Government

April 17, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- The Hackensack Smart Schools slate will pick up at least two seats on the city's Board of Education after Tuesday's election, with the third spot still up for grabs with more votes to be counted and a potential recount looming. According to unofficial results provided by the City ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The more the Center of Excellence is discussed, the more it seems that Bridgewater Township residents are willing to publicly air their concerns about increased traffic that they believe will result from that ambitious development project.   Donald Doyle, who has lived in town ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona will host a public forum with candidates for Town Council on May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Verona Community Center Ballroom, 880 Bloomfield Avenue. The Verona Town Clerk’s Office received and approved five nominations to fill two open seats. The ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - At Tuesday's meeting, the Millburn Township Committee unveiled three proclamations. One posthumously honored a long-time resident, and two commemorated upcoming events. Community Service Award: As part of the township's dedication to volunteerism and service, the township ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The second budget deliberation session was held on Monday, with the Communications/IT and Finance department heads giving their presentations to city councilors and Citizens Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC) members.  The meetings are also open to the public. Director of ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – The Denville Town Council approved two resolutions that manifest the township’s opposition both to the cultivation of marijuana on property located in neighboring Boonton Township and the legalization of cannabis for personal recreational use in the state of New Jersey, at its April ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- “It’s a year-round process that starts in the fall, is approved in spring, and is reviewed in summer and then is updated,” said Township Manager Al Mirabella as he announced Scotch Plains' $25 million municipal budget for the coming year.  In framing the budget and its ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council declared April as National Donate Life Month at its Monday, April 15 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation highlighting the importance of organ donations as there is an urgent need for organ and tissue donors nationwide. He also praised the NJ Sharing ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury officials gathered today for a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of $1.5 million worth of improvements to Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, including a new artificial turf field. The Roxbury Mayor and Council were joined at the event by several dozen Roxbury ...

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LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — With this year’s first charity run several days away, Lake Como has put in place measures aimed at making it easier for residents to get around town during these crowd-drawing events. Based on a Belmar Police Department recommendation made last year, these weekend events ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Spring is in full swing and so is road paving in the town, something that recently got a boost from some state and county funding. South Chestnut Street and Lenox Avenue were milled on Monday and are slated to be paved Wednesday, weather permitting, said town spokeswoman Kim ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— Community members looking to get involved in the 2020 census process have a couple of upcoming opportunities for visibility this week and next. The United States Census Bureau conducts a national census, a count of the population, every 10 years to help determine each state’s seat ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Communications Task Force is asking residents to complete a short survey designed to determine how residents prefer to receive notifications and other information -- emergency and non-emergency alike -- from the township. The survey also asks what ...

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FRANKLIN TWP., NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen will be hosting his free Annual Job Fair on April 17 at the Imperia from 11 am to 3:30 pm.  Hundreds of job seekers are expected to attend and network with recruiters for opportunities with public and private entities within the Central Jersey ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Township joins UDrive. UText. UPay.” campaign; and resident questions soccer field time during the Tuesday, April 2 Board of Commissioners public meeting. Public Affairs Commissioner Steven L. Rogers was absent excused. Announcements A moment of silence was requested by Mayor and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - They say "A rumor makes it halfway around the world before the truth even gets its boots on."  If that is true, East Brunswick is just like anyplace else, especially in the age of social media.  For the past several weeks, rumors have been flying around town about the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the Monday, April 15 borough council meeting, Emergency Services Director David Nichols handed a letter of resignation to Council President Charlie Spicuzzo during the open public forum portion of the scheduled meeting. "I won't read the whole thing," Nichols said as he ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Here’s what is happening in and around the City of Elizabeth for the week of April 16, – APRIL 21 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 GREATER ELIZABETH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AFTER HOURS EVENT (5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., 630 Elizabeth Avenue, Elizabeth) - Mayor Bollwage will attend the Greater ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An invitation by Councilman Ed Lachterman to respond to a poll he posted on Yorktown Families’ Facebook page about the proposed fluoridation of the municipality’s water elicited one he probably wasn’t expecting at the Town Board’s regular meeting held last week at the John C. Hart ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough's Senior Citizen Advisory Committee is sponsoring a Senior Citizen Resource Fair where there will be a bevy of information for seniors, those who love seniors and those who care for seniors. Scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Fair Lawn Senior ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – After promising cash as part of its project’s approval, the development company behind a 42-unit affordable housing complex in Goldens Bridge is giving $50,000 to the town of Lewisboro. Elected officials are letting residents of the hamlet decide how to spend the windfall ...

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BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Facing outspoken opposition from at least one councilman, a move to mandate that bars and restaurants in Katonah and other Bedford venues acquire a permit before they can crank up live music and DJs got an abrupt hook last week. Councilman Don Scott had opposed the proposed ...

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SPARTA, NJ – After 25 years of service, Sparta Township Water and Sewer employee Michael Sportelli has retired.  He was recognized for his service at the Sparta Township Council meeting last week. “His 25 years of service has been marked by dedication, reliable service to the customers of Sparta ...

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 MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Town officials want you to hear them loud and clear, as well as present a sharp picture of what is going on at the various board meetings that take place each week in Town Hall. To do that, a complete overhaul of the Town Hall’s antiquated broadcast studio and ancillary ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The 2019 municipal budget was introduced by Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans during the Tuesday, April2 Board of Commissioners public meeting. Evans held a PowerPoint presentation on the township budget, which can be viewed on the township website ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal will serve as the keynote speaker for the third annual "Glen Rock Pride in the Park" flag raising ceremony on June 1, celebrating LGBTQ pride. Community leaders, New Jersey legislators, Glen Rock residents, and LGBTQ advocates will gather ...

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"Fire safety is critical. It is really, really critical" stated Mayor Hinds.  HOLMDEL, NJ - The Holmdel Township Committee unanimously agreed to amend the 2019 municipal budget to finance up to five million for a new firehouse. The resolution, introduced by Mayor Hinds, would result in ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the Monday, April 15 borough council meeting, Emergency Services Director David Nichols handed a letter of resignation to Council President Charlie Spicuzzo during the open public forum portion of the scheduled meeting. "I won't read the whole thing," Nichols said as he ...

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Chuck Rettig is the 49th Commissioner of the IRS. He joined the agency in October after spending 36 years as a tax lawyer in private practice. As over 50 million taxpayers filed their returns, he want to share a special message to all taxpayers: Thank You.. April 15 was the deadline to file, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ - After ceasing to use the disinfectants as part of its annual maintenance program, New Jersey American Water will, beginning April 22, again begin using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. The plants serve New Jersey American ...

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