Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 22-23, 2012

White Christmas?

Good for him: Chris Christie Opposes Turning Schools Into ‘Armed Camps for Kids’

  • This is no different from what we’d say, but the fact that Christie is the first high-profile Republican to openly disagree with NRA Wayne LaPierre’s most tonedeaf ever press conference is a smart move, and a good one.
  • Analysis: Are more or fewer guns the answer?

    Sandy Recovery

  • Helping small towns heal giant wounds.
  • FEMA delivers a blow at shore; spiking insurance rates and new requirements for homes.
  • Christie to Congress: Sandy left us with an expensive mess. Let’s see if those Norquist tax pledge-lovers and libertarians in his party care about a measly $60.4B.
  • Fort Monmouth is open again, for displaced families.

    Jerseynomics

  • Revel’s officers are still spinning, but its debt is growing and there’s talk of default.
  • Millions in funding authorized for 2 NJ military bases.
  • South Jersey tourism fighting to keep its tourists post-Sandy.
  • Christie says NHL lockout bad for Newark, blames League for lack of contract.

    Injuries, inattention to medical emergency, dementia patients left to wander …

  • At homes for seniors, a grim record of lapses.

    A behind-the-scenes look

  • What it took to open NJ’s first medical marijuana dispensary.

    Education

  • See? Tenure cases CAN be easy!
  • Minority students now make up the majority of college undergrads in New Jersey.
  • In an AC high school, students are writing ‘letters’ to Hurricane Sandy.

    Judge rules NJ can be sued to stop sports betting

  • A federal judge has ruled that the NCAA and a coalition of professional sports leagues can sue the state to stop it from sanctioning & regulating sports betting.

    At Christie’s 99th ‘town hall’ meeting

  • In post-Sandy Belmar, Christie is asked if he’d do anything differently responding to storm.

    GOP’s Asm Schroeder finally indicted

  • For allegedly stealing more than $1.8M from people who loaned him money and for writing more than $3.4M in bad checks.

    Menendez likely to move up to powerful chairmanship

  • Obama nominates John Kerry for Secretary of State.

  • Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 22-23, 2012

    Good for him: Chris Christie Opposes Turning Schools Into ‘Armed Camps for Kids’

  • This is no different from what we’d say, but the fact that Christie is the first high-profile Republican to openly disagree with NRA Wayne LaPierre’s most tonedeaf ever press conference is a smart move, and a good one.

    Sandy Recovery

  • FEMA delivers a blow at shore; spiking insurance rates and new requirements for homes.
  • Christie to Congress: Sandy left us with an expensive mess. Let’s see if those Norquist tax pledge-lovers and libertarians in his party care.

  • Comment (1)

    1. 12mileseastofTrenton

      “When you can’t have a good relationship with your folks, your labor, three times in a row now to the point where you lose most of or entire seasons, it reflects I think on management,” he said. “I mean listen I worked it out with state workers they come to work every day.”

      Yeah, he really “works it out.”  Nonetheless, pleasantly surprised to see he’s nailed the NHL labor situation.

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