Elections for Highland Park residents offer no drama – until you get to the Office of the U.S. President

In Highland Park’s uncontested Borough Council election, Matthew Hersh was elected to a three-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. Matt returns to council, after serving on council from 2016-2018,  reluctantly resigning because of a job conflict. Now having a different job, he is very pleased to be able to work once again on behalf of his community. And incumbent Elsie Foster, who has been a council member since 2000, was elected to another three-year term. Incumbent School Board members Anne Gowen, Robert Roslewicz, and Michelle McFadden-DiNicola each were re-elected for another three-year term.

In Middlesex County, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin was elected Middlesex County clerk, and incumbent Freeholders Charles Tomaro and Leslie Koppel were each re-elected to a three-year term.

Congressman Frank Pallone in the 6th Congressional District won his 17th two-year term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment allowing for the regulated sale of recreational marijuana, but legal use or sales are not likely to happen anytime soon.

  • Passed by a 2-1 ratio, the measure technically goes into effect on the first of January.
  • But NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal today released a statement reminding residents that all of the existing criminal laws regarding marijuana will remain on the books until the Legislature enacts a regulatory framework for its legal sale.
  • Some in the business say that it could take a year for the structure to be completely in place.

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