Coalition-Led Ballot Question Approved, Safeguarding Pollution Settlements

November 8, 2017

NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being used in other parts of the state budget.

The measure was declared passed with 69 percent support.

“By approving Ballot Question 2, voters created a ...

Murphy convincingly wins NJ governor's campaign that began in Newark

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 

"My prayers have been answered," said Slaughter on Tuesday night inside the Asbury Park Convention Hall as the crowd ...

Rutgers Law Students Offer Free Assistance to Voters on Election Day

Essex County voters who get turned down to vote next Tuesday, November 7, at their polling places can receive free legal assistance from students at Rutgers Law School in Newark.

If an Essex County resident goes to vote on Election Day and is not permitted to cast their ballot on the voting machine at a polling place, that voter can appear before a judge to obtain a court order allowing them ...

Democrats rally in Newark to get out the vote on Tuesday

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy is known for being congenial when encountered up close and personal, often using his natural Irish gift of the gab.

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Voting Block: For residents of downtown Newark at potluck dinner, who becomes governor matters as city changes

Dr. Molly Townsend came to Newark to work to further develop her career. What she did not expect is that she would be part of the inexorable redevelopment of the now-thriving heart of New Jersey's largest city.
And, like many in Newark, she is at times ambivalent about a change that cannot—and will not—be stopped, for better or for worse. 

"I'm being seen ...

Former U.S. Attorney General Holder, Murphy strike back at Trump threat to voting rights

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy continued his political star power carpet bombing of rival Republican candidate Kim Guadagno in Newark this week as former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder joined Murphy in New Jersey's largest city to show him strong support two weeks before the Nov. 7 election.

The primary policy focus of the event was one that is politically explosive ...

Obama, Murphy define leadership at 2017 governor's campaign rally in downtown Newark

Everyone in New Jersey knows that all roads and all trains ultimately lead to Newark, the state's largest city.

With the Garden State, and all of America, at a crossroads, former U.S. President Barack Obama came to downtown Newark this week to back Phil Murphy's bid to become New Jersey's governor less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election.

Woven into the 44th ...

Former President Obama to visit Newark to campaign for Murphy

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on behalf of Murphy is ...

Newark civic leaders slam Guadagno's anti-Murphy TV attack ad

A group of notable Newark leaders spoke out as one to protest the release by the campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno of a highly negative attack ad slamming Phil Murphy, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

Across the board, all of these major city players, including a pastor and prominent politicians, called out Guadagno, who has served as Gov. Chris Christie's ...

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