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Teaneck NJ, NJTP is offering a double feature tonight by hosting Brian Goldberg, Republican Candidate for Senate in the Republican Primary Election at 650 American Legion Drive, Teaneck NJ – 7PM
(Don’t forget to bring a pantry item for the American Legion food drive-support our veterans’ good works).
Brian Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, Goldberg grew up in Marlboro, New Jersey, graduating from Freehold High School in 1991. He then earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA in 1995.
Following graduation, Goldberg worked as an IT Professional until 2001. He then began working as a construction company executive in 2002, a position he still holds today.
Goldberg has been politically active in New Jersey for nearly 20 years. In 2004, he began serving as an elected member of the Essex County Republican Committee. He served on the West Orange Municipal Budget Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2011. He also founded The Empowerment PAC in 2010. In 2011, Goldberg served as Treasurer for a Freeholder campaign, and in 2014 ran in the NJ Republican Primary for the United States Senate.
He currently lives in West Orange (Essex) with his fiancée and his two daughters from his previous marriage. His leadership activities include: NJIT Concrete Industry Management Patrons’ Committee, Bomanite International Society (past Board of Directors and Deputy Treasurer), and the Advisory Board for Republican Friends of Israel. He has made it his mission to #GrowTheGOP, unite New Jersey Republicans, and spread a fresh, new, positive image of conservatism across the country.
As part of the double header Joe Connor a frequent guest on Fox News will talk about his book , Shattered Lives
January 24, 1975, six young businessmen were enjoying lunch in lower Manhattan’s historic Fraunces Tavern when a bomb placed inside the restaurant exploded, tearing through the building. It had been planted by a group claiming support for Puerto Rican independence known as the “FALN,” the most active domestic terrorist organization in American history. Among those businessmen were two sons of immigrants and only children – Frank Connor, with a wife and two young boys, and Alex Berger, whose wife was six months pregnant. Both were murdered, along with two other men, while dozens were injured, many horrifically.
Shattered Lives, co-authored by Jeff Ingber and Joe Connor, Frank Connor’s son, chronicles the origins of the Puerto Rican independence movement, its transformation into a Cuban-led Marxist cause, the FALN’s decade-long reign of murder and destruction that was a precursor to future domestic terrorism, the hunt for the terrorists directed by a group of dedicated FBI agents, the inexplicable escape from prison by the FALN’s chief bomb-maker who eventually received asylum in Cuba, and the political maneuvering that led to Presidents Clinton and Obama granting clemency to FALN members.