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Re: Solomon Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign
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Jersey City Ward E city council race: Incumbent Solomon vs. Team Fulop challenger Hudnut

Jersey City’s Downtown Ward E is the largest and the wealthiest of the city’s six wards. With plenty of mass transit, developers are tripping over each other to build anywhere close to the city’s waterfront.

But there’s also overcrowding in the public schools and the ever-present fear that the working class will be priced out of Downtown.

With a population (69,320) that would make Downtown the 18th largest municipality in the state, the council race between incumbent James Solomon, seeking his second term, and Jake Hudnut, the city’s municipal prosecutor, has some added importance.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/10/jers ... op-challenger-hudnut.html


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Jersey City council OKs measures to consolidate embankment properties into ‘redevelopment area’
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Jersey City council OKs measures to consolidate embankment properties into ‘redevelopment area’

A High Line-style park on the Sixth Street Embankment inched closer to becoming a reality after a vote at the Jersey City Council’s Oct. 14 meeting.

The council unanimously passed two resolutions packaging all the lots for the park together into one “redevelopment area,” meaning that the city will be in a better negotiating position in the ongoing fight for ownership of the former railroad tracks, according to Ward E Councilman James Solomon.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/10/jers ... o-redevelopment-area.html


Posted on: 10/15 23:56
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Re: Journal Squared Project to Begin
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Construction Begins on Journal Squared's 60-Story Tower 3 in Jersey City

Thu October 14, 2021 - Northeast Edition

Construction has begun on the third and final tower of Journal Squared, a three-skyscraper, mixed-use development in Jersey City, N.J.'s historic Journal Square neighborhood.

Designed by HWKN Architecture and Handel Architects, each with offices in Manhattan, and developed by Jersey City-based Kushner Real Estate (KRE) Group and National Real Estate Advisors in Washington, D.C., the 60-story building will be made up of 600 rental apartments.

It follows the completion of the first two Journal Squared towers, in 2017 and early 2021, respectively.

In total, the three-tower complex will comprise 1,840 residences, 36,000 sq. ft. of dining and retail area, and a direct connection to the Journal Square Transportation Center. The facility provides access to NJ Transit and is a major stop on the PATH rail system, with service to lower and midtown Manhattan, Hoboken and Newark.

https://www.constructionequipmentguide ... er-3-in-jersey-city/54098


Posted on: 10/14 15:16
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Re: STFU STATUE in Jersey City
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JERSEY CITY'S BIZARRE "SHUSH" SCULPTURE IS PERFECT SYMBOL FOR NJ

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Posted on: 10/11 1:38
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In Wards B, C, and D Jersey City council races, it’s reformers vs. Team Fulop
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Two months from the Jersey City municipal election, challengers to Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s council slate are promising reform.

In Jersey City’s Wards B, C, and D, five political newcomers — Joel Brooks, Kevin Bing, Tom Zuppa, Danielle Freire and John Salierno — are vying for council seats, hoping to tap into frustration with rising rents, quality-of-life concerns, and the breakneck pace of development across the city.


Posted on: 10/11 1:13
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Re: Solomon Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign
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SEIU 32BJ ENDORSES JAMES SOLOMON FOR CITY COUNCIL 


Posted on: 10/11 1:11
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Man survives 15-story fall from Jersey City hi-rise, lands on BMW
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Man survives 15-story fall from Jersey City hi-rise, lands on BMW


Posted on: 10/7 14:40
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Re: Solomon Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign
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Hotel Trades Council supports Solomon after endorsing most of Team Fulop in Jersey City

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Councilman Solomon has stood with the Hotel Trades Council and our members in some of our toughest fights in Jersey City. He was a tireless advocate against AirBnb’s proliferation of illegal hotels throughout the city and stood with us when we pushed back against their multi-million-dollar ballot initiative to overturn the city’s ordinance,” HTC President Rich Maroko said in a statement.

“Over the last four years, he has stood up for hotel workers and for all working-class people in Downtown Jersey City. Based on that track record, we know that we can count on Councilman Solomon to advocate for our members and for working people throughout Jersey City.”

https://hudsoncountyview.com/hotel-tra ... eam-fulop-in-jersey-city/


Posted on: 10/7 14:06
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Re: Journal Squared Project to Begin
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KRE Group breaks ground on Journal Squared’s third tower, shows off second tower views

Principals from KRE Group and National Real Estate Advisors, LLC Tuesday marked two significant milestones at Journal Squared, the high-rise apartment complex with awe-inspiring views in Jersey City’s historic Journal Square neighborhood.

The development partners, along with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, celebrated the five-month lease-up of Journal Squared’s 704-unit second tower and broke ground on the project’s third and final building, a 60-story high-rise comprising 600 rental residences.

