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As County Commissioners Note Potential for $24 Million in American Rescue Plan Aid to Hunterdon, Residents Dispute Political Banter

April 15, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - For the second straight county board meeting, commissioner J. Matthew Holt spoke about cautions with the American Rescue Plan funding, which could see as much as $24 million come to Hunterdon County.

The total, Holt said, is what the county was informed about as “earmarked by the federal government.”

The county said it is aware of potential for these funds ...

No Quiero Taco Bell: Traffic, ‘Certain Clientele’ Concern Residents

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Much like traffic on Route 6 during rush hour, concerns are piling up for a proposed Taco Bell in Mohegan Lake.

Several nearby residents—some speaking on behalf of a much larger contingent—logged onto Monday night’s virtual Planning Board meeting to speak at a public hearing for the fast-food restaurant. Framing their arguments in many different ways, ...

Katonah Library Seeks More Town Funds

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Renewing their appeal of a year ago, Katonah library trustees petitioned the Bedford Town Board last week to increase its financial support dramatically or face “draconian” cuts in library services.

Without such a sharp hike in town funding—almost $125,000, bringing total aid to roughly $764,000 next year—the library would be forced, among ...

When Will Verona Community Center Reopen to Public?

VERONA, NJ — Matthew Cavallo, the township manager of Verona, said at the last Township Council meeting that discussions have been ongoing about when the community center may reopen to the public.

Councilwoman Christine McGrath said, "The Community Center is still closed. Some people are asking at what point can we reopen the community center either partially or fully to allow ...

'No One Who Has Received the J&J Vaccine Should Panic or Worry': Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause in the distribution of J&J vaccine "out of an abundance of ...

$10 Million in Grants Available to Child Care Providers Under Legislation Signed by Governor

Child care providers in Newark and throughout the state can apply for grants under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, provides $10 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for child care providers in need.

“Child care providers are absolutely critical to New Jersey’s workforce, and the COVID-19 pandemic has hit ...

Borough Council Declares April as National Autism Month; Designates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan read two proclamations at the Tuesday, Apr. 13 council meeting. The first proclamation designated April 2021 as National Autism Month and the second proclamation dedicated the week of April 11-17, 2021 as a National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

“Autism spectrum disorders are a group of developmental disabilities characterized by ...

FEMA Assisting with Funeral Costs for COVID Deaths Under New Program

WASHINGTON, DC – Families who lost a loved one to COVID-19 are now able to receive help with funeral expenses under a new program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program opened on April 12 and will continue through the foreseeable future. There is no deadline to apply.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief ...

'No One Who Has Received the J&J Vaccine Should Panic or Worry': Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause in the distribution of J&J vaccine "out of an abundance of ...

Developer Pays for Study, Ballard Asks “Why?” Del Pra New Recreation Director

RED BANK, NJ: Mayor Pat Menna opened the online council meeting with all councilpersons in attendance except for Hazim Yassin.

A Resolution to fund engineering firm CME Associates to provide a preliminary report to see if “certain properties within the Borough adjacent to Route 35 and Riverside Avenue meet the criteria to be designated as an “area in need of ...

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Plainfield Man Receives New Rank, Responsibilities as National Guard Soldier

April 14, 2021

LATHAM, NY — Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Malcolm Dash from Plainfield, and assigned to the Company B, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, received a promotion to the rank of sergeant ...

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Protecting Wayne

April 13, 2021

Wayne is under siege from predatory developers like Avalon Bay, who suffered a catastrophic fire at “Avalon Princeton Junction” in West Windsor just last week. Developers are forcing Wayne to rezone properties and accept developments that barely meet the maximum limits of Wayne’s building ordinances; while our leaders throw up their hands and say there is nothing they can do.

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