News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

First Governor’s Debate Tonight 7pm: Broadcast live from William Paterson University on CBS 2 (NY) and CBS 3 (Philly).

Steve Lonegan received state bailout as mayor of Bogota

  • He opposes government bailouts. He chides Cory Booker for relying on aid from Gov. Christie. And he boasts of his fiscal leadership as mayor of Bogota. But every now and then, even Lonegan needs a little help from his friends. Even if those friends are Democrats.

    Man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in D.C. was from New Jersey

  • John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J.. And there may have been a man with a video camera waiting for him to do it.

    Booker v. Lonegan – Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

  • FDU poll: Booker leads Lonegan 45-29%.

  • Booker touts Newark charter schools in new web ad.

  • Price tag for those Booker ads Bloomsberg’s buying? $1 million.

  • Tactical U-turns in Booker-Lonegan campaign.

    Bill Marimow ousted as Philadelphia Inquirer editor

  • Media analyst Jim Romenesko has the documents, which appear to fuel talk that there’s a split in leadership. All is not well in Norcross-Land.


  • Angry and desperate: Want to know how completely the GOP is being run by its most unstable and unpatriotic? Check out what Rep. Scott Garrett just said. Scared yet?
  • VP Biden’s campaign stop here for Booker? Canceled due to shutdown.

    Buono v. Christie

  • Milly Silva: Christie is responsible for property tax increases.

  • Guadagno says you think “Christie” when you think Jersey, not “Snooki”.

  • The Hill: Christie looks to run up the score.

  • Ledger: Christie shifts blame for NJ Transit damage, but his facts are shaky.

    Why were local lanes closed on GWB?

  • Weinberg says she doesn’t know if there’s some traffic safety study that wasn’t announces, or whether it was retribution exacted by “frat boys” at Port Authority against a mayor in her district who wouldn’t endorse Christie.

    How long will we ignore climate change?

  • Price tag on Hurricane Sandy? $70 billion, half of that in NJ.

  • Neglected Jersey Shore homes a growing dilemma.

  • Ocean City and Mantoloking to seize land.


  • What does it really cost utility customers to subsidize clean energy?

    U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear appeal from Sharpe James

  • The high court on its first session day refused to hear from James, convicted in 2008 of illegally steering sweetheart land deals to his then-mistress and sentenced to 27 months in federal prison. He was released in the spring of 2010.
  • Comments (4)

    1. deciminyan

      … and a loss for Inky readers.

      From today’s NY Times article on the purge at the Philadelphia Inquirer:

      The dismissal stirred reaction on Twitter and blogs about Mr. Marimow’s departure and spawned speculation about whether all of the investors knew that Mr. Marimow was to be let go. The investor group running The Inquirer includes George E. Norcross III, who is a Democratic power broker in South Jersey, and the parking lot magnate Lewis Katz.

      Mr. Marimow did not respond to requests for comment.

      According to several people familiar with the company’s operations, there have been many conflicts among the upper ranks of the company. Mr. Norcross and Mr. Katz had disagreements about the paper’s editorial direction, said these people, declining to speak for attribution about private conversations. Mr. Norcross and Mr. Katz also declined to comment.

    2. 12mileseastofTrenton

      He’s working hard to lose my vote again.


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