Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Democrat narrowly defeated GOP challenger Jeff Hansen in the race for township committee, according to election results certified Tuesday.
After weeks of waiting, Democrat Denice DiCarlo can officially celebrate her victory in the township committee race. The results of the close race were certified Tuesday afternoon by the Gloucester County Board of Elections, exactly three weeks after the Nov. 6 election. Preliminary results after the polls closed on election night showed DiCarlo ahead in the race by just 99 votes. Ultimately, DiCarlo defeated GOP challenger Jeff Hansen by 140 votes, according to the certified results. The final vote tally was 5,213 to 5073, with 11 write-in votes, once all provisional ballots and any cast remotely by residents displaced by Superstorm Sandy were counted. Hurricane Sandy disrupted the election process across New Jersey, and Gloucester …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The letter writer, an Election Day poll worker, says the Gloucester County Board of Elections performed admirably under pressure.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
To the Editor: Now that the election as come to an end I feel the need to present a report card of how the Gloucester County Board of Election performed. Here is a county department that most people really don’t understand. People say to me, “When I visited the office, it always seems empty. Who works there? Where is everybody?” Let me tell you, someone was there, especially on election night. Having worked the polls that entire day I had the opportunity to call the Board of Elections about 25 times. Each time I called someone immediately picked up the phone and took my information, did some research and came back to me with a response in a timely manner. This was compounded with the fact that I had lines of people waiting to vote and had…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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 …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The letter writer says Denice DiCarlo should be elected on Nov. 6.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
To the Editor: Like all New Jersey towns, West Deptford has been hard hit by the recession. Jobs have been lost, private development has been put on hold and Sunoco has shut down the local refinery. On top of all this, the new Republican majority rammed through settlements of the El Paso-Sunoco tax appeals, which added nearly $33 million in new debt. Despite these setbacks, Standard and Poor’s recently gave West Deptford an A-/Stable debt rating, the same as last year, even after the township took on the $33 million to settle the refinery tax appeals. The reason for this good rating: West Deptford Energy power plant is now a reality, under construction, and will pay West Deptford $107 million in taxes over the next 20 years. West Deptford…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Any registered voter can vote by mail in New Jersey for any reason. Here's how.
Election Day is fast approaching—but what if you can’t make it to the voting booth on Nov. 6? Don’t let your ballot go uncast: vote by mail. You don’t need to justify why you want to vote by mail in New Jersey. Perhaps you’ll be in meetings all day on Nov. 6, traveling or just don’t feel like waiting in line at your local voting location. To vote by mail in West Deptford, you must already be registered and: 1. Complete the Gloucester County vote by mail application (English) (Spanish) 2. Mail the completed application to: James Hogan, Gloucester County Clerk Court House, 1st Floor P.O. Box 129, 1 North Broad St. Woodbury, NJ 08096-3327 3. Or apply in person at the county clerk’s office (1 North Broad St., first floor, Woodbury) Vote by …
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 …
The final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. Find out where to see it on TV and where to watch online.
Tonight's the night: President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will meet up for their third and final presidential debate tonight, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. From the first debate that saw a huge boost for Romney's campaign to the second that brought out the fiestiness in both candidates, voters have had two chances to see the candidates go head-to-head. Tonight's debate, moderated by Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer, returns to the format of the first—candidates fielding questions from Schieffer, this time on foreign policy. It's a good bet that the attacks against the American consulate in Libya will be front and center, and also look for Obama to bring up Osama bin Laden's death. Here are the details of the third presidential debate: TV…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Det. Bob Chew looks to bring a lot of the skills he acquired working with the Camden Police to Greenwich Twp. Council.
As part of his October campaign for running for Greenwich Township council, Republican candidate Bob Chew has been going door-to-door talking to residents about the various changes he is looking to make if he is elected. On his travels, Chew has met many people who are unemployed and can barely afford to keep their homes. They look at him, almost desperate for an answer to their issues. “I walk all through this town,” Chew said, “and what I find is people, standing at their doorstep and asking me, 'What can you do for me? I need help.'” What they then find out is that Chew could face that very same reality himself in just a few short months. Chew is currently a homicide detective for the Camden City Police Department. He is a 23-year …