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Democrat Senator Bob Menendez Found Guilty on All Counts in Federal Corruption Trial

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Ridgewood NJ, in a landmark decision, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey was found guilty on all counts in his federal corruption trial. The verdict, delivered by a New York jury on Tuesday, marks a significant turn in the long-standing political career of the New Jersey Democrat.

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Racketeering Charges Leveled Against Six Defendants in Criminal Enterprise Led by Democrat George Norcross

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Trenton NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) today announced the filing of criminal charges against six defendants following a years-long investigation into a criminal enterprise run by George E. Norcross III and his associates in South Jersey and elsewhere. The thirteen-count indictment unsealed today alleges that through a series of unlawful acts, the Norcross Enterprise obtained property and property rights on the Camden Waterfront for itself and others, collected millions of dollars in government-issued tax credits, and controlled and influenced government officials to further the interests of the enterprise.

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Corruption Probe: Two South Jersey Transportation Authority Democrat Board Members Have Criminal Charges Filed Against Them

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Trenton NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) today announced criminal charges have been filed against two members of the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) Board of Commissioners, after they allegedly colluded to block payments to an engineering firm as political retaliation in connection with a feud between a South Jersey Democratic Party leader and a Mercer County Commissioner.

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Ridgewood Village Manager Co-hosted Political Fundraiser with NJDEP Commissioner

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Ridgewood NJ, we are awaiting the findings on soil testing at Schedler for dangerous contamination, and the recommendations of the New Jersey Department of environmental protection.

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Phil Murphy Guts New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA)

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Trenton NJ, the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA), once heralded as a national gold standard for providing open access to public data and government documents, has been drastically weakened. With a swift stroke of Governor Phil Murphy’s pen this week, OPRA and government transparency suffered a severe setback.

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Late Rep. Donald Payne Jr. Wins Democratic Nomination Posthumously

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Newark NJ, for years critics have complained dead people were voting in New Jersey ,now they are winning elections. The late Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.) who died on April 6th secured the Democratic nomination for another term in the House on Tuesday, despite his passing weeks earlier.

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Unveiling the Menendez Bribery Trial: A Political Saga Unfolds

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Ridgewood NJ, in the heart of Manhattan, the federal corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez, a prominent figure in the Democratic Party representing New Jersey, commenced with the meticulous process of jury selection. The trial, surrounded by intrigue and speculation, centers on allegations that Menendez and his wife, Nadine, were involved in a web of bribery, allegedly accepting substantial favors from affluent businessmen in exchange for wielding their political influence.

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New Jersey Democrat Legislature Set to Vote on Bill Threatening Public Records Access

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Trenton NJ, In a move stirring controversy and concern, the New Jersey Legislature is poised to vote on a bill that could severely restrict access to public records. The proposed legislation, which cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday afternoon, is scheduled for a vote in both chambers on Monday, sparking outcry from advocates and citizens alike.

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Delay in Sen. Bob Menendez’s Bribery Trial: What You Need to Know

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Washington DC, in a recent development, the start of the bribery trial involving New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez has been postponed by a week, shifting from May 6 to May 13. The decision came after attorneys on both sides agreed that the additional time would facilitate trial preparation efforts.

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Tammy Murphy Drops Out of US Senate Race

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Trenton NJ, following a disappointing performance in the Democratic Primary convention season, New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy announced today via the social media platform X that she is withdrawing her candidacy for the United States Senate.

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Scandal Plagued Senator Menendez Won’t File for Democratic Primary, But Opened the Door for a Run as an Independent

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Ridgewood NJ, in a video announcement on Thursday, Senator “Gold Bar” Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) revealed his intention to explore the possibility of running as an independent candidate for his seat, despite facing pressure from within his own party to resign over his indictments.

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New, “Affordable Housing ” Bill Will Have Catastrophic Consequences for Bergen Towns and New Jersey Taxpayers

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Westwood NJ, New Jersey moves toward socialism and elimination of private property advaning a legislative proposal that could revolutionize how mandatory affordable housing units (socialism) are determined for municipalities, with the Senate passing the bill on Monday along party lines. Governor Phil Murphy is anticipated to sign the bill into law, heralded as a pivotal reform for one of the nation’s most expensive states.

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So Called ‘Green Amendment’ Could Actually Halt Projects that Improve the Environment

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Trenton NJ, a proposed constitutional amendment that attempts to establish that every person has a legal right to a clean environment could, in fact, block initiatives designed to improve the environment, such as offshore wind projects.

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Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse ,NJ Business Climate Ranked Worst in Region and Declining

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Trenton NJ, NJBIA released its 2024 Regional Business Climate Analysis showing New Jersey continues to remain last in the region by a wide margin in terms of business taxes and cost competitiveness.

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New Study: Almost Every Government Intervention in Response to COVID Was Wrong

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Trenton NJ, State Senator Joe Pennacchio released his review of the administration’s report of the Covid pandemic and the State’s response. The report commissioned by Governor Murphy was compiled by the Law Firm of Montgomery McCracken at a cost of $9 million to the State’s taxpayers.

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