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Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi plans to introduce legislation banning public officials convicted of corruption from holding jobs with state and local governments

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River Vale NJ, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi said today she plans to introduce legislation banning public officials convicted of corruption from holding jobs with state and local governments.

“I believe in second chances, but not when it comes to putting corrupt politicians in positions of public trust,” said Schepisi. “This is a case about public bribery.”

Reports yesterday uncovered that the Murphy administration hired a former Passaic City councilman who served time in prison for taking bribes from undercover FBI agents. Marcellus Jackson was hired to work in the Department of Education with an annual salary of $70,000 over the summer.

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Middlesex County Freeholder Candidate Calls Governor Whitman ‘Another Out of Touch Political Elite Yearning for Attention

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Old Bridge NJ,  Middlesex County Freeholder Candidate Rich Castaldo released the following statement calling out former Governor Whitman over her attacks on President Trump and her comments this weekend about Republicans losing control of the House of Representatives.

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Mercer GOP Chairwoman Lisa Richford unloads on former Governor Whitman

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Jamesburg NJ, Mercer GOP Chairwoman Lisa Richford unloaded on former Governor Whitman on Facebook after the neighboring Middlesex GOP lined up the former Governor  for a fundraiser , saying , “for both her recent Trump-bashing as well as her record in Trenton “:

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Star-Ledger Posts Wrong Photo of Candidate

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Morris Plains NJ, Running for Congress in the battleground 11th District, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) this past weekend had a laugh on Facebook at a picture the Star-Ledger used next to his name.
“Hey The Star-Ledger! #FactsMatter. Pictures too. And that’s not me,” he cracked.

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Charges at Windmills

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Trenton NJ,  The Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition today welcomed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (Don Quixote )as the Coalition’s newest member.

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FORMER STATE SEN. JOSEPH M. KYRILLOS TO SERVE AS MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY 2018-2019 PUBLIC SERVANT-IN-RESIDENCE

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WEST LONG BRANCH NJ,  Monmouth University today announced that former New Jersey state Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos will be the 2018-2019 Public Servant-in-Residence. Throughout the academic year, Kyrillos will lead four panel discussions at the university that will be open to the public and will focus on pension and benefits reform, bridging the partisan divide, jobs and the economy, as well as oceans and shore protection. The first panel discussion will be held on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. in Wilson Auditorium and will focus on pension and benefit reform, featuring state Sen. President Steve Sweeney as one of four panelists.

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Governor Murphy and Colonel Callahan Advise New Jerseyans to Prepare for Hurricane Florence

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Trenton NJ, Governor Murphy and Colonel Callahan today advised New Jerseyans to prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Florence. The Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor the conditions of the hurricane and are working with counties to address any storm related needs.

No , no proposals for a “Hurricane Tax ” ,… yet , but  Governor Murphy wants you to be prepared .

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Like Many , Congressman Frank Pallone has Now Fled the Garden State

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Ridgewood Nj, seems everybody is leaving or planning to leave New Jersey these days , why even Congressman Frank Pallone Jr  has abandon the Garden State .

According to Art Gallagher of  the blog “More MonmouthMusings ”  Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr and his wife signed mortgage documents and affidavits in 2016, and again this year, in which they represented that the home they have owned in the Glover Park section of Washington, DC since 1992 is their primary residence, according to District of Columbia property records.

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State of New Jersey to Investigate Itself for Corruption

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Trenton NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced the creation of a unit within the Office of the Attorney General to combat corruption and strengthen public confidence in government institutions. To lead the effort, Attorney General Grewal has recruited Thomas J. Eicher, a longtime federal prosecutor who has led complex corruption investigations and obtained convictions against numerous public officials, including multiple congressmen.

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New Jersey Professional Firefighters Associations Remembers FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge

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Trenton NJ, from the New Jersey Firefighters PFANJ ,

“Good days. And bad days. Up days. Down days. Sad days. Happy days. But never a boring day on this job. You do what God has called you to do.
You show up. You put one foot in front of another. You get on the rig and you go out and you do the job – which is a mystery. And a surprise.
You have no idea when you get on that rig. No matter how big the call. No matter how small. You have no idea what God is calling you to.But he needs you. He needs me. He needs all of us.”

– FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge, September 10, 2001.

Father Judge would be killed the next day, September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center. He is officially listed as Victim #0001.