Thursday, May 16, 2013
The candidate nominating petition can be found in the photo gallery of this article.
The deadline for candidates to register for the Livingston Board of Education election this November is June 4. Candidates must submit a nominating petition in order to get their names on the November ballot. Petitions must be filled out by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, and delivered in person to the Essex County Clerk's Office, at 465 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 246, Newark. Regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. School-board nominating petitions for the November election cannot be submitted to the local school district office. There are two seats on the Livingston Board of Education, which come with three-year terms. The annual school election will be held on Nov. 5, the same date as the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Gubernatorial candidate speaks in Newark Monday about the 'scourge' of gun violence
The likely Democratic candidate for governor accused incumbent Chris Christie on Monday of supporting "shallow" gun control legislation in order to avoid alienating conservatives elsewhere in the country. “This governor calibrates every decision he makes with an eye towards 2016. He calibrates every decision he makes with an eye towards making sure it plays well with voters in the cornfields of Iowa, instead of standing up for what’s right for the people and neighborhoods of New Jersey,” state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) said during a press conference held at Good Neighbor Baptist Church in Newark. Buono is expected to win next month’s primary, but is an underdog in the November governor’s race against the popular Christie, who is …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie picks up endorsement at Essex County College Police Academy in Cedar Grove.
Gov. Chris Christie accepted the endorsement of the Association of Chiefs of Police of Essex County Friday surrounded by law enforcement officials at the Essex County College Police Academy in Cedar Grove. The association, which represents the 22 municipalities in Essex, voted unanimously last month to endorse the governor in his bid for re-election, said President Michael Bramhall, police chief of West Caldwell. “Your conviction and forthrightness have been a welcome and needed addition to our state,” Bramhall said. “You have performed great under pressure situations like Hurricane Irene and superstorm Sandy. We believe that you will continue to put the needs of the citizens of New Jersey first." Christie seeks a second term and is the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Papers filed with state Election Law Enforcement Commission show Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. spent thousands in campaign funds at 30 eateries
Tuesday, April 9
A report filed with a state election commission reveals Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. has used money in his campaign coffers to cover $15,222 worth of meals at 30 different restaurants — all labeled as campaign meetings, according to a published report Tuesday. DiVincenzo, who is not up for re-election until 2014, has dined at several pricey area restaurants — including 36 times at McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange, according to the report filed with the state Election Law Enforcement Commission and posted on NJ.com. The filing reveals DiVincenzo has spent more than $17,000 at the restaurant — including $10,000 for a holiday party he hosted there. ELEC rules prohibit the use of campaign funds for personal use. The rules …
Monday, April 8, 2013
New Jersey law allows contributors who donate less than $300 to remain anonymous.
A published report Sunday revealed New Jersey’s current campaign donation system needs to be revised after it was disclosed politicians can receive more money while still keeping the names of their donors secret — as long as the contributions are less than $300. The NJ.com report said most states allow campaigns to keep only those donors who give $100, $50 or less private, but Garden State politicians don’t have to report any information about people who contribute less than $300. The report said because of the state’s secretive laws, candidates were able to hide about $12 million out of the $100 million donated. The state’s rule allowing campaigns to keep these donors anonymous could undergo a re-evaluation after one of the state’s most …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Tuesday is the election; polls open at 1 p.m.
Livingston residents go to the polls on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know: Voters in Livingston will decide financing to build three new media center additions and classrooms at two other elementary schools. The construction will result in 14 additional elementary classrooms. In addition, work will bring the older section of Livingston High School into ADA compliance. The school vote on March 12 would allow the District to borrow up to $18.2 million for these facility improvements. Polls are open: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. For more details on the project, click here. Check back later for election results.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Jasey and McKeon represent the 27th District, including Caldwell, Chatham Township, Essex Fells, East Hanover, Florham Park, Livingston, Hanover Township, Harding, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Roseland, South Orange and West Orange.
Assembly Members John F. McKeon and Mila M. Jasey Tuesday announced they will run for re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly. Citing their record of capping property tax increases, improving environmental safeguards, and championing public education, McKeon and Jasey "look forward to continuing their efforts to grow New Jersey's economy, ensure a living wage for hardworking families and set the State on a firm foundation for long-term prosperity," according to a release. The release continues: Assemblyman McKeon is one of New Jersey’s leading voices on the environment, most recently sponsoring a package of bills designed to reduce pollution in the massive Barengat Bay watershed. He has worked with legislators on both sides of the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Speculation about Newark mayor's plans swirled for months
- Paul Milo
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker ended months of speculation Thursday when he announced that he was considering a run for US Senate. “[ I ] will complete my full second term as mayor. As for my political future, I will explore the possibility of running for The United States Senate in 2014,” Booker said in a statement released shortly before noon. Political observers in the state and beyond have speculated whether Booker, 43, a Rhodes scholar and Bergen County native, would run for governor against Chris Christie in 2013 or seek the Senate seat now held by Booker’s fellow Democrat Frank Lautenberg. Lautenberg, at 88 the Senate’s oldest member, has not announced any plans to step down when his term expires in 2014. In his statement, Booker’s …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Village takes official action, asking NJ Transit to alter the current South Orange train schedule
The Village of South Orange formally asked NJ Transit for the restoration of schedule and service to the pre-October 14, 2012 level. Trustees voted Monday on resolution 2012-283 (attached as a pdf) noting the "negative impact to quality of life, property values and business productivity" of recent transit changes. The resolution notes that South Orange sees 3,800 riders daily. The South Orange station is also fully-accessible, and is a designated "Transit Village." The station serves commuters from South Orange, Maplewood, Livingston and West Orange. South Orange previously addressed the issue of the new schedule; in mid-October, as commuters reacted to a changed New Jersey Transit schedule, the Village of South Orange released the …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Booker to HuffPo Live: "When I go out and campaign next year for myself as a gubernatorial candidate or for another gubernatorial candidate should I decide not to run..."
Tuesday, December 11, 2012