The Democratic ticket for mayor and Borough Council slammed the all-Republican council’s handling of the library issue in a Sunday, July 22, statement.
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Residents are invited to meet Democratic candidates for Borough Council Daryl Eisenberg Knegten and Lindsay Goodloe from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, June 23, at Cupa Cafe on the Watchung Circle.
Daryl Eisenberg Knegten, another Democratic Borough Council candidate, spoke about how important the library is for young people.
“I look forward to the day when my two little boys will wander into the children’s ‘Biography’ section, just like I did, and discover their heroes,” she said.
"Residents are invited to meet Democratic candidates for Borough Council Daryl Eisenberg Knegten and Lindsay Goodloe from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 2, at Cupa Cafe on the Watchung Circle."
"Several residents, including Democratic candidate for Borough Council Daryl Eisenberg Knegten, questioned why a BNE concept plan featured a date of October 2017, but for residents, the May 3 council meeting 'was the first we are hearing of this.'"
"The coalition invited all six candidates for Mayor and Borough Council to talk to voters Saturday morning. Borough Councilman David Mobus, a Republican, and Democratic council candidates Lindsay Goodloe and Daryl Eisenberg Knegten stopped by to discuss the issues with residents."
"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.”
"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.”"