Day: November 5, 2019

Local Election Results

Incumbents Witt, Ciaccio and Schuberth Re-Elected to Township Council

By: Robbinsville Township from press release

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (November 5, 2019) – Following a contentious race for Robbinsville Township Council, incumbents Ron Witt, Christine Ciaccio and Dan Schuberth were elected to another four years as part of a landslide victory Tuesday over first-time challengers Paul Kranz, Rakhi Upadhyay and Roland Allen.

The ticket of Witt, Ciaccio and Schuberth won all 9 districts in convincing fashion with 6,435 votes (68.8 percent), including mail-in totals. All three incumbents surpassed 2,000 votes with Schuberth setting the pace at 2,261.

In the race for Robbinsville School Board, incumbents Craig Heilman (2,191) and President Jane Barker (2,154), along with a fine showing from newcomer Chris Emigholz (2,112), were the three candidates elected to four-year terms. Challenger Avery Hutchinson (1,207) rounded out the BOE voting.

The current Township Council of Witt, Ciaccio, Schuberth vice president Mike Cipriano and Vince Calcagno have worked with Mayor Dave Fried and Administration to lower municipal taxes four straight years, bring seven new tenants online in the Foxmoor Plaza and have helped push the amount of land set aside for open space to over 1,000 acres, among other accomplishments.

All vote tallies are unofficial until being certified by the Mercer County Clerk.

Links to results from each county provided by each board of election and county clerk’s office:

Monmouth County Election Results will be posted at this link soon as they are available after polls close.

Ocean County Board of Elections Live Election Results at this link

Mercer County Board of Elections Live Election Results at this link.

**All winners announced below are unofficial until announced by the County Clerk in each respective county. **

Upper Freehold Township

Running unopposed incumbents Stanley Moslowski, Jr. and LoriSue Mount were reelected to Township Council.

Upper Freehold Regional School District

William Borkowski (Allentown) won running unopposed

Vanessa DePompo and Christine Ciccarone (Upper Freehold) won running unopposed.

Allentown Borough

Allentown was a really tight race as of right now it appears that Thomas Fritts won race for mayor. Martha Johnson and Daniel “Danny” Payson won council seats. Race is too close to call until certified by County Clerk and Board of Elections

Millstone Township

Albert Ferro ran unopposed for township council.

Millstone Township Board of Education

788 write in votes no name listed

Roosevelt Boro

Peggy Malkin ran unopposed for mayor, Michael B. Hamilton and Luke d. Dermody won 2 year full council seats and Chad Vroman won a 1 year unexpired term for a vacancy.

Hamilton Township Mercer County

Winning a the seat for Mayor was Jeff Martin. Pasquale “Pat” Papero, Jr. and Nancy Phillips won township council seats.

Hightstown Borough

Steven Misiura and Joshua Jackson won 3 year terms on council. Joseph Cicalese won a one year unexpired term on council.

East Windsor

Janice S. Mironov, Marc Lippman, Peter Yeager and John Zoller won four year terms on council.

East Windsor Board of Education

Ram K. Ramachandran, Bertrand Fougnies and Nicole LaRusso won seats

Plumstead Township

Herbert F. Marinari and Robert W. Bowen won 3 year terms on township committee. Leonard A. Grilleto won a 1 year unexpired term on township committee.

Plumstead Township Board of Education

Leslie Septor and Sandra M. Soles won seats.

Robbinsville Township Police Department Participates in “No Shave November” for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

By: Robbinsville Township Press Release

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (November 5, 2019) – Police Officers in Robbinsville Township are required to be clean-shaven at all times, save for a well-groomed mustache.

Inspired by the late Joe Barker, once again this November a number of officers, with the blessing of Mayor Dave Fried and Chief Chris Nitti, have tossed aside their razors for “No-Shave November” – an initiative aimed at raising funds for cancer research. Throughout the month, participating officers will make a $100 donation to grow a full beard, and a $50 donation to grow a goatee. Female officers will make a $50 donation to paint their fingernails or wear ribbons, headbands or barrettes.

This year’s beneficiary is Thea’s Star of Hope, a wonderful local charity that has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for more research directed at pediatric brian tumors.

Trisha Danze, Thea’s mom and Robbinsville resident, founded Thea’s Star of Hope in 2011 with a mission to improve the treatment experience for kids with brain tumors. “Star of Hope” is the embodiment of Thea’s positive outlook and a testament to the indelible spirit so many diagnosed children maintain despite terrifying diagnosis, painful treatment and an uncertain future.

Since 2017, “No-Shave November has raised $6,000 for various types of cancer research.

To make a charitable donation, send a check payable to “PBA #344” to: P.O. Box 10099, Trenton, NJ 08650. In the memo section, please mark the check: “No Shave November/Thea’s Star of Hope.”

Residents also had the opportunity to vote on the PBA Local #344 Facebook page for their favorite officer’s scruff by hitting the ‘Like’ button.

Helping Hands, an Autism and Special Needs Registry for Youth by Robbinsville Township Police Department

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — The Robbinsville Township Police Department announced today they are starting a autism & special needs registry for youth that will help ensure safety for children. This is a proactive measure, to support families in times of need quickly and efficiently.

The police department is asking families to register children who have an Autism diagnosis, are non-verbal, or have limited language abilities. The registry is confidential and participation is voluntary.

Contact Police Officer Alonso at for forms and information about participation. Officer Alonso may also be reached by phone at (609) 632-0960 x5014

Scouts Collect 5,780 Pounds of Food for Allentown Food Pantry Brings Total to Over 10,000 Pounds

Allentown, NJ—Allentown Boy Scout Troop 180 held their annual “Scouting for Food” event on Saturday November 4, 2019. The Scouts drive brought in 5,870 pounds of food that included 5,560 items. Combined with the Four Seasons food drive last week this brought the total collected to over 10,000 pounds of food.

Food can still be dropped off at the food pantry for both the Boy Scouts and Four Seasons Food Drives. Non-perishable, food items and hygiene products such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.

Everything collected is given to the Allentown Food Pantry so your donations stay local. If you don’t have time to shop, or miss the drive altogether, consider making a monetary donation to:
The Allentown Community Food Pantry
PO Box 122
Allentown NJ, 08501

VOTE TODAY General Election Polls Open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monmouth County Election Results will be posted at this link soon as they are available after polls close.

Ocean County Board of Elections Live Election Results at this link

Mercer County Board of Elections Live Election Results at this link.

Vote Tuesday 

November 5, 2019 – General Election, Polls Open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

New Jersey Voter Information System

Voter Information Project Polling Place Locator – Type in your home address to find the location of your polling place at this link

Department of State, New Jersey Division of Elections website contains information on if you are registered, where to vote, and a host of other voter information  

Robbinsville Township Election Information

Allentown voting information 

Plumstead Township voting information 

Mercer County Board of Elections 

Monmouth County Clerk Election Division

Ocean County Board of Elections