News Roundup & Ope Thread for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

Nor’easter coming.

Scared of Christie

  • Who’s afraid of Chris Christie? Maybe Cory Booker. Not Barbara Buono.
  • Punxsutawney Cory Booker sees Chris Christie’s shadow and flees.

    Cory Booker releases secret emails on Facebook $100M gift to Newark schools (heavily redacted, and on Christmas Eve)

  • Newark fought their release, but ACLU-NJ prevailed in Superior Court on behalf of Newark parents & grandparents.


  • Christie’s Rudy Guiliani moment lands him on a list.
  • Tapes a 1-hour convo with Steve Adubato in front of an NJPAC audience last night. Talked Sandy, the struggling GOP, and of course of course 2016. Airs in primetime next month on NJTV & WNET.

    Norcross Camden Norcross gets a $500k grant

  • Two Camden neighborhoods – surrounding Cooper University Hospital & Cooper Medical School of Rowan University – get a federal Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant to improve neighborhoods based on a Harlem Children’s Zone model.
  • Plea to Christie: Visit Camden.

    Legislative Black Caucus opposes Christie’s Supreme Court picks

  • The Court needs an African-American member, says the caucus.

    Report warned NJ Transit officials of flood risk

  • It was highlighted in a study of how climate change would affect the system. Sandy cost NJ Transit $400M in damage.

    Put carbon monoxide detectors in schools

  • YES.


  • Aid squeeze looks likely for schools in SJ.
  • Legalizing sports betting in NJ could draw in high school student-athletes.
  • FEMA and SBA reports to detail homeowners’ losses in Hurricane Sandy.
  • Jersey City man leads fight against  insurers’ definition of ‘basements’.
  • Hurricane Sandy delivered a body blow to N.J. sewage plants.

    Gay marriage politics keeps evolving in New Jersey

  • Does Reed Gusciora’s turnaround on referendum signal shifting politics in NJ?

    Star-Ledger: Immigration enforcement shouldn’t trample personal rights

  • Why 8 NJ residents – 6 here legally –  sued the government for harassment and won last week.

    Star-Ledger comes out strong against Sweeney-Doherty bill

  • The bill ties beach tags to aid; towns accepting federal/state Sandy aid would have to offer free beaches & restrooms.

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