Sunday, November 11, 2012
Democratic incumbents win after voters pack the polls.
The Results are in! East Brunswick voters elected Democratic Mayor David Stahl to serve as mayor and his incumbent running mates, Denise Contrino and Nancy Pinkin, to serve on the Township Council. Voters also picked Vicki Becker, Kevin McEvoy and Meredith Shaw to serve on the school board. They day saw heavy turn out, with poll workers saying there was a steady stream of voters all day, with lines forming a certain times. When asked by Patch today, Facebook readers said a variety of factors went into their decision this year, not the least of which was Hurricane Sandy. "Locally, my vote has been influenced enormously by the lack of leadership shown by our town officials in holding the utility companies responsible for their poor …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tell us who you think came out ahead during Wednesday's debate between candidates for Township Council.
Candidates for Townshiop Council faced off Wednesday during a live debate on EBTV. Incumbent Democrats Denise Contrino and Nancy Pinkin, squared off live against Republican challengers Anthony Riccobono and Kermit "Skip" Wade Moderated by Dawn Clarke, vice president of Voter Service of the League of Women Voters, East Brunswick Patch Editor John Saccenti and Sentinel reporter James McEvoy took turns asking the candidates where they stood on Route 18 development, taxes, traffic and pedestrian safety, the Golden Triangle and More. If you missed it, catch it again right here and tell us what you think. Do you have a favorite candidate? Who do you think won the night? Also that evening, Mayor David Stahl faced off against Republican challenger…
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Anthony Riccobono is seeking a seat on the Township Council.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Name : Mr. Anthony James Riccobono Also known as : Tony Date of birth : 12 September 1950 Place of residence : 10 Sherwood Ave East Brunswick NJ 08816 Attended college : Yes College : Saint Francis College Degree : BA Year of graduation : 1972 Job titles held : 1.Validations Clerk 2.Manager3. Owner Manager 4 Inventory Clerk 5 Councilman Employers : 1Waterfront Comm. 2 Aquarium Stock Co.3 Aquatic Supply 4 EB Sewerage Authority 5 Twp of EB Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Township Council Chamber/district: 9 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Councilman 1991-1996 Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 1 Race Track Rd bldg B East Brunswick New Jersey 8816 Name : Mrs. Donna …
Kermit Wade is seeking a seat on the Township Council
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Name : Mr. Kermit Frank Wade Also known as : Skip Date of birth : 05 October 1969 Place of residence : East Brunswick, NJ Job titles held : NA Employers : NA Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Town Council Chamber/district: District 18 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : none Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : none Address Name : Donna Santamarina Title : Website : abettereb.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/EB-GOP-2012/270019969769997 Stay-at-Home Father / Handyman. Born and raised in Houston, TX moved to NJ when I was 18. My wife Alexis Balsamides-Wade and her family have been in East Brunswick for about 40 years.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Anthony Riccobono and Kermit Wade will seek seats on the Township Council this fall.
Two local Republicans have filed to run for a four-year seat on the Township Council. Anthony Riccobono and Kermit Wade are expected to be on the ballet on Nov. 6. The two will replace Synnove Bakke and Jim Johnson as candidates. Bakke and Johnson each withdrew their names from the ballot last week. Wade has been an East Brunswick resident for 12 years and his wife has lived in town most of her life. The stay-a-home dad says he wants to get involved with the community and work to make it a better place for his children. “I’ve always been interested in local politics,” he said. “I love the fact that you can represent where you live. You have something at stake in your community. I have small children and I would like to make the town better…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Republican candidates for Township Council Synnove Bakke and Jim Johnson are no longer running in November's election.
Republican candidates for Township Council, Synnove Bakke and Jim Johnson, sent a letter to the township clerk’s office last week asking that their names be removed from the ballot for this year’s election. The husband and wife team had been seeking four-year terms on the council. Bakke said Monday afternoon that the decision was made because of work related reasons. Mayoral candidate Republican Eugene DeMarco is still on the ballot. On the Democrat side, incumbents Nancy Pinkin and Denise Contrino and Mayor David Stahl are still seeking re-election. According to the East Brunswick Township Clerk’s office, the Republicans have until Sept. 13 to name two replacement candidates if they want them to appear on the November ballot. So tell us …
Monday, July 16, 2012
The East Brunswick Township Council will meet at 8 p.m. in the Municipal Court Room.
The East Brunswick Township Council has a light agenda tonight. When the council meets at 8 p.m. tonight (Monday, July 16), it will consider authorizing the Middlesex County Fair Association to hold the annual Middlesex County Fair at the 4-H fairgrounds, approving ammusement game licenses for the fair and approving raffle licenses for several local organiations, inclding to the Middlesex County 4-H. Take a look at the full agenda attached to this article.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Missteps by township leaders have resulted not in lower taxes, but in development, traffic and larger class sizes.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
To the Editor: Years ago, our Township leaders told us that if we blight our community's landscape with a pair of high-rise office towers, our taxes would go down and there would be no negative impact to our lifestyles. Did anyone see where the tax decrease went? Is the 30 minute backup on Route 18, trying to get to the NJ Turnpike every morning a mirage? Years ago, our Township leaders led us to believe, that by building new homes, town homes and apartments, on every square yard of property in East Brunswick, it would somehow benefit us all. Has anyone seen the open spaces and quiet life style that many of us moved into town for, in the 1980s? Thirty students per class is obviously a benefit, of some sort, to our children's education…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Township Council meeting's next meeting will be at 8 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Municipal Complex.
The Township Council's agenda includes a presentation from JCP&L and a resolution supporting Click It or Ticket 2012. Here is the full agenda.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The East Brunswick Township Council met April 9 and discussed programs for returning veterans, alcohol awareness month, and other issues.
The East Brunswick Township Council held an action meeting at the municipal court at 8 p.m., Monday, April 9. The meeting, led by Council President Michael Hughes, discussed several different ordinances and resolutions concerning the town’s spending and awareness programs. Honoring Legion Leader The Township Council honored Fang A. Wong, chief executive officer and official spokesman of the American Legion in East Brunswick, for service to the community. The Legion has played a vital part in assuring that all veterans and future veterans are taken care of upon their return from duty. “There will be thousands and thousands of young men and women coming back from the war,” Wong said as he addressed the board. “Keep up the good work, I …