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Bob Ingle Bashes Assemblyman Joe Cryan

Gannett News columnist Bob Ingle not only says Assemblyman Joe Cryan lost respect and credibility as state party chairman under former Gov. Jon Corzine, and he calls Cryan “the poster child for double-dippers” — then  declares that he’s is not seen as a champion on women’s issues: “Can you say emails, boys and girls?”

Ingle says a top state Democrat once told him, “The biggest mistake we ever made was making Cryan our party chairman.”  

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DeFilippo calls it quits

UNION COUNTY — Union County Democratic Chairwoman Charlotte DeFilippo announced that she would retire as executive director of the Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA) effective Aug 1 and said she will not seek another term as chairwoman of the political machine.

Cristian Checo Promoted to Cadet CPO

LINDEN — Linden High School Naval Science Instructor Mark Velez, a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer, promoted Cristian Checo to the rank of Cadet Chief Petty Officer. The Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) is one of several…

Sanders would break up big banks

Sen. Bernie Sanders proposed legislation that would break up the big banks and financial institutions that crashed the economy. The ending of ‘too big to fail’ would also open the door to criminal prosecutions of corporate criminals who have up…

FBI seeking public’s help

BOSTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking help from the public in identifying two individuals who appear in surveillance photos taken near the bombing sites at the Boston Marathon on April 15. “For more than 100 years,…

Boston Bombed

Two bombs — in two different locations — detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people, including an 8-year-old. At least 100 people are injured – including up to 10 with amputated limbs.  Google has established a person…