Remarks for Veterans Day, 11/11/21
Keith Kaplan, Councilman
Without veterans, without the service to a cause larger than yourselves, many of us simply would not be here today. That service, right here in NJ, earned my grandfather his citizenship — and on behalf of the Township Council and the Township of Teaneck, I want to wish everyone a happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service.
We owe our veterans a profound debt. Not merely for service, but for what that service has meant foto us all.
The history of any town is the history of its people. And veterans have always been an integral part of what has made Teaneck what we are. Even before we had our own name, our sons and daughters sacrificed for our freedoms in the 22nd infantry of Bergen County during the Civil War.
Last year, I focused on this day, at this time – and how it was inextricably linked to WWI and the Armistice signed to end the fighting for that “War to End all Wars”. In many ways, we still mirror that time, including a world struck with a global pandemic.
Just as we are meeting here today, Judge A. Demorest Del Mar spoke here in 1938. Del Mar was a lieutenant in the Navy during WWI and he said to those assembled: “We fought to retain that which we value above all earthly things – liberty. We will fight again and again to preserve it if necessary.”
Unfortunately, those words would become true too soon.
Today, I wanted to take a little time to talk about Teaneck’s WWII veterans and specifically the way Teaneck was molded by their service. Continue reading “Kaplan: Remarks on Veterans Day, 11am, 11/11/2021”
For the first time, residents of NJ were able to vote in-person, before election day in various spots throughout the county.
Here’s some of the data I have received thus far:
How many voted?
Continue reading “Early Voting: A brief overview of the early data”
Mayor’s Statement on Referendum Questions 1 and 2:
November 4, 2021
It is now clear that the majority of township voters who cast their ballots on November 2, 2021 chose to move our Council elections from May to November. Voters also voted in the majority to have the township pursue energy aggregation opportunities for our residents. Thus, the 2022 council elections will convert to Bergen County control in November, rather than the traditional month of May. Continue reading “Mayor’s Statement on Referendum Questions 1 and 2”
Here’s what I know as of 7am on 11/3:
The ability of the County to add 3 numbers and provide a “Total” does not appear to be a thing.
The County has results of various sorts listed here:
As per the “Unofficial General Election Results link, the winners are currently Klein, Rodriguez and Greene.
The link appears to only show two of the sets of numbers above. There are three:
- Early Voting
- Election Day
- Vote by Mail
Adding the election day totals and early voting totals appears to give the results that the County is currently posting on their site and that I posted last night.
When adding the Vote by Mail at the link above, the results change:
Why didn’t the County add the VBM to the results?
Were these all of the VBMs?
Are there more VBMs coming in?
These are open questions and I do not yet have the answers. But these are the links and numbers available thus far.