Government Top Stories

April 8, 2019

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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County will begin paving projects late this week on James Street in Morris Township, said county officials. The 0.6 mile stretch from Harter Road to Southgate Parkway will begin, weather permitting and includes milling, paving and striping. The total cost of the project is ...

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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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WARREN, NJ - TAPinto invites all candidates to submit statements and other content, as well as advertise on TAPinto. Below are the TAPinto Election Policies: Candidate Statements Candidates participating in the primary election can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week ...

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NATIONAL -- A few taxpayers still use the old-school method of filing their tax returns: on paper. For these people, now is the time to consider filing electronically. With the April 15 tax deadline right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to use IRS e-File. Here are the top six reasons ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On April 5, Maplewood Mayor Victor De Luca was inducted into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Established in 1999, the Hall of Fame honors local municipal officials who have served for 20 or more years as a governing body member.

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood is among the hundreds of municipalities across the state that are highlighting Local Government Week from April 7 to 13, 2019. Among the Activities: Meet & Greet with Borough Officials Tuesday, April 9, (7:00 to 9:00 p.m.) Railside Café on South Avenue Mayor ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Center of Excellence, and the problems its construction could create, won’t go away any time soon.   The subject was brought up again at a recent Bridgewater Township Council meeting, with residents voicing their displeasure regarding the project, particularly when it ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit will join participating municipalities from throughout the Garden State when it hosts a 'Community Open House' on Thursday, April 11, from 3 - 5 p.m. at City Hall. The local event is part of the inaugural New Jersey State League of Municipalities 'NJ Local Government ...

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RANDOLPH – Barring any major disagreements from council members, 18 roads in the township will receive resurfacing this year, according to Township Manager Stephen Mountain. Mountain said he plans to bring an ordinance approving the projects to the council at the April 8 meeting after members ...

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SPARTA, NJ –Your opinion matters. The Sparta Township planning board is seeking input from residents according to Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn.  The Quality of Life Sub-Committee has put together a survey to as part of a “Pulse Check” initiative. The Planning Board’s Quality of Life sub ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will be joining municipalities across New Jersey in celebrating NJ Local Government Week from April 7 to 13, 2019. “NJ Local Government Week is an opportunity to engage our residents and help them become more informed about the many services we ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ –The Borough Council heard a proposal for an app that could ease residents’ involvement in reporting problems at its Tuesday, April 2 working session. ‘Report it’ Co-Founder Raymond Sobieski and Sales Director Andrew Fydryszewski gave a presentation on the app. The ‘report it’ ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway's Mayor Raymond Giacobbe, Jr. delivered his State of the City address on March 20 at the Union County Performing Arts Center.  During his speech, the mayor announced his initiatives for the year, and the hiring of new city administrator Abubakar “A.J.” Jalloh, Plainfield's ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Township of East Brunswick will be joining municipalities throughout the state in celebrating New Jersey Local Government Week, April 7 through 13, 2019.   Local government is the government closest to most citizens, and the one that most directly impacts its ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Warren is among 537 municipalities to be granted a share of the $161.25 million granted to New Jersey municipalities, Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver, and DOT Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccet Announced.   A total of 537 cities and towns across the state, ...

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  GREEN BROOK, NORTH PLAINFIELD, WATCHUNG, NJ — Green Brook, North Plainfield, and Watchung are among 537 municipalities to be granted a share of the $161.25 million granted to New Jersey municipalities, Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Oliver, and DOT Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccet ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – Union is set to receive $375,000 for an infrastructure project through a Municipal Aid grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  Union is one of the 537 New Jersey municipalities Governor Phil Murphy announced who will be receiving a grant award, totaling $161.25 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A new patrol officer who will fill a vacancy in the 38-member Bernards Township police department is scheduled to be sworn in at Tuesday's Bernards Township Committee meeting. Timothy Polizzi had applied for the position, and is scheduled to officially begin his new job on ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill has invited area residents to Sparta Town Hall for an opportunity to hear the latest about what she’s working on in Congress and ask questions on the issues they care about on Monday. Monday with Mikie will be held at Sparta Township municipal building ...

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TRENTON – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced that as of today, April 1, NJ Medicaid plans will no longer require prior authorization before patients can access medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction -- removing a barrier to care and allowing Medicaid ...

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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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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund and the Borough of Florham Park invite the public to commemorate the  historic preservation of The Little Red Schoolhouse, on Sunday April 7. Visitors are welcome to visit ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Township Committee knows how to sharpen the knife. In a clear departure from most New Jersey municipalities, they are cutting the budget as shown in the introduced 2019 budget  According to information released by the Township: The Middletown Township Committee ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS – Although a State Senate vote on recreational marijuana legalization in New Jersey was tabled last week, pot sales were a hot topic at the Scotch Plains Council meeting on Tuesday, April 5. During the public comment portion of the meeting, resident Mary Cappio brought up the issue ...

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