Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available Today for General Election

September 26, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Vote-by-Mail ballots are available in the County Clerk’s Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield today,  September 26, for registered voters who wish to cast their vote by mail ballot for the 2016 Presidential General Election, said Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi.

Election Day 2016 is Tuesday, November 8, and the ...

"The Jungle Book" Draws Large Crowd

UNION, NJ – About 450 people, young and old, came together Friday night under the stars to watch “The Jungle Book” at Rabkin Park.

Pre-movie entertainment included face painting and live animal presentations from the Turtle Back Zoo.  Families gathered with chairs and blankets and settled in to watch the movie under a clear, warm evening.

“The turnout and event ...

Monument Planned for Washington School

RARITAN, NJ - Somerset County is planning a monument for the Washington School, on First Avenue, once the building itself is torn down.

The school has been owned by Somerset County for years, and the borough will be taking ownership of the property for $1. The county has also committed to demolishing the building, at no cost to the borough, because it would cost too much to repair.

The ...

Plainfield LWV To Hold Voter Empowerment Forum

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Plainfield, in partnership with National Voter Registration Day, will host a voter empowerment forum on Tuesday, September 27th at Plainfield High School.  The forum, entitled "Give Voice to Your Community," will educate participants on how to evaluate candidates running for office, and will teach them what to expect from their elected ...

Resident-Only Parking Streets Designated; Other Traffic Concerns Top Clark Council Meeting

CLARK, NJ – Speeding, resident-only permit parking, and other traffic concerns topped the discussions at last Monday's Clark Council Meeting.

Bonaccorso began his report by reminding residents that school is now in session and to be safe driving through the neighborhoods. 

“Please be careful on the streets around the school area," Bonaccorso said. "We are ...

Olympian and World Cup Winner Tobin Heath Attends Naming of Bernards Twp. Soccer Field in Her Honor

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - It definitely was a day for Girl Power when Tobin Heath, Basking Ridge native and soccer World Cup Champion and Olympian, arrived to cheers from young female soccer players at Friday's dedication of a township soccer field now named after her.

But as soon as Heath walked onto the field at Pleasant Valley Park and reunited with past coaches and many ...

Maplewood Township Committee Candidates Summersgill and McGehee Debate Budget Spending

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- About 50 local voters gathered at the DeHart Community Center on Thursday night, Sept. 22, to hear a Candidate’s Forum between the two contenders seeking election to the Maplewood Township Committee.

The Candidates Forum was hosted by the Hilton Neighborhood Association,and moderated by Carol Buchanan, the association’s president. Maplewood Township ...

BPD Issues Traffic Advisory for Bloomfield Avenue at Broad Street (Six Points)

BLOOMFIELD – The Bloomfield Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for Bloomfield Avenue at Broad Street (Six Points) for Monday September 26 for construction.

Traffic on Bloomfield will be restricted to one lane in each direction. Approaches to Bloomfield Avenue from Glenwood Avenue, Washington Street, and Broad Street are likely to be affected with delays or closures during ...

East Orange Council Chair Ted Green Takes Toy Gun Legislation to Trenton

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Council Chair Ted Green joined Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver to testify during the New Jersey Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee Meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2016, to pass legislation to stop the sale of certain toy and imitation guns from being sold in New Jersey.  In July 2015, this legislation was also passed by the East Orange City Council banning ...

Three Swimmers Rescued Sunday Afternoon on Harvey Cedars Beach

HARVEY CEDARS, NJ - The Harvey Cedars Police Department and Beach Patrol announced Sunday evening on their Facebook page that three swimmers were rescued around 2 pm on Sunday afternoon.  The Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol, Harvey Cedars Police, High Point Volunteer Fire Company and the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad all reponded to the incident.  The water rescue took place in ...

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First Ever Text -To-Register Voting Chat Bot Debuts in Time for National Voter Registration Day

September 26, 2016

HelloVote Revolutionizes Voter Registration, Brings Millions of Tough-to-Reach Millennials, Minority Voters into the Political Process

NEW  YORK – HelloVote, a first-of-its-kind voter registration chat bot that allows voters to register using SMS text or Facebook Messenger, debuts in the heat of the 2016 Presidential election - just in time for National Voter Registration Day ...

Parents are the only hope for NJ public education

September 26, 2016

I really wanted to take one of my precious few PTO days I had left to drive down to Trenton on September 7th and tell the State Board of Education how disappointed I was in them, again.... but more important things were going on. There was a Kindergarten bus to catch and a first day of school morning to have and I had already wasted 2 of those precious days on a state BOE that has all but ignored ...

JCP&L Continues Tree Trimming to Enhance System Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) forestry contractors are scheduled to trim trees in more than 60 municipalities over the next two months as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to maintain proper clearances around electrical equipment to help protect against tree-related outages.     

Since the beginning of the year, work has been completed on more than 2,000 ...

Lance Takes Immediate Action: More Terror Funds in Wake of NJ Bombing

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight supported H.R. 5859, the Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act, which passed the U.S. House on the heels of three acts of terror that struck the United States over the weekend.

“We saw great bravery in New Jersey this week.  Police, fire and other emergency response professionals need more tools to ...