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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]