News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Big Plans for Camden NorcrosstownBut what about affordable housing?

Christie’s 2% Tax Cap is a Failure: Gena Genovese of Courage to Connect NJ explains.

Legal pot? Fuggedaboutit. If Chris Christie becomes Attorney General in a Donald Trump administration, legalized marijuana is highly unlikely.

Congressional Conundrum. In CD-3, Ocean County Democrats endorse Jim Keady while Burlington County Dems opt for Fred LaVergne.

All Elections Matter. Especially the uncontested ones that impact your kids’ education.

New Jersey’s Most Powerful Women. Who else should be included in this list? (My vote has the initials REE).

Who will be Trump’s VP? Someone whose name has appeared on these pages?

Riding in Memory of Those Lost to Gun Violence. Montclair bike store owner rides from Sandy Hook to Washington.

closed-signClosed for Business. City Hall in financially beleaguered Atlantic City will be closed for three weeks. In another example of the state’s burdening those who can least afford it, city employees will not be paid, although their medical coveage will continue. Christie holds he city hostage until he gets his state takeover.

Mayors Behaving Badly. Did city workers perform tasks at Mayor Joey Torres’ home?

Medical-Industrial Complex Behaving Badly. Home health care in New Jersey is in trouble.

Bunnies Behaving Badly. A Jersey City Easter Bunny gets involved in a mall altercation.

Save Jersey Water: With toxic water found in places ranging from poverty-stricken Camden to tony Moorestown, New Jersey’s water is dying for attention. One organization is trying to do something.


Millionaires Ask Governor to Raise Taxes to Help Deal with Poverty and Infrastructure Issues. Too bad it’s not in New Jersey.

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