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 >
While describing to fellow Republicans a conversation he said he had with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Gov. Chris Christie borrowed a self-attribution from his old pal George W. Bush.Read More >
Winners and Losers: Week of July 21st Christopher Rodriguez Governor Chris Christie this week announced his selection of the CIA operative as New Jersey’s next Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP). (Politicker Staff) http://www.politickernj.com/77941/winners-and-losers-week-july-21st Torres saddles up with Fulop and Baraka for...
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 >
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