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Here’s what you missed if you took the weekend off

By NJ Globe Staff, March 15 2021 12:01 am

The price of the Sunday Star-Ledger went up from $5.00 to $7.99 this week, but even with the 60% increase to buy the print edition, they still missed the news that Gov. Phil Murphy made his choice on a nominee for the New Jersey Supreme Court.

The Bergen Record missed that story too – and breaking news on the Bergen County Democratic Organization’s new candidates for State Assembly in their backyard — the Bergen County-based 37th district.

On the New Jersey Globe Power Hour on Talk Radio 77 WABC this week, host David Wildstein talked about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout with Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and about New Jersey politics with Hetty Rosenstein, the venerable New Jersey director of the Communications Workers of America.

And don’t miss Wildstein’s explanation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Hail Dorothy Moment” – with a cameo from Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg.

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Here are six stories you need to know about if you unplugged for the weekend:

* Gov. Phil Murphy will announce on Monday morning that he is nominating Rachel Wainer Apter, a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

* Ten days before she takes office, State Sen.-elect Holly Schepisi, who will have senatorial courtesy over Murphy’s Supreme Court pick, could be the most powerful Republican in Trenton.

* The Bergen County Democratic Organization will endorse former Tenafly Councilwoman Shama Haider and former Englewood Cliffs Councilwoman Ellen Park to run for State Assembly in the 37th.   They’ll replace two candidates who dropped out last week.

* The fight to dump an incumbent assemblywoman from the Republican orga

nization line in Monmouth County is getting really ugly.

* In the 8th legislative district, where two open GOP seats represent the best chance for Democratic pickups in the State Assembly, Burlington County Republicans have picked their candidates

* A nine-year veteran staffer for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is now the Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Phil Murphy.

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