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New Jersey Right to Life PAC Endorses Brian Fitzherbert for Congress – InsiderNJ

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New Jersey Right to Life PAC Endorses Brian Fitzherbert for Congress

Egg Harbor Township –Brian T. Fitzherbert, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District, announced the endorsement of New Jersey Right to Life PAC.

New Jersey Right to Life PAC vets and supports candidates that are pro-life.    “We are proud to endorse Brian T. Fitzherbert for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd District,” said Marie Tasy, Executive Director of NJRTL PAC. “He is the only congressional candidate in South Jersey who we feel will fight…

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For Atlantic City, Moody’s Two-Step Credit-Rating Boost Says ‘Happy New Year’ – NJ Spotlight

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Moody’s flagged Atlantic City’s high level of debt as a concern.

Another credit-rating boost for Atlantic City is drawing applause from Gov. Phil Murphy and other officials as the resort continues to make progress during the state’s ongoing emergency takeover.

Wall Street credit-rating firm Moody’s Investors Service lifted Atlantic City’s debt grade by two steps last week, while also awarding the resort a “stable” credit outlook.

Moody’s also noted, however, “The city remains highly pressured. Despite ongoing diversification efforts, the city remains…

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Mayor William Pikolycky’s State of the Borough of Woodbine address, Jan. 2, 2020 – Press of Atlantic City

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Excerpts from the State of the Borough address by Mayor William Pikolycky on Jan. 2:

(For the complete transcript of the mayor’s remarks, see ShoreNewsToday.com.)

I am honored to report to you my 30th State of the Borough of Woodbine, on this second day of this New Year, while wishing my best for the rest of the season — with Orthodox Christmas Day (also known as “Little Christmas”) and Los Tres Reyes, the Feast of the Three Kings, yet to be celebrated.

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Learning in retirement announces winter offerings | News, Sports, Jobs – Marietta Times

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The Institute for Learning in Retirement has a six-course lineup for its winter offering with subjects ranging from foreign policy to film musicals.

All but one of the courses begin next week, each starting on a different week day. Four of them run for eight weeks, and two of them run for four weeks. The costs ranges from $20 to $50.

One that drew substantial interest – the course is full and wait-listed – is a four-week examination of “The Trees,” the first book of a trilogy by Conrad Richter about the settling of the Ohio frontier in the late 18th and early 19th century, an…

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Our view: NJ shift to more accurate consensus forecasts of revenue is overdue – Press of Atlantic City

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The benefits of budgeting at any level depend on being realistic. A family or a government that plans to spend more money than it is likely to have just asks for trouble.

The poor fiscal condition of New Jersey state government makes realistic budgeting more critical. Yet state law puts revenue forecasting in the hands of just the governor’s office.

That makes it more subject to partisan influence, with biased forecasts supporting tax increases or tax cuts, and always more spending. Unilateral action also insulates the revenue forecast from the sort of…

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Impeachment live updates: Congressional Republicans step up pressure on Pelosi to send articles of impeachment to Senate – The Washington Post

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As they return to Washington this week after the holiday recess, congressional Republicans are preparing to step up pressure on Pelosi to transmit the articles of impeachment, a strategy they highlighted Sunday.

“It’s now been almost three weeks, and she hasn’t taken any action,” Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Tex.) told Fox News. “She’s let that progressive, socialist, Democratic mob walk her into a box canyon. She’s put a gun to her own head and she’s looking for Mitch McConnell to give her a way out, and he’s not going to do that.”

Multiple Democratic officials expect Pelosi…

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Voice of the People, Jan. 6, 2020 | Letters – Press of Atlantic City

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Brexit vote, US unrelated

Brexit voting has no credence here. Beware of the candidates like Joe Biden and Sunday news analysts who say populist sentiment in England could spell disaster for Democrats here if the party picks a far left candidate. They are confusing issues and candidates.

Jeremy Corbyn is as despised in England as Hillary Clinton is here. Flawed candidates like Clinton and Corbyn are the reason populist candidates won in 2016 and recently in England to settle the three year struggle in Parliament over Brexit, nothing more. The issues here are…

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Democrat-turned-Republican Jeff Van Drew pulls the rug out from under a carpet-bagger | Mulshine – NJ.com

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In his brief time in Congress, Jeff Van Drew accomplished the near-impossible: He has managed to get the national news media interested in a Congressional race in New Jersey.

