PERTH AMBOY – Billy Delgado’s genuine concern for people, specific plans to revitalize the economy and decades of experience showed. Incumbent Mayor Wilda Diaz’s lack of readiness was painfully apparent. Robert McCoy, Miguel Morales, Frank Salado, and Sharon Hubberman seemed content to watch the principle contenders battle for undecided voters.
PERTH AMBOY — Civil rights advocates are routing against Mayor Wilda Diaz in the upcoming election because she joined Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s effort to abolish the state’s affordable housing effort, which would have hurt both the poor and middle class and thrust New Jersey back to the dark days before segregation was outlawed.
PERTH AMBOY — An unresolved code enforcement problem appears in a piece of campaign literature circulated by Mayor Wilda Diaz, and the neighbor who has been lodging complaints about it for months is hopping mad.
PERTH AMBOY — School board member Israel Varela has charged Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his state education commissioner with a bigoted attack on local control over the city’s public education system, arguing that the state never overturned a hiring or firing decision except in the predominantly Hispanic community, where a majority of elected representatives voted to fire a neoconservative administrator.
NEWARK – Calling him “a tireless and effective fighter for the African American community and the entire population of the Garden State,” more than two dozen prominent African American religious, community and government leaders today announced their enthusiastic endorsement of Sen. Bob Menendez for re-election.
TRENTON – New Jersey state senators voted to approve a bill to criminalize the manufacture, sale and possession of synthetic marijuana on Thursday.