Category: Local

Lankey won a second four-year term

Mayor-elect Tom Lankey

Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey won a second four-year term with 10,042 votes, defeating Keith Hahn, a former Democratic Party chairman who was the Republican nominee and got 7,541. The Democratic Mayor overcame a number of hurdles to secure the victory.…

LoBiondo quitting Congress

Republican Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) — who pledged to only serve six terms in Congress — said he will not seek re-election to a 13th term in 2018, citing increased political polarization as a reason. LoBiando, 71, said “a vocal…

Mercer parks director indicted

Kevin Bannon, former executive director of the Mercer County Park Commission, was indicted on charges that he used his official position to divert thousands of dollars that should have been paid to the county to a nonprofit he controlled, Friends…

Man convicted in Port scam

A member of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and general foreman for a Port Elizabeth terminal operator was convicted at trial yesterday for fraudulently collecting a nearly $500,000 annual salary, much of which was for work he never performed. Paul…

Trump said to be souring on son-in-law

President Donald Trump blames Jared Kushner for some of the decisions that led to special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment, according to a report in Vanity Fair. Kushner is both a senior White House adviser and Trump’s son-in-law, but the president reportedly…