Meanwhile, Chris Christie’s lead over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono only grows.
The NJ News Commons has awarded $28,000 in seed money to incubate seven news sites throughout the state. Read about the recipients here. The Commons also teamed up with Hack Jersey this past Saturday to do a deep dive into campaign contribution for state elected officials.
And we’ve got a healthcare story that is not about Obamacare: A Camden doctor has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for his work bringing better health care at lower cost to Camden residents.
Also in Camden, NJ Spotlight covers the first school board meeting for the new, state-appointed Camden schools superintendent.
At the other end of the state, there’s a great story from Joe Malinconico of the Paterson Press looking into possible excessive severance payments made to former city officials in Paterson.
And the best quote from NJ Today’s video of the new coadjutor Archbishop of Newark when asked if he would have done anything different than Archbishop Myers in handling recent issues related to Fr. Michael Fugee and sex scandals in the church: “Well, I probably would meet more often with the editorial board of the Star-Ledger.”
Our full roundup:
Poll Shows Tightening of Booker-Lonegan Race Associated Press
Poll shows Booker vs. Lonegan race for U.S. Senate is tighter than expected Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Lonegan gaining on Booker in race for U.S. Senate seat NewsWorks*
Poll shows tightening of Booker-Lonegan race FoxNews
At Lonegan fundraisers, Rand Paul raises more cash than Chris Christie Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Quinnipiac: Christie leads 64-30% PolitickerNJ
Affordable health care may cost more in NJ News 12 New Jersey
Genius grant for Camden doctor Courier-Post
Camden School Chief’s First Public Meeting Makes Clear That Much Has Changed NJ Spotlight*
Second Brother Released in Autumn Pasquale Killing West Deptford Patch
Paterson payroll records show $188,000 in severance to former mayor’s Cabinet members Paterson Press
She’s So UniiQU3 Glocally Newark*
Developing a solution to track campaign giving Hack Jersey*
Shakeup at Newark Archdiocese Could Spell Beginning of the End for Myers NJTV*
UPDATE: Resolution Urging State Legislature to Override Chrstie Same-Sex Marriage Veto Pulled for Lack of Support Franklin Reporter & Advocate*