News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, April 9, 2018

Or 75 million millennials with a vote. [Cartoon by Drew Sheneman]

Donald Trump finally killed somebody on Fifth Avenue (hat/tip Bonnie Trachtenberg)

Trump Tower fire victim called ‘crazy Jew by President, says close friend of the deceased

State of Michigan says Fuck You to majority black city

No more free bottled water for Flint residents, Michigan officials say. Governor Rick Snyder says the water quality’s just fine now. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the pediatrician who blew the whistle on the dangerous levels of lead in Flint’s water supply says residents – especially children – won’t be safe until the lead pipes are replaced.

We are a very wise people, here in the Garden State

Latest Stockton poll says Trump remains very unpopular across New Jersey. Only 29% of us say Trump’s doing a ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ job as POTUS. We also want stricter gun control laws. We want our ‘Dreamers’ to stay. And the generic ballot question has some very good  news for Democratic congressional challengers. New Jersey, you look good. 


AMEN. So what if we’re going to hell. Vaccinate your kid. (Star-Ledger editorial) Need the background on this? 

Across New Jersey

50 years after the riots: Confronting Newark’s ills head on has paid off (by Sanford M. Jaffe, Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Bloustein, Rutgers)

Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in Princeton Friday: Says the administration’s energy policy is geared toward “American dominance’

Congratulations to Mega Coyne of Rutgers-New Brunswick, elected president – the first-ever woman president – of NJ College Dems

And I missed it: Catsbury Park Cat Convention opens in Asbury Park – here are the photos, cats ’n kittens!

Rowan College president Paul Drayton is out for “medical reasons”, after being placed on leave last year when it was learned he was the focus of an EEOC investigation. The agency enforces laws on workplace discrimination and harassment. Drayton has continued to receive his annual salary of $203,206 during the leave.



South Brunswick Mayor Christopher J. Killmurray, 55, died at home on Sunday morningnearly a year after succeeding the township’s longest-serving mayor upon his death.






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