Wake-Up Call: Thursday, August 28, 2008

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Panel sets date for hearing on Corzine-Katz e-mails

An appellate panel has scheduled a November hearing on Gov. Jon Corzine's bid to keep secret e- mails he exchanged with former state workers union leader Carla Katz. (Claire Heininger, The Star-Ledger)

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-11/1219898136179090.xml&coll=1

A Biden bump? South Jersey Dems think so

DENVER — When New Jersey Democrats speak of Joe Biden, who is set to address the nation tonight as Barack Obama's vice presidential pick, they sound like he's a fellow Jersey guy, not an official of neighboring Delaware. (Gregory J. Volpe, Asbury Park Press)

http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080827/POLITICS/80827061

For black delegates, a day of wonder

DENVER — This is the day a black man accepts the nomination to be president of the United States. (Bob Braun, The Star-Ledger)

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/08/for_black_nj_delegates_a_day_o.html

Intimate meeting with Clinton wasn't all it was hyped up to be

Clinton delegates who were invited to what was billed as an intimate meeting of NJ Clintonites with her today left their hotel at 11:30 a.m. for the long ride into Denver and the long walk to the Convention Center. (Joan Quigley, Jersey Journal)

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2008/08/at_the_convention_with_joan_qu_6.html

Ex-mayor sues over recall

Claiming she has suffered "embarrassment and shame" at the hands of those who ousted her from office two years ago, the former mayor of Victory Gardens has filed a lawsuit seeking compensa tion for the "severe emotional harm" she said she has suffered since. (Al Frank, The Star-Ledger)

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/morris/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1219898141179090.xml&coll=1

Are Corzine and Lautenberg on solid ground?

DENVER — On paper, there’s nowhere for an aspiring Democrat to go in New Jersey. (Herb Jackson, The Bergen Record)

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

Candidates for top spots in Hoboken to take tests

HOBOKEN – Candidates to permanently replace former Police Chief Carmen LaBruno and former Fire Chief John Casesa, both of whom retired in July, will take state Department of Personnel tests for positions in the next few months, Public Safety Director Bill Bergin said yesterday. (The Jersey Journal)

http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/hoboken/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1219904851118050.xml&coll=3

Bordentown Twp. mayor says stress made him quit

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — After serving on the township committee for eight years, the stress got to be too much for George Chidley. (Meir Rinde, The Trenton Times)

http://www.nj.com/news/times/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-14/1219836639112780.xml&coll=5

Little shift in teacher salary hikes

With New Jersey's public schools soon to open, teacher contract talks are so far seeing little shift in salary increases, but they are yielding some cost savings around health benefits, according to the state's school boards association. (John Mooney, The Star-Ledger)

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-11/1219898196179090.xml&coll=1

Merkt explores race for governor

A conservative Morris County lawmaker is setting his sights on next year's race for governor. (The Daily Record)

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080828/COMMUNITIES/808280334/1203

Suspended public defender resigns

ENGLEWOOD — The city’s public defender, who has longstanding ties to city Democrats, has resigned his post after being suspended by the state for racking up a history of allegedly neglecting his clients. (Maya Kremen, The Bergen Record)

http://www.northjersey.com/news/bergenpolitics/Suspended_public_defender_resigns.html

Camden schools settle suit over field trips

The Camden School District has agreed to settle a lawsuit with 14 parents who said they were swindled by a former elementary school principal who charged their children for field trips the district had paid for. (Troy Graham, Philadelphia Inquirer)

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/nj/20080828_Camden_schools_settle_suit_over_field_trips.html

Program seeks to keep'em in Glassboro

People who work in Glassboro may soon be able to apply for low-interest mortgage loans to buy homes here as part of a state program that is being adopted by other communities throughout New Jersey. (Jessica Driscoll, Gloucester County Times)

http://www.nj.com/gloucester/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1219911939296780.xml&coll=8

Peterson steps down as freeholder for U.D. seat

UPPER DEERFIELD TWP. – Freeholder Bruce Peterson will step down from his post on the Cumberland County freeholder board this week to fill the vacant seat on the Upper Deerfield Township Committee formerly held by Ralph Cocove, who died earlier this year. (Matt Dunn, Bridgeton News)

http://www.nj.com/bridgeton/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1219896624147250.xml&coll=10

County banks on more parking

BRIDGETON – The Cumberland County Courthouse is expected to receive 50 new public parking spaces by next spring. (Matt Dunn, Bridgeton News)

http://www.nj.com/bridgeton/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1219896618147250.xml&coll=10

Wrap Up: Wednesday's PolitickerNJ.com coverage from Denver and New Jersey

http://www.politickernj.com/editor/22773/wrap-wednesdays-politickernjcom-coverage-denver-and-new-jersey

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Wake-Up Call: Thursday, August 28, 2008