Kim Holds Big Lead Over Murphy In Senate Race To Unseat Menendez: FDU Poll Kim Holds Big Lead Over Murphy In Senate Race To Unseat Menendez: FDU Poll
Kim Holds Big Lead Over Murphy In Senate Race To Unseat Menendez: FDU Poll Rep. Andy Kim has a double digit lead over First Lady Tammy Murphy in the fight for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University. The poll, released Friday, Feb. 2., shows Kim, who represents the 3rd Congressional District, leading Murphy 32 percent to 20 percent, with 31 percent of voters undecided.  Kim and Murphy are running to unseat Sen. Bob Menendez, who was recently indicted on federal corruption charges. Menendez has refused calls for him to resign, including from Murphy's husband, Gov. Phil Murphy, and has not yet said …
Monmouth U Releases NH Projections In Shrinking GOP Race Monmouth U Releases NH Projections In Shrinking GOP Race
Monmouth U Releases NH Projections In Shrinking GOP Race Monmouth University has released poll results just ahead of the second Republican primary of the 2024 presidential campaign. The poll shows former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley gaining independent support, but still trailing former President Donald Trump in New Hampshire. It says 52 percent of New Hampshire GOP voters supported Trump, while 34 percent backed Haley. The poll was run in partnership with The Washington Post. The poll was conducted between Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 20. That was right before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he was suspending his campaign o…
Teen NJ Victim Of Deepfake Porn Pleads With Lawmakers: 'It Could Happen To Anyone' Teen NJ Victim Of Deepfake Porn Pleads With Lawmakers: 'It Could Happen To Anyone'
Teen NJ Victim Of Deepfake Porn Pleads With Lawmakers: 'It Could Happen To Anyone' Last fall, Francesca Mani discovered a male classmate had made AI-generated nude images of her without her consent. While the images were deleted and the Westfield High School student said she never saw them, Francesca still felt sad and helpless.  Now she has found a way to turn that trauma into something empowering.  Francesca is working with members of Congress, including Rep. Tom Kean, Jr., (R-Westfield) to pass legislation to stop the spread of deepfake pornography generated by artificial intelligence.  According to a press release issued by New York Congress…
'Get Smoked:' Christie Caught On Hot Mic Before Announcing Prez Race Drop, Reports Say 'Get Smoked:' Christie Caught On Hot Mic Before Announcing Prez Race Drop, Reports Say
'Get Smoked:' Christie Caught On Hot Mic Before Announcing Prez Race Drop, Reports Say Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has dropped out of the 2024 presidential campaign, but not before allegedly talking a little bit of smack on a hot mic. The Republican nominee made the announcement on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at a town hall in Windham, NH (click here to watch). Just before the town hall, Christie was apparently caught on a hot mic saying "she is going to get smoked," apparently referring to former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, as reported by ABC and the New York Times. The quip was aired on his campaign's livestream, which has since been removed, The Times reports. "I'v…
Santos Demands $20,000 From Kimmel After Being Punked On Cameo Santos Demands $20,000 From Kimmel After Being Punked On Cameo
Santos Demands $20,000 From Kimmel After Being Punked On Cameo As if George Santos hadn’t embarrassed himself enough, he’s now threatening to sue talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for punking him with a series of preposterous Cameo requests that the expelled congressman gleefully fulfilled. It began when the federally-indicted former lawmaker took to Cameo, a website and mobile app that lets you request personalized video shoutouts from celebrities for any occasion. Discovering that Santos was creating the quickie videos for any buyer, Kimmel ginned up inane requests just to see how far the 35-year-old Long Island Republican would go. It's been far. In one…
SICK BURN: George Santos Says NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy 'Just Ain't It' On Cameo SICK BURN: George Santos Says NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy 'Just Ain't It' On Cameo
Sick Burn: George Santos Says NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy 'Just Ain't It' On Cameo Recently expelled New York Congressman George Santos (R-Long Island) has crossed state lines and weighed in on the New Jersey Senate Race, and he's no fan of Tammy Murphy, the wife of Gov. Phil Murphy. Santos recently recorded a Cameo video where he takes shots at the First Lady of New Jersey, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Senator, hoping to replace embattled Senator Bob Menendez, who has been indicted on federal corruption charges. "Endorsing Tammy Murphy is essentially endorsing the boss' wife or else," Santos said in a video shared on Twitter. "I understand you all hav…
