Associated Press New Jersey Daybook for Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
GUADAGNO SCHEDULE — The public schedule for acting Gov. Kim Guadagno:
Noon. Speaks at the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ 98th annual conference. Location: Crown ballroom in the Sheraton Convention Center, 2 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City.
Contacts: Michael Drewniak or Colin Reed, 609-777-2600.
NJ GAMBLING-LESNIAK EVENTS— State Sen. Ray Lesniak holds conference call and news conference to outline legislative proposals designed to increase Internet gambling in the state.
10:30 a.m. News conference is held in the executive boardroom (atrium level) at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd. (near Baltic and Michigan avenues), Atlantic City.
1:30 p.m. Conference call is held. (NOTE: Media planning to take part must first notify Michael Waxman by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 310-963-4847. To get on the call, dial 800-434-1335 or 404-920-6442 and enter the identification number: 643171(pound sign).
Contacts: Ray Lesniak, 862-812-6756, or Michael Waxman, 310-963-4847.
IMMIGRATION-RELIGIOUS OFFICIALS — Eleven religious officials who support proposals to overhaul federal immigration laws continue a 150-mile “Pilgrimage for Citizenship” tour. (NOTE: Media seeking details on Thursday’s schedule should contact Crystal McDonald by sending email to email@example.com or calling 732-337-7928).
Contacts: Crystal McDonald, 732-337-7928, or Meredith MacKenzie, 202-776-7700 or 202-427-2007.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES CONFERENCE — The State League of Municipalities concludes its 98th annual conference in Atlantic City.
Location: Check in at the registration desk of the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd. (near Baltic and Michigan avenues), Atlantic City.
Contacts: Lori Buckelew, 609-695-3481, ext. 112, or Shirley Cade, 609-695-3481, ext. 114.
10 a.m. NJSEA COMMISSIONERS — The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority’s Board of Commissioners hold a regular public meeting.
Location: Ground-floor conference room, Meadowlands Racetrack, 50 Route 120, East Rutherford.
Contacts: Marie Goworek, 201-842-5144 or 201-935-8500.
10 a.m. HUMAN TRAFFICKING — The New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force holds an “awareness seminar” in Hudson County. Hundreds of people are due to attend the event, which is meant to raise awareness about human trafficking, highlight ways to address the problem and resolve related issues and concerns.
Location: Duncan Family Sky Room at St. Peter’s University, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City.
Contact: Rachel Goemaat, 609-292-4791.
Noon. PATRICK KENNEDY-NEW BABY — Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy and his wife, Amy, leave a southern New Jersey hospital where their daughter was born this week. They will meet with media in the lobby of the hospital’s Center for Childbirth, where photographs will be allowed and a brief question and answer period will be held.
Location: Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus, 65 West Jimmie Leeds Road, Pomona. (NOTE: Media should park in the lot across from the Emergency Department in the back of the hospital and proceed to the circular driveway outside the Center for Childbirth).
Contacts: Jennifer Tornetta, 609-569-7010 or 609-335-3446; Betsy Woerner, 609-748-7539 or 609-385-6361; Kara Kukfa, 732-573-0300.
3 p.m. US EDUCATION SECRETARY — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits the Essex County West Caldwell Tech school. Duncan will observe students in the classroom and participate in a roundtable discussion with students, teachers, parents and school administrators.
Location: Essex County West Caldwell Tech, 620 Passaic Ave., West Caldwell.
Contact: Anthony Puglisi, 973-621-2542 or 201-563-7169, or Lauren Shears, 973-621-1590.
6 – 8 p.m. VETERANS MENTORS — Retired state Superior Court Judge Barbara Curran; Jim Fallon, a service officer for the Disabled American Veterans, and Benjamin Levine, an 82-year-old Hackensack attorney, former state Deputy Attorney General and retired Navy officer, take part in event to introduce the “New Jersey Battle Buddies Mentoring Program” for veterans.
Location: Edward Williams Auditorium at Fairleigh Dickinson University, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack.
Contacts: Benjamin Levine, 201-488-1161, or Jan Barry, 973-865-2065 (cell).
6:30 p.m. GAS DRILLING-MIDDLESEX-OPPONENTS — Environmental groups, labor unions and other advocacy groups hold news conference to voice support for a proposed ban in Middlesex County on the hydraulic fracturing process, or “fracking,” used in natural gas drilling. The groups also will deliver a letter to the county Board of Freeholders at their 7 p.m. Thursday meeting.
Location: Middlesex County Administration Building, 75 Bayard St., New Brunswick.
Contacts: Jim Walsh, 732-979-6883, or Lauren Petrie, 732-993-8966.