Good morning, New Jersey.
Today is filing day in New Jersey, with a 4 PM deadline to run in the Democratic and Republican primary elections.
The U.S. Capitol was on lockdown on Friday after a tragic incident where Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans was stabbed to death when a man rammed a barricade and then attacked officers.
Representatives of the two likely candidates for Governor of New Jersey in the November general election joined host David Wildstein for a discussion of the campaign on the New Jersey Globe Power Hour on Talk Radio 77 WABC on Saturday.
Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (D-Paterson) appeared on behalf of Gov. Phil Murphy, while former Assemblyman Ryan Peters (R-Hainesport) represented the presumptive Republican nominee, Jack Ciattarelli. Wildstein also addressed the recent controversy surrounding Star-Ledger editorial page editor Tom Moran, and a new development in the Edison racist flyer scandal.
Here are five stories you need to know about if you unplugged for the weekend:
* Edison has hired a high-level former prosecutor to help guide the township counsel through the Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s probe of a racist flyer in the 2017 election.
* Voting opened on Friday for journalists and staffers at three Gannett-owned North Jersey newspapers who are attempting to unionize.
* Camden City Democrats have endorsed Councilman Vic Carstarphen to run for mayor.
* Piscataway Councilwoman Chanelle McCullum is the leading candidate to fill the vacant Middlesex County Board of Commissioners seat left vacant following the untimely death of Kenneth Armwood last week.
* The Bayonne Business Administrator has filed a lawsuit accusing Mayor Jimmy Davis and other officials of creating a hostile work environment.