Government Top Stories

October 17, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A measure that initially caused an uproar over the intention to remove the public advertising requirement for executive orders signed by Mayor Ras Baraka passed the City Council with little fanfare Wednesday. An amended version of the ordinance, which has been making its way through ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – “It is great to be here,” attorney Henry Wojtaszek, 56, told the students in the Campaigns, Candidates and Current Elections honors course. “It is an interesting, to say the least, time to be in politics.” Wojtaszek was referring to Republican Chris Collins, who resigned ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council recognized four outstanding individuals who have contributed greatly to the borough’s recreation programs at its Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a separate proclamation for each honoree: Frederic Walz, Michael Cicchella, Susan Winans, and ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – What began as an oversight has resulted in a streamlined recreation program that officials say will save money. For 41 years, Flemington and Raritan Township contributed to a joint Parks and Recreation partnership. It was operated by a Parks and Recreation Committee made up of ...

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One incumbent and three first-time Borough Council candidates will take the stage Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 90 Maple Ave., to debate issues impacting South Plainfield. The event is co-sponsored by South Plainfield Business Association and South Plainfield Observer. Suzanne ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department advises that on 10/17 beginning at approx. 7 am Middlesex County Road Dept. to finish paving Ryders Lane near Milltown Road. Avoid area. Expect delays.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On 10/17, the intersection on Main St and Old Bridge Turnpike will temporarily be controlled by EBPD officers manually directing traffic.  An upgraded light will be installed during this time.  Avoid the area.  Expect Delays.  

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RED BANK, NJ: TAPinto Red Bank posed a series of questions to the candidates running for borough council.  Their responses are to provide the residents insight on their personal background as well as their views on issues and the future of Red Bank. TAPinto Red Bank will offer the responses of ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The weather might have been stormy on Wednesday night, but it certainly was not at the Borough of Wood-Ridge Council meeting at Borough Hall.  It was a quiet agenda, with no ordinances on the agenda for introduction, or final hearing.   With the nasty weather, there was no ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - As part of the regularly scheduled township committee meeting, the Millburn Township Committee proceeeded to work through several orders of business on the agenda. The highlights from the meeting are below: PROCLAMATIONS Two proclamations were read into the record at the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Here is a quick look at what's on the Plainfield Planning Board agenda on Thursday night.  The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the library at City Hall, 515 Watchung Ave. The Joshwa Money School is seeking to convert a single-family dwelling into a bed-and-breakfast ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Residents of the north side of town took to the microphone during Tuesday’s Scotch Plains Township Council meeting to voice their opposition to the Township’s plan to move the municipal building, the police department, and the fire department to the town-owned DPW property on ...

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LATHAM, NY -- Staff Sergeant Victor Levisaca from Morristown, reenlisted to continue service with the Company C, 101st Signal Battalion, announced Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General. In re-enlisting, members of the State National Guard are recognized for their continuing commitment ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona’s Town Council will vote on $750,000 in renovations and upgrades to the Verona Community Pool for this spring. According to the township these upgrades and improvements include: 1) Conversion of the exiting Children’s Pool into a Zero-Entry pool and replacement of existing ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison is believed to have suffered an undercount in the 2010 census. Therefore, the Borough of Madison in conjunction with Wind of Spirit and the US Census Bureau will be looking for ways to reach hard-to-count members of the Madison community as well as in Morris ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council honored Leonard Carlton Blessing on his 99th birthday on 16 Oct. 2019. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation celebrating Blessing’s longevity and his long list of achievements during the Tuesday, Oct. 15 council meeting.          Blessing, born in Newark, ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona began fall hydrant flushing on Monday, and it will run through Thursday, October 24.  The work will be done Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 9:00 p.m. through midnight. Residents are advised during this period to examine their water for discoloration prior ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Economic Development Advisory Committee will host a public listening session on October 22 in an effort to obtain feedback on the future of the neighborhood business district in the area adjacent to Ashwood Avenue, Park Avenue and Broad Street from residents, ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como will soon be adding the South Belmar First Aid Squad property to its real estate portfolio. The borough council last night voted to authorize the $420,000 purchase of the now-closed squad building and parking lot at 703 18th Avenue, following the squad's inability to ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ –TAPinto has filed suit against Raritan Township seeking information the municipality has kept secret regarding the DUI charge against Hunterdon County Freeholder John E. Lanza. The incident regarding Lanza seems to be one township officials have sought from the beginning to ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - If you haven’t gotten hooked yet, this is your weekend to go stamp crazy. At national parks, monuments and historic sites across the country, there are stamps visitors collect in passports to mark their visit. Visiting many of these sites can involve traveling long distances, but not ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - If you haven’t gotten hooked yet, this is your weekend to go stamp crazy. At national parks, monuments and historic sites across the country, there are stamps visitors collect in passports to mark their visit. Visiting many of these sites can involve traveling long distances, but ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Councilwoman Denise Wilkerson has been elected to serve as President of the Union County chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) of New Jersey – a statewide women's rights activist organization consisting of thousands of women and men - members, activists, and ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – It’s not a done deal. But Carrie Fellows, the county’s Director of Planning and Land Use and Planning, told the Hunterdon Freeholders yesterday that they are in line for a share of $11.9 million in state grants, which Hunterdon would use to make “substantial” improvements to the ...

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WAYNE, NJ - “We’re short on poll workers in Wayne Township, and all across Passaic County,” said Wayne Township Clerk, Paul Margiotta. Election day is Tuesday, November 5 and unless there are enough poll workers it’s a possibility that there will be delays at each polling site, making things ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While Mayor Andre Sayegh has often shared his desire to move Paterson into the 21st century, it was the City Council that took a leap towards getting with the times on Tuesday. Used to working from sometimes unwieldy stacks of paper the body, for the first time, and thanks to the ...

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UNION, NJ - A Town Hall meeting featuring Governor Phil Murphy will be held in Union on Monday, October 28. The event, at the Union Senior Center, 968 Bonnel Court, will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:15.  Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. The event is sponsored by Senator ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi was recently a guest on the cable TV show “The Giblin Report,” a half-hour program hosted by New Jersey Assemblyman 34th District Thomas P. Giblin. In a segment filmed on Oct. 11 at Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media, ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - James Carifi, a onetime Parsippany police captain, just filed hisfifth suit against the township. And on Tuesday night, he came to the township council meeting to discuss it. Or at least try to. When Carifi stepped to the podium during the public portion of the meeting, James Lott, ...

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Edison, NJ - On Saturday, October 19, the Asian American Federation is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau, Inspiring South Asian American Women, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and other organizations to host a Census Organizer Workshop in Edison. "The Asian American community ...

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