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New Brunswick Mayor Faces Off Against First Challenger in 12 years

October 22, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It happens at each New Brunswick city council meeting. When residents get a chance to speak, Charles Kratovil steps up to microphone, states his name, announces he is editor of the New Brunswick Today newspaper, and that he is "candidate for mayor of this great city."

This seven-year editor and self-proclaimed community activist, a frequent critic of the city ...

Early Voting in Parkland, October 22 through November 4

PARKLAND, FLA - Early voting for the November general election begins on Monday, October 22 and runs through Sunday, November 4, 2018.  Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

In Parkland, early voting takes place at the Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center (P-Rec), 10559 Trails End, in Parkland.

Livingston Council Candidates Debate Local Issues at Open Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Candidates for the three open seats on the Livingston Township Council each made a case for what makes him or her the best choice for Livingston when the League of Women Voters hosted an open forum at the Livingston Senior and Community Center on Wednesday evening.

Current mayor Ed Meinhardt and council members Shawn Klein and Rudy Fernandez sat alongside ...

Five Questions With... Elizabeth Stamler

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The latest in TAPintoSPF's series of profiles of Scotch Plains Council candidates: Five Questions With... Elizabeth Stamler.

Name: Elizabeth Stamler  
Current Occupation: County of Union, Assistant Superintendent of Weights and Measures
Education: BS Criminology, The College of NJ, 2009; MS Accounting, NJ City University, 2016
Family: Mother: Jeanne, ...

Candidate Statement: Neven Abdo, Candidate for the East Brunswick Board of Education


Neven Abdo is running  for membership on the East Brunswick Board of Education.  Residents will be able to vote for three candidates for seats on the Board.  Residents will also be able to cast an additional vote for Mark Csizmar who is running unopposed, as he is completing the term of a former member.  Candidates for the East ...

‘No Labels’ Group Promotes Bipartisanship at Katonah Library

KATONAH, N.Y. – How would you feel if your son or daughter married someone from the opposite political party?

The answer to this question reveals much about the political discord that exists today in our country, said Ryan Clancy, chief strategist for No Labels, a national political organization that promotes bipartisanship.

According to national polling, a majority of Americans would ...

Residents Chat with Bloomfield BOE Candidates During Meet & Greet

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Families for Sensible Safety and Bloomfield Association for Superior Education hosted a Meet and Greet with Board of Education Candidates on Thursday evening, October 18 at Park United Methodist Church.

The informal, 90-minute gathering saw the candidates each give a five-minute statement from the podium regarding their educational visions for the ...

Lance to Meet with Business Leaders in Somerville Oct. 26

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7th) at a luncheon Friday, Oct. 26 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lance, who is running for reelection Nov. 6 against Democrat Tom Malinowski, is expected to discuss his Congressional priorities and how his efforts will ...

Hours Extended to Pick Up Mail-in Ballots for Nov. 6 Election

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter reminds voters that they can apply for a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 6 election. In addition to regular weekday hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., his office will have extended hours to accommodate those who want to pick up a ballot in person: Wednesday, Oct. 24 and 31, until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to ...

Berkeley Heights Mayoral Candidates Answer Questions at LWV Candidate's Night

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ –The impact of the various redevelopment projects in town, transparency and change were just some of the topics which engaged the two candidates for township mayor Thursday night, Oct. 19. The event was the annual Candidates Debate, at Governor Livingston High School. The program was run by the League of Women Voters and moderated by Michelle Bobrow of ...


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Madison Republican Candidates Comment on Land Development

October 21, 2018

Kathy Dailey and Mark Chiarolanza, Republican candidates for Madison Borough Council, recognize that one of the key roles of local government is to shape the future for the municipality. As they have been meeting with Madison voters, they have reiterated their intention of “Focusing on Madison’s Future.”

As they meet with residents and business owners throughout Madison, ...

New Providence Council Candidate loves that 'New Providence Feeling/ New Providence Way'

October 22, 2018

This past summer marked 20 years from the time when my wife Mary and I purchased our home in New Providence.  

Our story is likely similar to yours. We were initially drawn to the community due to its great schools, proximity to the city, quaint downtown and beautiful homes.  I recall Mary and I taking long walks around town talking about if we were fortunate to one day have ...

Resto and Hoffman Continue to Be the Best Choice for Chatham Borough Council

October 21, 2018

Dear Editor,

I have lived in Chatham my whole life. I have seen inexperienced council members come and go.  It takes time and dedication to grasp the intricacies of local government.  Experience matters and I believe the team of Len Resto and Peter Hoffman continue to be the best choice for Borough Council.  Between the two of them, they have served ...