From West New York to Dover, from LD31 to LD39, from Hudson County to Morris County, here are the Insider NJ key must-read pieces from the past week:
In a way, the times proved no different from the past, as the rest of the world looked to America for direction, and found, not government institutions built on primary documents steeped in democracy – but a barbaric invitation to mob rule.
Serving the people of New Jersey was the honor of a lifetime. One of my favorite parts of working in the Legislature for years was the opportunity to work with, advocate with, and befriend some of the smartest, savviest and most inspirational women in the Garden State.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) tonight formally endorsed his old friend former U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) in the developing West New York contest.
Hudson County thrives on the occasional political contest to assert and reassert power and will pack the most into a local collision in any of its towns as a statement of countywide chessboard authority.
And then there were three. Cosmo Cirillo. Albio Sires. And Felix Roque. Those three men want to be mayor of West New York. Two of them – Sires and Roque – have already occupied the local throne.
Running in West New York, former Mayor Felix Roque today unveiled his latest candidate for Commissioner: Elvis Alvarez.
“I’m back” – that’s what Congressman Albio Sires announced Tuesday afternoon in front of the West New York Public Library, introducing his slate of candidates for West New York commissioners.
Gubernatorial politics – and specifically the impact of that transactional spillzone between the two parties – continues to dominate the backrooms and barstools of a once glorious Garden State turned inexorably toxic.
As he maneuvered around the crowded bar, Jack Ciattarelli could only observe: “This is the best Republican party in the state.”
The expected retirement of state Senator Sandra Cunningham has created a political kerfuffle in LD31.
The Hudson County Commissioners on Tuesday night killed a construction oversight contract with Remington and Vernick Engineers to manage a federally funded project on Kennedy Boulevard.
Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.
Minutes after Amy DeGise pleaded guilty Tuesday to striking a biker with her SUV and leaving the scene without stopping, her lawyer, Brian Neary, tried to explain what DeGise did not explain in court.
Dover could prove interesting this year.
Don’t overhype the Dover saga of Mayor Carolyn Blackman and Alderman Edward Correa, the latter told InsiderNJ this morning.
Friends say Tayfun Selen doesn’t normally get mad at people and is not the type to hold a grudge.
He has announced his candidacy for Morris County Commissioner, saying Republicans need to do more – now.
In assessing the level of success achieved by a governor’s eight years in office, it’s been said: “The first term is all about winning re-election; the second term is all about crafting a legacy.”
For years – and years, it seems – Democrats have been trying to get the so-called SALT cap eliminated.
There probably has never been so much fighting over a bill of $1,500.
Attorneys on Wednesday filed a Motion to Intervene in the litigation temporarily restraining significant portions of the firearms carry bill on behalf of the Senate President and Speaker.
The loss of the Hudson Reporter this week was more symbolic than a reality.
State Senator Holly Schepisi, Assemblyman Bob Auth and Assemblywoman DeAnne DeFuccio are proud to announce their campaign for reelection to the New Jersey Legislature from the 39th Legislative District.
It’s a bit dystopian to contemplate. What are we to make of a world where we are increasingly reliant on the latest technology, but our socioeconomics have come to resemble something more Medieval where our planet is increasingly dominated by a relatively small coterie of extraordinarily wealthy individuals?
During the past weeks, I have heard disappointment with and criticism of the Biden Administration by citizens and pundits because of a concern that Joe Biden’s possession of classified documents undermines a powerful case against Donald Trump for the classified documents he maintained in Mar-a-Lago and refused to give back. A classified documents prosecution is further compromised because former Vice President Mike Pence has recently found and turned over classified documents that were still in his possession.
It’s a tough fact of life but ignoring it won’t change it whereas confronting head on just might. Unions continue to be at a distinct disadvantage in a system where corporations use the legal system and their vast wealth to violate labor law with impunity.
A lot has been said about former President Trump. There are the endless screeds by those for and against – the hyperbole, the tag lines, and the eye candy headlines. There is also the reality of the Trump University fraud, the injectable bleach as a COVID cure, the Insurrection, support for some of the worst Senatorial candidates known to humankind, QAnon’s embrace of Trump, Trump’s embrace of a holocaust denier, and now – the digital trading card grift.
There is no misspelling here. The article’s title is a play on words that alludes not to what Cain did to Abel, but rather to why he did it.
- Albio Sires
- Amy DeGise
- Anne DeFuccio
- Anthony Bucco
- Anthony Somma
- Bob Auth
- Bob Menendez
- Carolyn Blackmun
- Cosmo Cirillo
- Donald Trump
- Dover Democrats
- Ed Correa
- Elvis Alvarez
- Felix Roque
- Holly Schepisi
- Hudson County
- Hudson County Democrats
- Hudson Reporter
- Jack Ciattarelli
- Jersey City
- Joe Biden
- Loretta Weinberg
- Mikie Sherrill
- Morris County
- Morris County GOP
- Paul DeGroot
- Sandra Cunningham
- Tayfun Selen
- West New York
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