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Hundreds Gather at Black History Month Celebration Held in North Plainfield

February 26, 2017

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Nearly 300 residents from North Plainfield and the surrounding community along with special guests from throughout the area gathered together Feb. 19 for a 'Celebration of Black History.' Held at the North Plainfield Community Center, the three-hour event - themed ‘Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future’ - featured music, dance and spoken ...

Chatham High Seniors Earn Service Academy Nominations

MONTVILLE, NJ - Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen held a reception Saturday for the young people in his district who have been nominated to attend military service academies at the Montville Public Library.

Applying to these academies, West Point (Army), Annapolis (Navy), Air Force, and the Merchant Marine Academy is a rigorous, multi-step process. Garnering a nomination does not guarantee ...

New Jersey American Water to Replace Water Main in Bernardsville

BERNARDSVILLE NJ - New Jersey American Water will replace water mains along Highview Avenue in Bernardsville in the coming months.  The Highview Avenue project will be one of three projects in Morris and Somerset Counties this spring.

Beginning this month, will be investing $3.1 million in new water mains in its services areas in Morris and Somerset counties. The approximate ...

This Week in the Township of Springfield, NJ

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week’s activities include the NJSIAA North 2 Group 1 Sectional Round 1 games on Tuesday for the boys and girls varsity basketball teams at Jonathan Dayton High School, expanded recycling on Saturday, a Board of Education meeting, a Township Committee meeting, a Planning Board meeting, the reopening of the Springfield Free Public Library on Sundays, the beginning ...

Putnam County Housing Corp. Funding in Jeopardy

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Unless funding is restored to the New York State 2017-18 budget, a service that provides assistance to Putnam County residents who face foreclosure will be discontinued and area residents could see an increased tax burden.

The Putnam County Housing Corp. (PCHC), as part of a coalition called Protect New York Homes: Foreclosure Prevention Services Network, is urging ...

Mayors Council on Flood Control Urge Washington to Move Forward

CRANFORD, NJ –Representatives of the Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control visited Washington D.C. Feb. 15 to urge the Congress to complete the Orange Reservoir Dam Integrity Study in early 2017. In addition, a request to have President Trump’s first budget include funds to begin the engineering and pre-construction work on the Rahway River Flood Mitigation ...

Maplewood Township Committee Meeting: Update On Avalon Apartments, Leaf Blower Ban Debate

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - During the meeting on Feb. 21, the Maplewood Township committee assured residents that construction will continue at the Avalon apartments, which had a major fire earlier this month, with strict safety supervision.

Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca told attendees that while the cause of the fire at the Avalon apartments is still unknown, propane and other ...

Proposal to Add MLK Day to School Calendar on Monday School Board Agenda

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Feb. 27 agenda for the next Bernards Board of Education meeting, scheduled to be held Monday at Ridge High School, includes a proposal to revise next year's school calendar. The motion follows a lengthy discussion at the last school board meeting on whether to add the federal Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday as a day off in January ...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Warren and Somerset County

WARREN, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Warren and the surrounding area

According to the National Weather Service winds in excess of 40 mph and pea size hail are possible during storm watch which will remain in effect until 9 p.m. tonight. 

Part of the National Weather Services' warning includes the following:

Torrential ...

Yorktown Library Workers Grieve Pay Scale, Claim Gender Discrimination

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Thirteen library workers at the John C. Hart Memorial Library have filed a grievance against the town of Yorktown regarding their placement on the town’s pay scale.

Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) workers in the town of Yorktown are separated into two classes: A and A-1. A library worker who spoke to Yorktown News on the condition of anonymity said the ...

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Gov. Christie Signs Life-Saving Drug Addiction Reform, Ensuring Immediate Covered Treatment

February 26, 2017

TRENTON, NJ  - New Jersey now has America’s strongest addiction recovery reform program following the signing by Gov. Chris Christie of Senate bill S-3/A-3, a bi-partisan measure which requires health insurance coverage for treatment of substance abuse disease as well as providing a maximum limit of five days on initial opioid prescriptions, which ...

Our Union Members Are Fed Up With the Abuse, Neglect, and Blatant Lies From Politicians

February 24, 2017

Dear Editor:

I represent over 3,100 members of the Paterson Education Association (P.E.A.). The members of our Union are fed up with the abuse, neglect, and blatant lies from politicians on both sides of the isle.  Frankly, blue collar citizens can no longer relate or trust our elected officials.  

Educators have been railroaded by Union Scab Steve Sweeney with some of the highest ...