on Oprah’s struggling network

  • Christie talks donuts and love with Oprah, and the jokes write themselves.

    If it’s Rothman country, who invited Pascrell to the dance?

  • Lou Stellato is expected to proclaim Bergen County “Steve Rothman country” during the county party’s Victory Dinner Dance Jan. 25. But one guest will likely restrain his applause – Rep. Bill Pascrell, Rothman’s rival for the newly configured 9th Congressional District. (Charlie Stile)

    Signs Chris Christie hasn’t necessarily got the Democrats fully wrangled this time

  • As Christie prepares to give his State of the State Tuesday, Democrats have already drawn their battle lines.
  • Dem leaders to push for minimum wage hike.


  • Education Law Center takes state to task over crumbling schools.

  • State gives school board members and charter school trustees final extension for background checks.

  • But seriously – have you  seen how many of those out of compliance with the state are charter board members?

    Menendez reverses course, supports Obama’s judicial nomination

  • Good news for Judge Patty Shwartz, but how much of his original objection vengeful?

    Additional Assorted Christie

  • Christie and the Supreme Court: We Should Be Concerned. Very Concerned.
  • Star Ledger editorial:Christie presents himself as the guy who’s turning around the state’s job market, it’s mostly bunk.

  • Christie demands revision of bidding laws.

    School funding & property taxes

  • Property taxes won’t start reverse-shifting the way New Jerseyans demand until the state fundamentally changes school funding, and underwrites more of it.

    Dana Redd’s next 2 years

  • Will they be as bad as the last 2?

    Christie supports towns against marijuana

  • Christie: I won’t force N.J. towns to allow medical marijuana facilities.

  • Christie, wasting everybody’s time.
  • Comments (5)

    1. gary stein

      something different, perhaps? Me on local talk radio, doing my best…..end of story, blue. Indeed, a change from writing diaries


      Thanks for the space. I sincerely mean that.


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