Thursday, April 11, 2013
Mark Alexander is challenging state Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) in 34th District Democratic Primary on June 4.
Thursday, April 11
Bishop Dr. Reginald T. Jackson announced his endorsement of Mark Alexander this week in the 34th District Democratic Primary on June 4. Jackson is the 132nd elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Executive Director of the Black Ministers’ Council, representing more than 600 African American churches in New Jersey. He is a civil rights leader who fought to end racial profiling by the New Jersey State Police and is a driving force in reforming urban and first-ring suburban school districts. “I am endorsing Mark Alexander for the New Jersey State Senate because we need energized, independent leaders who can fight for our children and make our State a more fair and just place,” said Jackson in a press …
Friday, March 1, 2013
State Sen. Nia H. Gill (D-Essex) sponsor's legislation to establish statewide early voting that would give residents the ability to vote in person prior to Election Day.
Friday, March 1
State Sen. Nia H. Gill (D-Essex) is a Montclair resident representing the 34th District. She chairs the Senate Commerce Committee and serves as Senate President Pro Tempore. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama stood before the country and called for voting reform. In doing so, the president spoke of the problems that plagued the nation’s voting system on Election Day 2012, including lines that snaked around the block at polling places in states like Florida, where a 102-year-old woman was told she would have to wait six hours before casting her vote. The truth is, there are few rights that are more important than a citizen’s participation in democracy. We witness this right in nations throughout the world where …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Speculation about Newark mayor's plans swirled for months
- Paul Milo
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker ended months of speculation Thursday when he announced that he was considering a run for US Senate. “[ I ] will complete my full second term as mayor. As for my political future, I will explore the possibility of running for The United States Senate in 2014,” said Booker in a statement released shortly before noon. Political observers in the state and beyond have speculated whether Booker, 43, a Rhodes scholar and Bergen County native, would run for governor against Chris Christie in 2013 or seek the Senate seat now held by Booker’s fellow Democrat Frank Lautenberg. Lautenberg, at 88 the Senate’s oldest member, has not announced any plans to step down when his term expires in 2014. In his statement, Booker’s …
Monday, October 22, 2012
A meet and greet reception with Senator Frank Lautenberg will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Annin Flag Company, 163 Bloomfield Ave., in Verona.
U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) will visit Verona's Annin Flag Company, one of the world's oldest and largest manufacturers of flags, on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The meet and greet reception will give Verona residents the opportunity for an informal get-together with the Senator while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The event was organized by Verona Councilman Michael Nochimson with all funds going towards the Nochimson Now Campaign. “This is an informal reception I am having for myself and it's nice of the Senator to stop by,” Nochimson said. “It will be a nice evening out at the United States' oldest flag maker that benefits Annin and will be a nice night out for the residents of Verona.” Annin & Company, Verona's own …