Elections

November 9, 2018

The gap between incumbents Charles Ostroff and Robert Garrison narrowed to 65 votes on Friday, from the 98 vote difference garnered at the polls. WESTFIELD, NJ – The outcome of a close school board race for three seats hangs in the balance as the Union County Board of Elections tallies mail-in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Turnout was strong on Election Day with 47.8 percent of the local electorate's 23,217 registered voters going to the polls. Mirroring the pick across the Seventh Congressional District, Westfield voters favored Democratic newcomer Tom Malinowski with 6,523 votes over longtime ...

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Updated: 11:15 a.m. Nov. 7 WESTFIELD, NJ – Two incumbents and one newcomer were elected to the three open school board seats on Tuesday in a race marked by significant financial backing, unofficial results show. Incumbent candidate Gretchan Ohlig led the pack with 5,164 votes followed by ...

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Updated: 1:43 p.m. Nov. 6 WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Board of Elections is testing new voting machines in the town, before rolling them out to the rest of the county. Nicole DiRado, administrator for the Union County Board of Elections, during a recent presentation, described how the ...

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The incumbents’ campaign received a $10,700 boost from New Jersey labor union PACs. WESTFIELD, NJ – Incumbent candidates running in Tuesday’s school board race are on track to raising significantly more money than their challengers, largely the result of one candidate’s affiliation with New ...

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Updated: 10:05 a.m. Oct. 6 WESTFIELD, NJ – Residents will pick three candidates from among the six running for school board, vote in the hotly contested Seventh Congressional District race and choose new county government representatives on Tuesday. Incumbent Board of Education candidates ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Next Tuesday, voters will choose among three of the six candidates running for Board of Education. Dennis Cariello, Simon Cirasa, Robert Garrison, Gretchan Ohlig, Tara Oporto and Charles Ostroff are running for three-year terms on the school board. The candidates squared off ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Voter intent can be circumvented before the polling even starts, something that will be discussed later this week as part of a program to be held collaboration with the Network for Responsible Public Policy. Yurij Rudensky, an attorney with the Brennan Center for Justice at New ...

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Updated: 4:53 p.m. Oct. 27 WESTFIELD, NJ – Boos could be heard from the crowd at a school board candidates’ forum earlier this week as the board’s president gave her final remarks, something her supporters have since latched onto in an effort to rally votes for the incumbent. The booing, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Full-day kindergarten, school security, charter schools and student stress were among the topics the six candidates running for three seats on the school board explored in a forum Wednesday night. While the three incumbents raised concerns about fiscal responsibility and the ...

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TAPinto.net Westfield is profiling the candidates running for Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election. What follows is one among six profiles to be published before Wednesday's candidates' forum. Charles Ostroff is among six candidates running for three seats on the Westfield Board of ...

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TAPinto.net Westfield is profiling the candidates running for Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election. What follows is one among six profiles being published before Wednesday's candidates' forum. Dennis Cariello is among six candidates running for three seats on the Westfield Board of ...

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TAPinto.net Westfield is profiling the candidates running for Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election. What follows is one among six profiles to be published before Wednesday's candidates' forum. Gretchan R. Ohlig is among six candidates running for three seats on the Westfield Board of ...

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TAPinto.net Westfield is profiling the candidates running for Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election. What follows is one among six profiles being published before Wednesday's candidates' forum. Simon Cirasa is among six candidates running for three seats on the Westfield Board of ...

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TAPinto.net Westfield is profiling the candidates running for Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election. What follows is one among six profiles being published before Wednesday's candidates' forum. Robert S. Garrison is among six candidates vying for three seats on the Westfield Board of ...

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TAPinto.net Westfield is profiling the candidates running for Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election. What follows is one among six profiles being published before Wednesday's candidates' forum. Tara Oporto is among six candidates running for three seats on the Westfield Board of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall. But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A resolution for $1.9 million for a new vote tabulation system by ES&S was approved at the first Union County Freeholders mobile meeting on Thursday, held in Plainfield's municipal court. Nicole DiRado, an administrator from the Office of the Board of Elections, said that ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The deadline for Westfield residents interested in considering a three-year term on the Westfield Board of Education is July 30 at 4 p.m., when nominating petitions are due at the County Clerk’s office in Elizabeth. The three board members whose terms are expiring are Robert ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ — The Congressional Leadership Fund super-PAC announced yesterday it is earmarking $2.1 million for broadcast and cable television ads to help re-elect Rep. Leonard Lance. It is the second round of television ad buys announced by the PAC, which is endorsed by House Speaker Paul ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Democrat voters gave an indecisive nod to incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, while Republican voters in town gave a robust nod of approval to Bob Hugin in Tuesday's Primary election. Menendez, who was on trial for bribery and corruption charges last year before a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The three-person panel selected by Democratic City Committee Chairman Adrian O. Mapp to pick a Plainfield nominee for an open freeholder seat submitted its recommendation over the holiday weekend. Linda Carter had previously held the freeholder position until she took on the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Many Westfield voters will have new polling locations when the primary election takes place June 5: Ward 2, Districts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6: New location is Wilson Elementary School (previous location Washington Elementary School). Ward 3, District 1: New location is Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield resident hasn’t sat on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 14 years, but Kim Palmieri-Mouded, a Westfield mother and active member of the community, aims to change that. On March 11, Palmieri-Mouded received the necessary number of votes from the Union ...

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CLARK, NJ – The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader. State Senator Nick Scutari won with ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) Colleen Mahr is calling for the use of voting machines at the Feb. 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC.  The Feb. 21 meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and take place at the Grand ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Westfield's Lisa Mandelblatt dropped her Congressional bid and endorsed Tom Malinowski for the Democratic nomination in New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District, at a forum for the Democratic candidates held at Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield on Wednesday ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — From substitute teacher to congresswoman? Democrat Lisa Mandelblatt says, “Why not?” The Westfield resident has her sights set on Leonard Lance’s seat as District 7’s representative in Congress in the 2018 election. Born in Springfield, Mandelblatt has lived in Westfield 25 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Between 1,500 and 2,000 people — including women, men and children — participated in the Second Annual Women’s March in Westfield Saturday, according to organizers. The event was one of many women’s marches around the country. “It was beyond all of our expectations,” Lee ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Despite temperatures in the teens, a crowd of people filled the lawn of the Westfield municipal building New Year’s Day to attend the swearing-in of Mayor Shelley Brindle and Council Members Dawn Mackey, David Contract, Linda Habgood and Michael Dardia. “When I need inspiration, ...

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