News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

Desert Storm commander General Norman Schwarzkopf dies, native son of NJ and son of the founder and commander of the NJ State Police, and lead investigator of the ‘Trial of the Century kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby from his East Amwell home.

Christie et al

  • Hoboken’s Councilman Ravi Bhalla, raising cash for an Assembly run, won’t rule out endorsing Christie.

    Lisa Jackson

  • Rules out a 2013 run for Governor>
  • Leaves federal EPA just before having to regulate fracking.
  • Princeton president?


  • Scramble to empty ports ahead of longshoremen’s strike.
  • With a rising 2012 stock market, which companies did well this year?
  • Just one bidder wants to run NJ Lottery.
  • NJ colleges & unions spent $2M pushing higher ed bond question.

    Sandy Recovery

  • Menendez helps guide Sandy aid bill in Senate, conservatives pushing GOP to kill it in the House.
  • NJ Sandy charities get filing extension.


  • Last rabbi in 2009 political corruption sweep to be sentenced.
  • Hackers accessed personal info of about 36,000 connected to Fort Monmouth.

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