News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

BRIDGEGATE TRIAL – DEFENSE & PROSECUTION REST, CLOSING ARGUMENTS BEGIN TODAY

ATLANTIC CITY

Hat tip to POLITICO New Jersey’s Matt Friedman for digging this up: This 9-second video of Cory Booker showing luv to the tracker covering him for a right-wing PAC. 

It was some sort of a “traffic study.” 10 protesters lay down on the GWB at morning rush hour, causing a way less severe and shorter traffic jam than the professionals who did it 3 years ago. 

COUNTDOWN – 12 DAYS

Did you think you had something more important to do? The new head of NJ Transit wouldn’t commit to answering a series of questions from legislators by Friday, their deadline, after which they’ve threatened to issue subpoenas.

Undocumented immigrants may soon get at least one useful document – a local ID card. Homeless people, too. 

Exit Kyrillos: Who in Monmouth can fill Joe Kyrillos’ shoes? With longtime senator Joe Kyrillos not seeking re-election, Marlboro mayor Joe Hornik is considering trying for the seat 

Monmouth folks near Colts Neck, you have another rich and famous neighbor. Jon & Tracey Stewart have officially bought the Hockhockson Farm on Route 537, where they plan to build a farm sanctuary and education center next year. #goodpeople

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