News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, January 21, 2013

It’s Inauguration day! Here is the news of the day…


  • You can watch the Inauguration streaming live beginning at 11am.
  • You can see video of the President taking the oath of office at the Official Swearing In at the White House yesterday here:

  • Star Ledger: N.J. lawmakers gather in Washington D.C. for pre-inauguration ball.
  • Cory Booker apparently made a splash at the NJ State Society ball.
  • A N.J. group bound for Obama inauguration had no bus seats left for last minute seekers.
  • Garden State Equality held their Inauguration Celebration Brunch yesterday.
  • Courier Post: Inaugural ball has N.J. flair, big heart

    Sandy Recovery

  • The definition of basement? Residents of Hoboken are working to fix their damaged homes, but for many, sufficient funding is difficult to obtain after the government and insurance company classified their homes as basements.
  • Star Ledger: Sandy aid network sends funds to neediest N.J. victims as rebuilding begins
  • Asbury Park Press: Sandy reshapes school calendars.
  • The Record: Sandy’s trailer park victims barely eking by
  • Welcome Home

  • After 10 months in Afghanistan, NJ National Guard troops were welcomed home.
  • 2013

  • Bill Pascrell said he will make a decision on whether to run for Governor in the next 2 weeks, but people have come knocking.
  • Lawsuit against State Police Trooper

  • A retired Army Reserve colonel claims in a new lawsuit that a State Police trooper held him and his teenage daughter at gunpoint in 2010 at a rest area along the Garden State Parkway after mistaking their vehicle for another troopers were trying to find.
  • Martin Luther King Day

  • Letter: Be of service for Monday’s Martin Luther King Day holiday
  • Students Create Martin Luther King Day Drawings
  • Star Ledger Editorial: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vital legacy of nonviolence
  • Newark’s Next Mayor

  • With Mayor Cory Booker exiting the stage in Newark, the pool of contenders vying for his seat could make for a landmark political struggle in the Brick City.
  • Jersey Feel In The Brother Bowl

  • Joe Flacco, starting quarterback for the Ravens in the SuperBowl is from Audubon in Camden County.
  • From Rutgers, you have Ray Rice for the Ravens and Anthony Davis for the 49ers playing in the big game.
  • Comments (2)

    1. firstamend07

      Has Buono done anything since she announced that makes you think she can keep this race within 5 percentage points?

      Sorry, nice person, but I am not impressed.

      Codey? Maybe can keep it close. But Christie will bring up so much past dirt on this guy . He will blame him for everything pre-2008. Codey will spend most of his time playing defense.

      Pascrell is a new dynamic. A fighter enough to go on the attack. No real negatives for Christie to pound on. In a good position to tie Christie to some of the Washington right wing agenda items by associating Christie with some wingnut issues.

      Of the 3 I think he can keep it close and MAYBE,JUST MAYBE be in a position to take advantage of a Christie mistake.      

    2. Bertin Lefkovic

      …a Democrat?  If so, I wonder if he could be convinced to move to CD3 and take on Jon Runyan after he retires, hopefully with a Super Bowl ring to his credit.

      I do not like football anymore, but I dislike Tom Brady even more than I dislike football, so anyone who sends Brady home without another ring is OK in my book.  Go Ravens!


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