Articles Posted in the " South Jersey " Category

  • Want to know why A.C. is a mess? Start by watching this

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Yeah, out-of-state casino competition was the nail in Atlantic City’s economic coffin. But that’s only part of the story, Save Jerseyans. Want a vivid illustration of the city’s deep, pervasive, disturbing political problem? Beyond the Boardwalk Empire series and many of the former mayors’ rap sheets? Check […]


  • Kean: Obama “sets back” Camden students

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The New Jersey Republican establishment was relatively silent during yesterday’s Obama visit to Camden, Save Jersey, partly due to the constraints of him having come to celebrate a Republican Governor’s policing initiative. There was one exception.  “President Obama is missing a giant piece of the puzzle to fully […]


  • LIVE STREAM: Obama’s visit to Camden

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog President Barack Obama visits Camden, New Jersey on Monday, Save Jerseyans, celebrating a controversial regional police force initiative championed by Governor Chris Christie. The invite-only event will center around a tour of Camden police headquarters and the nearby Kroc Community Center. Yeah, we’re not fans, but we’re also […]


  • UPDATE: Sweeney recall movement plans Gloucester County rally

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The exceedingly difficult process of recalling Senate President Steve Sweeney is underway, Save Jerseyans, and organizers are hoping a rally will drawn new attention to their cause. “We have the ability to restore NJ by initiating this recall and having Senator Sweeney kicked out of office for […]



  • Desiderio, Pagliughi re-elected on the Jersey Cape

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Cape May County voters showed no signs of discontent with their local leadership at the polls on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans. In the resort town of Sea Isle (and your Blogger-in-Chief’s second home), Mayor Leonard Desiderio was reelected with 480 votes along with Councilmen William Kehner (462 votes) and Frank […]


  • Van Drew Shields Andrzejczak, Land from Debate Challenge

    By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog More on the game of hide and go seek taking place in District 1. Senator Jeff Van Drew and his Chief of Staff Allison Murphy continue to hide Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak and candidate Bruce Land from the press ever since Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and Cumberland County […]


  • The Real Campaign: LD2 GOP slate fires back at Sweeney

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Assemblyman Chris Brown and Freeholder Will Pauls will face Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell on the LD2 ballot this fall, Save Jerseyans, but if we’re being honest, Senate President Steve Sweeney is the one that’s going to come in heavy and do everything he can (read: […]


  • LD1 race turns into a chase as GOP team demands debate via e-mail

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog LD1 isn’t so much a race as a chase thus far in the Election 2015 cycle, Save Jerseyans. The GOP Assembly ticket in this rare partisan-split district of Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and Cumberland County Freeholder Jim Sauro is spoiling for a fight. Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak and his Democrat running mate, […]


  • MacArthur helps rescue KC-10 (and joint base) from retirement

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog As promised, Save Jerseyans, freshman Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) led the charge on behalf of thousands of his constituents employed by the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Wednesday night, securing language in the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act safeguarding the KC-10 refueling tanker from efforts to retire it and, […]


  • Sweeney’s North Jersey casino plan is a complete fantasy

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog State Senate President Steve Sweeney gave an interview to PolitickerNJ last week, Save Jerseyans, and his comments about Atlantic City and gambling have me questioning the man’s state of mind. “Look, it’s not the most popular thing to talk about casinos in Northern New Jersey, but the […]


  • Christie signs horse race simulcasting legislation

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Simulcasting of horse races in Atlantic City should continue for now, Save Jerseyans, after Governor Chris Christie signed S-2626/A-3972 on Monday. At the moment, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is the only horse racing simulcast facility left in Atlantic City. This new law will permit A.C. casinos to freely negotiate signal fees […]


  • In 2015, Republicans should campaign against the DRPA

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There’s massive waste and corruption associated with this notorious transportation authority’s functions. Money is frequently misallocated to non-transportation projects. A decades-old “economic development” scheme has wasted untold oodles of tolls dollars. Federal investigators are probing its operations. A grand jury is impaneled. High elected officials are connected to the suspected […]