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Parsippany superintendent spoof

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Incoming Schools Superintendent LeRoy E. Seitz will not start until Oct. 2 but he is already the subject of an anonymous, "Saturday Night Live"-style spoof on the hugely popular YouTube Internet site.

Menendez: Menendez faces complaint about actions as a shareholder

Two Republican state lawmakers filed a formal ethics complaint yesterday, accusing U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of using his previous seat in Congress to protect the value of a stock he owned.

Kean: Pandering to the left will cost Kean

Following the legion of happily defeated "moderates" before him, Torn Kean Jr. has succumbed to the delusion that the key to win ning New Jersey elections lies in pandering to Democrats and liberals. He snubbed Vice President Dick Cheney while using him to raise thousands for his campaign, and he has now joined the chorus calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign. Kean's eagerness to undermine the administration during wartime has nothing to do with any objective assessment of what is happening in the field but has very much to do with the cynical calculus of his pollsters. Like Bob Franks and Doug Forrester before him, Kean will soon learn that he has alienated the conservative base at his peril. Many of us will stay home on Election Day, and Kean will suffer a well-earned loss.

Menendez: Menendez didn't have to take low road but, hey, this is N.J.

New Jersey Democrats are in trouble again over ethics, as if gripped by a curse that will simply not let go.

With FBI agents on their trail, they were sinking into deep denial last week, inventing conspiracy theories to explain away their own bad behavior.

This time the candidate on the hot seat was Sen. Robert Menendez, who faces voters in just two months.

2006 NJ US Senate Election: He was no Cher, and Democrats were not sunny

She wore a slinky black dress with silver sparkles, just like Cher.

She had curly black hair, too. And canned music so she could sing along with Cher's greatest hits.

But this was not your traditional impersonator. Because underneath it all, this lady was a man.

And that created a ruckus when she arrived at the Democratic Party convention in Atlantic City last week to sing and dance at the meeting of the gay caucus.

"We said listen, this is Atlantic City and it's a pretty irreverent place," says Steve Goldstein, founder of Garden State Equality, the state's leading gay-rights organization. "So let's have a little fun, and be a little campy."

Board of Education: Baby has no problem eating while mom is meeting

Baby has no problem eating while mom is meeting
09/13/2006 JJ

HOBOKEN — Last night's school board meeting was business as usual, as board member Theresa Minutillo’s breastfeeding went unremarked.

Twice during the meeting, Minutillo held her 3-month-old daughter, Gabriela Italia Gross, under a pink blanket — a discreet cover for the infant to nurse.

Neither her colleagues nor members of the public who commented when the business of the meeting was finished mentioned her breastfeeding.

Minutillo's critic — a poster on nj.com's Hoboken forum who identified herself as Monica Cardella — did not make an appearance.

"Quite honestly, I was expecting something to happen, but nothing was mentioned," said Minutillo, who said that her colleagues on the board have been nothing but supportive.

Board secretary David Anthony said that instead of creating dissension within the board, the controversy over Minutillo's breastfeeding has been unifying.

"I think actually it brought the board together as a family," said Anthony, who served on the board for 11 years. "This is one issue we can all agree on."

Menendez: Jersey Turns, Dems Panic; Torricelli, Anyone?

A powerful clue that U.S. Senator Robert Menendez might ultimately be forced to withdraw from his bid for a full term in New Jersey emerged last Friday, when he addressed the question head-on just hours after the world learned that he is the subject of a federal criminal investigation.

“The answer is no,” he said.

That may sound a touch familiar to New Jerseyans. It was, after all, around this time four Septembers ago that Senator Robert Torricelli’s re-election campaign—besieged by similar speculation—spent a weekend attaching a simple, defiant message to Torricelli lawn signs around the state: “Nobody fights harder.”

The very next week, of course, Mr. Torricelli quit the race in tears.

Menendez: Party insiders wonder if Menendez can survive

News of subpoenas at a non-profit group tied to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez set Democratic insiders buzzing Friday about whether to repeat the "2002 switcheroo" that replaced a wounded candidate with a winner in the final weeks of the campaign.

"It's not at the point where party leaders are saying to Bob, 'You gotta get out,' but it could get that way fast," one insider said by phone from a party conference in Atlantic City where Menendez called the subpoenas politically motivated.

School board member stays abreast, but at least 1 critic nurses a grudge

HOBOKEN - Once or twice a meeting, school board member Theresa Minutillo discreetly drapes a pink receiving blanket over her shoulder and breast-feeds her 3-month-old daughter, Gabriela Italia Gross.

The infant has been nursed at four board meetings, apparently without objection from board members nor the four or five parents who regularly attend the meetings.

But at least one Hoboken resident says the practice leaves a sour taste in her mouth.

McGreevey to tell his story on Oprah

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey is to tell the story of his rise to power as a closeted gay man and his shocking fall from grace as the nation's first openly gay governor in a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Tuesday.

The interview will air Sept. 19, the same day McGreevey's political memoir, "The Confession," goes on sale.

Publisher Regan Books is launching McGreevey's national book tour with the Oprah program. The day after it airs, McGreevey is to appear on NBC's "Today" show, "The View" and "Hannity & Colmes" on Fox News.

McGreevey, 49, retreated from the limelight and has remained publicly silent since resigning as governor two years ago amid a gay sex scandal.