Government Top Stories

May 9, 2019

LAKE COMO, NJ — There was no comment during this week’s public hearing on Lake Como’s proposed $3.56 million budget, but a five-year snapshot of a declining municipal tax rate spoke volumes to a decision made four years ago to outsource the borough’s police operations. Borough ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Artwork created by nearly two dozen students from around Bergen County will grace the walls of municipal buildings, libraries, senior centers, schools and county offices after being named winners of the county’s 2020 election calendar contest. The annual poster contest, which is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved a resolution objecting to high-density housing at its Monday, May 6 meeting. The council is also urging residents to sign a letter to express their concerns and objections against high-density housing. The model letter will be available on the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There’s a brewery in the hopper for this town. The Planning Board on Monday approved Lions Roar Brewing Company’s application to build a microbrewery at 515-523 South Avenue West, the board’s secretary, Linda Jacus, said. A website for the company states the following: “A ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After keeping the public hearing open over the last few months in order to assuage some public concerns, the Livingston Township Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve an ordinance creating inclusionary assisted living conditional use of a property located the area of South ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Former Councilman Marc Faecher cautioned that the "Main Street" plan presented to the council and public at an April meeting of the council offered both opportunities and risks to the township. Calling the Connell Company a “good partner in town” that “builds a good ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Congressman Josh Gottheimer is encouraging nonprofits, including houses of worship, schools and religious institutions to apply for the Nonprofit Security Grant, which is geared to provide funding for target hardening and physical security enhancements to help protect against ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Brendan Vann, a senior at Fair Lawn High School knows 'cleats represent opportunity," the opportunity of play. The young philanthropist put together a program which collected and cleaned gently used soccer equipment for donation. Bergen County Clerk John S. Hogan recognized ...

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Rep. Tom Reed reiterated his frustration with the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Buffalo Bills about a new tailgate policy for New Era Field on Wednesday during his weekly media call with reporters. “We wanted to call this out and ask the Buffalo Bills to reconsider their imposition of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Smoother streets are in store for the town, but first, there will be detours. The Town Council on Tuesday approved $3.7 million for road resurfacing projects in the coming year in a plan that includes the paving of over 18 miles of roadway marking an increase over the 6 miles of ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Former Councilman Marc Faecher cautioned that the "Main Street" plan presented to the council and public at an April meeting of the council offered both opportunities and risks to the township. Calling the Connell Company a “good partner in town” that “builds a good ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Former Councilman Marc Faecher cautioned that the "Main Street" plan presented to the council and public at an April meeting of the council offered both opportunities and risks to the township. Calling the Connell Company a “good partner in town” that “builds a good ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - After completing two successful campaigns in 2016 and 2017, the Town of Morristown kicked off another Street Smart Campaign that will run through the month of May 2019. Street Smart is a statewide public awareness campaign that combines educational outreach and high-visibility law ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A virus attack on Roxbury municipal computers was not mentioned by township officials at a Tuesday council meeting and was only discussed after a resident probed for answers. The matter was not brought up by the seven members of the council or by Roxbury Township Manager John ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The effects of the ongoing re-construction on Washington Valley Road are continuing to be felt in Bridgewater Township.   Councilman Filipe Pedroso was the first to raise the subject at the May 6 township council meeting when he spoke about the work taking place on the main ...

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WOODLAND PARK/PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County American Legion family, Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik invite the public to the dedication of the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at Garret Mountain Reservation, 8 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In light of news that a New Jersey teacher who was fired from a number of schools due to allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior with children had recently been hired for yet another teaching job in New Jersey, Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) today sent a letter to State Attorney ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - A large crowd of nearly 100 residents showed up to object to the high voltage power lines being planned by JCP&L near the Home Depot Shopping Center.  Originally the wires were planned to cross over Edwards Road into to wetlands and then eventually into Montville.  This was ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The May 6 council meeting agenda included a resolution to delineate the use of the borough seal and a proposed borough logo. After discussion the council decided to table the resolution for further consideration. Councilman Robert Munoz noted that the use of the proposed ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed John De Massi Municipal Judge at its Monday, May 6 meeting. De Massi will replace Donald P. Bogosian who retired as of May 1, 2019. The council also appointed Brenda Coppola Cuba and Mark Cassidy as Substitute Municipal Judges, and August N.

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MILLBURN, NJ - At Tuesday's Millburn Township Committee meeting, residents had a chance to weigh in again, as potential regulations to ban short-term rentals were brought up again for discussion. The committee heard from residents on both sides of the issue. One of the residents who came out in ...

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NEW YORK – Several members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation, including Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, joined Gov. Phil Murphy and others Friday to testify at a field roundtable of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the House of Representatives on the importance of federal ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County’s freeholder board is weighing in on a controversy surrounding the anticipated installation of taller utility poles and more powerful electric lines. The freeholders are considering a formal measure supporting municipal officials’ efforts to relocate PSE&G’s high ...

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Every day this week, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove run a series of questions and answers from Town Council Candidates from Verona.  The municipal election takes place on May 14, 2019.  Question 2: How do you plan on addressing the challenges facing Verona? Verona Candidate John Fio Rito: ...

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Every day this week, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove will run a series of questions and answers from Town Council Candidates from Cedar Grove.  The municipal election takes place on May 14, 2019.  Question 2: How do you plan on addressing the challenges facing Cedar Grove? Cedar Grove Councilman ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Among the 37 resolutions and 8 ordinances presented at Monday’s agenda setting meeting, one caught the attention of residents who were present to voice their concerns: Resolution directing the Planning Board to prepare a redevelopment plan for property identified on Tax Map ...

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VERONA, NJ - Mayor Ryan read a proclamation at this week's town council meeting recognizing May 5 - May 11 as National Small Business Week in Verona. Steven Neale, Director of Administration & Economic Development at Township of Verona, and Cathy Samarati of Investors Bank represented the newly ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved the approximately $22.5 million 2019 budget at its Monday, May 6 meeting. Councilwoman Nadine Geoffroy and Councilman Peter DeSarno provided the power point budget presentation. The municipal tax increase is 0.58 percent. Both Geoffroy and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ– Members of the New Jersey 18th Legislative District, Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield), Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-East Brunswick), and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Edison) announced an award for $20,000 to the East Brunswick Recreation Department from the ...

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PARAMUS – The Paramus Department of Public Works has launched an effort to collect used toys to be given to children in need. For the drive, the DPW has partnered with Second Chance Toys, a New Jersey-based nonprofit group that collects used toys that otherwise would have been thrown out and ...

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