PATERSON – That old rivalry between Aslon Goow and Jose “Joey” Torres permeates the 2nd Ward, and spills now into the May 13th mayoral contest, but at a candidates’ forum last night on the home turf of these two men, a third contender tried to break through the predictable muzzle flashes of ward politics.
Within walking distance of their respective homes, Goow and Torres mostly avoided each other on the long dais on the gym stage in School No. 27. Their cheering sections supplied requisite bursts of frenzy in the packed crowd after each sound bite.Read More >
HACKENSACK - Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato called on Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan to cancel a fundraiser scheduled for May 5 with Gov. Chris Christie after he made remarks on allowing unlimited campaign contributions to political candidates.Read More >
PATERSON – Donning caps and sporting fierce grins, politicians this morning did their best to pretend all of this is really ultimately just about baseball in an event outside the dilapidated Hinchcliffe Stadium above the Great Falls.
But there was another pastime that inevitably leaked into the ceremony officially designating Hinchcliffe a national landmark, and an especially bruising one with 27 days left to go in the Paterson Mayor’s race.
At the center of the drama, ties flapping in the breeze, stood incumbent Mayor Jeff Jones and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9).Read More >
HACKENSACK - The campaign of Roy Cho, the Democratic candidate for New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District, announced on Wednesday that it had raised more than $250,000 during the first 2014 fundraising quarter in their effort to defeat Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5).
According to a newly-released Federal Election Commission (FEC) report and an additional amendment, the campaign of Cho, 32, of Hackensack, took in total receipts of close to $252,000 in the first quarter of 2014 for a grand total of more than $471,000 raised to date.Read More >
TRENTON – A top Assembly Republican indicated Wednesday GOP legislators serving on the legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings are hitting a breaking point.
Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) says GOP lawmakers are in discussions about whether they will continue to be a part of the joint legislative committee investigating the Gov. Chris Christie administration over the bridge controversy.
“We’re going to meet and discuss what the future is going to be with this committee,” Bramnick told PolitickerNJ.Read More >
TRENTON – Thanks, but no thanks.
A state lawmaker helping to lead the charge into investigating the Gov. Chris Christie administration over the George Washington Bridge lane closings say he’s “frustrated” with the documents the legislative committee recently received from the law firm hired by the administration to conduct an internal review of the controversy.
Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19) said while it appears Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher complied with the joint legislative investigatory committee’s demand to handover interview notes related to the so-called Mastro report, the documents will do little to further the committee’s investigation.Read More >
Public satisfaction with New Jersey’s Superstorm Sandy recovery effort has dropped below 50% for the first time since the storm hit nearly 18 months ago, according to the latest Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll. Nearly 3-in-4 Garden State residents say that the aid process has been too slow and place the blame more on state management of the process than on federal regulatory requirements.
Just under half of New Jersey residents say they are either very (14%) or somewhat (34%) satisfied with the state’s Sandy recovery effort. A similar number are either very (21%) or somewhat (22%) dissatisfied. This marks the first time less than half the state expresses satisfaction with the recovery’s progress. Statewide satisfaction surpassed two-thirds throughout 2013, topping out at 76% in September. Satisfaction stood at 66% in December 2013 before falling to 55% in February of this year and then to 48% in the current poll.Read More >
The campaign for Shavar Jeffries for Mayor announced that their first television commercial will begin airing today.Read More >
Bergen Dems demand Donovan cancel fundraiser with Christie after unlimited contributions commentsHACKENSACK - Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato called on Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan to cancel a fundraiser scheduled for May 5 with Gov. Chris Christie after he made remarks on allowing unlimited campaign contributions to political...
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By JON BRAMNICK Voices around the country agree with our concern that "bipartisan committee led by John Wisniewski is partisan." Below are observers who agree Wisneiwski's committee is not bipartisan: Chuck Todd, NBC News: "Democrats made a mistake... Read More >
“The new agenda is charter schools. It’s a profit-making business. $500 million will not be in our hands. The school board is an advisory board. We are not going to tell the governor to unleash the dollars. Don’t be fooled. It’s not abracadabra. It’s politics.” - Paterson Mayor Jeff Jones- PolitickerNJ.com
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