Government Top Stories

February 27, 2019

MADISON, NJ - Mayor Robert Conley began the Borough Council meeting on February 25 with a moment of silence for Madison native and Brooklyn Dodger great Don Newcombe who died on February 19 at the age of 92. He played for the Negro League and the Brooklyn Dodgers with Jackie Robinson and Roy ...

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A shutdown without a new tunnel would cost the national economy $16 billion, reduce home values by $22 billion, and decreased economic productivity, and increase congestion and crashes NEW JERSEY – Shutting down the Hudson River Tunnels to repair the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy without ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project beginning at 7 p.m, Tuesday, March 26th at the Cranford Community ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project beginning at 7 p.m, Tuesday, March 26th at the Cranford Community ...

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UNION, NJ –  With the ambassador of St. Lucia, township officials and residents in attendance, a commemoration of the 40th year of St. Lucia’s independence was celebrated at Town Hall on Friday. “It is my pleasure to be here to celebrate 40 years of independence for the great island nation of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a year of commemoration for Rutgers University alumnus and activist Paul Robeson, New Brunswick will add to that list with the renaming of Commercial Avenue to Paul Robeson Boulevard. The nearly mile-long thoroughfare stretches from Route 18 south to Elmwood Cemetery. On ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury's average residential tax rate is just slightly more than the state average but $1,324 less than the average for other Morris County municipalities. That's just one of the bits of information displayed in colorful "infographics" on a new publication created by The Morris ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., a lifelong resident of South Plainfield whose political career began in 2002, every day in the New Jersey State Senate is different and that’s what he loves most about serving the 18th L.D.  “No two days are the same,” said Diegnan who, as a ...

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A shutdown without a new tunnel would cost the national economy $16 billion, reduce home values by $22 billion, and decreased economic productivity, and increase congestion and crashes NEW JERSEY – Shutting down the Hudson River Tunnels to repair the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy without ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - On Monday, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer convened a mayor’s roundtable to discuss local issues and hear from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the LESO program at Bergen County Community College, where participants discussed solutions to strengthen local ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Current and former police officers from departments across Somerset and Middlesex counties packed the council chambers Tuesday night for the swearing-in of three sergeants to the Franklin Township Police Department.  “Of all the duties that I have, there are two that I think are ...

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WARREN, NJ -  Warren Township will hold a public hearing and have final adoption on the zoning ordinances that include the developments planned for the border of Warren Township and Berkeley Heights (K. Hov and Premier are the developers) on Thursday night, February 28 at 7 p.m at the Warren ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – PSE&G will take down 54 trees and trim 43 more in the next six months as it upgrades its electrical infrastructure, representatives for the utility told the Town Council on Tuesday. PSE&G spokesman Michael Coyle said the utility will make the cuts to make room to replace ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat Township Mayor Al Cirulli has come out and shared his displeasure with the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. Cirulli made his statements at the February 5 Barnegat Township Committee meeting. The Barnegat Township Committe passed a resolution opposing legalizing ...

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WARREN, NJ -  A public hearing and final adoption on the zoning ordinances for the developments planned for the border of Warren Township, Berkeley Heights, and just north of Watchung will be held on Thursday night, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m at the Warren Municipal Court Bldg, Susan B. Boyce Meeting Room, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council took a step to hopefully alleviate parking problems on two residential streets.   The council voted unanimously at a public hearing Feb. 21 to rescind a previous ordinance passed late last year that prohibited parking along either side of the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- The township has been working to complete and reopen four pedestrian bridge projects this year. Two are due to open in about a week, and bids on a contract to build the final structure, the Lafayette Lane pedestrian bridge, are due to be opened on Wednesday, Feb. 27, Township ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A Mahopac couple has sued the town of Carmel, charging that town officials violated their Constitutional rights and deprived them of revenue by preventing a cell tower from being built on their property. The couple, John and Angela Spaccarelli of 36 Dixon Road in Mahopac, filed ...

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HINSDALE, NY - Hinsdale will receive a $350,000 state grant to help replace heavy equipment and vehicles lost in a fire at the Town Highway Department building in February 2018.  Hinsdale Budget Officer Jeff VanDeCar said without the grant, the town would have to go deep into debt to replace the ...

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OLEAN, NY – Olean Common Council President John Crawford announced Tuesday that he will run for Cattaraugus County legislator in District 8, which represents the City of Olean. Crawford, 36,  a Democrat, will hit the campaign trail again this summer after winning re-election to the common ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — In response to public complaints of a “panhandler” who frequents the intersection of Route 46 and Plymouth Street in Fairfield, Mayor James Gasparini addressed the issue during Monday’s council meeting, stating that police are aware of the situation, but that there “are ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association. To ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., a lifelong resident of South Plainfield whose political career began in 2002, every day in the New Jersey State Senate is different and that’s what he loves most about serving the 18th L.D.  “No two days are the same,” said Diegnan who, as a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Landing resident Robert Geraci says the company that appraised houses for the recent Roxbury tax revaluation made a 500-square-foot mistake on his place. If Geraci is right, Roxbury homeowners might want to take a close look at their own revaluation appraisal reports. Geraci said ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A former school board member, who lost the November election by a narrow margin, has a second chance to serve on the Board of Education following his appointment Tuesday. The Board of Education picked the former school board member, Robert Garrison, along with Brian Morrissey, a ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Town Council and the Cedar Grove Board of Education will hold their second joint meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the town council chambers. The meeting is part of a continued effort by both governing bodies to work together for the betterment of the township and ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association. To ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association. To ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesesx County has introduced a proposed $485.1 million that is $15 million more than last year, but freeholders and county officials are quick to say the money package will not increase the tax rate. The proposed budget of $485,101,000 is $15,181,000 more than ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association. To ...

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