A week after the NY Daily News ran the front-page headline “Who You Calling an Idiot, Fatso?”, the NY Post weighs in on the fitness — or lack thereof — of NJ pols with a story on a more corpulent Cory Booker.
While NJ laments the lack of admirable skinny politicians like Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, Christie is also defending his weight west of the Hudson, blasting gubernatorial opponent Barbara Buono for a joke referencing his weight that was caught on YouTube.
Meanwhile, Booker was in South Jersey hanging with Oprah Winfrey and her steady Stedman Graham, who is a native of South Jersey and is the Executive Director of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro, NJ.
In other news, NJTV continues to delve into local pols’ response to potential military action in Syria, schools implement new security measures, and New Jerseyans continue to react — negatively and positively — to NJ Monthly’s annual “best towns” survey (check out the comments).
Watch Rep. Lance Says Constituents Oppose Military Action in Syria on PBS. See more from NJToday.
Our full roundup:
PHOTOS: 25th Annual Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro Reunion Cape May County Herald
Once-fit Cory Booker packs on the pounds as he campaigns for Senate NY Post
Christie blasts rival over fat joke Politico
Newark double shooting marks city’s 9th homicide in 9 days Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
Report: Newark Among Nation’s Most Hazardous Cities for Drivers Newark Patch
Home prices in New Jersey continue to rise Star-Ledger/NJ.com*
New Jersey Schools Implement New Security Measures NJTV*
Best Places to Live in New Jersey 2013 NJ Monthly
Rep. Lance Says Constituents Oppose Military Action in Syria NJTV*
Buono Unveils Her Education Plan WBGO News
Analysis: Sen. Bob Menendez’s performance to be judged on the world stage The Record
Nyad swim to benefit Sandy victims Philadelphia Inquirer
First West Nile deaths in N.J. confirmed Philadelphia Inquirer
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