Government

June 4, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr.  along with fellow 18th L.D. Assemblymembers Robert Karabinchak and Sterley Stanley, recently sponsored legislation that, if approved, would allow for the renaming of Middlesex County's wildlife conservation area.  The three Democratic ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Monday welcomed home Ashu Mahajan, a Scotch Plains resident who recently traveled to India to visit his ailing father and became trapped by tightening COVID-19 restrictions. Sen.

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Edison:  Congressman Andy Kim, who represents New Jersey's 3rd Congressional district, endorsed Sam Joshi for Mayor in Edison's upcoming June 8th democratic primary.  Congressman Kim joins his House colleagues Frank Pallone and Bonnie Watson Coleman and Senators Menendez and Booker in endorsing ...

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Edison:  Three individuals have filed petitions to run for Mayor in the Democratic Primary on June 8th. The winner of the Democratic Primary will face Republican Keith Hahn who submitted his petition but is running unopposed in the Republican Primary. Edison Democratic Organization Chairman ...

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EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County leaders are in shock this morning with the passing of Kenny Armwood, first elected to the Piscataway School Board as a 19-year-old and who rose up the political ranks to the Township Council and then to what was called the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Roberto Sayers, a resident of South Plainfield, was honored by Middlesex County Board of Commissioners at a Feb. 18 meeting. At this time, the county, in recognition of Black History Month, paid tribute to Sayers as a Black Union Leader and recognized him for his professional ...

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EDISON, NJ — Edison Township received an A+ Rating in Niche's "Best place to live in New Jersey list.” This year, Edison also received an A+ ranking for their schools, diversity, and good for Families. Edison Township has placed high on lists before in late 2020 Edison township placed 5th in ...

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EDISON, NJ — Incumbent Senator Diegnan, Assemblyman Karabinchak, and Assemblyman Stanley were voted in by county committee members and will receive the Middlesex Democratic organization endorsement.  Senator Patrick Diegnan ran unopposed and was voted in by acclamation.  "I am humbled and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Roberto Sayers, a resident for approximately 15 years, was recently named the chair of the borough's newly formed Human Relations Committee (HRC).  "I am honored to be part of the South Plainfield Human Relations Committee," said Sayers, extending thanks to his fellow ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Blanquita Valenti, a member of the New Brunswick City Council for 20 years before serving as a Middlesex County freeholder for 15 years, died Tuesday evening. Valentti, described by friends and political allies as an energetic spitfire and an empathetic soul, established many ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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EDISON, NJ — With Covid-19, 2020 was certainly the year of lockdowns and quarantines.  But for many Edison residents, it was also a year to undertake home improvement projects.  Edison's Code Enforcement Department issued over 4,100  residential permits for new construction, additions, demolitions, ...

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EDISON, NJ - Mayor Tom Lankey held a thirty-minute press conference on Wednesday, March 3, urging the state Attorney General and Middlesex County Prosecutor to hold the racist flyer perpetrators accountable for their actions.  The press conference was held just one day after Lankey released a ...

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EDISON, NJ — “I was appalled to read a transcript in the NJ Globe this weekend that detailed the conspiracy by Edison elected officials and prominent members of our community to sow division and racial discord in our town. Now, audio recordings reveal that members of our governing body and their ...

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Edison, NJ - Mahesh Bhagia secured the local Democratic Party’s endorsement tonight for Mayor in New Jersey’s 5th largest municipality, capturing the nomination that Democratic Mayor Tom Lankey had previously held. He defeated Edison Councilman Richard Brescher by a vote of 101 to 32 — a 72%-22.8% ...

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Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million) TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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EDISON, NJ - On February 22 at 6 pm, Kenneth DeRoberts and Matthew Jessup proposed a new financing strategy to the Edison Council. Bond counsel Matthew Jessup explained that Edison township has $93 million of short-term notes—or debt. These notes are issued year after year to finance town projects ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement on the passing of Peter Barnes III, the former New Jersey Senator, Assemblyman, Edison Councilman and, most recently, Superior Court Judge:   “I am terribly saddened at the passing of Peter Barnes. He was a truly ...

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EDISON, NJ — Former Edison Council President Peter J. Barnes III died last night at the age of 64. Barnes spent 11 years on the council before and running for State Assembly for the 18th district. He served in the General Assembly from 2007 to 2014 and the Senate from 2014 to 2016. In April ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that a total of 1,244,224 vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey as of mid-morning Friday. Of those vaccinations, 933,160 were first doses and 310,529 second doses. "At the rate that we are going at the moment, roughly 30,000 first doses ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents still awaiting their extended unemployment benefit payments can expect to receive them by Friday, February 12. Since an 11-week extension in federal benefits was approved at the end of December, there has been a lapse in payments for some 75,000 residents whose ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Don Beyer (VA-08) led a request to the Architect of the Capitol for a memorial tree on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in commemoration of the late United States Capitol Police Officer Brian ...

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WASHINGTON, DC. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced yesterday that late Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick will lie in honor in the United States Capitol Rotunda. Originally from South River, New Jersey, Sicknick attended the Middlesex County ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported at his COVID-19 press briefing that 642,613 vaccinations have been made statewide as of today. Right now, more than 2 million people are pre-registered for the vaccine, but the state will only get about 130,000 doses a week. "We still have a supply-demand ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - After receiving the support and approval of the Sicknick family, U.S. Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and Don Beyer (VA-8) today introduced bipartisan legislation to honor United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died from wounds received in the ...

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EDISON, NJ — Five individuals have come forward to express interest in screening before the Edison Democratic Organization (EDO) for Mayor.  The winner of the screening process will receive the endorsement of the EDO and have the Organization line. According to sources close to the EDO, the five ...

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