Recent Posts from The Back Room

Report: Vega repackaged with Director of Transportation job

Former West New York Mayor (and Assemblyman) Sal Vega will serve as the new High Tech High School – a part of the Hudson County Schools of Technology – Director of Transportation. He will earn an annual salary of $60,000 at his new job, according to a Hudson County View report.

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Illinois Dems would 'make New Jersey blush,' says Christie

Gov. Chris Christie is in Illinois today, stumping for fellow gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW-nur). He had some harsh words for Democrats there, who he accused of using "every trick in the book" to get incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn re-elected.

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Booker campaigns in Colorado for Udall

The polls show incumbent U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) in a closer-than-expected contest with GOP challenger Jeff Bell, but that didn't deter Booker from campaigning in Colorado over the weekend.

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Joan Bramhall missed by Morris County Library Foundation

As a Morris County Freeholder, the late Joan Bramhall established the Morris County Library Foundation.  

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The brother of James Michael Foley criticizes American government

The brother of slain American journalist James Michael Foley this morning criticized the American government for not doing more to help his brother.

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Answering the Bell

The Weekly Standard profiles Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Bell from his "campaign headquarters": the lobby of a convention hotel in Teaneck.

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Time for another talk

The Star-Ledger will make a "significant announcement" to employees early next month, according to a source.

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Green schedules candidates' screening for Union County Sheriff

New Jersey Assemblyman and Union County Democratic Committee Chairman Jerry Green today announced he will convene a special meeting of the members of Union County Democratic Committee for the purpose of selecting a Democratic candidate for County Sheriff to appear on the ballot for the November 4th general election.

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Brindle's PolitickerNJ Op-Ed a Must-Read

We are privileged to run today an opinion piece by Jeff Brindle, executive director of the state Election Law Enforcement Commision (ELEC). In the piece, Brindle lays out a blueprint for how to make party organizations stronger in order "to stave off the ever-growing influence of outside groups."

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Newark state correction officer sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

A former senior state correction officer from Newark was sentenced to prison today for trafficking 22 kilograms of cocaine from Texas to New Jersey, according to acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.

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Sources: Why Fox?

With the support of Gov. Chris Christie, Jamie Fox is on the fast track to get back to the Department of Transportation (DOT). The question is why?

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Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

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 >


(9-17-14) Viral Video Prompts Questionable NJ Municipal Ordinance -  Socrates said, “While I might disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say... more »
The Correct Foreign Policy – Neither Fortress America Nor Pax Americana      Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2.  It started with the... 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 »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

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