Megyn Kelly Reveals What Chris Christie Said In Viral Off-Air Moment During GOP Confrontation Megyn Kelly Reveals What Chris Christie Said In Viral Off-Air Moment During GOP Confrontation
Megyn Kelly Reveals What Chris Christie Said In Viral Off-Air Moment During GOP Confrontation "He was pissed off." That's what Megyn Kelly said of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, regarding an off-air incident during the GOP debate in Alabama on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The clip has since gone viral, leaving America wondering what exactly it was that the 2024 presidential hopeful told the panelist and former Fox News anchor. On Thursday, Dec. 7, Kelly, on "The Megyn Kelly Show," revealed what Christie said: “He was mad that he wasn’t getting enough questions. And he said, ‘I made it up at this stage, and I haven’t been able to speak in awhile. And I should have been brought i…
'Put Up Or Shut Up:' Fetterman Trolls Bob Menendez In Epic Cameo By George Santos 'Put Up Or Shut Up:' Fetterman Trolls Bob Menendez In Epic Cameo By George Santos
'Put Up Or Shut Up:' Fetterman Trolls Bob Menendez In Epic Cameo By George Santos George Santos has a new gig and one of his most recent paychecks comes from the pockets of John Fetterman. Days after being ousted from Congress, the serial fabulist was commissioned by Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) to create a cameo for indicted New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D). "Hey Bobby!" Santos quips in the Cameo, a website that lets public figures record personal videos for money.  "Look, I don’t think I need to tell you, but these people that want to make you get in trouble and want to kick you out and make you run away, you make them put up or shut up. "You stand your ground, s…
And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster
And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster Well, that didn’t take long. Now-former New York Rep. George Santos has been all but erased from the halls of Congress following his historic expulsion from office on Friday, Dec. 1. The disgraced Long Island Republican – whose former 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens – made a hasty exit from the House chamber once it was clear that the required two-thirds majority had been secured to seal his ouster. Earlier Report: US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote He did not address the throng of reporters who followed him to a waiting car, though CNN …
George Santos Is Out: Here's How NJ Delegates Voted George Santos Is Out: Here's How NJ Delegates Voted
George Santos Is Out: Here's How NJ Delegates Voted New Jersey's congressional delegation all shared the same sentiment when it comes to Rep. George Santos. They wanted him out, and they got it. The serial fabulist (R-Long Island) was expelled by the US House 311-114, with all 12 New Jersey representatives, including three Republicans, voting in favor of his ouster. The resolution required a two-thirds majority vote in order to pass. Santos was expelled amid mounting accusations of criminality. He is only the sixth member of Congress to be expelled in American history. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis), Rob Menendez (D-Jersey City) and Ch…
18-Year-Old Wins Seat On NJ Town's School Board 18-Year-Old Wins Seat On NJ Town's School Board
18-Year-Old Wins Seat On NJ Town's School Board Lifelong Sparta resident Chad Wood has been elected to the town’s Board of Education just five months after graduating from high school. The 18-year-old is one of the state’s youngest to hold a BOE position. Wood ran alongside Jennifer "Lonsky" Grana and Kaitlin Gagnon. The trio incumbents Christina "Longo" Keiling and LeeAnne M. Pitzer. Wood might be young, but he comes with plenty of experience, having served as Student Council President for three years at Sparta High School, and was elected Executive President his senior year. Wood was also elected as the BOE’s Student Representative …
Citizen Murphy: NJ First Lady Announces Run For U.S. Senate Citizen Murphy: NJ First Lady Announces Run For U.S. Senate
Citizen Murphy: NJ First Lady Announces Run For U.S. Senate Tammy Murphy is hoping to go from Drumthwacket to the Capitol Building. Ending weeks of speculation, Murphy, the wife of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 15, she is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat, in the seat currently occupied by embattled Senator Bob Menendez.  Murphy made the announcement in a four-minute autobiographical video, telling her life story while also highlighting her priorities as first lady, including reducing the state's maternal mortality rate and combating climate change. "I am so proud of everything we've accomplished but I know …
Hoboken Council Race Among Most Highly-Contested In North Jersey Elections Hoboken Council Race Among Most Highly-Contested In North Jersey Elections
