Government

October 23, 2018

CRANFORD - Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen and Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith met with Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, the incoming president of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, to discuss various legislative solutions to the current court-driven affordable housing process. All three Mayors ...

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CRANFORD - Congressman Leonard Lance visited Saint Michael School in Cranford on Wednesday afternoon to present a Congressional Citation to the principal, faculty, and students on the occasion of the school's 90th Anniversary.  Introduced by Principal Sandy Miragliotta, Congressman Lance spoke ...

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CRANFORD - The Rahway River Mayors Council announced the State of New Jersey's agreement to continue its work with the US Army Corps of Engineers to finalize a plan for upstream Rahway River storage to mitigate flooding in Millburn to Rahway. Additionally, the Congress in the 2019 fiscal ...

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CRANFORD - The 2018 midterm elections are right around the corner and the race for New Jersey's 7th Congressional District is heating up.  Typically a Republican district, Democratic nominee Tom Malinowski and fellow Democrats are pulling out all the stops to flip NJ-07 blue, a seat currently ...

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CRANFORD - Estimated bills are treated the same as regular bills. Payment is due on the 1st of August with a 10-day grace period. Interest will be applied on all payments received in the tax office after August 10th, and will be calculated back to the 1st of August. The Tax Office will be open 8 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time. “We are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government. “Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ ...

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CRANFORD - On Tuesday, June 5th, Cranford residents headed to the polls for the 2018 Primaries.  Thomas H. Hannen, Jr. on the Democratic ticket and Michael Petrucci on the Republican ticket each ran uncontested. Hannen, Jr. received 1,387 votes and Petrucci garnered 711.  Hannen, Jr. and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and independence fly’s high at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.  This historic event by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Office of LGBTQ Services, Department of Human Services and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee approved its capital budget of $4,565,500 at Tuesday night’s meeting. According to commissioner Patrick Giblin, the budget includes nearly $1 million for a grant application to expand the children’s area at the Cranford Public Library, funds to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance, U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, announced he will hold his annual Service Academy Information Fair for high school students. "I look forward to the Service Academy Information Fair every year and meeting the talented ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee honored girl scouts who received their Gold and Silver Awards at Tuesday night’s meeting. Isabella Stoto, Ellen Rokicki and Julia Lachenauer received procalamtions and keys to the township for earning their Gold Awards after completing individual ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee approved an ordinance authorizing a PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) agreement with Birchwood Developers Urban Renewal Associates, LLC at Tuesday night’s meeting. Under the agreement, Birchwood Developers will pay the township 11 percent of its ...

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CRANFORD, NJ —  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that a total of 18 new miles of county roads will be repaved in 14 municipalities this summer. Cranford is not among them. Last year, the county paved Walnut Avenue from South Avenue to Valley Road from Cranford to ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee honored three new eagle scouts at Tuesday night’s meeting. Andrew Tobin, Adam Eichholtz and Matthew Anstatt, all members of Troop 75, received proclamations and keys to the township for their service. For his eagle scout project, Tobin renovated, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee introduced an ordinance to approve the capital budget of $4,565,500 at Tuesday night’s meeting. The budget includes a new fire truck and additional technology, motor vehicles and equipment for various departments. According to commissioner Mary ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) will host his 47th in-person town hall meeting on Friday, April 27 beginning at 5:30 pm at Phillipsburg High School. During the town hall meeting, Lance will take questions on the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.) On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the ...

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RAHWAY, NJ – Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen, Jr. was among 14 Union County mayors who signed a statement of principles against illegal guns last Wednesday at the Hamilton House. The statement of principles is prescribed by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun safety coalition committed to removing ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee passed a resolution to adopt its proposed $37,871,989 municipal budget during Tuesday night’s meeting. The budget went down about $170,000 from last year. The average Cranford homeowner will pay the township an additional $32.99 more than last ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – With a 4-to-1 majority vote, the Cranford Township Committee introduced an ordinance that establishes a financial agreement with Birchwood Developers Associates, LLC for the Birchwood Avenue redevelopment at Tuesday night’s meeting. The ordinance solidifies a long-term tax ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – “Pay-to-Play” laws were once again addressed at Tuesday night’s township committee meeting when resident Jim Carvalho questioned the ethics of elected officials accepting campaign contributions from businesses that perform services for the township. Under the law set by the New ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Department of Public Works will finish its pickup of fallen branches and tree debris on Thursday, March 29. The DPW has been cleaning up debris from the March nor’easters throughout the month. Once branches are picked up, the township will not be picking up additional ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee will hold a hearing on the township's 2018 municipal budget at its April 10 meeting. The budget was introduced at the committee’s March 13 meeting and was recently made available online.  “I’ll be voting yes, but I do it with some reservations,” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An estimated 4,000 people of all ages attended March for Our Lives in Westfield Saturday. The student-led march, which called on the US government for stricter gun laws and memorialized the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month, was of ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — Westfield is getting a $25,470 “Level the Playing Field” grant from Union County, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced Thursday. The new grant program was designed to help every Union County municipality provide inclusive playgrounds to children with disabilities ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee honored the 106th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts at Tuesday Night’s meeting. Scouts from Cranford's Senior Troop No. 40113 and Cadette Troop No. 40534 were on hand to lead the flag salute and accept a proclamation from Mayor Thomas Hannen, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Following Friday's Nor'easter, the Township of Cranford announced on its website that the Department of Public Works will collect fallen branches on Monday. The announcement reads: Following Friday's Nor'easter DPW will be going around town and collecting downed branches. If ...

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