When his political foes deride Steve Adubato as a Renaissance overlord who controls his fiefdom through a bruising combination of ego and Machiavellian panache, Adubato offers as a counter-argument the work of the North Ward Center.
They may argue with the man, but no one argues with his life’s work - at least not here in Newark where the effects of poverty are up close and all too personal.
Tuesday was special for Adubato. The 74-year old political boss and executive director of the center welcomed child advocate Marian Wright Edelman to Newark to officially open the Casa Israel Child Development Center, and Roseville Child Development Center. These buildings are two of four schools that compose the North Ward Child Development Center, which serves 600 students and is the single largest Abbott School-funded provider of pre-school education in the state.
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Jon Corzine, the guy with all that money, turned out to be the Governor who likes to pass the buck, when it comes to dealing with important policy issues, that is. A new school funding formula, comprehensive ethics reform, and asset monetization, arguably the three top issues New Jersey, will all be debated and presumably addressed in the next legislative session that begins in January 2008.Read More >
There were a few jabs in the 39th district Assembly debate this evening at Bergen County Community College, but it was positively civil compared to what turned out to be a row between Democratic State Senate candidate Joe Ariyan and incumbent Sen. Gerald Cardindale.
The two Senate candidates sparred about what it means to be friends with Dick Codey, corruption, stem cell research, wheeling of campaign funds, and accepting trips to Florida paid for by the banking industry.Read More >
Four weeks before Election Day, the intra-party battle between State Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferriero heated up today after three Democratic state legislators held a press conference to allege abuses by Democrat-controlled “shadow governments” – local authorities that they say have little or no oversight from Trenton.
The main target of the legislators was the Passaic Valley Sewerage Authority, where Ferriero serves as Chief Counsel. She says that the PVSA has spent over $3.2 million on government relations consultants and $12 million on legal fees since 2001 – with about $4.5 million going to Ferriero’s law firm.Read More >
Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman today announced her support of a group of GOP legislative and local candidates who have been endorsed by the Republican Leadership Council. Whitman co-chairs the group with former U.S. Senator John Danforth and former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele, and says the RLC will help the candidates with financial contributions and volunteer activity over the next few weeks.
“New Jerseyans are forced to deal with daily reports of corruption and fraud – if ever there was a time that our state needs the core Republican values of fiscal restraint and local control, now is that time,” said Whitman. “These candidates and incumbents are the kinds of leaders New Jersey needs to get our fiscal house back in order.”Read More >
Atlantic City Mayor Robert Levy has returned to his home after spending nearly two weeks at a substance abuse and mental health clinic. His AWOL status has become a national news story. Levy's whereabouts was disclosed by his attorney today -- three days before a Superior Court Judge was to hear a petition from a City Councilman to declare the office vacant.Read More >
Hudson freeholder board: Rivera out Hudson County Freeholder Eliu Rivera of Jersey City has submitted his resignation papers and is expected to be gone July 1st. PolitickerNJ http://www.politickernj.com/66559/hudson-freeholder-board-rivera-out-maldonado Eck withstands Lonegan’s challenge An administrative law judge this evening ruled that U.S. Senate candidate Alieta Eck can remain...
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BY BOB BOWSER To the citizens of the great city of East Orange, I am eternally grateful that you have allowed me to serve as your Mayor for the past sixteen years. As a community of concerned citizens, you have been willing participants in... Read More >
“I haven’t made up my mind whether to do that." - Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-34) on whether she will seek a third term as speaker.- The Bergen Record
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