Yonta Wins Runoff for Secretary of NJ Bar Association
I’ve got bad news for those who have grown addicted to my coverage of the race for NJ Bar Association Secretary, to which I devoted nearly as much inexplicable time and ink as Howell Raines spent breaking Augusta’s chops for not admitting women. There’s a winner. (Kurson/PolitickerNJ)
Bergen Exec Tedesco: In North Jersey, Meadowlands casino option still cash money
HACKENSACK – The whole of New Jersey might be embroiled in casino controversy chaos, but to Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the case is clear: any future North Jersey casino should be built in the Meadowlands in his own Bergen County. (Bonamo/PolitickerNJ)
Monmouth Poll: Clinton has 57% support among Dems
Clinton continues to dominate the field for the Democratic nomination. She currently has the support of 57% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters nationwide, which has changed little from the 60% support she registered two months ago. Trailing far behind are Vice President Joe Biden (12%), Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (12%), former Virginia Senator Jim Webb (2%), and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (1%). Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator and governor of Rhode Island who officially entered the 2016 fray as a Democrat two weeks ago, earns 0% in the poll. (PolitickerNJ Staff)
Judge: Menendez corruption trial to stay in New Jersey
The corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will be held in New Jersey, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, rejecting a request by the senator’s lawyer that the case be moved to Washington, D.C.
U.S. District Judge William H. Walls rejected a range of defense arguments, including that most of the alleged illegal actions took place in Washington. (Fritsch/The Record)
Developer’s plans for former Atlantic City casino include water park, beach bar
ATLANTIC CITY — A Pennsylvania development firm plans to transform the former Atlantic Club Casino Hotel into an entertainment complex that would include an indoor water park and a beach bar. (Wittkowski/Press of Atlantic City)
Racketeering conspiracy members sentenced
Two members of a racketeering conspiracy involving the Genovese Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra and an online sports betting operation were sentenced today in federal court, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Dominick J. Barone, 45, of Springfield, and Eric Patten, 38, of Bayonne, were sentenced to 18 and 22 months in prison, respectively. Barone and Patten previously pleaded guilty before District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to separate informations charging them with one count of racketeering conspiracy. Judge Cecchi imposed both sentences today in Newark federal court. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)
Report: Mansue named chair of NJ Chamber Board of Directors
NJBIZ is reporting that Children’s Specialized Hospital CEO and President Amy Mansue has been named the next chair of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, succeeding Public Service Enterprise Group Chairman and CEO Ralph Izzo.
For the full story, go here. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)
Fort Lee Real Estate developer charged with soliciting bribe
A real estate developer and landlord of commercial buildings in Palisades Park appeared in federal court today to face a criminal complaint charging him with allegedly soliciting a $50,000 bribe payment for a Palisades Park borough official, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)
Christie files nominations
Governor Chris Christie filed the following nominations with the State Senate. The Governor’s nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)
Cuomo KO’s Christie in Port Authority bout
A couple weeks ago, Gov. Cuomo announced that he had appointed a couple new people to replace a couple old people on the Port Authority, the sprawling two-state agency that manages all of the bridge, tunnel and subway connectors between New York and New Jersey, as well as the region’s airports, plus a bunch of random stuff like the World Trade Center. It’s the kind of announcement that passes without comment five days a week. But a deeper look reveals much richer—and more complicated—story lines.
Read the story here. (PolitickerNJ Staff)
Fox News versus The Bergen Record
North Jersey Media Group is suing Fox News for violating its own copyright to a photograph and Fox News is mounting a legal counter-offensive, submitting claims in court that The Record and the Herald News violated Fox’s rights by posting online clips of its coverage of Bridgegate and other news events.
For more on the story, go here. (Pizarro/PolitickerNJ)