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MARC Partner Bruce S. Rosen Co-Authors Piece on Covering Jeremiah F. O’Connor, One-Time Bergen Official

In the late 1970s, MARC partner Bruce S. Rosen and Jon Shure were reporters for The Record, assigned to cover Bergen County government and politics, respectively.

The way they saw it, a handful of elected officials seemed to transcend the pettiness and greed, and the most approachable one was Jeremiah F. O’Connor, an official who died recently at 86.

In an opinion piece for The Record on July 2, 2020, Bruce and Jon wrote that O’Connor “was the most friendly, smart, wisecracking, mostly-transparent and far-thinking pol of the bunch.” 

They recounted O’Connor’s skills in dealing with fellow politicians and with the media. “There were a lot of fakers in politics — and still are — and, if we’re honest about it, in the media too. But while no one is perfect (and he certainly wasn’t), he also was the real thing,” they wrote.

Read their article here

Bruce, a media and commercial litigator, previously was an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor. He has long been associated with high-profile, free-speech litigation.

He also has extensive experience in complex and standard commercial litigation, including employment, environmental, contract, land use and minority shareholder matters.

Jon founded the New Jersey Policy Perspective and is a senior director at Taft Communications in Lawrenceville.

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