92.7 WOBM News Flash Briefing: November 7
Voting throughout New Jersey continues until 8 PM. Despite predictions of a sluggish turnout, we're electing a new governor, appointing every seat in the state Legislature, deciding two multi-million-dollar referenda, electing county and municipal leaders and forming school boards.
Among the most closely-watched state legislative races is District 11, where incumbent Republican Jennifer Beck has a challenge from former Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, and Republicans Tom Giaimo and Mariel Didato try to unseat incumbent Assembly Democrats Eric Houghtaling and JoAnn Downey.
The desecration of a synagogue in Evesham is under heavy scrutiny today. Vandals scaled Congregation Beth Tikvah Friday night, destroyed roof shingles, and scrawled homophobic and ethnic slurs across the skylights.
In Ocean County, one Freeholder seat held by Republican Joe Vicari is a three-way contest, with former Lacey Township Committeewoman Helen De La Cruz on the Democratic line and Democrat Barry Bendar of Lacey running independently.
One of the most popular shops in downtown Toms River is closed today, the victim of an overnight break-in burglary. Police early this morning dusted Uncle Dood's Donuts for fingerprints. Entry was gained by smashing the glass front door.
A new phase of repurposing the former Fort Monmouth begins, as the agency guiding the transformation opens bidding for the Pulse Power building in Tinton Falls, either through conversion or demolition.