Reminders: Time Change, Vote, Vaccines, Health Insurance Open Enrollment


Turn your clocks back one hour with the return to Eastern Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5th, 2023. Daylight Savings Time will return on Sunday, March 10th, 2024.  Use that extra hour to contemplate our democracy and the importance of voting. Elections have consequences.


A longtime borough official and a political newcomer are vying to become Highland Park’s mayor for the next four years.

Elsie Foster, a Democrat who became mayor earlier this year after serving as a borough councilwoman for more than two decades, is being challenged by Republican candidate Leora Wenger, an artist and web designer.

Foster is running with Democratic Councilmen Matthew Hersh and Jason Postelnik. Wenger is running with Republican Council candidates Deborah Israel and Concetta Bongiovanni.

For Middlesex County Commissioner races see:


New Jerseyans are encouraged to take precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy during cold and flu season.

Basic strategies to prevent the spread of viruses include staying up to date on your vaccinations, washing your hands often, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and staying home if you’re feeling or are sick.

Check with your health care provider to learn how best to protect yourself and your family from the flu, COVID-19, and RSV, especially if you have a weakened immune system.

Find locations offering COVID-19 vaccines on Visit for more information. Free COVID-19 test kits are availablefrom the federal government.


Need health insurance? Find quality, affordable health coverage today! Compare 2024 plans with the Get Covered New Jersey Shop and Compare tooland find out if you are eligible for financial help in just a few minutes. All you need is your zip code, birth date, and income.

Nine in 10 people who enroll through Get Covered New Jersey qualify for financial assistance with health insurance premiums, and many pay $10 per month or less.

Open enrollment is the one time of year anyone can shop for a plan, so residents should view their options now.

The Open Enrollment Period for 2024 coverage at Get Covered New Jersey will run until January 31st, 2024. Consumers must enroll by December 31st, 2023 for coverage starting January 1st, 2024; if they enroll by January 31st, 2024, coverage will begin February 1st, 2024.

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