County-backed candidates sweep in edison

The party-backed slate of Democratic council candidates in Edison roundly defeated their challengers Tuesday. Councilmen Ajay Patil, Joseph Coyle and their running mates, Richard Brescher and Joyce Ship-Freeman won the Democratic nod over Councilman Michael Lombardi, Councilman Leonard Sendelsky, Nimisha...

Labor group honors Peg Schaffer

Democratic state vice chair Peg Schaffer received the Hubert H. Humphrey Friend of Labor award from the Middlesex-Somerset AFL-CIO labor council. Wayne Martiak, the business representative for IBEW 456, said that Schaffer “has for years stood alongside labor, fighting for...