International name ID isn’t always a benefit to a candidate. In June 1971, Republican primary voters rejected the candidacy of Robert F. Marasco, a 29-year-old retired Green Beret who was seeking a seat on the Bloomfield Township Council.
Two years earlier, Marasco made international headlines when the Army Captain was accused of summarily executing a Vietnamese operative he suspected of being a double agent while working for Marasco’s special forces unit in Laos. When the incident became news back in the United States, the U.S. Government prosecuted Marasco (who pulled the trigger) and five other Green Berets. Marasco’s lawyer was famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey.
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In 2009, the late John Sheridan, CEO of Cooper University Hospital in Camden, testified at a hearing regarding how to strengthen employer-based health care.Read More >
Bergen County Freeholder forum mostly convivial, but at times confrontational TEANECK - The Bergen County freeholder forum on Tuesday night was a relatively collegial affair until the final two minutes on the 90-minute event. Republican freeholder candidate Robert Avery, flanked by fellow GOP freeholder candidate Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh, referred to...
By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor. Not only is there no current legal... Read More >
"I see Loretta Weinberg in the back of the room. Loretta, you have my eternal admiration for what you did to rid the Democratic Party of a certain political boss. However, not everyone shares that distinction." - Bergen County Republican Freeholder candidate Robert Avery- PolitickerNJ
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