Big names gather as Bergen executive announces re-election bid

James Tedesco announced he is running for a second term as Bergen County executive. Some of the biggest names in New Jersey politics gathered Monday as James Tedesco formally announced he’s running for re-election as executive of Bergen County this year. Gov. Phil Murphy joined U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez in their praise of Tedesco, a fellow Democrat who is seeking a second term. Also on hand were U.S. Reps. Josh Gottheimer, D-5th Dist., and Bill Pascrell Jr., D-9th Dist. “I don’t think there’s a more qualified person in this state for an executive position,” Murphy said of Tedesco during the news conference at the Bergen County Democratic… Read More

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New mortgage rule changes not yet felt in new single-family market

While stricter rules are now in place for people looking to qualify for an uninsured mortgage, it hasn’t dampened demand for single-family homes in the Calgary area early in 2018. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions rolled out revised guidelines for residential mortgage writing practices and procedures, starting Jan. 1. This includes a new “stress test” for uninsured mortgages that requires the borrower to qualify at the higher figure between the five-year benchmark rate published by the Bank of Canada and two per cent above the contracted mortgage rate. Between Jan. 1 and Jan. 30, the most current data available, there were 527 single-family homes sold through Calgary’s… Read More

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Jimmy Fallon Tells Trump the Times Are A-Changin’

A few hours after Prince’s flag flew on Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl stage, another elusive Minnesota musician was paid tribute by another grinning Pepsi pitchman. The icon was Bob Dylan, the tribute payer was Jimmy Fallon, and the occasion was political—surprisingly so. For the post–Big Game Tonight Show, Fallon appeared in Dylan drag—curly wig, indoor sunglasses—at the Orpheum Theatre, a venue Dylan once co-owned. With harmonica and guitar, he launched into a version of “The Times They Are A-Changin’” lyrically updated for 2018. “Come gather round people wherever you roam, and admit that our country don’t feel like our home,” Fallon began. “… If a tweet to you is worth… Read More

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