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Gov. Murphy on 'Fixing NJ Transit' with $242M Budget; Madison Mayor Says Funds Will Improve 'Quality of Life' for Madisonian Commuters

March 21, 2018

MADISON, NJ – Higher rates for lower service has become almost commonplace for many NJ Transit riders in Madison and throughout the state, but Gov. Phil Murphy says he has a plan. 

During a Tuesday morning press conference at the Madison train station, Murphy said his proposed budget includes “fixing NJ Transit” for $242 million. 

Commuters should not pay higher ...

Sparta High School Students Create Donate Life Club

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School students held their inaugural meeting of the Donate Life Club on Wednesday, March 14. Minutes after the walk out in solidarity with Parkland school shooting victims, thirty students met in a classroom during lunch to hear from the NJ Sharing Network about organ donation.

Many of the students were classmates of Isak Anderson, a boy who passed away suddenly ...

Technology ‘Hub’ proposed for Hub City’s downtown, covering 12 acres

NEW BRUNSWICK – State and city officials on Monday unveiled plans for a “hub” for research in the fields of technology and health care services to stretch over 12 acres.

Gov. Phil Murphy, speaking at a meeting at Rutgers University, said the "Innovation and Technology Hub,” which is in the planning stages, would include construction of 2 million to 4 million ...

Law Enforcement Against Drugs( L.E.A.D.) Hosts 21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference and Marijuana Symposium Featuring National Leaders and International Experts

United States Associate Deputy Attorney General Steven H. Cook to Give Keynote Address at

21st Century Drug and Violence Prevention Training Conference and Marijuana Symposium

Featuring National Leaders and International Experts

March 18-20, 2018 In Atlantic City, Hosted By L.E.A.D.

 

Hear about DOJ drug crime policies

Critical topics for New Jersey:  How To Address ...

Brown Faces Life in Tevlin Murder Case

NEWARK, NJ — In the case against Ali Muhammad Brown, who was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin of Livingston, acting Essex County prosecutor, Robert Laurino announced on Tuesday that Brown pled guilty before the Honorable Ronald D. Wigler, judge of the Superior Court. 

Brown fatally shot Tevlin at a stop light in West Orange on June 2014 after Tevlin was ...

Assemblyman Jay Webber Announces His Run for Congress

MONTVILLE, NJ – In the wake of long-time Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen announcing his plans to not run for re-election, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26), who represents Montville Township, announced Feb. 3 his intention to run for the Republican nomination in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.

“The 2018 elections present our great nation and Republican Party with an ...

Online Retailer Amazon Rejects Somerville as Potential Location for Massive “HQ2”

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – including Somerville.

The 20 finalists include the city of Newark; a total of 238 ...

Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Essex County Chapter of Toastmasters International to Celebrate 60th Anniversary this Thursday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Toastmasters International will hold a special ceremony to commemorate the Essex County chapter’s 60th Anniversary this Thursday, January 11th, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Bloomfield Civic Center, 84 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ. Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia will give brief opening remarks, followed by Essex Toastmasters President Oscar Marin, Essex Toastmasters ...

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