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

By NJ Globe Staff, April 19 2021 12:01 am

The Star-Ledger had a mega scoop on Saturday: Wayfair announced the dates, times and poplar “Way Day” mega sale – and since it’s not behind a paywall, anyone can check it out.  Thank you, Star-Ledger, for stepping up and letting everyone know “what to know about the Way Day 2021 sale, including info on dates, times, previews and flash deals.” At least the Star-Ledger is current.  The front page of Sunday’s Bergen Record had three news stories: two from last Thursday and one from Friday.

Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) joined host David Wildstein on the New Jersey Globe Power Hour (Saturdays on Talk Radio 77 WABC) to talk about President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the resignation of Raul Castro as head of Cuba’s Communist Party, and progress being made on the Gateway tunnel project.

Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Hillsborough) spoke to Wildstein about his legislation to raise the minimum wage for long gun ownership and improving New Jersey’s economy as the state reopens following the coronavirus pandemic.

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Here are 3 stories you need to know about – and two if you have some extra time — if you unplugged for the weekend:

* Anthony Ambrose, who retired last month as the Newark Public Safety Director, is now the top candidate to become the next U.S. Marshal of the District of New Jersey.

* Gov. Phil Murphy will conditionally veto a bill that eliminates mandatory minimum sentences before the noon deadline.

* Rep. Andy Kim is taking sides in the Edison mayoral primary. He’s endorsed Sam Joshi, and in a municipality with a  40% Asian American population – and growing – that’s important.

* Former Assemblyman Guy Gregg lives and votes in North Carolina, but he’s still the Washington Township (Morris County) Republican Municipal Chairman.

* Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver has endorsed Gordon Johnson for State Senate in the 37th district Democratic primary.

And here’s a reminder:

Don’t forget the New Jersey Globe 37th District Democratic State Senate debate on Sunday, May 2 at 9 PM.

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