News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Some Schools Reopen in Puerto Rico, making do without power.

‘Like Going Back in Time’: Puerto Ricans Put Survival Skills to Use.

Rep. Pallone Gives Trump a 2 out of ten on Puerto Rico Hurricane Response. Trump gave himself a ten out of ten.

Although the Republican tax plan is a remarkably bad deal, Reps. Frelinghuysen and MacArthur are doing Trump’s dirty work, again. (Tom Moran)

Christie thanks Sandy first responders 5 years after the storm, but thousands are still left up in the air. Haunting Sandy photos – and what they look like now.

N.J. SPCA, facing allegations of neglect and mismanagement, agrees to state-appointed monitor.

‘Hateful’ town: Mahwah illegally targeted Orthodox Jews, state says.

Vin Gopal


Free training plus a promise of jobs for some Camden students.

A new state auditor showed that about 7.5% of employees who were hired to care for people with developmental disabilities dodged mandatory criminal background checks.

Menendez trial: The problem that wouldn’t go away.


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