Local Beat: Ex-Bayonne City Hall worker calls for Davis to resign over sexting allegations
Friday May 19, 2017 |
by Joe Amditis
Local Beat is the NJ News Commons’ weekly roundup of the best reporting by community news sources.
EX-BAYONNE CITY HALL WORKER CALLS FOR DAVIS TO RESIGN OVER SEXTING ALLEGATIONS
A former employee at the Bayonne City Hall went public with her sexting allegations against Mayor Jimmy Davis at last night’s city council meeting. John Heinis of Hudson County View says Stacy Percella, a former deputy registrar of vital statistics at City Hall who was fired in December, was also critical of the fact that Mayor Davis had gone as far as to hire a public relations firm to try and quell the controversy.
DODGE FOUNDATION CEO TELLS MORRISTOWN AUDIENCE THAT DEMOCRACY IS IN TROUBLE
Why do political campaigns always seem to get so ugly? If you ask Dodge Foundation CEO Chris Daggett, the answer is simple: “Because it works.” Kevin Coughlin of Morristown Green attended a town forum on Wednesday where Daggett and two other panelists discussed the blood sport that is American politics.
IN NEWARK, MURPHY PROMOTES ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA, DEFENDS AGAINST FRACKING SUPPORT ACCUSATIONS
Democratic gubernatorial front-runner Phil Murphy was in Newark this week to highlight his clean energy policy agenda and respond to criticisms from his opponents over Murphy’s environmental record. Mark Bonamo of TAP into Newark says Murphy laid out a series of progressive policy plans to bring more renewable energy to New Jersey over the years, but he also took some time to address the attacks against him by his rivals about his relationship to the fracking industry.
CHS STUDENTS REPORT: EXTREME PARENTING STYLES CAN STRESS OUT TEENS
Spring can be a stressful season for many high school students – especially those who are dealing with the stress of trying to get into a good college next year. Hadriana Lowenkron of the award-winning high school paper, The Columbian, penned a column in the Village Green this week that highlights how everything from grades to certain parenting styles can serve as a source of extra stress and frustration for many students as they attempt to figure out who they are what what they want to do with their lives.
PILOT OKAY AFTER VINTAGE PLANE CRASHES
The pilot of a vintage 1947 Stinson fixed-wing, single-engine plane was lucky enough to walk away with his life on Tuesday evening after his aircraft went down just outside the Eagles Nest Airport in West Creek. Sara Grillo of Micromedia Publications says pilot Kenneth Miess of Schertz, Texas had just filled up his tank and was on his way to Maryland when he experienced a malfunction, saw smoke in his cockpit, and was forced to make an emergency landing, leaving him with only minor injuries.
FORMER NJ CONSUMER AFFAIRS DIRECTOR NOW HELPING CONSUMERS FIGHT CYBERCRIME
Steve Lubetkin of State Broadcast News sat down with Adam Levin, former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, to discuss his new book, Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers. Throughout the podcast interview, Levin offers consumers advice on how they can secure their identities online and avoid becoming victims of cyber extortion and other digital attacks.
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