Jersey City was the main winner last night.
The whole state watched as a trough of political animals went ballistic on one another, then finished the night as gentlemen.
Along the way, hard-edged Hudson County types and out-of-towners turned residents alike marveled at the way the people here played the American political game.
As they say on the other side of the Hackensack, when the history of world politics is written, a chapter will belong to Hudson.
…And a paragraph will belong to the mayor’s election of 2013…Read More >
The Citizens For Change team in Hackensack swept to victory tonight winning all five four-year council seats.
The team of John Labrosse, Kathleen Canestrino, Leo Battaglia, David Earl Sims and Rose Greenman won a convincing victory, with more than 350 votes separating the top vote getters from each slate.
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Downtown Jersey City Councilman Steve Fulop unseated incumbent Jerry Healy in a hard fought and at times nasty mayoral contest.
What many thought would be a close race ended up in a landslide victory for Fulop who pulled in more than 52 percent of the vote to Healy's 38 percent. Jerry Walker received about 8 percent of the vote.
The size of the loss stunned Healy's supporters, who said they felt confident going into the day.
In Healy, Fulop defeated a two-term incumbent, a difficult feat in any election, but one that was made all the more impressive by the breadth of Healy endorsements, including a nearly unprecedented nod from President Obama.Read More >
JERSEY CITY – Steve Fulop stood onstage with his parents in a packed beer hall and basked in victory with his supporters.
“You represent the grit and tenacity that make Jersey City special,” Fulop said. “Thank you for believing in this great American experiment called democracy.”
Fulop had to wait while boos cleared when he mentioned defeated Mayor Jerry Healy.
“I want to thank Mayor Healy for his leadership and 12 years of service,” declared the mayor–elect.Read More >
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah Healy told a crowd of supporters “we’re rooting for the new administration” as he conceded the Jersey City mayor’s race Tuesday evening.
“Whatever the new mayor needs for me, I stand ready, willing and hopefully able to help him out,” Healy said at his campaign headquarters.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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