The 66-year-old dentist from Cape May County did so by proclaiming that he would vote against the impeachment of President Trump.

This was hardly out of character. For the almost 20 years I’ve known him, Van Drew has made a career out of cooperating with the opposite party.

In the state Legislature, he kept his fellow Democrats from going too far to the left on issues ranging from gun control to energy policy.

He kept…

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Assembly acts on driver’s licenses for the undocumented – Politico

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Good Tuesday morning!

The Assembly election has been over for a month, which means Assembly Democrats yesterday were able to finally begin advancing their bill to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses with less fear of political blowback.

It was quite a saga to get to this point, with the Legislature obviously holding it until after the election. Gov. Phil Murphy angered Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin by saying he was “frustrated” it wasn’t on his desk back in September.

Any…

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Fitzherbert Announces Another Cumberland County Endorsement – InsiderNJ

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Fitzherbert Announces Another Cumberland County Endorsement

 

Egg Harbor Township –Brian T. Fitzherbert, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District, announced the endorsement of Upper Deerfield Township Committeeman John L. Daddario.

 

Daddario expressed his support saying, “We need a young and energetic Member of Congress to truly represent us in South Jersey. Brian has shown time and time again he has the endurance to fight for all of the counties in the 2nd District, not just a few. He is running for the right…

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Richter, Fitzherbert, Gustafson win local endorsements – New Jersey Globe | New Jersey Politics

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Two Republican leaders picked sides in the GOP congressional primary in New Jersey’s 2nd district.

Atlantic City Republican Club President Fernando Fernandez has endorsed former construction company CEO David Richter, while Upper Deerfield Township Committeeman John Daddario announced he was backing Brian Fitzherbert.

“I am supporting David’s campaign for a very simple reason: he is the only Republican in this race who can beat Jeff Van Drew,” said Fernandez.  “He has a record of…

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O’Scanlon: Van Drew voting record solid – New Jersey Globe | New Jersey Politics

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State Sen. Declan O’Scanlon thinks Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s voting record makes him a good fit for the Republican party, but he thinks the South Jersey GOP should decide on whether to accept Van Drew if he defects from the Democratic party.

“My inclination is to say that the Republican party is open-minded to accepting anybody who comes to their senses and wants to join us,” O’Scanlon said. “But I don’t know the lay of the land the party down there in South Jersey, so I don’t…

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Accused bank robber linked to 2 other armed robberies, shooting that injured 2, cops say – NJ.com

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A 25-year-old man robbed a bank, two convenience stores and was involved in a shooting in a five-day span late last month, authorities said.

Edwin Ruiz-Rosa, of Pleasantville, was arrested Nov. 30, less than an hour after Atlantic City police said he robbed a Bank of America branch on the 2900 block of Atlantic Avenue. Ruiz-Rosa walked in the bank and handed the teller a note stating he had a gun and wanted cash, according to police.

Bank employees gave police a surveillance photo and at 10:50 a.m. an officer found Ruiz-Rosa near the intersection of Morris and Pacific Avenues, police said….

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Mazzeo & Armato Bill to Expand Casino Job Opportunities for People in Recovery from Substance Abuse Clears Full Assembly – InsiderNJ

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Mazzeo & Armato Bill to Expand Casino Job Opportunities for People in Recovery from Substance Abuse Clears Full Assembly

 

 

(TRENTON) – Individuals who have successfully completed a special probation program after being convicted of certain drug offenses would be eligible for casino key employee licenses or casino employee registration under a bill approved Monday by the full Assembly, 63-8-1. The legislation is sponsored by Assemblymen Vince Mazzeo and John Armato (both D-Atlantic).

“Substance abuse can lead to a vicious circle,” said Mazzeo. “With a drug conviction on…

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Do we need more gun control after NJ’s football game shooting? – New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

This past Saturday, the day after a tragic shooting at a Pleasantville High School shooting, NJ Congressman Jeff Van Drew said "we must act on a common sense solution for this recurring issue." We already have the some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. If we forced every legal gun owner in the county to give up their guns, only people like the ones who did this Friday night would have them.
In Blue New Jersey, a Conservative Backlash on Immigration – The New York Times
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In Blue New Jersey, a Conservative Backlash on Immigration – The New York Times

