Watchung Democratic candidates announce support for library, blast council's decision

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"Mayoral candidate Keith Balla and council candidates Lindsay Goodloe and Daryl Eisenberg Knegten issued a joint statement last week declaring the council’s April 19 vote to ultimately close the library a “hasty decision” that was taken “without adequate advanced public notice and without considering the community’s concerns.”

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Facebook group aims to spur thoughtful discussion in Watchung

"Borough Councilman Stephen Black, a Republican, will vie for the mayor’s seat, a four-year post, against Democrat Keith Balla. Republican incumbents David Mobus and Maria Alberto will face Democrats Lindsay Goodloe and Daryl Eisenberg Knegten for three-year terms on the council.

The Democratic and Republican tickets will run unopposed in their respective primaries on Tuesday, June 5.

“If there’s any year to try and get people’s attention on these subjects,” Barratt said, “this seemed like the year to do it.”"

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