Former President Obama to visit Newark to campaign for Murphy

October 16, 2017

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on behalf of Murphy is ...

Board of Ed Candidates Greet Public at PEA Forum on Thurs

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Residents and PEA members assembled at the BOE Administration Building to hear from Plainfield Board of Education candidates on Thursday evening during the PEA-sponsored Candidates Forum. 

PEA President Eric Jones said, “the 2017 Candidates Forum was an awesome success - despite the disturbing absence of three candidates.  The five who attended provided great ...

PEA Sponsors a Board of Ed Candidates Forum Thursday Night

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Get to know the individuals who are running for a seat on the Plainfield School Board at a Candidates Forum this Thursday evening.

The Plainfield Education Association, the sponsor of the evening's event, invited the eight candidates who will be on the ballot in November.

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The PEA Candidates Forum will be ...

Updated Union County Votes App-Get the Information You Need On the GO

ELIZABETH, NJ—Voting and elections information just got a little better and a lot more accessible. Union County now has a fully updated and redesigned version of the Union County Votes app. The free app can be downloaded now for your mobile device.

The Union County Votes app lets you quickly and easily access important information on voting and elections, while on the ...

PEA to Hold Board of Education Candidates Forum

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Education Association, or PEA, will sponsor a Board of Education Candidates Forum on Thursday, Oct. 5th.

There are eight candidates running for the three seats currently held by David Rutherford, Terrence Bellamy, Sr. and Carletta Jeffers.  The positions are for a three-year term. 

The candidates, as they will appear on the ballot for the Nov.

Eight Now on Nov. Ballot for Plainfield Board of Ed Election

PLAINFIELD, NJ - An order to show cause was filed by three petitioners to seek a determination of the court that their petitions submitted for the Plainfield Board of Education election be accepted.  They had been denied by the Union County Clerk's office due to a late filing time stamped two minutes after the deadline. 

Eric J. Andrews, Terence J. Johnson and Cameron E. Cox ...

Voting Block: In downtown Newark, the 2017 NJ governor's race looms large for the state's largest city

Chike Uzoka may not be running for governor of New Jersey. But when you watch him walk down his home stretch of Halsey Street, the main vein of downtown Newark's pulsating revival, you would think that he's the mayor of the state's largest city. 

With a natty gray hat perched just right and a megawatt smile, Uzoka high-fived his way down Halsey Street between Bleeker Street ...

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Union County Clerk Offers Extra Opening for Vote-By-Mail on Saturday, Nov. 4

October 18, 2017

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds Union County residents that the County Clerks’ Elections Office in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for special hours on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for anyone wishing to obtain an application for a Vote-By-Mail ballot in person.

“If desired, voters can apply for a Vote-by-Mail ballot, fill out ...

Parents Should Have More School Choices

October 20, 2017

Dear Editor:

I’m Rich Fortunato and I’m running for State Assembly in District 22 on November 7th.  I am putting out these statements so that you can make an educated choice when you vote on November 7th.

I believe that parents ought to have more choices available to them to educate their children. Whatever town or school district they live in, parents ought to be able to ...

A Call for All Library Supporters to Vote "Yes" on Nov. 7

October 16, 2017

Dear Editor:

As a New Jersey resident and strong supporter of our local library, I urge all New Jersey citizens to vote “YES” on Tuesday, November 7 for the NJ Library Construction Bond Act, supporting libraries across NJ. 

Libraries are increasingly becoming the social hubs of our communities.  This act authorizes New Jersey to issue ...