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Democrats Gather To Meet Local Candidates, Raise Money

Democrats Gather To Meet Local Candidates, Raise Money

About 90 Democratic Party loyalists gathered May 18 at The Palace at Somerset for what was described as a “low-key” fundraiser for Township Council candidates. The evening featured speeches and food, and one-on-ones with the five Democratic council candidates. This year, the five ward seats are up for election. Running on the Democratic ticket are […]








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2017 Election: Kipnis Announces Support Of Amendments To NJ Rabies Law

2017 Election: Kipnis Announces Support Of Amendments To NJ Rabies Law

Press Release Submitted by Rochelle Kipnis. Daryl J. Kipnis, Esq., who has received the endorsements of the Middlesex County Republican Organization and Somerset County Republican Organization in connection with his candidacy for the New Jersey State Senate in the 17th Legislative District, packed Panico’s Restaurant in New Brunswick wall to wall with supporters as he […]








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Middlesex, Somerset Republicans Endorse All-Franklin LD-17 Slate

Middlesex, Somerset Republicans Endorse All-Franklin LD-17 Slate

Republican parties in Middlesex and Somerset counties have endorsed an all-Franklin Township slate for the state Assembly and Senate races in the 17th Legislative District. The candidates are all newcomers to the political scene: Daryl Kipnis for senate and Nadine Wilkins and Robert Quinn for assembly. Somerset County Republicans made their endorsements several weeks ago, […]








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Danielsen, Robinson Get Somerset County Democrats’ Nod For November Races

Danielsen, Robinson Get Somerset County Democrats’ Nod For November Races

Two township residents are among the candidates Somerset County Democrats picked March 23 to run under their banner in November. State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) was nominated to run for re-election, and Township Councilwoman Shanel Robinson (D-At Large) was picked to run for an open seat on the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. County […]








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Masjid-e-Ali Mosque Approved To Be Polling Location

Masjid-e-Ali Mosque Approved To Be Polling Location

Calling it a “new milestone to help the community,” a founder of the Masjid-e-Ali Mosque is applauding the decision to move three polling locations to the Cedar Grove Lane house of worship. Somerset County Board of Electors on March 9 approved the requested move to the mosque of polling locations for voting districts 14, 15 […]








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Franklin Residents Join Hundreds Rallying In Somerville Against Trump Immigration Ban, Border Wall

Franklin Residents Join Hundreds Rallying In Somerville Against Trump Immigration Ban, Border Wall

SOMERVILLE – Franklin Township representatives were among those taking center stage at a Feb. 4 rally and candlelight vigil here protesting Pres. Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions and plan to build a wall on the Mexican border. Those from the township who spoke from the steps of the Historic Courthouse were Mayor Phil Kramer, the Rev. […]








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Township Residents Join New Jersey, New York City Women’s Marches

Township Residents Join New Jersey, New York City Women’s Marches

Township residents joined hundreds of thousands of women and men in “Women’s Marches” in cities across the country and the world on Jan. 21. The main march was held in Washington, D.C., and so-called sister marches were held elsewhere, including Trenton and New York City. According to the event’s web site, marchers “stand together in […]








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Township Resident Robert Quinn Announces Bid For GOP Nod In 17th District Assembly Race

Township Resident Robert Quinn Announces Bid For GOP Nod In 17th District Assembly Race

Township resident Robert Quinn has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for one of the two state Assembly seats in the 17th District. This would be Quinn’s first attempt at running for public office. The seats are currently in Democratic control, being filled by Joe Danielsen – also a township resident – and Joseph […]








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Township Resident Prepares To Kick Off 2017 State Senate Run

Township Resident Prepares To Kick Off 2017 State Senate Run

Township resident Daryl Kipnis will kick off his 2017 state Senate campaign with a Jan. 5, 2017 reception at The Imperia, 1714 east Ave. Kipnis, an attorney, hopes to win the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent and presumptive Democratic nominee state Sen. Bob Smith for the 17th District seat, which represents Franklin, Milltown, New Brunswick, […]








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First Baptist Church Town Hall Analyzes Political Situation In Era Of Trump

First Baptist Church Town Hall Analyzes Political Situation In Era Of Trump

The U.S Congress’s Black Caucus is likely to take a more “in your face” approach starting next year in dealing with any Republican attempts to roll back Progressive gains, an audience at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens was told Dec. 10. The speaker was U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12), who appeared at a […]








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