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Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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Blog Post Archive

The NJ Casino Windfall is Dead. Long Live Atlantic City! - Part IV

Governor Christie recently announced he would lead an Atlantic City Summit on September 8. In his press release he said the purpose will be "to address the challenges confronting Atlantic City." In the presser he made no suggestions....Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup & Ope Thread for August 23-24, 2014

Christie "town halls:" daytime political events. Ras Baraka town halls: 7pm with on-site child care. Got it? The differences are pretty stark. (Auditor) Also Newark: Bob Braun has some advice for you, Mayor Baraka. You should consider it. Show More Summary

Is the MacArthur Campaign Bereft of Ideas?

For a campaign that has three million dollars in the bank and has hired a top-notch GOP consultant, the execution of Tom MacArthur's quest to buy a seat in Congress is puzzling. His entire campaign consists mostly of attack ads against his opponent, Aimee Belgard, with occasional videos of his wife and kids. Show More Summary

Sarah Christie goes off to college

Last night brought a news item that the Christies' daughter Sarah, 18, is on her way to college at Notre Dame. I didn't put include that in the morning news roundup; it's not the kind of thing we track. It's private kid business of the governor's family. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, August 22, 2014

I hope this wakes up many of the parents who didn't think 'One Newark' had anything to do with them. Now they know." Bob Braun on Thursday's chaotic Newark schools registration day; hundreds of families waiting for hours in un-airconditioned...Show More Summary

Ledger: In an ideal world, taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill for Christie's Bridgegate camouflage

We flame the Ledger - and especially its head opinionator Tom Moran - plenty when we think they're wrong. Today, they make a crucial distinction between what the public got for Chris Christie's Bridgegate legal bill ($6.52 million) vs. Show More Summary

The NJ Casino Windfall Is Dead. Long Live Atlantic City! - Part III

Do you want four garish casinos in northern New Jersey with "such themes as the Wild West, New Orleans, or Monte Carlo?" Do you want the State to offer "tax rebates, incentives, and transportation enhancements" for such a project? With...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Christie Ledger editorial:Gov. Bigfoot: Christie vetoes paralyze Trenton, frustrate legislators. Ledger editorial: Christie misses a step on Ferguson. Really, Governor? You're going to go out on a limb to say trust the authorities and criminal justice system right now? Okay, Mr. Show More Summary

Coming Soon to Roselle: Coffee with a Cop

One early Monday in September, Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley's going to try out something new. I think it has promise. When: Monday, Sept. 15 7-8:30am Where: Dunkin Donuts 105 W. First Ave. Who: Mayor Holley, police officers, Roselle residents...Show More Summary

Piece of New Jersey Activist History - Now Headed to the Smithsonian

I just found out that a nice piece of LGBT - specifically T - activist history that already went national, is now headed to the Smithsonian to be part of their permanent collection. Babs writes here as Babs NJSD. It's this Transgender...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Gov-check Where's your governor? Oklahoma. (where the jobless rate's way lower than ours) which makes it all the more irksome to see him veto the bill that would have prohibited companies from refusing to hire New Jersey's unemployed. Show More Summary

Watch: Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers slams Capt. Ron Johnson Ferguson

Gratitude to johnleesandiego (his post here) for tipping us to Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers' appearance on Fox & Friends yesterday. Rogers is also an expert in community policing. I consume a fair amount of far-right filtered information because I like to see how they charge up their masses (ask me about my Rush Limbaugh habit - no, don't). Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, August 9, 2014

Bob Braun v. Jonathan Alter on 'school reform' NJ Monthly gives the floor to two well-known journalists, both Jersey residents, to talk about the future of public education. 77 days till Election Day CD:7: Leonard Lance doesn't seem worried that his shifting to the far right will hurt him. Show More Summary

Chris Christie in Panel Land

Hands up: Does anybody take these panels, and lawyer's reports that Gov. Christie arranges to give cover to whatever the hell he wants to do anyway? This is Jimmy Margulies:

Tom MacArthur Can't Even be a Good Carpetbagger

It's well known that Tom MacArthur is a carpetbagger. The former mayor of Randolph in Morris County is trying to buy a seat in Congress by running for the open seat in New Jersey's Third District (Burlington and Ocean Counties). But he can't even do a good job of carpetbagging. Show More Summary

Revel Without a Cause

Christie's big gamble on the Revel Casino comes up snake eyes for NJ citizens and pension funds. Cross-posted with Marie Corfield. Promoted by Rosi. The headline says it all. The gleaming new jewel of Atlantic City, the hoped-for savior...Show More Summary

94 Years Ago Today, Women Got the Right to Vote in America

Hey, I just thought you should know that 94 years ago today, women got the right to vote. That happened when the Tennessee legislature approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; the last of 36 states to do it (NJ was the 29th). Show More Summary

The NJ Casino Windfall Is Dead. Long Live Atlantic City! - Part II

Atlantic City, once called Absegami, inhabited by Indians, high sand dunes and black snakes, has had its ups and downs. Now it is a casino town suffering the slings and arrows of an over-saturated northeast gaming market (See Part I) and facing the likely closure of three more casinos with over 6,000 employees to be let go within four weeks. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for August 18, 2014

A Camden County 3-year-old does the ALS Bucket Challenge and calls out DJ Lance, Elmo and Big Bird. And that's where we are with that. Lazy weekend? A lot of the news to catch up on is in our Weekend Roundup. Chris Christie Transparency...Show More Summary

Newark Parents to Chris Christie: We demand a town hall in Newark

As we've seen, the people of Newark actively engaged in their city's future don't shrink away like they're supposed to when rough-talked by the Governor of New Jersey. Some of them went to a beachside town hall not long ago at the other end of the state and a teenage girl asked Gov. Show More Summary

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