Still mystified by the process of filing an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request? Head to New Brunswick on Monday, October 7 where two experts will describe how to file an OPRA request, good ways to make sure your request is granted, and what to do if your request is denied. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit here.
And tomorrow, Oct. 5, WHYY is holding a free community journalism workshop in Toms River. Find out more here.
Weather is in the news: Cllimate Central has posted dynamic graphics illustrating Superstorm Sandy’s power. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Tropical Storm Karen will — thankfully — fizzle before reaching New Jersey.
Politics mark the pre-weekend conversation. Sarah Palin and Rick Perry have endorsed Steve Lonegan. Christie blames NJ Transit’s Sandy losses on a low-level employee. A powerful NJ Democratic power broker is under fire. Art Gallagher at More Monmouth Musings muses over Lonegan’s internal polling that has the Republican Senate candidate only 3 points behind Democrat Cory Booker.
Meanwhile, Booker and Lonegan will be debating at 1 p.m. today. Watch it here.
In case you missed it, the Star-Ledger debuted an “Obamacare Help Desk” on Tuesday. No political comments are allowed, just questions about signing up. Check it out here.
This from WNYC/NJPR:
Our full roundup:
Christie says NJ Transit chief wasn’t to blame for loss of rail equipment during Superstorm Sandy The Record
New Jersey Senate candidates Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan to debate 7Online
The Most Detailed Visuals of Hurricane Sandy, Revealed Climate Central*
Palin endorses Lonegan PolitickerNJ
Lonegan Down By 3? More Monmouth Musings
*Tropical Storm Karen will fizzle out by the time it reaches New Jersey, forecasters say Press of Atlantic City
Booker, Lonegan Welcome Battle Over Federal Shutdown NJ Spotlight*
NJ Farmers Use Agritourism to Attract Visitors NJ Today*
Newark Mayoral Candidate Anibal Ramos Unveils His Public Safety Agenda WBGO News
More Than 3,000 Furloughed at NJ Military Base WNYC/NJPR
Newark Teacher’s Union Fights $30 Million Grant WNYC/NJPR
Paterson police look to make Special Operations Unit permanent Paterson Press
ACA Grace Period for Late Payments Could Post Problems for Doctors, Hospitals NJ Spotlight*
Already some flu activity in New Jersey WBGO News
Rowan University breaks ground on its future The Daily Journal
Obamacare Help Desk: You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Why a spike in private school enrollment is costing Lakewood public schools more NewsWorks*
DiVincenzo charges get quick response Philadelphia Inquirer
- On Friday, October 11, Deborah Smith of JerseyBites.com will lead the training session“Intermediate Social Media for News Sites.” The workshop takes place on the Montclair State University campus in Schmitt Hall, Room 311 from 3-6 p.m. Register here.
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