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 …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Tom O'Donnell and newcomer Pasquale Capozzoli seek two open council seats in November election. Challengers will be Democrats Maureen McNish and Grace Kerrigan.
Caldwell Councilman Thomas O'Donnell will have a new running mate in the 2013 municipal elections. O'Donnell, a Republican, filed his petition to be included on the June primary ballot with Pasquale Capozzoli of Parkway West, according to the borough clerk. The deadline to file was Monday at 4 p.m. Councilman John Coyle, O'Donnell's running mate in 2010, will not seek a second term. O'Donnell seeks a second, three-year term on the Caldwell Council. The Republicans will be challenged by Democrats Maureen McNish and Grace Kerrigan. The New Jersey primary will be held on Tuesday, June 4. Related Stories —Republicans Unopposed in West Caldwell —Attorney Seeks Council Seat in North Caldwell
Incumbent councilmen Joseph Cecere and Stephen Wolsky running for third and second terms, respectively.
The West Caldwell Council race appears to be uncontested in 2013. Republican incumbent Councilmen Joseph Cecere and Council President Stephen Wolsky are the only two candidates to have filed petitions to appear on the June primary ballot by the 4 p.m. deadline on April 1, according to the township clerk. A release Monday from the West Caldwell Republicans confirmed the two will seek re-election. It will be the third, three-year term for Cecere of Joseph P. Cecere Landscaping based in West Caldwell. Wolksy, general manager of Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, seeks re-election to a second term. The candidates, lifelong residents of the township, were running mates in 2010. "With their many combined years of experience and …
Republican Joshua H. Raymond to run with Arthur Rees for borough council.
Monday, April 1
North Caldwell resident Joshua H. Raymond announced Monday he will run for council as a Republican with running mate Councilman Arthur Rees. While Rees seeks a second three-year term, Raymond would fill the seat vacated by longtime Councilman Jim Campbell. "I am excited about the opportunity to serve the borough and its residents," Raymond said Monday. The deadline for Republicans and Democrats to be included on the June primary ballot was Monday at 4 p.m. With no other petitions submitted by the deadline, it appears the Republicans will run unopposed. "My running mate, Arthur Rees, has a proven track record of accomplishment," Raymond said. "I also have a tremendous amount of respect for Mayor Joseph Alessi and the entire council for …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Who's running for council in the Caldwells? That's a good question.
The deadline for Democrats and Republicans to file the necessary paperwork to be included on the June primary election ballot is Monday, April 1, at 4 p.m. As of Thursday afternoon, however, no candidates had filed their petitions in North Caldwell or West Caldwell, according to clerks from both towns. In Caldwell, only Democratic candidates Maureen McNish and Grace Kerrigan had filed their petitions by Thursday, the borough clerk said. The following candidates terms expire at the end of 2012. Caldwell John Coyle Tom O'Donnell North Caldwell Jim Campbell Art Rees West Caldwell Joseph Cecere Stephen Wolsky The New Jersey primary will take place on Tuesday, June 4.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Democrats represent the 27th District, which includes Caldwell, Essex Fells and Roseland.
Wednesday, March 6
Assembly Members John F. McKeon and Mila M. Jasey (D-27th) will seek re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly, according to an announcement made this week. Assemblyman McKeon, a resident of West Orange, was first elected to the General Assembly in 2001. He previously served 12 years as mayor of West Orange, and six years on the township council. McKeon is a member of the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance, Judiciary and State Government committees. "Serving the people of the 27th District has been my distinct honor and privilege,” McKeon said in his announcement that he would seek another two-year term on the Assembly. “With their support, I will continue to work with Governor Codey and Assemblywoman Jasey to further …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Former Board of Education president and retired Lincoln School secretary endorsed by Caldwell Democratic Committee.
Wednesday, February 20
Democrats Maureen McNish and Grace Kerrigan have declared their candidacy in the November Caldwell Council elections, the Caldwell Democratic Committee announced Tuesday. McNish, a former Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education member, and Kerrigan, a retired employee of the school district, were endorsed by the Caldwell Democratic Committee Monday night. The Democrats will vie for two open seats on the council currently held by Republicans Tom O’Donnell and John Coyle. The Republicans have not formally announced their candidates, although O'Donnell has stated he intends to seek re-election. McNish, a resident of Ravine Avenue, served three terms on the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education, where she was appointed president for one…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Parsippany's Joseph Raich has stated his intention to run for Assembly.
The state legislators representing the 26th Legislative District — Sen. Joe Pennacchio of Pine Brook, Assemblyman Jay Webber of Morris Plains and Parsippany resident Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce — announced their plan to run for re-election as a ticket Thursday. “I look forward to running with our team and serving the constituents of the 26th Legislative District," said Pennacchio. "It has been an honor to represent our constituents but more importantly to advocate and fight for what is in the best interests of the people we serve.” “I serve, and hope to continue to serve, so that our Garden State keeps moving toward an affordable and prosperous future as great as our state’s citizens," Webber stated. "I am committed to pursuing policies…