Vernon Richardson is probably best known as an aide to the late Ward D Councilman Michael Yun. Most recently, Richardson took a job at City Hall as as an aide to Mayor Fulop. In June, word leaked out prematurely that Richardson was preparing a run for the Ward F seat currently held by Councilman Jermaine Robinson. What follows is our interview with Richardson. We cover everything from affordable housing to his proposal to tax empty storefronts.
City Council President Joyce Watterman’s absence from the candidate debates is provoking criticism from several of her challengers for the three at-large council seats.
Although I fundamentally disagree with the premise of “you should tell everyone if you are vaccinated if you wish to run for public office,” I submitted my vaccination card as proof of my status because this is not the hill on which I wish to die.
With the exception of Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson, who in an email repeated, without other proof, his claim that he was inoculated, none of the “Team” Fulop members responded to our request.
Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson is criticizing challenger Frank Gilmore following Gilmore’s admission last night that he had not been vaccinated.
Independent City Council candidates Joel Brooks and Rolando Lavarro endorsed each other yesterday citing their shared progressive values and desire to advocate for Jersey City’s working families.
When it comes to politics, City Council candidate Chris Gadsden has little in common with Donald Trump’s former Housing Secretary, Ben Carson. But they do share one thing. Like Carson in 2015, Gadsden has released a rap video.
Only four of nine school board candidates showed up for Tuesday night’s forum sponsored by the Van Vorst Park Association (VVPA). Notably absent were all three candidates on the Change for Children who said they never received invitations despite VVPA claims to the contrary.
I believe it’s time to ask Mayor Fulop a question. Can we keep our campaigns about the issues and not deal in spreading lies, half-truths, or innuendo?
Mayoral candidate Lewis Spears has responded to charges from the Fulop campaign that he was a registered Republican who may have supported Republican candidates for state and national office.