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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, […]

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 […]

Township Residents Cast 543 Write-In Votes In November Election

Township Residents Cast 543 Write-In Votes In November Election

The final tallies of the Nov. 8 write-in votes were released this week, and they show that 543 write-in votes were cast, with the bulk of them going to the two late-starting Board of Education candidates. Andre Fryson and Kunal Lakhia announced their candidacies for the school board on Facebook, after well after the filing […]

Election 2016: Onyejiaka Defends Council Seat, School Board Incumbents Win, Russo Falls Short

Election 2016: Onyejiaka Defends Council Seat, School Board Incumbents Win, Russo Falls Short

Township Councilman Charles Onyejiaka successfully defended his position and two incumbents and a newcomer were elected to the Board of Education on Nov. 8. School board incumbents Nancy LaCorte and Christine Danielsen won re-election, and newcomer Ardaman Singh won the seat being vacated by board member Julia Presley, who did not seek re-election. In another […]

Some Ward 3 Ballots, Missing Council Candidates’ Names, To Be Replaced

Some Ward 3 Ballots, Missing Council Candidates’ Names, To Be Replaced

A printer’s error led to the names of Township Council candidates being left off the ballots sent to some residents, but that problem should be rectified this weekend. That’s the word from Somerset County Clerk Brett Radi, who said the affected ballots were sent to residents who live in District 24, which is part of […]

FR&A Analysis: State GOP Stretches Truth In Flier Boosting Provenzano, Bashing Russo In County Sheriff’s Race

FR&A Analysis: State GOP Stretches Truth In Flier Boosting Provenzano, Bashing Russo In County Sheriff’s Race

                    Analysis/Opinion A campaign flier supporting the re-election of Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano stretches the truth in claims made about Provenzano’s Democratic opponent, and in the Sheriff’s Office’s role in influencing the county’s crime rate, an FR&A analysis shows. The flier incorrectly claims that actions taken by […]

Legislation Co-Sponsored By Assemblyman Joe Danielsen Get Initial Approvals

Legislation Co-Sponsored By Assemblyman Joe Danielsen Get Initial Approvals

Proposed bills co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joe Danielsen that would ban steel animal traps and allow terminally ill people to end their lives were recently approved by Assembly committees. The bills, A-2451 and ACR-25, now face votes by both houses of the state Legislature. A-2451, called “The New Jersey Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” […]

Russo Wins Endorsements Of State Police, Fire Unions

Russo Wins Endorsements Of State Police, Fire Unions

The state’s largest police and fire unions have endorsed a retired township policeman in his bid to become the Somerset County Sheriff. The New Jersey State PBA, the New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives endorsed former township Lt. Darrin Russo during an event Oct. 5 […]

Russo Wins Law Enforcement Endorsement In Bid For County Sheriff

Russo Wins Law Enforcement Endorsement In Bid For County Sheriff

The Middlesex-Somerset County Police Benevolent Association (P.B.A.) Conference has endorsed Democratic candidate Darrin Russo in his bid for Somerset County Sheriff. “From his commitment to enhancing cyber security and building community relationships, to his plan to forge critical partnerships with the local police departments, Darrin Russo’s vision for law enforcement will better protect residents,” John […]