Writing

Published in the News Transcript, August 11, 2016 As a candidate on the campaign trail here in Monmouth County, I am struck by the level of divisiveness seeping from our national discourse into races for local office. Two weeks ago, I stood with my running mate Jeff...

By Vincent Solomeno & Joseph G. Bilby Published in the Journal of the Netherland-America Foundation, Spring 2011.   Perhaps foreshadowing the diversity of modern New York, the demographics of New Amsterdam (present day Manhattan) included Dutch, Africans, English, Swedes, Walloons, French Huguenots, and other European religious minorities seeking safety...

By Vincent Solomeno Published on Blue Jersey, August 5, 2010. Scott also wrote about his report – here. – Rosi “The mission of public broadcasting was to create an alternative channel that would be free not only of commercials, but free of commercial values, a broadcasting system that...

By Vincent Solomeno Published on Blue Jersey, September 11, 2009. As New Jerseyans, we can intimately recall the events of September 11, 2001 and remember the panic, outrage, and grief that washed over us.  Memories of the hole in the Manhattan skyline, the smoke that blanketed our...

— A Call to Public Service

By Vincent Solomeno Published on Blue Jersey, July 24, 2009. Yesterday’s arrest of forty-four individuals, including five mayors and two state lawmakers, on charges of corruption and money laundering comes as no surprise to observers of New Jersey politics.  That makes my blood boil.  At what point...

By Vincent Solomeno Published on Blue Jersey, January 30, 2009. Thus far, the parallels between the gubernatorial campaigns of 1993 and 2009 appear striking.  On the one hand, the Democratic Governor has toured New Jersey in an effort to present bold, politically risky solutions to the enormous challenges...