Union County Democratic Committee Vote: And the Winner is...

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battled that had become quite contentious ...

Senator Vin Gopal Endorses Scutari for UCDC Chair

LINDEN, NJ - State Senator and former Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal has announced his endorsement of Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Chairman.

“The endorsement of my friend and colleague Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Chairman is very personal to me," said Senator Gopal. “As my race for State Senate tightened last year, I ...

Linden Councilwoman Accuses Mayor of Wasting Taxpayer Dollars, Mayor Explains Legitimacy

LINDEN, NJ - Tenth Ward Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey released a statement on Tuesday regarding what she considers an inappropriate use of Linden police department personnel and vehicle by Mayor Derek Armstead.

According to Armstead, he contacted police to escort him to and from the event for safety reasons.

According to Hickey, Armstead attended the Linden FMBA Annual Awards and Retirement ...

UCDC Chair Candidates Address Crowd at Plainfield Democratic City Committee Meeting

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Supporters and opponents of Mayor Mapp's decision to endorse State Senator Nick Scutari for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr clashed on Saturday morning as the three current candidates for Chair, Scutari, Mahr and Hillside's Anthony Salters, addressed the Plainfield Democratic City Committee and residents.

Mapp started the ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr Announces When Dems Will Vote for Union County Chair

FANWOOD, NJ -- Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) acting chairwoman Colleen Mahr announced on Thursday that Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be the date of the meeting to vote on the UCDC’s next permanent Chair. 

The date was voted on at a meeting with municipal chairs and UCDC officers per the organization by-laws to determine the date of the full committee ...

The Fight for Chairmanship Continues as Scutari Lists Woman Supporters

LINDEN, NJ - Today, several prominent women candidates who stepped forward to run for municipal office have released statements highlighting their support for Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Committee Chairman. They join a growing list of prominent Union County voices, including Freeholder Vernell Wright (Union Twp.), Freeholder Linda Carter (Plainfield), and Freeholder Bette ...

Linden Councilwoman Announces City-Wide Health Initiative

LINDEN, NJ - Councilwoman Rhashonna C. Cosby has partnered with the Linden Board of Health to offer a monthly wellness series throughout the city for residents of all ages.

Cosby said the goal of the series is, "to bring health awareness to the community at a time when more residents are available.  The goal is to have the event when more residents can participate and take advantage ...

Jerry Green Resigns as Chairman of Union County Democratic Committee

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Wednesday, Plainfield's own Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee to focus on recovering from an illness. 

A statement that was issued by Union County Democratic Committee Executive Director Nick Fixmer notes that Green intends to rejoin his colleagues in the New Jersey General Assembly once his recovery ...

State Senator Scutari and Fanwood's Mayor Colleen Mahr Position for Union Co. Democratic Leadership

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Shortly after Jerry Green announced that he would resign as chairman of Union County Democratic Committee, State Senator Nick Scutari issued a press release announcing his candidacy for the position and listed numerous endorsers, including Green, Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp, Scotch Plains Township Manager Al Mirabella and Scotch Plains Councilman John Del ...

More than 1,000 Participate in Westfield’s Women’s March

WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men and children — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country.

“It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee Schaefer, one of the organizers, said.

The marchers began ...

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Letter to the Editor: Team Nick

February 16, 2018

Dear Editor:

I am an elected Scotch Plains Democratic Committeewoman and a community activist who is in the practice of speaking up for myself, so I am very disappointed by the actions of acting Union County Democratic Chair Colleen Mahr.

I have endorsed Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Chair. So, you can imagine my surprise when I found that Ms. Mahr had sent a ...