PD Update on Assault of Atlantic City Councilman

Update on Assault of Atlantic City Councilman



The Atlantic City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section and Violent Crimes Unit are actively investigating the assault that occurred to MD Hossain Morshed, 4th Ward councilman for the City of Atlantic City.  Various law enforcement partners are also assisting in the investigation.

Detectives are attempting to identify and speak with a man and woman who are believed to have been present at the time of the assault and left immediately after.  The man is described as Black, 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a beard who was wearing a red shirt.  The woman is described as Black or Hispanic wearing a jean shirt and shorts.  The pair left in a dark colored four-door sedan traveling north on Florida Avenue from Atlantic Avenue.

Morshed was assaulted on July 15, 2021 at 10:45 pm in a parking lot near the intersection of Florida and Atlantic Avenues.  He was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.


Supreme Court to Pick Between Wallace and Corodemus

From Politico NJ’s Matt Friedman:

“NJ Redistricting tiebreaker will either be former state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace Jr. (Dem pick) or retired Superior Court judge Marina Corodemus. It’s now up to the state Supreme Court to decide by Aug. 10.”


ELEC’s First Oral History Episode Features Former Speaker Roberts

ELEC Executive Director Jeff Brindle has undertaken a new project entitled “An Oral History of the Commission.”

The project involves an ongoing series of interviews with individuals who have had a significant impact on the Commission or its statutory responsibilities through the years.

The latest interview is with former Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts of Camden County.

Please visit ELEC’s website at or click here.

Jeff previously interviewed current ELEC Chairman Eric Jaso and former ELEC Executive Director Lewis Thurston.


The Next Middlesex Republican Chairman

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Trump Endorsement for Singh is Fake, Says Steve Rogers

Despite claims to the contrary, for the record, former President Donald J. Trump has not endorsed a candidate in the GOP Primary for Governor of New Jersey.

Steven Rogers, a campaign spokesman for Trump in 2020, denounced a circulated social media Trump endorsement of Singh as phony.

“This kind of corrupt behavior is destroying our party & frankly as a leader in advancing Trump’s MAGA agenda I am troubled that Singh has hurt our MAGA efforts,” Rogers said. “Media: Trump endorsement of Singh is fake, ex-President’s spokesman says. How anyone can support him is troubling!”


Live Stream: Governor Murphy’s June 7th COVID-19 Briefing: 1 p.m.


ELEC: To Date, Ciattarelli has Qualified for $4.5 Million in Public Funds

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $143,293 in public
matching funds for the 2021 gubernatorial primary campaign of one candidate.

The recipient is Jack Ciattarelli, who is seeking the Republican nomination in the June 8 primary
election. To date, Ciattarelli has qualified for almost $4.5 million in public funds.

Under the Gubernatorial Public Financing program, which began in 1974, candidates who raise
$490,000 or more can qualify for public matching funds. Primary candidates are eligible for up to $4.6 million in public funds. In exchange, other than a few exceptions, they must limit their total primary spending to $7.3 million.


Carstarphen to Stand with Menendez, Fudge Less than a Week Before Election Day

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and Congressman Donald Norcross (D-1) on Wednesday afternoon will welcome U.S. Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge to the City of Camden to announce a major federal investment to redevelop severely distressed housing, revitalize the community, and spur economic development and job growth.


U.S. Senator Bob Menendez

U.S. Representative Donald Norcross (N.J.-01)

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge

Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen

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BurlCo GOP Move HQ to Medford

After 50 years on High St., Mount Holly Burlington County Republicans no longer have a headquarters there. Moved to Medford today. Pinelands Plaza on Stokes Road (next to Papa John’s).
Moving out of the county seat highlights the party’s fall from power, a source cackled.
223 High street (pictured) was their HQ since 1971 when High Street Realty, an LLC controlled by GOP bosses, purchased the building from Albert Jones a former GOP Freeholder. Jones at one time lived in the building, which also housed his engineering firm. In addition to the County GOP headquarters and various law offices, the building was once the 8th District Legislative office to many lawmakers, including then-state Senator Jim Saxon. When the building was purchased out from under the GOP in 2019 by operative Jason Carty, the Republicans moved next door to a former law office. Today marks the end of 50 years on High Street for the BurlCo GOP.

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