Linden library spat ends after publicity

The Linden Library’s Board of Trustees pulled a scheduled meeting to discipline and possible fire Theresa Villani, who is the vice president of the city’s school board. “Once I put it out public, they withdrew the hearing, and my job is no longer in jeopardy today as of literally 10 minutes ago,” Villani told the New Jersey Globe. The short-lived spat may be a continuation of a feud between Linden

Senate Dems weigh in on Murphy hiring story

In a joint statement that appears to be laying the groundwork for future action, the six top Democrats in the New Jersey State Senate offered comment on a POLITICO New Jersey story about allegations of sexual misconduct against a staff on Phil Murphy's gubernatorial campaign who later joined his administration. The statement does not mention the staffer, Al Alvarez, by name. “We are disturbed by the news reports of alleged

Dems: Murphy’s October trip won’t hurt candidates

Democratic legislators aren’t worried about Gov. Phil Murphy leaving the country for a nine-day trade mission to Israel and Germany hurting the state’s Democratic House candidates. “It's his prerogative,” said Sen. Nick Scutari, who is also Union County Democratic chairman. “I don't think it's going to affect it one way or the other. He's not on the ballot. If he was on the ballot, I'd be concerned.” Thirteen of the