Located at Pavonia and Summit avenues and with direct access to the Journal Square Transportation Center, the three-tower development will ultimately total 1,840 rental residences and 36,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space in 53-, 60- and 68-story buildings.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/10/kre- ... d-tower-views-photos.html


Posted on: 10/6 23:23
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Re: Solomon proposes Jersey City ethics reforms to avoid being ‘a punchline because of corruption’
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JAMES SOLOMON RELEASES FAR-REACHING ETHICS PLAN

 

Solomon: “We Can’t Ever Go Back To The Days When Jersey City Was a Punchline Because of Corruption”

 

JERSEY CITY, NJ –  Today, James Solomon released a far-reaching ethics plan that further tightens Jersey City’s rules and ensures a cleaner and ethical government. The plan includes reforming the Ethical Standards of Board, strengthening the city’s existing ethical codes and establishing yearly mandatory training for municipal employees. The Solomon plan comes a little over a decade after 44 New Jersey politicians and officials were arrested as part of a 10-year long anti-corruption investigation. Today, Solomon does not take any campaign contributions from Jersey City real estate developers and has been a reformer in the City Council focused on improving transparency.

https://www.insidernj.com/press-releas ... far-reaching-ethics-plan/


Posted on: 10/5 1:18
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Re: Hudnut to Take on Solomon in Ward E
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Hudnut attacks Solomon over ‘out of touch perspective’ on policing in Jersey City

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We need to invest in 21st Century Policing techniques to continue the progress that has been made in making Jersey City safer, not pursue the devastating cuts to public safety that Councilman Solomon supports that would put our neighborhoods at risk,” Hudnut, who is running on Mayor Steven Fulop’s ticket, said in a statement.

“Defunding our police department and laying off officers like Councilman Solomon wants will not make us safer. We need to invest in de-escalation training programs, body cameras, and hiring more young, diverse officers who live in the neighborhoods where they work. Councilman Solomon’s plan for policing in Jersey City will do nothing to make our city safer and every resident should be alarmed by his out of touch perspective on this critical issue.”

https://hudsoncountyview.com/hudnut-at ... -policing-in-jersey-city/


Posted on: 10/5 1:16
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Solomon proposes Jersey City ethics reforms to avoid being ‘a punchline because of corruption’
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Solomon proposes Jersey City ethics reforms to avoid being ‘a punchline because of corruption’

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We can’t go back to the days when Jersey City was a punchline because of corruption. This plan will continue to tighten our ethical rules so that people can keep building trust in our city’s government,” Solomon said in a statement.

“I am committed to the highest ethical standards, that’s why I don’t take any campaign contributions from Jersey City developers and why I’ve fought to make Jersey City government more open and transparent.”

In his plan, the Downtown councilman pointed out that it was just over a decade ago that the FBI arrested 44 officials as part of Operation Bid Rig and that corruption in Jersey City remains a concern.

https://hudsoncountyview.com/solomon-p ... ne-because-of-corruption/


Posted on: 10/5 1:14
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Jersey City Art and Studio Tour returns in person for 2021
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Jersey City Art and Studio Tour returns in person for 2021

Event will take place from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3.

The 31st annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour is returning, with many venues across the city participating as they welcome back attendees in person.

Last year’s JCAST was primarily held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also featured open-air exhibits. As the tour comes back in person this year, more than 100 venues are taking part. It will also have curated tours by foot, bike, or bus.

‘Huge enthusiasm’ for in-person experience

The event will run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3; kickoff will take place on Sept. 30 at the Nimbus Art Center from 6 to 9 p.m., where there will be outdoor performances from the Nimbus Dance Company and Segunda Quimbamba; an outdoor artist mixer; and timed tours in the Nimbus Art Gallery and art spaces at ART150.

https://hudsonreporter.com/2021/09/16/ ... turns-in-person-for-2021/

https://www.thejcast.com/


Posted on: 9/17 16:09
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Mayor Fulop: “Immigrants Are Part of Our Fabric”
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Mayor Fulop: “Immigrants Are Part of Our Fabric”

Mayor Fulop: “Immigrants Are Part of Our Fabric”

 

Nationally Touted Division Hosts New Citizens

 

JERSEY CITYMayor Steven M. Fulop and Department of Health and Human Services officials will host the 3rd annual Immigrant Affairs Symposium on Friday, September 17th, 1-4 p.m., during National Citizenship Day ceremonies at Liberty State Park.

 

The City’s nationally recognized Immigrant Affairs Division hosts the symposium to celebrate the shared efforts of community organizations, nonprofits, and City services throughout 2020 and 2021, the third such since the office’s formation. During that span, the Division has been celebrated for its policies as second in the nation for welcoming and integrating immigrants, according to New American Economy Index.

