Thursday, November 8, 2012
Beckerman wishes the Republican candidates well and notes this historic moment for Democrats in Scotch Plains.
To the Editor: As the Scotch Plains Democratic Chairman, I want to wish Mayor DePaola and her running mate Mr. Saridaki well. I know how difficult it is to campaign, work and continue normal family life at the same time. It is a major commitment and I know that you both did it for your concern for the Town of Scotch Plains. This was a landslide victory for the people of Scotch Plains. This is the first time in the history of the town that the Democrats carried 20 of the 23 districts electing Councilman Kevin Glover as Mayor and Colleen Gialanella as Councilwoman. The voters clearly sent a mandate for change. I want to thank each and every voter regardless of which candidates or party that you voted for, for coming out and exercising your…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Kevin Glover, who defeated current Mayor Mary DePaola in the Mayoral election, thanks residents for their support.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains Democrats MAYOR-ELECT GLOVER SAYS THANK YOU, PROMISES TO WORK FOR FULL RESTORATION OF POWER IN THE WAKE OF HURRICANE SANDY (Scotch Plains, NJ)-- Scotch Plains Councilman Kevin Glover, who was elected Mayor on November 6th, 2012, today thanked the many Scotch Plains voters who supported him and his running mate, Councilwoman-elect Colleen Gialanella. "Right now, nothing's more important than getting the power back on for our many residents who have suffered in darkness with no heat for more than ten days," said Glover. The Mayor-elect thanked the Township's Public Works Department, Police Department, Fire Department and Rescue Squad for their service before, during and after the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
State says directive also would assist displaced emergency responders who might not otherwise be able to vote.
The New Jersey Department of State issued a directive on Saturday ordering county elections officials to permit New Jersey registered voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote electronically. The directive also is intended to assist displaced first responders, whose emergency recovery efforts away from home would otherwise make voting a challenge, according to a Saturday afternoon press release. “This has been an extraordinary storm that has created unthinkable destruction across our state and we know many people have questions about how and where to cast their vote in Tuesday’s election," said New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. "To help alleviate pressure on polling places, we encourage voters to either use electronic voting or the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
At the Oct. 25 Scotch Plains Fanwood-Times candidates forum, candidates answered questions on the issues facing Scotch Plains.
On Oct. 25, The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Times held a debate at the Scotch Plains Municipal building between council candidates, Colleen Gialanella(D) and Edward Saridaki® and Mayoral Candidates, Mary DePaola® and Kevin Glover(D). Moderator, Fred Rossi of the Times, asked both sets of candidates if the believe the Special Improvement District(SID) works? Glover answered the questions by saying, "In the words of Mary… it's(SID) been a failure." Referencing the Candidates Forum held by the Tea Party earlier in the election. Glover added that he believes in the downtown and that it has so much promise, saying a good downtown is essential. He also pointed out that he is the only person on the current council who has owned several successful …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Some 89 percent of Democrats gave Obama the debate win, while Republicans declared Romney the winner by the same margin.
New Jersey political insiders gave their candidates the edge on the final presidential debate. However, most believe President Barack Obama will be the consensus winner over Mitt Romney among national media outlets. According to a Patch flash poll sent to elected officials and political party insiders in New Jersey, 17 out of 19 Democrats responding believed Obama was the victor, while 16 out of 18 Republicans declared Romney the winner. “Gov. Romney's executive capabilities were on full display,” one Republican insider said. “This will energize the voters and clearly demonstrated that he will return America to being viewed as being professionally run as a business and ALL Americans are its clients.” Democrats were also impressed with …
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Chat transcript from Patch's Debate Party at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, held at the Campus Center Event Room on Monday night, Oct. 22, from 8:45 to 11 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
However, over 80 percent believe President Obama will be declared the "consensus winner" by media outlets.
New Jersey political insiders declared their party’s candidate the winner of the second presidential debate Tuesday night. However, most believe President Barack Obama will be the consensus winner among national media outlets over Mitt Romney. According to a Patch flash poll sent to elected officials and political party insiders, 24 out of 27 Democrats responding believed Obama was the victor, while 20 out of 24 Republicans declared Romney the winner. “I think Romney had a better understanding and explanation of how to create jobs and grow the economy. He looked much more presidential,” one Republican said. The results of Patch’s second presidential debate poll of New Jersey insiders contrast with those from last week’s head-to-head, in …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Patch is providing profiles on local candidates running for election this November.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Name : Dan Levine Also known as : Dan Date of birth : 01 January 1957 Place of residence : 49 Farley Avenue, Fanwood Attended college : Yes College : University of Chicago Degree : BA, Economics Year of graduation : 1979 University : Harvard University Degree : Public Policy Year of graduation : 1985 Job titles held : Assistant State Treasury, New Jersery. Executive Director, Location & Incentive Services. Employers : State of NJ. ADP, Inc. Coopers & Lybrand LLP. MetroCompare LLC Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: Council Chamber/district: Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address PO Box 163 Fanwood NJ 7023 Name : Donna Dolce Website : …
Patch is profiling local candidates running for office this November.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Name : Ms. Mary Frances DePaola Date of birth : 10 March 1967 Place of residence : Scotch Plains, NJ Attended college : Yes College : Vanderbilt University Degree : Bachelor of Engineering Year of graduation : 1989 Job titles held : Project Engineer Employers : Department of Transportation, State of Tennessee; Severud Associates Consulting Engineers Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Mayor of Scotch Plains Chamber/district: Incumbent: Yes First elected: 04 November 2008 Previous elective offices : Councilmember Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Name : Paulette Coronato Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/marydepaola.sp.nj ;http://www.facebook.com/spgop2012