Government Top Stories

May 24, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A ransomware cyberattack Tuesday morning successfully disabled the Somerset County government email system, with employees unable to send or receive email. All county offices and phone lines are open and working, Emergency 9-1-1-communications are unaffected and fully ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A ransomware cyberattack Tuesday morning successfully disabled the Somerset County government email system, with employees unable to send or receive email. All county offices and phone lines are open and working, Emergency 9-1-1-communications are unaffected and fully ...

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NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge was pithy in her message to area officials during her visit to Newark on Monday to not let a windfall of federal dollars aimed to expand housing opportunities go by the wayside. “The money’s there, but ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Workers recently completed a renovation of the restrooms at Horseshoe Lake Park, a project that brought heat, hot water and facelifts to the facilities. The $50,000 upgrade project means that the restrooms will be useful for people who use the park during the winter, said Roxbury ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – The Wood-Ridge Council passed the following items as part of its Consent agenda at its meeting on May 18 in Council Chambers.  Council President Catherine Cassidy presided over the meeting as Mayor Paul Sarlo and Councilman Dominick Azzolini were not attendance. 1.

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WAYNE, NJ – All the amazing volunteer Wayne First Aid Squad (FAS) members - who get up in the middle of the night, or during their work hours to rush to our rescue in rain, snow or anything – were honored during the last town council meeting for Emergency Medical Services week. Mayor Chris ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Bill Heap came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night with an appreciation for the borough's Summer Concert Series and a concern about the diminishing tree canopy in town. Heap, representing the Chatham Jaycees, backed up his feelings and concerns by announcing ...

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South Orange, NJ (May 23, 2022) – South Orange Village announced Tuesday the retirement of Health Officer, John M. Festa, effective June 3, 2022. “Congratulations to Health Officer John Festa on his retirement,” offered Village President, Sheena Collum. “John has served our community as an ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y - A Wendy’s is slated to take over the Dunkin' Donuts/York Pizza building in the Staples Plaza shopping center, according to plans filed with the town’s Planning Board. It would be a “substantial renovation” of the Crompond Road building, according to a Planning Department memo.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town will again raise the Pride flag at the municipal building and walk in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the mayor announced. The flag raising to be held Thursday, June 9, will mark the third year the town has held the event recognizing LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It will be ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Joe Hathaway was appointed to Randolph Township Council on May 19, to fill the vacant seat following Lance Tkacs’ retirement.  Prior to being appointed to the township council, Hathaway served on the Randolph Recreation Advisory Committee.  A graduate of Yale University where he ...

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Work will begin in the next few months for a new walkway in Lake Como around the lake.  Lake Como applied for and received a 50% matching grant from the Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program.  The $200,000 grant will allow the town to install a new walkway similar to the one already in ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton families will soon have new and improved neighborhood playgrounds to enjoy after the Hamilton Township Council recently approved the plans. The improvements will be made to the Cornell Heights and the Connecticut Avenue playgrounds. “I want to thank Hamilton Council ...

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NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge was pithy in her message to area officials during her visit to Newark on Monday to not let a windfall of federal dollars aimed to expand housing opportunities go by the wayside. “The money’s there, but ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s new automated trash collection for household solid waste began on the eastside of Roselle on May 2. Collection on the eastside is once per week on Thursdays. Westside residents can expect their cart and calendar to be delivered during the week of July 11. Westside weekly ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The next stage in government approvals for a controversial apartment building planned to be built in Westfield’s First Ward is slated to be considered by the town council Tuesday. The council is anticipated to consider a redevelopment agreement for the Sophia, a planned 64-unit ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Deputy Mayor Matt Kayne offered the following update to the continuing fight the township has had with Altice, the township’s cable and wifi provider, at the May 10 Montville Township Committee meeting: “We have continued to fight for our residents with respect to the deficient ...

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RARITAN BAY, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Wayne grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden Redevelopment Agency is New Jersey's big winner, receiving over half of $6.5 million that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded this state for “brownfield” restoration projects. The city is going to sink most of its $3.5 million federal grant into Elijah ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A large water main break over the weekend has caused some areas in the borough to experience brown water. According to a Monday, May 23 borough alert, households and businesses in various areas could experience discolored water.  "Caution should be used in washing white ...

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BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Bedford’s Town Board appears ready to vote next month to allow local marijuana retail shops — but also give residents a chance to forbid them. Reversing its narrow rejection last December of those stores and their potential new revenue, the board is expected in June, after ...

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WOODBRIDGE - Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who represents Woodbridge and Carteret as part of his district, is rolling out an election reform bill, with bi-partisan support, to update the way the state counts and report ballots. “Last November’s election in New Jersey was ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Former Parkland City Commissioner Jared Moskowitz has been endorsed by the Broward Teachers Union to fill an open congressional seat in the contested Democratic primary election. There are a number of Democrats running for the 23rd District, which is Broward-Palm Beach County. The ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington Borough Council approved a resolution May 9 to accept the retirement of borough clerk Sallie Graziano, effective Aug. 1. Graziano was visibly emotional as members of council noted their thanks and appreciation for her in all she has done as the clerk, being the ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to receive a Brownfields Grant that will be used to further the rehabilitation and clean-up of the former Nearpara Rubber Factory plant, Mayor Jeff Martin announced last week.  Martin said the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents and the governing body heard a presentation on the township’s affordable housing obligations during a special conference session held at the May 17 council meeting.  During the presentation, delivered by Berkeley Heights affordable housing attorney Erik Nolan and ...

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Tomorrow's Town Council Meeting will be in person after over two years of Zoom meetings.  It will begin at 6:30 in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 66 Main Street, West Orange. Here's the agenda http://westorange.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_05242022-244?html=true which includes a resolution ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The annual Memorial Day Parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30. The parade will start at the intersection of Church Street and Morristown Road, then continue down Route 202 to Borough Hall where there will be a Veteran's Flag ceremony.        

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Brace yourself for several episodes of traffic congestion and disruption in the near future - and none of them has anything to do with Witherspoon or Chambers streets. While each of those streets is now limited to one-way traffic flow, from Nassau Street going north, the congestion will be due ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee is planning to recognize two longtime township officials for many decades of service at its meeting scheduled for 8 p.m. this Tuesday, A resolution on the agenda for the May 24 meeting thanks Marc Friedman, who has volunteered for the Liberty ...

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