Weekend News Roundup for March 17-18, 2018

Midterms

Around New Jersey

There was Jameson and Tullamore D.E.W. Brendan Byrne used to joke he wanted his ashes placed in Hudson County, known for its history of political shenanigans, so he could stay active in politics. On Friday, Byrne’s ashes spent some time at Healy’s Tavern in Jersey City.

Rosa Rodriguez (above), sole student to defy suspension and walk out of school to call for sane policy on guns, got more than $1,000 worth of roses from all over the state, organized by Stacey Gregg, who said people were inspired by Rosa’s courage. Rosa was named for her grandmother whose family gave her a rose every Valentine’s Day. The Parkland school shooting took place on Valentine’s Day. Made national news.

Harry Pangemanan: When a beloved local immigrant without legal status is forbidden to drive

39 candidates, 10 positions, and a shot to shape the future of NJ’s largest city

Washingtonia

Trentonia

On a beach somewhere in India, this memorial to Stephen Hawking. Photo: Agence France-Presse

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