 

“Being proud of the diversity of your given communities just can’t be a slogan; it has to mean something,” said Mayor Fulop. “In Jersey City, we have structured services to ensure immigrants are provided the types of services enabling them to become living and functional members of our community – so much so that their day-to-day lives become indistinguishable to those who were born and raised here.”

 

Today’s symposium followed the official oath-taking of 40 citizenship applicants hailing from 19 countries. Symposium speakers include Doaa Hussein, a Qatari asylee mother, and Reverend Hilario Crispin. Revered Crispin began his time in the United States as a new immigrant construction worker from the Dominican Republic to becoming a naturalized citizen who leads the Mercy for the Homeless mission at Fountain of Salvation Church in Jersey City.

 

“I have been blessed to be able to care for my loved ones in my adopted country,” stated Rev. Crisipin in his bilingual memoir, Turning Stones to Bread.

 

Over the past three years, the Division of Immigrant Affairs has achieved national acclaim by setting many milestones:

 

  • Jersey City is the only city in the nation to have a municipal office that provides free federally accredited immigration legal services to its immigrant residents.
  • Jersey City is the only city in the nation to have a city clinic that provides Civil Surgeon medical exams to refugees and asylees applying for their Green Cards.
  • Jersey City was awarded as one of 12 cities best at integrating immigrants in Covid-19 response.
  • The Division’s legal services focus is on citizenship applications and Green Card applications for lawfully admitted refugees and asylees
  • The Division is currently preparing immigration applications for some of Jersey City’s Afghan residents seeking a safe passage for their family in Afghanistan to the United States.
  • National notoriety for placing immigrant integration in the context of public health.

 

“The pandemic hasn’t just shown us that immigrants are overexposed and underserved, but it has brought to light just how those health disparities are devastating for all of us,” said HHS Director Stacey Flanagan.


Posted on: 9/17 16:05
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Carjacker steals SUV at gunpoint at N.J. mall,
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Carjacker steals SUV at gunpoint at N.J. mall,

Two men were carjacked at gunpoint late Tuesday at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Bergen County, police said.

The Jersey City residents told officers they left the mall in Paramus and saw a man sitting on a light post stanchion near their 2020 Mercedes G-Wagon around 9:20 p.m., according to Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.

https://www.nj.com/bergen/2021/09/carj ... t-nj-mall-police-say.html


Posted on: 9/16 1:35
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Re: Council Rejects Lavarro’s Affordable Housing Resolution
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Lavarro tries to force Jersey City council colleagues to move on affordable housing legislation, but is rebuffed

Frustrated by the lack of progress, Jersey City Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro Jr. reintroduced a resolution Thursday to send his proposed affordable housing ordinance to the planning board.

Not surprisingly, the measure — which would dedicate 20% of new units as affordable — was voted down, 6-3, by the City Council, which has taken a patient approach that includes working with the group that successfully sued the city over previously approved legislation.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/09/lava ... tion-but-is-rebuffed.html


Posted on: 9/13 0:52
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Jersey City Council to vote on measure opposing proposed fossil fuel power plant in Newark
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Jersey City Council to vote on measure opposing proposed fossil fuel power plant in Newark

By Daniel Ulloa/Hudson County View

During the council’s caucus meeting, Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro noted the resolution was initially introduced and co-sponsored by himself, Councilman-at Large Daniel Rivera, Ward B Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey, and Ward E Councilman James Solomon.

“We all saw the effects of Tropical Storm Ida first hand. It’s important that we take a stand on these issues,” said Lavarro.

NJ Food and Water Watch Director Matt Smith gave a presentation to the council on the power plant speaking about potential negative impacts.

https://hudsoncountyview.com/jersey-ci ... el-power-plant-in-newark/


Posted on: 9/8 14:38
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Neighborhood association, school district in tug of war over Downtown Jersey City playground
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Neighborhood association, school district in tug of war over Downtown Jersey City playground


Posted on: 9/2 1:19
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Re: Fulop announces proposed JC $620 million budget with nearly $1K relief for homeowners
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At uneventful meeting, Jersey City passes $621 million budget


Posted on: 9/2 1:14
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Re: Homicide unit probes man’s death in Downtown JC
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Jersey City man sentenced to 16 years in state prison for 2019 fatal shooting


Posted on: 8/31 23:26
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Re: Fulop announces proposed JC $620 million budget with nearly $1K relief for homeowners
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Jersey City Council to vote on the $621 million municipal budget for 2021


Posted on: 8/31 23:20
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Re: Hudnut to Take on Solomon in Ward E
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Jersey City Ward E council candidate Hudnut reveals environmental sustainability plan


