Government Top Stories

April 10, 2019

SOMERSET, NJ - Councilman Rajiv Prasad is no longer running for mayor, leaving the incumbent Mayor Phillip Kramer unopposed in the Democratic primary. “After deep consideration during the last ten days, I would like to take this opportunity to inform the citizens of Franklin Township that I have ...

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$1.5 million in state grants for road redos coming to Union County municipalities UNION COUNTY, NJ – An average of 13,312 people received benefits every month in 2018 from Work First New Jersey, the state’s welfare reform program. This program is New Jersey’s version of the federal Temporary ...

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PARAMUS - Residents are invited to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and get to know their local police officers better. For the first time ever, Paramus Police Department will host “Coffee with a Cop,” an event aimed at building relationships with the community, one cup of joe at a ...

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HACKENSACK -  Hackensack is about to get a little more colorful and it has nothing to do with spring’s arrival. World-renowned artist Damien Mitchell began work Monday on a public art project aimed at building a sense of community and promoting civic pride in Hackensack.  An empty wall on the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The newest member of the Bernards Township police force, Patrol Officer Timothy Polizzi, was sworn in at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting, and was due to begin work the following day, on Wednesday, April 10. Polizzi was previously employed for two years as a police ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Somerville will receive $353,167 from the state Department of Transportation 2019 Municipal Aid Program. Assembly members Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman (D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) made the announcement Monday. More than $3.7 million will be distributed to 12 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Hillsborough will receive $425,000 from the state Department of Transportation 2019 Municipal Aid Program. Assembly members Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman (Both D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) made the announcement Monday. More than $3.7 million will be distributed to ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was in Camden Monday, April 8, to announce new legislation that would impose steep sanctions on China and Chinese entities who supply and support fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opiate that is 50 times more potent than heroin. Menendez was joined by city and ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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OLEAN. NY -- The Common Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday to vote on the city's 2019-20 budget. The session is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers of the municipal buildiung, 101 E. State St. Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Concern over an electric company’s plan to plan to replace power lines along South Avenue with taller poles and more powerful wires continues to rile residents and town officials, who clashed on the topic during a council session on Tuesday. The plan has had residents worried ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky was inducted into the Broward County Women's Hall of Fame this past Saturday, March 31 at the Carolina Club in Margate. Local Parkland leaders are especially proud and pleased to see the Parkland mayor recognized at the event. "I'm very proud of ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - On April 8, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano recognized April as National Donate Life Month with a proclamation presentation to the NJ Sharing Network, Little Falls resident Rob Connizzo and former Passaic Valley High School football coach and Athletic Director Nick ...

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Rep. Tom Reed on Tuesday criticized the Save the Internet Act that House Democrats are supporting to restore net neutrality, a concept that everyone with internet access shoud have equal access to online content.. Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in Congress, said the bill would be ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Kicking off local government week, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill visited Sparta, holding her fourth “Monday with Mikie” town hall meeting.  Approximately 50 people came to Sparta’s municipal building to meet and talk with Sherrill. “What a better way to focus on local government than ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Library extends an invitation to have Coffee with the Mayor on Wednesday and Deputy Mayor on Saturday morning. As part of the New Jersey Local Government Week, Sparta Township Mayor Molly Whilesmith and Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn will be at the library on Wednesday and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Tayfun Selen announced Tuesday that Moody's has reaffirmed the township's AAA credit rating in an updated report. "This is a testament of the prudent financial management and fiscal responsibility of our local government," Selen said. "I thank all of the ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Mayors from throughout Essex County met with New Jersey Sen. President Steve Sweeney, D-Salem and New Jersey Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield to discuss issues in their communities. The atmosphere was friendly at Mayfair Farms on Saturday as mayors met for the ninth annual ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Mayors from Essex County met with New Jersey Sen. President Steve Sweeney, D-Salem and New Jersey Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield to discuss issues in their communities. The atmosphere was friendly at Mayfair Farms on Saturday as mayors met for the ninth annual breakfast ...

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Edison, NJ – Two local lawmakers are proposing a referendum allowing Edison residents to vote on the controversial proposed lease of Edison’s water and sewer systems to Suez North America. Council Vice President Ajay Patil and Council member Joseph Coyle introduced a resolution at Monday night’s ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Mayors from Essex County met with New Jersey Sen. President Steve Sweeney, D-Salem and New Jersey Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield to discuss issues in their communities. The atmosphere was friendly at Mayfair Farms on Saturday as mayors met for the ninth annual breakfast ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution was introduced at Plainfield's council meeting on Monday to recognize April as Donate Life Month, and to raise awareness of the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was established in 2003.  Marked each April, it encourages ...

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