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Shocker in Scotch Plains: Democrats Win by Wide Margin

November 7, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2018 campaign for Scotch Plains Township Council featured six candidates who generally seemed to like each other and held a candidates debate on October 22 in which they seemed to agree on many issues, including downtown development and outrage over racist graffiti.

However, in the last two weeks before the election, the campaign mailers and letters to the editor ...

Fanwood Votes Are In, and The Winners Are...

FANWOOD, NJ -- In a campaign that had three candidates vying for two seats on the Fanwood Borough Council and did not feature a candidates debate, Democrats Erin McElroy-Barker and Patricia "Trisha" Walsh defeated Republican Brian Walter by a wide margin. 

Unofficial Results
Trisha Walsh (D): 2,420
Erin McElroy-Barker (D): 2,264
Brian Walter (R): 1,322

McElroy-Barker ...

Scotch Plains BOE Vote, Union County, U.S. House and U.S. Senate Results

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Embattled incumbent Bob Menendez (D), who faced months of attacks on his ethics from challenger and former pharmaceutical company CEO Bob Hugin, will return to the U.S. Senate for his third term. Menendez won Union County by a 65% to 33% majority on Election Night

U.S. Senate

Bob Menendez (D) 64.78% 95,822 votes
Bob Hugin (R) 32.50% 48,076 votes

In ...

Check Location for Fanwood Voting Before Leaving to Cast Ballots on Election Day

FANWOOD, NJ --  Fanwood voters who live in Districts 4 and 5 will will now go to the LaGrande Park Building (LaGrande Ave. and Third St.) instead of Terrill Road Bible Chapel on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6,

If you are unsure of the district you are in, or would like to see the full voting map, click here. 

Fanwood voters will head to the polls to cast their ...

Election Day Is Tuesday, Nov. 6: Recapping the Local Candidates

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day. TAPintoSPF has been following the local campaigns, as well as the statewide races that are on the ballot. 

Three Scotch Plains Township Council positions are up for grabs, and six candidates (three Democrats and three Republicans) are vying for the seats. TAPintoSPF has profiled each of the candidates. Here is a recap of their ...

Reminder for Fanwood Voters About Changes in Polling Locations on Election Day

FANWOOD, NJ -- On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Fanwood voters who live in Districts 4 and 5 will no longer vote at the Terrill Road Bible Chapel. Voters in those districts will now go to the LaGrande Park Building on Election Day.

Entry is best from LaGrande Avenue at 3rd Street. If you are unsure of the district you are in, or would like to see the full voting map, ...

Five Questions With... Brian Walter

FANWOOD, NJ -- The last in our series of profiles of local candidates for Council, Brian Walter is making his second run at the Fanwood Borough Council. 

Name: Brian Walter
Current Occupation: Executive Chef, Shackamaxon Country Club
Education: Coles Elementary, Terrill Middle School, SPF High School, French Culinary Institute
Family: My Wife Rossalina and two boys Damian, 8, and ...

Gov. Murphy, Sen. Menendez Campaign in Scotch Plains at Union County Democratic Breakfast

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Democrats brought the big dogs of the party -- Governor Phil Murphy and Senator Bob Menendez -- to Scotch Plains on Sunday for the Union County Democratic Victory 2018 breakfast held at Snuffy's (250 Park Ave.). The event honored Freeholders Al Mirabella and Rebecca WIlliams, along with Freeholder candidates Kim Mouded and Andrea ...

Five Questions With… Sonali Dalvi

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The last of our TAPintoSPF Scotch Plains Council candidate profiles: Five Questions With... Sonali Dalvi.

Name: Sonali Dalvi
Current Occupation: Architectural Designer, LEED AP-Building Design & Construction, Facility Analyst
Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)- Accredited Professional (AP) 
Family: ...

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Campaigns with Fanwood Candidates

FANWOOD, NJ -- Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman headlined an event to boost the candidacies of Fanwood Democrats Erin McElroy-Barker and Trisha Walsh at an event hosted by Mayor Colleen Mahr at the Forest Road Park building on Sunday, Oct. 28

Watson Coleman, who has represented New Jersey's 12th District for two terms, took the opportunity to highlight her support of expanded ...

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