Official Meeting Notice: Main Street Highland Park Annual Meeting

Please be advised that the Main Street Highland Park Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Park Senior/Youth Center, 220 S 6th Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904. The public is welcome to attend to learn about and provide input to the strategies/initiatives for creating an exciting and sustainable Highland Park downtown environment. Main Street Highland Park (“MSHP”) is a non-profit community development organization that manages the downtown Business District for the benefit of the merchants, business owners  and residents of Highland Park. As a dedicated advocate for the downtown, Main Street leverages its budget resources and relationships on behalf of its constituent members to bring about change that would not otherwise be possible. Main Street Highland Park’s programs improve the image of downtown Highland Park, focusing on its commercial assets, visual appeal, safety and desirability as a destination for business, for shopping, dining and fun. READ MORE

Democratic Incumbents Win in HP, Middlesex County, and 18th District

No surprises in Highland Park, but no lack of enthusiasm – or graciousness – among the local Democratic officials who kept their seats on borough council, freeholder board and state legislature. Among the Highland Park Borough Council candidates, incumbent Matt Hersh was the top vote-getter with 2,692 votes for his two-year unexpired term; incumbent Stephany Kim, 2,685 votes for her one year unexpired term; incumbent Josh Fine with 2,668 votes for a full three year term; incumbent Elsie Foster Dublin with 2,595 for a full three year term. Republican candidate for council, Herb Gross attracted 551 votes. Highland Park resident Seth Kaper-Dale, who ran for governor on the Green Party ticket, attracted 1,050 votes among Middlesex County voters. The 18th District includes seven communities in Middlesex County: East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield, and South River. READ MORE

Highland Park Launches Municipal ID Program After Months of Planning

On October 31, 2017 at the Highland Park Borough Hall, residents found no tricks, but all treats in the form of Municipal ID cards, as the borough officially launched its Municipal ID program. This initiative is part of the borough’s inclusive community efforts and has been in development for the past several months. “I’m thrilled to finally see our Municipal ID Card become a reality. Many of our seniors have already thanked me for making an ID other than a driver’s license (which can be difficult for them to attain) available to them. These new ID cards will allow all our residents, with adequate proof of residence, over the age of 14, to participate in borough programs,” said Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler. READ MORE

Middlesex Mayors Launch Non-Partisan Voter Registration Initiative

Five Middlesex county mayors, including Highland Park’s Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler, are volunteering their time outside of their regular mayoral responsibilities to encourage residents to register to vote. On Monday, October 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the mayors will be entering the no politics zone – no one will be campaigning for anyone. They will be doing what they can do to promote not a specific candidate but rather a specific principle of participatory democracy – voting. In Highland Park, Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler will be leading this voter registration initiative at the Senior/Youth Center, 220 South 6th Avenue, Highland Park. Mayor Brill Mittler helped to coordinate this effort to hold a county-wide non-partisan voter registration drive that includes not only Mayor Brill Mittler, but also Mayor John Krenzel of South River, Mayor Brad Cohen of East Brunswick, Mayor Brian Wahler of Piscataway, and Mayor Peter Cammarano of Metuchen. READ MORE