Press Releases

State Senator Patrick Diegnan and Assemblyman Karabinchak Committed to Protecting Environment


With Election Day a little over a month away, State Senator Patrick Diegnan and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak renewed their commitment to protecting our environment as a top priority. From restoring ecosystems in our local waterways to protecting treasured open spaces like the Dismal Swamp that matter most to Middlesex County residents, Senator Diegnan and Assemblyman Karabinchak are making bipartisan environmental legislation a hallmark of their recent term.

"When I learned of the dangers posed by synthetic plastic microbeads commonly used as exfoliants in personal care products, I passed a landmark New Jersey law that was modeled by Congress and signed by President Obama," said Diegnan (D-Middlesex). "We sent a clear message to big business by banning these products on the state level that we want to protect integral marine life in New Jersey while preserving our local fishing industry that is important to the state economy."

The legislators, who are candidates for re-election this November, have made the environment a major theme of their joint campaign. Their recent support of bipartisan open space legislation sets guidelines for implementing the constitutional amendment, which created a permanent funding source to ensure the preservation of New Jersey’s recreation spaces, productive farmland and historic sites. 

Sign Up for E-News

“Securing a sensible and sustainable means of providing long-term funding for preserving open space and flood-prone properties in Middlesex County is the key to achieving a safer, cleaner and greener future for generations to come," said Assemblyman Karabinchak (D-Middlesex). “My recent support solidifies my commitment to Middlesex County voters to preserve and leave to our children our state’s beautiful open spaces, farmland, historical landmarks, and natural resources."

Additionally, Senator Diegnan and Assemblyman Karabinchak have recently supported legislation that would establish a joint legislative task force to study and make recommendations concerning issues related to drinking water infrastructure as a result of legislative investigations into lead levels in our schools. 

For more information on the environment and other policy issues, please visit www.http://ld18democraticteam.weebly.com or Diegnan & Karabinchak 2016 on Facebook. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events


Tue, July 17, 8:00 AM

Sivantos - Bloodmobile, Piscataway

Piscataway Emergency Blood Drive - Pair of ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness


Tue, July 17, 5:00 PM

South Plainfield

Holy Savior Open House July 17th



Tue, July 17, 5:00 PM

South Plainfield

Holy Savior Open House July 17th

Nearly $900K Bid Received for Construction of New New Brunswick Park

July 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Only one company submitted a bid to build a new city park on land where three abandoned houses once stood.

A-Tech Concrete of Edison submitted a bid of $897,316.25 to construct a park on Welton Street, near Drift Street.

This was the only bid that city Purchasing Department received before the deadline this morning.

New Brunswick demolished three abandoned home on the ...

17 Fascinating Facts About Rutgers Athletics

July 10, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the critics of the athletics program at New Jersey’s largest public university, there are more than a dozen reasons to cheer for successes of the sports programs and teams on the playing fields, in classrooms and beyond.

Here are 17 on the field and off the field things this took place this past academic year at Rutgers University:

1. Rutgers had four ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in New Jersey, leading to chronic lung disease, heart disease, stroke and cancer,” said New Jersey Human Services Commissioner ...

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...

As Seen on TV

Source: Just when you thought the deal could not get any better, just wait, there’s more…call now and your order will be doubled… “As seen on TV,” Sam Burlum review some of the most successful infomercial campaigns and why they did so well.

We have all experienced at some point in our lives, while flipping through the television channels, that moment when ...