News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Little movement on fixing NJ’s halfway house system

  • Little movement on fixing NJ’s halfway house system.
  • “Unlocked”: Sam Dolnick’s New York Times series that spurred investigation.
  • Blue Jersey’s coverage.
  • 15 escape from halfway house in Hurricane Sandy because locks popped open.
  • Christie pal Palatucci stepping down at CEC.


  • Sweeney: State should buyout flood-prone homes.
  • NJ lawmakers look at budget for Shore recovery – it’s complicated.
  • Possibly the largest boating insurance loss in US history.
  • Unwanted donations slow relief.

    2013 2014 2013

  • Edelstein: Christie v. Booker: Political dream.
  • Doblin: Whoever challenges Christie in 2013 will be a Democratic version of Joe Kyrillos: a decent, smart individual with little hope of actually winning the race he or she is in. Cory Booker is not that man. Doblin urges Booker to wait till 2014.

    Christie’s disaster fund looks like a disaster

  • There appear to be major issues of legal compliance, transparency, and possible conflict of interest.


  • Harsh words for the congressional map and the man who chose it.
  • DuHaime defends fairness of NJ Congressional map.
  • In his next life, I hope Steve Rothman gets free of this kind of story.


  • Christie Chronicles: Is this what the savior of the GOP sounds like?
  • Ingle: Look to California (with GOP registration’s at 30%) for our future?

    Star-Ledger really, really, really supports the contract

  • Editorial: Newark teacher contract a turning point for teachers, students.
  • Jersey Jazzman: Newark Teacher Contract Vote on Wednesday.

    21-County Strategy, please

  • What did Hunterdon & Morris Counties do in the election that no other rich county did?

  • Comment (1)

    1. JackHarris

      We need to buy-out flood prone and storm damaged properties and begin building up our barrier-beach and riverine protection systems.

      That is exactly what Rahway did under Mayor Jim Kennedy along the Rahway River. They moved the library, bought a number of homes out and created parkland in a floodplain  


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