Former President Trump To Hold Beachfront Campaign Rally In New Jersey Likely Mid-Trial Former President Trump To Hold Beachfront Campaign Rally In New Jersey Likely Mid-Trial
Former President Trump To Hold Beachfront Campaign Rally In New Jersey Likely Mid-Trial Former President Donald Trump will hold a reelection campaign rally on a New Jersey beach while likely in the middle of a criminal trial up the Atlantic coast in New York City. Trump's rally will be held on the beach in Wildwood on Saturday, May 11, according to a news release from the city on Thursday, Apr. 18. City commissioners passed a resolution on Monday, Apr. 15 approving the 45th President's second campaign visit to Wildwood. The Trump campaign website listed the address for the rally as 3601 Boardwalk, which is next to Morey's Piers & Beachfront Waterparks. The event will …
Judge Strikes Down NJ's Party Line Ballot System Judge Strikes Down NJ's Party Line Ballot System
Judge Strikes Down NJ's Party Line Ballot System Andy Kim: 1. New Jersey's party line ballot system: 0 In a legal ruling that will set off an earthquake among New Jersey party bosses, a judge ruled against the state's controversial party line ballot system. The system gives preferential treatment to candidates endorsed by the county party, issuing a preliminary injunction against the ballots for the upcoming June primary and ruling ballots must use office block ballots. Judge Zahid Quraishi announced his ruling on Friday, March 29, siding with Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ), who had filed a federal lawsuit seeking to get the line thrown out. …
Bergen County Councilwoman Facing Backlash After Sharing Controversial Meme To Instagram Bergen County Councilwoman Facing Backlash After Sharing Controversial Meme To Instagram
Bergen County Councilwoman Facing Backlash After Sharing Controversial Meme To Instagram A Glen Rock councilwoman is facing backlash after sharing a controversial meme to Instagram. Paula Gilligan last week shared the colorful meme that reads: "Easter eggs are aborted chicken babies that are painted in drag for small children to worship." Paula Gilligan is facing backlash after sharing a controversial meme to Instagram. Paula Gilligan Instagram Gilligan issued an apology on social media saying the meme "takes aim at the absurdity of personhood' laws." It has come to my attention that there are constituents in Glen Rock that have concerns with a meme on my personal…
NJ Town's Mayor Facing Indictments Running For Re-Election NJ Town's Mayor Facing Indictments Running For Re-Election
NJ Town's Mayor Facing Indictments Running For Re-Election Clark Township Mayor Salvatore Bonaccorso is not letting a few indictments prevent him running for re-election. Bonaccorso announced he is running for a 7th term on the Republican ticket, along with his slate on the township council, Angel Albanese, Jimmy Minniti and William Smith. Bonaccorso has served as mayor since 2001.  Last November, Bonaccorso was charged with forging paperwork to nearly 24 New Jersey towns to allow his landscaping company to remove underground tanks, State Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. Bonaccorso, 63, used township employees to help him run his privat…
NJ's Aaron Rodgers Passed Over For Vice President: Report NJ's Aaron Rodgers Passed Over For Vice President: Report
NJ's Aaron Rodgers Passed Over For Vice President: Report It looks like New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, an Essex County resident, will have to focus on his day job this fall. According to NBC News, Rodgers will not be Robert F. Kennedy Jr's running mate in the 2024 presidential election. Kennedy, who is running as an independent, is picking Nicole Shanahan, a Bay Area based attorney. Rodgers, who owns a home in Cedar Grove, had been considered a finalist for the Veep slot, along with WWE Hall of Famer and former Minnesota governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura and former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.  The quarterback, whose debut season w…
NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy Drops Out Of Senate Race NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy Drops Out Of Senate Race
NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy Drops Out Of Senate Race Tammy Murphy, the First Lady of New Jersey, announced on Sunday, March 24, she is ending her campaign for the Democratic nomination for US Senate. The announcement caps a dizzying a few months for Murphy, the wife of Gov. Phil Murphy, who entered the race as a frontrunner, racking up endorsements and raising $3.2 million in six weeks, but watched her campaign stall as Rep. Andy Kim overtook her in the polls.  Murphy was running to replace embattled incumbent Bob Menendez who is facing federal corruption charges. "Continuing in this race will involve waging a very divisive and negative…
