Employees of private companies that produce the main pieces of the U.S. nuclear arsenal have invested more than $18 million in the election campaigns of lawmakers that oversee related federal spending, and the companies also employ more than 95 former members of Congress or Capitol Hill staff to lobby for government funding, according to a new report.
UNION COUNTY – Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage defeated his opponent, former city planning director Oscar Ocasio, by a 3-to-1 margin in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
NEWARK – Donald Payne Jr. had too many advantages for his opponents to overcome in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the 10th Congressional District seat that had been held by his father for 23 years.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – This afternoon was the deadline for school board candidates to file their petitions to run in the Nov. 6 election.
PISCATAWAY – Gov. Chris Christie will hold his 81st town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 6, at the gymnasium of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Road, Piscataway.
June marks the 100 year anniversary of the first minimum wage law passed in the United States. And, while there is nothing new about low-wage work — we should take this occasion to recognize an even more dispiriting fact about the low-wage workforce: It could have been a thing of the past.
UNION COUNTY – In the area’s most closely watched contest, two Newark city councilmen, a state senator and the mayor of Irvington will face off in today’s Democratic Primary to determine the party’s nominee replace the late U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, who died in March. In Union County, the four contenders will be bracketed together in an open primary.
METUCHEN – Tonight, the planet Venus will appear to pass directly in front of the sun. The “Venus transit” will not happen again for more than 100 years. (The next one will take place on Dec. 11, 2117.)