Monday, August 28, 2006

Quick Monday round-up

A bit of a slow regional news day, to judge by the random smatter of articles...
  • New Jersey's Senate race is centering on the immigration issue, and especially as highlighted by recent events in Riverside. A Daily News opinion piece looks at the motivations and repurcussions of attempts by local regions to handle immigration issues in the absence of better federal guidelines.

  • Also across the river, NJ farmers are switching from beef to more exotic stock, like ostriches and llamas, for everything from alternative meats to petting zoos.

  • Mayor Street is taking his executive team on power-walks through Fairmont and other areas, at 6am on Sundays. Sounds like a deal-breaker to me, heh.

  • The Daily News has a profile of Eileen DiFranco, the female priest ordained in the Philadelphia region a few weeks ago.

  • DN columnist Earnie Smith reports on another zoning/development debacle, this time one where the developer made peace with the neighbors but then hit opposition from the neighborhood civic association. Of course it's important that abutting neighbors not be "bought off" at the expense of the larger neighborhood. But this points up the general problems developers have with Philadelphia's piecemeal approval process.

  • An Inquirer editorial looks at FEMA in the aftermath of Katrina, and what it has and hasn't made better about its preparations for handling disaster.

  • State Rep. (and mayoral hopeful) Dwight Evans writes the DN about recent proposals on gun regulations and violence.

  • AAJane notes that State Rep. candidate Brian Lentz just won a popularity contest that will bring his race some additional support from the state party.

  • Albert wanders by the local Democratic headquarters and notices a couple of significant ommissions from the promo banners in their windows. ahem!

  • The blogger at Phillyville offers some guidelines for mayoral hopefuls on what the city really needs in a leader. Food for thought, anyway.

  • Pennsyltucky Politics notices a novel play for publicity by Jim Gerlach. (the linked article is at the top of the frame when loaded...)
    (via PoliticsPhilly)

2 Comments:

Blogger RNinNC said...

ACM, I hate to break into a thread like this, but I couldn't find another direct email link to contact you. My name is Mike, and I'm volunteering with the CrashingTheStates Project. We are putting together a cross-country road trip to visit 20 different campaigns which define the netroot's impact on politics today. Two LA bloggers, RealityBitesBack and hekebolos(Gary and Dante), will make this epic 48 day journey starting on Sept. 14th. We will be filming a documentary of the experience, but there will be far more than the film happening along the way.
With each visit, we will be following and filming a candidate through his or her day on the campaign trail. Also, there will be a 20-30 minute face-to-face interview where we will ask the candidate questions composed by both ourselves and other bloggers beforehand. These interviews will hit the web as video podcasts each night. During the evening, local bloggers will get together with Gary and Dante to discuss the impact of local blogging on political races, and to post diaries to both local and national political blogs. We would very much like for you to be a part of this exciting project!
Gary and Dante will be in your area from September 21 through September 24 to visit with Joe Sestak and Patrick Murphy in the Philadelphia area. Please let me know if you are able to participate so that we can make some more solid plans with you. Also, as we are on a netroots-shoestring budget, we are looking for volunteers along the way to offer a night or two of lodging and/or meals. Hey, every little bit will help!

Looking forward to hearing back from you!
Mike (screenname: RNinNC)
crashingthestates@gmail.com

www.CrashingTheStates.com

5:49 PM  
Anonymous albert said...

he'll power walk every sunday at 6a but won't take a bike ride with brett mandel? feh.

7:22 PM  

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