Category: Corruption

MUST-READ: Almost 1/3 of N.J. legislators hold another government job

TRENTON, N.J. – Another layer to the corruption plaguing New Jersey was highlighted by NorthJersey.com’s Ashley Balcerzak and Stacey Barchenger on Tuesday: Almost one-third of state legislators (37 in total) have one or more additional government jobs. Those jobs pad their Read More

Federal court presses pause button on N.J. ‘dark money’ donor disclosure law

TRENTON, N.J. – For now? New Jersey organizations which receive so-called ‘dark money’ can decline to disclose their donors. On Thursday, the ACLU, Illinois Opportunity Project, and Americans for Prosperity (AFP-NJ chapter) obtained a preliminary injunction from a federal judge Read More

BUSTED: A.C. Democrat mayor pleads guilty to stealing from a youth basketball club

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Yet another Atlantic City politician will go down in history for corruption. Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam has plead guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a nonprofit youth basketball club. – Gilliam’s $87,215 Read More

BRIDGEGATE: Baroni, Kelly submit briefs to SCOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorneys for Bridgegate defendants Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni filed their briefs on Tuesday with the United States Supreme Court.  “Bridgegate is a case of bareknuckle New Jersey politics, not graft,” Baroni’s attorneys argued in their brief. Read More

THE LIST: Honoring New Jersey’s 746 September 11th Victims

By Matt Rooney _ It happened 18-years ago this Wednesday, Save Jerseyans. New Jersey lost 746 residents in the coordinated Al Qaeda attacks on New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. – 539 New Jerseyans are forever Read More

WATER CRISIS: Potential Booker 2020 opponent tells Newark he’ll help probe corruption during Booker’s tenure

NEWARK, N.J. – The long process of replacing Newark’s lead-producing water lines is finally underway, but the core problems in city government which brought about the crisis remain unaddressed. Chief among those antecedents: rampant corruption which was in full-swing under Read More

N.J. authorities say school lunch fraud strikes (again) in Elizabeth, but it’s a huge national problem

TRENTON, N.J. – Around 20 million kids nation-wide get free or cheap lunches every year through the National School Lunch Program. Here in New Jersey, thousands of kids receive lunches subsidized by John and Jane Taxpayer through the state program.  Read More

Post-domestic violence allegation, former Assemblyman may land Camden City job

HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. – The timeline is ugly.  Arthur Barclay (D-5) resigned from the New Jersey Assembly last June 2018 after being accused of committing an act of domestic violence; the case reportedly went no where when the victim failed Read More

REPORT: Booker confidant allegedly told Newark Watershed’s executive director to solicit political contributions

NEWARK, N.J. – Cory Booker’s starring role in Newark’s lead water crisis was bad enough based upon what we already knew, Save Jerseyans. It just got worse.  On Thursday, Politico reported that “a longtime friend and adviser to former Mayor Read More