In his annual State of the South Ward address tonight, Newark South Ward Councilman Ras Baraka formally entered the 2014 race for mayor.
Baraka unveiled "I believe in Newark" as the official slogan of his campaign.
A source told PolitickerNJ.com that North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos will likely formally get in the race after the school board elections.
A third probable canddiate, former Attorney General Assistant Counsel Shavar Jeffries, has not yet formally announced his candidacy.
The men are vying for the City Hall command chair currently occupied by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is running for the U.S. Senate in 2014.
Charged with a late filing going back to his 2011 local election, Linden Councilman Derek Armstead has to pay $1,550.80 in fines, according to the state Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).Read More >
Bergen County Freeholder forum mostly convivial, but at times confrontational TEANECK - The Bergen County freeholder forum on Tuesday night was a relatively collegial affair until the final two minutes on the 90-minute event. Republican freeholder candidate Robert Avery, flanked by fellow GOP freeholder candidate Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh, referred to...
By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor. Not only is there no current legal... Read More >
"I see Loretta Weinberg in the back of the room. Loretta, you have my eternal admiration for what you did to rid the Democratic Party of a certain political boss. However, not everyone shares that distinction." - Bergen County Republican Freeholder candidate Robert Avery- PolitickerNJ
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