Robert Ortiz is starting his third week as Bergen County Republican Chairman by taking advantage of local Democrats’ ethical troubles.
Ortiz issued a statement today outlining what he called a “Democrat disgrace" -- the federal investigation of state Sen. Joe Coniglio for his work as a hospital plumbing consultant; “extraordinary” state aid to 18 towns, 17 of which are controlled by Democrats; and the alleged misuse of public resources for campaign purposes by Democratic Freeholder Tomas Padilla.Read More >
The Bergen County Democratic Organization, aka Joseph Ferriero, will poll voters in the 38th district over the next two weeks to see if State Senator Joseph Coniglio has been seriously wounded by news that he is the target of a federal corruption probe. Coniglio has resisted discussions of dropping his bid for re-election to a third term, although even friends of the Senator say he will go if Ferriero tells him to.Read More >
The political debate in Newark hinges on the fate of the city’s most vulnerable populations, including the elderly, the disabled, the homeless and young people. Pressed together by external forces, they are often pitted against one another, as young adults who qualify through a disability for Section 8 housing live in dwellings also inhabited by retirees, or as homeless people young and old pushing shopping carts on sidewalks come up against young gangs looking to control the streets.
The strong intimidate the weak. The young overpower the old inevitably.
Trying to change the dynamic so youths become as often as possible a life-giving force is the particular mission of YouthBuild Newark, which works with 60 young Newarkers annually, most of whom are either on probation or parole. The federally funded program spear-headed by Sen. John Kerry uses construction as a vehicle, enabling Newarkers between the ages of 16-24 to build homes and build a skill as they re-enter the city after incarceration.Read More >
Christie no longer ‘Today’ show cohost Gov. Chris Christie is no longer scheduled to co-host an hour of the TODAY show, rather the incumbent governor seeking re-election in the fall will sit down “for an extended interview,” according to the program’s spokeswoman. New Jersey’s governor was originally slated to...
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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 >
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