Government

December 11, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick and South River residents may experience some unpleasant odors through the end of December as a result of improvements to the gas collection system at the Middlesex County Landfill located on Edgeboro Road in East Brunswick according to a report issued by the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local historian Richard Walling presented an "Objector's Case" against the proposed Hidden Oaks Woods Development which would bring 275 apartments, parking, a recreation center, and a swimming pool to the intersection of Tices Lane and Harts Lane at the East Brunswick Planning ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – With the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, the flags have been ordered to half-mast.  In addition, President Donald Trump has declared that Wednesday, December 5, will be a National Day of Mourning.  In response to the National Day of Mourning, the Postal Service ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Committees from both the state Senate and Assembly have approved a bill that, if approved by the full legislature, would set new, unprecedented regulation for adult possession, personal use, and sale of cannabis (marijuana) in New Jersey.  On Nov. 26, the NJ Cannabis Regulatory ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a phased approach to creating a sustainable, contemporary community, Mayor Brad Cohen and the Township of East Brunswick dedicated the newly-completed bike paths in locations that allow residents to safer and easier access to schools, parks, and houses of worship.  Cohen ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - 2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I. The conclusion of “The War to End All Wars” inspired the commemoration of Armistice Day on November 11. Since then, the day’s honor extended to veterans of later wars, such as WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and ...

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HELMETTA, MILLTOWN, SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, which means it is time to turn the clocks back one hour for that extra hour of sleep this weekend. The process of changing clocks back in fall and ahead in spring began during World War I as a way to ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  About 150 East Brunswick residents and friends joined hearts together on Monday night to pledge their commitment to unity, love and kindness in the second Annual Unity Walk.  The event was sponsored by by the East Brunswick Human Relations Council as part of the group's ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — In a letter sent today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) led 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin  to cancel plans to attend Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative conference in light of concerns that the Saudi ...

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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 ...

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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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