When I vote for Spears tomorrow, I won’t just be doing it to register my disapproval of the incumbent. I’ll be voting for something, and somebody — a candidate whose agenda, interests, connections, and demeanor represents a clean and definitive break from the priorities and direction of the current administration.
An analysis of the nearly 800 votes the City Council took in the first 40 weeks of this year shows a striking pattern: Members of “Team” Fulop — Councilmembers Richard Boggiano, Mira Prinz-Arey, Denise Ridley, Daniel Rivera, Jermaine Robinson, Yousef Saleh, and Joyce Watterman — voted in lock step 99 percent of the time, in every instance voting in favor of whatever resolution or ordinance had been introduced.
Your letter uses red-baiting scare tactics, calling Brooks a “proud and declared socialist,” as though that is something that is threatening and dangerous.
All is not lost. Standing in the wings and hoping to replace “Team Fulop” are nine independent, smart and capable individuals who, if elected, could begin to turn this ship around.
This year’s race for mayor presents Jersey City voters with two wholly unsatisfying options. We can’t endorse either candidate.
On October 13, Ward E Councilman James Solomon sat down with us for an interview covering everything from traffic safety to ethics reform.
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.