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North Bergen Housing Authority operations director arrested on extortion charges

The feds this morning arrested John T. "Jack" Kennell, director of operations for the North Bergen Housing Authority.

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Local GOP council members vaporize

A source moments ago told the entire GOP Farmingdale Council is resigning tonight, requiring a special November election.

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Sources: Rice up for 2014 mayor run

Denied in his June Primary run for Congress in the 10th District, West Ward Councilman Ronald C. Rice is gearing up again for another race, this one a citywide endeavor.

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East Greenwich Mayor charged with DUI

The Gloucester County Times reported moments ago that police charged East Greenwich Township Mayor Fred Grant with driving while intoxicated early Wednesday morning after he allegedly sped through the Gloucester County town at 91 mph.

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Sweeney, O'Reilly bromance

Senate President Steve Sweeney took to the airwaves tonight to defend his name against an assault from Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.

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Cryan COS heads to Millennium

Dave Jenkins, formerly chief of staff to Assemblyman Joe Cryan, has taken a job with Millennium Strategies, the economic development firm run by Ed Farmer, former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell.

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Pucker up

Apparently GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's less than successful trip overseas has made his staff a little surly.

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Greenwald sending smoke signals?

Assemblyman Lou Greenwald, whose aspirations for higher office are no secret, may be signaling he's ready for a statewide run.

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Yellow Ribbon comes down from freeholder office

Yellow Ribbon comes down from freeholder office

More than 13 months ago, Bergen County Freeholder David L. Ganz (D-Fair Lawn) put a yellow ribbon on his 5th-floor office door located in the county administration building to mark his U.S. Army combat engineer son, Scott H. Ganz, being sent overseas to serve at a forward operating base in Afghanistan. 

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What a difference an election makes

TRENTON – Gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie and Gov. Christie seem to be at odds over jobless reports numbers and optimism levels, according to an August 2009 report by The Star-Ledger.

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Report: Christie campaigns for Hutchinson

No real news out of Arkansas this evening as a local report documents Republican Governors Association Chairman Chris Christie stumping in Arkansas on behaf of Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson.

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White House’s Tuition Challenge Being Met in NJ

By MICHAEL W. KLEIN In his weekly radio address on August 16, President Obama challenged colleges “to do their part to bring down costs” and lighten the tuition burden on students.  The state colleges and universities in New Jersey have... Read More >


(8-27-14) All Americans Should Support Gov. Perry - Political prosecutions have no place in American life. Those who use the justice system as they are using it in Texas... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
    My Richard Nixon Ambivalence   Today is the fortieth anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation address to the nation on August 8, 1974. At that time, I was ambivalent about... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

“Israelis don’t want peace more than the Palestinians, Palestinians don’t want peace more than the Israelis, but I do know one thing: Hamas is a terrorist organization.” - U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9), Paterson.

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