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Murphy Administration Announces $38 Million Investment in Quality Infant and Child Care & Support for Working Families

October 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care.

“Children are the foundation of our state’s future, and strong childhood development and early learning ...

East Brunswick Public Library Adds Military Records Database

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —Genealogy and military history enthusiasts will be excited to learn that East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) now offers Ancestry.com’s popular Fold 3 military records database to its customers.

Fold3 contains millions of service records, photos and documents of the men and women who served in the United States military accessible to ...

Mayor Cohen Meets with County Mayors to Discuss Shared Services

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Mayors or representatives of a dozen Middlesex County municipalities met with East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen and Highland Park Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler at the Community Arts Center last week to discuss the possibility of increasing shared services among the communities.  Sharing services allows municipalities to reduce redundancies in services, meet needs for ...

Watson Coleman Bill Would Give Raises to American Workers

WASHINGTON, DC  — In an effort to incentivize corporate practices that will grow wages for those below the C-suite, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) today introduced the Employee Profit-Sharing Encouragement Act, legislation that would require companies with more than $25 million in annual earnings to set up profit sharing plans in order to be eligible for certain ...

Gleaning Helps the Hungry, Keeps Farms Vital, and Builds a Supportive Community

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Apple gleaning was the order of the day for members of the Middlesex County Democratic Organization this Saturday here in East Brunswick.  About 30 people gathered apples that will be sent to MCFOODS and soup kitchens like Elijah's Promise in New Brunswick.  There were four rows of extra produce because of the heat and rain this summer.  Some ...

September is National Preparedness Month: Get Ready for Emergencies

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- September is National Preparedness month, and the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management and Preparedness is encouraging residents to prepare for the threat of any storms that may occur this season as well as any other weather-related conditions. It’s hard to know exactly when or where a severe storm can strike.

In the event of severe weather, ...

Peter Barnes II, Assembly Whip, FBI Agent, Director of Security for NJ Devils, Dies at Age 89

EDISON, NJ – Long-serving local and state public servant Peter Barnes II passed away today.  Barnes served his country, state, district and the Township of East Brunswick the past 71 years. 

Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin McCabe today issued the following statement on the passing of former Assemblyman and MCDO Chairman Peter Barnes II:  “It is with a ...

Booker, Menendez Condemn Supreme Court Nominee at New Brunswick Church

NEW BRUNSWICK - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone today at Mt. Zion AME Church in the city to press their objections to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans senators in favor of his confirmation.

Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, again attacked GOP senators for refusing to release documents that Kavanaugh had ...

Gov. Murphy Uses Community Kitchen in $15 Minimum Wage Push

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy stood at a press conference in city Elijah's Promise Community Kitchen on Thursday to once again state his goal of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour.

"We've seen study after study that shows there is no magic in what is now $8.60-an-hour (the current minimum wage). In Middlesex County, someone working full time for ...

House Passes Watson Coleman Bill Authorizing TSA Support Force that Facilitated Sandy Recovery Operations

WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  National Deployment Force Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Transportation Security Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee which formally authorizes the TSA's National Deployment Force ...

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