Politico has an interesting story on the chief impediment to Phil Murphy’s agenda in the New Jersey legislature. Namely, the head of his own party there, Steve Sweeney.
I love that Sweeney is always referred to as “working-class”
even though because his father was the president and business manager of a big powerful union and an elected official for 41 years.
Murphy’s dad never graduated high school, but that’s America for you. Bust your ass to get to Harvard and it’s “Hasty Pudding!” the rest of your career.
Chris Brown wrote to Phil Murphy asking for Atlantic County to get its 13.5% share of the PILOT moneys the AC casinos throw off. So wait, the suburbs need the city to pay more taxes. Is that the story we’re going with?
Fifty years ago Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated the day after making a speech in support of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, two of whom had been killed in the back of a garbage truck a few months earlier. Erin Serpico has a moving account of the service at the Second Baptist Church yesterday in remembrance.
Lastly, what to do with a dead mall: Turn it into a town center! What if that doesn’t work either?
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