Government

April 11, 2019

TRENTON, NJ -- A bill sponsored by New Jersey Assembly Democrats Christopher Tully, Carol Murphy and John Armato has passed the Assembly 80-0, with no abstentions. If enacted, the bill would establish a Military Advisory Board within the Department of State to help New Jersey stay more plugged in ...

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Editor's Note: New photos have been added to the story. GLEN ROCK, NJ – Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, single-use plastic carry-out bags will be banned for use in Glen Rock. “I hope this is the beginning of more environmentally conscience votes,” Councilwoman Amy Martin said. The Single-Use Bag ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The meeting opened on a high note with the council recognizing the Red Bank Middle School Girls’ Basketball, the "Lady Rockets,” for their championship season. “I want to congratulate our girls on their second straight championship, it was an amazing undefeated regular season ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Residents who vote by mail will be getting a new ballot mailed to them this week, since there was an error on the ballots they received last week. Municipal and county officials scrambled over the weekend and earlier this week to correct the ballots, which according to South ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council unanimously introduced its 2019 budget in late March with a flat tax rate over 2018. The 2019 budget appropriations and revenues are set at $11,317,396.66, basically a flat budget from 2018. According to borough administrator Dan Jaxel, the 2019 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Social media and its usage may be proving a problem in Bridgewater Township, if discussion at a recent town council meeting is any indication.   Council president Matthew Moench said that the town’s administration has been taking down comments from the municipality’s ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Washington Valley Road, between Chimney Rock Road and 700 feet east of Eastbrook Road, will be closed for much of the rest of the year. According to the county, the section of road will be closed to all through traffic through late 2019. The county said a detour will be in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Budget deliberations for the Plainfield Public Library took place on Tuesday with its representatives, council members and residents serving on the CBAC, or Citizens' Budget Advisory Committee. The session led off with Patricia Fleming, a member of the Board of Trustees, who ...

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RED BANK, NJ – The Borough of Red Bank is seeking (2) part time Parking Enforcement Officers. Under direction, patrols designated areas and issues summonses for motor vehicles to enforce state, county, or municipal statutes, resolutions, and ordinances for regulations related to the parking of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced its 2019 Municipal Aid Grant Awards last week and South Plainfield once again appears to have made out well. The Borough received $542,200 towards the repair and resurfacing of St. Nicholas Avenue. “I’m very pleased with the ...

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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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