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BREAKING NEWS: County Clerk explains why office accepted then rejected illegal Lyndhurst BOE petition

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Bergen County rejects Lyndhurst school board candidate’s petition

by Nicholas Katzban, North Jersey Record Aug. 13, 2019

LYNDHURST — The Bergen County Elections Division has rejected a potential Board of Education candidate because multiple nominating signatures on his petition were from non-residents.

The petition was accepted and not reviewed until it was challenged by Acosta’s opponent, Anthony Dell’ Aquila.

2019 Lyndhurst School Board candidate Anthony Dell ‘Aquila filed formal objection to BOE opponent Acosta’s illegal petition

“There is a law [that says] all of the petitions are valid as submitted,” said Sabrina Taranto, a supervisor with the Elections Division, explaining why her office accepted the petition.

2019 candidate and incumbent School Board Trustee Stephen Vendola did not object to Acosta’s illegal petition

“It wasn’t necessarily not believing in Mr. Acosta’s petition specifically,” Dell’ Aquila said.

But he acknowledged he was interested in Acosta’s candidacy because information on him is scarce.

Acosta and Dell’ Aquila were running for the same seat, along with incumbent candidate Stephen Vendola.

Vying for a three-year term are incumbents Susan Alcuri, James Donovan and Chris Andrinopoulos and challenger Elaine Stella.

Incumbent BOE Trustee Susan Alcuri
Incumbent BOE Trustee James Donovan
Incumbent BOE member Chris Andrinopoulos
BOE Challenger Elaine Stella
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