Elections

September 6, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The League of Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area will hold a Candidates Forum with all candidates for Somerset County Sheriff and Somerset County Freeholder on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Somerville High School Auditorium. Candidates for Freeholder are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The League of Women Voters of New Jersey-Greater New Brunswick Area (LWVNJ-GNBA) is celebrating National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 24 by sponsoring an online Trivia Quiz.   The winner will receive $300. The contest began Sept. 3  The winner will be randomly selected ...

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PRINCETON, NJ - The New Jersey Sierra Club has endorsed incumbent Democrats Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman for Assembly in the 16th district.  “Both Assemblyman Roy Freiman and Assemblyman  Andrew Zwicker have shown to the Sierra Club an increasing concern about the importance of maintaining a ...

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In response to recent articles published by the Franklin Reporter and Advocate and NJ.com, which reported that Somerset County Democratic Committee (SCDC) county-wide candidate for sheriff Darrin Russo logged 273 hours of union time from the start of 2016 through his retirement in June, Republican ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three candidates have filed with the Somerset County Board of Elections to run as candidates for the Somerville Board of Education.  Monday was the filing deadline for school board elections statewide which will be held the same day as the general elections, Nov. 5. Filing ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Central New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, and a prominent Republican who would like to replace him in Congress next year are busy raising funds for the 2020 campaign. Malinowski, who lives in Rocky Hill, finished the second fundraising quarter of 2019 with $568,000 raised ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - It’s official: North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti is winner of the 2019 GOP Primary election for Somerset County Sheriff. The outcome of the race between Parenti and Tim Pino, a retired captain on the Sheriff Deprtment's K-9 unit awaited a final tally of provisional ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - It’s the people who did not go to the polling places June 4 who will determine the official outcome of the 2019 GOP Primary election for Somerset County Sheriff. The unofficial vote totals posted by the Somerset County Clerk’s Office at 11:30 p.m. Election Night showed North ...

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SOMERVILLE,  NJ -Tim Pino, a former captain in the Somerset County Sheriff’s office who ran a spirited campaign and thrived on his outsider status, narrowly lost Tuesday’s Republican Primary election to North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti, who had the backing of the Somerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4th for residents to cast their ballots in New Jersey’s 2019 Primary Election. Locally, the Republican and Democratic slates have been endorsed by the local political parties and are running unopposed for mayor and three ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Tuesday, May 14th is the last opportunity to register to vote in the June 4, 2019 Primary election.  The Somerset County Board of Elections will be open on May 14th for late night registration on from 8:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. at 20 Grove St., Somerville. Other important ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – North Plainfield Chief of Police Bill Parenti received the endorsements of seven New Jersey County Sheriffs April 23, adding to earlier endorsements from Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano, the Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police and the Somerset County Republican ...

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CLARK, NJ – State Sen. Tom Kean launched his 2020 campaign for New Jersey's 7th Congressional district last night. He was introduced by his father, former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean Sr. Kean, a lifelong New Jersey resident who grew up in Livingston and a resident of Westfield, announced his ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Cory Booker returned to the city where his political career was sparked, hoping that his presidential campaign catches fire with a progressive message steeped in terms of love and empathy at the start of a bruising primary battle.  "This community taught me all about not that ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – With two months to go until the 2019 Primary election, the borough’s two political parties have filed their nomination petitions with Borough Clerk Kevin Sluka. On the county level, both parties will have a contested primary for Somerset County Sheriff; there will also be a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Residents voted by an overwhelming margin to reject a referendum on Tuesday that would have raised $8.06 million in taxes to pay for all-day kindergarten and stabilize the school board's finances. Unofficial results at 9:30 p.m. showed 4,432 voting against the referendum, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police has endorsed North Plainfield Police Chief William G. Parenti for Somerset County Sheriff. Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano will remove his badge at the end of this year, retiring after a 50-year law enforcement career that began in Bridgewater as a rookie cop in 1968. He immediately endorsed North Plainfied Police Chief William Parenti to replace him after ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County election officials have completed counting the remaining mail in and provisional ballots from last week’s general election and school board election, with Melissa Sadin, Dan Carlson and Daniel Puntillo elected to represent taxpayers on the Somerville Board of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Longtime Councilman Dennis Sullivan led borough Democrats to a sweep of the local elections Tuesday night, beating GOP Mayor Ellen Brain for a two-year term as mayor by a margin of 2,194 votes to 1,604 votes for Brain. Democrats also flexed their muscles on the county and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A court order issued by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone on Election Day will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Voters will have their hands full on Election Day deciding who’s the best candidate for mayor as well as two seats on the Borough Council. That’s for starters. They’ll also decide the fate of incumbents and challengers for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - In addition to voting on local, county, congressional and school board elections Tuesday, Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve a ballot question that would authorize the state to borrow $500 million to spend on education and infrastructure. Public Question No. 1 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Voters will have their hands full on Election Day deciding who’s the best candidate for mayor as well as two seats on the Borough Council. That’s for starters. They’ll also decide the fate of incumbents and challengers for two seats on the Somerset County Board of Chosen ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the Nov. 6 election approaches, do you sometimes feel our electoral system is broken and in need of replacement? If so, you are not alone. In several articles, a free online course and a forthcoming book, Rutgers University-New Brunswick philosophy Professor Alexander ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police have arrested township resident Richard Jensen for tampering with a political sign. The incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the area of Roycebook Road and Burnet Lane, according to Chief Darren Powell. Jensen, 62, faces charges of theft of moveable property.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With two weeks until Election Day, incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez narrowly leads Republican challenger Bob Hugin 51 percent to 46 percent among likely voters in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Menendez’s tight margin stems from the mark his ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter reminds voters that they can apply for a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 6 election. In addition to regular weekday hours of 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., his office will have extended hours to accommodate those who want to pick up a ballot in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in an contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youths. In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce ...

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