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Allen Swanson For Democratic Nominee to Council

Select Allen Swanson as Democratic Candidate for New Providence Council   For the second year in a row the New Providence Republicans may be able to run for Council without an opposing Democratic candidate.  This is not good for many reasons.  The most significant being the ability of the Republicans to remain in office without …

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New Jersey Assembly Candidate Forced Out of Primary

Scott Salmon Forced Out of Assembly Race On March 8, 2021, Scott Salmon, candidate for LD 21 Assembly, removed his name from the primary race for the Democratic nomination.  Salmon stated: “Running without the endorsement of the Union County Democratic Committee would mean a contested primary, and I believe instead that our resources would be …

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NJ Sierra Club Endorses the Green Amendment

NJ Sierra Club Endorses NJ Green Amendment March 16, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Allen Swanson, Chair, Volunteer Communications Committee, NJ Sierra Club, afswanson@newjersey.sierra.org The Sierra Club’s New Jersey Chapter supports the New Jersey Green Amendment. On March 13, the chapter passed a resolution to endorse a change to the NJ Constitution. The proposed amendment states, …

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Better Ballots New Jersey

BETTER BALLOTS NEW JERSEY On Saturday a ballot initiative was launched by a coalition of organizations.  This was not a usual ballot initiative.  This is a coalition formed to change the primary ballot in New Jersey.  Some of you may know, the ballot in New Jersey is unique, no other state in the country uses …

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Limiting Indoor Capacity Lowers Covid-19 Infection Spread

Study Shows Limiting Indoor Capacity at Businesses Reduces Covid-19 Spread A comprehensive study has been released by Nature Today which concludes that most Covid-19 infections in US cities were spread at restaurants, cafes and gyms. The study took place in March and April of 2020.  Ten of the largest cities in the US were used …

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Enforcement of Outdoor Dining an Issue In New Providence

UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING THE INFORMATION BELOW WAS ACKNOWLEDGED AND CONFIRMED AT THE NOVEMBER 16TH MEETING BY MAYOR MORGAN.  THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT CAME WHEN I BROUGHT UP THE SUBJECT, NOT IN RESPONSE TO MY LETTER The information below represents an update of an earlier article about the Mayor of New Providence, NJ responding …

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Mayor “I imagine the Health Department.”

    UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2020 COUNCIL MEETING This letter was not placed on the agenda.  I did not ask for an explanation.  Without elaborating, Mayor Morgan said that enforcement of all Executive Orders from the Governor are enforced by law enforcement.  This is in agreement with my discussions with the Attorney General’s office …

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Final Candidate Statement

The statement below represents the final public statement submitted to the local virtual newspaper TAPinto New Providence I am running for the NP Borough Council as a write-in candidate.  I had hoped when I announced this campaign that my opponents would participate in some exchange of ideas and proposals.  Unfortunately, that has not occurred. Those of …

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Fracked Gas Power Plant Put On Hold

Allen Swanson, Union County Conservation Chair Environmental activists across the state achieved a great victory last night. NJ Transit has been planning ground-breaking early next year for a gas-fired power plant on the shores of the Hackensack River in Kearny. The project has been under fire from environmental groups on a continuous basis for nearly …

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