Government

October 11, 2018

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 ...

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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.  ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Just hours after bullets took the lives of two local residents, and left one more critically injured, and following a weekend which saw a total of nine people suffering from gunshot wounds across the city, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez visited Paterson City Hall on Monday to speak out ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local residents have their backs up about an approved development of apartment buildings that is planned in a zone bordering Harts Lane and Tices Lane in East Brunswick.  Indeed, there may be many reasons to complain.  A grass-roots group called Preserve East Brunswick Pine ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - If you've been seeing NJDOT trucks around town, here's the reason why: the resurfacing of Route 18 from Hillsdale Road (just south of the Brunswick Square Mall) and Eggers Street (CVS) will begin tonight.  Work will take place mostly at night, and one lane in each direction ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the summer wanes and shore traffic decreases on Route 18, scheduled road improvements will begin in a move to provide improved paving, increased accessibility, contemporary traffic monitoring, and increased safety.  The roadwork will continue, with work done mostly at night, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —On Monday, August 13, 2018, the Township of East Brunswick formally posted notice of their search for redevelopers to improve and repurpose the blighted 18 Center Shopping Center, the outdated Loehmann's Plaza, and the surrounding areas. These areas represent some of the best ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps. "I'm really excited how ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City leaders Tuesday approved a contract to build a new park at a cost of more than $882,000, an amount previously seen as above the estimated price tag for the project. Council members approved a $882,756.25 contract with A-Tech Concrete Company of Edison to construct a park ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Overnight repaving of six miles of Route 18 — from Texas Road in Marlboro to Rues Lane in East Brunswick — began today July 30, according to the N.J. Department of Transportation. Temporary lane changes will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to make way for the resurfacing work by ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nobody likes to admit his or her own prejudices.They especially do not like to discuss them at an open forum.  However, East Brunswick's Human Relations Council created a welcoming environment in which local residents could do just that - face up to what's going on in our own ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Road paving along Old Bridge Turnpike from Main Street (Bordentown Avenue) to Racetrack Road begins today and will continue for the next five to six days. Residents who regularly travel through the area will experience lane closures and detours as well as delays. The East ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - With talk of development filling the airwaves, newspapers and social media outlets, I feel the need to make a public comment. Much of what I read and hear is based on misinformation, rumor, and incorrect facts. With an election in the fall, there are those who seek to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Cohen will inaugurate a new series of community events called "Conversation and Coffee" -- with the inaugural event, a discussion on "Biases and Stereotypes in our Town," scheduled for July 24 at 7pm at the Community Arts Center, Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. This ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - There were 581 residents of East Brunswick and Spotswood who turned out for the East Brunswick Zoning board meeting on Monday to have their questions answered regarding the proposed development at the intersection of Summerhill Road and Old Stage Road.  Seats filled quickly ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Three meetings regarding redevelopment and new construction in East Brunswick are on tap this week, each with a different focus and goal. Tonight at 8:00 pm at the JoAnn Magistro Performing Arts Center at Hammarskjold School, the East Brunswick Zoning Board will address the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - There's lot of talk going on around town about the new construction that may happen on one location off Tices Lane.  The proposed four-story apartment complex that is planned for the intersection of Summerhill Road and Old Stage Road has tongues wagging, too.  Then there's the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill signed into law by New Jersey’s governor last week means transgender residents can legally change their gender on their birth certificates. The ‘Birth Certificate Bill’ - now known as the “Babs Siperstein Law’ - was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on July 2. Under the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -More than 200 people are expected to demonstrate outside city hall Saturday to protest the immigration policy of separating families. NJ Interfaith Communities Against the Separation of Families and MoveOn are sponsoring the event, titled "Families belong together," that will ...

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EWING, NJ — Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) released the following statement on the shooting at the Art All Night festival in Trenton early this morning:   “I am saddened and angered at the violence that took place at Art All Night early this morning, and I am praying for all of ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ-- The effort to move forward with the redevelopment of the property near Frost Woods suffered a delay on Thursday night June 7, as a planned meeting of the East Brunswick Zoning Board was forced to be cancelled and rescheduled to July 16.  The intended meeting was held at the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Some citizens of East Brunswick are in an uproar for a variety of reasons regarding the zoning and planning for two residential developments planned for the township.  The meetings focused on sites on Tices Lane and Summerhill Road promise to to be contentious. Tomorrow's ...

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