The Hudson County-based Jersey Journal will close on April 13 "if its revenue is not sufficient to support the papers' reduced expense plan," according to a statement made by publisher Kendrick Ross today. Ross said the possible closure includes their weekly newspaper chain.
"We are optimistic that we will be able to come up with a plan that will save The Jersey Journal and some of our weeklies and position ourselves to grow, once the economy rebounds," Ross said. "We will be looking at everything. We understand how important it is for Hudson County to have a strong local newspaper and we'll be doing everything we can to make sure we can continue to provide that service."Read More >
Quinnipiac University will release a new poll Wednesday morning that looks at Gov. Jon Corzine's approval rating and tests him in a head-to-head matchup against former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie for the 2009 gubernatorial race. A November 19 Quinnipiac poll had Corzine's jon appoval upside-down at 43%-46%. Corzine led Christie 42%-36%.Read More >
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will begin running a radio advertisement today attacking newly-elected U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton) for voting against President Obama's $89 billion economic stimulus plan. The DCCC did not disclose how much they are spending on the Lane ads, but Democratic party sources said it was not an expensive media buy.
Lance easily held the 7th district House seat last November (51%-42%) despite substantial financial help from the DCCC for Democrat Linda Stender, a four-term Assemblywoman.Read More >
Gloucester County GOP Chairman Loran Oglesby is accusing former Assemblyman Steve Altamuro traded his endorsement for a legal job at the Washington Township public library. Altamuro, a former Councilman, switched from Republican to Democrat in 2008 to back Matt Lyons for mayor.
"I am not shocked that Altamuro received this contract. Steve Altamuro is an opportunist at best. He was a Republican and when the political winds blew Altamuro's way, he abandoned the Washington Twp Republican Party who were loyal to him throughout his political career," said Oglesby. "Steve Altamuro switched to Democrat last year knowing that if Matt Lyons becomes Mayor, then he will get a job from his good friend. No other person was able to bid for this contract. No wonder the Democrats get away with this in New Jersey, these deals of party flipping and then receiving political favors, needs to end."Read More >
Former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie’s gubernatorial campaign today announced a multi-stop formal announcement tour throughout the state on Wednesday and Thursday.
The campaign begins with an announcement speech at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark at 10a.m. Wednesday. From there, Christie will move on to a diner stop in Hamilton, a South Jersey announcement in Haddon Heights, and an evening diner stop in Westville.
On Thursday, Christie will be joined by Republican county leaders, in Ocean County at the Toms River Town Hall. From there he’ll move up to Monmouth and Union Counties before finishing up at that evening the Zeris inn in Mountain Lakes, in his home county of Morris.Read More >
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.Read More >
Bergen County Freeholder forum mostly convivial, but at times confrontational TEANECK - The Bergen County freeholder forum on Tuesday night was a relatively collegial affair until the final two minutes on the 90-minute event. Republican freeholder candidate Robert Avery, flanked by fellow GOP freeholder candidate Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh, referred to...
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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 >
"I see Loretta Weinberg in the back of the room. Loretta, you have my eternal admiration for what you did to rid the Democratic Party of a certain political boss. However, not everyone shares that distinction." - Bergen County Republican Freeholder candidate Robert Avery- PolitickerNJ
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