Government

April 11, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Council President Joylette Mills-Ransome, on behalf of the Plainfield City Council, presented a resolution marking the one-year anniversary of the passing of the late Assemblyman Gerald B. Green at Monday's regular council meeting.  His son, Sheldon Green, was on hand to receive ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents wishing to see the inner-workings of their local government up close will get a chance Friday, April 12 when all are invited to visit the Chatham Borough Municipal Building located at 54 Fairmount Ave. The "Open House" will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The citizens of the City of Plainfield and other interested persons will have an opportunity to voice their opinions and objections on the City’s Budget and Tax resolution on May 13, 2019 at 7 pm according to a notice filed by the clerk of the city.  The meeting will be held at the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kemper Sports Management has been selected to operate the Rock Spring Golf Course on behalf of the Township of West Orange, according to a resolution adopted at Tuesday’s council meeting authorizing the contract. The approval of this contract comes a few weeks after the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Kicking off local government week, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill visited Sparta, holding her fourth “Monday with Mikie” town hall meeting.  Approximately 50 people came to Sparta’s municipal building to meet and talk with Sherrill. “What a better way to focus on local government than ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Kicking off local government week, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill visited Sparta, holding her fourth “Monday with Mikie” town hall meeting.  Approximately 50 people came to Sparta’s municipal building to meet and talk with Sherrill. “What a better way to focus on local government than ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Kicking off local government week, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill visited Sparta, holding her fourth “Monday with Mikie” town hall meeting.  Approximately 50 people came to Sparta’s municipal building to meet and talk with Sherrill. “What a better way to focus on local government than ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The municipal portion of the average Roxbury homeowner’s tax bill will increase by about $17 per year under a new township budget introduced by the Roxbury Mayor and Council on Tuesday. Residents will be allowed to comment about the proposed $29,770,318 budget at a public hearing ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Mayors from Essex County met with New Jersey Sen. President Steve Sweeney, D-Salem and New Jersey Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield to discuss issues in their communities. The atmosphere was friendly at Mayfair Farms on Saturday as mayors met for the ninth annual breakfast ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — More than 113,000 people in the United States were on the national transplant waiting list as of January, according to the federal Health Department. Every April, National Donate Life Month raises awareness for organ and tissue donation. Cranford native Eric Walano recently ...

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RED BANK, NJ – The Borough of Red Bank has been selected to receive funding from the New Jersey Department of Transportation's Fiscal Year 2019 Municipal Aid Program for the Broad Street Resurfacing Project in the amount of $290,000.  To review the State document, click HERE.  The Broad ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As one of the activities for NJ Local Government Week, Mayor Al Smith spoke to Advanced Weight Training classes on Tuesday at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School about the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. Specifically, the Mayor promoted his Mayor’s Medal program, which is awarded ...

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MADISON, NJ - A proposed ordinance prohibiting the retail sale of dogs and cats in the borough brought a lively and emotional debate by the public to the Borough Council meeting held April 8th. Advocates for the ban included members of animal rescue organizations including the borough’s St.

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Fran Drew was driving on Shunpike last month when she noticed trees being cut down near the entrance to Cougar Field and stopped to find out why. Chatham Township Committee member Karen Swartz reached out to the county and came back with the answer provided by a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - 93 days after his death, the family, friends, and, in many ways the city he called home, of Jameek Lowery still don’t have the answers as to what took the young man’s life. In the early hours of Saturday, January 5, a bizarre series of events started that would culminate in the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Municipal Clerk's Office will host special evening hours this month for late night dog and cat license registration.   All Current Township of NutleyLicenses will Expire on April 30, 2019  The Municipal Clerk’s Office will be open until 8:00 p.m.on Wednesday, April 24, ...

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NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson University finds that not a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Councilman Rajiv Prasad is no longer running for mayor, leaving the incumbent Mayor Phillip Kramer unopposed in the Democratic primary. “After deep consideration during the last ten days, I would like to take this opportunity to inform the citizens of Franklin Township that I have ...

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$1.5 million in state grants for road redos coming to Union County municipalities UNION COUNTY, NJ – An average of 13,312 people received benefits every month in 2018 from Work First New Jersey, the state’s welfare reform program. This program is New Jersey’s version of the federal Temporary ...

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PARAMUS - Residents are invited to pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and get to know their local police officers better. For the first time ever, Paramus Police Department will host “Coffee with a Cop,” an event aimed at building relationships with the community, one cup of joe at a ...

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HACKENSACK -  Hackensack is about to get a little more colorful and it has nothing to do with spring’s arrival. World-renowned artist Damien Mitchell began work Monday on a public art project aimed at building a sense of community and promoting civic pride in Hackensack.  An empty wall on the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The newest member of the Bernards Township police force, Patrol Officer Timothy Polizzi, was sworn in at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting, and was due to begin work the following day, on Wednesday, April 10. Polizzi was previously employed for two years as a police ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Hillsborough will receive $425,000 from the state Department of Transportation 2019 Municipal Aid Program. Assembly members Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman (Both D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) made the announcement Monday. More than $3.7 million will be distributed to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Somerville will receive $353,167 from the state Department of Transportation 2019 Municipal Aid Program. Assembly members Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman (D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) made the announcement Monday. More than $3.7 million will be distributed to 12 ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was in Camden Monday, April 8, to announce new legislation that would impose steep sanctions on China and Chinese entities who supply and support fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opiate that is 50 times more potent than heroin. Menendez was joined by city and ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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