Julie Schreck defeated Gary Engelstad by 30 votes to become the new Mayor of Bradley Beach, where longtime incumbent Stephen Schueler did not seek re-election. Shreck and Engelstad are both members of the Borough Council. Shreck won 425-395, with 48%-44%, with former school board member Benjamin Waters receiving 71 votes (8%).Read More >
The three council challengers in Ridgewood swept into office today.
Newcomers Paul Aronsohn, Keith Killion and Anne Zusy beat incumbents Betty Wiest and Jacques Harlow today by relatively wide margins.
Killion, the town’s second-in-command police officer, was the top vote getter with 1,832 votes. Aronsohn, a former State Department official, Jim McGreevey spokesman and congressional candidate, was next with 1,692. Zusy, a former New York Times editor, garnered 1,464 votes.
Wiest got 1,1119 votes, while Jacques Harlow had 827.Read More >
Montclair voters tonight selected political newcomer Jerry Fried to become their next mayor.
Fried got 40.3% of the preliminary vote to Joyce Michaelson’s 34.8% and Ted Mattox’s 24.89%, according to the Township’s Web site. Totals do not count absentee or provisional ballots, and some of the council races are close enough that those could make a difference.
The mayor here is slightly more powerful than a regular councilman, with the power to appoint the town’s school board.
But rather than bask in the victory, Fried was cautious not to ignore his running mates, at least two of whom didn’t make it.Read More >
Barbara Toffler, Monica Honis and Mohammed Hameeduddin were the big winners in Teaneck tonight.
Incumbent councilman Elnatan Rudolph lost his seat, coming in fourth out of eight candidtes.
Toffler, a newcomer, was the top vote getter, followed by Honis and Hameeduddin, respectively.Read More >
JACKSON - Former Mayor Michael Kafton and his team beat incumbent Councilwoman Emily Ingram and her team by a margin of 2-1.
"When Democrats aren't afraid to run on the real issues in their community, even in the counties we think of as Republican, we can win," said Pat Politano, who ran the Kafton campaign.
Mike Reina (an independent Republican running with two Democrats) was the highest vote-getter, receiving 4,028 or 22.39% of the votes, followed by Bobbie Rivere, who won 3,945 or 21.93% of the votes, and Kafton: 3,826 or 21.27%.
The losers - Charles Garafano, Todd Porter and Councilwoman Emily Ingram - received 2,186, 2,021 and 1,947 respectively.Read More >
Belleville - Paul Mac Donald defeated Elvin Pereira in the 3rd Ward, 485 to 415 votes, according to the Essex County Clerk's Office.Read More >
Add New Jersey native and former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal to the list of people who would like to see Gov. Chris Christie run for president.Read More >
Ramos campaign war chest in Newark mayorial race now more than $500,000 BELLEVILLE - Nanina's in the Park restaurant borders Branch Brook Park, where thousands of cherry blossoms bloom every spring. On Monday night, Newark mayoral candidate Anibal Ramos, Jr., blocks from the North Ward councilman's neighborhood, hoped that...
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By Christopher Durkin Many New Jersey lawmakers have fought to make it easier to vote. And there has been considerable progress in terms of voter access and information. Voter registration has been made easier, with forms available online that... Read More >
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