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Freeholder candidates call for federal help with Airport Circle fix

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:18 am

This week, Barbara Rheault, Steve Stokes and Kewy Santana, Democratic candidates for the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, sent the following letter to Sens: Menendez and Booker and U.S. Rep. LoBiondo urging them for help fix the Airport Circle in Egg Harbor Township:

Dear Federal Representatives:

In November 2011, the traffic circle in Egg Harbor Township supporting Atlantic City International Airport and the FAA Technical Center, commonly referred to as the Airport Circle, was reconfigured by Atlantic County government in an attempt to make the circle safer and to decrease traffic. Unfortunately, the reconfiguration has done the exact opposite.

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Hughes responds to report of possible Trump closure with attack on LoBiondo

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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.

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Hughes calls for eight public debates with LoBiondo

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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.

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Sweeney, Kyrillos to introduce legislation capping sick leave payouts

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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:

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Primary features Senate, House, freeholder races

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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.

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LoBiondo announces campaign bus tour

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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.

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Primary likely for Dems to challenge LoBiondo

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:34 am

 Primary likely for Dems to challenge LoBiondo

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.

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Bill Hughes earns spot in DCCC’s Red to Blue Program

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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.

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Hughes camp files complaint over GOP website

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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.”

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Christie focuses on education reform, lowering taxes in State of the State

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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.

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HUD auditing $25M Hurricane Sandy ad campaign that featured Gov. Christie

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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.

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Hughes begins fundraising efforts in bid for Congress

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, December 22, 2013 10:43 am

Bill Hughes Jr. Bill Hughes Jr.

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.

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Hughes to challenge LoBiondo in 2014 Updated

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 25, 2013 12:24 pm

Bill Hughes Jr. Bill Hughes Jr.

ATLANTIC CITY – Bill Hughes Jr. wants to follow in his father’s footsteps.

On Thursday, Hughes kicked off his campaign for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District at Kennedy Plaza on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

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UPDATE: Booker projected winner in special Senate election

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 16, 2013 09:04 pm

Democrat Cory Booker has been projected the winner in tonight's special election to choose the U.S. Senator from New Jersey, the Associated Press is reporting. 

As of 9:53 p.m., the AP was reporting that Booker had 56 percent of the vote, Steve Lonegan 43 percent with 4,610 out of 6,330 precincts reporting. 

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New Jersey voters to face question on raising minimum wage (POLL)

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Written by Laura Stetser Tuesday, October 08, 2013 02:43 pm

  Voting matters Voting matters

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP -  When voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for the general election, they will be asked their opinion on a few ballot questions that will amend the New Jersey Constitution, including one on whether to raise the minimum wage in New Jersey from $7.25 per hour to $8.25 per hour.

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SJ building and construction union backs Booker for U.S. Senate

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, July 11, 2013 04:19 pm

WINSLOW — Calling Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker “a visionary who will fight for New Jersey's disappearing middle class,” Jim Kehoe, president of the Southern New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, representing 25,000 union men and women in 19 member unions, announced Thursday, July 11 that the council unanimously endorsed Booker's candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

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In politics, one can accumulate enemies by doing what is right

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Written by Seth Grossman Friday, February 15, 2013 12:44 pm

Gadfly (noun): 1. any of various flies that bite or annoy livestock. 2. a person who stimulates or annoys especially by persistent criticism. (www.merriam-webster.com/dictionry/gadfly)

I have often been unfairly attacked and insulted over my politics. But no attack or insult hurts more than being called a “gadfly.”

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Lautenberg won’t seek re-election

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 04:48 pm

Frank Lautenberg has decided not to run for reelection. Frank Lautenberg has decided not to run for reelection.

Longtime Sen. Frank Lautenberg will not seek re-election in 2014.

The senior senator from New Jersey, the oldest current senator, he is reportedly the last World War II veteran serving in the Senate.

Lautenberg plans to announce his decision tomorrow in his hometown of Patterson.

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Mazzeo, Russo make bid for Assembly

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Written by SHAUN SMITH Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:17 am

Atlantic County Democrats support Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo and Longport Mayor Nick Russo as they announce their intent to run for the 2nd Legislative District Assembly seats Monday, Feb. 11 in front of the shuttered Pathmark in Egg Harbor Township. From left are Pleasantville Council President and vice chairman of the Atlantic County Democratic party, Judy Ward; Freeholder Colin Bell; Freeholder Charles Garrett; Mayor Vince Mazzeo; Galloway Councilman Jim McElwee; Mayor Nick Russo; State Sen. Jim Whelan and Charles Harlan.

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Two local mayors introduced themselves to a larger group of constituents as they make a bid for state assembly in New Jersey’s 2nd Legislative District.

Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo and Longport Mayor Nick Russo announced their candidacy for state assembly before a crowd of supporters including state Sen. Jim Whelan Monday, Feb. 11 at the former Pathmark grocery store on the Black Horse Pike.

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Seth Grossman, former Current and Gazette columnist, announces bid for governor

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Written by James Fitzpatrick Friday, February 08, 2013 09:09 pm

SOMERS POINT ­– Seth Grossman, a former Atlantic City councilman and Atlantic County freeholder, announced tonight (Friday, Feb. 8) that he intends to run for governor in the June 4 Republican primary against incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

The Somers Point attorney and former columnist for The Current and Gazette Newspapers said he intends to formally announce his plans Tuesday morning in front of the Revel Casino in Atlantic City.

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