Communications Workers of America Locals 1040, 1081 and 1082 today announced their support for Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, citing his years of work on behalf of New Jersey's working families in the United States Senate.
To date, Sen. Lautenberg has been endorsed by more than 170,000 New Jersey union members.Read More >
The Courier-Post will stream a joint appearance by Democratic Senate candidates Rob Andrews, Frank Lautenberg and Donald Cresitello on its Web site this morning.
The appearance, which will take place in front of Gannett New Jersey’s editorial board, comes two days before the candidates’ first scheduled radio debate on 101.5 fm, and three days before their first and only televised debate on NJN.Read More >
NEWARK - Mims Hackett pleaded guilty today to attempted extortion as part of a plea agreement in which the federal government backed off of a second count of bribery in its two-count indictment of the former Orange mayor.
The words “former mayor” became appropriate only after Hackett’s morning court appearance and his plea of guilty.
When U.S. District Court Judge Jose L. Linares asked him if he understood that a guilty plea to the felony means he forfeits his right to vote and his right to hold office, Hackett said he understood.Read More >
Orange mayor/former Assemblyman Mims Hackett’s lawyer just told a judge in Newark Federal Court that his client will plead guilty to Attempting to Extort Under Color of Official Right.
That’s the first in a two-part indictment unsealed against Hackett in September, when he was arrested with 11 other public officials who spanned the state. The second count is Acceptance and Agreement to Accept Money to Influence and RewardRead More >
Former Montclair Mayor Bob Russo this week unveiled a list of endorsements in his underdog campaign against Freeholder Ralph Caputo.
From Belleville, Russo says he has Mayor Ray Kimble, Councilman at-large Kevin Kennedy, Second Ward Councilman Steve Rovell, Fourth Ward Councilman John Notari, Third Ward Councilman-elect Paul (PJ) MacDonald, and Board of Education members Bill Freda and Joe Longo.
In Bloomfield, Russo racked up Councilwoman at-large Patricia Spychala, Councilman at-large Bernard Hamilton, Councilwoman at-large Patricia Barker, First Ward Councilwoman Janice Maly and Third Ward Councilwoman Patricia Ritchings.Read More >
LONG BRANCH - U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone leads the way up to the top of the Windmill and considers a question regarding the main difference between U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg and his Democratic Primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews.
He doesn’t hesitate to take a shot.
Pallone’s in this fight, on Lautenberg’s side. All up and down Ocean Avenue and in other vital pockets of the 6th Congressional District stand lawn and street signs to that effect: "Lautenberg-Pallone. Vote June 3."
Andrews’s signs interface his rival’s with only one name on them: his own. And yet it’s the mention of Andrews’s longtime closeness with South Jersey Democratic leader George Norcross III - the unseen figure in this race - that creates an opening for Pallone to draw what he considers a solid argument for Lautenberg.Read More >
The two Democrats running for the U.S. Senate spent Memorial Day on the campaign trail, marching in parades in northern New Jersey.
U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews today described the small Memorial Day parade in the tiny working class town of Wood-Ridge today as reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting.
About 20 miles north, in Bergenfield, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg spent part of his day in a town that much less resembles a Norman Rockwell painting: Bergenfield, where the 84-year-old World War II veteran energetically marched in a much larger, more ethnically diverse crowd at its Memorial Day parade.Read More >
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s office has served subpoenas to Bergen County, Hackensack and North Arlington seeking information about the employment of public relations consultant Thomas Ammirato, who works for all three government entities, according to a report in the Bergen Record.Read More >
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Fired Chris Christie staffer isn’t ‘someone running away,’ attorney says TRENTON – Fired Gov. Chris Christie staffer Bridget Anne Kelly appeared to be fighting back tears outside of the Trenton courthouse Tuesday. The former deputy chief of staff who’s widely considered to the author of the infamous “time...
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BY JEFF BRINDLE Anytime now, the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. And while reformists may not like it, the high court is likely to allow national parties to raise far more money. That could strengthen them... Read More >
"It sounds like Councilman Baraka is talking about regionalization similar to what happened to the Camden Police Department. Clearly, if you regionalize, there is going to be a layoff of Newark workers. We cant afford to have more cops laid off right now. During Mr. Baraka's time on the council, the city laid off about 170 cops, when has led to our streets being much more dangerous than they need to be." - Newark Mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries, the former state Assistant Attorney General, referring to the disbandment of the South Jersey police force.- PolitickerNJ.com
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