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State Judge Rules Bernards Affordable Housing Plan is 'Fair and Reasonable' Despite Resident Opposition in Court

November 6, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township’s settlement agreement with the statewide Fair Share Housing group that advocates for state-ordered affordable housing in many municipalities throughout the state has been ruled as "fair and reasonable" by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas C. Miller, the township has announced.

The judge issued a detailed ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to ...

Travels Spotlight - New Brunswick Ciclovia opens 2018 Season

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Hillary Clinton Visits Rutgers to Talk Politics and Women

 

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hillary Rodham Clinton said she believes the United States is moving toward a breakthrough in which women and underrepresented groups will become more active in politics for the benefit of their communities, but only if they summon the courage to run for office and go to the polls during an appearance at Rutgers University Thursday for which she was paid ...

Morris Area Coalition For Education and Positive Choices

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.- Memorial Junior School hosted the Morris Area Coalition For Education and Positive Choices latest in a series of educational forums focusing on the dangers of vaping. A panel discussion highlighted facts and statistics on this harmful trend.

Superintendent, Mike Wasco, opened the evening introducing Thomas "Ace" Gallgher founder of the ...

Rail Coalition Reaffirms One-Seat Ride Commitment to/from NYC

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Replacing longtime chairman and now-retired Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, Union County Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been named chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line.

“Somerset County remains committed to the work of the Raritan Valley Rail ...

Walk Out? Franklin High School Stands Up Against Gun Violence 

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township School district turned a national tragedy into a teachable moment for the community. 

"The kids did an excellent job, well planned, a great lesson in democracy, I am really proud of them," Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally said. "It is a teachable moment, one of our main missions is to promote active citizens. Citizens that are ...

Somerville: Students Make a Statement about School Safety and Eulogize Florida Shooting Victims

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of Somerville High School students participated in the National School Walkout Wednesday morning to pay their respects to the 17 victims of last month’s mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and to draw attention to the issue of students' safety while in school.

The students gathered outdoors on the track in front ...

Danielsen Holds First in Series of Marijuana Hearings

Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee is leading discussions regarding legalized marijuana in New Jersey. 

Danielsen's committee heard testimony for several hours regarding the impact of expanding legalized marijuana Monday, March 5. Currently, in New Jersey only ...

Newark Suspects Charged in Warren Residential Robbery

WARREN, NJ - Two men from Newark have been charged with the burglary of a Warren Township residence on Feb. 21, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ras Loyd, 25, of Broad Street and Thomas Waller, 28, of Grummant Avenue, both in Newark, face multiple charges, according to Robertson.

The prosecutor provided the following account:

Warren Township Police received a ...

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