Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Township Council and BOE meetings set
The Howell Township Council and the Howell Public Schools will not waste any time getting ready for 2013 as they hold their reorganization meetings this week. The council will hold its reorganization meeting on Jan. 1 at 12 p.m. at the new Municipal Building. At that time Deputy Mayor Bill Gotto will be sworn in to succeed Mayor Robert Walsh. The process to replace Gotto's seat on the council will also begin. It will also be the first official meeting for Councilman-Elect Ed Guz who was voted into office in November. On Thursday, Jan. 3 the Howell Board of Education will hold its annual reorganization at 8 p.m. at Middle School North. The meeting will be the first for newly elected members Charles Welsh and Jeanne DePompo while current …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Two new board members elected to Board of Education
It was a busy Election Day in Howell and by the time the night was over the township had a new mayor, a new councilman and two new members of the board of education. With 10,423 votes Deputy Mayor Bill Gotto, the Republican candidate topped Democrat William Field who received 6,841 votes according to the Monmouth County Board of Elections website. Independent Elaine Taylor received 1,099 votes. Calling his win "a little overwhelming," Gotto said he was looking forward to continuing the work he started when he was elected to the council. "Nothing changes. I'm still full speed ahead on our mission." Winning the election was an honor, but Gotto said there are other things he is focused on now. "The fact is we still have a couple thousand …
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Some 89 percent of Democrats gave Obama the debate win, while Republicans declared Romney the winner by the same margin.
New Jersey political insiders gave their candidates the edge on the final presidential debate. However, most believe President Barack Obama will be the consensus winner over Mitt Romney among national media outlets. According to a Patch flash poll sent to elected officials and political party insiders in New Jersey, 17 out of 19 Democrats responding believed Obama was the victor, while 16 out of 18 Republicans declared Romney the winner. “Gov. Romney's executive capabilities were on full display,” one Republican insider said. “This will energize the voters and clearly demonstrated that he will return America to being viewed as being professionally run as a business and ALL Americans are its clients.” Democrats were also impressed with …
See what students and others had to say about the foreign policy debate
Chat transcript from Patch's Debate Party at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, held at the Campus Center Event Room on Monday night, Oct. 22, from 8:45 to 11 p.m.
Monday, October 22, 2012
More than 60 students turned out for Monday night's final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
With more than 60 people in one room watching a presidential debate on foreign policy, there was bound to be strong opinions and disagreement. Some people were even angry with themselves. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Senate hosted a viewing party for the third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney Monday night, Oct. 22. The subject was foreign policy, but the candidates debated a little bit of everything. The 62 students and community members who gathered walked away with strong opinions, and in some cases, those opinions were different than when they walked into the Campus Center Event Room. Evan Yeung, a sophomore and a Political Science major, felt Romney …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
However, over 80 percent believe President Obama will be declared the "consensus winner" by media outlets.
New Jersey political insiders declared their party’s candidate the winner of the second presidential debate Tuesday night. However, most believe President Barack Obama will be the consensus winner among national media outlets over Mitt Romney. According to a Patch flash poll sent to elected officials and political party insiders, 24 out of 27 Democrats responding believed Obama was the victor, while 20 out of 24 Republicans declared Romney the winner. “I think Romney had a better understanding and explanation of how to create jobs and grow the economy. He looked much more presidential,” one Republican said. The results of Patch’s second presidential debate poll of New Jersey insiders contrast with those from last week’s head-to-head, in …
Six candidates vying for three seats
At the old Southard School three of the six candidates in this year's Board of Education elections met in a debate meant to help voters make their choice in November. The event was sponsored by the Howell Chamber of Commerce and moderated by the League of Women Voters Board President Tim O'Brien was joined by running mate Nancy Donio and Chuck Welsh and the three discussed not only their vision for the future of the board but what got them to their candidacy. O'Brien and Patrick Dowling are seeking to hold onto their seats for another three year term. Since being elected three years ago O'Brien said he has seen a lot of changes on the board and in the district. That includes "the way that we've perceived our ability both to fund and …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Several options to get on the rolls in advance of Nov. 6 elections
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Today is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 elections. Here's information on how to get on the rolls if you haven't yet registered: Register in person Howell residents can pick up a registration form at the township clerk's office at the new Municipal Building located at 4567 Route 9. For more information, call 732-938-4500. Residents also can go directly to the county clerk's office at 33 Mechanic St., Freehold. For more information, call 732-431-7324. Register by mail Print and fill out a Voter Application Form. Mail the form to: Monmouth County Commissioner of Registration PO Box 1267 Freehold, NJ 07728-9912 The state makes it easy — the application form can be mailed for free by following the folding and taping …