It’s been three years since Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show to announce a $100 million gift to the Newark School District. John Mooney of NJ Spotlight examines where that money has been spent in the last three years and where it will be spent in the future.
Meanwhile, Cory Booker has tapped Facebook’s Director of Public Policy Louisa Terrell to be his chief of staff in the U.S. Senate.
New Jersey voters will get to decide through referendum on whether or not to raise the state’s minimum wage on November 5. Both NJTV and the Star-Ledger/NJ.com have stories detailing personal stories of those struggling on minimum wage salaries as well as testimonials from business community leaders who fear the hike could damage the economic recovery.
Speaking of Nov. 5, NJ Spotlight has debuted its election guide, Barbara Buono got the spotlight on the Brian Lehrer Show on Monday, and NJTV and others are puzzling over who will be the next NJ state Assembly leader.
Finally, Trentonian reporters are live-blogging from Camden today to explore the question of whether Trenton is in danger of becoming more like its struggling urban neighbor to the south.
Our full roundup:
Facebook Gift Hits Third Birthday with New Focus on Principals NJ Spotlight*
Explainer: What’s Become of Zuckerberg’s $100M Gift to Newark Schools NJ Spotlight*
Booker turns to Facebook, not Twitter, to tap chief of staff PolitckerNJ
Booker chief has Facebook, Biden ties Philly.com
NJ Spotlight Unveils Comprehensive Election 2013 Site NJ Spotlight*
Living on $7.25 an hour: As voters decide whether to hike minimum wage, workers share their stories Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Voters Will Decide on Minimum Wage Hike NJTV*
Assembly Dems Likely to Choose Prieto to Replace Oliver as Speaker NJTV*
Spirits Still Roam The Halls Of Old Elizabeth V. Edwards School In Barnegat Barnegat-Manahawkin Patch
Gay Couple Marries in Montclair in Midnight Ceremony Montclair Patch
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