Republican Gov. Christie touts his accomplishments, cautioning that Democrats campaigning for his seat might un-do them. The Assembly speaker's campaigning to keep his seat of power navigating rivalries between two New Jerseys, north and south. The American Dream isn't dead after all. The mall in the Meadowlands gets an infusion of cash to re-start construction. Building a pipeline to the job market by training community college students for the skills companies need. And recognizing progress in police community relations. The departments that innovate reap the rewards.