Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Two deadlines for November election
June 4 marks the deadline for independent municipal candidates, and local school board candidates, to file with the county clerk. Local races in Manasquan, Wall and Belmar, among others, switched to a November school board race last year. School board candidates must file with the county clerk. The move to a November election was allowed under a newly passed state law, giving districts the choice to keep an April election or move it to coincide with the general election in November. Candidates will be listed in a separate section of the November ballot, as school board elections are nonpartisan. Also on June 4, independent candidates seeking to get their names on the November municipal or county races must file by that day's deadline. …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Voters need to register with county clerk
May 14 is your last chance to register to vote in the June 5 primary. If you would like to register, you will need to enter a driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on the New Jersey Voter Registration form. In a rush? Save some time by downloading a copy of the New Jersey Voter Registration form, filling it out beforehand and taking it with you when you register. The form is attached to this article as a .pdf. All U.S. citizens at least 18 years old by Primary Day, and not incarcerated, on probation or parole, are eligible to vote. Belmar and Manasquan races both have uncontested primaries. For more information, you can contact the Elections Office toll-free 1-877-NJVOTER (1-877-658-6837).
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The $1.2 million ad buy shows road to New Jerseyans' optimism in their state.
In Gov. Chris Christie's first television ad of his 2013 re-election campaign, the governor's leadership style is credited for renewing New Jersey residents' pride in their state after years of overtaxation, and too much government spending. "Jersey Proud" shows how bipartisan reforms have helped "to strengthen New Jersey's future," according to the Christie campaign.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
November election candidate deadline approaching
Candidates for local school boards have less than a month to file their candidacy with the county clerk. Now, candidates have until June 4 to file a petition to run in November, said the county clerk's office. Local races in Manasquan, Wall and Belmar, among others, switched to a November school board race last year. The move to a November election was allowed under a newly passed state law, giving districts the choice to keep an April election or move it to coincide with the general election in November. Candidates will be listed in a separate section of the November ballot, as school board elections are nonpartisan.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Board meets at Manasquan high school
Thursday, April 25, 2013
School board will meet April 30
Manasquan School Board President Michelle LaSala has resigned, the district confirmed. LaSala could not be immediately reached by email Wednesday. Her name was removed from the list of board members on the district's website, leaving the board without a president until the next meeting, April 30. LaSala is the fifth board member to step down since the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Christine Muly, had stepped down as board president and later resigned from the board in July 2012. Muly, in a resignation letter to the board, wrote then that she felt the board was heading in the wrong direction. She also cited an "environment of uncalled for accusations" as her deciding factor for resigning. Trish Brown and Jim Smith stepped down in…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Council President Claire Deicke not seeking another term
With two seats in the November council election up for grabs, Belmar Council President Claire Deicke will not seek another term on the council. Democrat Janice Blackburn will run on the Democrat ticket. Blackburn serves on the board of adjustment currently. Councilman Brian Magovern will seek another term, his third, rounding out the Democrat ticket. The Republican challengers are David Schneck and Tom Burke, who ran for council previously. The two council seats are for three-year terms. Monday was the filing deadline for party primaries. The deadline for independent candidates to file with the county clerk has not passed.
Monday, April 1, 2013
McCarthy and Donovan seeking re-election
Today's filing deadline for Manasquan Council sees the two Democrat incumbents seeking re-election, and they face two Republican challengers. The primary deadline was today. Independents can still file for municipal candidacy with the county clerk. Here are the candidates: Republican Party Democratic Party
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Teachers union picks Democratic Challenger
The New Jersey Education Association released the following statement of endorsement: The 195,000-member New Jersey Education Association has endorsed Senator Barbara Buono for governor. “Barbara Buono has supported public education for her entire career in the Legislature,” said NJEA President Barbara Keshishian. “She is a proud graduate of New Jersey’s public schools, and understands the vital role they play in the aspirations of middle class citizens.” “Unfortunately, over the past three years, teachers and school employees have seen their budgets slashed, their colleagues laid off, their class sizes increased, and their programs cut. It’s time for new leadership,” said Keshishian. “Barbara Buono will be a governor who will believe in …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The governor gives kudos to the two rock stars for helping with Hurricane Sandy recovery, politics aside.
The Jersey Shore area may be known as the land of Springsteen and Bon Jovi. Springsteen has a home in Rumson and Bon Jovi lives in the Navesink section of Middletown. Both are known to show up to support many a cause in the area, including Democratic political campaigns. Neither one has supported Republican Gov. Chris Christie. And Christie is an openly avid Boss fan. But, the two rockers have set politics aside to pool resources to save the Jersey Shore and have been appointed by Christie's wife, Mary Pat, to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Advisory Board. Bon Jovi came to Sea Bright to see the progress with Sea Bright Rising's tent/food city in the wake of Sandy. The governor has made several stops to Sea Bright as well. When…