Elaine Piniat is a 2010 graduate of Rutgers University, with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Media Studies.
Elaine began pursuing a career in journalism through multiple internships with magazines, newspapers, and organizations including Whole Foods magazine, the Healthcare Intelligence Network, Home News Tribune, Athletes in Action, InnerVoice magazine, and the Long Island Press. She was also a Staff Writer for the Daily Targum, Rutgers University's daily newspaper as well as a freelance reporter for Micromedia Publications.
Elaine can most likely be found spending time with her family and friends. As a former collegiate athlete, Elaine enjoys working out and bike riding.
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* How would you describe your political beliefs?
* How religious would you say you are? Casual, observant, devout, non-religious?
Devout Christian, denomination- Greek Orthodox.
Local Hot Button Issues
What do you think are the two or three most important issues facing the community?
Some long-term issues in Lacey Township include the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the country, and the debate over developing a roadway along a former railroad to alleviate traffic on Route 9.
Another pressing issue is the state and local budgets, which will directly affect the people of Lacey.
I am looking forward to becoming a part of the Lacey Township community so I can learn and cover what is affecting the town on a daily basis.