June 15, 2001

Winners Losers

NELLIE MOYENO

BETH JANISZEWSKI

The Hoboken Councilwoman spends four hours on a roof talking to a woman attempting suicide before completing a dramatic rescue.

The Democratic operative and wife of the Hudson County Executive has been charged with assaulting a campaign worker during the Jersey City mayoral runoff. Janiszewski has filed a counter complaint.

BOB TORRICELLI

JIM TREFFINGER

The senior U.S. Senator finds support from Senate colleagues who now control the Judiciary Committee, and buys an extra three months with an extension for filing his personal financial disclosure.

The Essex County Executive continues to flip-flop with his support of Bret Schundler for Governor after giving Bob Franks the organization line — marking the 7th time he’s changed his mind since the gubernatorial campaign began.

PETER KOTHARI

DICK CODEY

The Asian-Indian civic leader, a Republican, raised $100,000 for his campaign for Middlesex County Freeholder.

The Senate Minority Leader plays the race card in Orange, telling Black voters to support Mims Hackett, then bashes opposition — both women — for playing the gender card.

ESTHER SUAREZ ROD FRELINGHUYSEN
The 30-year-old attorney with the powerful North Jersey law firm of Scarinci & Hollenbeck becomes Hoboken’s new Corporation Counsel. The Republican Congressman will face a potentially tough primary challenge from conservative attorney Paul Castronovo, Bret Schundler’s Morris County coordinator.
MILTON MILAN DR. JAMES LYTLE
The former Camden Mayor, convicted on official corruption, is expected to be sentenced today to five years in a federal prison — much less than the 11 to 14 originally projected by federal prosecutors. Being a winner of the week is surely relative! The Trenton Superintendent of Schools, an Abbott district, has approved a $32,000 expenditure to send nine teachers to London for the summer to work with British urban teachers.
June 15, 2001