Tag Archives: Jim McGreevey

Recalling the Challenger tragedy

When the space shuttle Challenger exploded 29 years ago today, killing all seven astronauts aboard, I was working as a State House reporter for The News Tribune of Woodbridge. It’s one of those days a journalist always remembers because it … Continue reading

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A PR Lesson Courtesy of Wally Backman

I am a big baseball fan – a New York Mets fan to be exact, and that has not been easy the past few years. On the other hand, thanks to their colorful and controversial off-the-field activities, the Mets often … Continue reading

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Public Figures Have Yet to Learn an Important Lesson about their Personal Lives

Seven years ago today, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey made international news when he announced that he was gay, had engaged in an extramarital affair and was resigning as the state’s chief executive. Since then, it seems that America’s politicians … Continue reading

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Political Parties Are Not the Only Winners and Losers in Redistricting

Next month, after we learn what New Jersey’s 40 Legislative districts will look like when the State Apportionment Commission completes its work, we also will get a sense of which political party fares better under the new map. But the … Continue reading

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Separated at Birth?

State Supreme Court Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto has not exactly distinguished himself on the bench, but I for one will be sad to see him go. Back in 2004 after news reports appeared about then-Governor Jim McGreevey’s decision to nominate Rivera-Soto … Continue reading

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Did New Jersey Elect Governor McChristie?

Having been in the room eight years ago when the State House Press Corps staged a mini-revolt in reaction to the McGreevey Administration’s attempt to set a new set of ground rules for a press briefing on the state’s fiscal … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Birthday & NJ Govs

As we celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, it’s a good time to note that Chris Christie quoted Lincoln at the end of his inauguration speech in January: When Abraham Lincoln came to New Jersey in February of 1861, awaiting his swearing … Continue reading

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