The murder of an Assemblyman: A Prostitute, a Pimp, and a guy from Hoboken

Here’s a classic story about Hudson County politics:  it involves a prostitute, a pimp, a Hoboken politician, and murder. Silvio Failla was a first-term Assemblyman when he was murdered by a prostitute and her pimp outside a bar in Neptune.  He was a 62-year-old undertaker who spent two decades as the executive director of the […]

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Democrats say Mahr using images without permission

A group of Union County Democrats say that Colleen Mahr used their images in a campaign video without permission. Freeholders Christopher Hudak and Alexander Mirabella and the former Mayor of Scotch Plains, Kevin Glover, want Mahr to take them out of a video urging county committee members to support her for Democratic Chairman. “Mahr did […]

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Gutfeld is main event at Morris GOP event at Trump

Morris County Republicans will travel to Somerset County tonight for a high-dollar fundraiser at the Trump National Golf Club.  Fox News TV host Greg Gutfeld is the keynote speaker.  It’s only a matter of time before some Democrat weighs in on Rep. Leonard Lance’s $3,500 sponsorship of the event, which combined the Trump name with a […]

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A sign that Petillo isn’t running

One takeaway from last night’s Sussex County Lincoln Day dinner: Sussex Freeholder Sylvia Petillo will not seek the Republican nomination for Congress in the 11th district. Petillo, 67, a former Hopatcong Mayor, has been exploring a bid for Rodney Frelinghuysen’s House seat, but at a major event in her home county, she declined to make […]

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Ex-Cranford Mayor backs Scutari

A Democrat who spent eighteen years holding office in a predominately Republican town has endorsed State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) for Union County Democratic Chairman. Former Cranford Mayor Dan Aschenbach says that a Scutari victory would “put Cranford in a good position for resolving the issues we face such as gun control, flood mitigation and […]

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Menendez, Gordon trash Trump infrastructure plan

Low key, hardworking and smart, State Sen. Bob Gordon (D-Fair Lawn) has most of his career as a policy wonk – and the last decade developing significant expertise on transportation and infrastructure issues.   Coming off of a landslide fourteen-point win in a legislative district that was drawn to be competitive, Gordon assumed the chairmanship of […]

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GOP calls for investigation of payments to Gill

Republican State Chairman Douglas Steinhardt says the state should investigate whether side-payments made to top campaign staffers for Gov. Phil Murphy violated New Jersey campaign finance laws. Brendan Gill, who was Murphy’s campaign manager, received an additional $61,400 from the Democratic Governors Association during the 2017 general election, according to year-end reports filed with the […]

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Source: Singh will drop U.S. Senate bid, run for Congress

Hirsh Singh, a software engineer from Atlantic County who was prepared to spend $2 million on a bid for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, has agreed to switch to the race for Frank LoBiondo’s congressional seat, sources say. Singh spent $1 million on an unsuccessful campaign for Governor in 2017, finishing third in the Republican […]

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Gopal backs Scutari for County Chairman

State Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Red Bank) is backing his colleague, State Sen. Nicholas Scutari f(D-Linden) for Union County Democratic Chairman. “The endorsement of my friend and colleague Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Chairman is very personal to me,” said  Gopal, a former Monmouth County Democratic Chairman. “As my race for State Senate tightened […]

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Departure of Green aide fuels resignation talk

The hiring of Maria Del Cid to the post of director of legislative services at the New Jersey Department of Health, first reported by InsiderNJ, increased speculation that Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield) might step down from his 22nd district seat. The 78-year-old Green stepped down as Union County Democratic Chairman last month, saying that a […]

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