News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Xanadu American Dream Boondoggle needs a facelift before the Super Bowl.

Somebody get this man a crisis manager. Or a communications director.

  • Assemblyman Charles Mainor has a little too much tushy and punch on his Facebook, gets in more trouble talking about it.

    A 20-something Jersey girl’s day at the largest climate rally in U.S. history

  • From 20-something environmentalist blog. H/t Frank Brill at EnviroPolitics.

    #NJAssembly gun safety vote scheduled for Thursday

  • The Second Amendment advocates will again be out in numbers, shouting at legislators. Get there if you can.


  • New, more interactive website.

    Black History Month & Presidents Day

  • Poet Amiri Baraka, profiled.
  • On NJTV, Baraka, whose son Ras is a likely candidate for Newark mayor, says he just wants Cory Booker, the “Virtual Mayor” out of Newark.
  • Center for American Women and Politics points out what we can’t celebrate on Presidents Day.

    My fellow Republicans: Abortion takes an innocent life – same sex marriage does not

  • Conservative Alan Steinberg pitches the GOP on marriage equality.

    Stile: Lawmaker Schroeder casts votes, collects pay, refuses comment

  • Since his indictment, Asm Bib Schroeder has collected $7,538 of his annual salary of $49,500, according to the Assembly clerk’s office.

    The Beginning of the Next Two Years

  • Loretta Weinberg’s post reads like an open love letter to Frank Lautenberg, who calls her ‘the kid’.


  • John Taft makes the William Howard Taft argument for a heavy Christie in 2016.
  • Christie on Cuomo: “I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues.”
  • Dewayne Wickham argues that Marco Rubio’s limited appeal and tendency to fabricate the story of his parents’ arrival to U.S. leave Christie emerging as GOP’s best bet in 2016.

    Horseshoe crab – weird, but useful & more Environment

  • South Jersey shores of the Delaware Bay have become a battleground over the ancient creature, with Asm Jeff Van Drew’s move to lift the ban on their harvesting being met with strong environmental opposition.
  • 30 years after the Legislature created an independent body to determine limits on pollutants in tap water, there’s growing concern about its future.


  • A 68-year-old hardware store in Englewood closes its doors.
  • Bakery’s mission is to help Camden.
  • Christie Decision on Health-Benefits Exchange Probably Won’t Change Choices.
  • Star-Ledger: Christie should accept federal dollars for Medicaid.

    Hoboken’s proposed flood walls

  • Hoboken’s flood walls could drown the rest of Hudson County. (R. William Potter)

  • Comment (1)

    1. ken bank

      First he says he loves him and now he loves him not. Christie runs away from his previous statement on agreeing with Cuomo like a kosher rabbi at a pig roast.


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