Government

December 12, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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EDISON, NJ – The  900,000 sq. ft. Amazon Fulfillment Center located on Rt. 27 is the subject of continuing backlash from Edison residents who claim their quality of life continues to be impacted by the truck traffic generated by the facility.  At the November 28, 2018 council meeting, residents ...

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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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President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Some key U.S. Postal Service operations will be affected. A statement from the USPS® notes that regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Approximately two-dozen South Plainfield residents attended a planning board meeting last week pertaining to the residential development of the former Motorola site. The meeting, which last well over three hours, is the first of many that will be held on the application, with ...

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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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Edison, NJ – Nasa engineers will attempt to land a robot spaceship named Insight, on Mars.   InSight is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3:00pm EST. Insight, the latest Mars probe was built to analyze seismic activity on the red planet by drilling under its surface ...

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Edison, NJ – Atlantic Realty Development Corporation, owners of Hilltop Estates and adjacent Trafalgar Gardens,  announced a major reinvestment into its properties on Monday.  At a joint press conference, hosted by the Indian Business Association, Jack Halpern, the principal of  Atlantic Realty ...

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 Edison, NJ – The Edison Housing Authority and the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD) conducted a joint all-day workshop on November 17 to assist residents with the process of owning their own home. Approximately 55 residents of the Edison Housing Authority and participants in ...

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Edison, NJ - At an event on Monday, held at the Middlesex County College campus in Edison,  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be expanded  to students in community college career and technical education ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The Edison Housing Authority partnered with the Indian Business Association (IBA), the Metuchen- Edison New Jersey Branch of the NAACP, and the Edison Lioness Club to launch Operation Warm Heart on Friday, November 16.  Volunteers distributed 160 turkeys and nonperishable food items ...

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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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Edison, NJ –  Middlesex County will be offering a free, one-day-only drop-off event for household hazardous waste for County residents. On Sunday, Nov. 18th, residents will be able to drop off  household hazardous waste at Middlesex County College, at the Mill Road Entrance, from 8AM - 2PM.  The ...

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TRENTON, NJ –    The New Jersey State Senate cleared ten bills on Monday aimed at improving bus safety and accident response, making bus drivers and companies more accountable and requiring every student to carry an identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities. The school bus ...

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EDISON, NJ – An Edison councilman has been advised to stop using his position to influence the Edison Library’s hiring process. Councilman Samip Joshi contacted Edison Library Director Jane Jiang on several occasions on behalf of an applicant, according to a letter from the Edison Library ...

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Edison, NJ – Edison Library Director, Jane Jiang, announced that the Clara Barton branch will expand its hours of operation beginning in November. Currently, the Clara Barton branch operates for only  37.5 hours per week and is closed on both Wednesdays and Sundays.  In comparison, the other two ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Two bills designed to help ease healthcare delivery and sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin (D-Middlesex) advanced in the Assembly on Monday. The combined bills (A-342, A-343) would allow pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines, injectable medications, biologicals ...

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New Brunswick, NJ - Inspiring South Asian American Women (ISAAW) held a forum on immigration and recent policy changes on October 4 at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.  The panel consisted of Asma Warsi, an immigration attorney and member of the Muslim Bar Association; Navneet Bhalla, Executive ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders expect to borrow $7.6 million to purchase 700 voting machines and a helicopter for pesticide spraying,  "These new voting machines will be ready for the 2019 primary election and provide a considerable cost savings to the county," Freeholder ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.” Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has ...

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EDISON, NJ -   Edison Township provided an update on the ongoing boil water advisory that was issued yesterday.  The area impacted by the advisory was later expanded earlier this morning.   Area residents have been advised to boil tap water for the next 48 hours after a 20-inch water main broke, ...

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Edison, N.J. -  The Township of Edison has advised that, weather conditions permitting, the Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission will be conducting a truck ULV spray mission for nuisance and/or vector control.  The spraying has been scheduled for Thursday, October 4 between 6:30 pm ...

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EDISON, NJ -  A new law regulating abandoned and vacant properties, commonly referred to as "Zombie Homes" was adopted at Wednesday's Council meeting.  The Ordinance was introduced by Council President Ajay Patil.  Significantly, the new law holds creditors, including banks, responsible for the ...

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Hillside, NJ -  During a press conference at the Community FoodBank in Hillside, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex)  announced a series of bills aimed at tackling the hunger gap faced by many families in the state.  Mr. Coughlin said each bill is a meaningful step in addressing broader ...

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EDISON, NJ - The New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park serves local veterans and their spouses. The facility is run by The New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs and was built in 1999. It is a modern skilled care nursing home providing 24/7 healthcare.  The facility is ...

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EDISON, NJ – The Edison Library Museum Passes can now be requested for specific dates, on a first come, first serve basis. Previously, residents who requested passes were placed onto a waiting list. All passes are free. There are three museum passes available- Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, ...

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EDISON, NJ – Last week, the Edison branch of the NAACP held a panel discussion on the proposed  legalization of cannabis for recreational use. The panel consisted of Rani Soto, from Simply Pure NJ, Briane Peters, Case Manager at the NJ Reentry Corporation (NJRC), and Billie Bellamy, head nurse at ...

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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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