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Is this the most New Jersey story ever? You be the judge.

Regular readers of this site don’t need to be told how messed up New Jersey’s affordable housing policies are. Maybe this story will drive the point home for new readers or anyone who is still straddling the fence. It’s one of those “only in New Jersey (or Illinois or New York)” kind of stories. On […]

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Middlesex GOP’s Panos Looks to the Future Despite Trailing by 5 Votes in Old Bridge Ward Race

Wednesday morning was a true mixed bag for one veteran New Jersey Republican leader.   Her candidate for governor (Kim Guadagno) won a solid victory on Tuesday night, Save Jerseyans, as did her political ally State Senator Sam Thompson (R-12), but Middlesex County GOP Chairwoman Lucille Panos looks to have fallen short in her own bid for […]

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DUH! Feds Proclaim PennEast Pipeline’s ‘Limited’ Anticipated Impact

Despite the best efforts of enviroMENTALists to convince voters that the PennEast Pipeline project will end civilization as we know it in Central New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, we have more evidence that that’s not going to happen. On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its extensive final environmental impact study for the planned 120-mile natural gas pipeline which […]

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VIDEO: Panos Blasts “Disrespectful” Haney Backers After Thompson’s Middlesex Convention Loss

By all accounts, Save Jerseyans? Chairwoman Lucille Panos‘s first Middlesex Convention went smoothly notwithstanding the expected, usual array of controversies. That’s the good news. The bad news: Panos’s endorsed gubernatorial candidate (Kim Guadagno) and political patron/incumbent State Senator (Sam Thompson) both lost their convention battles by fairly wide margins, a situation that’s difficult for any […]

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Tensions, Passions Mount Ahead of Spirited Middlesex Convention Vote Count

Voting in the contentious LD12 Senate and gubernatorial primaries just wrapped up here at Old Bridge High School, Save Jerseyans, and if I’m being candid (which I always endeavor to be with you), this is one of the tensest conventions I’ve ever visited… Voting is underway in Middlesex…. #GOPPrimary #NewJersey pic.twitter.com/ZmFuzVs12r — The Save Jersey […]

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POLL: Which LD12 Senate Candidate Wins Middlesex’s Convention?

One of this spring’s surprise primary contests? LD12, where veteran State Senator Sam Thompson (who first went to Trenton back in 1998) is receiving a strong challenge from Old Bridge GOP Chairman Art Haney who, for his part, is backed up by Burlington County GOP power broker Bill Layton. Haney has the Burlco line but Thompson […]

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Is Sam Thompson in Trouble? Sources Say ‘Yes,’ But Not Done Either.

Jack Ciattarelli wasn’t the only Republican to score an upset of sorts on Wednesday night, Save Jerseyans, which means Asw. Betty Lou DeCroce (R-12) is no longer the only 2017 GOP legislative incumbent in real primary jeopardy. The basics: Also in Middlesex County, where Ciattarelli overcame NJGOP gubernatorial primary front runner Kim Guadagno and prevented the […]

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Ciattarelli Makes A Stand with Mercer, Middlesex Victories

It was an objectively solid night for Jack Ciattarelli, Save Jerseyans. The Republican gubernatorial primary candidate carried the Mercer County convention, 67 votes to 31 for Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (+ 3 for Joe Rullo and one non-vote), securing that county’s line which included populous (and Republican) Hamilton Township. Meanwhile, in Middlesex County, Ciattarelli won the […]

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Old Bridge Chairman Spars with Panos Over Changed Middlesex GOP Convention Location

Tonight (March 15th) is the Middlesex County Screening Committee meeting, Save Jerseyans, and the convention is right around the corner (March 25th). It’s to be expected that a major county’s democratic convention in a contested gubernatorial primary cycle would be more than a little heated. This year looks like no exception to the rule. Save […]

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ICYMI: Middlesex Young Republicans’ Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Four of the five GOP candidates for governor met in Metuchen last week for a wide-ranging discussion with Primary Day 2017 just under three months away…. The participants: Asm. Jack Ciattarelli, Nutley Commissioner Steven Rogers, social media activist Joe Rullo and Atlantic City’s Hirsh Singh. Here’s video from the forum assuming you didn’t make it: — […]

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TUESDAY: Schirmer Launching LD14 Senate Challenge to Greenstein

Save Jersey has learned from more than one source close to the situation that Councilwoman Ileana Schirmer (R-Hamilton Township) will face Democrat Linda Greenstein as 2017’s presumptive GOP challenger in New Jersey’s 14th Legislative District. Republicans hope to put up a serious fight in LD14 this cycle despite having lost the district’s senate seat back in 2010 […]

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WATCH LIVE: Congressman Leonard Lance’s Branchburg Town Hall

Despite fierce protests organized by outside liberal groups, Save Jerseyans, Congressman Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) will hold a town hall meeting tonight (Wednesday, February 22nd) at Raritan Valley Community College that’s certain to be interesting given the national climate. The event runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A second town hall is scheduled for this Saturday, February 25th […]

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Middlesex County Democrats Demand… Voter ID?

Tracking Voter I.D. law hypocrisy on the American Left is one of our favorite Save Jersey hobbies. Here’s a brand new, very close-to-home example which comes to us via a long-time reader; the context, for those unfamiliar with Central Jersey politics, is an upcoming special Democrat committee election to replace a departing Middlesex County Democrat […]

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Angry over the gas tax, Middlesex County? No need to wait until 2017!

There isn’t a person reading this post who isn’t fit to be tied over the 23-cent gas tax hike that went into effect on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans. Plenty of you want to do something about it. Unfortunately, the legislative offenders aren’t subject to our righteous electoral wrath until next November (2017). There is one exception. […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee to open $16M factory in Trenton, create 171 jobs

TRENTON — A Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee has announced plans to buy and redevelop the Trentonian newspaper’s building into a 69,625-square-foot baking facility that will make products for dozens of local stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Central Jersey CML was awarded $18.9 million in Grow New Jersey tax credits over 10 years to move to […]