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Hoagland Sworn In as Surrogate, Tomaro, Koppel and Narra Take Oath as Freeholders

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Governor-Elect Phil Murphy at the Middlesex County Reorganizational event. Credits: MCDO
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EDISON, NJ – Kevin Hoagland took his oath for another term as Middlesex County Surrogate, while Charles Tomaro, Leslie Koppel and Shanti Narra were sworn in to serve on the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders this evening at the Middlesex County College.

           Hoagland, a resident of North Brunswick, has served as surrogate since 1992.  Tomaro, of Edison, has served on the Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2011, while Koppel, of Monroe, was appointed in February of 2017 and was elected to her full first term in November. Narra was appointed to the Board in October of 2016 and elected to her first full term in November.

           Among the attendees at the event were Governor-Elect Philip Murphy and Speaker-Designate Craig Coughlin.

           “Middlesex County Democrats continue to deliver fiscally responsible and responsive government for our residents,” said Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin McCabe.  “Surrogate Coughlin and Freeholders Tomaro, Koppel and Narra have worked tirelessly to protect taxpayers and, under the leadership of Freeholder Director Ronald Rios, I am confident that we will move our county forward to an even brighter future.”

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Rep. Watson Coleman Statement Opposing Stopgap Spending Bill

January 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) released the following statement in response to the deal made to end the Trump Shutdown:

“I voted no on the continuing resolution because it does nothing to address the priorities that are so critical to New Jerseyans and the American people. The deal agreed to by the Senate does not guarantee funding for ...

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Friends of the Library Offer Defensive Driving Program

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ— Looking to erase points on your driving record? Want to save money on your car insurance? The Friends of the East Brunswick Public Library are hosting a two-part defensive driving class on January 29 and 30.

Held at the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) meeting room, the classes run from 6:30 to 10 pm. This classes are ...

East Brunswick Public Library Hosts Programs Exploring Human Rights and Diverse Perspectives

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—This January, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts two programs that will bring the community together to share their diverse perspectives on the world around them.

The library hosts “Protecting Human Rights in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities” on Tuesday, January 23 at 7 pm. Led by Dr. Bill ...

Job Seekers Explore “Path to Employment” at East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) hosts “Path to Employment: New Jersey Career Connections,” a program for job seekers, on Saturday, January 13 at 10:30 am.

“Pathways to Employment” is presented through New Jersey Career Connections, a job search and career navigation service offered at East Brunswick Public ...

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb (Atria Books, 2017)

 

Sharyn McCrumb is, quite simply, an American gem, and one of my favorite authors. From her books set in Appalachia with strange characters who remind us of our pioneer past, to St. Dale, a masterpiece about the legendary car racer, Dale Earnhardt in McCrumb's NASCAR series, McCrumb's poetic language and attention to ...

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

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