Once an endangered species, Camden County Republicans are re-learning the victory dance: Not just for Chris Christie, who carried the county, but for Mike Friedman, too.
Friedman won re-election to the Voorhees Township Committee Tuesday, solidly defeating Democratic challenger Kurtis Stroemel by 4,054 to 3,269 votes. Voorhees, like the county, has a history of voting Democratic.
"When Mike was first elected three years ago, he was the first Republican winner" in more than a decade, says Brian McGovern, Voorhees Republican chairman. "He was also the first Republican to be re-elected since the 1990s."
Xanadu the movie was a ridiculous extravaganza featuring Olivia Newton-John as the goddess of a roller disco.
Xanadu the stalled Meadowlands mega-mall was already a ridiculous extravagance before a $390 million state Economic Development Authority grant/gift was announced on Halloween. A Canadian company plans to bring the monstrous, moribund money pit back from the dead -- even as malls lose their grip on American consumers.
The project has been a decade in development and in 2011 was re-branded as American Dream Meadowlands. But until the EDA bonanza, the only recent Xana-news was a technical announcement that the developers hailed as "another positive step" in moving the project forward.
Seems a campy rock musical featuring an alien in drag and Susan Sarandon in her underwear is a bit too scary of a Halloween treat for some in Palmyra.
The Burlington County borough will host a free showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Saturday -- for adults only.
A special curfew will require unaccompanied under-18s to be home by 10 so as not to inadvertently encounter the outdoor showing of the 1975 cult classic. The normal Saturday curfew is 11 p.m.
Two South Jersey coffee entrepreneurs have joined forces to boost their businesses.
A startup called Revolution Coffee Roasters, in Collingswood, is supplying beans to the Barrington Coffee House on Clements Bridge Road in Barrington. The coffee house re-opened in March under new ownership.
"This is jumping a hurdle. It can mean everything, in terms of exposure," says Stephen McFadden, 44, of Barrington, one of Revolution's three owners.
But better signage on the two major East Coast highways serving the city itself would be even better.
As anyone who's travelled north on I-95 from Baltimore or south on the NJ Turnpike from NYC knows, Philadelphia is an afterthought, an Interstate orphan. One might be forgiven for thinking that Wilmington, Trenton and Camden are where these two iconic highways lead; signage for Philadelphia is so minimal it barely exists.
Cook's largely one-man campaign to restore this overlooked, underappreciated Camden County Park building has since enjoyed little success, however.
"I feel like I'm getting a runaround," says Cook, 35, who lives in Cherry Hill and is disabled by a neurological disorder.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has short-listed Hall & Oates for induction. It's not a lock for the Philadelphia-cured blue-eyed soul duo.
At In The Mix, pop critic Dan DeLuca notes the stiff competition - Nirvana, the Replacements, Kiss & N.W.A. for starters.
Philly.com has put up a poll, asking: what song of theirs is your favorite?
Energized, looser and far more focused than in her initial encounter with Chris Christie, Barbara Buono tried to redefine the popular incumbent during their second and final debate Tuesday.
With polls showing the governor sailing majestically toward re-election, the state Senator from Middlesex County roiled his shining seas a bit during their 90-minute joint appearance at Montclair State University. Buono's lively barrage of barbs even jostled Christie's calm, although the proudly acerbic governor never lost his cool, dodging deftly and managing to land a few, too.
In the evening's first five minutes, Buono characterized Christie as a bully allied with a "Boardwalk empire of New Jersey bossism." The governor was visibly displeased.