A Discussion about Progressive and Democratic Partnership

I wanted to share a conversation that I’m having with both a lot of grassroots activists behind the scenes here, and more explicitly with the Blue Jersey community. That is a discussion about the best strategy for progressive activists to deal with local party structures with mixed records on supporting progressives.  That’s a hard conversation … Read more of A Discussion about Progressive and Democratic Partnership

What #HQ2 could really mean for New Jersey by Jared Hunter

Everyone has been writing about the possibility of a new Amazon headquarters here in New Jersey, so I’ll throw my two cents in as well for what it’s worth.  There have been quite a few major proposals submitted throughout the continental United States and the last day to submit those proposals was on Thursday if … Read more of What #HQ2 could really mean for New Jersey by Jared Hunter

The End of Christie’s Camden Era, Black Panther, Campaign Post-Mortems and More

A lot to talk about in Camden this week, from Christie’s last visit to the city as governor, Camden’s Amazon bid (and how New Jersey chose not to support it), the Camden spotlight in the final gubernatorial debate, a primary campaign post-mortem from Sean Brown, and difficult news on Camden crime. Lots to talk about! … Read more of The End of Christie’s Camden Era, Black Panther, Campaign Post-Mortems and More

What’s the Risk of Running for Governor? by Jared Hunter

Last Tuesday a debate was held for both gubernatorial candidates for New Jersey: Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno.  Murphy is a former ambassador to Germany under President Obama and a retired Goldman Sachs executive and Guadagno is the current Lieutenant Governor for the State of New Jersey under Governor Chris Christie.  I’ve watched a lot … Read more of What’s the Risk of Running for Governor? by Jared Hunter

Looking to Newark for Neighborhood Revitalization by Chad Socha

I’ve been super impressed by the level of discourse in our comments recently. I wanted to make sure to highlight this comment from Chad Socha, who responds to concerns that Camden’s development is focused downtown and suggests looking to Newark for best practices: The article you connected in terms of “politically-connected businesses” states the issue … Read more of Looking to Newark for Neighborhood Revitalization by Chad Socha