It’s still a close final count, but the provisional and Election Day mail-in ballots have been tallied and the results remain the same in the Fair Haven Borough Council race.Continue reading Split Ticket Fair Haven Council Win Stands
If the unofficial vote tallies hold true, there will be a lone Democrat on the six-member Fair Haven Borough Council dais in January. The winning election ticket for the governing body was split one — one challenger of each party earning a seat.Continue reading Council Ticket Split in Fair Haven: Dem & GOP Newcomers Win Seats
As people go to the polls to vote in Rumson and Fair Haven today, there are some facts about the boroughs’ governing bodies and their function and history that may have eluded many.Continue reading Rumson and Fair Haven Elections 2023: What You Need to Know
The unofficial 2022 election results have put a Republican majority back on the governing body dais in Fair Haven.Continue reading GOP Sweeps Fair Haven Council & Mayoral Races
** Editor’s note: All candidates were provided with the same questionnaire and at the same time. The responses are being published in the order in which they were received. At R-FH Retro, we strive for complete balance in coverage. All candidates were also offered the option of paid advertising in the form of linked photo campaign ads on this hyperlocal news website. Every year, both parties have accepted. This year, the Republicans declined. That is the only reason for the absence of Republican campaign ads. Republican candidates, after multiple efforts asking for a response to the questionnaire, did not respond. We do not endorse, but cite that a lack of response in this forum, as we know it, is a detriment to the public served. **
The notion in mind that an informed voter is a better voter, here are some facts that may enlighten and inspire whether or not you have cast your vote yet.Continue reading Election 2022: Fair Haven Candidates’ Round-Up & Factoids
Fair Haven’s race to fill two three-year Borough Council seats up for grabs pits incumbent candidates, Democrats Mike McCue and Meghan (Meg) Chrisner-Keefe, native Fair Havenites, against newcomers, Republicans Kristen Hoey and Andrew LaBarbera.
Here is R-FH Retro’s chat with incumbent candidate Meg Chrisner-Keefe …Continue reading Fair Haven Elections: A Chat with Incumbent Borough Council Candidate Meg Chrisner-Keefe, Democrat
Fair Haven’s race to fill two three-year Borough Council seats up for grabs pits incumbent candidates, Democrats Mike McCue and Meghan Chrisner-Keefe, native Fair Havenites, against newcomers, Republicans Kristen Hoey and Andrew LaBarbera.
Here is R-FH Retro’s chat with incumbent candidate Mike McCue …Continue reading Fair Haven Elections: A Chat with Incumbent Borough Council Candidate Mike McCue, Democrat
They had no idea what a proclamation was, but the third grade Fair Haven Boys Basketball Team was present and proud to accept the honor for winning the 2022 Mid-Monmouth Championship from Mayor Joshua Halpern at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting.
The view of the meeting room showed a near-capacity crowd there for the boys as the mayor gathered them to explain the honor he was bestowing on behalf of a proud borough.Continue reading Scene Around: Proud, Pint-Sized Hoops Champs
Monday’s Fair Haven Borough Council meeting was a workshop meeting.
In workshop meetings, things are what they sound like. The governing body “workshops” issues. They mull ideas and prospective solutions. We will say “mull” to go with the fall season, like spiced cider. And, just like that, things can get spicy at council meetings. But not on Monday. There was more humor going around on the dais.
Here are some nuggets of information gleaned from the meeting …Continue reading Fair Haven Meeting Notes & Quotes
The polls are closed and the unofficial results are in. The Republican candidates for Fair Haven Borough Council swept the race, leaving the party balance on the dais, that has shifted significantly in the past couple of years, the same.Continue reading Fair Haven Election: GOP Candidates Win Council Seats
Because the little details in municipal meetings tend to get missed and attendance by the public is usually low, R-FH Retro will bring them to the forefront with Meeting Notes, starting with this editor’s notes from last night’s regular Borough Council meeting as well as last week’s special meeting.Continue reading Fair Haven Meeting Notes & Quotes
With two seats for Fair Haven Borough Council up for grabs in the 2021 election, four candidates are vying: two Republicans, incumbent Betsy Koch and newcomer Tracy Cole; and two Democrats, newcomers Bob Gasperino and Sonja Trombino.
In the spirit of looking especially closely at the candidates and their views on local issues, Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect offered a detailed Q&A to each candidate that offered more of a retro twist, with a dip into the past and its effect on the present and future.Continue reading Fair Haven Borough Council Candidates: Getting to Know Democrat Bob Gasperini