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Bergen Executive's Race: Tedesco aids cyclist struck by car

A veteran fire fighter and first responder, Bergen County Freeholder Jim Tedesco yesterday helped a cyclist struck by a car, according to a local report.

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Christie Deputy Chief leaving the Governor's Office Friday

Gov. Chris Christie is losing a key adviser this week.

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John Sheridan in 2009: 'more than half of NJ's hospitals are operating in the red'

In 2009, the late John Sheridan, CEO of Cooper University Hospital in Camden, testified at a hearing regarding how to strengthen employer-based health care.

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Rebovich Institute rings up Bell

The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University will host Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Bell on Wednesday, Oct. 8th.

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Christie files direct and departmental appointments

Governor Chris Christie filed the following direct appointments and departmental appointments with the Secretary of State's Office...

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Canadian company wants to take a gamble on Revel

Toronto-based Brookfield Holdings LLC wants to reopen Atlantic City's Revel as a casino, the Associated Press reported today.

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Schoonejongen leaving APP

Gannett Statehouse reporter John Schoonejongen is leaving press row to pursue a career in the world of academia.

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The Norcross State Senate Seat: two names in the game, sources say

Democratic Party sources say the party organization has not positioned the successor to state Sen. Donald Norcross (D-5), who's running to succeed U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1) - but there are at least two names circulating as possible choices.

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Armstead has to pay ELEC fine

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).

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Prez 2016: Clinton leads Christie by 10 points in NJ

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beats Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey - 50-40% - in a poll released this morning.

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Op-Ed

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 >

Contributors

(10-1-14) Mayor Fulop’s Working Family Rebellion Spreads - What began as a commitment between Mayor Steve Fulop and the people of Jersey City is fast becoming a movement spreading... more »
In tribute to John Sheridan, a good and great man     I first learned late last night from television news that John P. Sheridan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce had... more »
(Trenton, NJ) --  On September 23, 2015 I shall dig this up and eat whatever crow I've got coming, but in the meantime only a listicle... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

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