Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Two seats are open on the Freehold Borough Council and one seat is open on the Freehold Township Committee.
Candidates in Freehold Borough and Freehold Township filed for the June 4 primary. Freehold residents interested in running for the open seats on their governing body had until yesterday to file their petition. This November, there will be two open seats on the Freehold Borough Council and one open seat on the Freehold Township Committee. In Freehold Borough, Council President Kevin Kane and Councilman Jaye Sims will be running as incumbents for the Democratic Party. Residents Ronald DeMarco and Elizabeth Slade have also filed to run for the two open council seats; both DeMarco and Slade will be representing the Republican Party. The Freehold Township Committee has one seat open this year. The two residents running for the seat are current…
Monday, February 25, 2013
A Quinnipiac University poll released this week shows Chris Christie with a big lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Monday, February 25
Gov. Chris Christie is the best person to lead New Jersey over the next four years, according to voters recently polled in a survey released this week by Quinnipiac University. Christie, a Republican, leads his Democratic rival, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), 62 percent to 25 percent in the state's 2013 gubernatorial race, according to the poll. The governor's overall approval rating also remains high. Christie's 74 percent approval rating and 69 percent favorable rating tie his personal record highs from January, the Huffington Post reports, both numbers buoyed by public perception of the way he handled Hurricane Sandy's impact and its aftermath. Christie appears to have strong support on the other side of the aisle, as well. …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Facing harsh criticism by Democratic leadership, Long supports Christie's reelection bid.
Saturday, February 23
Unity trumps politics in the face of adversity. That was the salient message imparted by the Democratic mayor of a town devastated by Hurricane Sandy as she endorsed Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s reelection bid. Christie — criticized by a contingent of Republicans for his support and recognition of Democratic President Obama in the face of Sandy — stood alongside Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long at Woody’s Ocean Grille on Thursday as the Democratic mayor voiced her support of the New Jersey governor. The governor reiterated "his politics be damned, this is about rebuilding in the wake of disaster" credo and praised Long for her post-Sandy leadership. Long clarified that her support of Christie did not have anything to do with state Sen. …
Friday, February 15, 2013
But with the primary still three years away, most New Hampshire voters are understandably still undecided.
OUTSIDE MANCHESTER, NH -- Hillary Clinton is the heavy favorite among New Hampshire Democrats for the 2016 New Hampshire Primary, while no one in the Republican field has yet to separate from the pack. Yes, it's still three years before the 2016 Primary, but a WMUR/University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released Thursday night shows that Clinton is the prohibitive favorite among Granite State Democrats. The poll surveyed 581 New Hampshire residents. A whopping 63 percent of Democratic voters said they plan to vote for Clinton, compared to 10 percent for Vice President Joe Biden, 5 percent for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and 2 percent for Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker. Biden made numerous stops in New Hampshire last year, …
The 89-year-old U.S. senator officially confirmed he will not seek re-election in 2014.
After a nearly 30-year Congressional term, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced Thursday he will not seek office in the 2014 election. “I will be traveling to my hometown of Paterson tomorrow to announce that I will not seek re-election in 2014," read a brief, one-paragraph statement from Launtenberg's press office. "While I may not be seeking re-election, there is plenty of work to do before the end of this term and I'm going to keep fighting as hard as ever for the people of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate," his message concluded. Lautenberg's announcement also promised that he was undergoing "a two-year mission to pass new gun safety laws, protect children from toxic chemicals, and create more opportunities for working families in …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Did you attend the inauguration on Jan. 21? Upload your photos or videos and share the experience with your neighbors.
Millions of people headed towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term. On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme was “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration also commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president honored King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two bibles—…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Four BOE members swore in at the Freehold Borough Board of Education Reorganization meeting on Thursday.
The open seat on the Freehold Borough Board of Education (BOE) was officially filled Thursday night. Going into the 2012 elections, three, three-year seats were open on the board as well as one, one-year seat. In 2012, board vice president Ron Reich made the decision to leave his three-year seat on the board. After the election, Susan Greitz, then serving a one-year term, made the move to a three-year seat on the board. Greitz and incumbents Dr. Michael Lichardi and Maureen MacCutcheon were all sworn into another three-year term on the board. Michele Tennant filled the open one-year seat on the board. Tennant beat out opponent Paul Ceppi during the election. She was sworn in on Thursday, and immediately took her new seat on the BOE.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker hints at his political future. You tell us: What position should he go after?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who increasingly finds himself on the national political stage, has a decision to make: run for governor or run for U.S. Senate? Booker, 43, said he's considering both, and will make a decision in the next two weeks, according to the Huffington Post. Speculation has swirled that Booker would seek higher office as his political star starts to shine brighter. Party officials gave him a coveted speaking spot at this year's Democratic National Convention and moves such as living off of the same allotment as food stamp recipients for a week garnered national attention. Now the question is: Which office will he seek and who will he run against? If he goes for governor and wins the Democratic primary, he'll almost …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
All three incumbents running for Freehold Borough BOE were re-elected. The three incumbents for Freehold Township BOE were also re-elected.
Familiar faces will return to both the Freehold Borough Board of Education (BOE) and the Freehold Township BOE. Unofficial results from the Freehold Borough Clerk named incumbents Susan Greitz, Michael L. Lichardi and Maureen MacCutcheon to the three open three-year seats on the Freehold Borough BOE. The one open one-year seat was named to Michele Tennant. Unofficial results show that MacCutcheon brought in 1,295 votes, followed by Greitz with 1,245 and Lichardi with 1,103 votes. The fourth candidate for the open three-year term seats was Michael McKeon who brought in 823 votes. Tennant was named to the open one-year seat on the Borough BOE after bringing in 963 votes. Her opponent Paul Ceppi brought in a total of 722 votes. In Freehold …
Mayor Anthony Ammiano and Tom Cook win open Committee seats.
A new face will join the all Republican Freehold Township Committee in 2013. Township Mayor Anthony Ammiano was re-elected to the Committee along with newcomer Tom Cook, according to unofficial results from the Freehold Township Clerk. Before the results came in, Cook joined the Monmouth County Republicans at South Gate Manor to watch the results come in. Before learning that he was elected he explained what his first Election Day as a candidate was like. “I have never been through this before, I am usually home consistently refreshing the [Monmouth County Clerk’s] result website, tonight I have family sending me updates, it is a totally different experience.” Ammiano and Cook were up against Freehold Township Democrats Edward Horigan and …