Is Fulop desperate?

Some people claim that the power brokers behind Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor have taken the gloves off to bring local political bigwigs into line. Apparently they are particularly concerned about two African-American leaders, State Sen. Sandra Cunningham of Jersey City and Rep. Donald Payne of Newark. Fulop’s …

A meeting in Hoboken

More than a year before campaigning starts for mayor and three at-large council seats in Hoboken, the leading opponents of Mayor Dawn Zimmer have apparently met to come to an agreement to support a single candidate to oppose her. If the agreement holds, Councilmen Michael Russo and Ruben Ramos, as well as former school board …

Feds won’t budge on charges against Menendez

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez appears to have become a U.S. Justice Department poster child for its anti-corruption campaign. Menendez’s attorneys filed an unsuccessful motion to get bribery and other charges against Menendez dismissed based on the concept that federal legislators are immune to some kinds of criminal charges. But this exemption is mostly meant for …