Updated 2.27.23 A Philadelphia man was sentenced today in federal court to 240 months in prison for conspiring to murder Jersey City political operative Michael Galdieri. Bomani Africa, 62, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to one count of conspiracy to commit murder for hire. According to U.S. Attorney […]
Embattled Councilwoman Amy DeGise sat for an interview last night and answered questions surrounding her July 19, 2022 hit-and-run collision with a cyclist. DeGise told NJ Spotlight’s David Cruz that she was unaware until much later in the day that she had hit bike rider Andrew Black. The crash took place at approximately 8 am. […]
With the sunlight fading and the temperature dropping a group of activists gathered in front of City Hall last night to once again call on embattled Councilwoman Amy DeGise to resign. Demands for the councilwoman’s resignation began immediately following her July 19, 2022 collision with cyclist Andrew Black and have continued unabated. A video showed DeGise driving […]
JCT: Have you ever run before for elective office? JR: No. I am a first-time candidate. JCT: Can you tell us how you came to be endorsed by the Hudson County Democratic Organization for one of the Assembly seats in Legislative District 32? Did the HCDO approach you or vice versa? JR: I had mutual […]
In a county that Joe Biden won by 46 points, getting the endorsement of the Hudson County Democratic Organization is a near guaranty of electoral success. Today the HCDO made made known its endorsements in two legislative districts. For Legislative District 32, which includes parts of Jersey City as well as Hoboken, the organization gave […]
A spokesman for embattled Councilwoman Amy DeGise says that she has received “numerous death threats and vile pieces of online harassment that she has received in recent days.”
For the second time, an SUV driven through an intersection by a member of “Team Fulop” has touched off a full-blown scandal and raised questions about corruption, privilege and self-dealing by a close political ally of the mayor.
A spokesman for Councilwoman-at-large Amy DeGise has put the kibosh on speculation that she will resign following last week’s hit-and-run, in spite of a report seeming to show that it took DeGise six hours to report the accident to police.
A group led by progressive activists Hector Oseguera, David Ocampo-Grajales and Ron Bautista have announced a rally tomorrow to demand the resignation of embattled Councilwoman-at-large Amy DeGise.
Councilwoman DeGise will be forgiven, but she can’t be an effective legislator knowing that she violated the public trust.