Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said today that Richard Dennison was misleading the public about his office’s actions.
“While my office does not generally comment on ongoing investigations, in this case I feel compelled to publicly respond to certain statements that Mr. Dennison falsely attributes to my office,” Bernardi wrote in a statement. .
In an email posted on PoliticsNJ.com, Dennison complained that, as retribution for his own complaint about State Sen. Diane Allen’s staff allegedly stealing his campaign signs, her campaign filed a complaint against one of his teenaged volunteers. Dennison said that, after questioning the volunteer, who he said was 17, the prosecutor’s office “admitted that the charge was absolutely baseless and surmised, as I have, that it more than likely came as retribution for my threat to file suit against those responsible for stealing my signs.”Read More >
In southern Bergen County, Republicans are focusing much of their energy on one town: Rutherford.
Democratic Mayor Bernadette P. McPherson, who is also a Bergen County Freeholder, is up for re-election along on a slate with Democratic Councilmen Ray Frazier and Richard Reyes. Currently, the balance of power on the council is 5-1 Democratic. The Republicans have fielded attorney John Hipp for mayor, along with Rose Inguanti and John Sasso in an attempt to tie council.
But more is at stake that just the leadership of this town of 18,000. The election is one of the first offensive moves by new Bergen County Republican Chairman Robert Ortiz, who’s trying to slowly claw the Republicans back to power town by town. And it just so happens that this was one of the first towns that Bergen County Chairman Joseph Ferriero turned over to Democrats, with McPherson’s election in 1999 and winning a council majority the year before that.Read More >
The after-effects of over-development still plague Marlboro, which became a feeding trough for numerous corrupt officials and in the process ballooned its population by double over 20 years.
Now with what little space is left, this town of 43,000 is trying to find the right place to satisfy its state COAH (Council on Affordable Housing) obligation - something the town’s so-called public servants in the past avoided. The biggest policy difference between Republican Mayor Robert Kleinberg and his Democratic challenger Jonathan Hornik is over where to build that glut of units.Read More >
The specter of terrorism has been raised in the 39th district State Senate race.
State Sen. Gerald Cardinale is alleging that the law partner and contributor to his Democratic opponent is a member and former president of a group he says is anti-semitic and sympathetic to terrorist organizations.
But Democrats say there is no tie between Joseph Ariyan and the organization, the New Jersey chapter of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), and accuse Cardinale of taking the campaign to a new low by fear mongering.Read More >
Shavar Jeffries launches 2014 mayoral campaign in Newark NEWARK - The Boys and Girls clubs hosted the professionally staged announcement for Shavar Jeffries’ Mayoral candidacy announcement. Over 400 supporters packed the gym, some of whom had already committed to the candidate, while others were still undecided. Max Pizarro-PolitickerNJ.com http://www.politickernj.com/65777/shavar-jeffries-launches-2014-campaign-mayor-son-newark...
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By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
"The frustration is she might as well have named Joe Cryan her choice for state party chair because Jason O'Donnell is simply a beard for Joe Cryan." - State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3).- PolitickerNJ.com
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