Government Top Stories

October 11, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The Township celebrated the promotion of a police officer to sergeant, plus the appointment of four new police officers, at a swearing in ceremony in town hall on Sept. 23rd, which was followed by the Township Committee meeting featuring a mentioning of a traffic calming project at ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) this week gave Roxbury Clean Communities Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes an award for her recycling efforts. Keyes won the DEP’s “Rising Star” award, said the state. “Along with her many other duties at the (Roxbury) Department of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — During her 12 years with the Downtown Westfield Corporation, she penned thousands of social media posts benefiting local enterprises, but on Friday it was her own business plans that she announced. Jamie Lemberg, the head of social media and digital marketing for the DWC ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park and the U.S. Census Bureau will be co-hosting a job fair for residents interested in working for the U.S. Census Bureau in late 2019 and early 2020. The 2020 Census Job Fair is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, at the Casano ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – State officials presented plans to widen Route 31 yesterday in what will be two separate projects. The project, unveiled at the Municipal Building, would resolve “the inconsistency in the number of travel lanes,” according to a press release. Although it wasn’t obvious from ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – It was a civics lesson worthy of classroom discussion. From all appearances, a majority of two planned to reestablish an ordinance allowing a five-year tax abatement in select circumstances. Instead, after listening to local residents, the Ocean Township Committee unanimously voted ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Residents of the Ryle Park section of town gathered on Oct. 7 at a Town Hall meeting held at Beatrice Gilmore School to discuss speeding, heavy truck traffic and school drop off/pick up concerns in the neighborhood. Police Chief Eileen Tiernan, members of the Police ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - After a lengthy discussion that spanned three meetings, the Chatham Township Committee voted, 3-1, to adopt an ordinance that will ban single-use plastic bags - starting in March, 2020 - at its regular meeting held Thursday night. Chatham Township Mayor Tayfun Selen revealed during ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A letter from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to town Supervisor Ken Schmitt that accuses the town of being in violation of the town’s Sewer Use Law (SUL), as well as a 1938 agreement between the city and the town, has prompted the Town Board to hire ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Winter is coming and residents will now need to navigate an on-street parking ban when it snows.  The council passed an ordinance last night that requires residents to get their cars off the street if there’s snow on the ground or see their cars ticketed and towed. The ban lasts ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The list of local businesses adopting environmentally sustainable practices under the town’s Green Medallion program is growing. Business owners participating in the program organized by the Westfield Green Team have earned praise for taking a variety of measures toward more ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Division of Motor Vehicle will be back in Nutley with their mobile unit from 10 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Parks and Recreation parking lot at 44 Park Ave. The new service will enable residents to complete driver license/registration renewals, obtain non-driver IDs, ...

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Commissioner Thomas Evans and Commissioner Mauro Tucci wish to remind all eligible Disabled Veterans and Purple Heart recipients to visit the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s (NJMVC) Mobile Unit this Friday, October 11, 2019, between 10:00AM to 2:00PM at 44 Park Ave. You must bring your ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Tuesday, October 15th is the last day to register to vote in the November 5th General Election. Anyone wishing to vote in the November 5th General Election that is not already a registered voter must register by Tuesday, October 15th. The Municipal Clerk’s Office will be open ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – The governing body was impressed with the status of Livingston’s water utility after Township Engineer Jeannette Harduby provided an update to the township council on Monday about a new purchasing agreement that will become effective on Jan. 1 as well as capital improvements being ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Resolutions authorizing the execution of a professional services agreement with Maser Consulting, P.A. for reconstruction projects on Hillside Avenue, Waverly Place, Ravine Avenue and Fairfield Avenue in West Caldwell were unanimously approved during Tuesday’s township council ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A section of Washington Valley Road will be closed Friday for paving, according to an alert from Somerset County. The road will be closed 800 feet east of Eastbrook Road to Laurel Trail, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

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RED BANK, NJ: Tuesday, October 15th is the last day to register to vote in the November 5th General Election. Anyone wishing to vote in the November 5th General Election that is not already a registered voter must register by Tuesday, October 15th. The Municipal Clerk’s Office will be open ...

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A $395,000 grant will help provide the Greater Olean area with increased access to broadband internet. The funds delivered with this grant will purchase and install fixed wireless broadband equipment and backhaul fiber at eight cell towers in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties where ...

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EDISON, NJ  – Mayor Thomas Lankey today announced the appointment of a 10-person advisory committee to help the Township provide water service for 12,000 South Edison residential and commercial customers. “I have appointed a Water Advisory Committee to help guide our path forward and to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden County Freeholder Board and Camden City officials have been working with partners from the state and federal levels to stress the importance of public participation in the 2020 Census, the impact of an accurate count, and jobs available for residents. “An accurate census ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Councilman Mike Barile is facing multiple criminal charges, including a felony, in the wake of an altercation between the councilman and Journal News columnist David McKay Wilson. A spokesperson for the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department told Mahopac News that Barile turned ...

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Hackensack, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Two Bergen County Plaza. The celebration will feature a performance by Latin music star and Paramus native Matt Hunter ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit has received confirmation from the Union County Bureau of Mosquito Control that the planned aerial application by helicopter of adult mosquito pesticide -- originally scheduled for October 2 but postponed "due to unfavorable weather conditions" -- will not be ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) visited North Plainfield on Tuesday, spending time both in the schools and with the North Plainfield Business Association and guests from the Warren Township Chamber of Commerce. “It was an honor and a pleasure to meet with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine has announced two recent county note sales that garnered interest rates of just over one percent. The first was a one-year note for $40 million at a rate of 1.15%. This note is funding road resurfacing and reconstruction, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) visited North Plainfield on Tuesday, spending time both in the schools and with the North Plainfield Business Association. “It was an honor and a pleasure to meet with Congressman Malinowski and his staff,” said  Michelle ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - City officials and engineering experts will discuss Bayonne’s proposed plan to reduce street flooding caused by stormwater and basement back-ups by better controlling Bayonne’s combined sewer overflow system, according to a statement released on Wednesday. The meeting, scheduled ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township will be getting some much-needed assistance with the historic Lane-Voorhees House.   Councilwoman Christine Henderson Rose said Somerset County will provide a $250,000 grant for the venerable structure that dates back to the Revolutionary ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – The Township of Ocean has yet another “concerned citizen” on the issue of whether the Township Committee should be able to grant tax relief to properties that include residential development. Recently, the Board of Education passed a resolution against proposed abatements saying the ...

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