Government Top Stories

April 9, 2019

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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CHATHAM, NJ - It's gotten to the point where recycling is costing Chatham Borough money when in the past it was a source of revenue. Residents are "contaminating" their recycling bins with items that are costly to sort. The practice also defeats the purpose of the recycling since contaminated ...

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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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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Council-members officially introduced the 2019 municipal budget, which would require the lowest tax increase in the past 22 years. Roselle Park must do an assessment each year in order to determine the overall operating costs of the borough. The resolution to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The group that’s become known as the “Flemington Four” are pursuing their claims against the borough following their arrest on trespassing charges related to the Union Hotel. “I need to stress that no lawsuit has been filed at this point,” said Mayor Betsy Driver at last night’s ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was in Camden Monday 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 county ...

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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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WARETOWN - The Township of Ocean is holding their 17th Annual Town Wide Clean Up Weekend on June 14 and 15.   The Clean Up is sponsored by the Environmental Commission. Items must be brought to the Waretown Lake at 182 Wells Mills Road, Waretown Fri., June 14, 2019  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sat., ...

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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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CAMDEN, NJ— U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was in Camden Monday 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 county ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Fire Department welcomed eight new faces this week to its ranks. On Monday morning, Sean Ruane, Matthew Garnto, Eric Nassello, Michael O’Reilly, Joseph Yannotti, Kevin Cribben, Brendan Egan and Shawn Yates officially began their careers as city ...

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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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CAMDEN, NJ— U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was in Camden Monday 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 county ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was in Camden Monday 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 county ...

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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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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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CHATHAM, NJ - After seeing the revisions made in the draft plan for the Post Office Plaza presented by planner Phil Abramson of Topology, the Borough of Chatham Council voted 4-0 to introduce the "Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Plan" on Monday night. Council members Jocelyn Mathiasen, Thad ...

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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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Infographic says it all   Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA — The Print news media received a jolt recently when the Pew Research Center published a study on the consumption of news by adults.   The study looked at differing platforms of news consumption in the United States. According ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Councilwoman Ashley Davis presented a resolution to congratulate the Plainfield Youth Empowered for Success (Y.E.S.) basketball program at Monday's council meeting. The Youth Empowered for Success basketball program is a division of the non-profit Parks, Arts, Recreation, and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Rich Conklin promised news in the near future to residents who attended the March 26 Montville Township Committee meeting. Residents have put pressure on the committee at the prior three meetings and did not stop at this one, asking once again about a parcel of land located at ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The City of East Orange will be joining cities throughout the state in celebrating NJ Local Government Week April 7-13, 2019. Because local government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one with the most direct daily impact upon its residents, it is important ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was in Camden Monday 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 county ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ As it prepares to celebrate its 85th anniversary, the Basking Ridge Fire Co. and Emergency Medical Squad has informed Bernards Township that its days as an all-volunteer organization may be ending, and it is endorsing a plan to hire a professional EMS contractor "to provide ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Don’t let the name fool you. The creation of Roxbury’s first QuickChek has been anything but quick. The project, first announced in 2015, has been grinding its way through various government approval processes. However, the end to the red tape is in sight, said John Wyciskala, the ...

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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, N.J. - No matter how cold the nights got, David Charles Leon, John S. El-Maraghy, Marissa Lavelle Tacinelli and Chadd Heyman left the comfort of their warm homes to help others who didn't have one. They were honored at Thursday's Board of  Chosen Freeholders meeting for their ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – There is only one of them in Hunterdon and it’s here, in Flemington. It’s a so-called “Opportunity Zone,” a program created by Congress to encourage long-term investment in lower-income areas. New Jersey Opportunity Zones are located in 75 municipalities. They were selected ...

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