Ex-Jersey City Mayor now leads in school board race

Former Jersey City Mayor Gerald McCann, who was forced to vacate his office in 1992 following his criminal conviction, lost narrowly leads in his bid for a political comeback in a race for the Jersey City Board of Education election. He trailed Jenny Garcia by 53 votes on the machine count, but leads by 25 votes after absentee ballots were counted. The top votegetter was Terry Dehere, 35, who played for three NBA teams between 1993 and 1999. Incumbent Angel Valentin was re-elected.

Ex-Jersey City Mayor now leads in school board race