A referendum on Tuesday’s ballot in New Jersey’s northernmost county asked whether voters wanted local officials to cooperate with federal immigration agents. It passed by a lopsided 2-to-1 margin. Nearly 200 miles away, along the state’s southern swath, a directive by the state attorney general that in part bars county sheriff officers from doing the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents has led two counties to file federal lawsuits. A third county has threatened legal action.
President Trump to return to his MMA past at UFC 244 – Fox Business
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President Trump to return to his MMA past at UFC 244 – Fox Business

On Saturday night, the UFC is set to hold a massively anticipated matchup between two of its biggest rising stars -- Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal -- at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and President Donald Trump will be in attendance, the New York Times White House reported on Tuesday. The relationship between Trump and the UFC goes well beyond their initial venue arrangements back in the early-to-mid aughts.
Republicans accuse Schiff of ‘coaching’ Trump impeachment witness; Democrat won’t support impeachment – Fox News
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Republicans accuse Schiff of ‘coaching’ Trump impeachment witness; Democrat won’t support impeachment – Fox News

Top House Republicans accuse Schiff of preventing impeachment witness from answering certain GOP questions House Republican leaders, in a fiery news conference Tuesday, said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., was almost acting like a "lawyer" for a witness in the latest impeachment hearing and kept him from answering certain questions from Republican members.
Cape May County sheriff sues NJ over immigration ‘interference’ – New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
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Cape May County sheriff sues NJ over immigration ‘interference’ – New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

New Jersey faces a second federal lawsuit challenging its statewide Immigrant Trust Directive, as Cape May County officials call the policy a violation of the U.S. Constitution. In the federal complaint filed Oct. 15 in U.S. District Court in Camden, Cape May County Sheriff Robert Nolan said the directive is "intentional interference" by state Attorney General Grubir Grewal, which Nolan said impedes his ability to do his job and keep county residents safe.
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David Richter Raised $413000 During the Third Quarter for CD2 Congressional Race – InsiderNJ

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David Richter Raised $413,000 During the
Third Quarter for CD2 Congressional Race

AVALON, NJ – David Richter, the Republican candidate running to represent New Jersey’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, filed his third quarter financial report earlier today with the Federal Election Commission and announced raising an impressive $413,000 during the quarter and finished with $390,000 cash-on-hand.

Richter brought in $113,000 from contributors in just seven weeks since announcing his candidacy on August 12th.  He also added $300,000 of his own…

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Emergency Managers Across Texas Learn How To Prepare For Earthquakes – HPPR

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Emergency managers from Bexar and surrounding counties gathered Thursday for a workshop to help them prepare for natural disasters; not for floods or tornadoes or hurricanes — but for earthquakes.

More than 40 officials met at the main office of the Alamo Area Council of Governments on Tesoro Drive.

They learned that small earthquakes quakes are very common in South Texas. 

The workshop was organized by the Memphis, Tennessee-based Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium. They work to prevent injuries, deaths and the loss of property from earthquakes.

The consortium receives funding from…

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GOP candidate Richter takes out own wallet in race to challenge Van Drew – Politico

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Good Tuesday morning!

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew may be doing all he can not to alienate his relatively pro-Trump district, but the Republican race to replace him is intensifying.

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Yesterday, Republican challenger David Richter disclosed a $413,000 fundraising haul, though almost three-quarters of it came from a self-loan.

Richter — a former HIll International CEO who just moved to the district from Princeton on Saturday — is emphasizing that money is important in this…

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First Million Fathers March in County Held Oct. 5 in Whitesboro – Cape May County Herald

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WHITESBORO – The first Cape May County Million Fathers March happened in Whitesboro Oct. 5. 

 

According to a release, Millions Fathers March is a national initiative that raises awareness about the importance of engaging fathers and male caregivers in support of student wholeness and academic success. 

 

A community event, which organizers want to make an annual happening, is for recognizing and celebrating fathers.

 

The organizations that helped organize the event were Caring For Kids NJ, 609 Nutrition Spot, Atlantic Cape Community College, Middle…

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Richter raises $413k for race against Van Drew – New Jersey Globe

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Former Hill International CEO David Richter has raised $413,000 for his bid to unseat freshman Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis) in New Jersey’s 2nd district.

He has put $300,000 of his own money into the campaign.

Richter, one of three Republicans looking to take on Van Drew, finished his first six weeks of fundraising with $390,000 cash-on-hand.

“It is imperative that our party nominates a candidate who can run a well-funded, first-class campaign against Jeff Van Drew, who is one of…

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