The Mayoral Candidate Interviews: Part 2

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Published: October 28, 2014
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Below are the final parts of the interviews held separately with both mayoral candidates. Delving into everything from the business community to municipal services, the candidates offer their views on the direction they want to lead the Borough in for the next four years. The questions engaged a conversation that, at times, included aspects of […]

Yakubov Campaign Responds To Arrest

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Published: October 26, 2014
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Michael Yakubov released the following statement on behalf of his campaign in response to last night’s arrest: Late Saturday night, the Roselle Park Police Department misused precious police resources and taxpayer funds in conducting a lawn sign “sting” operation which improperly led to the detention and mugshot of Councilman Mike Yakubov. “This waste of police […]

To Date, Only One Candidate Has Filed Contribution Reports

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Published: October 15, 2014
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To Date, Only One Candidate Has Filed Contribution Reports  | read this item

With more than a week after the October 6th deadline for the 29-Day Pre-General Election Campaign Finance Reports, all but one of the candidates for municipal government office have yet to have their filings received by NJ ELEC – the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission – according to their website and Deputy Director Joe […]

Charlene Storey Fundraiser On September 27th

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Published: September 22, 2014
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A fundraiser for 2nd Ward Councilwoman, who is running for Council-At-Large, will be held on Saturday, September 27th at the Hamilton Stage of Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) in Rahway. The fundraiser will be a stage performance of “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Fearless Productions, a New Jersey theatrical company (link). The fundraiser, which […]

Candidates Receive Requests For Interviews

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Published: July 27, 2014
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All six (6) candidates for municipal office have received a formal request from Roselle Park News to sit down for a conversation to discuss their candidacy, policies, platforms, and thoughts. A list of 30 different dates throughout July, August, and September have been proposed in order to offer each candidate ample opportunity to choose a date. The invitations […]

Democratic Municipal Candidates To Hold Meet & Greet Saturday

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Published: July 25, 2014
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Democratic candidates for municipal offices will be holding a meet & greet on Saturday, July 26th, from noon till 2 p.m. at Aldene Park. Carl Hokanson is the Democratic Party candidate for Mayor while Eugene Meola is running for First Ward Councilman and Charlene Storey is the Democratic candidate for Council-At-Large. Both Mr. Hokanson and […]

2014 Republican Committee Members Elected For Two Years

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Published: June 3, 2014
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2014 Republican Committee Members Elected For Two Years  | read this item

The Union County Republican Committee of Roselle Park, which is responsible for choosing candidates that end up running for local offices, picked its members who will serve until 2016. Richard Huxford, the current municipal attorney and previous Chair of the Republican Committee, was the sole challenger to a committee seat and was defeated by a […]

Primary Results In

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Published: June 3, 2014
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The results for the 2014 Primary Election are in with no surprises as all candidates for November ran unopposed in their respective political parties. In major cities, primaries have multiple candidates from the same party running for the same office and a primary eliminates all but one to become the respective political party’s candidate. In Roselle […]

Republican County Committee Election For Roselle Park Is On June 3rd

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Published: May 25, 2014
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Republican County Committee Election For Roselle Park Is On June 3rd  | read this item

Every year, when municipal candidates from the two major political parties are chosen during the Primary Election in June and eventually elected during the General Election in November in Roselle Park, they have already been chosen months before, not by voters, but by a committee of under 20 people to run as either a Democrat or […]

Mayor Accardi Formally Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Published: April 4, 2014
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At last night’s Mayor & Council meeting, Mayor Joseph Accardi publicly announced that he will not be running in November for a second term as the head of the municipality. The mayor started his report by saying, “I want to first make the announcement that’s the worst kept secret in the borough: I’m not going to […]

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