Hoboken Council Race Among Most Highly-Contested In North Jersey Elections The race for Hoboken council is among the most high-contested in New Jersey. Of the six Hoboken City Council seats, five are contested in the Tuesday, Nov. 7 election. First Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco will not be running for re-election. Paul Presinzano, Rafi Cordova, and Leo Pellegrini, the city's former health director, and running for his seat. Marla Decker and Patricia Waiters are running for a seat in the Second Ward, hoping to oust incumbent Tiffanie Fisher. Edward Reep is up against incumbent Michael Russo in the Third Ward. In the Fourth Ward, Ruben J. Ramos Jr. is running …
'Jews Did 9/11:' Racist, Antisemitic Hackers Disrupt Passaic Council Meeting (VIDEO) 'Jews Did 9/11:' Racist, Antisemitic Hackers Disrupt Passaic Council Meeting (VIDEO)
'Jews Did 9/11:' Racist, Antisemitic Hackers Disrupt Passaic Council Meeting (Video) A live-streamed Passaic City Council meeting was disrupted by antisemitic hackers spewing racial slurs. Just more than 17 minutes into the Oct. 24 meeting, the hackers interrupted Mayor Hector Lora praising the city's police department (scroll for video). "Jews did 9/11. Israel did 9/11. Jews [unintelligible]. Shut up [racial slur]. You're a [racial slur]. Alright, so when are we going to put these Jews in these..." The mic cuts out. Passaic's Mayor and Council reflects the city's diverse population, being comprised of Orthodox Jewish, Latino, and Black members.  Officials request the ha…
Nosh It Off: Gov. Murphy Spent Nearly $1K On Snacks At MetLife Taylor Swift Concert: Report Nosh It Off: Gov. Murphy Spent Nearly $1K On Snacks At MetLife Taylor Swift Concert: Report
Nosh It Off: Gov. Murphy Spent Nearly $1K On Snacks At MetLife Taylor Swift Concert: Report Gov. Phil Murphy certainly enjoys entertaining guests at MetLife Stadium, according to a report from Politico.  New Jersey's governor spent $12,000 on food and drinks at MetLife in 2018 and 2019, using an expense account funded by taxpayers, Politico said, after obtaining the invoices via the Open Public Records Act. Events include a Taylor Swift concert, Hot97's SummerJam concert and a Jets v. Cowboys game.  Jennifer Sciortino, a spokeswoman for Gov. Murphy's office, said Murphy intends to have the state Democratic party reimburse the Garden State for the costs.  "Because t…
NJ Voters To Sen. Menendez: Resign NJ Voters To Sen. Menendez: Resign
NJ Voters To Sen. Menendez: Resign New Jersey residents have a very unfavorable view of Bob Menendez. A Stockton University poll found just eight percent of New Jersey residents support Menendez, who was recently indicted on federal bribery charges, along with his wife, Nadine.  The poll found more than 71 percent said he should resign, and only eight percent want him to remain in office. The call for his resignation was bipartisan, with 78 percent of Democrats and 79 percent of Republicans in support. The couple has denied the allegations in the indictment. A majority of his Democratic colleagues have called on the se…
Paterson Council Prez, Wife, Campaign Chief Charged In Hare-Brained Scheme To Steal Election Paterson Council Prez, Wife, Campaign Chief Charged In Hare-Brained Scheme To Steal Election
Paterson Council Prez, Wife, Campaign Chief Charged In Hare-Brained Scheme To Steal Election State authorities announced a bunch of new election fraud charges on Wednesday against Paterson’s council president along with allegations against his wife and campaign manager, as well. Alex Mendez, 48, has been awaiting trial in a case, stemming from 2020 council races, that has undergone a series of one delay after another. The contests were conducted entirely by mail-in ballots as COVID was spreading. The new charges involved what the attorney general described on Oct. 25 as a hare-brained plot to steal ballots from mailboxes outside people’s homes, toss out those that didn’t vote for…
Ex-NJ Police Lt. Named In 'Big Blue Dildo' Harassment Case Announces Run For Mayor Ex-NJ Police Lt. Named In 'Big Blue Dildo' Harassment Case Announces Run For Mayor
Ex-NJ Police Lt. Named In 'Big Blue Dildo' Harassment Case Announces Run For Mayor A former police lieutenant who was involved in a harassment lawsuit involving at least one dildo that settled for $2.45 million has announced his candidacy for mayor. Tom Murphy, who was suspended without pay in 2018, sent a pamphlet (see attached) to residents announcing his candidacy as an Independent. "I served the Borough of Mountainside as a police officer for 25 years with pride," Murphy writes. "My priority as a police officer in this town was simply this, our children, our homes, and our backstreets." Murphy goes on to say he developed relationships with families and trust wit…
'Frightened Faces': Sen. Cory Booker In Israel Describes Horror During Surprise Hamas Attacks 'Frightened Faces': Sen. Cory Booker In Israel Describes Horror During Surprise Hamas Attacks
