RARITAN, NJ - For the first time, beginning with the March 22 borough council meeting, council meetings will be broadcast on both Cablevision and Verizon.

According to councilman Jim Foohey, who has been championing the broadcasting of meetings since beginning in office in 2015, this is the first time they will be broadcast on both providers after only being on Cablevision for some time.

The council meetings will air live on Verizon Channel 37, which is the borough's own channel.

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Foohey said they have been broadcasting live council meetings on Optimum since September.

"We currently share Optimum channel 15 with Bridgewater-Raritan High School," he said. "I am working on getting a new computer that we can use (for the new channel) to run announcements and information from any borough department or committee like the Recreation Department, the Board of Health, the police department, the fire department, etc."

Foohey said there are more opportunities now that they have both channels.

"Now, with the addition of Verizon, we can reach the entire town so everyone can see what their local government is doing," he said.