Polls indicate an easy victory for Newark Mayor Cory Booker in October's special election for NJ's open US Senate seat. But win or lose, Booker is not running for reelection in Newark's mayoral race, and the post-Booker era appears imminent. NJ Today correspondent David Cruz discusses Booker's legacy, and takes a look at what's next for New Jersey's largest city, including the tricky business of determining a successor.
WNYC senior reporter Bob Hennelly, NJ Spotlight's John Mooney, Baristanet's Debra Galant and NJTV reporter David Cruz will join Brian to lead a discussion about New Jersey towns. What do the state’s hundreds and hundreds of municipalities mean to New Jersey hearts and minds, and what do they mean for governance and economics?
After watching how we all comported ourselves during the primaries, I guess the biggest question we should be asking is “have you no shame?” But, that’s a rhetorical question at this point, right? It seems the only thing we’re all actually able to agree on is that our national political and cultural conversation is as dangerously dopey as it’s ever been.
I tried to bid an official farewell to summer with a dip in the waters at my favorite spot off the Jersey Shore (the place, not the TV show), but swimming was restricted, such were the riptide conditions left over from the hurricane that just skidded past us a few days ago.
Fran Moran, professor of political science at New Jersey City University talks about demographic shifts in Hudson County over the last ten years. Hudson County Executive Thomas DeGise, discusses how population changes have impacted policy in the county. David Cruz, long time resident and freelance reporter, provides analysis of the changes he's seen in Hudson County. And Christine Goodman, artist and founder of Art House Productions and Jelynne Jardiniano, entrepreneur and founder of LITM, talk about the development of Jersey City. Plus, community activist Ines Garcia-Keim, talks about the Latino community in and around Hoboken.