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

‘Turban Man’ hosts suspended for 10 days

Two New Jersey 101.5 daytime commentators will be suspended for 10 days after they repeatedly referred to State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal as "Turban Man" during a segment on the state halting marijuana prosecutions. “We offer our sincerest apologies to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal as well as the Sikh and East Asian communities for a series of insensitive comments we made on our show," Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco said in

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”

Gopal applauds suspension of ‘Turban Man’ radio hosts

State Sen. Vin Gopal on Thursday applauded New Jersey 101.5 suspending Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco after the two mid-day hosts referred to state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who is Sikh, as “Turban Man” throughout a segment on Wednesday.   “I think it's a great, positive move,” Gopal said. “Religious discrimination shouldn't be tolerated anywhere – it shouldn't matter what religion, so I'm happy to see 101.5 is taking this

LGBTQ officials slam Hugin

A comment Bob Hugin made as a Princeton University college student in 1976 – that if a gay man became a member of the exclusive Tiger Inn eating club he wouldn’t last long” – has caused the New Jersey LGBTQ Elected Officials Alliance to accuse the GOP U.S. Senate candidate of being homophobic. “This kind of bullying is exactly what kept so many LGBTQ Americans in the closet, filled us with

Lance hits Malinowski on Israel

Rep. Leonard Lance’s campaign is taking aim at election opponent Tom Malinowksi’s record during his time as at Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organization that advocates for human rights. In particular, Lance’s campaign has seized on his work lobbying for harsher U.S. policy relating to Israel. According to a Washington Free Beacon article being pushed by Lance’s camp, Malinowski lobbied against the U.S. providing Israel with cluster munitions and called

Mountainside challengers: Borough’s response to dildogate suit weak, incomplete

Editor's note: This article was updated with comment from Mountainside Mayor Paul Mirabelli at 3:10 p.m. Council candidates in Mountainside are using a suit alleging a consistent sexual harassment by a pair of the borough’s police officers, including incidents involving the now-infamous dildo dubbed “big blue,” against incumbent council members, saying that the borough’s response to the suit was weak and incomplete. Candidates Anjali Mehrotra and Ileana Montes on Tuesday