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Judge Rules in Favor of Open Ballot in UCDC Chair Election: A Win for Nick Scutari

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- Just one day before the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) convention to elect a new County chair, Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis ruled in favor of State Senator Nick Scutari, who made the case that UCDC bylaws call for an open ballot.

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the acting Chair of the party, advocated the use of voting machines when committee members meet on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Gran Centurions in Clark to choose a new leader.  

Anthony Salters of Hillside, another candidate for the chairmanship, also supported the use of voting machines. In an OpEd published by InsiderNJ, Salters expressed concerns that an open ballot would lead to voter intimidation for committee  

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Following Tuesday afternoon's ruling, Salters dropped out of the race and threw his support behind the Fanwood Mayor. 

"I’m grateful for and accept Anthony Salters’s endorsement for Union County Democratic Committee Chair, and look forward to his continued work as Chair of the Hillside Democratic County Committee," Mahr  wrote on her Mahr4Chair Facebook page.

 

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Union County's Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

April 24, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council hosts Know Your Neighbor Event in Rahway

April 24, 2018

Recognizing the great divide that exists in the nation today, including fear of those who do not look like us, the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council recently held a Know Your Neighbor event to foster greater familiarity of and friendship with others within the community. The event was held at the Rahway Family Success Center at JFK Community Center in Rahway.

The Know Your Neighbor ...

Sharing Strength, Giving Back: Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Sexual Violence

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that openings are still available in the upcoming training series for Volunteer Advocates for victims of sexual violence. The sessions are scheduled twice weekly beginning on Tuesday, May 1 and continuing until Thursday, June 14.

The training is free. No previous experience in counseling is required. Volunteer Advocates work ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...