Posted on: 8/30 23:56
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Re: Spears Hails Certification as Fulop Attacks Him as Former Republican
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Lewis Spears is the fourth African American man, and the youngest, to certify for a mayoral election in Jersey City 

Lewis Spears is the fourth African American man, and the youngest, to certify for a mayoral election in Jersey City

Lewis Spears will be on the election ballot on November 2

 

Over the weekend, educator and community leader Lewis Spears became just the fourth—and the youngest—African American man in 200 years, to be certified to run as mayor in a general election in Jersey City. Spears, who will continue to submit nominating petitions till the deadline today, had enough petitions to certify on Saturday.

https://www.insidernj.com/press-releas ... ral-election-jersey-city/


Posted on: 8/30 23:53
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Re: Spears Hails Certification as Fulop Attacks Him as Former Republican
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Spears challenge to Fulop official, who welcomes him to race with attack over past GOP affiliation

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Our journey to City Hall is officially underway. I want to thank every volunteer on the Spears campaign for working so hard to accomplish this milestone. I want to thank every person in Jersey City who filled out a petition to support this run. Together, we have created history!,” Spears said in a statement.

“I decided to run because I wanted to give all of the people of Jersey City another option—different ideas for a shared vision for our great city. I want every child in this city to see that someone who was born and grew up here can indeed lead it. The response has been overwhelming so far, and I remain grateful for every opportunity Jersey City has afforded me, including this opportunity to run for leadership.”

https://hudsoncountyview.com/spears-ch ... ver-past-gop-affiliation/


Posted on: 8/30 23:51
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No student vaccine mandate for Jersey City school district unless governor makes the call: superinte
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No student vaccine mandate for Jersey City school district unless governor makes the call: superintendent

Don’t expect any student mandates for the COVID-19 vaccine to come from the Jersey City superintendent anytime soon.

While the Hoboken school district announced on Wednesday it would require vaccination or weekly testing for students 12 and older, Jersey City Superintendent Franklin Walker isn’t making that “bold move,” at least yet.

“There will be a time when we will get to that,” Walker said, noting that as of now, the order would have to come from the state.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2021/08/no-s ... -call-superintendent.html


Posted on: 8/28 2:35
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Re: Jersey City Councilmen Solomon, Lavarro call for refund and repeal of MUA’s waste disposal fees
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City council candidates offer solutions to solid waste fee controversy, including one touted by the EPA


Posted on: 8/25 16:24
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Councilmember James Solomon, unviled his new education platform
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JAMES SOLOMON UNVEILS EDUCATION PLAN THAT WILL IMPROVE AND BUILD NEW SCHOOLS – ALL WHILE KEEPING THEM OPEN

Plan Also Calls for All Teachers and School Staff to Be Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Solomon: “My plan is simple: keep schools open, build new ones, and make sure they are high quality.”

JERSEY CITY, NJ –  City Councilmember James Solomon, who is an educator, unveiled his new education platform today, which is aimed at safely keeping Jersey City’s schools open while building two new downtown elementary schools and ensuring they are fully funded. In addition, Solomon called for all teachers and school staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19, without the option of weekly testing. The plan comes following a year and a half of uncertainty amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It was built through extensive conversations with downtown families and drew on James’ experience as an educator himself.

https://www.insidernj.com/press-releas ... new-schools-keeping-open/


Posted on: 8/25 16:22
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Re: Friends' Rally Supporting the Liberty State Park Protection Act
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Liberty State Park is our tour de force. Who has the courage to defend it? | Editorial


Posted on: 8/25 16:16
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Re: Lavarro To Seek Re-Election to At-Large Council Seat
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After months of uncertainty, Jersey City Councilman-at-Large Lavarro will run for reelection


Posted on: 8/23 23:12
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Ciattarelli wants to change New Jersey’s school funding plan. His idea may not be that new.
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Ciattarelli wants to change New Jersey’s school funding plan. His idea may not be that new.

By   -  08/23/2021 05:08 AM EDT

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli is eager to tell voters what his school funding plan isn’t.

According to Ciattarelli, it’s not a fully-funded version of the current state aid formula. It’s not the flat rate former Gov. Chris Christie proposed before leaving office. It’s not Senate President Steve Sweeney’s plan to redistribute aid and it’s not exactly what Ciattarelli, a former assemblymember proposed when he ran for governor in 2017.

But asked directly during a campaign event last week in Jersey City for details about his plan, Ciattarelli spoke in generalizations.

“We need a new school funding formula. The current formula is nefarious, it's arbitrary, it’s unfair, and I believe it's unconstitutional,” he said at the event, which was billed as the roll-out of his “detailed plan to lower property taxes.”

https://www.politico.com/states/new-je ... y-not-be-that-new-1390265


Posted on: 8/23 23:10
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