Assemblyman Rumana mourns Bob Roe

Assemblyman Rumana mourns Bob Roe

The following is a statement issued by Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-40) of Wayne on the death today of former U.S. Rep. Bob Roe (D-8).

Mr. Roe was the godfather of Assemblyman Rumana.

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Bloomfield woman admits guilt in federal tax fraud case

A Bloomfield woman who operated a tax return preparation business admitted today that she caused at least 37 fraudulent income tax returns to be filed with the IRS, causing a total tax loss of $99,864 to the United States, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.  

Daidry Montanez, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Hammer in Newark federal court to four counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of false federal income tax returns for tax years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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Consensus-builder Bob Roe of Wayne: 1924-2014

Consensus-builder Bob Roe of Wayne: 1924-2014

A portrait of Robert “Bob” Roe hangs prominently in the local municipal building to honor the most distinguished elected official to hail from Wayne, a congressman who served for over two decades in the U.S. House of Representatives, who chaired the House Public Works and Transportation Committee with distinction and left a legacy in his home state and his beloved home town in Passaic County's high country.

Mr. Roe died today, aged 90, a member of the Greatest Generation and a WWII veteran.

“Robert A. Roe was the quintessential public servant whose legacy encompasses his valor as a World War II veteran and his unfailing commitment to the people of New Jersey and the United States as one of the most effective consensus-builders in the United States Congress,” said U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

From a postal worker family in Wayne, Mr. Roe started his public service in elected office as a local committeeman and later the mayor of his hometown.

He went on to head the Commission of the New Jersey Conservation and Economic Development Department for then-Gov. Richard Hughes, and in 1969 won a seat in Congress.

The seat opened when U.S. Rep. Charles Joelson became a New Jersey Superior Court Judge.

In a special election, Mr. Roe defeated Republican restaurateur Gene Boyle.

"I love the food here, but of course, I brought my food taster tonight," Mr. Roe joked at a campaign trail appearance alongside his GOP adversary at Boyle's in Clifton.

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CD3: Belgard has $616K cash on hand

CD3: Belgard has $616K cash on hand

Running in CD3, Democrat Aimee Belgard brought in over $423,000 from 3,305 contributions and has $615,995.89 cash-on-hand.

Of the amount she raised, the Burlington County freeholder and attorney received 2,707 contributions under $100 and had an average contribution of just $128.01.

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CD7: Lance has nearly $400k on hand

CD7: Lance has nearly $400k on hand

In the last Federal Election Commission (FEC) quarter ending 6/30, U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) raised approximately $175,000 and has about $390,000 cash-on-hand.

His Democratic challenger in the November general election, Clinton Town Mayor Janice Kovach (pictured), raised $63,555 since the start of the year, and has $12,754 cash-on-hand.

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Christie enlists the aid of The Rock in 'get-tough' ad on pension benefits overhaul

Christie enlists the aid of The Rock in 'get-tough' ad on pension benefits overhaul

Long Branch will be the scene this afternoon of a first of weekly events where Governor Chris Christie will make the case for public pension and benefits overhaul, according to the front office.

To mark the occasion and in an effort to underscore Chrsitie's "toughness," the administration put together an ad designed to look like a movie promo and featuring Dwayne Johnson, AKA "The Rock."

Watch the ad below...

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DiVincenzo won't endorse Christie for prez; Guv won't leave office until he's the nominee, Joe D says

DiVincenzo won't endorse Christie for prez; Guv won't leave office until he's the nominee, Joe D says

WEST ORANGE - It was Gov. Chris Christie, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo and a leashed komodo dragon on the pavement outside the new education building, all present to augment the spectacle of a building officially coming to life in the lap of this massive county complex.

DiVincenzo and Christie have frequently used the setting to highlight their political love for each other, and although today was no different, the powerful county executive stopped short of slam-dunking his support for Christie in a national-sized contest.

"I'm a Democrat. And he was going to win," he cracked, referring to his support last year for Christie's re-election and reflecting on a possible cross-the-aisle endorsement of the governor as part of Christie's nascent presidential effort.

Asked if he backs Hillary Clinton for president, DiVincenzo said, "Of course," then added that he intends to support his party's choice.

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Bergen County Exec's race: Bergen GOP chair Yudin slams Booker's backing of Tedesco, calls Booker "total failure" as Newark's mayor

Bergen County Exec's race: Bergen GOP chair Yudin slams Booker's backing of Tedesco, calls Booker "total failure" as Newark's mayor

HACKENSACK - The day after Bergen County native U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) strongly reiterated his support for Democratic Bergen County Freeholder Jim Tedesco's bid to unseat Republican incumbent Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan in November, Bergen Republican Chairman Bob Yudin verbally slashed Booker, calling the senator's endorsement of Tedesco "meaningless" based on his assessment of a critical component of Booker's resume. 

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  Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich has died Union County today mourns the loss of the longest-serving sheriff in New Jersey history, who died last night at the age of 83. (Editor/PolitickerNJ) http://www.politickernj.com/77506/union-county-sheriff-ralph-froehlich-has-died     Cryan serving as acting Union County sheriff, poised to run in November ...

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