hoboken

Elections

April 3, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - With primary elections fast approaching, Governor Murphy signed legislation increasing the pay for New Jersey's election workers.  Elections workers will now be paid $300 per day, up from $200. The bill also appropriates $7,000,000 to the Department of State.    “Election workers ...

Read more »

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - In what is yet may be another major shift in political power in Hudson County, Anthony Vainieri, Chair of the Hudson County Board of Commissioners, is making a bid to become the chair of the Hudson County Democratic Organization. Vainieri says he has the support of the 12 ...

Read more »

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Saying he had planned all along not to seek reelection to the state senate, Nicholas Sacco announced today he would endorse state Senator Brian Stack instead in the 2023 campaign. Both Sacco and Stack, however, expressed dismay at the treatment of Hudson County in the ...

Read more »

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Chairwoman Amy DeGise and the Hudson County Democratic Organization are endorsing Sheriff Frank Schillari for re-election. A lifelong resident of Hudson County, retired police sergeant and U.S. Navy veteran Schillari is running for an unprecedented fifth consecutive term to ...

Read more »

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - In what may be the most dramatic shift in Hudson County political power in a generation, the new redistricting of legislative seats has put Union City, North Bergen, and other north Hudson towns into the 33rd district, and reshaped the 32nd legislative district to include all of ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hudson County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Jablonski last week tossed a lawsuit filed by Joshua Sotomayor-Einstein and Roman Brice that sought to overturn the June 2021 election of Joe Branco as chairman of the Hoboken Republican Committee. The dismissal was celebrated by Branco, ...

Read more »

Mayor Ravi Bhalla issued the following statement regarding the voter's defeat of a $241 million bond referendum to build a new Hoboken High School:   "Tonight the voters have spoken. While the will of the voters has made it clear that the Board of Education's current proposal for the new high ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - The often contentious election to approve or reject a $241 million bond for the construction of a new high school that education officials and supporters have claimed is needed due to increasing school enrollment has come to an end.  Under the proposal, which unofficial results ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - Reflecting on a 2018 plan to have the construction of a middle school incorporated into the Southwest Redevelopment Plan, 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos on Tuesday declared that he will be voting no in the January 25 referendum. “My view is that the plan as proposed is a huge miss ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - Today is the last chance for Hoboken residents eligible to vote to register to cast their ballot in the January 25 school bond referendum. On the ballot in the rare winter election is the bond proposal question that would allow the Hoboken Public School District to bond for ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - Seeking to nudge New Jersey lawmakers to pass a bill that would authorize Rank Choice Voting in the state, the Hoboken City Council adopted an ordinance earlier this month that, if instituted, would adopt the candidate selection method that allows voters to rank their preferred ...

Read more »

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - After the months-long, once a decade process of Congressional Redistricting, Hudson County’s voting boundaries for House members remain largely unchanged heading into the 2022 elections. As reported in depth by NJ Globe, the new map was arrived at after a commission of six ...

Read more »

PATERSON, NJ - Responding to his colleague's announcement that he will not seek another term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) said that “Albio Sires is a giant in every sense of the word." "For the last 16 years, I have had no better partner in ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Rep. Albio Sires of West New York, a popular North Hudson political figure, will not seek reelection to the House of Representatives seat he has held since 2006. Although he will not issue the formal announcement until after the first of the year, Sires has indicated he will ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - New Jersey's GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli is still campaigning and unwilling to concede, despite Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy having been declared the winner by several media organizations. The governor also declared victory himselg Wednesday night at a rally in ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - With ballots cast and the votes, mostly, counted, the result of Hoboken’s local election is clear: Mayor Ravi Bhalla will return for another four year term and his running mates, Emily Jabbour, Jim Doyle, and Joe Quintero, have been elected to serve as the three At-Large members of ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - It was a clean sweep for Team Bhalla Tuesday, a mandate from voters, the newly reelected Mayor Ravi Bhalla said, to continue the work they’ve been doing by “focusing on the basics of good government.” Looking toward the next four years, Bhalla, who ran unopposed, added that Hoboken ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - Polls are now open in Hoboken with voters having the opportunity to vote for Governor, State Senate, State Assembly, County Register, Hoboken Mayor, Hoboken City Council, and Hoboken Board of Education. Voters may choose up to two candidates for General Assembly, and up to three ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ — Former President Barack Obama came to Newark Saturday to boost Democratic incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy’s re-election bid, bringing his unique brand of political charisma to Weequahic Park on the first day of early voting in New Jersey.  Obama’s stop in the South Ward echoed his visit ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken City Hall will be open as an early voting location each day until Sunday, October 31, an alert from the City announced. The new option allows registered voters to cast their ballot in person, using a voting machine, during a nine-day period prior to Election Day at a time ...

Read more »

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- One of the nation’s most recognized members of Congress will be in Jersey City Sunday to help “get out the early vote” for Governor Phil Murphy and other candidates running under the banner of the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO). In a statement, HCDO Chairwoman ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition is pleased to announce the date for its 2021 candidates’ forums for the three At-Large City Council seats will be Friday, Oct. 22, live-streamed online via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter from the studios of Hudson Media Group in North Bergen, with ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ – Amid the increasing torrent of campaign activity, another candidate has come forward to offer a detailed plan for Hoboken’s chronic, worsening flood situation. Drawing from what she says is her own personal experience with the latest severe weather to impact the city, Sheila ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ – Picking up a few perennial political footballs on the Hoboken field, Paul Presinzano, a candidate in November’s City Council At-Large election on the Independently Together slate, has revealed his plans to expand parking capacity and upgrade recreation programming in Hoboken. Per a ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - A lot can happen in four years, and the past four years have certainly proven that. Despite running against him in the hotly contested 2017 Hoboken Mayoral Election, Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano has announced his endorsement for Ravi Bhalla for Mayor, as well as the ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ – With a municipal election a little over a month away, local candidates are beginning to make a push for share of mind. While Mayor Ravi Bhalla will run unopposed, a grand total of 10 candidates will run for Hoboken’s three At-Large Council seats. Councilwoman Vanessa Falco's seat ...

Read more »

NEWARK, NJ – The first of two debates in the New Jersey Governor’s race kicks off at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark tonight, pitting incumbent Phil Murphy, a Democrat, against Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli.  “NJPAC is honored to host what promises to be an engaging and ...

Read more »

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – It’s officially Autumn, and with the season comes an increased focus on Elections—particularly here in New Jersey, where the Gubernatorial campaign and many Municipal decisions will be made after the vote on Tuesday, November 2. However, as Mike Harper, of the Hudson County ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - The campaign trail in Hoboken is a little soggy, with residents still coping with recovery from storms Henri & Ida dumping record-breaking rains on the region over the last few weeks. With FEMA reps headed to town over the next few days to assist those impacted by the severe, yet ...

Read more »

HOBOKEN, NJ - The race is now afoot for Hoboken's three Council-at-Large seats, with Independently Together announcing the official launch of their website and release of campaign materials. IT4Hoboken.com outlines ideas and goals by candidates Cheryl Fallick, Sheila Brennan and Paul Presinzano, ...

Read more »