Government

August 20, 2018

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posted notice of their search for redevelopers to improve and repurpose the blighted 18 Center Shopping Center, the outdated Loehmann's Plaza, and the surrounding areas.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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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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TRENTON, NJ -Legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Joann Downey and Nancy Pinkin requiring the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to update the New Jersey Shore Protection Master Plan was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Monday.             “It is imperative that ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Mayor Brad Cohen and East Brunswick Board of Education member Liwu Hong will be joining Marlboro representatives Terry Lau and Connie Mo as part of a delegation from Central New Jersey visiting the People's Republic of China. The group was invited to meet representatives from ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a rainy day in East Brunswick, Mayor Brad Cohen greeted guests, veterans, visitors, and community members in an annual event that honors the lives of those who sacrificed their lives for America and whose memory lingers in the hearts of those with whom they served.  The 2018 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chair Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex) on Wednesday commended Gov. Murphy for signing legislation she sponsored to improve and expand the state’s renewable energy programs:           “This is a step in the right direction. “Gov. Murphy ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - What exactly is happening at the intersection of Summerhill Road and Old Stage Road that has local residents ready to rumble?  Construction?  Traffic?  Loss of a sense of neighborhood? In the circuitous road that is the internet, facts and suppositions sometimes intersect, and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As Mayor I want to make clear my position regarding Application Z18-08, Application for Preliminary and Final Site Plan Approval for the property located at the intersection of Summerhill and Old Stage Road is scheduled to be heard at the East Brunswick Zoning Board on May 17, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - She wasn't there to explain what happened.  She did not opine about the current administration.  She did not shake her fist at the moon.  Hillary Rodham Clinton was at Rutgers University on Thursday to encourage women and young people to become involved in politics and to vote ...

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CROZET, VA. – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright: “From the very beginning, I ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - ​Gov. Phil Murphy used the Hub City as the backdrop to announce a new figure who​ will take the helm at NJ Transit, the statewide mass transit agency which has fallen from grace over the past several years. Kevin S. Corbett, vice president of the engineering and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State attorney general Gurbir Grewal is questioning a move by federal immigration agents yesterday to detain two Middlesex County residents as they were dropping their kids off at school. Grewal, in his letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, US Secretary of Homeland Security, said he had ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In an energetic speech that was streamed live on Facebook before this week's township council meeting, Mayor Brad Cohen delivered the traditional "State of the Township" address in which he reviewed the accomplishments of his administration in 2017 and highlighted the tasks ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Like many Christians living in Indonesia, Harry Pangemanan faced threats against his own life in the Muslim-majority country In the 1990s, he fled to the United States for political asylum, and settled in Highland Park in 2000, where he has since lived. Just last week, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It seems like it happens every day.  A water main breaks someplace in East Brunswick and the water and sewer authority, the Police Department, often PSE&G, and sometimes local contractors are on the job.  A Nixle alert is sent by the EBPD so that locals are aware and so ...

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