By Minhaj Hassan | February 7th, 2013 - 8:24am
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State Dems demand investigation of potential 3rd District candidate

State Democrats are demanding an investigation of Niki Trunk, an employee with the state Comptroller's office who is reportedly exploring a run for state Senate in the 3rd Legislative District

Darryl R. Isherwood- PolitickerNJ.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62966/state-dems-de...

 

 

Clearing judicial nomination backlog long overdue, Christie says

SEA GIRT – Gov. Chris Christie indicated he agrees with a state senator – who he’s long been at odds with over judicial nominations – that taking action on nearly two dozen Superior Court nominations this month represents a “significant breakthrough.”

Matthew Arco-Politickernj.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62964/clearing-judi...

 

 

 

Brian’s Song

Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to be in Union City tomorrow to help longtime Democratic ally state Sen. Brian P. Stack (D-33) rechristen a grammar school in honor of General Colin Powell.

Max Pizarro-PolitickerNJ.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62962/brians-song

 

 

 

Sweeney on court nominees’ hearings: ‘not going to rush the process’

TRENTON - Senate President Steve Sweeney, (D-3), of West Deptford, said Wednesday he’s doing his “due diligence” when it comes to deciding when to hold a hearing on Gov. Chris Christie’s two state Supreme Court nominations.

Minhaj Hassan-PolitickerNJ.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62961/sweeney-court...

 

 

Latest from State Street Wire

 

Christie: $1.8B in Sandy recovery aid could be on way soon

SEA GIRT – New Jersey and other states affected by Superstorm Sandy are getting closer to receiving the first phase of federal dollars in the form of Community Development Block Grants, Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday.

Matthew Arco-PolitickerNJ.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62956/christie-18b-...

 

 

Energy tax receipts remain critical concern for NJ League

TRENTON - As it did last year, The N.J. League of Municipalities asked today for a restoration of energy tax receipts.

Minhaj Hassan-State Street Wire

 

http://www.politickernj.com/62946/energy-tax-re...

 

 

From the Back Room

 

 

Geraldo bites back

Newsman Geraldo Rivera took to Facebook last night in what looks to be an attempt to fend off Newark Mayor Cory Booker's legion of supporters.

Darryl Isherowood-PolitickerNJ.com

 

http://www.politickernj.com/back_room/geraldo-b...

 

 

NY-NJ Port Authority: Sandy caused $2B in damage

NEW YORK — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says damage caused by Superstorm Sandy to its various properties will surpass $2 billion but the impact on its bottom line will be minimal.

Associated Press

 

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

 

 

Christie tells doctor to ‘shut up’ about his weight

TRENTON — The week that began with Gov. Chris Christie trading fat jokes with David Letterman has now spawned a super-sized brawl between the governor and a former White House doctor.

Jenna Portnoy- The Star-Ledger

 

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

 

 

Menendez controversy barely registers with residents in upscale community

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — In the lush tropical resort called Casa de Campo, where rock stars arrive by helicopter and guests moor their $80 million yachts in a private marina, Salomon Melgen is just another rich resident, not a household name.

Salvador Rizzo –The Star Ledger

 

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

 

Rebuilding standards at Jersey Shore must reflect climate change, experts say

A day after Governor Christie dismissed questions about whether climate change fueled superstorm Sandy, scientists maintained Wednesday that global warming and sea level rise must be taken into account when rebuilding the Jersey Shore.

James Fallon and Scott Fallon – The Star-Ledger

 

http://www.northjersey.com/news/environment/Reb...

 

Saddle River council president enters Assembly race

Saddle River Council President Karen Mastriano recently announced her plans to seek the Republican nomination for the New Jersey State Assembly in District 39.

Sarah Nolan – Town Journal

 

http://www.northjersey.com/news/190148371_Saddl...

 

 

Sales don’t match boasts of Christmases past, but retail on positive trajectory

 

Though sales growth among New Jersey brick-and-mortar retailers throughout the 2012 Christmas season was weaker than the previous year's Christmas boost, the scope of leasing activity in the state indicates the sector is on a positive trajectory, according to a survey by retail real estate services firm Levin Management Corp.

 

Katie Eder-NJ Biz

 

http://www.njbiz.com/article/20130206/NJBIZ01/1...

 

 

Mom whose baby was born with cocaine in system wasn’t  neglectful, NJ Supreme Court rules

TRENTON — In a far-reaching decision that clarifies what child abuse means and how families are investigated, the state Supreme Court ruled today that parents who engage in risky behavior cannot be found neglectful if there is no evidence they harmed their child.

Susan K. Livio-The Star-Ledger

 

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

 

 

Many North Jerseyans support plan to end Saturday mail delivery

The U.S. Postal Service’s announcement Wednesday that it planned to end Saturday delivery in August left many in North Jersey unfazed, with some saying they don’t rely on mail anymore and others applauding the cost savings for the financially strapped federal agency.

Michael Copley-The Record

 

http://www.northjersey.com/news/bergen/Many_Nor...

 

 

 

Opinion

 

Christie wrong to slam report about AshBritt cleanup contract with N.J. towns: Editorial

 

There he goes again.

Gov. Chris Christie has been spitting invective at The Star-Ledger this week for daring to raise questions about the state’s massive no-bid contract with a politically connected refuse disposal firm. Sorry, Governor, but it is our job to keep an eye on these things even when we know it will provoke a storm of gubernatorial bloviation.

http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2013/02/c...

 

 

Editorial: Camden’s County cops should be successful

Camden County is treading where no New Jersey county has tread before with its “Metro” regional police force.

Elliot Goldberg- South Jersey Times

 

http://www.nj.com/south-jersey-voices/index.ssf...

The Back Room

Names on the LD7 GOP bench

In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 29th

  Faced with violent crime wave, Baraka, Fulop and Torres forge three-city partnership JERSEY CITY – And then there were three. That’s what it looked like, at least, when a late-arriving and widely beaming Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in cream-colored suit joined political allies Jersey City Mayor Steve...

Op-Ed

The health of New Jersey's women is not Chris Christie's priority

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 >

Contributors

 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

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