Three Candidates File To Run For 2017 School Board Election

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Published: July 31, 2017
Three Candidates File To Run For 2017 School Board Election  | read this item

At the deadline of 4 p.m. this afternoon, only three (3) residents filed to run for this year’s school board election. In contrast to last year which had eight candidates file, this year will have three residents running for three open seats. Only one of the three candidates – Christopher Miller – is a current […]

Independent Council-At-Large Candidate Removed From November Ballot

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Published: June 13, 2017
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Independent Council-At-Large candidate Yasmin Coello’s petition for the 2017 general election has been determined to have a ‘fatal defect’ and, therefore, she will not be on the general election ballot. The decision was reached by the County Clerk’s Office in response to a challenge formally filed by Republican Council-At-Large candidate Joseph DeIorio. Per New Jersey […]

Two Candidates File As Independents For Municipal Offices

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Published: June 6, 2017
Two Candidates File As Independents For Municipal Offices  | read this item

Yasmine Coello and and current First Ward Councilman Eugene Meola filed as independent candidates for two separate municipal offices up for election this year. Ms. Coello filed for Council-At-Large and Councilman Meola filed to retain his seat as the representative for the borough’s first ward residents. Councilman Meola was a member of the Roselle Park […]

Democratic Committee Member Elections On June 6th

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Published: May 5, 2017
Democratic Committee Member Elections On June 6th  | read this item

In Roselle Park, when it comes to Democratic and Republican candidates running for municipal office, voters do not decide on who to vote for, they simply get to choose from candidates who have been already picked for them by municipal political committees. The members of local political committees are the ones who decide who will […]

Democratic & Republican Candidates Filed To Run For Local Offices

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Published: April 3, 2017
Democratic & Republican Candidates Filed To Run For Local Offices  | read this item

Residents who will be running for local office as a Democrat or Republican this year filed today for First Ward Candidate and Council-At-Large candidates. Four residents filed and neither sitting member of council whose seat is up for election – Eugene Meola and Charlene Storey – filed under a political party affiliation. Those who filed […]

At Most, 10 Signatures Needed For At-Large Primary Candidate. Only 1 For First Ward.

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Published: March 31, 2017
At Most, 10 Signatures Needed For At-Large Primary Candidate. Only 1 For First Ward.  | read this item

Petitions for candidates running as a declared Democrat or Republican are due Monday afternoon, April 3rd, by 4 p.m. For decades in Roselle Park, primaries have been nothing more than a formality since only one candidate from each of the two political parties has run unopposed. The primary, under usual circumstances in most other municipalities, […]

Mayor Hokanson Dinner Fundraiser March 30th At Costa’s

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Published: March 29, 2017
Mayor Hokanson Dinner Fundraiser March 30th At Costa's  | read this item

Mayor Carl Hokanson will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser …

Deadline For Filing As Party Candidate On April 3rd

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Published: March 27, 2017
Deadline For Filing As Party Candidate On April 3rd  | read this item

The deadline for filing as a Democratic or Republican candidate for municipal office is 4 p.m. on Monday, April 3rd. The two seats up for election this year are First Ward and Council-At-Large. The current elected officials are First Ward Councilman Eugene Meola and Councilwoman-At-Large Charlene Storey. In Roselle Park, the primary election usually runs […]

Councilman Meola Declares Himself As Registered Independent

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Published: January 6, 2017
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At last night’s municipal reorganization meeting, First Ward Councilman Eugene Meola confirmed that he has changed his political affiliation from Democrat to Independent. This was publicly brought to light when former Mayor Joseph DeIorio spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting. “I was also told today that I had had a conversation with […]

2016 Election In Roselle Park By The Numbers

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Published: November 13, 2016
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51141472 - random numbers background  | read this item

The number of registered voters in Roselle Park is around 7,900. This year had three (3) local elections and a presidential election, among others. Based on the 5,340 votes for President, more than ⅔ of Roselle Park residents came out to vote this year. Even with nine (9) official choices, 35 residents – about 0.4% […]

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