'Frightened Faces': Sen. Cory Booker In Israel Describes Horror During Surprise Hamas Attacks US Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey is safe, but he'll never be able to shake the horror he saw this weekend. The Harrington Park, New Jersey native posted a YouTube video, his backdrop the Old City in Jerusalem, on Sunday, Oct. 8.  Booker said he was jogging in Jerusalem on Saturday, Oct. 7, when he got an urgent call from his chief of staff, telling him to get back to the hotel immediately: Israel was under attack. Hamas, which controls Gaza, launched a surprise attack on Israel, wounding thousands and killing hundreds in the longtime conflict. “Citizens of Israel," Israeli P…
Menendez Accepted Benz As Bribe Following Fatal Wreck Caused By His Wife In Bergen: Reports Menendez Accepted Benz As Bribe Following Fatal Wreck Caused By His Wife In Bergen: Reports
Menendez Accepted Benz As Bribe Following Fatal Wreck Caused By His Wife In Bergen: Reports A fatal 2018 car crash in Bergen County involving his wife is what led to embattled New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez accepting bribes to influence a criminal case, according to the federal indictment levied against him.  Nadine Arslanian, the now-wife of embattled Senator Robert Menendez, was involved in a fatal car crash in Bogota in 2018, according to The New York Times. The couple, who married in 2020, were dating at the time of the incident. Arslanian, who was also named in the federal indictments accusing Menendez of accepting bribes from the government of Egypt, among other indiscreti…
Sen. Cory Booker Says Bob Menendez Should Resign Sen. Cory Booker Says Bob Menendez Should Resign
Sen. Cory Booker Says Bob Menendez Should Resign Senator Cory Booker has joined the chorus of New Jersey politicians calling for Sen. Bob Menendez's resignation after Menendez and his wife were indicted on federal bribery charges last week. Booker said the trust and faith New Jerseysians had in Menendez have been shaken in light of the recent indictments, which he called "shocking" and said were "hard to reconcile with the person I know." "Senator Menendez fiercely asserts his innocence and it is therefore understandable that he believes stepping down is patently unfair," Booker said. "I believe this is a mistake. "Stepping down is not a…
Teaneck Councilwoman's Bid To Bounce Blogger From Town Mailing List Fails Teaneck Councilwoman's Bid To Bounce Blogger From Town Mailing List Fails
Teaneck Councilwoman's Bid To Bounce Blogger From Town Mailing List Fails Teaneck's township manager and police department have rejected a council member's request to remove a local blogger from their email press release lists. Keith Kaplan, a former councilman himself, has rigorously kept township residents and business owners informed for more than five years through his "Teaneck Today" blog. "Teaneck Today" also has a Facebook group with more than 8,900 members. Combined, both have been invaluable resources, reporting and providing information on elections, building in town, school calendars, roadwork, COVID developments and more in much the way a weekly news…
NJ's New Lieutenant Governor Is Wayne Resident NJ's New Lieutenant Governor Is Wayne Resident
NJ's New Lieutenant Governor Is Wayne Resident Tahesha Way is officially the new Lieutenant Governor of the Garden State. Way, who currently serves as Secretary of State, was appointed to the position by Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday, Sept. 8, following the unexpected passing of former Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver last month.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lt. Governor Tahesha Way (@ltgovway) Way is the third lieutenant governor in New Jersey history. "Tahesha has been with our administration from the very beginning, and her work over the past five and a half years leading the…
Tan Mom, North Jersey Native, Running For US Senate Tan Mom, North Jersey Native, Running For US Senate
Tan Mom, North Jersey Native, Running For US Senate From the tanning salon to the US Capitol: Patricia Krentcil a.k.a. "Tan Mom" is trying to make it happen. Krentcil, an Essex County native, who went viral 2012 after being accused of bringing her five-year-old daughter to a tanning salon in her native Nutley, announced she is running for the Republican nomination for US Senate in Florida next year. "Patricia went out in the streets of Florida and came face to face with the heartbreaking issues affecting so many here," her campaign website reads.  "From the attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, equality, diversity, and beyond, Patricia is a champi…
Republican NJ Gov. Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Announces Split From Wife Republican NJ Gov. Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Announces Split From Wife
