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(11/04/09 5:00am)

Governor-elect Chris Christie says he and Lt. Governor-elect Kim Guadagno will not waste any time addressing New Jersey's issues in a bipartisan manner during his victory speech last night in Parsippany. Christie won the election by a 4 percent margin, taking 49 percent of the state's voters.


 

(11/04/09 5:00am)

Governor-elect Chris Christie says he and Lt. Governor-elect Kim Guadagno will not waste any time addressing New Jersey's issues in a bipartisan manner during his victory speech last night in Parsippany. Christie won the election by a 4 percent margin, taking 49 percent of the state's voters.



















Wards needed for vital city change

(11/03/09 5:00am)

Let us begin with the observation that New Brunswick is an incredibly diverse community, comprised of students, small business owners, families, academics and professionals — in short, people of virtually all creeds, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. As a consequence of this diversity, each of the city's neighborhoods faces specific challenges and has unique needs. Unfortunately, under the current at-large system of representation, to use the term loosely, the needs and concerns of many New Brunswick residents, primarily students and minorities, have simply not been heard or, worse, have been deliberately ignored by Mayor Jim Cahill and the members of the city council. When the city's public schools need more funding and better facilities, when many of its neighborhoods are far more unsafe than others, when law enforcement resources are being used inefficiently, ineffectively and often unconstitutionally to criminalize peaceful activities, our least empowered citizens deserve, at the very least, some assurance that their voices are being heard, that their concerns matter as much as those of their more affluent neighbors. As it stands, the current system is inherently undemocratic, privileging the concerns of the city's wealthiest and most powerful interests over all others. The construction of luxury hotels, deluxe condominiums, overpriced restaurants and multistory parking decks in the downtown area, all to the benefit of the commercial sector, have dominated New Brunswick's agenda for years while ordinary residents have been lucky to receive the occasional platitude about job creation or safer roads. It is this type of unequal treatment that inspired concerned New Brunswick residents to launch a campaign for change.