Government

January 15, 2019

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  (Newark, NJ) – During its Wednesday, December 19, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of the speed limit on Pleasant Valley Way within the vicinity of West Orange High School ...

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During a visit to Saint James AME Church in Newark Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy praised its senior pastor as a "megatalent" with a passion for criminal justice reform. That's why, the governor said, he nominated the Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter for the state Parole Board. "We've had many ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Proclamations for the MVP Express Track Team and ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign highlighted the proceedings during Monday’s Township Council Conference Meeting in the Municipal Building Chambers.   Present at the meeting were Mayor Michael J. Venezia, First-Ward ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Several proposed ordinances and resolutions were passed during Monday’s Township Council Regular Meeting in the Municipal Building Chambers.   This open meeting took place following the Conference Meeting and closed-door session earlier in the evening.  It was the final meeting ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Friday December 14th was move out day for Congressman Frelinghuysen. As the final pieces of furniture and belongings came out of the Congressional office on Schuyler Place in Morristown, demonstrators entered the building.  Like most Fridays of the past two years, the day was ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – To ensure residents were given an opportunity to provide feedback on the significantly upgraded township website so appropriate changes can be made, Mayor Michael Venezia and Township Council hosted a public forum on Wednesday evening at the Bloomfield High School Media ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey seniors and individuals with disabilities now have an online tool to see if they're entitled to a host of health- and household-related benefits and savings. The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, a new online application ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Data breaches are becoming more frequent and more expensive. Recently, Marriott announced that more than a half million customer accounts had been exposed to hackers. Companies are closer to being required to notify users of online security breaches now that legislation sponsored by ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Improvements at a congested intersection, and the Food Drive initiative were discussed during Monday’s Township Conference Meeting at the Bloomfield Law Enforcement Building.   Present at the meeting were Mayor Michael J. Venezia, First-Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- At the November 19 Bloomfield Township Council meeting, Information Technology Director Jean-Guy Lauture unveiled a significantly upgraded township website that members of the public will find more accessible and aesthetically pleasing. The website domain remains ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.  In addition to all flags being flown a half staff, there will be closures in both government and the private ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Shoppers will get two hours of free parking in Bloomfield Center and the North Center on Broad St from Dec. 10, 2018 to Jan. 2, 2019.  Mayor Micheal Venezia made the announcement in an effort to make it easier for residents and guests from other communities to support local ...

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President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Some key U.S. Postal Service operations will be affected. A statement from the USPS® notes that regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative ...

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TRENTON) – Moving forward on legalization of the adult use cannabis after hearing from communities and all potential stakeholders throughout New Jersey, the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday approved measure A-11 that would set new, unprecedented regulation in the state for the possession, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – An appointment was made to the Environmental Commission and a public comment was addressed regarding water purification during Monday’s Township Council Regular Meeting in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.   Present during Monday’s meeting were Mayor Michael J.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio will join Political Science and Law Professor Brigid Callahan Harrison in a conversation concerning his book, Standing on Principle: Lessons Learned in Public Life, Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. Followed by a town hall style question ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – In recognition of her outstanding service within the community, Dr. Mary Ellen Clyne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center, was honored with a Proclamation during Monday’s Township Conference Meeting at the Bloomfield Council Chambers in the Municipal ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ-- Mayor Michael Venezia was recognized Wednesday by the NJMMA, The New Jersey Municipal Management Association, during the NJ League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City.  Venezia earned the Elected Official Award.. The award is given annually to  an elected official or ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Venezia issued the following statement Friday morning regarding the November 15 storm: Yesterday's storm certainly left us all frustrated. Traffic throughout our entire state was at a standstill for most of the afternoon/evening commute - it took my wife 5 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways. The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with ...

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(TRENTON) – Discovering ways to improve and expand New Jersey Transit, legislation sponsored by Assembly Members Yvonne Lopez, Daniel Benson and Patricia Egan Jones requiring the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJT) to establish an office of real estate economic development and transit-oriented ...

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