Q&A: How Governor-Elect Murphy Can Lead a Successful Transition

November 15, 2017

How New Jersey’s incoming governor handles the next several weeks can “make or break his first year in office,” according to Rutgers experts.

Fortunately, Governor-elect Phil Murphy can turn to Rutgers University-New Brunswick and its Eagleton Center on the American Governor for guidance on how to make the most of the crucial period leading up to ...

Nutley's Newly Reelected Board of Education Candidates Express Gratitude To Community

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley voters relected Salvatore Ferraro, Fred Scalera, and Lisa Danchak-Martin to the Nutley Board of Education Tuesday. 

Each of the candidates expressed their gratitude to the community: 

Sal Ferraro:

I want to thank everyone that voted to re-elect me to the Nutley Board of Education. It is truly an honor to serve on this Board. I also want to ...

Coalition-Led Ballot Question Approved, Safeguarding Pollution Settlements

NEWARK, NJ -  Voters provided permanent relief to communities harmed by industrial pollution on Tuesday by approving an environmental coalition-led ballot question that prevents money earmarked for environmental restoration from being raided by Trenton lawmakers.

The measure was declared passed with 69 percent support.

“By approving Ballot Question 2, voters created a ‘lock ...

Incumbents Reelected to Nutley Board of Education

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Board of Education incumbents Salvatore Ferraro, Fred Scalera, and Lisa Danchak-Martin were reelected to the board today.

 The unofficial results of the election have Ferarro with the most votes at 2901, Scalera has 2859, and and Danchak-Martin with 2651. Challengers Ken Reilly received 2153 votes and newcomer Karen O'Malley received 1762 ...

Pomares pledges positive and inclusive atmosphere in new role as 5th District Freeholder

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Carlos Pomares is the new Freeholder representing Essex County's 5th District. The district includes Bloomfield, Nutley, Belleville, Glen Ridge, and Montclair. Pomares is also a Councilman-at-Large in Bloomfield.

"I am honored to have been elected 5th District Freeholder in Essex County.  As I have done as Councilman in Bloomfield, I pledge to create a ...

Equipment failure didn't stop Nutley from voting for Governor, Assembly, Freeholders and BOE

NUTLEY, NJ - An early morning equipment failure at the VFW polling location on Washington Avenue didn't stop Nutley voters from engaging in their right to cast their ballot.

Municipal clerk Eleni Pettas, RMC explained that equipment failures like the one this morning can happen, but there are always back up plans in place. This morning, the back-up plan went into action ...

Democrats rally in Newark to get out the vote on Tuesday

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy is known for being congenial when encountered up close and personal, often using his natural Irish gift of the gab.

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Rutgers Law Students Offer Free Assistance to Voters on Election Day

Essex County voters who get turned down to vote next Tuesday, November 7, at their polling places can receive free legal assistance from students at Rutgers Law School in Newark.

If an Essex County resident goes to vote on Election Day and is not permitted to cast their ballot on the voting machine at a polling place, that voter can appear before a judge to obtain a court order allowing them ...

First Lady Hopeful Tammy Murphy, Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Hold First Responder "Get Out The Vote" Rally in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With less than a week left before the election, the Murphy campaign is making a local push to ensure that Phil Murphy comes out on top in what's becoming a contentious gubernatorial race.  On Friday afternoon at Bloomfield Fire Headquarters, Tammy Murphy, the wife of Democratic nominee Phil Murphy along with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper held a ...

Public Question #2: Should Contamination Damages Only Be Used to Protect State’s Natural Resources?

Here’s a look at the second statewide public question that voters will be asked when they go to the polls during Tuesday’s general election. It centers around whether moneys collected by the state as reparations for environmental contamination be used only to protect the state’s natural resources.

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey, a nonpartisan political organization ...

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