Government

May 10, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Al Mirabella, a Fanwood resident who has served as a Union County Freeholder since 1997, was among the inaugural New Jersey Association of Counties’ Freeholder Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Atlantic City on Thursday, May 8. Inductees were chosen for their leadership, commitment ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Al Mirabella, a Fanwood resident who has served as a Union County Freeholder since 1997, was among the inaugural New Jersey Association of Counties’ Freeholder Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Atlantic City on Thursday, May 8. Inductees were chosen for their leadership, commitment ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Hunterdon Freeholders approved the county’s $88.491 million buget for 2019 at their meeting on Monday, and they didn’t hesitate to tout that the tax rate to support it will remain unchanged. “The 2019 budget … is $330,000 less than the 2013 budget,” said Freeholder Director ...

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MADISON, NJ - This week the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) resumed its hearing of the applicant Saxum Real Estate’s requested demolition of the former movie theater building, 14 Lincoln Place and its application for redevelopment. This was a continuation of the meeting held on Tuesday, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The launch of a long-awaited change this summer to the pattern used for flights landing at Teterboro Airport has been postponed until at least next year, a delay that has left city officials upset with the Federal Aviation Administration. At the quarterly meeting of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Committee member Tracy Ness reported that the effort to bring back the summer camp that was closed down two years ago is in jeopardy because of low enrollment. Ness reported at the regular meeting of the Chatham Township Committee on Thursday night that there were ...

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Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli, would like to notify residents of PSE&G’s upcoming roadway work that may impact Township residents.  This notification is in an effort to inform residents of the scheduled work so that alternate routes can be planned if needed and to maintain a level of safety ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Former Councilman Marc Faecher cautioned that the "Main Street" plan presented to the council and public at an April meeting of the council offered both opportunities and risks to the township. Calling the Connell Company a “good partner in town” that “builds a good ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law a legislative package that seeks to put an end to hunger in the state. “In the richest nation in the world, it is a moral failure that so many of our fellow New Jerseyans don’t have enough food to eat,” Murphy said.  “This comprehensive ...

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Edison, NJ -   Campaign fliers in Edison are creating more controversy.  Edison Police Officer, Detective Keith Hahn, says he is being targeted and harassed by the Township’s Director of Public Works, Anthony Russomanno, and incumbent Councilmen Leonard Sendelsky and Michael Lombardi.  In an ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Several members of the Scotch Plains Police were recognized by Chief Ted Conley in conjunction with National Police Week (May 12-18) at the Scotch Plains Council meeting on Tuesday. Chief Conley gave out multiple awards and commendations to members of the SPPD for going ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- The Bernardsville Borough Council recently extended the deadline for Requests for Proposals from May 1 to July 1 for the downtown redevelopment project anticipated for Quimby Lane. "Some of the interested developers wanted more time to put together their proposals," ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Artwork created by nearly two dozen students from around Bergen County will grace the walls of municipal buildings, libraries, senior centers, schools and county offices after being named winners of the county’s 2020 election calendar contest. Pinak Unawane, from Lyncrest ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a unanimous vote on a zoning ordinance that the Livingston Township Council was proud to come to an agreement on, the members of the governing body were less pleased to approve a second zoning ordinance on Monday that they were not in favor of, but had to adopt in order ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton is holding a town wide bulk pick up this Saturday, May 11 at 6 a.m. To participate, a permit needs to be purchased for $30 and can be done at the Municipal Building located at 39 Trinity Street. Items must be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. on Saturday. This event ...

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UNION, NJ – The new Vauxhall Community Gateway sign, on the corner of Springfield and Millburn Avenues, was unveiled Wednesday afternoon. The new plaza area includes benches and plantings.  The old carwash building on the premises is scheduled to be removed making room for the larger ...

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Hillside, NJ---The Union County Freeholder Board will cut the ribbon on a new, expanded playground at Conant Park in Hillside on Saturday, May 18th at 11 a.m.   “Every child should be able to enjoy a playground in or near their neighborhood, and participate in enriching experiences with ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Enthusiastic support from Springfield’s Township Committee led to a consensus on the redevelopment plan for Block 101, Lots 1, 24,45 and 46, or commonly known as the “Saks” property. The five-member committee voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a proposed plan to build a ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Borough Council unanimously decided to keep Columbus Day on the 2020 borough calendar after more than 100 Italian Americans and supporters attended the council meeting, some speaking of Italian contributions to society, both nationally and locally. Last night's ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- NJ Advance Media reported Sunday that Governor Phil Murphy’s administration planned to shift $33 million from the New Jersey State Firemen's Association in the proposed 2019 State budget. This prompted a strong reaction from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, firefighter for ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- NJ Advance Media reported Sunday that Governor Phil Murphy’s administration planned to shift $33 million from the New Jersey State Firemen's Association in the proposed 2019 State budget. This prompted a strong reaction from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, firefighter for ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- NJ Advance Media reported Sunday that Governor Phil Murphy’s administration planned to shift $33 million from the New Jersey State Firemen's Association in the proposed 2019 State budget. This prompted a strong reaction from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, firefighter for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – The Scotch Plains Township Council debated the merits of passing a resolution that would call for the end of the use of plastic bags. Councilwoman Elizabeth Stamler, who introduced the topics, said that there are several options to consider: banning the use of plastic bags ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- NJ Advance Media reported Sunday that Governor Phil Murphy’s administration planned to shift $33 million from the New Jersey State Firemen's Association in the proposed 2019 State budget. This prompted a strong reaction from Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, firefighter for ...

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RED BANK, NJ – We have a new police officer by the name of Piero Vescio, who was sworn in by the mayor and surrounded by his family, including his especially proud father, Lt. Rico Vescio of the RBPD. Another member of the RBPD, dispatcher William, “Billy” Morrison, was recognized by the Council ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — There was no comment during this week’s public hearing on Lake Como’s proposed $3.56 million budget, but a five-year snapshot of a declining municipal tax rate spoke volumes to a decision made four years ago to outsource the borough’s police operations. Borough ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – Artwork created by nearly two dozen students from around Bergen County will grace the walls of municipal buildings, libraries, senior centers, schools and county offices after being named winners of the county’s 2020 election calendar contest. The annual poster contest, which is ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There’s a brewery in the hopper for this town. The Planning Board on Monday approved Lions Roar Brewing Company’s application to build a microbrewery at 515-523 South Avenue West, the board’s secretary, Linda Jacus, said. A website for the company states the following: “A ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved a resolution objecting to high-density housing at its Monday, May 6 meeting. The council is also urging residents to sign a letter to express their concerns and objections against high-density housing. The model letter will be available on the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After keeping the public hearing open over the last few months in order to assuage some public concerns, the Livingston Township Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve an ordinance creating inclusionary assisted living conditional use of a property located the area of South ...

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