News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Good Christian values in Pitman. And a ladder, apparently.

  • Two men attempt to torch Saturnalia billboard in Pitman.

  • Yes, now there’s a reward.

    Four former NJ governors oppose Pinelands pipeline project

  • In letter to Pinelands Commission, governors from both sides of the aisle – Byrne, Florio, Whitman & Kean – caution not to ‘compromise the integrity’ of Pinelands Plan.


  • Is the mug shot bill the leading edge of restricting access to government records?
  • DREAM Act bill gets Assembly vote today, then to Christie’s desk.

    Christie’s state-appointed Camden Schools Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard issues report

  • Three months in to a very high stakes job, Rouhanifard – a very young Wall Street veteran with a very short education job history, reports on a “listening tour” of the school system, says only 3 students taking SATs tested as ‘college ready’.


  • Loretta Weinberg Record guest op-ed: Governor, deliver on your promise of property tax relief .
  • Gov. Christie on Wednesday extolled the virtues of drug and alcohol rehabilitation as an alternative to incarceration – a key component of his agenda last year – in moral, economic, and religious terms.

    Camden weighs new antiviolence program

  • Accessing a $1.4M DOJ grant, the program would hire and train “interrupters” to mediate gang disputes and help young people resolve conflict.


  • Wildstein and Baroni get subpoena deadline extension – but only till Monday.
  • Valerie Huttle will reintroduce the Port Authority oversight and transparency bill that Christie vetoed.
  • Wildstein & Baroni lawyer up – retaining a criminal attorney and white collar crime specialist.
  • As D.C. pols cry for Bridgegate investigations, Booker and Menendez are mum.


  • Subpoenas to DRPA board members, including Sweeney’s brother, in federal prosecutor probe of politically-connected spending.

  • Teaneck ACA case leads to meeting with Obama.

  • What happens at the open-roof Met Life Stadium if it snows for Super Bowl?

  • Newark City Council votes Jan. 8 on paid sick-time ordinance, with a state bill from Lampitt and Giblin, with Prieto support, coming in the next legislative session.

    Loretta Weinberg at Blue Jersey

  • The senator says she’s baffled by the detachment of the Port Authority Commissioners, who she voted for in Senate Judiciary, who are silent even when directly addressed. Also, an open letter to Steve Fulop.
  • Comment (1)

    1. 12mileseastofTrenton

      Freedom of speech and religion for me, but not for thee.

      Neither should be allowed on public property, but if you’re going to do one . . . what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.


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