By Minhaj Hassan | February 6th, 2013 - 8:33am
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Bronstein and Weaver takes Reed Award for work on 2012 Montclair race

Political consultant and campaign operative Henry de Koninck of Bronstein and Weaver, Inc. won a national Campaigns and Elections Reed Award Friday in the case study category.

PolitickerNJ.com Staff

http://www.politickernj.com/62934/bronstein-and...

 

 

Ledger editor: ‘We stand by our story’

Star Ledger Editor Kevin Whitmer today stood by the paper's reporting on contracts for debris removal in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Darryl Isherwood- Politickernj.com

http://www.politickernj.com/62931/ledger-editor...

 

Eyewitness reporter turned polling director Carroll writes book on Oswold killing

On the day Kennedy was shot, New York Herald Tribune reporter Maurice “Mickey” Carroll boarded an American Airlines plane with his colleagues Jimmy Breslin and Bob Byrd and flew to Dallas in time for the police department press avail with Lee Harvey Oswald.

Max Pizarro – PolitickerNJ.com

http://www.politickernj.com/62933/eyewitness-re...

 In Jersey City, Fulop team submits nearly 11,000 petitions

Team Fulop Campaign Manager John Thieroff today submitted candidates' petitions with more than 10,700 signatures to the city clerk, according to a release from the Fulop Team. The signatures were gathered by more than 500 Team Fulop volunteers in less than two weeks.

Politicker Staff

http://www.politickernj.com/62929/jersey-city-f...

 

Trunk-lookking at 3rd District run-resigns from comptroller’s office

Niki Trunk, the Comptroller’s employee who sources say is strongly considering a run for state Senate in the 3rd District, resigned from her job today.

Darryl Isherwood-PolitickerNJ.com

http://www.politickernj.com/62928/trunk-looking...

 

 

From the Back Room

 

Who says bipartisanship is dead

In recent days reports have surfaced that Democratic Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn and Republican Bergen County Executive Kathe Donovan want to fire the same guy from two different jobs.

Darryl Isherwood-PolitickerNJ.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/back_room/who-says-...

 

 

Latest from State Street Wire

 

National Flood Insurance claims resolution a ‘disgrace,’ Christie says

UNION BEACH - Gov. Chris Christie called the National Flood Insurance system Tuesday a disgrace when it comes to resolving claims.

Minhaj Hassan – State Street Wire

 http://www.politickernj.com/62920/national-floo...

 

 

Audit finds questionable costs in foster care pacts

TRENTON – The N.J. Auditor issued a report Tuesday that found millions of dollars in questionable costs and inefficiencies in contracts for foster care services.

State Street Wire staff

 http://www.politickernj.com/62923/audit-finds-q...

 

Sandy recovery, not climate change,  on Gov. Chris Christie’s radar

Governor Christie said he has been so busy helping New Jersey recover from superstorm Sandy that he hasn’t had time to consider “the esoteric question” of whether climate change may have fueled the devastating storm.

John Reitmeyer and Michael Linhorst

 http://www.northjersey.com/news/Sandy_recovery_...

 

 

NJ State Police trooper wants disciplinary charges dropped in beating of disabled man

TRENTON — A State Police trooper who was disciplined in connection with the beating of a mentally disabled man contends officials broke the law by waiting too long to punish him, and has filed a lawsuit seeking dismissal of the charges.

Christopher Baxter-The Star-Ledger

 http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/02/nj...

 

18 charged in 200M credit card fraud scam that created 7,000 new identities

NEWARK — Seven thousand fake identities created. Eighteen hundred phony mailing addresses used.

Jason Grant-The Star-Ledger

 http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/18_cha...

 

FEMA defends handling of Sandy flood claims

UNION BEACH — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is defending its handling of Superstorm Sandy-related flood insurance claims following sharp criticism by New Jersey's governor.

Angela Delli Santi-Associated Press

 http://www.northjersey.com/news/FEMA_defends_ha...

 

 
 

Superstorm Sandy recovery fund seeking grant proposals

Non-profits and other groups with ideas for helping communities with the long-term recovery from superstorm Sandy can start applying for $5 million in grants from a fund established by two of the state's largest foundations.

Harvy Lipman – The Record

 http://www.northjersey.com/news/189960881_Super...

 

 Christie’s weight worries former White House doctor

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s appearance on David Letterman Monday night triggered yet another round of questions Tuesday about whether his weight makes him unfit for higher office.

Jenna Portnoy-The Star-Ledger

 http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/02/ch...

 

 

Report: NJ hospitals give local economies a shot in the arm

New Jersey hospitals provided more than $2 billion worth of free services to their communities in 2011, according to a new report from the New Jersey Hospitals Association.

Dan Goldberg-The Star-Ledger

 http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/report...

 

 Study: Many NJ teachers wary of new evaluations

TRENTON — School administrators in New Jersey districts that tested a new ways to evaluate teachers are bullish on the changes, but teachers remain skeptical, according to a report from Rutgers University.

The Associated Press

 http://www.northjersey.com/news/Study_Many_NJ_t...

The Back Room

Christie invades South Carolina

On his first visit to South Carolina as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Gov. Chris Christie stayed in "moderate Charleston, in contrast to other potential GOP candidates who made early visits to conservatives elsewhere," according to an ABC News report.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 17th

U.S. Senate race: Bell defends gold standard stance MONTCLAIR - On the same day he was politically brickbatted by the chief adviser to the last Republican challenger to incumbent U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), GOP Senate candidate Jeff Bell stood by a key plank of policy platform: monetary reform...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

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“Clearly there’s some resemblance with Theodore Roosevelt. That direct confrontational style of leadership.” - historian Doris Hearns Goodwin, referring to Gov. Chris Christie.

- The Times of Trenton

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