Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Mathieu says the borough needs a new Republican Party.
Wednesday, April 17
This release was received from Councilman Jim Mathieu. Dear Editor: In Garwood’s Republican Primary on June 4th, Republican voters must decide if they wish to stay with the establishment Republican Party and their Democrat positions on taxes, spending, and debt or go in a new direction of reform, tax relief, debt reduction, and spending discipline. In order to keep Garwood affordable for all its current and future residents, we need a Republican Party that is a consistent advocate for its taxpayers. The special interests and their spending constituencies are more than well-represented! But who will stand up for the men and women who go to work everyday and pay Garwood’s exorbitant taxes? Who will stand up for the senior citizens who …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Just by showing up for interview, governor demonstrates how his relationship with union has evolved.
The fact that Gov. Chris Christie didn’t win the New Jersey Education Association’s endorsement for governor this weekend wasn’t all that unexpected. The surprise was that he participated in the process at all. Four years after Christie sent a public letter rather than showing up for his pitch to the NJEA, the governor walked across West State St. in Trenton -- right on time for his 6:30 appointment. In what was described as a cordial back and forth, Christie spent 45 minutes in front of the 15 union leaders who make up the screening committee, responding to probing questions about everything from pensions to teacher evaluation. Ultimately, the union’s PAC picked the Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), by a …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Former Springfield Township Attorney takes County Office.
On Sunday, Jan. 6, Bruce Bergen was sworn into the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Bergen, a Springfield resident and a partner in the Cranford law firm of Krevsky, Silber & Bergen, has practiced law in Union County for 32 years. A lifelong resident of Union County, he has been active in leadership and elected positions with the Union County Democratic Committee since 1979. Bergen was Springfield's township attorney for 17 of the past 19 years. Among other accolades, Bergen was recently picked by the Springfield B’nai B’rith to receive its 2012 International Citizenship and Civic Award. Last year, he was appointed as a Trustee of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, the state-wide …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Once again, the Republican governor picks Democratic Woodbridge to hold his campaign events.
Once again, Woodbridge is going to be the spotlight for Gov. Chris Christie. The Republican governor is going to hold his campaign kickoff fundraiser in Woodbridge next month. The event will be held at the Renaissance Woodbridge in the Iselin section of the township on Monday, February 4, at 6 pm. The announcement was made by the Christie for New Jersey campaign committee. Ticket prices range from $300 for the general reception all the way up to the $50,000 per person Founder's Club, which buys the donor and a guest an invitation to a photo reception with the governor. Always a colorful figure, Christie has grabbed his share of the national spotlight particularly in light of New Jersey's suffering from Hurricane Sandy. During the recent …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Candidates thank supporters for aiding their November election win.
Monday, November 19, 2012
This release was submitted by the Clark Republicans. The members of the Bonaccorso Team – Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Councilmembers-at-Large, Angel Albanese, Al Barr and Councilmember Elect Bill Smith – all want to thank the citizens of Clark for their overwhelming support. We are totally energized and eager to continue to serve all the citizens of Clark. We pledge to continue the course and make Clark the best it can be – a great place to live, work and play. We also wish to thank our family members, the members of the GOP of Clark and our campaign supporters for their contributions. The large number of votes we received indicates the residents were pleased with the progress that has been accomplished these past twelve years and by re-…
The Democratic candidates won two seats for Garwood council in the November election.
Monday, November 19, 2012
This letter was received by Garwood Democrats Bill Nierstedt and Ann Palmer. Please accept this letter as a sincere thank you to everyone who played a role in our election to the Garwood Borough Council. We thank the Garwood voters who believe in and voted for us. We value the trust that you have placed in us, and look forward to advancing the improved government and municipal services that you advised us in our door-to-door, face to face conversations were important to you. We listened, took notes, and will follow through as best we can. We thank our Republican opponents, Tim Hak and Mike Martin, for waging a campaign that kept to a high standard. Garwood political battles have always striven to be fought on a high, clean road with no…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Dream big, voters, dream big.
When it comes to off-the-ballot candidates Clark residents wrote in during Tuesday's election, there were plenty of off-the-wall names. Someone who wasn't satisfied with either Romney or Obama for prez, cast his or her vote for Optimus Prime. The Marvel comics Transformer would undoubtedly make a strong commander-in-chief - Wikipedia even describes him as "a compassionate leader who puts his talent to use improving the universe around him...with a strong sense of justice and righteousness." Gov. Chris Christie got a vote for president, too – that choice may be a mere four years premature. How about Bruce Springsteen for Senator? Baby, he was born to run. And I'm sure Superintendent Ken Knops would love to hear Stephen Colbert's ideas for …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Clark Republicans pulled a full sweep, sealing the mayorship and three council seats for the next four years.
With tears in his eyes, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso (R) thanked his supporters at a post-results gathering at Bistro 1051 after the numbers once again turned out in his favor. Bonaccorso won the mayoral race with 61 percent of the vote, besting challenger Councilman Rich Kazanowski (D). Reelected to council with Bonaccorso are two teammates who have served alongside him since he was first elected in 2000, Councilman Al Barr and Councilwoman Angel Albanese, plus newcomer Bill Smith. Bonaccorso, now elected for his fourth consecutive term as mayor, got choked up as he told the crowd a story about an elderly woman he met on the campaign trail. "She came up to me with these four 10 dollar bills," Bonaccorso said, holding them up. "She had them rolled…
Democrats Bill Nierstedt and Ann Palmer have won the two available seats on Garwood borough council.
It was the Democrats who pulled off a win again this year in Garwood. Democratic candidates Bill Nierstedt and Ann Palmer beat incumbent Tim Hak and newcomer Mike Martin for three-year terms on borough council. This win changes the voting makeup of council from a 50/50 split of Democrats and Republicans to a Democratic majority. "I'm happy our efforts paid off and I'm proud of the great team behind us," Palmer told Patch. "We knocked on almost every door, we listened to residents' concerns, and I'm eager to get started in January. I'm just excited to do some good work for Garwood." "A dedicated and hard-working group of people succeeded at returning an experienced team to Garwood borough council," Nierstedt told Patch. "We did listen to …
Amanda Langston received 40 write-in votes.
With only two candidates for three available seats on the Garwood Board of Education, Amanda Langston has won herself a spot with 40 write-in votes. Langston's closest challenger, David Murphy, received 24 write-in votes, while 23 other residents received just one or two write-in votes for the seat. Uncontested incumbents Adele Lewis and Barbara Greet will keep their seats for another three-year term. Election results: Other write-in candidates: Michele Beebe, John Conlin, Dawn Heintz, Terry Rosynsky, Eugene Perrotta, Keith McDevitt, John Moldovan, Sylvia Martinez, Greg Zeigerson, Kim Ficarra, Kristen Kaplan, K McDevitt, Ed Guinan, Debbie Courtney, Bruce Paterson, Scott Hartenstein, Ken Roll, Rosemary Snow, Dennis Clark, John Zultanky, Joe…