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Hikers Meet Mountain Bikers in Public Comment at Union County Freeholders Meeting on March 23

March 24, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Freeholders regular meeting on March 23rd attracted a large crowd who were there to comment on the county’s plan to allow mountain bikes in Watchung Reservation.

Chairman Bruce Bergen gave a short statement before allowing anyone to speak, indicating that in February 2016, the board had adopted a Trails Master Plan to bring up to seven miles of dual use ...

Berkeley Heights Library Board Warned

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Berkeley Heights Library Board of Trustees violated the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) at its Jan. 16, 2017 meeting when it discussed contract negotiations with a party involved in the negotiations during an executive session.

 

A letter authored and signed by Acting Assistant Prosecutor Shawn P. Barnes to Eugene Huang on behalf of Acting ...

DCA to Host Housing Resource Fair in Union County for Sandy-Impacted Residents

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017, in the City of Elizabeth, Union County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about helpful housing resources. While applications for grant funds and housing vouchers are no longer being accepted, resources such ...

Springfield Democratic Club Presented the Women’s Leadership Forum

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield Democratic Party had a nice turnout at the Chisholm Community Center Sunday afternoon for their first Women’s Leadership Forum done in honor of Women’s History Month.  Moderator Erica DuBois, a newly elected Springfield Township Committeewoman had the idea for the forum after marching with her daughter at the Women’s March the day ...

'2017 is going to be a banner year,' says Mayor Bob Woodruff: Video Included on Berkeley Heights Township's Road to Redevelopment

Edited 3/16/17 at 10:43 a.m. Video correction regarding statement from Mayor Woodruff saying there have been 10 public meetings regarding redevelopment, is actually 19 public meetings. 

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Mayor Bob Woodruff discusses the "Road to Redevelopment" in video to the citizens of Berkeley Heights to walk through the history of how the Township has arrived to the ...

Union County Reports Roads Are Clear

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The many roads of Union County, including the Turnpike, Newark Airport, the Goethal’s Bridge, the Garden State Parkway, Route 22 and Route 78, are reported to be clear and the storm’s impact “appears to be minimal at this point,” according to Union County spokesperson Sebastian D’Elia.

“Since this storm is mostly during the regular ...

Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Neighbors of Watchung Reservation Continue Debate On Adding Bike Trails

ELIZABETH, NJ - Conflict between supporters and opponents of mountain bike trails at the Watchung Reservation continued Thursday, at the regular meeting of the Union County Freeholders.

More than a dozen people spoke about the Watchung Reservation Trails Master Plan during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, which came just two days after about 300 people packed a room at a public ...

Anonymous Donor Will Pay All of Berkeley Heights' Hometown Heroes Banner Project Costs

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Council members and residents learned an anonymous donor stepped forward and will pay for the entire cost of the Hometown Heroes Banner program.

Mayor Robert Woodruff made the announcement early in the March 7 Township Council meeting. The Hometown Hero Banner program will honor both former and active members of the military for their service to the United ...

VIDEO: Hikers Give Feedback on Mountain Biking in Watchung Reservation at Public Meeting

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - The County of Union held a public meeting for input on its Trails Master Plan, which will create new trails and open Watchung Reservation to 13.5 miles for mountain bikers.

The three-hour meeting attracted around 300 people from both sides of the conversation, but it was hikers, runners, wildlife enthusiasts, and neighboring home owners who mostly expressed their concerns ...

Time Limits, Decorum to be Strictly Enforced at Berkeley Heights Council Meetings

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Going forward, members of the public will have exactly three minutes to speak during each public hearing at a meeting of the Township Council. There are also specific rules on behavior that will be enforced.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, Mayor Robert Woodruff, using prepared remarks, let residents know that there is a process supported by legal precedents, that governs the behavior ...

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Lance Statement on the Trump Budget

March 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal:

“The President’s budget acknowledges that we tax and spend too much in this country and we need a serious plan to tackle our national deficit and 20 trillion dollars in national debt.  Congress has worked in a bipartisan fashion to reduce the ...

Don’t Mistake Leonard Lance’s Alleged ‘No’ Vote for Progress

March 17, 2017

After two disastrous town halls and constant protestors at his local offices, Congressman Leonard Lance has suddenly reversed course and announced that he would vote against the so-called Affordable Health Care Act. Sounds great, right? Well, no. It’s not quite that simple, and this deceptive statement should not mollify anyone who truly opposes the AHCA. 

Let’s take a step ...