A former Marine who hoped to mount a CD 3 bid to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R-NJ) says he’s giving a U.S. Senate run serious consideration.
Chris Isola, who turned to work on Wall Street after the Marines, was vying for the Republican Party’s nod to succeed Runyan. However, GOP screening committees in both Ocean and Burlington counties threw their support behind another Republican congressional hopeful.
But that doesn’t mean local Republicans weren’t impressed with Isola, who PolitickerNJ reported earlier was being recruited to potentially challenge U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).Read More >
A former attorney in the Haddonfield office of a firm specializing in toxic tort litigation today admitted that he falsified defendants’ names in more than 100 asbestos suits filed in New York State courts in order to increase business and his standing in the firm, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Arobert C. Tonogbanua, 64, of Sicklerville, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of wire fraud.Read More >
TOMS RIVER – Gov. Chris Christie charged the media last month with being “the only people at the moment who are asking me about” the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.
At the time, he told a radio audience on his monthly “Ask the Governor” program that questions about the so-called Bridgegate scandal never came up because people care about “real” problems.Read More >
TOMS RIVER – Gov. Chris Christie sent a veiled threat to the Democratic-controlled Legislature Tuesday, saying his patience on bringing lawmakers to the table to discuss pension reform proposals “is not endless.”
The looming battle between New Jersey’s Republican governor and legislators continues to become more evident as Christie told a friendly crowd in Toms River that he’s on a mission to make additional changes to the state’s pension system.
“What I’m trying to do is save the pension system,” Christie declared, years after signing into law the state’s historic pension and health care benefits reforms of 2011.
He didn’t call anyone out by name and his comments were tempered. But the message was undisputable: Come to the table Democrats.Read More >
Two of the stars of the Bravo TV television show “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” today admitted committing a string of crimes as part of a long-running financial fraud conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Teresa Giudice, 41, and Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, both of Towaco, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court to several counts of the superseding indictment returned against them in July 2013.Read More >
Paterson bears down now on a Monday petition filing deadline for mayor next week and the fact that the city’s sitting chief executive hasn’t yet filed his paperwork has his rivals howling about his desire and the possibility that he won’t run again.
Mayor Jeff Jones dismissed the chatter, told PolitickerNJ that he will absolutely file by Monday’s deadline, and then took a few moments to go on offense.
“Absolutely,” said the mayor about his intentions to file for a second term run as he stares at a wide field of contenders, including former Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, Council President Andre Sayegh, former Councilman Aslon Goow, Councilman Rigo Rodriguez and the Latino Leadership Alliance-backed Maria Teresa Feliciano.
On the campaign trail, Sayegh and Goow try to undermine each other while simultaneously packaging the Torres-Jones era as 12 years of failure.
Jones hears his rivals lumping him with his own old rival Torres and doesn’t dismiss it – with a twist.Read More >
TOMS RIVER – The CD 3 Republican hopeful who’s been recently racked up screening committee endorsements from Ocean and Burlington counties says attempts by his challengers to paint him as a carpet bagger are misguided.
Tom MacArthur, the former mayor of Randolph, says he’s long been invested in the area that he hopes to represent in Washington. MacArthur recently purchased a Toms River home to advance the CD 3 run to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan.
“I have commitments and roots here,” MacArthur told PolitickerNJ inside the retirement community center in Toms River where Gov. Chris Christie is prepared to host his 112th town hall meeting.Read More >
Today's the filing deadline for the April School Advisory Board Election and a well known name in political circles has surfaced on the Children's First Team backed by Mayoral candidate Ras Baraka.
Crystal Fonseca is the eldest daughter of operative Pablo Fonseca, the former chief of staff of then Newark (and now U.S. Senator) Cory Booker.
Employed at the Jersey City Incinerator Authority, the 28-year old Fonseca turned in her petition signatures this morning.Read More >
Lew Candura, the veteran chair of the Morris County Democratic Committee, will retire this year and back the organization's executive director, Chip Robinson, to serve as his successor.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Bridget Anne Kelly’s attorney says lawmakers rushed to judgement An attorney for former top Gov. Chris Christie administration official Bridget Anne Kelly filed paperwork arguing his client shouldn’t have to comply with a legislative subpoena. The documents, filed by Kelly attorney Michael Critchley, argues lawmakers rushed to judgment...
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By Suzanne M. Walters When unions representing local police and firefighters cannot agree to new contract terms with local governments, State law mandates that the parties submit to binding arbitration. A third-party referee, then, sets the... Read More >
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