Elections

June 19, 2018

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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Democrats swept the local election Tuesday night, turning an all-Republican town council into one with four Democrats and four Republicans headed by a Democratic mayor. Democrat Shelley Brindle defeated Republican Andy Skibitsky, Westfield’s longest-serving mayor, 7,022 votes to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Election Day is this Tuesday, Nov. 7. For mayor of Westfield, Democrat Michelle (Shelley) Brindle is challenging Republican incumbent Andy Skibitsky. In Ward 1, Linda Habgood (D) faces incumbent Sam Della Fera (R). In Ward 2, Michael Dardia (D) is running against James ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Libertarian Valerio Bruscianelli, a candidate for town council in Ward 4 along with incumbent Keith Loughlin (R) and newcomer Dawn Mackey (D), who was not included in last week’s candidates forum hosted by The Westfield Leader, has been given the opportunity to answer the questions ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Ward 4 Candidates Dawn Mackey (D) and Keith Loughlin (R) addressed key issues at Wednesday night's forum for town council candidates. The event, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and moderated by Lauren Barr, was held in the packed courtroom of the municipal building at 425 East ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Ward 3 Candidates David Contract (D) and David Oliveira (R) addressed key issues at Wednesday night's forum for town council candidates. The event, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and moderated by Lauren Barr, was held in the packed courtroom of the municipal building at 425 East ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Libertarian Valerio Bruscianelli announced Thursday that he is running for town council in Ward 4 against incumbent Keith Loughlin (R) and newcomer Dawn Mackey (D) in a candidate statement submitted to TAPinto Westfield. Bruscianelli was not included in Wednesday's candidate's ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Ward 2 Westfield Town Council candidates Michael Dardia (D) and James Corcoran (R) exchanged answers and rebuttals at Wednesday night's forum for town council candidates. The event, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and moderated by Lauren Barr, was held in the packed courtroom of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Ward 1 Westfield Town Council candidates Linda Habgood (D) and Sam Della Fera (R) exchanged answers and rebuttals at Wednesday night's forum for town council candidates. The event, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and moderated by Lauren Barr, was held in the packed courtroom of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Mayoral candidates Michelle (Shelley) Brindle (D) and Andy Skibitsky (R) exchanged answers and rebuttals at Wednesday night’s candidate forum. The event, sponsored by The Westfield Leader and moderated by Lauren Barr, was held in the packed courtroom of the municipal building at 425 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Complete video of Wednesday’s Westfield Board of Education Candidates Night by Westfield High School Blue Devils TV is now available at https://vimeo.com/239151022.  The five Westfield Board of Education Candidates discussed key issues and topics during the “Meet the Candidates” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Five people are running for three seats on the Westfield Board of Education this November: Current member Peggy Oster and newcomers Lynn Benner, Simon Cirasa, Kent Diamond and Anthony Marotta. For this series, each day this week a different candidate has answered the same ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The five Westfield Board of Education Candidates discussed key issues and topics during the “Meet the Candidates” forum held in the Westfield High School auditorium Wednesday evening. There are three Westfield Board of Education positions available this year. The three-year term ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Five people are running for three seats on the Westfield Board of Education this November: Current member Peggy Oster and newcomers Lynn Benner, Simon Cirasa, Kent Diamond and Anthony Marotta. For this series, each day this week a different candidate will answer the same ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Five people are running for three seats on the Westfield Board of Education this November: Current member Peggy Oster and newcomers Lynn Benner, Simon Cirasa, Kent Diamond and Anthony Marotta. For this series, each day this week a different candidate will answer the same ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the Westfield mayoral and town council election less than a month away, more election signs are appearing — and disappearing — from lawns. On Sunday, Frank Fusaro posted a video and still photos of a man taking “Brindle for Mayor” signs from the front of his office building ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Five people are running for three seats on the Westfield Board of Education this November: Current member Peggy Oster and newcomers Lynn Benner, Simon Cirasa, Kent Diamond and Anthony Marotta. For this series, each day this week a different candidate will answer the same ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A comment in the Westfield, NJ Facebook group* Sunday questioning whether town council candidate James Corcoran has lived in Westfield long enough to be eligible quickly set off discussion around town. Corcoran, a Republican, is running against Democrat Mike Dardia for the Ward 2 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Updated Oct. 3 at 8:40 a.m.* The town of Westfield changed the instructions on its website recently regarding how recyclables should be put out for pickup, but why it was changed is in dispute. David Contract, a Democrat running for town council in Ward 3, said it was because ...

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