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Following gun roundtable, Bhimani, Draeger renew attack on Bucco

Candidates, Assemblyman sparred over high-capacity magazines last week Democratic Assembly candidates in the 25th legislative district repeated an attack on gun control aimed at Assemblyman Anthony Bucco Wednesday. “People aren’t looking for political slogans, they’re looking for real change that... Read More

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Bucco, Dems spar over guns

Bhimani, Draeger hit GOP assemblyman on high capacity magazine vote; Bucco says record not as bad as opponents think Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton) and his Democratic challengers are at odds over high capacity magazines. They don’t even seem to agree on the definition. On Friday Lisa... Read More

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Bramnick opposed bill to ban large capacity magazines used by Dayton shooter, Democrats say

Mandelblatt, Gunderman: ‘We don’t need members of the Assembly who cower to the gun lobby or avoid taking a stance’ A vote by Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) against a bill to ban large capacity magazines like the one used by a mass shooter in Dayton, Ohio last weekend has... Read More

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Freiman & Zwicker applaud work of Somerville school district

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education designated the Somerville School District a Lighthouse District on Wednesday. Using data to assess growth over the past four years, the designation serves to recognize schools that have seen tremendous improvement in academic performance and have... Read More

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Equality bill to fix wage gap becomes law

Ocean Township — On Thursday, July 25, New Jersey came one step closer to ending the gender wage gap after new employee protections introduced by Assemblywoman Joann Downey and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling were signed into law. The bill had been part of their campaign platform. Downey and... Read More

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Dem Assembly candidates oppose NJ Transit exec raises

Mandelblatt and Gunderman in 21st, Bhimani and Draeger in 25th, seek GOP seats in 20 towns with 24 train stations Huge pay raises for top New Jersey Transit executives, including some with close ties to Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2017 campaign, are facing opposition from four Democratic Assembly candidates... Read More


'Hands up, guns down': Community marches against violence in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Dozens of community leaders and residents  at the New Shiloh Baptist Church on Atlantic Avenue Monday to march for an end to the recent violence in the city that has claimed the lives of three local teens. The "My City Needs Prayer" Movement organized the march and has held prayer... Read More


Lawmakers call on Murphy to release Stockton Phase II funds

South Jersey lawmakers are calling on the governor to release funding for Stockton University, which officials say is critical for the college’s expansion in Atlantic City. Assemblymen John Armato and Vince Mazzeo, D-Atlantic, sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday demanding he unfreeze $4.... Read More

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Evesham Democrats back LaPlaca, Natale

The Evesham Township Democratic Committee has endorsed Gina LaPlaca and Mark Natale for State Assembly in the 8th district. They face Johnny Bravo, who is running off the line in the June 4 primary election.  Bravo came within 600 votes of winning an Evesham Township Council seat in the 2016... Read More

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Camden Dems back LaPlaca, Natale

Gina LaPlaca and Mark Natale moved forward in their bids for State Assembly seats in the 8th district today, winning the Democratic organization line in Camden County. Four Camden municipalities are in the Burlington-based district — Berlin Borough, Pine Hill, Pine Valley and Waterford.  In 2017,... Read More