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 ...

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 ...

Murphy convincingly wins NJ governor's campaign that began in Newark

The Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark, said it best for Democrats in the state's largest city, and around the state of New Jersey, as the winning vote totals rolled in for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. 

"My prayers have been answered," said Slaughter on Tuesday night inside the Asbury Park Convention Hall as the crowd ...

Piscataway: The Unofficial 2017 General Election Results are Announced

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The unofficial results of the 2017 General Election are in.

Phil Murphy takes over as the next governor of New Jersey, and Bob Smith remains New Jersey State Senator for the 17th Legislative District while incumbents Shantell Cherry, Alexandra Lopez and Tom Connors retain their seats on the Piscataway School Board.

According to the ‘Live Election Results ...

Voters To Decide on Library Construction Bond Referendum On Election Day

NEW JERSEY - When voters head to the polls on Tuesday, November 7 one of the public questions on the ballot lets voters decide on the NJ Library Construction Bond Act. If the referendum passes, it will allow the state to issue $125 million in bonds. From the proceeds, grants will be provided to public libraries for renovations, repairs, improvements and technological upgrades. The bonds will not ...

Local Democrats hold major fundraising lead over Republican, Independent opponents, public records show

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elections are just a few days away, and Democrats are holding a major fundraising advantage over their Republican opponents, according to campaign finance reports from the state Election Law Enforcement Commission website.

The recent wave of fundraising numbers and data came on October 27, 11 days before the November 7 election and as such, those reports are called the ...

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Against New Jersey Becoming A Sanctuary State

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Kim Guadagno is adamantly against New Jersey becoming a sanctuary state.  Guadagno recently released her proposal to completely ban sanctuary cities in New Jersey saying that sanctuary cities endanger the lives of the public, risk cutting off federal funding and put law enforcement officers’ lives in jeopardy.  ...

Elections: Ballot Questions Explained

NEW JERSEY - Next week's election ballot will contain not only voting options for local officials and county and members of the county or legislative district administrators, but also two questions regarding public finances.  One question focuses on increasing the financial support for New Jersey's public libraries.  The other addresses the use of recovery funds from Superstorm ...

District 17 Senate Race Candidates Debate at Piscataway High School

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Legislative District 17 incumbent Senator Bob Smith (D) and challenger Daryl Kipnis squared off to debate in their race for Senate at Piscataway High School Wednesday night. 

The debate was organized by GOP Chairman, Damon Montesano and moderated by P.J. Parker, co-publisher of an area online and print newspaper. 

Smith took the first question addressing his ...

Office of the County Clerk To Be Open Nov. 1 and Nov. 4 to Process Vote-By-Mail Ballots

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Clerk’s Office will be open for special extended hours to process Vote-By-Mail applications and ballots for the upcoming General Election. The special hours will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

The Office is located on the 4th Floor of the Middlesex County ...

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LD17 State Assembly Candidate Robert Quinn: Final Thoughts on the campaign

November 5, 2017

                All good things must come to an end.

                Politics is intended to be fun, exciting, and engaging. An engaged public is always good for democracy.  And clearly an incumbent with a challenger breathing down their neck can create ...

Please Vote Daryl Kipnis For State Senate in LD17

November 6, 2017

Dear Editor:

I am a District 17 resident and an animal lover.

I am urging all residents of Franklin, Milltown, New Brunswick, North Brunswick and Piscataway, regardless of party affiliation, to please consider voting for Daryl Kipnis to elect him as our district’s next State Senator.

Not only is he on the right side of the issues facing humans and the environment in the 17th ...