July 31, 2012 |
That New Jersey ranks highly as a good place to raise children isn't surprising. After all, its residents are among the wealthiest per capita in America. But the makers of public policy in the state must address shortcomings in combating child poverty that the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kid's Count report says have gotten worse since the recession. New Jersey ranked fourth overall in the report — below New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Pennsylvania was 14th.
December 13, 1993 |
New Jersey is in the news again and whenever New Jersey is in the news it's not good. The election of a woman governor, Christie Todd Whitman, should have brought us some positive media coverage as a progressive state. Instead, Ed Rollins, her political strategist, bragged that he suppressed the turnout of African American voters. If such political chicanery had happened in any other state, I suspect it wouldn't have been the lead story of the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour. Of course, Rollins later said he was lying, but the damage was done.
July 29, 2013 |
TRENTON - Where is Cory Booker? It's a question that has dogged the Newark mayor for much of his tenure, with critics saying Booker spends too much time raising his profile on late-night talk shows in New York and elsewhere to be an effective public servant. On Saturday, that question overshadowed the first Democratic debate before the Aug. 13 primary in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. While Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and U.S. Reps. Rush Holt and Frank Pallone discussed entitlement reform, job growth, and gun control, they mostly wondered why Booker wasn't with them.
November 7, 2012
(xx% of the vote) *Robert Menendez (D). . . xx,xxx Joe Kyrillos (R). . . xx,xxx Daryl Brooks (I). . . xx,xxx Gwen Diakos (I). . . xx,xxx David Dranikoff (I). . . xx,xxx Kenneth Kaplan (I). . . xx,xxx Eugene Lavergne (I). . . xx,xxx Gregory Pason (I). . . xx,xxx Inder Soni (I). . . xx,xxx Robert Turkavage (I). . . xx,xxx Ken Wolski (I). . . xx,xxx *Incumbent D-Democratic; I-Independent; R-Republican
May 30, 2013 |
MORNINGS ARE LOOKING a little different at Fox 29. Dawn Timmeney , the former NBC10 anchor who was axed in December, is now full time on Fox, where she used to work part time. She'll be hanging with Mike Jerrick , Sheinelle Jones and Kacie McDonnell on "Good Day Philadelphia" more regularly now. Anchor (and former Sexy Single) Thomas Drayton , who usually takes the evening anchor chair, is moving to morning for the foreseeable future. Drayton will now be on 4:30 to 6 a.m. Relative newbie Iain Page will take over the nighttime in Drayton's absence.
February 27, 2014 |
A proposal to have SEPTA or NJ Transit take over operations of the troubled PATCO commuter rail line won't win support from the New Jersey leadership of the bistate agency that runs PATCO. "That will never happen," said Jeffrey L. Nash, the Camden County freeholder who also is vice chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority, owner of PATCO. "PATCO is one of the most successful transit systems in the nation, with an extraordinary record of customer satisfaction," Nash said Tuesday.
October 18, 2013
A TWEAK in New Jersey beer regs is paying immediate dividends for Garden State beer drinkers. Under longstanding rules, breweries had been prevented from selling beer for consumption on their own premises. That meant no tasting rooms, which are a significant source of revenue for breweries in practically every other state. The law was changed last year, however, to allow breweries to sell pints to those who tour their facilities. As a result, small brewers are opening what amount to quasi-brewpubs that sell only house beer (no food)
October 19, 2013 |
MOUNT LAUREL Government officials hailed the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 as "a game-changer" at a regional economic summit Friday. "This is the most influential piece of legislation ever to impact South Jersey," Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. told about 300 business leaders, bankers, academics, entrepreneurs, and others at the Westin Hotel & Conference Center. "You should all get to know it. " Cappelli spoke at the eighth annual Tri-County Economic Development Summit, which gives an update on the region's economic health.
August 28, 2007
With all due respect to Joseph "Red" Mascara and his New Jersey song ("Oh, say, can we get an official state song?" Aug. 19), the song needs to be more specific as to why New Jersey is great. Attached is another attempt, sung to the easy-to-sing tune, "Away in a Manger. " The final stanza is just for comic relief. New Jersey, New Jersey: Our state's got it all, From cities to farmlands We proudly stand tall. We've Pine Barrens and seashores, Lakes, mountains, and streams, Quaint towns and lush gardens It's the state of our dreams.