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Pharma Company Being Sued by Newark Gets $40M In State Tax Credits

July 10, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A pharmaceutical company being sued by Newark for its alleged role in the overprescription of opioids just received a major tax break from the state of New Jersey.

The city in 2017 sued several opioid manufacturers, including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, for alleged “deceptive” marketing strategies that led to the overprescription of opioids. In late ...

LGBT Pride Declaration, Promotions at Fire Department and Soccer Recognized at Bloomfield Council Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Mayor Michael Venezia held a Bloomfield Township Regular Meeting in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building on Monday evening June 25 at 7 PM. Council members in attendance were First Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Second Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow, Third Ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz, Councilwoman Wartyna Davis, and Councilman Richard Rockwell.

The ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

Hundreds Rally in Newark Against Immigration Policies

NEWARK, NJ - Hundreds marched down Broad Street today as part of nationwide protests being held  against President Donald Trump's immigration policies. 

The "Families Belong Together" protest started at city hall and was organized by immigration advocacy groups, including Make the Road NJ, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice and Wind of the Spirit. Elected ...

Congressman Gottheimer Announces MIRANDA's Law, In Honor of Fallen East Brook Middle School Student; Student's Father Made a Plea for Common-Sense Bus Driver Credentials

RIVER EDGE, NJ -- Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced the bipartisan Miranda Vargas School Bus Driver Red Flag Act – or “Miranda’s Law,” in honor of Miranda Vargas, the East Brook Middle School student killed in the tragic bus accident last month. The bus crashed when the driver, whose license had been suspended 14 times, attempted to make an illegal ...

Bloomfield Town Meeting Recap from 06/25/18

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Mayor Michael Venezia held a Bloomfield Township Regular Meeting in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building on Monday evening June 25 at 7 PM. Council members in attendance were First Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, Second Ward Councilman Nicholas Joanow, Third Ward Councilwoman Sarah Cruz, Councilwoman Wartyna Davis, and Councilman Richard Rockwell.

The ...

Bloomfield DPW Issues Update: Plastic Bags No Longer Recyclable

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Department of Public Works and Parks is advising residents to no longer put plastic bags in their recycling bins. New regulations by the State of New Jersey have deemed single-use plastic shopping bags “non-recyclable,” and the Township’s recycling contractor is no longer accepting them.

“This new policy that the state of New Jersey ...

Senate Passes Pennacchio Measure to Increase Maximum State Deduction for Property Taxes to $15,000

The New Jersey Senate has approved Sen. Joe Pennacchio’s legislation to increase New Jersey’s maximum income tax deduction for property taxes to $15,000. (SenateNJ.com)

“By increasing our state income tax deduction for property taxes from $10,000 to $15,000, we’re providing real property tax relief to New Jersey residents,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “This was ...

Murphy Signs Bill Ending Child Marriage Championed by Westfield’s Fraidy Reiss and Unchained at Last

WESTFIELD, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday that bars individuals under the age of 18 from marrying or entering a civil union. It was a major win for Fraidy Reiss, founder Westfield-based Unchained At Last, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women and girls in the US to escape or resist arranged/forced marriages and rebuild their lives.

This makes New Jersey the second ...

Pilch Street Pedestrian Bridge over Parkway in Bloomfield to Close this Summer for Repairs

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Residents in the area around the Pilch Street Bridge over the Garden State Parkway will have to find a new place to watch the July 3 fireworks at Brookdale Park as the bridge will close for repairs starting Monday June 25. 

 Extensive improvements to the Pilch Street Pedestrian Bridge over the Garden State Parkway near exit 151 will start next week. The project is ...

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Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

July 16, 2018

(TRENTON) – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death ...

Entrepreneurs Continue Bloomfield's Centuries' Old Pioneering Tradition

July 5, 2018

To the Editor:

The initial patent for the land that would become Bloomfield Township was granted to the English Puritan colonists of Newark, and the area assigned to Essex County in 1675, and Newark Township in 1693. From the 1690s to about the 1720s, much of the northern and eastern land was sold to descendants of New Netherland colonists who had settled Acquackanonk, and the remainder mostly ...