By Darryl R. Isherwood | January 18th, 2013 - 9:37am
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The union representing reporters at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily news has agreed to open its contract in an effort to save the two dailies.

The owenship group behind the two papers, Interstate General Media, had threatened to liquidate the papers if the union did not agree to a new contract.

Earlier this week, guild head Dan Gross resigned his post after announcing to members that he had agreed to take a buyout.  Gross had led the union for four years. 

"My decision was not based on fear, but on opportunity. Taking time to explore alternative career interests is what was the right choice for me and my family," Gross said.

 

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"In many ways, Fulop has embraced McGreevey’s granular-level approach to retail politics, racing around the state to raise money for congressional candidates in South Jersey one night, showing up at a Morris County Democratic Party function the next. His administration has also awarded legal work to Weiner Lesniak, the Parsippany-based firm run by state Sen. Ray Lesniak, the Union County Democratic Party power broker." - columnist Charles Stile

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