Thursday, April 25, 2013
Club sets dinner meetings, book discussions.
The Hillsborough Democratic Alliance welcomed Detective Sgt. Doug Brownlie from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Public Information Office, as guest speaker at the April 3 Alliance monthly meeting, just prior to a very successful Somerset County gun buy-back weekend. Sgt. Brownlie gave an excellent presentation not only about the gun buyback program, but also answered questions about other law enforcement and safety issues such as local suicide rates and teen drug use. The Prosecutor’s Office is very pro-active in understanding root causes for many juvenile and adult crimes and delivered a really well prepared, non-partisan and interesting presentation. After watching the events unfold in Boston last week, it’s ever so important …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Local group also plans book club discusison Feb. 28.
The Hillsborough Democratic Alliance is off to a strong start in 2013, and is moving forward with programming in February. The regular monthly meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Avalon Assisted Living, 393 Amwell Road. After hearing two terrific speakers in the past two months, Charlie Kratovil from New Brunswick Today and Heather Taylor from Citizens Campaign, the membership will be synthesizing what has been presented with President Obama’s agenda for 2013, and discussing the political landscape locally, statewide and nationally, in order to plan this year’s activities. The meeting is also a good chance to meet and socialize with Democrats and other progressives in Hillsborough. Refreshments are provided at …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Group plans weekly meetings through January.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Tuesday, January 8
The Hillsborough Democratic Alliance is off to a strong start in 2013, and is moving forward with several interesting events in January. Focusing on governmental transparency and accountability, the Alliance provides all participants with an opportunity to discuss the issues facing Hillsborough, Somerset County, New Jersey, and the nation as a whole. Members can become civically engaged in any area of concern, including charitable causes, economics, environment, and education, among others. The Alliance encourages those who supported President Obama’s re-election and others to participate in any or all of these upcoming events: MONTHLY MEETING: Thursday at 7 p.m. is the next monthly meeting at Avalon Assisted Living, 393 Amwell Road. The…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Wednesday meeting will feature activist, online news editor.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Hillsborough Democratic Alliance will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 2012 at Avalon Assisted Living, 393 Amwell Road, starting at 6:45 p.m. Interested and potential members are welcome to attend. The guest speaker will be Charlie Kratovil, editor of the online newspaper New Brunswick Today (www.newbrunswicktoday.com). He is an investigative reporter, community organizer, leader of successful citizen campaigns affecting municipal and school governance, and challenger on the influence of money in politics. He was previously the North Jersey Coordinator for Citizens Campaign and a consultant for Food and Water Watch, and still leads Empower Our Neighborhoods in New Brunswick. He was a 2003 graduate of …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
It's one week until March 14—the start of your Patch Editor's vacation.
In one week, your Patch Editor is shipping up to Boston. It’s the time of year for Saint Patrick’s Day, and that means it’s time for Eileen’s annual trip out of New Jersey. She’ll be leaving March 14 and returning March 19. What’s that mean if you have an event or story happening during those dates? If you let Eileen know about it now, she’ll see about arranging coverage while she’s away. She can be reached at Eileen.Oldfield@patch.com or on the phone at 908-552-9983. Here’s what you need to know today: