Monday, November 26, 2012
The Bergen County Clerk's Office has released the official Nov. 6 election results
Official election results from the Bergen County Clerk's Office show no change in the outcome of the Nov. 6 local election where voters ousted Council President Paul Cordts for council and voted in a newcomer to the Regional Board of Education. River Edge also approved the Open Space Referendum by a small margin. According to official results Vito Acquafredda remained at the top in River Edge taking in 36 percent of the vote with incumbent Anthony Cappola picking up 32 percent. Cordts followed in with 31 percent. Official results are: Anthony Cappola - Republican - 2,250 Paul Cordts - Republican - 2,229 Vito Acquafredda - Democrat - 2,529 In Oradell, James Koth (2,460) and Donna Alonso (2,309) were reelected to the council in an …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 14 electoral votes.
Barack Obama won New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New Jersey. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Update: This article was updated at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 with quotes from Gov. Chris Christie. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." "The task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you," Obama told supporters in his acceptance speech shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. "It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression. The spirit that has lifted …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Where to Watch the Debate in [TOWN]: [INSERT LOCAL INFORMATION HERE] Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): According to the CPD, "The debate will cover …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan selected as GOP nominee, while NJ governor may serve as convention keynote speaker.
After months of rumors that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would be tapped as the GOP vice president nomineee, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney instead chose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on Saturday for the spot. Christie may now have the opportunity to serve as the GOP convention's keynote speaker later this month in Tampa, Fla. Being named the keynote speaker could open the door for Christie to run in 2016 and still allow him to serve a second term as governor. “With Paul Ryan on the ticket, this is a team that understands the economic stagnation our country has been facing the last four years and the urgency with which we need to change course," Christed said in a prepared statement Saturday afternoon. "The Romney-Ryan team is uniquely …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Search our interactive database to see how much your neighbors gave to Obama and Romney.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across New Jersey, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
First time candidate Robert Levine of River Edge has opted to end his November campaign for borough councilman
Late Wednesday afternoon, River Edge Democratic candidate Robert Levine announced that he is dropping his campaign bid for one of the open borough council seats this November. “I enjoyed being a part of the River Edge community and I wanted to give back by serving on the borough council," Levine said. "Unfortunately, due to recent family circumstances, I have withdrawn my name from this year’s council campaign. I want to thank Mayor Sandy Moscaritolo and my running mate Vito Acquafredda for their continued guidance and understanding in this matter. I would also like to thank all the residents who have supported me and my candidacy”. During the June primary, Levine was the second highest vote-recipient among the pack of candidates. He …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Residents can submit their petition prior to the June primary
Each of the three school districts, River Edge, Oradell and River Dell will have three Board of Education seats up for grabs come the November general election on Nov. 6. Legal requirements for becoming a member of a local Board of Education are as follows: The New Jersey School Boards Association has published an online Candidate Kit with information for citizens interested in running for a position on their local board of education in November 2012. The kit includes directions on obtaining and filing a nominating petition, as well as information about legal qualifications for school board candidacy and the role of the school board member. Background about the New Jersey School Ethics Act and important dates in the school election process…