Government

June 2, 2020

DENVILLE, NJ -- The Township of Denville issued the following announcement on Tue., June 2, regarding the further reopening of its public parks. "The Township of Denville will have a further reopening of its public parks beginning on Monday, June 22, 2020. This order will serve to supplement the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Jim Baldassare, mayor of Bernards Township, Chief of Police Mike Shimsky and members of the Township Committee all have issued statements in reaction to the death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis and the rioting and unrest across the nation in the wake of Floyd's ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - As Mayor of the Borough, like all Americans, I was outraged by the senseless murder of George Floyd. We stand with George Floyd’s family as they mourn his tragic and senseless murder. We support the scores of peaceful protestors who stand and march for justice for the Floyd ...

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OLEAN, NY — "Opening up is exciting," The Sports Locker co-owner Jason Palumbo told Rep. Tom Reed, who was about to enter the West State Street shop from the back door off the parking lot on South Sixth Street. Reed, who represents the 23rd congressional district, asked co-owner Tom Palumbo, if ...

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On behalf of the Nutley Board of Commissioners and the Nutley Police Chief, we extend our deepest condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of George Floyd and to people everywhere who are aggrieved by his death. We, like so many others, have watched the disturbing video of George ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a decision handed down last Friday, Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Thomas McCloskey has allowed Alfieri Property Management of Edison, the developers of the property between Hart's Lane and Tices Lane known as Hidden Oak Woods to begin the clearing process at that ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - With restrictions still in place regarding indoor occupancy limits, Barnegat residents remain prohibited from attending the township committee in person. The Committee meets Thursday, June 4th at 10:00 am. Those wishing to comment on the agenda or other matters must submit their ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The SOPAC parking lot will be the location for a drive-through testing site for South Orange residents on Friday, June 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-registration is not required, and testing will be free to the public. The testing has been made possible by the Township of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The proposed 2020-21 Mahopac Public Library budget calls for a zero percent increase in taxes and remains under the state-mandated tax cap. Mahopac School District residents will be able to vote on the library budget and the board of trustees candidates by mail this week, along ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Clocking in at 133 minutes in length, the Summit Common Council's May 26 meeting was in comparison to recent gatherings -- especially those since the COVID-19 'era' began -- a relative marathon. The duration can be ascribed to the detail-centric agenda dominator that is better known ...

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The state's Western New York Region, which includes the Greater Olean area, entered Phase 2 of the reopening process Tuesday. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed the region's movement to Phase 2 on Tuesday during his daily coronavirus briefing. On Monday, he said the state expected Western New York ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Officials abruptly adjourned a virtual meeting of the Westfield Board of Health Monday after unwanted visitors hijacked the session by writing offensive comments in chat boxes. Around 10 minutes into the session, the mischief-makers, which have become widely known as ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank council will have an online workshop conference meeting this Wednesday, June 3, 6:30pm. These workshop sessions have the borough’s department heads discuss ordinances/resolutions and other matters relating to Administration, Finance, Police, Engineering and Emergency ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council was presented with a draft anti-nepotism ordinance at its second May meeting, but it only furthered the contentious discussion that ended without action. Councilman Pablo Orozco had worked over the past two weeks with councilman Michael Patente and ...

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NUTLEY, NJ  - Plans for two new committees under the direction of the mayor were announced during the Nutley Board of Commissioners Tuesday, May 19 virtual public meeting. All five commissioners were present from separate locations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the remainder of the 2020-year ...

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In the Greater Olean area, protests over the death of George Floyd took place without the violence that has marred protests in major cities across the nation. Police officers in Cuba joined community members who walked through the village on Tuesday to show support for the community, the state ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved moving forward with their plan for possible layoffs, demotions, and furloughs for those municipal unions who did not agree to the equivalent of a 2 percent pay freeze for the 2020 and 2021 budgets during a special board meeting ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Scotch Plains's Coronavirus website reports a total of 273 positive cases and 13 deaths (none since May 10). According to the Westfield Regional Health Department, Fanwood's number remains at 92 cases and 11 deaths, where it has been for several weeks. Union County currently has a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz and Police Chief Brian Gibbons issued a joint statement on the death of George Floyd and pledged to hold a virtual town meeting on the subject in the near future. "In the coming days, we will announce a virtual town hall with members of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The oldest residents, pets, cars and businesses are anticipated to be in the spotlight in a new contest the town is running in coordination with its 300th anniversary. Lifelong Westfield announced it has launched the “Westfield 300 Milestone Awards” to celebrate residents who ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his twice-a-week letter, addressing the issues affecting the borough as well as state and national events.  His letter reads below: Dear Friends, The numbers as of this morning are 429 total positives, with 20 fatalities and 16 active cases. There ...

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EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS Event is Thursday, June 4th at Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange   Essex County, NJ – One thousand boxes of food will be distributed Thursday, June 4that Essex County Codey Arena in West Orange to help families ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Administration, Recreation Department and Founders Day Committee released a statement today that the planned Founders Day events for June 13, 2020 has been postponed until Saturday, August 29, 2020. The annual events include a senior breakfast, wonderful parade ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After addressing several factors related to second-and third-quarter taxes during last week’s West Orange Township Council meeting, Chief Financial Officer John Gross also updated the governing body on the status of the 2020 municipal budget. Since township has not yet adopted ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex) said on Thursday that the New Jersey State Budget is in "uncharted territory" resulting from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. "We now find our state in a much different financial position than we envisioned just a few ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Residents are planning a peaceful rally and march in the township Sunday June 7 with the theme "Hate Won't Make Us Great. Together We Move Forward." Organizers ask participants to gather near the Frank A. Cocchiola playground at Yantacaw Park Sunday at 11:15 a.m.. From there the ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Town officials have issued clarification to spring brush cleanup.  The cleanup is for residents to clean up naturally occurring fallen winter brush and light pruning. The town will not be picking up non-chippable items.  This includes leaves, vines and stumps.  Town officials ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. hosted a virtual town hall late last week to inform residents of the steps the federal government is taking to combat the effects of COVID-19 and how it impacts Bloomfield. “This has been a very interesting ...

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