The Star-Ledger sought to answer that question with an in-depth look at Barbara Buono’s humble beginnings, progressive politics and sometimes alienating political style.
Meanwhile, all those accusatory press conferences by Steve Lonegan may be paying off: the latest Quinnipiac poll shows a sharp decline in Cory Booker’s lead over his Senatorial opponent (12 points), while a poll on Monday had Booker’s lead at 26 points.
After Archbishop Myers’ struggles dealing with Fr. Michael Fugee and sex scandals in the church, bothThe Record and Star-Ledger ponder the significance of Pope Francis’ new appointment of a coadjutor archbishop to the Achdiocese of Newark.
In other news: a piranha relative shows up in the Passaic River; New Jerseyans struggle to get out the word on Obamacare; Rutgers changes its alma mater; and deadlines approach for flood insurance appeals for Sandy victims.
Our full roundup:
Buono’s life has helped shape her progressive ideals Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Poll: Cory Booker lead shrinks Politico
Booker leads Lonegan by 26 percentage points in U.S. Senate race, new poll shows Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Voter Fatigue Could Hurt Turnout in November Election NJTV*
Young Child Killed In Crosswalk on Bloomfield Avenue Yesterday UPDATED Baristanet
Small companies may start to see impact of crowdfunding as early as next week NJBIZ
New Jersey’s Bargain-Basement Obamacare Campaign WNYC/NJPR
Deadline Approaches for Flood Insurance Appeals NJPR
Piranha cousin hooked in Passaic The Record
Chemical leak at United Water Haworth plant brings large emergency response Cliffview Pilot*
The Big Brew Beer Fest Returns To Morristown This Saturday Devil Gourmet*
Sailboat Washes Ashore on Island Beach Ocean Signal*
Rumson Outdraws Asbury in Gun Buyback Red Bank Green*
Pope names assistant archbishop to Newark The Record
Plainfield native hopes to kick-start movie project — about the projects Elizabeth Inside Out*
Rutgers changes 140-year-old alma mater Associated Press
Newark’s New City Council President Hopes to Unify the City and the Council WBGO News
Christie’s property-tax record cuts both ways Associated Press
John McCain’s daughter says she’s ‘done’ with Chris Christie Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
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