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Cohen, Spadafino, and Stanley Win for East Brunswick Democrats

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Following an effective campaign as part of a full-slate movement, Democrat Dr. Brad Cohen has been elected Mayor of East Brunswick tonight.  Cohen defeated Republican James Wendell, garnering 9,302 votes to 8,255 for the challenger.

Joining Cohen as members of the Township Council are Dr. Michael Spadafino who was re-elected with 29% of the vote, and Sterley Stanley who earned 26%.  They surpassed Mark Csizmar and Jane Mueller who each earned 23%.  

Elected to the East Brunswick Board of Education were Liwu Hong (25%,) Robert Cancro (23%,) and Chad Seyler with 20%.  Barbara Reiss was also re-elected as a member of the BOE. Curt Philpczak (14%,) David Cukor (9%,) and Gary Panchal (8%) were unsuccessful in their bids for election.

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Democrats in county, assembly, and legislative candidates were elected in a sweep of positions in Middlesex County.

As did the state as a whole, Middlesex County strongly supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (59%) over Republican nominee Donald Trump who earned 37% of the vote.

 

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Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors today approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

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Somerville: Gallery Hosts Photo Society's 90th Anniversary Exhibit

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Visions of Raritan Photographic Society – A Celebration of 90 years” from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division Street.

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Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 17, 2018

 

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

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Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

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WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

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