Government

October 18, 2018

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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EDISON, NJ – Edison residents gathered Tuesday night for a ceremony organized by the Township to remember the  victims of the September 11th attacks. The Remembrance Ceremony was held at Council Chambers. Elected officials and other speakers recalled  the tragic events of that day and its lasting ...

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EDISON, NJ – Long-serving local and state public servant Peter Barnes II passed away today.  Barnes served his country, state, district and the Township of East Brunswick the past 71 years.  Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin McCabe today issued the following statement on the passing of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone today at Mt. Zion AME Church in the city to press their objections to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans senators in favor of his confirmation. Booker, a member of the Senate ...

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The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders will be sponsoring a FREE paper shredding event on Saturday, September 22 at the Community Pool parking lot, next to the PAL Building, 1250 Maple Avenue in South Plainfield, New Jersey.   The trucks will be at the Community Pool parking lot from 9 ...

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Edison, NJ - The Edison Library Foundation will be hosting its first annual fall Mum sale on September 22 from 10:30 am- 2pm at the Edison Main Public Library. Orders for the 8” Mums can be placed at any branch of the Edison library, and should be placed by September 20. There are four colors ...

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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 September 4, 2018 between 6:30 pm and ...

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Edison, NJ – A bill sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan requiring public utilities to charge a veterans’ organization reduced residential rates for service delivered to a property that is primarily used by a veterans’ organization has been signed into law by Governor Murphy. The law requires a ...

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Edison, NJ - Anthony Russomanno, Director of Edison’s Public Works Department, sat down with TAPinto Edison to highlight the progress the Department has made under his tenure and to discuss the challenges that he still faces. Mr. Russomanno, who also served in the administration of Mayor Antonia ...

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Edison, N.J. -  The Township of Edison has advised that a mosquito spraying has been scheduled for August 20, 2018 between 6:30 pm and midnight.  According to the township, the areas that will be covered will include: Menlo Park Area Metuchen Borders, Grove Ave, Oak Tree Rd, Woodbridge Border, US ...

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EDISON, NJ – Council President Ajay Patil plans to introduce an ordinance requiring the registration of abandoned and vacant properties, also referred to as “zombie homes.”  Mr. Patil plans to introduce the ordinance at the August 22, 2018 meeting. A recent report by NJ.com placed the number of ...

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EDISON, NJ -  The township can field hundreds of calls per day, many centering on quality of life and infrastructure issues such as branch collections, bulk pickups, and potholes.   Most requests are made by telephone or the Township’s QAlert online system.  According to one township employee, the ...

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EDISON,NJ – On July 25, the Edison Municipal Council voted to pass this year’s municipal budget on a 5 to 2 vote.  The proposed $137 million budget will increase taxes by 1.40%. The budget runs from January 1 of this year through December 31. Council President Ajay Patil and Councilman Joseph ...

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EDISON, NJ – Yu Jiang (Jane) has been hired as Edison Township’s Public Library Director.  She replaces Judith Mansbach, who recently retired in July after serving over thirty years in the library. TAPinto Edison recently sat down with Director Jiang to discuss her vision for the Township’s library ...

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EDISON, NJ - Management & Training Corporation (MTC) has been awarded a 2-year contract - with the potential for three, one-year options - to operate the Edison Job Corps center. MTC was founded on Job Corps and currently operates 22 centers nationwide. The contract was awarded by the U.S.

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EDISON, NJ - The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has awarded Edison a $166,404 “Clean Communities” grant for 2018, making the township one of New Jersey's ten largest municipal recipients of funds for environmental clean ups and education projects. “We are grateful for the ...

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EDISON, NJ - Eleven U.S. Postal Service mail carriers will be honored Wednesday for, essentially, driving around the planet more than 40 times. The 11 letter carriers will be presented with the National Safety Council's prestigious "Million Mile Award" for accomplishing more than 30 years of ...

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