Republican NJ Gov. Candidate Jack Ciattarelli Announces Split From Wife Jack Ciattrelli and his wife Melinda are headed to splitsville. Ciattrelli, who unsuccessfully ran for governor on the Republican ticket in 2021 and said he is running again in 2025, announced in a public statement that the couple separated earlier this year. They have been married since 1995. "I am very proud of the job we did raising our four adult children who are all very successful and whom we both love very much," Ciattrelli said.  "While there are those who will seek to exploit this news for their own political gain - some going so far as to spread the ugliest of rumors, all of wh…
NJ Mayor Who Opposed Pride Flag Raising Ousted By Colleagues NJ Mayor Who Opposed Pride Flag Raising Ousted By Colleagues
NJ Mayor Who Opposed Pride Flag Raising Ousted By Colleagues A New Jersey mayor who allegedly called some fellow elected officials "not good Catholics" for supporting the raising of a rainbow flag during Pride Month was removed from office by members of his own party. The flag controversy ended up being the last straw for fellow Republicans who were already at war with now-former Rochelle Park Mayor Perrin Mosca over what they said was abusive behavior. Three who sit on the Township Committee voted 4-0 with Democrat Linda Boniface to oust Mosca earlier this week. Deputy Mayor Jennifer Appice took over as acting mayor following the work session vote …
Christie Running For President Christie Running For President
Christie Running For President Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is set to make it official: he's running for president again. According to Axios, Christie, who was born in Newark and grew up in Livingston, plans to announce his candidacy for the 2024 Republican nomination on Tuesday, June 6 in New Hampshire.  The 60-year-old, who served two terms leading the Garden State from 2010 to 2018, previously ran for president in 2016, but dropped out after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire and later endorsed Donald Trump. Christie has since become a critic of Trump, the current frontrunner for the Republican…
NJ Reps Aim To Keep AM Radio In Vehicles NJ Reps Aim To Keep AM Radio In Vehicles
NJ Reps Aim To Keep AM Radio In Vehicles Many automakers are removing AM radios from their new electrical vehicles. Some New Jersey congressmen want to change that. Rep. Josh Gottenheimer (D-NJ), who represents most of Bergen County and parts of Passaic and Suffex County is the lead sponsor on a bill in the House of Represenatives that would require automakers to maintain AM radios in their new vehicles at no extra charge to the consumer. The bill, the AM for Every Vehicle Act, has support in the Senate from Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Sen. Ted Cruz. (D-TX) Gottenheimer's bill comes in the wake of reports that BMW, Volkswagen, M…
North Jersey Pols Stand With Muslim Prospect Park Mayor Turned Away From White House North Jersey Pols Stand With Muslim Prospect Park Mayor Turned Away From White House
North Jersey Pols Stand With Muslim Prospect Park Mayor Turned Away From White House A consortium of mayors throughout North Jersey are demanding an apology from the White House to Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah after he was denied entry for a celebration marking the end of Ramadan. Khairullah, who was recently sworn in for his fifth term as mayor, was told by Secret Service Monday, May 1 that he had not been cleared for entry.  Khairullah received the news just hours before he was set to arrive. Khairullah was also recently interrogated for three hours at John F. Kennedy International Airport. "As mayors who value transparency and the U.S. legal sys…
War Of Words: Candidates Spar Over Treatment Of NJ Assemblywoman's Mom War Of Words: Candidates Spar Over Treatment Of NJ Assemblywoman's Mom
War Of Words: Candidates Spar Over Treatment Of NJ Assemblywoman's Mom The war of words is intensifying in the West New York elections. One candidate, a New Jersey assemblywoman, says her mother is getting caught in the crosshairs. The alleged perpetrators say the whole thing was made up. Angelica Jimenez — who is running for West New York commissioner on one slate — alleges her 78-year-old mother was heckled and harassed by supporters of Albio Sires — who is running for mayor of West New York on an opposing slate — when she went to vote over the weekend.  Jimenez said in an Instagram post they banged on her car window and she was also frightened by a po…
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop Runs For NJ Governor Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop Runs For NJ Governor
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop Runs For NJ Governor Steven Fulop is officially throwing his hat in the ring. The Jersey City mayor announced on Tuesday, April 11 that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in 2025. Gov. Phil Murphy is term limited and cannot seek re-election. "My career has always been guided by a strong desire to take on difficult challenges and find solutions that help improve peoples’ lives," Fulop said in a press release.  "I’ve never backed down from a fight before, and I’m ready to work hard for all the people of our great state to deliver the results New Jersey deserves." Following the Sept. …