John Saccenti graduated from South Brunswick High School in 1988, and from Rider College in 1992. Since then he has been a writer and editor covering much of the Central Jersey Area. His area of expertise, of course, is community news. He'd like to bring a small town feel to the large town of East Brunswick by covering community events, artists, sports and more. He has covered South Brunswick, North Brunswick, Cranbury, Monroe, Jamesburg, the Princetons, West Windsor, Hightstown and East Windsor as a staff writer, news editor and managing editor with The Princeton Packet.
Hometown: East Brunswick
Birthday: Feb. 8, 1970
Bio: Married with an 12-year-old daughter. A freelance writer and journalist who has won multiple New Jersey Press Association Awards. Published writer of poems and short stories.
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Registered Republican, usually ends up angry and frustrated with people of each party. I may reconsider party affiliation in the future.
How would you describe your political beliefs?
While I'm a registered Republican, I tend to skew more Liberal. I have a strong dislike for both parties most of the time, particularly during election season.
Roman Catholic who attends church sporadically.
Local Hot-Button Issues
Continued belt tightening on the municipal level could mean further cuts in services and lay offs. However, I'm sure taxes will continue to rise. Calculators were clearly optional for years and now we are digging ourselves out of quite a fiscal mess.