Monday, May 13, 2013
Registration deadline for nine weeks of summer fun on the horizon.
Playing dodge ball and other games in two GaGa Pits isn't a bad way to spend the summer months. And that will be only one of the special activities offered to campers this summer at the Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp. Camp opens on June 24 and runs for nine weeks with either a 3-day or a 5-day option. Registration is ongoing and parents can register their child for any week with or without any options no later than two Tuesdays before the week they want the child to attend. Call 973-663-8404 for information or log on to the website. The camp program sponsored by the Jefferson Township Recreation Department is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer.
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, 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
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Three newcomers defeat school board incumbents in Tuesday's election.
After three newcomers defeated Sparta Board of Education President Keith Smith, Vice President Dorothy La Beau and board member Isa Wolf in Tuesday's election, the newly-elected members are already planning where they want to see the district improve. John Surdoval, who braved the storm last week and stood outside campaigning, said he believes three things are most important for the school district. "I think to improve the academic performance for all the children, having honest and transparent budgets to the community, and really involving the community a lot more," he said. Surdoval, who has two children ages 6 and 7 in the district, said he would like to involve the community more by giving them opportunities to voice their opinions. He…
Hopatcong Republicans Richard Bunce and Marie Ryder Galante handily defeated Democratic challengers Mara Modes and John Pezzino on Tuesday.
With the Hopatcong Borough Council election behind him, newly re-elected Republican Richard Bunce said Wednesday it is time to move forward with plans the council has put in place. Bunce and fellow GOP member Marie Ryder Galante were voted back to the dais Tuesday for a pair of three-year terms. The veteran council members easily sidestepped challenges from Democrats Mara Modes and John Pezzino. Bunce was the leading vote-getter on Election Day with 2,704 votes, according to unofficial results released by the Sussex County Clerk’s Office. Galante received 2,664 votes, Pezzino, 2,052 votes and Modes, 1,956. The election came weeks after the council approved a reassessment for all borough properties and the Highlands Council approved the …
'I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time and if the President of the United States did a good job, I’m going to say he did a good job.'
A day after President Barack Obama earned reelection, Governor Chris Christie dismissed critics who have accused him of bolstering the president during Obama's post-Sandy visit to New Jersey. “I wouldn't call what I did an embrace of Barack Obama," Christie said. "I'm a guy who tells the truth all the time and if the President of the United States did a good job, I’m going to say he did a good job." Speaking to reporters as Winter Storm Athena prepared to batter the already storm-shocked state, Christie was also quick to dismiss speculation of a 2016 presidential run, saying that the life and death issues inherent with back-to-back storms have made politics a minor focus for now. “I've got a job to do in New Jersey. My future, whatever it …
Mayor and incumbent each earn new two-year terms on town council.
Sparta Board of Education President Keith Smith, Vice President Dorothy La Beau and board member Isa Wolf were all defeated by newcomers Karen M. Scott, Kim Yeomans and John Surdoval in Tuesday's election, preliminary results showed. Scott received the most votes at 4,515, according to unofficial results posted by the Sussex County Clerk. Yeomans received 3,853 and Surdoval received 3,641. LaBeau came in fourth with 3,272 votes. Wolf received 3,076 votes, and Smith received 3,074. Mayor Jerry Murphy will keep his seat for another two-year term on the Sparta Township council after winning Tuesday's election. Christine Quinn also earned a seat on the council after receiving the most votes at 4,174. Murphy received 3,674. Murphy and Quinn …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen defeated former Roseland mayor, Democrat John Arvanites.
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen will return to Congress for his 10th term. Frelinghuysen, of the 11th Congressional District, beat Democrat John Arvanites, the former mayor of Roseland. A member of Congress since 1995, Frelinghuysen is a member of a family that has been involved in New Jersey politics since the 18th Century and had previously served on the New Jersey General Assembly from 1984 to 1995. Frelinghuysen, of Harding Township, handily beat Arvanites in Morris County with 91,421 vote (64 percent) to his opponent's 50,052 (35 percent). His lead was not quite so solid in Passaic and Essex counties, which Frelinghuysen now represents since redistricting took place in the state. In a press release issued shortly after his victory was …
BOE president unseated as Lundin, Krowl and Antonelli victorious in school board race.
A pair of Republicans will keep their seats on the Hopatcong Borough Council after winning Tuesday's election, according to unofficial results posted by the Sussex County clerk. Incumbents Richard Bunce and Marie Galate will be sworn in on Jan. 1 for three-year terms. Bunce received the most votes with 2,704, and Galate was close behind at 2,662. Bunce and Glate defeated Democrats John Pezzino and Mara Modes. Pezzino received 2,052 votes and Modes received 1,956 votes. On the Hopatcong Board of Education, incumbents Cliff Lundin and Dolores Krowl, and Judith Antonelli willl fill the three, three-year terms. The candidates defeated Board President Joan Reilly, Quashinna Williams and John H. Maine. Antonelli received the most votes with 2,…
Sparta also had a large turnout on Election Day despite Sandy devastation, officials say.
The hundreds of residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy didn't stop them from making it to the polls Tuesday, as Hopatcong saw a "record number" of voters, according to Borough Clerk Cathy Gleason. Gleason said lines started forming at Hopatcong High School before 6 a.m. to cast votes, and by 3 p.m. there were over 3,000 voters, which she said was significantly higher than the last election. "The voter turnout is really heavy," Gleason said. "People have been in and out all day." Borough residents could either vote at the high school or Municipal Building, after Sandy caused the closure of nine other locations that the residents in the 12 districts usually vote at. Gleason said despite the devastation that the borough has faced recently as …