Wake-Up Call: Friday, August 29, 2008

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Celebrating Obama, King at Jersey City party

"Yes they can" party for their party — that's what the crowd at Cafe Nostalgia in Jersey City is showing tonight, at a gathering to watch Barack Obama accept the Democratic nomination for president. (Paul Koepp, The Star-Ledger)

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2008/08/celebrating_obama_king_at_jers.html

Obama's positions mesh well with N.J Democrats'

DENVER — New Jersey Democrats leave today excited about the prospect of a White House administration that champions their issues rather than opposes them. (Herb Jackson, The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/politics/Obamas_positions_mesh_well_with_NJ_Democrats.html

Cid Wilson leaning toward District 37 Assembly bid

DENVER — Former Assembly candidate Cid Wilson, who ran and aborted a primary campaign against District 37 Assembly members Gordon Johnson and Valerie Vainieri-Huttle, said today that he may run again. (PolitickerNJ)

http://www.politickernj.com/matt-friedman/22913/cid-wilson-leaning-towards-district-37-assembly-bid

Jersey delegates caught up in the moment

On the bus to Invesco Field at Mile High for Sen. Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech, Terri Boyer bubbled over with an excitement that had been mounting inside her since she arrived in Denver for the Democratic National Convention. (Joyce J. Persico, The Trenton Times)

http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1219982779208990.xml&coll=5

Without tickets, they relied on faith

DENVER – When Valerie Wilson saw Illinois Sen. Barack Obama on TV delivering the keynote address four years ago at the Democratic National Convention, she knew he was someone to follow. (Heather Appel, The Herald News)

http://www.myheraldnews.com/view.html?type=stories&action=detail&sub_id=43059

Merkt to run for governor

Conservative Assemblyman Richard A. Merkt, a Morris County Republican, said yesterday that he intended to run for governor and would form an exploratory committee to help map out his plans. (Jonathan Tamari, Philadelphia Inquirer)

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/nj/20080829_GOP_assemblyman_Merkt_to_run_for_governor.html

Candidates a plenty if Corzine bolts

The governor calls it the "scrum." (The Jersey Journal)

http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1219991195166460.xml&coll=3

Black attendees from New Jersey take pride in historic nomination

DENVER – Stephenine Dixon left Atlantic City for the Mile High City last weekend determined to see history made.

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/186/story/242051.html

Lovely, and lighted by the sun

The first phase of Jersey City's beautification program is complete, and the results – flowers, flags and solar-powered lights surrounding welcome signs at the city's edges – are not just easy on the eyes but on the environment too. (Lysa Chen, The Jersey Journal)

http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/jerseycity/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1219991171166460.xml&coll=3

GOP candidates criticize inspector general

Republican freeholder candidates Cindy Randazzo and Tom White yesterday demanded the resignation of county Inspector General Robert Farkas and the formation of a bipartisan citizen board to investigate alleged ethics problems. (Meir Rinde, Trenton Times)

http://www.nj.com/news/times/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-14/1219982703208990.xml&coll=5

Latinos in Dover seeking more clout

Several advocates for Dover's Latino community have asked to join a newly formed volunteer group that oversees funding for local drug and alcohol prevention programs, after protesting its lack of Latino representation. (Julie O'Connor, The Star-Ledger)

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/morris/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1219984642278890.xml&coll=1

Rutherford lifts intoxication law

RUTHERFORD — Go ahead and have a drink in Rutherford. (Associated Press)

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080828/NEWS/80828008

Nicke to lead rec department

MILLVILLE – The city will not have to go very far to find a replacement for its retiring superintendent of parks and recreation. (Jaime Marine, Bridgeton News)

http://www.nj.com/bridgeton/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1219983924257330.xml&coll=10

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Wake-Up Call: Friday, August 29, 2008