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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:06 am
With recent reports that Trump Plaza may be the next Atlantic City casino to call it quits, a local politician is attempting to lay the disappointing news at the feet of U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo.
In a statement issued July 11, Bill Hughes, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District, responded to reports that Trump Plaza may soon be handing out WARN notices to its 900 employees. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60 days' notice of closings and mass layoffs.
Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 am
ATLANTIC CITY – Former federal prosecutor Bill Hughes, Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd District, on July 9 called upon Frank LoBiondo to join him in a series of eight debates on the issues that matter to the residents of South Jersey.
This announcement follows a formal letter sent to LoBiondo requesting public debates earlier in the week, Hughes said.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 02:24 pm
Atlantic County Freeholders John Risley and Alex Marino and Freeholder candidate John Carman on Thursday, July 10 called on their freeholder opponents to stand with them in solidarity against calls from Senate President Steve Sweeney and Sen. Jim Whelan to permit North Jersey casinos.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 11, 2014 01:57 pm
Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Joseph Kyrillos issued the following statement today (Friday, July 11) regarding legislation they will both be sponsoring which will cap unused sick leave payouts for all public employees at $15,000. Similar legislation passed the Legislature in 2010 but was vetoed. The Senators plan on introducing the legislation today:
Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 03:36 pm
Tuesday’s primary election features a number of regional races.
In the U.S. Senate race, the seat is currently held by Cory Booker. While he faces no opposition from other Democrats, four Republicans are sparring for a chance to unseat him. Atlantic County Republicans have endorsed Brian D. Goldberg of Livingston over Jeff Bell of Palisades Park, Richard Pezzulo of Freehold and Murray Sabrin of Fort Lee.
Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:44 pm
Campaign bus sill stop for events on Saturday
OCEAN CITY, N.J. – Two days before filing deadline, the LoBiondo for Congress campaign will hold campaign events in ALL EIGHT COUNTIES of the 2nd Congressional District this Saturday, March 29th. The "Proven Leadership for South Jersey" bus tour will stop at the Ocean City Community Center, 18th and Haven Ave in Ocean City at 7:45 a.m. and at the Elks Lodge 2563, 1815 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road in Egg Harbor Township at 5:15 p.m.
Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:34 am
It looks like there will be a race for the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo this year.
Dave Cole, 28, of Mantua Township, has announced that he has enough signatures for a place on the June primary ballot seeking the Democratic nomination to represent New Jersey’s 2nd District in Congress.
Written by Staff Report Monday, March 03, 2014 01:32 pm
Bill Hughes, of Northfield, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s second congressional district, announced Monday that he has earned a spot in the first round of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) Red to Blue Program as an emerging race. His is one of only 28 nationwide to earn this distinction.
Written by Bill Barlow Monday, February 10, 2014 06:27 pm
Atlantic County Democratic Chairman Jim Schroeder filed a complaint Monday, Feb. 10 with the Federal Election Committee over a National Republican Congressional Committee website mocking Bill Hughes Jr., who is challenging U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo.
The Republican site, www.billhughesjrforcongress.com, was up the day Hughes announced his campaign. In it, Hughes, a defense attorney, is accused of “a career of making big money trying to keep New Jersey’s most powerful and corrupt criminals out of prison.”
Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 27, 2014 07:42 pm
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Sen. Jeff Van Drew announced today, Jan. 27, that he will not run for Congress.
Van Drew’s name has often come up as a potential challenger to veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, who has repeatedly won reelection by strong margins. So far, Bill Hughes Jr., the son of the former Democratic congressman Bill Hughes, has stated he will seek the seat.
Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, January 14, 2014 05:50 pm
TRENTON — Despite the national attention on the governor for controversial lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last September, Gov. Chris Christie focused on improving education, lowering property taxes and driving down crime Tuesday in his annual State of the State address.
Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, January 13, 2014 02:19 pm
A federal agency is auditing how New Jersey spent $25 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds that were used in a marketing campaign to promote the Jersey Shore, a spokesman with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development told the Gazette Monday.
“We have received a request from Congress and are performing an audit,” HUD spokesman Ian O’Connor said. He declined to comment further.
Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, December 22, 2013 10:43 am
NORTHFIELD — Bill Hughes Jr. has begun seeking donations for his 2014 congressional campaign to represent New Jersey’s 2nd District in the House of Representatives.
Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 19, 2013 06:15 pm
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholder Frank Sutton of Egg Harbor Township announced he will not be seeking reelection to his post on the board during the governing body's meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19.
The District 3 freeholder's term is set to expire in 2014.
Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, November 07, 2013 01:30 pm
“I look forward to January when I move from the (Cumberland County) Freeholder Board to the Assembly and the hard work of helping Gov. Christie continue to move New Jersey forward,” Fiocchi said in a prepared statement Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Written by SHAUN SMITH Wednesday, November 06, 2013 01:10 pm
NORTHFIELD – Republican New Jersey Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown appear to have held their seats in Trenton.
The incumbents were challenged by Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo and Longport Mayor Nick Russo, both Democrats, and independent challenger Gary Stein, who was running under the party and slogan Brownie Plus Me.
Written by R.J. Liberatore Jr. Wednesday, November 06, 2013 11:33 am
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Republican William Pauls defeated Bard L. Shober on Tuesday, Nov. 5, winning the election for an at-large seat on the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Pauls, 57, a Mays Landing resident, received 32,280 votes or 55.50 percent of the total in a battle of first-time political candidates.
Written by Bill Barlow, Alex Davis, and Christie Rotondo Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:02 am
Middle’s Andrzejczak the high vote getter out of four
Jeff Van Drew, incumbent Democratic senator, will hold his seat in the 1st Legislative District, while it looked like the numbers were split for the Assembly, with Democrat Nelson Albano falling short.
As of Wednesday morning, the Republican camp was claiming a win for Cumberland County Freeholder Sam Fiocchi over Albano, whom the GOP slammed throughout the race with a series of ads casting him as “Arrogant Albano” over a letter written after being pulled over by a state trooper.
Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:30 pm
New Jersey voters approved of the two ballot questions during the general election today, Tuesday, Nov. 5, according to a report by the Associated Press.
The minimum wage will now be raised by $1 to $8.25 per hour and veteran organizations can now use the funds they raise from their raffles, bingos and other games of chance to fund their own expenses such as building maintenance.
Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:26 pm
While Republicans claimed victories in races for District 2 Assembly, freeholder at large and District 4 freeholder in Tuesday general election voting, they conceded the big prize of the night in the race for the state Senate seat.
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