Wake Up Call

By Editor | July 29th, 2014 - 7:31am
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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 Fulop and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka at a podium on MLK Boulevard and pledged partnership to an urban mayoral alliance to fight crime. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/78026/faced-violent...

 

 

 

Jackson a likely fourth in crime-curbing urban mayor alliance

TRENTON - Violent criminals beware: New Jersey’s urban mayoral alliance against crime just got a little bigger. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/78071/jackson-likel...

 

 

 

Jackson aims to 'bridge gaps, to heal from some old wounds' at first town hall

TRENTON - For the newly-minted mayor of this struggling city, neither a laundry list of economic and social problems -- nor an ominous and still-lingering shadow cast by his predecessor, Tony Mack -- will stand in the way of a brighter future. (Brush/PolitickerNJ) 

http://www.politickernj.com/78066/jackson-aims-...

 

 

 

The mayors on Christie's RGA schedule: are they concerned?

JERSEY CITY – On the day the three mayors from New Jersey’s three biggest cities huddled up with a public vow to partner to fight crime, PolitickerNJ asked them if they weren’t a little alarmed about Gov. Chris Christie’s vigorous Republican Governors’ Association (RGA) schedule. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/78051/mayors-christ...

 

 

 

Sweeney on death penalty: ‘leave it where we left it’

NORTH BRUNSWICK - Two weeks after a Jersey City police officer was slain in cold-blood outside a Walgreens -- resurrecting a decades old debate on whether New Jersey should reinstate the death penalty -- Senate President Steve Sweeney today took a definite stance on the issue of capital punishment in the Garden State. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/78056/sweeney-death...

 

 

 

'Budget is more than just numbers on a piece of paper,' Sweeney says during Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey visit

NORTH BRUNSWICK - Senate President Steve Sweeney highlighted the impact of the state’s latest budget on “everyday, hardworking families” during a visit to the offices of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey today -- but not before noting the tension that has surrounded talk about New Jersey’s finances in recent weeks. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/78046/budget-more-j...

 

 

 

Baraka doesn't quibble with Christie's 'decider' comment; but still wants a different decision

JERSEY CITY - Standing on MLK Boulevard, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka responded today to Gov. Chris Christie's comments at a Republican Governors' Association (RGA) meeting last week. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/78031/baraka-doesnt...

 

 

 

N.J. Democrats seek consensus on bail reform efforts ahead of deadline

A deadline early next week is pushing Democrats in the Legislature to find consensus on measures that would transform New Jersey’s bail system aimed at improving public safety and treating the poor more fairly. (Phillis/The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/n-j-democrats-s...

 


 

What is Chris Christie doing in Iowa?

Earlier this month, Chris Christie was standing in the parking lot of MJ’s Restaurant, in Marion, Iowa, holding a news conference. Earlier that day, a Malaysia Airlines jet had been shot down in Ukraine; Israel was launching its ground invasion into Gaza. 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. (Leibovitch/The New York Times)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/magazine/what...

 

 

 

Christie call to cool abortion talk follows restrictions in NJ

Chris Christie, who last week prodded Republicans to drop anti-abortion rhetoric to appeal to more voters, has steadily weakened access to the procedure in New Jersey. Even with a Democratic-controlled legislature committed to reproductive rights, the second-term governor's annual funding cuts for women's health services have prompted at least six clinics to close since 2010, according to lawmakers. (Young/Bloomberg)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-n...

 

 

 

West Nile returns to North Jersey, with new concern

Mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus have begun breeding in puddles and standing water around North Jersey, but state health officials say they also are concerned about the arrival of another mosquito-borne illness this year from travelers who have visited the Caribbean. (Washburn/The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/west-nile-retur...

 

 

 

Hillary swats aside Obama, says George W. Bush made her ‘proud to be an American’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised eyebrows on CNN by claiming that former President George W. Bush actually brought out her patriotism and made her proud of her American roots. (Chumley/The Washington Times)

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/28...

 

 

 

Bayonne mayor hires 23-year old nephew for top spot at city hall

A top position at city hall is now held by a 23-year-old relative of Mayor Jimmy Davis. Andrew Casais, a nephew of the mayor, holds the influential position of chief of staff in Bayonne. (D’Onofrio/The Jersey Journal)

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/07/bayo...

 

 

 

Shore towns feel ripple effect as AC looks to rebrand

With Atlantic City's gambling monopoly in tatters and the city making a slow transition to build a more family-friendly resort, Shore-area officials are bracing for a dry spell. (Mikle, Diamond/The Courier-Post)

http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/loc...

 

 


Menendez meets with Sandy victims in Toms River, talks flood insurance woes

After Hurricane Sandy pushed some three feet of water into Doug Quinn’s home in the Silverton section of Toms River and cracked his foundation, he said he thought he was covered by the $250,000 flood insurance policy he carried on his property. (O’Neill/The Star-Ledger)

http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2014/07/menen...

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 >

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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."

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