Government

May 30, 2020

The Warren Township offices have been closed to the public since March 18, 2020 due to COVID-19. The Township staff has continued to serve the needs of the residents since that date, although at times at reduced staffing levels. The Town Hall staff has now returned to normal staffing levels as we ...

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Middletown Municipal Buildings to Begin Reopening to Public on Monday, June 1 Limited Hours; Employees and Visitors Required to Wear Masks MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township today announced its Phase-In Plan to begin reopening municipal facilities to the public. Town Hall (1 Kings Highway), ...

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Essex County, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced his support of Governor Phil Murphy's proposal to borrow $9 billion from the U.S. Federal Reserve to balance the State Budget. On Friday, May 29th, DiVincenzo sent a letter of support to the Governor; the letter was also ...

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Legislation requires all health benefits plans to provide expanded coverage for services provided using telemedicine and telehealth by increasing reimbursement for services.   OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Joann Downey on Thursday would require all New Jersey ...

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Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-11) joined more than 2,200 AARP New Jersey members on Wednesday for a Coronavirus telephone town hall. Sherrill answered questions related to federal legislation, food assistance, unemployment, economic impact payments, long term care facilities, ...

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Legislation would hold Chinese officials accountable for flagrant and ongoing human rights violations against the Uyghurs  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) voted in favor of the Uyghur Human Rights Act (S.178), bipartisan legislation that calls for harsh sanctions on ...

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Legislation will provide line-of-duty benefits to families of officers who contract the virus WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) praised House passage of his Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act (H.R. 6509), which will ensure that public safety officers who contract ...

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The League of Women Voters of the Plainfield Area will host a forum on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, for candidates running for Plainfield City Council in the July 7 primary election. The purpose of the forum is to enable voters to hear the candidates discuss why they’re running and which issues matter ...

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  Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-Monmouth) today condemned New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s vote to approve a toll hike along the Turnpike and Parkway. O’Scanlon, DiMaso & Scharfenberger condemned the NJ ...

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Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) convened a roundtable discussion last week with local food pantries and meal programs to discuss the issue of food security during the COVID-19 pandemic. As noted by the Star-Ledger Editorial Board, 23 percent of Americans are food insecure, ...

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Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Representative Peter King (NY-02), and 36 of their colleagues to introduce the bipartisan National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act. According to recent reporting, the Administration ...

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The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Chatham will hold its Regular Meeting virtually on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (instead of 7:30 p.m.), Borough Hall in Council Chambers, 54 Fairmount Avenue, Chatham, New Jersey. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, measures were taken by the ...

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On Memorial Day, Chatham Borough will remember and honor those who have fought and died for our country, their families, and comrades-in-arms. Due to the public health emergency posed by coronavirus (COVID-19) the annual Memorial Day Commemoration has been changed to a virtual ...

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    Mayor Mick Marion is pleased to join in the “Mayors on Main Street” initiative representing the following Mayors and communities:   • Mayor Zachery Bray, Raritan Borough, Somerset County • Mayor Richard Onderko, Manville Borough, Somerset County • Mayor Doug Tomson, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Clerk Leena Abaza has announced the meeting time for the Tuesday, May 26 Montville Township Committee meeting as being changed to 2:30 p.m. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the meeting will take place via telephone. The public can participate in the meeting by ...

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Trump-engineered political interference threatening beleaguered post office PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called for an immediate investigation of turmoil at the United States Postal Service (USPS), purportedly stemming from a pattern of interference engineered by ...

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Instructions for the public meeting on 5/19/20 The May 2020 Edison Public Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting rescheduled to tonight at 6:45 pm.  It will be held by means of electronic communications as authorized by applicable law.  The meeting will be held as an audio only web ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the awarding of $1.4 billion to New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT). The funding is being dispersed through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748) passed by Congress last month and ...

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Votes to Provide Support to Hospitals, First Responders, and NJ Homeowners with Repeal of the SALT Deduction Cap Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after the passage of the Heroes Act with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives.

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PENN YAN, NY — Democrat Tracy Mitrano took aim at her opponent’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak today, charging Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY23) with politicizing “a matter of life and death.” Mitrano zeroed in on Reed’s criticism of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 management practices.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Decorate the outside of your home in May for Piscataway Pride Month and send us the photo at Pride@PiscatawayNJ.org. Let everyone know what Money magazine has already recognized that our Township is one of the top 100 best places to live in America. To learn more from Council ...

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  TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced departmental actions from the Department of Banking and Insurance, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, and Department of Treasury to increase insurance coverage to cover expanded testing access and related services for ...

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today issued a statement on the eve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s oral arguments Tuesday in cases involving the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns. The three cases are: Trump v. Mazars (involving the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s ...

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The Board of Trustees of Berkeley Heights Public Library will hold the regularly scheduled meeting on May, 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm by Zoom, https://zoom.us/j/82636167883 Password 888038.  Additional information can be found on BHPL's website.

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OCEAN TOWNSHIP - The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal that would establish a New Jersey Hospitality Emergency Loan Program providing immediate financial assistance to struggling hospitality businesses during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Middletown, N.J. – As feelings of uncertainty and questions grow due to the lack of a real, structured New Jersey economic re-opening plan, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R – Monmouth) has composed a set of common sense protocols small businesses could implement in order to start down the road ...

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From the Tax Collector’s Office for the Township of Verona:  The Mayor and Council have extended the grace period for second quarter property tax payments. Residents will not be charged interest if payment is received by the Tax Office as of June 1st. Please note that interest will be calculated ...

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BOROUGH OF NORTH CALDWELL ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY   NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING   PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Special Meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 12:30PM for the consideration of a resolution to extend the grace period for payment of second ...

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, today commented on the Trump Administration’s failure to form a Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force to monitor the soon-to-be implemented  North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the Office of the Bergen County Clerk will continue to remain closed to the public. However, we have been able to “keep the wheels turning” and carry out many of our functions due to the efforts, innovation and adaptability of my diligent ...

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