News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Have a pint of F.U. Sandy beer.

Young, gay and homeless

  • Conference shed light on the struggles of some of NJ's young people.

    Obama inauguration will feature signs of N.J.'s recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

  • Banners and signs heralding "New Jersey: A State of Resilience" will decorate Union Station and 150 city buses, paid for by the state's privately-funded marketing arm.

    Wisniewski: GOP turned its back on New Jersey with Sandy aid bill

  • Christie spent a lot of time helping GOP candidates win and keep the House.

    $4.4M to $2.7M

  • NJ Republicans outraised NJ Dems last year.

    Did the Middlesex County Clerk accept petitions 3 days after deadline - from favored candidates?

  • Tuesday's election will determine the first 2 school board members in city history to be chosen directly by voters, rather than appointed by the Mayor.

    Newspaper Guild says it will bargain a new contract under threat Philadelphia Inquirer will be liquidated

  • Norcross (group) threatened last week to liquidate assets including the Inky, Daily News & philly.com unless it got new agreements with all 11 unions by today. The Guild reps journalists.

    Tim DaGiau - A medical marijuana success story, tripped up by part of NJ's law

  • Choose family or health.

    West Ward Councilman Ron C. Rice

  • Newark councilman testifies he warned school district of open gate days before 2007 murders.

    Chris Christie v. _____

  • Monmouth Dems host Buono in packed IBEW hall.

  • Powerful N.J. Democrats show support for Buono to challenge Christie.



  • The politics of gun control: Christie aims for the center.

  • Christie avoids cities, minorities for town hall meetings, critics say>

  • The Town Hall Show. Katz, Christie Chronicles


  • Despite heated opposition from environmentalists, lawmakers yesterday handily approved a bill that opponents say may weaken drinking-water quality protections.

  • After Sandy's blackouts, Panel OKs fund to pay for NJ transit projects.

    Camden County Metro Division police force grant approved

  • Start-up costs now approved; $7.5M - $5M from state, $2M from AG's office.


  • NJ adds nearly 31k jobs in December (nearly 2/3 of 2012's job growth in one post-Sandy month), but December's unemployment rate was 9.6%, and November's was adjusted upward to 9.7%.

  • Paulsboro: Conrail wants to settle.

  • NJ fracking moratorium ends.

  • Ravitch was right: For years, NJ's government has raided various funds to balance the budget, now there's nothing left to borrow. Byrne


  • Christie task force has 2 months to recommend how to reduce violence.


  • School security summit.
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