Category Archives: Long Branch Election 2014

It’s Election Day (Again), Asbury and Long Branch!

Asbury Park and Long Branch have long been viewed as something akin to sister cities. One-time tourist rivals, both communities were prestigious Victorian seaside resorts that competed to attract society’s upper crust to the pristine beaches and boardwalks. Both suffered … 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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Special Feature: Specter of Eminent Domain Haunts Long Branch Mayoral Race (Part II)

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay As residents of Long Branch fought to save their homes, many external observers, the press included, questioned exactly how this battle over property rights came into being. To be clear, the rise of eminent domain abuse … Continue reading

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

By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay It is almost tradition at this point: every four years, Long Branch inevitably finds itself a city divided. With the non-partisan mayoral election now less than a month away, the showdown between those who support the … Continue reading

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