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Dozens March for “Medicare for All” in New Brunswick

July 26, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Several dozen people marched through downtown New Brunswick this week, urging politicians to fight for universal health care in the United States.

The gathering was part of a national “Millions Marching for Medicare 4 All” demonstration, which came at a time when Republican lawmakers are looking to reduce health care benefits and funding. Democrats, ...

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy Taps Sheila Oliver as Running Mate

EAST ORANGE, NJ - A large delegation of East Orange residents along with supporters from all around the State of NJ gathered at 744 Broad Street in Newark full of excitement and anticipation at the announcement that one of our very own would be named as Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy’s running mate in the state’s upcoming November election. 

The East Orange ...

Daiichi Sankyo Opens U.S. Headquarters in Basking Ridge, Brings Worldwide Business Ties and International Flair

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Following months of waiting and a background of many discussions with area officials, employees from the Daiichi Sankyo offices, formerly located in two separate locations in Edison and Parsippany, have officially moved in to their new workplace in Basking Ridge.  

The global pharmaceutical company completed its transition into its newly ...

Residents Address Redevelopment Concerns During Montclair Council Meeting

MONTCLAIR, NJ - At Tuesday night’s council meeting, Montclair residents addressed the council about various topics including the new Crane Park Farmers Market and the Lackawanna Plaza Redevelopment Plan.

First resident to speak was Robin Woods who commended Israel Cronk and his team for their excellent job with the new farmers market. However, she did explain that there are ...

Commissioner Steve Rogers Restores $25,000 Funding for Nutley Family Service Bureau Food Pantry and Thrift Shop

NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers restored $25,000 in township funding to the Nutley Family Service Bureau for their food pantry and thrift shop operations. It was previously announced that the township would discontinue funding NFSB. 

Rogers told TAPinto Nutley that he worked hard to find the funds in his budget to help people. He wants to help "people who ...

Ridgewood Water Judgement Needs Explaining

GLEN ROCK - The mayor of Glen Rock said he and representatives of Midland Park and Wyckoff involved in a class action lawsuit alleging Ridgewood Water overcharged its customers are working on setting up a meeting with attorneys to determine what the July 20 decision in the case means for ratepayers.

"I am happy that the judge ruled in our favor but am still working to understand ...

Protesters Demand City Council Eliminate Salon Licensing Fees

ELIZABETH, NJ - About 20 protesters came to City Hall last night to demand the repeal of a city ordinance that created new licensing fees for salon owners.

MORE: Read the full ordinance here

“This is our job and we provide jobs to all the people in the city,” Diana Maldonado said during the public comments section at the City Council meeting.  She later added, “All we ...

Parking Authority Board Member Has 30 Days to Avoid Ethics Fine

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — After finding that a city Parking Authority commissioner improperly filled out her financial disclosure statements, the New Brunswick Ethics Board decided to give her 30 days to correct the matter before issuing a financial punishment.

Andrea Eato-White, a parking authority commissioner and New Brunswick Housing Authority employee, essentially received a ...

Ordinances Tighten Codes in Woodland Park For Housing, Yard Maintenance, Trash Cans

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council introduced four ordinances at its July 19 meeting aimed at putting forth more stringent regulations on local code.

“We’ve tried to tighten it up before,” said Mayor Keith Kazmark. “This is another step forward.”

The ordinances committee along with Allan Burghardt, code enforcement officer, looked at what ...

Tenants Sign Leases for Shops at Ledgewood Commons, says Roxbury Councilman

ROXBURY, NJ – The owners of the former Ledgewood Mall have “begun signing leases” with tenants for the shopping center they plan to convert into The Shops at Ledgewood Commons, according to a township official.

The official, Roxbury Councilman and Planning Board Member Bob DeFillippo, said he attended a meeting where the developers discussed the lease signings. But DeFillippo ...

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Diegnan Bill Expanding Student Athlete Head Injury Safety Program Signed into Law

July 26, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. that would require students participating in intramural sports programs to be included in the student-athlete head injury safety program has been signed into law by the Governor.

 

New Jersey has one of the strictest concussion laws in the country. Under current law, students who participate in ...

Update from Councilman Loughlin: Changes Coming to Downtown Westfield

July 26, 2017

Downtown Westfield is a great place for shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment. Like all retail destinations, Downtown Westfield must and will continue to evolve to remain vibrant and co-exist with online shopping.
 
Under the leadership of Mayor Andy Skibitsky, our town council is working to ensure that Downtown Westfield continues to be the best shopping destination in New Jersey, as ...