EDISON – When a candidate few have heard of suddenly appears in a mayoral race that features two already entrenched sides, an observer’s jaded assessment might be that such a candidate is certainly someone’s stalking horse.
But union carpenter William "Willie" Araujo says he’s just a concerned taxpaying father of two who’s doing what any citizen entrusted with this form of government would do given a chance.
“I’m running because I wanted to make a difference,” said Araujo, who recounted the classic wife and kitchen table type conservation that went, in his words, from small to serious when he heard the question, “Why don’t you run for mayor?,” and decided it wasn’t a bad idea.
Propelled into the Democratic Primary, “I’m an honest guy,” said the 38-year old mayoral candidate, a Portuguese American who was born and raised in the Down Neck section of Newark and has raised his family in Edison.Read More >
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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