We missed this on Friday: Observer Media Group, owner of the weekly New York Observer, has bough out political news and community site PoliticsNJ. Observer owner and publisher Jared Kushner bought the site a month ago and it relaunched last week. Last Monday he hired a new editor; over the next days he signed former Governor Christine Todd Whitman and former U.S. Senator Robert G. Torricelli as columnists, says this NYTimes story. Kushner bought NYO for a reported $10 million in 2003.
CourierPost: Launched in 2000, PoliticsNJ.com over the years has been known for airing insider tidbits about the state’s political scene.