News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013

Nucky Johnson’s lawyer writes about him, says HBO isn’t telling the story right.

All of us are created equal.

  • Full text of President Obama’s second inaugural address.

  • Analysis: How Obama’s second-term goals affect NJ.

  • TIME: A new term, a more progressive term.

  • Stile: Obama lays tracks for new era of government.

  • NJ inaugural ball raises money for Sandy recovery.

    Congratulations, women & girls (and men)

  • Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (not that abortion rights opponents recognize the right of the law of the land).

    NJ dropout rate stays among the lowest in the country

  • National dropout rate for 2009-2010 students was 3.4%, but just 1.6% in NJ.

    Home for the Brave, in Camden

  • 16% of Camden’s homeless are veterans. The new transitional housing offers vets job training and placement, behavioral-health counseling and addiction treatment.

    Only woman ever elected to the Haddonfield Board of Commissioners & only woman mayor in the borough’s history

  • After 28 years in office, Letitia “Tish” Colombi decides not to run again.

    Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • James Harris, NJ NAACP president: Inequality persists.

  • MLK in a Camden rowhouse.

  • Dr. James Still: “the Black Doctor of the Pines,” son of escaped slaves and one of Burlington County’s wealthiest businessmen when he died in 1885.

  • Woodbury students clean firetrucks, cut vegetables for a soup kitchen, stock shelves at a food bank & clean their own classrooms.

    Sandy Rebuilding

  • Some on Staten Island say it’s time to move on. That doesn’t float in Sea Bright.

    2013

  • Despite cozy relationship with Christie, DiVincenzo insists he will support Democrat for governor.

  • Buono describes humble Nutley upbringing.

    2014

  • Sheila Oliver to Cory Booker: Don’t expect your celebrity to land you the Senate nomination.

    Jerseynomics

  • Home values are up over last year, but not by much in NJ.
  • Comments (3)

    1. ken bank

      This story on PolitickerNJ might actually be funny except for the sad fact that 40 million African-Americans have no representation in the US Senate.  

      Reply

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