News Roundup for Monday, March 20, 2017

Jimmy Margulies, cats ’n kittens. Nailed it

Why was press barred at Ocean County’s Dem convention? Going to get ugly if the GOPs appear more transparent than the Dems. h/t ken bank.

SOUTH JERSEY POLITICAL PRODUCTS – SOMETIMES THEY REALLY SUCK

Quite a week for profiles of Kellyanne Conway – Molly Ball at The Atlantic, Olivia Nuzzi at NYMag.

One hand washes the other: George Norcross gets massive tax breaks from a program his Democratic soldiers are associated with. Here’s a whole other way state-aided job shifts to Camden might cost you.

TRUMP & HIS REPUBLICANS

  • Wouldn’t be the first time a Republican blowhard with his own motorcade screwed Jersey commuters. Remember when Trump promised to be the infrastructure president?  The first element of Gateway, a mission-critical bridge, may not get the needed — and expected — federal funding, possibly derailing entire initiative.

EDUCATION

Why do you think legit educators fight to rein in charters? District alleges fraud in charter school applications.

UNDER the DOME & IN THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE

IN MEMORIAM

Jimmy Breslin died yesterday. Lots of our friends in journalism & politics are posting their favorite columns. Here are two of the best: Digging JFK grave was his honor and also The Day John Lennon Died

REFERENCES TO THE PAST

Maybe back up off the street and look up at traffic. Talking to you, South Jersey weatherman Steve Keeley

Comment (1)

  1. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

    The Record’s Mike Kelly points us to Jimmy Breslin’s writing about Trump. My favorite one is about an ungrammatical and probably not very well educated Trump trying to sound fancy, Between You and I

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