News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, May 31, 2017



Liberal, minority groups rally around Prieto in NJ Speaker’s Race. Assembly Speaker Prieto ends Gordon Johnson’s committee chairmanship after Coughlin endorsement.

Bernards Township finally agrees to allow a long-delayed Mosque to be built and will pay $3.25M to settle the lawsuit.

GOP State Senator offers new gender-pay law, but Sen. Weinberg is not satisfied.

Amtrak details summertime service changes and cutbacks to allow it to perform extensive repairs at Penn Station.

Atlantic County Freeholders agree to sue state over PILOT legislation on casino payments in lieu of taxes.

ELEC’s upgraded website: “Sophisticated search tools make it a snap to drill down into campaign contributions, near-real time filings from gubernatorial candidates, and much more.”

NJ Against US War on Syria and in the Middle East, a coalition of organizations that value peace, will hold an anti-war protest on Friday, June 2nd, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, at the MLK Statue, MLK Blvd and 13th Ave (Near Old Records Hall) in Newark. For more info contact Theresa Markila at

The head of NJ’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Chris Rodriguez, is stepping down, to be replaced in this counterterrorism post by CIA veteran Jared Maples.

2017 NJ RACES 


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