News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Dec. 24, 2012

Sweet story. But until they’re all home ….

A special season for North Jersey immigrants

  • An estimated 21% of New Jersey’s population of 8.9 million is foreign-born.

    Some responders say Gloucester County was unprepared for Paulsboro chemical emergency

  • Firefighters rushing to the train derailment in Paulsboro last month knew the toxic chemical vinyl chloride had been released into the atmosphere. But some say they were equipped with inoperable monitoring devices unable to detect the extent of their chemical exposure.

    “I don’t know if anyone here has seen anybody shot. I have.”

  • Cory Booker slams what he calls “the false debate” over guns on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. (video)
  • Also on This Week, Asa Hutchinson dismisses Christie’s criticism of NRA’s call for armed guards in schools.

    Chris Christie’s New Year’s Resolution

  • deciminyan has a suggestion.


  • New Jersey Audubon Society is cutting back at several facilities, closing the 135-acre Rancocas Nature Center.

  • Judge Agrees School-Repair Projects Taking Too Long.

    Hurricane Sandy + Superfund sites = ?

  • For more than a month, the U.S. EPA has said that the recent superstorm didn’t cause significant problems at any of the 247 Superfund toxic waste sites it’s monitoring in New York & New Jersey. But in many cases, no actual tests of soil or water are being conducted, just visual inspections.

    Sandy Recovery

  • What the Arts Can Do to Help Rebuild the Jersey Shore.

  • Inquirer: Sandy aid being held up despite obvious needs.

    Auditor: Sweeney snubbed?

  • Might they soon have to change the name to “Building Trades 8”? Plus Tim Eustace stranded in Antarctica etc..
  • Comments (2)

    1. vmars

      It’s time to stop demonizing public workers as if they were all lazy.  After these brave fire fighters running into chemical disaster and the astonishing teachers and principal in Newtown all these folks bashing government staff need to shut up.


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