News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012


TONIGHT 4:30-6:30pm – Candlelight vigils for middle-class tax relief

  • Let Jon Runyan, Frank LoBiondo, Leonard Lance, Chris Smith and Rodney Frelinghuysen know it’s time – past time – to let the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% expire.

    Matt Katz profiles Cory Booker’s enforcer

  • That’s Mo’ Butler, right-hand man and chief of staff, and the man who engineered the installation of machine ally Shanique Davis Speight to Council, sparking a near-riot as outraged people in the audience stormed the stage in protest.

    Booker on Face the Nation

  • Says he’ll decide within 2 weeks whether to challenge Christie.


  • Yeah, it’s a small thing, but more of this, please.
  • An 11-year-old Aspie kid inspires 2 lawyers’ fight for housing for the disabled.
  • Protecting NJ from future storms could cost billions.

    Sandy Recovery

  • Try reading this all the way through without crying.
  • Boardwalks … without boards.
  • Today: Bob Menendez leads fellow senators on tour of NJ damage.
  • Storm cleanup bills piling up across Bergen & Passaic.
  • Ten Years to Rebuild Smarter, More Resilient Jersey Shore, Experts Say.


  • Camden graduation rates are declining, and charter school kids do no better in math and worse in language arts than kids in the schools they take from.
  • Worth reading again: What You Need To Know About NJ Charter School Study.
  • This too: Silent Protest Against Cerf’s Charter Regulations At State BOE Meeting.
  • Cyber-Charter Challenge: How Does State Watch Over What It Can’t See?.

    Christie quote makes 2012 Annual List of Best Quotes

  • In the hot company of “Oppan Gangnam style” and Mitt’s “47%” and “binders full of women”.

    Holiday Gift Suggestions for Governor Christie

  • What Michael Catania suggests Christie can get us all for a present.

    What are you reading today, Blue Jersey?

  • Comment (1)

    1. scarletbgonias

      Is there are reason (besides the obvious) why Garrett’s office information is not included for the candle vigils? The obvious reason being it would be waste of time and candles as Garrett would never vote for what his constituents want/need.


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