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News Roundup and Open Thread for Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jazzman here, pinch hitting for Rosi again. Sorry we're late today; let's get to it: Tragedy in Warren Yet another senseless murder with a high-powered weapon. Warren is an affluent little suburban town where these things never happen... Show More Summary

News Roundup and Open Thread for Monday, August 17, 2015

A tunnel powwow: The Record's Mike Kelly reports, "Gov. Christie, Sen. Booker, and U. S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will meet in Newark tomorrow to discuss how to fix the growing problems with the rail tunnel under the Hudson River." Don't expect a lot, but it's a beginning. Show More Summary

Weekend News Roundup And Open Thread For August 15-16

The Ocean County Million Dollar Mystery Study The Asbury Park Press fantastic in depth story about a million dollar study in Ocean that originated during the Sandy Aftermath, but some say "is a pie-in-the-sky plan to refurbish and expand county offices and other facilities" that they apparently don't even have the money to execute. Show More Summary

Cory Booker, here's what I expect of you on Iran

HuffPo runs down the 15 wobbly Democrats who could make or break Pres. Obama's signature piece of diplomacy, the nuclear agreement with Iran. Listing Cory Booker, they cite a tweet from ally Rev. Al Sharpton, reminding Booker that posting nice quotes about war and poverty is inconsistent with a vote that might pull us back into battle. Show More Summary

#SciencePolicyFriday: New Jersey Science Policy Roundup

This week's column is a collection of interesting articles from across various science and technology policy spectrums, from state-wide energy system changes to environmental sustainability designs and more! Stay informed and let us know what topics you'd like us to cover in our next few columns. Show More Summary

Christie is Toast

How ironic is it that NJ's bonafide "angry man" who "tells it like it is" has been swept under the rug in the current battle for the presidency? As the Washington Post notes, "The surging candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders...Show More Summary

News Roundup and Open Thread for Friday, August 14, 2015

Explaining Chris Christie's Tunnel to Nowhere If Christie hadn't cancelled the tunnel for his own political ambition, we'd be three years away from added capacity. Now it will be a decade at best. Christie's Disdain for New Jersey'sShow More Summary

Here it is. Your Moment of Zen

Bob Menendez is done. The once powerful chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is now a back bencher, under indictment, and may or may not serve out the rest of his term which ends after the 2018 election. What are the desired...Show More Summary

Why This Jewish American Supports the Iran Deal

Alex Law is running in the 2016 CD1 Democratic primary for the seat now held by Donald Norcross. Cross-posted with Huffington Post. Promoted by Rosi. As a member of the Jewish community and someone who has traveled to Israel, I am deeply concerned about making sure Israel is as safe as possible. Show More Summary

News Roundup and Open Thread for Thursday, August 13, 2015

It's looking grim for Christie in New Hampshire: In Boston Herald's new NH poll, the first since the Fox show, Christie sunk to a tie for 10th place (3%). In the previous average of five polls from Real Clear Politics, he had been 5th (6.5%). Show More Summary

Troubling Development in Wharton State Forest

Promoted by Rosi. What say you, Pinelands fans? Good day friends, My name is Bill Caruso and I have been a long-time friend to many on this website but sadly, mostly just a lurker. I have spent the better part of the last 20+ years working in government at both the federal and state level. Show More Summary

News Roundup and Open Thread for Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Christie's Continued Mismanagement of New Jersey After the legislature passed a bill reducing the sales tax on yachts (I guess because the millionaires need the money), Governor Christie said that did not go far enough. He wants the sales tax reduced on all boats. Show More Summary

News Roundup and Open Thread for Tuesday, August 11, 2015

TRANSPORTCLUSTERF Eyewitness news: Heading toward but not into the Lincoln Tunnel this morning, there were 100's of busses stalled trying to get into the single bus lane leading toward the tunnel. On the way back 2 miles from the GW Bridge a sign indicated 34 minutes to cross the bridge. Show More Summary

When You Punch Teachers Unions, You're Punching Teachers

Cross--posted with Jersey Jazzman. Fortunately, I was outside of the country when Chris Christie sank to his latest new low: The New Jersey governor was on CNN on Sunday, where host Jake Tapper asked, "At the national level, who deserves...Show More Summary

The Persistence of Christie's Legacy

As Chris Christie's presidential ambitions (at least for 2016) begin to unravel, his legacy as governor is simultaneously being formed. Due to some of his more egregious actions, that legacy will weigh heavily in New Jersey for decades to come. Show More Summary

News Roundup and Open Thread for Monday, August 10, 2015

Jazzman here, sitting in for Rosi on this late round-up (had hard time shaking off the jet-lag this morning -- see below). Let's get to it: Christie Debate Fallout: There were two big Chris Christie moments in the clown show that was...Show More Summary

Live Tweeting Senate Legislative Oversight

@BlueJersey will be live-tweeting today's Senate Legislative Oversight hearings on Amtrak, NJ Transit, the Gateway Tunnel and other long-term transportation capital funding needs. You can also listen to the audio on the Legislature's web site.

Christie's candidacy has problems

In the Fox show Gov. Christie held short but colorful debates with Sen. Rand Paul and former Governor Mike Huckabee where he made points and got attention, but so did they in their responses. He appeared awkward at times, not as smooth...Show More Summary

Just Because its Legal Doesn't Mean it's Ethical

Like many of us, I receive a slew of e-mails from politicians asking for my money. I guess they feel that they don't receive quite enough from the corporation-persons that wine and dine them as well as fill their campaign coffers. Most...Show More Summary

Planning New Jersey's Energy Future

This is the third in a series of articles or news gathering of science and technology policy issues facing New Jersey or the nation. Thanks to my science and environment intern Arcadia Lee for research and drafting this article. Cross-posted at Energy touches the lives of every New Jersey resident - every day. Show More Summary

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