With five weeks to go until election day, the race for mayor and two council seats in Red Bank is fully underway, with campaign literature filling mailboxes and the candidates stumping door-to-door. Can the dinner-interruptus phone calls be far behind?
On Saturday, redbankgreen found Republican Councilman and mayoral hopeful John Curley and his running matesGrace Cangemi and David Pallisterpounding the pavement on the lower East Side near Pinckney Road.
Council President Pasquale Menna, who’s running for mayor, and his Democratic crewCouncilman Arthur Murphy III and council contender Michael DuPontwere out knocking on doors Sunday on the lower West Side.
Voters looking for a head-to-head comparison of the candidates might want to mark the date of Wednesday, Oct. 11 on their calendars.
That night, starting at 7p, the Westside Community Group will hold its 10th annual Candidates Night in the community room of River Street Commons (the former school building at the corner of River Street and Shrewsbury Avenue, now used for senior housing.)
If the event is anything like last year’s, it should be quite a show. And if you add the Southies to the mix, with their ire over soaring taxes, and the Westies, burned up over declining quality-of-life issues, and it’s a must-see.