STATE – As expected, President Barack Obama carried New Jersey on Election Day. What was in doubt was whether the president could overcome the fractured political climate and defeat Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the nationwide race.
CLARK – Republican Mayor Sal Bonaccorso bested Democrat Rich Kazanowski to win his fourth term in office on Tuesday. According to unofficial results, Bonaccorso received 4,050 votes to Kazanowski’s 2,565.
PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Wilda Diaz defeated five challengers on Tuesday to win a second term, despite receiving support from just 37 percent of Perth Amboy residents who cast ballots in the election.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Shamsiddin Abdur-Raheem was sentenced to life in state prison today for throwing his infant daughter from a bridge on the Garden State Parkway into the Raritan River in February 2010, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced. The baby’s body was found on the bank of the river two months later.
TRENTON — The Port Authority strongly advises air travelers to check with their carriers before going to the airport today due to a significant number of flight cancellations by the airlines in the wake of the approaching coastal storm.