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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
As Gov. Chris Christie's heads to New Hampshire tomorrow, a conservative group wants to welcome him with a television commercial critical of his record on judicial nominations.Read More >
With looming deadline on bail reform, Christie calls Legislature into special session TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie is calling the legislature into special session Thursday to address recent bail reform legislation before a looming deadline next week, according to a letter from the governor’s office today. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)...
By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >
"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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