Senator Rice’s sister dies

Cassandra Trazie, the sister of State Sen. Ronald Rice (D-Newark), passed away on May 20  She was 62.  Besides Senator Rice, she is survived by her mother, three children, three grandchildren, and her brothers and sisters. Services will be held on Friday at 10 AM at the Perry Funeral Home in Newark.

The Life and Times of Paul DiGaetano

There was a time back about a generation ago when Paul DiGaetano was a bright, rising star in New Jersey Republican politics.  He he was one of the most powerful politicians in the state.  Some Republicans openly fawned over the idea of a young, blue-collar, Catholic, Italian-American Republican running for statewide office.  He was likeable, popular, and incredibly ambitious. Jump ahead thirty years, and sadly for him, the only thing