Government Top Stories

October 6, 2019

MANAHAWKIN, NJ – Bruce Watson, NRC Reactor Decommissioning Branch Chief, has done his fair share of meetings related to the decommissioning of nuclear plants.  Prior to the most recent one related to Oyster Creek, Watson conversationally relayed some interesting information to some local ...

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WASHINGTON, DC—Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S. However, it has been the most underfunded. Those dynamics just changed earlier this week when on Monday, September 30, 2019, legislation authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ, Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer Counties) to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Stand With Parkland, the locally founded school safety advocacy organization, continues to persevere in its battle to make change in our schools. Recent months have brought a number of opportunities to the foreground, and they continue to push for change at the local and national ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The $1.5 million upgrade to Horseshoe Lake Park - including a new artificial turf field - is a testament to the township’s commitment to its children, said Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo today at a dedication ceremony. Speaking as he stood on the new turf field, while young athletes ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Township Officials participate in Open World Leadership program.  As part of a Congressionally-approved US exchange program for countries of the post-Soviet era, Scotch Plains Township officials met with a delegation of emerging Russian professionals focusing ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Thursday afternoon, October 3, 2019, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commission (ANJEC) debuted the Municipal Leader awards, and Maplewood’s Township Committeewoman, Nancy Adams was honored to have been selected the first one. Adams was recognized for two of her ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ – Bruce Watson, NRC Reactor Decommissioning Branch Chief, has done his fair share of meetings related to the decommissioning of nuclear plants.  Prior to the most recent one related to Oyster Creek, Watson conversationally relayed some interesting information to some local ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ - On Friday, Oct. 4 at its 46th Annual Environmental Congress, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) presented the Berkeley Heights Environmental Commission (BHEC) with a 2019 Environmental Achievement Award for producing last year’s Vegan Fest.  Accepting ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Council Chambers were packed for the October 2 meeting of the Summit Common Council, thanks to vote to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in the Hilltop City and a resolution that honors popular former Summit Mayor with the naming of a space for kids at the Summit Community ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Interested in the future of downtown South Orange? The SO Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) is searching for two new people to join our Board of Directors. Candidates must be a SO business owner, resident and/or property owner to apply. Responsibilities entail attending one ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ-  On October 12, 2019, Mayor Dahilia will host her 2nd annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. This year's honorees will include School Board President and Hillside Fireman Juan Allende; "Piece of Heaven" Directors Fanny and Bermary Gonzalez and the owners of "Prestige Auto Wash", ...

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Hillside, NJ-- Due to recent member resignation, Hillside’s Board of Education is currently seeking a candidate to fill this vacancy. The position will serve from this current school year until the end of December 2020. Given the individual has met state requirements and has resided in Hillside ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Senator Troy Singleton and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker released the following statement today decrying the attempts by Koch Industries and the group it has bankrolled, Americans for Prosperity, for their attempts to prevent implementation of the “dark money” reform law:   “Charles ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Concerned by the significant increase in vaping among American youth, Vice Chair of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) released the following statement: “I am alarmed by the trend showing that e-cigarette consumption has skyrocketed among ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Christopher Aguilar and Brandon Baker are next-door neighbors in Barnegat. As it turns out, they both like chickens. To make it clear, they both enjoy the fresh eggs their hens lay. And no, this isn’t a story asking which came first – the chicken or the egg. It seems it’s only the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Those who travel on West Bay Avenue already know a portion of the county road was just repaved.  The next phase of the project starts next week. It should be an overnight job. “On the paving from 4th Street to Mirage, we did have some issues,” said Committeeman Al Bille. “The ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – City officials are mulling the placement of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city of Hackensack.  During the Sept. 24 council meeting, representatives of Greenspot, a Jersey City-based, e-mobility company that specializes in the development, installation and ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – In an ideal world, there would be no need to create a day reminding drivers to use their brakes to avoid fatalities. However, as Mayor Al Cirulli proclaimed October 10, 2019, as “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” reality set in. “Across the nation, traffic crashes caused about ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison is reminding residents and visitors that, in preparation for Bottle Hill Day, several lots will be closed to vehicles beginning at 7pm, Friday October 4.  The following lots will be closed: Maple Avenue Prospect Street Train Station ...

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WARREN, NJ - One year after the Warren Township Committee introduced The Warren Township Park & Ride – offering weekday EXPRESS bus service from Warren Township directly to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal – year-over-year monthly ridership has enjoyed a steady increase in usage.   After ...

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EDISON, NJ – On Thursday, Mayor Thomas Lankey announced that the township’s Fire Prevention Bureau has received a $1,642 grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest private commercial property insurers. Fire Marshal Timothy Langan said the grant will pay for a new state-of-the-art laptop ...

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WASHINGTON, DC—Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S. However, it has been the most underfunded. Those dynamics just changed earlier this week when on Monday, September 30, 2019, legislation authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ, Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer Counties) to ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – It’s one of the benefits of the Township of Barnegat Committee meeting early in the month. Although National Friends of Libraries Week doesn’t start until October 20th, the Mayor and Committee offered a commemorative plaque to the local library early. Mayor Al Cirulli made the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - BlueWaveNJ will be hosting a panel discussion with three national healthcare policy experts to discuss healthcare policy being proposed by the Democratic Presidential candidates on October 10. The panelists will review what are the front runner candidates proposing, and what ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Overshadowed by the political turmoil at this week’s Wayne Town Council meeting were some very positive events.  The night began when Webelos from Cub Scout Troop 192 who were present at the meeting, were asked by President of the Town Council, Franco Mazzei to lead the Pledge of ...

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WASHINGTON, DC—Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S. However, it has been the most underfunded. Those dynamics just changed earlier this week when on Monday, September 30, 2019, legislation authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ, Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer Counties) to ...

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WASHINGTON, DC—Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S. However, it has been the most underfunded. Those dynamics just changed earlier this week when on Monday, September 30, 2019, legislation authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ, Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer Counties) to ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Borough of Wood-Ridge passed three resolutions on second and final reading at Wednesday evening's regularly scheduled Council Meeting.  All three resolutions passed unanimously.  ORDINANCES ON FINAL READING ORDINANCE NO. 2019-12 (add streets to existing ordinance in ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - As part of a nation-wide effort to combat the scourge of opioids, the Millburn Township Committee awarded a proclamation to two organizations for their work in bringing awareness and information to the fight. On hand to receive the proclamation from the township was Bill Lillis, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - About 50 people, including many property owners, came to Thursday’s Planning Board meeting to learn more about possible use of condemnation as a redevelopment tool. The format included two slide shows of properties found to be “in need of redevelopment,” with reasons why they ...

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