'Champion' Menendez Won't Run In Democratic Primary, Considering Independent Bid (VIDEO) 'Champion' Menendez Won't Run In Democratic Primary, Considering Independent Bid (VIDEO)
'Champion' Menendez Won't Run In Democratic Primary, Considering Independent Bid (Video) Embattled Senator Robert Menendez announced he will not run for re-election as a Democrat, but did not rule out running as an independent. Menendez, who is facing numerous federal bribery charges, made the announcement in a nine-minute video on Thursday, March 21.  Menendez, who has professed his innocence and called himself a champion for the state of New Jersey, said the charges against him make running a campaign impossible.  ALSO SEE: Menendez Accepted Benz As Bribe Following Fatal Wreck Caused By His Wife In Bergen: Reports "New Jerseysians deserve better than that," M…
End Of 'The Line'?: NJ Leg Leaders Looking Into Ballot Design End Of 'The Line'?: NJ Leg Leaders Looking Into Ballot Design
End Of 'The Line'?: NJ Leg Leaders Looking Into Ballot Design New Jersey's county line ballot system continues to face scrutiny. On Tuesday, March 19, New Jersey's legislative leaders, Senate President Nicholas Scutari, Senate Minority Issue Anthony Bucco, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, and Assembly Minority Leader John DiMaio issued a statement on the controversial practice, vowing to begin a public process on ballot design.  The move comes after Rep. Andy Kim, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate filed a federal lawsuit looking to dismantle the "line," and testified in court on Monday, March 18. The layout is controv…
Nursing Mothers Closer To Opting Out Of Jury Duty In NJ Nursing Mothers Closer To Opting Out Of Jury Duty In NJ
Nursing Mothers Closer To Opting Out Of Jury Duty In NJ Here's another excuse to get you out of serving on a jury. The New Jersey Senate approved a bill, 38-0, that would exempt nursing mothers from jury duty. The bill was sponsored by Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex/Hudson) and Brian Stack (D-Hudson.) The bill exempts any prospective juror with a personal obligation to care for a child who is 1 years of age or younger and the person is the child's mother and is nursing or expressing milk for the child. “Jury duty can turn into a lengthy commitment and this can place a significant burden on new mothers,” said Ruiz. “By explicitly making…
Jersey City Mayor Ditches Murphy, Endorses Kim In NJ Senate Race Jersey City Mayor Ditches Murphy, Endorses Kim In NJ Senate Race
Jersey City Mayor Ditches Murphy, Endorses Kim In NJ Senate Race Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has seen enough from Tammy Murphy's Senate campaign. Fulop announced he is switching his endorsement to Rep. Andy Kim, saying he made a mistake in endorsing Murphy, the wife of Gov. Phil Murphy.  "Clearly I made one here and this convention season has demonstrated he is the better candidate to represent NJ," Fulop, who is running for governor in 2025 said. "The backbone of our party volunteers and activists have spoken loudly and we should listen to them." The Jersey City mayor initially endorsed Murphy last year, but said on Reporters Roundtable on Frid…
Vice President Rodgers? RFK Jr Eyes Jets QB, NJ Resident, For Ticket: Report Vice President Rodgers? RFK Jr Eyes Jets QB, NJ Resident, For Ticket: Report
Vice President Rodgers? RFK Jr Eyes Jets QB, NJ Resident, For Ticket: Report New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has backed up Brett Favre. Now he might backup Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Rodgers, who lives in Cedar Grove, has been approached by Kennedy to be his vice president, as Kennedy's third party presidential campaign attempts to gain ballot access, the New York Times reported. Kennedy, who told the New York Times he has spoken to Rodgers, is also considering former professional wrestler and Minnesota governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura to be his running mate. Rodgers and Kennedy are no stranger to each other. Rodgers endorsed Kennedy's campaign last year and K…
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 …
Meet Sussex County Town's Newly-Elected Mayor, Councilwoman Meet Sussex County Town's Newly-Elected Mayor, Councilwoman
Meet Sussex County Town's Newly-Elected Mayor, Councilwoman It's a new era in Vernon Township. Anthony Rossi, a Republican, was elected the new mayor of the township, defeating Harry Shortway and Sally Rinker with 53.3 percent of the vote. Rossi will be replacing Howard Burrell, who served one term. A native of New York City, Rossi moved to Vernon following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, raising his three children in the township. Rossi previously worked for Citibank and JPMorgan Chase. Joining Rossi on the township council will be Bradley Sparta and William Higgins who were elected to two four-year terms, defeating Margaret Distasi and Jessica De…
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…