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Help is On the Way: Hackensack Meridian Health Steps Up for Furloughed Federal Employees and their Families

January 18, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

MONTCLAIR, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals ...

State DEP to Hold Listening Sessions on Environmental Justice

NEWARK, NJ -  Three listening sessions will be held so the state Department of Environmental Protection can get input on how it should consider environmental justice in its work.

The state DEP’s draft proposal lays out how all executive branch departments or agencies should consider environmental justice when addressing issues in communities that experience excessive exposure to ...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is Open for Business in Parsippany

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill this week opened her district office in Parsippany, giving district residents access to their new representative in the House.

Mayor Michael Soriano and former Mayor Mimi Letts, both Democrats, joined about 75 other supporters Monday morning for the formal opening ceremonies on the second floor of an office building at 8 Wood Hollow Road.

"Monday with Mikie" Begins Jan 14 in Parsippany Congressional Office

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany corporate park at 8 Wood Hollow Road is getting a new tenant, and most likely a weekly crowd, as Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill announced the opening of her Congressional office to that location.

“An accessible, centrally-located district office is incredibly important to me and my staff,” said Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill. “I am ...

Jury Supports Appellate Court Ruling in Bloomfield’s Favor on Lackawanna Train Station Property Value

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- For almost seven years, the Township of Bloomfield has been in litigation over the .62 acre plot of land abutting the NJ Transit Station along Lackawanna Place. The former owner has repeatedly demanded more money that experts and judicial bodies have assessed its value to be. For the second time in 12 months, a judicial body has deemed the former owner’s demands ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

Rockwell Takes Oath of Office at Bloomfield Council Conference Meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Councilman-At-Large Richard Rockwell officially took the Oath of Office during Monday’s Bloomfield Township Council Organizational and Conference Meeting in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.
 
After the Certification of Election by Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano, Councilman Rockwell took the Oath, followed by a presentation by Freeholder Carlos ...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Chooses Parsippany for Congressional Office

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany corporate park at 8 Wood Hollow Road is getting a new tenant, and most likely a weekly crowd, as Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill announced the opening of her Congressional office to that location.

“An accessible, centrally-located district office is incredibly important to me and my staff,” said Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill. “I am ...

Mikie Sherrill Joins 116th Congress, NJ-11 Representative Votes to Reopen Government

WASHINGTON, DC - Navy Veteran Mikie Sherrill took the oath of office on Thursday and joined the 116th Congress of the United States as the Representative for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. Sherrill's four children joined her for the ceremony.

“Today, I proudly raised my right hand and reaffirmed my commitment to defend the Constitution of the United ...

Essex County Executives Inaugurated at Ceremony

NEWARK, NJ - In an early afternoon ceremony on Jan. 2, 2019 at the Donald M. Payne School of Technology, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn in to begin their terms.

Joining the three on stage were several notable public officials, including Senator Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, ...

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Navy Veteran Mikie Sherrill Named to House Armed Services Committee

January 15, 2019

Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey secured an assignment on the House Armed Service Committee for the 116th Congress. The House Armed Services Committee is responsible for all aspects of congressional oversight of the Department of Defense and authorization of military policy.

“As a former officer in the U.S. Navy, I understand the importance of a strong ...

Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...