Scutari holds sell-out fundraiser at Citi Field

State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden) had to turn people away at a sold-out $1,500-per-person fundraiser at Citi Field last night. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin was among the special guests in two luxury boxes that will help boost Scutari’s coffers for his 2021 re-election campaign.  Former All-Star pitcher Doc Gooden  was on hand to sign autographs. Scutari’s annual baseball fundraiser has become one of the premier fundraising events of the political

Ten mayoral primaries to watch

Ten primaries for mayor worth watching: Berkeley Heights: Mayor Robert Woodruff faces a GOP primary challenge from Tom Maciejewski. Chester: Mayor Janet Hoven faces a Republican primary challenge from councilman Tim Iverson. Englewood: Mayor Frank Huttle is not seeking re-election.  The Democratic primary features former mayor Michael Wildes against Huttle’s candidate, Democratic municipal chairman Phil Meisner. Garwood: Three-term mayor Charles Lombardo faces a Democratic primary challenge from three-term councilwoman Sara

Off the line, Linden mayor battles for re-nomination

LINDEN - In Linden, it’s Mayor Derek Armstead against the world, or – more specifically – against the county. The incumbent mayor faces two primary challengers, 10th Ward Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey and 4th Ward Councilwoman Rhoshonna Cosby, who Armstead beat in the 2014 primary. But, despite Cosby’s past statements to the contrary, Armstead views the councilwoman as a spoiler candidate put into the race by the County establishment to siphon votes from

Murphy orders flags lowered for Green

Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday in memory of fourteen-term Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-Plainfield), who passed away last week at age 79. “I personally wish to thank the hundreds of friends, colleagues, and constituents of Jerry Green who have contacted us recently to express their sorrow at his recent passing,” said State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Linden), the Union County Democratic Chairman.  “Jerry truly