Superior Court Judge Nelson C. Johnson, author of 'Boardwalk Empire,' which became the basis for the HBO series, was renominated yesterday to his spot on the court.
Johnson began writing the book, formally titled 'Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City,' while a planning board attorney for the city Enuch "Nucky" Johnson once controlled. According to an interview with the Press of Atlantic City, Nelson Johnson - no relation to "Nucky" - mulled over the book for three years before beginning to write. The book was pubslihed 20 years later - in 2002 - and became the basis for the hit series that debuted in 2010.
In addition to judge and attorney, from 1975 to 1980, Johnson served on the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders. It was there he met former state Sen. Bill Gormley, who in 2005 nominated Johnson for a judgeship.
After weeks of speculation, the direction of the Newark mayoral race may take an important turn today as prominent members of the Payne political family gather at Newark's Robert Treat Hotel at 11:30 a.m.
The campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries has called a press conference at which both U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-10) and Essex County deputy chief of staff and former state Assemblyman William D. Payne will be present.Read More >
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By Suzanne M. Walters When unions representing local police and firefighters cannot agree to new contract terms with local governments, State law mandates that the parties submit to binding arbitration. A third-party referee, then, sets the... Read More >
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