Government Top Stories

March 24, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders have appointed Casey (Kaushik) Parikh of Parsippany, to the Morris County Open Space Trust Fund Committee for a term of two years, expiring on December 31, 2020. The Morris County Open Space Committee reviews, prioritizes and makes ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Adrian Mapp delivered his State of the City address to the residents of Plainfield on Thursday, weaving stories of why he chose public service throughout his speech. Against a video backdrop, the evening kicked off with an invocation by Rev. Paul Dean of Visions of God ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ -- The Far Hills Borough Council is scheduled to meet Monday night, March 25 at 7 p.m. at Borough Hall, and many residents in town are expected to attend in anticipation of discussion of a proposed housing development being planned on Route 202 opposite Lake Road.  According to the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ-- Today Sea Turtle Recovery (STR) hosted their annual Green Event, a brunch to raise funds for their organization. Sea Turtle Recovery is a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitation, preservation and conservation of sea turtles. All sea turtle species are threatened or ...

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VERONA, NJ - The leaf dump in Verona is permanently closed according to a statement from Verona's Township Manager, Matt Cavallo.   The property where the dump is located is privately owned and the owner notified the Township last year that the Township’s use license was being terminated ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has announced its 2019 spring bulky trash drop off, at 15 Polhemus Lane. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on three Saturdays, May 11, May 18 and June 8. Those dropping off items must have proof of Bridgewater residence, and commercial vehicles, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The presentation of the 2019 Municipal Budget by City Administrator Michael Rogers took center stage at the Summit Common Council’s March 19 meeting, with the governing body reviewing a proposed municipal operating budget pegged $51,984,799, which represents a 1.19% increase over ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Up until this week, the details of the Chatham Post Office redevelopment plan has been dripping out into the public sphere. At the special joint meeting of the borough council and planning board on Wednesday night, it was announced that process is ready to start flowing in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Mayor Frank Moran pointed at a pile of mattresses, TVs, buckets and other trash dumped near the corner of Federal and 28th streets in East Camden and shook his head. “This is unacceptable,” Moran said. “But this has just become acceptable to folks. People just walk by and think ...

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in Congress, announced the 2019 Congressional Art Competition is underway. All high school students in New York’s 23rd Congressional District are encouraged to participate for the chance to have their artwork showcased in the United ...

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More Master Plan Workshops are set for Public to Give Input on Westfield's Future Development. WESTFIELD, NJ — If the town could use a parking deck was one among many questions residents discussed at a workshop on Thursday — the first in a series where the municipality is gathering input as it ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The pros and cons of legalizing adult recreational marijuana use and sales in the Township of Bloomfield and the State of New Jersey were discussed on Monday during a lively discussion forum hosted by Mayor Michael Venezia at Bloomfield Middle School. Mayor Venezia was joined by ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by a pair of state lawmakers from Newark that would allow county homelessness trust funds to collect additional funds to be used for Code Blue emergency shelter services was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today. The legislation was co-sponsored by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Applications for the City of Summit's unpaid summer college internship program will be accepted beginning April 1 and through April 19. Interviews will be scheduled beginning in late April for selected applicants. College students majoring in political science, public ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Mayor Angie Devanney received an unexpected present at the March 19 meeting of the Township Council – a handcrafted wooden sign with the words “Civility Spoken Here” engraved upon it by its creator, Noah Hickman. The sign was a gift from Council Vice President Susan Poage, ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The township’s new website is expected to go live Wednesday, March 27. Residents can use the current URL to access the website or a new URL [which TAPinto Berkeley Heights will publish when site goes live]. That was the big announcement made by Chair of the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – At their meeting this week, Hunterdon Freeholders received a “high level overview” from Jersey Central Power & Light’s Hunterdon representative, the first since a pair of storms knocked power out to thousands here at the end of February and early March. Stan Prater told the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – As part of a legislative effort to ensure that newly passed minimum wage legislation works as it was intended by providing a means for New Jersey families to earn a livable wage, yet still allowing the state’s businesses community to thrive, Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Hunterdon, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – As part of a legislative effort to ensure that newly passed minimum wage legislation works as it was intended by providing a means for New Jersey families to earn a livable wage, yet still allowing the state’s businesses community to thrive, Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Hunterdon, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Mayor John Labrosse and the Hackensack City Council met with City Manager Ted Ehrenburg and city department heads this week to discuss goals for the 2019 fiscal year. City leaders set several ambitious priorities, including establishing a new financial goal of securing a 0% ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Eliza Schleifstein, a Randolph Resident,  addressed the Randolph Board of Education at the March 19 meeting with a public statement alleging that the Board has not only handled its public relations and communications efforts poorly, but has also spent an unacceptable amount of the ...

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HACKENSCK, NJ -- Yesterday, the County of Bergen brought together Greek American community leaders and residents in celebration of Greek Independence Day and raised the flag of Greece above the County Administration building at One Bergen County Plaza. Photographs of the event are included ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by a pair of state lawmakers from Newark that would allow county homelessness trust funds to collect additional funds to be used for Code Blue emergency shelter services was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today. The legislation was co-sponsored by ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by a pair of state lawmakers from Newark that would allow county homelessness trust funds to collect additional funds to be used for Code Blue emergency shelter services was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today. The legislation was co-sponsored by ...

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Daily passes to Westfield Memorial Pool will cost non-members 60 percent more this year. WESTFIELD, NJ — Existing members of the Westfield Memorial Pool can get a jump on the swimming season by registering early online. The pool will start the season with 160 new lounge chairs and free ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - State Sen. Pete Harckham held a public forum on recreational marijuana legalization that drew a crowd of dozens on Friday evening (March 8) at Mahopac High School. At least 60 people attended the two-hour event, including Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, who joined Harckham on stage to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ This year's recipients of the Mayor's Arts Awards, honored at the opening of the month-long Community Arts Show at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge, not only brought visual and musical arts to the community, but also generously volunteered their talents to ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Borough Council approved a resolution to apply for Green Acres funding for a park project at its Tuesday, March 19 meeting. The park project was suggested by ‘Beautiful Mountainside’. Todd Evans of ‘Beautiful Mountainside’ attended the council meeting in December and made ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -  Resident concerns from the Wood-Ridge Board of Education meeting on Monday evening carried over to the Borough Council meeting on Wednesday evening. Longtime Wood-Ridge resident Jerry Caputo addressed the Council and Mayor with his concerns over closing the Pre K3 currently ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Almost 100 residents and business owners turned out on Wednesday to voice their opposition to a proposal that was before Plainfield’s Planning Board for preliminary and final site plan approval to construct a Wawa food market that would include fueling stations.  The meeting had ...

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