Category Archives: Elections

In Long Branch, Jeff Bell Appeals to Republicans

Long Branch is known for many things—the beaches, boardwalk, dining, and diversity—but being a bastion of Republicanism is not one of them. Indeed, with a Democratic Mayor in office for twenty-two years, and a voter registration profile that benefits the … Continue reading

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Jeff Bell is Back in Jersey

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay Though minimal media attention has assured it has gone largely unnoticed, there is currently a race for United States Senate underway in the State of New Jersey. While punditry and press alike seem to have written … Continue reading

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In Asbury Park, Amy Quinn and John Moor to Seek Re-Election

By Dennis “DJ’ Mikolay Everybody who lives in New Jersey is familiar with the story of Asbury Park, its illustrious history, disheartening decline, and slow but steady rebirth. The small city by the sea’s long-awaited rejuvenation has been front-page news … Continue reading

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Long Branch Mayoral Race ‘14: Low Turnout, High Hopes

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay Huddled into Avery Grant’s mayoral campaign headquarters on Brighton Avenue, Long Branch’s long-downtrodden political opposition experienced an unprecedented boost of energy and inspiration on Tuesday night. It was the non-partisan Election Day, and though twenty-four year … Continue reading

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David Pizzo’s Plans for Long Branch

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay Today is Election Day in New Jersey’s non-partisan municipalities, and while most of the attention has gone to the incredibly high profile Newark mayoral contest, residents in three Monmouth County municipalities—Highlands, Keansburg, and Long Branch—will take … Continue reading

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Special Feature: Specter of Eminent Domain Haunts Long Branch Mayoral Race (Part III)

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay Initially, it didn’t appear that the courts would provide relief for residents of MTOTSA, the quaint oceanfront community slated for demolition after Long Branch partnered with a private developer as part of an all-encompassing redevelopment plan. … Continue reading

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