Urban mayors prepare for rain

Some New Jersey mayors are worried about the weather. With election day on the now only hours away, the National Weather Service is forecasting New Jersey will see some rainfall — up to a quarter of an inch and more in areas that get hit by scattered thunderstorms the agency expects will hit parts of the state — and that rain could be further complicate the already-tight elections. “The rain

Jannarone joins Emerge NJ

Geri Jannarone, a prominent political consultant, has joined the advisory board of Emerge NJ, a group that trains Democratic women to run for public office. “At Emerge NJ, Geri will do the crucial work of spearheading our training program as chair of our programming committee,” said Shawn Laurenti, Emerge NJ advisory board chair. “We are so fortunate to have someone of such talent, caliber, and experience lead this organization in

Zalescik running for Verrelli’s freeholder seat

Longtime Hamilton Fire Commissioner Joe Zalescik is throwing his hat in the ring for the Mercer County freeholder seat vacated by Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli when he ascended to his current post. Zalescik has been a fire commissioner in the town since 1992 and is Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners in Hamilton’s third fire district. He previously sat on Hamilton’s Environmental Commission. Mercer County Democrats will convene on Sept.

Verrelli sworn in

Mercer County Freeholder Anthony Verrelli was sworn into the Assembly on Monday, officially leaving his role as freeholder after his victory in a special election at the end of July. “I am honored and excited about the opportunity to continue my public service work as a member of the Legislature,” Verrelli said in a statement. “I am a life-long Mercer County resident. I have served in municipal and county government.

Verrelli wins LD15 seat

Mercer County Freeholder Anthony Verrelli was elected to fill the Assembly seat left vacant when Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora was sworn into his current post, winning in the runoff by five votes. “I feel good,” Verrelli said shortly after his victory. “It's a different result than the first time. there were a lot of qualified candidates that came before the committee tonight. It was a fair, transparent process like the