Vainieri defends Hudson ICE contract

Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Vainieri sought to defend the county from flak over its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement that sees the county paid for immigrant detainees awaiting trial or deportation. “I spoke to at least three dozen detainees and asked them if they would like to be transferred to another facility. Every single one said no,” Vainieri said. “Would they like to be free and with their families while

Brown: Testa a ‘wonderful choice’ for LD1

State Sen. Chris Brown said Cumberland County Republican Chairman Michael Testa would be a great pick to fill State Sen. Jeff Van Drew’s seat if the latter beats out Seth Grossman for retiring Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s House seat. “There’s a deep bench in the 1st district who would represent families very well,” Brown said. “The name I’ve heard thus far is Michael Testa, who I believe would be a wonderful choice”