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Election Date Debate,  Edison Council Prez Cancels Special Meeting

January 16, 2019

Edison, NJ -  Both the Edison Town Council and the Edison Board of Education scheduled special meetings this week to discuss moving School Board elections from November to April.  The Board of Education held its meeting last night. Hours before that meeting, Edison Council President Alvaro Gomez announced that he was cancelling the Council’s Special meeting, which was scheduled ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

New Law Expands State's Nonprofit Security Grant Program

TRENTON, NJ – A bill amending the three-year "New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program”  that provides grants to eligible nonprofit organizations was signed into law on Tuesday.  

The legislation, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-Middlesex) amends the three-year "New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program" to permit ...

Transportation, Development Are Major Goals of Middlesex Freeholders

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid much pomp in a packed auditorium at Middlesex County College, county Freeholders Ronald Rios and Shanti Narra took the oaths of office for new terms Monday in ceremonies marked with the presence of numerous elected Democrats, from the local, county, state and federal levels, including Gov. Phil Murphy.

"As Middlesex County, so goes the state of New Jersey," ...

Edison Council Reorganizes, Elects New Pres. and Vice Pres.

EDISON, NJ – The Edison Township Council held its reorganization meeting last night, electing Alvaro Gomez as its new Council President.  Mr. Gomez  succeeds Council member Ajay Patil, who was elected to serve as Council Vice President.

Council President Gomez told TAPinto Edison, “I think for us, I’ve been on the council for 8 years now, and it’s really about ...

Movin' Out: New Jersey Tops List of Outbound Population Migration, According to New Study

NEW JERSEY -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8% of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year.

The Garden State moved up one spot on the outbound list to No. 1 and has has ranked ...

Groups Given Thousands in Grants to Aid Homeless

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the season of gift-giving, state legislators from Middlesex County announced that several non-profit agencies will receive hundreds of thousands in grants to help the homeless and people struggling to stay in homes.

State Sen. Patrick Diegnan, and Assembly members Nancy Pinkin and Robert Karabinchak, who represent the 18th District, announced that the Diocese of Metuchen ...

State Senate Approves Task Force to Examine Bullying in Schools

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey State Senate approved the establishment of a task force to implement the recommendations made in the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act” on Monday.  The measure, which was sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex), was released from the Senate by a vote of 39-0.  If approved, the task force created by the bill would examine, ...

Clara Barton Library Expands Hours of Operation

EDISON, NJ-   As first reported by TAPinto Edison, the Edison Public libraries have expanded the hours of the Clara Barton Branch.  On Tuesday, The Clara Barton Branch held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the branch’s newly expanded hours.

“Expanding access to this library is just the starting point.  I want the residents of Clara Barton to know ...

Internship Opportunities Announced by the Office of Assemblyman Karabinchak

Edison, NJ -  The Office of Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak announced that it is currently accepting applications for Legislative Internships for the Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and Summer. The unpaid internship program is offered for credit or community service hours. Requirements for the program, including scheduled hours, may vary based on the school or internship class that will ...


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Menendez, Booker, Colleagues Introduce Assault Weapons Ban

January 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker joined a group of 29 of their Democratic colleagues in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. The bill will ban the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.

“There is absolutely no reason at all for anyone to buy an assault ...