Monday, June 3, 2013
Gartenlaub is running uncontested as a Republican in the June 4 primary.
Gartenlaub was born and raised in Maplewood and has lived in Maplewood for the past 69 years with the exception of the time he spent out of state for higher education and military service. He gained a broad career background with experience ranging from teaching at Seton Hall University to a variety of entry level, Managerial and Executive positions in both large and small business organization. As a volunteer, Gartenlaub: Gartenlaub, his wife, and their our children have all been raised and educated in Maplewood, and his wife Margaret, better known as “Willie” is a licensed Real Estate Agent for Keller Williams. "Art and Willie" have been an established Musical Duo for many years, often known as Amazing Art & Wonderful Willie. He has …
Incumbent Brownlee is running uncontested as a Democrat in the June 4 primary.
Working on the Maplewood township committee for the past two and a half years has been an extremely rewarding responsibility and I hope to have the opportunity to serve all the residents of Maplewood once again. I am happy to have received the endorsement of the Maplewood Democratic Committee, and aspire to serve all of the people of Maplewood as we strive together to meet the challenges that we face as a community. Balancing the varying desires of residents can be quite challenging, but we must all work together to realize the quality of life that we want. I believe that my ability to listen and truly hear different points of view and combine what I hear with my own ideas enables me to put together solutions that incorporate the best of…
Sunday, June 2, 2013
A look at the week ahead.
Reminder: Recycling Day is Monday. The Essex County Primary Election will be held Tuesday. In Maplewood's race for Township Committee, one Republican (Arthur Gartenlaub) and one Democrat (Marlon K. Brownlee) will each run uncontested to represent their parties in the November election. Patch will present full candidate reports before the primary. Polls in Maplewood are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check your mail for the sample ballot; for more information email the Village Clerk’s Office at email@example.com or call (973) 762-8120 ext. 2100. Because of the primaries, the Township Committee meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday will be rescheduled to Wednesday. On the agenda: a discussion of the plan to redevelop the Maplewood Post…
Democrat stopped by Splurge Bakery on Saturday.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono visited Millburn Saturday afternoon, stopping by Splurge Bakery.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Gubernatorial candidate speaks in Newark Monday about the 'scourge' of gun violence
The likely Democratic candidate for governor accused incumbent Chris Christie on Monday of supporting "shallow" gun control legislation in order to avoid alienating conservatives elsewhere in the country. “This governor calibrates every decision he makes with an eye towards 2016. He calibrates every decision he makes with an eye towards making sure it plays well with voters in the cornfields of Iowa, instead of standing up for what’s right for the people and neighborhoods of New Jersey,” state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) said during a press conference held at Good Neighbor Baptist Church in Newark. Buono is expected to win next month’s primary, but is an underdog in the November governor’s race against the popular Christie, who is …
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 …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Jasey and McKeon represent the 27th District, including Caldwell, Chatham Township, Essex Fells, East Hanover, Florham Park, Livingston, Hanover Township, Harding, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Roseland, South Orange and West Orange.
Assembly Members John F. McKeon and Mila M. Jasey Tuesday announced they will run for re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly. Citing their record of capping property tax increases, improving environmental safeguards, and championing public education, McKeon and Jasey "look forward to continuing their efforts to grow New Jersey's economy, ensure a living wage for hardworking families and set the State on a firm foundation for long-term prosperity," according to a release. The release continues: Assemblyman McKeon is one of New Jersey’s leading voices on the environment, most recently sponsoring a package of bills designed to reduce pollution in the massive Barengat Bay watershed. He has worked with legislators on both sides of the …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Nancy Gould will complete her term, but not run again.
Trustee Nancy Gould annouced Tuesday that she will not seek another term on the Village Board of Trustees. Gould released the following statement: In May 2009 I was elected as a member of the South Orange Board of Trustees. It's been an interesting and satisfying four years, and I'm honored to have served the residents of South Orange. During my BOT tenure, I have always tried to "do the right thing" for the residents of the village. My goal has been to provide the best possible services for the residents while carefully watching the fiscal implications of each vote I make. I hope the residents understand that I worked hard and that my only motivation was to serve the village. I am very proud of the work I have done on the BOT. I've …