Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Feb. 9-10, 2013

Ridgefield Park’s Lincoln movies leave Steven Spielberg in the dust.

Must read

  • Latest child welfare report shows ‘staggering data’ on growing up in Newark.

    A very senatorial thing to point out

  • Cory Booker says U.S. military spending is greater than the next 10-12 countries combined.


  • Buono readies for tough battle.
  • Healy calls Fulop a bad word – ‘Republican’.


  • Amid crushing poverty and crime, Camden fights on.

    Second Amendment RallyGuns

  • Dems cook up gun violence prevention bills while the GOP’s most rightward address a mostly male Second Amendment rally. Photo: Marko Georgiev, The Record


  • Christie’s revenue shortfall could wallop the poor.

  • Neighbors in West Collingswood Extension say Haddon Twp wants to put all its affordable housing there.

    Sandy Recovery

  • Christie gets forced into what looks like more transparency on contracts.

  • Firm hired to clear Sandy debris scrutinized for payouts to N.J. contractors.

  • Wonder where the estimated 72,000 Sandy-ruined cars, trucks, boats and jet skis have been stored since the storm?

    Christie’s weight = the news cycle, Sandy contracts off the public’s front burner

  • Christie’s weight – and his talking about it – dominates news cycle.

  • Weighty lessons he can take from Taft who was never covered by a 24/7/365 video news cycle.

  • Politics of weight likely to dog him in potential 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Christie’s war of word’s with the former White House doctor.

    Rutgers Eagleton poll: Poll shows chinks in Christie’s armor – or – It’s [still] the economy, stupid.

  • Christie gets high approval rating, but voters dislike record on jobs, economy, taxes.


  • Menendez and Melgen: An inside look at how the money and access flowed.

  • Menendez pushes back against allegations and questions over ethics.


  • Internet gambling takes step toward law; assisted suicide bill moves forward.
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