Democrat Frank ‘Skip’ Stabile Seeking Re-Election to North Plainfield Borough Council

October 27, 2016

 (Editor's Note: Three at-large council seats are up for grabs in the Borough of North Plainfield next month. Democrat incumbents Keiona Miller, Frank Righetti and Frank ‘Skip’ Stabile are seeking re-election; the Republican challengers are Robert Fisher, Gary Lewis, and Henry Stoner. TAPinto North Plainfield will be publishing profiles on those candidates who ...

The Short Hills Association to Host Millburn Township Committee Candidates Forum

SHORT HILLS, NJ – The Short Hills Association will be hosting a forum to include the four candidates vying for two seats on the Millburn Township Committee. The annual event hosted by the association includes the two incumbent members; mayor Ted Bourke and deputy mayor Ian Mount, and challengers Dianne Eglow and Sam Levy.

The forum provides the residents of Millburn Township to hear ...

Livingston Township Council Approves Option for Developer to Sell or Rent Condos

LIVINGSTON, NJ – With rentals of condos becoming a popular option in suburban Essex County, the Livingston Township Council approved giving the developer of the old Ochs Cider Mill site the option to either sell or rent condo apartments they will be building.

On Tuesday, council members voted unanimously to provide the developer, Tom-Tom Realty LLC, with a rental option even after a ...

Blue and Red Lines to be Painted in Support of Police and Fire Departments and More From Livingston Township Council

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Township Council unanimously voted to show its support for both the Livingston Police Department and the Livingston Fire Department by painting a blue line on the street in front of police headquarters as well as red lines on the streets with Livingston firehouses.

At a public meeting on Tuesday, the council also approved a request for a resolution to ...

Bloodhounds Trained by Piscataway Fire Captain adopted for use in County Search and Rescue Efforts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When a person who is considered endangered goes missing in Middlesex County, a group of emergency responders is activated to help find the person in question, including a duo that knows where to look better than any police officer or firefighter.

Joker and Aleck are bloodhounds that make up the Middlesex Canine Search and Rescue Team. They are single-purpose scent ...

Hibernia Ave. Rail Crossing Project in Denville Headed for Early Finish

DENVILLE, N.J. - Good news for Denville motorists: Morris County said on Wednesday that the railroad crossing work on Hibernia Avenue is proceeding faster than expected.

County spokesman Lawrence Ragonese, in a press release, said Hibernia Road "may open a day early." That means Friday, he said.

Currently the road is closed from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. as a new rail crossing is being ...

Douglas Road Repaving Killed For This Year by State Funding Freeze; Twp. Road Program Continue

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township and Far Hills Borough's shared plan to repave half-torn-up Douglas Road during 2016 won't take place after all this year, after a promised state grant to pay for the project was stalled by months of political fighting over Gov. Christie's 23-cent gas tax initiative, the Bernards Township engineer said on Tuesday ...

Roxbury Left Holding the Weeds from a 19th Century Steamboater Battle

ROXBURY, N.J. - A decision by a competitive 19th Century Lake Hopatcong entrepreneur is now a problem for local officials. 

In the 1890s, the operators of the Morris Canal and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railway had a lock on steamboat operations on the big lake, according to historians including Marty Kane and an entry on ...

Resident Asks Berkeley Heights Council To Approve A 'Sports Field Committee'

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Longtime volunteer with various sports teams Sean Manns asked members of the Township Council to consider forming a committee of volunteers to improve and then maintain the fields in the township.

Manns said the excellent condition of the fields at Governor Livingston High School proves that with the right attention the fields can be kept in good condition.

Senator Raymond Lesniak and Community Leaders Hold Press Conference to Announce "Free Informational Expungement Seminar"

LINDEN, NJ – An informational seminar about how to expunge criminal records was announced at a press conference attended by Sen. Raymond Lesniak, Linden Mayor Derek Armstead, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau, and other community leaders at the Linden and Roselle Community Center, on Tuesday afternoon.   

The senator discussed several pieces of legislation he is working on to ...

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GWACC Hosts a Panel Discussion with Legislators, Business Advocacy Leaders and Tax Experts on How to Make Business in NJ More Affordable

October 26, 2016

Business professionals, small business owners, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to register for the panel discussion, “How to Make Business in NJ More Affordable” on Monday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 pm at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, NJ. The event is sponsored by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC).

Westfield Mayor Andy ...

NJ Audubon Thanks Lawmakers for Reducing Threat to Roadside Vegetation

October 26, 2016

Dear Editor,

New Jersey Audubon celebrates the strong bipartisan support of the State Senate, which has overwhelmingly supported legislation that reduces the threat of invasive plant species on our state’s roadsides.

The bill. (S. 227) would require transportation authorities to use native vegetation for landscaping, land management, or habitat restoration. Native plants ...

A Stronger Electrical System is Critical to New Jersey’s Economic Growth

In June, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2016 Report Card for New Jersey’s Infrastructure.  Unfortunately, they assigned our state an overall grade of “D+” based on the condition and performance of our roads, bridges, drinking water, energy and other vital infrastructure.

Clearly, we have plenty of room for improvement. Toward that end, ...

Mayor's Round Table: Mayor Sheds Light On Township Facts

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor's Round Table is a monthly show hosted by Dr. Donald DeFabio, who sits with Mayor Robert Woodruff to talk about current issues that affect the township as well as answer questions submitted by citizens. 

Included in this episode Mayor Bob Woodruff provides an update on Redevelopment, Affordable Housing and plans for Peppertown ...