STATE – All 120 seats in New Jersey’s legislature are at stake in the Nov. 8 election. Although there were some minor changes to the makeup of some districts following the 2010 Census, the new map is unlikely to lead to major changes in Trenton.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – While the state legislative races at the top of the ballot are getting most of the attention that is being devoted to this year’s election contests, a number of local offices are also on the ballot. Voters in ten communities, including Woodbridge, have contested mayoral races, while most communities will elect one or more members to their municipal council or township committee.
AREA – For more than a decade, Democrats have held every seat on the freeholder boards in Union and Middlesex counties. Republicans are hoping to change the status quo in next week’s election.
Bazaar • Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Christ United Methodist Church, 485 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, will hold its annual fall bazaar, with crafts, baked goods, attic treasures, toys, clothing and more for sale. Proceeds benefit mission projects. Info: 1-732-752-4212 or 1-732-463-2156.
UNION COUNTY – While the state legislative races at the top of the ballot are getting most of the attention that is being devoted to this year’s election contests, a number of local offices are also on the ballot. Voters in Summit, Kenilworth and Fanwood have contested mayoral races, and most communities will elect one or more members to their municipal council or township committee.
CLARK — Cub Scout Den 1, of Clark’s Pack 145, recently completed their Webelos Citizenship Badge with a visit to Clark’s Town Council Chambers for a talk about good citizenship from Clark’s Town Councilman and Historian Brian Toal.
In preparing for the upcoming Christmas and Valentine mail collections, Friends of Our Troops would like to extend special thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6807 in Garwood, which participated in the most recent campaign. Led by Lena Cummings, they were the top VFW Auxiliary in New Jersey.
CRANFORD—A representative of SCORE will present a free seminar on “High Impact Marketing” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Cranford Public Library and all are welcome.
BOUND BROOK – The Borough of Bound Brook has rescheduled the 2011 Riverfest celebration to Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, along Main Street in downtown Bound Brook. Produced by JC Promotions, this 8th annual community festival with free admission will offer festivities for the entire family.