NEWARK — The man accused of masterminding one of Newark’s most haunting murder cases has filed suit against the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Newark Police Department and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, claiming he was the victim of a political conspiracy…
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TRENTON — Two state senators today called on the legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal to turn its attention to Newark, where they said tax dollars have been wasted for years amid malfeasance and incompetence. State…
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The culture of corruption at the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. — alleged last week in a scathing 45-page report by the state comptroller — was apparently no secret to some in Newark’s political world. When queried by state…
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By Art Gallagher , Originally posted at PolitickerNJ
Sharpe James never lacked for self-confidence. Or strong opinions. In the first chapter of his new memoir, the former Newark mayor likens himself to his “role models;” biblical and historical political prisoners Jesus, John the Baptist, the Apostles James and Peter, Gandhi, Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Governor Christopher Christie, who as U.S. Attorney prosecuted James in 2008 on five counts of fraud related to the sale of Newark owned property, is likened to Lucifer and “a slovenly intoxicated King Herod” who was given James’s figurative “head on a platter” by former friends and associates who lied under oath in order to save their own necks from prosecution.
James refers to Christie and former President George W. Bush as “head hunters.”
Political Prisoner reads like two books. In between the opening chapter that sets up the context of his persecution and the closing chapters recollecting his prosecution and imprisonment, James tells the compelling story of his remarkable life lived during a tumultuous American century.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Newark, Sharpe James | Tags: Newark, Political Prisoner, Sharpe James | Comments Off on Political Prisoner: Sharpe Twists and Turns
Google Maps NEWARK — The second victim of a shooting in the South Ward died overnight from his wounds, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said. Rajohn McClain, 22, died at University Hospital at 3:38 a.m., said Thomas Fennelly, the county’s…
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Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Cory Booker cut the ribbon for Newark’s Teachers Village this morning. Teachers Village is a $150 million project in the heart of the city’s downtown district that will house three charter schools, a day care center, 200 rental housing units for teachers and 65,000 square feet of retail space.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Cory Booker, Newark | Tags: Chris Christie, Cory Booker, Newark, RBH Group, Teachers Village, Urban Transit Hub tax credit | 1 Comment »
GOP nominee Steve Lonegan is answering by holding a Red Carpet fundraiser in Newark, featuring stars from New Jersey — everyday people that make New Jersey a great place to live.
What: A Night with the Stars of New Jersey
When: Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kings Family Restaurant
557 Clinton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07108
Guests will be wearing some of the latest styles from:
- Faded Glory
- Old Navy
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