Government

July 31, 2021

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick has prohibited all classes of cannabis establishments from operating in the township, according to a new ordinance passed by the council. The new restriction received unanimous approval from the council, some of which voted to legalize recreational cannabis in ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Read my lips.  No new taxes." These famous words by George H. W. Bush at the 1988 Republican Presidential Convention were echoed last night at the Township Council meeting by Mayor Brad Cohen as he reported that East Brunswick will have no raise in taxes for township costs or ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Our newest episode of "Conversations with.. A Virtual Series" is out! Maureen Berzok, Editor of TapInto East Brunswick, chats with Kathy Spadafino from East Brunswick Arts and Culture about the importance of the arts and the East Brunswick Arts Commission's transition from ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated. Among ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - After a hiatus of 63 weeks, the East Brunswick Township Council resumed live meetings from the municipal court this week creating a return to normalcy following altered formats driven by accommodations for the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the agenda was short, but the list of good ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Landing Lane Bridge, which connects the border of New Brunswick and Franklin with Piscataway, will be closed for repairs starting Wednesday. According to a spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), the bridge spanning the Raritan River will be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Township Council will meet at 7:30 pm in the Municipal Courtroom tonight, Monday, July 12, following a hiatus of more than a year due to restrictions driven by COVID-19 compliance.  The meeting is open to the public.  The use of masks and social distancing ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Local legislators are examining the feasibility of transitioning New Jersey's public services into a more clean-energy-based format - beginning with local school buses.  The full New Jersey Assembly has approved a bill to create a three-year pilot program to explore replacing ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ— Experienced librarian John Arthur was named by the East Brunswick Public Library Board of Trustees yesterday. Arthur had held several positions in public libraries including the Youth Services Librarian at West Orange Public Library, the Head of Youth Services at the Library of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - According to the East Brunswick Police Department, Riva Avenue is closed and impassable due to a water main break between Blue Diamond Hill Court and Starkin Road. Avoid this area.  Riva Avenue is open starting on Hardenburg Lane, moving out to Church Lane. Riva Avenue ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The New Jersey Senate on June 30 unanimously passed legislation establishing the 'COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Worker Commission.' Under Senate Bill S311, which was introduced back in January and sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. of South Plainfield, the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Following the passing of a bill submitted by District 18's Sterley Stanley and his colleagues, the State of New Jersey will provide financial support for increased school security, including "silent panic alarms" which would allow staff to alert law enforcement without ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Riva Avenue in East Brunswick will be milled and repaved starting this week, starting at the Milltown border on or around Wednesday, July 6. The contractor will be working from the Milltown border south to Church Lane.  Riva Avenue will be open to local traffic only when ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey State Assembly has unanimously passed a bill that would support increased funding for school security. Additional funding may be awarded to schools already in compliance with the law that are seeking to implement additional security improvements such as surveillance ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Temperatures were hot in East Brunswick this week, especially when it came to the discussion of the ordinance proposed by the Township Council to allow the sale of medical marijuana in the township.  More than 40 people attended the online meeting of the Township Council this ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The discussion of the sale of legal marijuana to be used to address prescribed medical conditions at two locations in East Brunswick will continue at the Township Council meeting on Monday night June 28.  Following a hearing by the East Brunswick Planning Board, the Council has ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  –  Bus service from both East Brunswick transportation centers to New York is still limited due to the lack of commuters returning to work in the city as a result of the pandemic. According to East Brunswick Assessor Frank Colon, Suburban Coach lines are not at full capacity ...

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Changes to Eligibility Will Help Thousands of Utility Customers Behind on Their Utility Bills Trenton, N.J.——The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today approved changes to the Universal Service Fund (USF) program to provide relief to more New Jerseyans who have been unable to pay their gas ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  In the 2020 election, nearly 70% of East Brunswick residents voted in favor of the legalization of marijuana. Yet, this overwhelming victory has led to an underwhelming result.  On Monday, the Township Council voted 3-2 against opening any form of marijuana distributorship in ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 50 damaged, faded, or torn American flags were presented by the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops and Packs of East Brunswick for a ceremonial retirement at the Elks Lodge in the township on Flag Day. The flames rose high as flags were burned in reverent memory of the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Department of Public Works will be milling and paving Riva Avenue, in the area of Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, on Monday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 15. The road will be closed to through traffic, local traffic only, between 7 am and 3 pm. Local detour will ...

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  MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – As part of New Jersey’s first official commemoration of Juneteenth, Middlesex County will mark the holiday with County-wide celebrations beginning with the Central Jersey Chapters of NAACP and the Arts Institute of Middlesex County mural painting event in New Brunswick ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr.  along with fellow 18th L.D. Assemblymembers Robert Karabinchak and Sterley Stanley, recently sponsored legislation that, if approved, would allow for the renaming of Middlesex County's wildlife conservation area.  The three Democratic ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem.  The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At this week's East Brunswick Town Council meeting, the Police Department received approval to begin the process of providing body-worn cameras.  The move puts East Brunswick in compliance with Executive Order 201, signed by Governor Phil Murphy last year, which supported the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK and HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The Doughboy - an iconic statue that has stood sentinel in the borough for almost 99 years before being felled by a wayward truck last year - is back. The statue has been returned to his post at the fork where Route 27 (Raritan Avenue) and Woodbridge Avenue ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Gladys Sicknick of South River, NJ, mother of deceased Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, is pleading with members of the United States Senate to open an investigation into the riot that took place on January 6, 2021.  She has requested a meeting with Senators to encourage ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township is participating in a joint humanitarian effort to provide personal care and other basic items to the 108 individuals recently impacted by activities at the BAPS Temple. On May 11, federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple to ...

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