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September 9, 2022

For Immediate Release September 8, 2022     Contact: Brian Tangora, 973-826-2828 info@jersey1st.org   Jersey 1st Launches A New Debate Platform to Give Candidates an Unbiased Opportunity for Discussion PARSIPPANY, New Jersey – Jersey 1st, a non-profit organization founded with the ...

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On August 12th, the Inflation Reduction Act passed the House, essentially guaranteeing that it would go into effect, with an eager hand waiting to sign it in the White House. Democrats lauded it as a huge step forward for Americans, while Republicans treated it more cynically, with the vote ...

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The smell of burgers grilling, the taste of cold beer, a day off from work…and political conversations with the family. There is definitely a lot to look forward to this Labor Day weekend. We are sure you have the first three down, but when it comes to that fourth one though, look, we get it, life ...

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Previously on Jersey 1st’s The Nader Narrative, Elizabeth Nader sat down with Paul Teller, the Executive Director of Advancing American Freedom, former vice president Pence’s 501(C)(4) organization. Advancing American Freedom is an organization advocating for Conservative values and policy ...

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Previously on Jersey 1st TV's show Bridging the Gap, hosts AJ and Stephen covered a variety of divisive topics from the week's news, working to find common ground on each one. Included in the conversation is the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, and rising anxiety ...

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Previously on Jersey 1st tv's Bridging the Gap, hosts AJ and Stephen tackle the issues of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the Biden administration canceling student debt, and low recruitment numbers in the United States military. Speaker Pelosi is the first speaker to visit ...

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With gasoline prices and inflation affecting the daily lives of New Jerseyans across the state, activists and officials have focused on the gas tax. The gas tax, which increases the price by as much as half a dollar, could be the key to decreasing gas prices, in turn lowering transportation costs ...

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Previously on Jersey 1st TV’s Nader Narrative, Elizabeth Nader met with Fernando Uribe, the host of “Real Talk” to talk about his start in politics, his current work, and his outlook for New Jersey. Before his career in media, Uribe was asked to run for a state assembly seat in Hudson county in ...

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On the August 1st episode of Real Talk with Fernando Uribe, Fernando interviewed Star-Ledger columnist Paul Mulshine.  The interview was centered around various columns written by Mulshine, involving every level of government from county to federal.  Fernando and Mulshine kicked off with a local ...

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Previously on Jersey 1st’s Nader Narrative, Elizabeth Nader met with Assemblyman Christian Barranco and Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer to learn about the day-to-day work of the New Jersey Assembly. Assemblywoman Sawyer has a background in real estate and studied political science at Penn State and ...

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At the end of June, New Jersey lawmakers passed the $50.6 billion state budget for the fiscal year 2023. Governor Phil Murphy (D), Senate President Nicholas Scutari (D), and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D) negotiated the budget behind closed doors. Unfortunately, the budget was passed with a ...

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Last week's Jersey 1st TV episode of Real Talk With Fernando Uribe featured an interview with the mayor of Butler (NJ), Ryan Martinez. The two covered a wide array of relevant political topics at different levels of government, offering their thoughts on the most important issues facing not only ...

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It’s been several months since Vladimir Putin brazenly invaded Ukraine in direct violation of international law. On February 24th, Putin told the Russian people that his goal was to “demilitarize and de-Nazify Ukraine” as engaged in a systematic demolition of civilian and military targets without ...

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As a result of New Jersey’s unique home rule form of government, there are 686 school districts covering 564 municipalities. Because our schools are run at a local level, our school boards are uniquely positioned to listen to and respond to parents’ concerns about their children’s education. Yet, ...

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The wisdom that comes with nine decades of life experience is truly unparalleled. Buddy Grover, the volunteer keeper of the Absecon Lighthouse joined the hosts of Bridging the Gap- AJ Melillo and Stephen Rumbolo -to talk about his experiences and his day-to-day task of making sure the Absecon ...

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It’s a hot summer weekend and you are about to spend one of your precious days off work with friends and family discussing what’s happening in the world. Don’t worry– we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know when your friends try to ram talking points down your throat faster than Joey ...

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The Supreme Court just wrapped up its October 2021 term, and the decisions on controversial issues from religion in schools, to abortion, to guns, signaled a conservative shift in legal thinking in this country that will shape our nation for generations. This week on the Nader Narrative with ...

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Last week on Real Talk With Fernando Uribe, Fernando welcomed Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise to talk about issues in Hudson County, NJ, and other political hot button topics that affect New Jerseyans.  Uribe and DeGise talk about Liberty State Park and the upgrades that are being planned to ...

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There is nothing more American than running your own business, with your unique brand and style. Whether you are 16 or 116, having your own business is one of the single best sources of upward mobility in our society. Last week on Bridging the Gap with A.J. Mellilo and Steven Rumbolo, the co-hosts, ...

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It is late June, and in New Jersey, that means one thing and one thing only: It is budget season. The fiscal year ends on June 30th in New Jersey, and our Legislature needs to have a budget ready for the Governor’s signature by that date to ensure that our government remains funded. If they do not, ...

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The economy is crashing in ways that were almost unimaginable just 4 years ago. In 2019, the Dow was over 36,000, inflation was under 2%, and wages were soaring. And then the downslide came. Unconscionable spending, along with poor energy policy, lead to an economy in freefall. Inflation is almost ...

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Places we once regarded as safe havens- churches and schools- can turn dangerous in an instant- as is evidenced by recent shooting in Uvalde, Texas. While police waited outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde for 77 minutes, a shooter killed 19 children and two adults. In light of those tragic ...

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After the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, 20 United States Senators came together from across the aisle to propose new measures aimed at curbing gun violence. While these proposals currently exist as a simple agreement between Senators, they lay the groundwork for the first major ...

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Real Talk with Fernando Uribe, host Fernando Uribe sat down with Felicia Milelli, the Board Chair of the New Jersey Public Health Innovation Political Action Committee (NJPHIPAC) and co-founder Rula Ballantine. PHIPAC’s mission is to protect and strengthen the constitutionally guaranteed and ...

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There is a very high likelihood that you obtain news from either Fox, CNN, or MSNBC. And there is an exceedingly small likelihood that you get any, much less all, of your news from News 12, the Bergen Record, or NY 1. As a result of this increasingly national focus of our news, local news outlets ...

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Car thefts across New Jersey are out of control, and the police have finally been given back a major tool in fighting those car thefts: pursuits. Here is everything you need to know: December 2021 Powers Taken Away: In an attempt to use social justice techniques in policing, then-Attorney ...

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The political views of the next generation are starting to make an impact. While some elected offices may have statutory or constitutional restrictions, young people are increasingly sharing views on social media.  Individuals as young as 13 on most platforms are starting to make a difference by ...

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New Jersey grocery store shelves are looking a little sparse these days- and price tags of our favorite snacks and produce are on the rise due to rapid inflation and ongoing supply chain issues.  Consumers are adjusting their purchasing habits- and making difficult household budget decisions these ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Jersey 1st has announced the launch of a new website! You can check it out by clicking here!  

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Last week, a jury found that Amber Heard defamed Johny Depp on three separate occasions and ordered her to pay him $8.35 million. It was a stunning rebuke of the “believe all women” mantra from the #metoo movement and revealed s crack in the cancel culture movement in cases of suspected sexual ...

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