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MacArthur's former company purchased for $1.33 billion

Onex Corp. (OCX), Canada’s largest buyout firm, agreed to buy York Risk Services Group Inc. from ABRY Partners LLC in a deal valued at $1.33 billion, boosting its holdings in the insurance business, according to Bloomberg News.

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NJ Political Tidbit: on this date in 1928...

On July 22, 1928, humorist Will Rogers landed in a plane on the drill field at the Sea Girt National Guard Camp, according to the New Jersey State Society.

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WaPo: Atlantic City deathwatch

Monopoly took the street names of Atlantic City and put them in a boardgame, which put those names on the map.

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Funeral arrangements for Sheriff Froehlich

The following are the funeral arrangements for the late Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich...

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Dancer wants a return to the death penalty

Citing the murder of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago, Assemblyman Ronald Dancer (R-12) wants New Jersey to reinstate the death penalty.

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Bloomberg: Christie's rose colored glasses-wearing economist punches out

Charles Steindel, "whose three straight years of optimistic revenue projections influenced six New Jersey credit downgrades," is resigning as Republican Governor Chris Christie’s chief economist, according to a report by Elise Young of Bloomberg News.

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Source: Mercer County Exec Hughes has sit-down with Sweeney

A Democratic source told that Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes had a sit-down meeting with State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), a potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate, around lunchtime on Thursday. 

Read More >'s new 'senior political reporter,' and who they might have hired instead

The Star-Ledger or or New Jersey Media Advance or Staten Island Advance or whatever they call themselves now has apparently hired a new “senior political reporter,” triggering a meshuggah wave up and down press row this week and beseeching looks from Ledger types who heretofore had always enjoyed the insulation of industry heavyweights long flushed into the abyss.

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At $25k per head Iowa fundraiser, Republicans want to know how Christie would fix the economy

On a prez run prep swing through Iowa today, Gov. Chris Christie at a private fundraiser took questions on how he'd improve the economy at the federal level and how he could survive Bridgegate.

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Egea to testify to SCI

Gov. Chris Christie's chief of staff Regina Egea is scheduled shortly to testify before the Select Committee on Investigations (SCI) regarding what she knows about the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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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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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 >


 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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"And here was Christie — a tell-it-like-it-is, straight-talking, no-nonsense Jersey guy — telling about 60 members of the media what he really thought. 'Governor Branstad is a role model for me,' Christie gushed, referring to his 67-year-old counterpart from Iowa."

- The New York Times


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