It so often comes down to Councilman-elect Luis Quintana, the city's acting mayor, amid rumors this afternoon that Mildred Crump may not be a done deal as Newark Council president.
But this time someone else stands at the fulcrum of power.Read More >
Tonight proved a big night for Newark Mayor-elect Ras Baraka, who will take office with five of nine city council seats in his corner.
Convincing victories by Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins in the Central Ward and Joseph MacCallum in the West Ward added to Baraka’s three other city council allies who won on May 13th, giving Baraka his coveted majority.
Baraka’s brother, Amiri Baraka, Jr., played a vital role in ensuring Chaneyfield-Jenkins’ win over incumbent Councilman Darrin Sharif.Read More >
Control of the Newark City Council hangs in the balance in Newark, where lame duck Mayor Luis Quintana is going all in behind the runoff candidacy tomorrow of incumbent Central Ward Councilman Darrin Sharif with an eye on council leadership.
That pits Quintana against the incoming mayor, Ras Baraka.
Seeking control of the city council, Mayor-elect Baraka backs the challenger to Sharif, former Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins.
Sources told PolitickerNJ that it shapes up as follows:Read More >
The Central Ward council race has horizon line implications for 2010, as former Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins seeks traction for her own comeback by backing her former colleague, Councilman Charles Bell on Nov. 4th.
It was Chaneyfield-Jenkins who started circling allies around Bell in the late summer to break up Mayor Cory Booker’s team on the city council with a throwback candidate in the special election to fill the seat left vacant by former Councilwoman Dana Rone.
Chaneyfield-Jenkins served on the governing body for 12 years as an at-large councilwoman before the Booker Team turned her – and Bell – out of office in 2006.Read More >
Gov. Chris Christie took the "upper level" -- helicoptering over the George Washington Bridge -- to beat rush hour traffic from his home state to a recent GOP fundraiser with Connecticut gubernatorial contender Tom Foley, according to a Hearst Media report.Read More >
After 'briefly' meeting with Christie in Aspen, Astorino says he can live with not having Christie's help New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino's campaign described their candidate's fundraising trip to Aspen last night as a success - even if they will not be depending on the chairman...
By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >
"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran- Star-Ledger
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