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Bill to Provide Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations Along NJ Turnpike, Parkway, & AC Expressway Advances

TRENTON, NJ -- Legislation requiring the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the South Jersey Transportation Authority to provide electric vehicle recharging stations at certain rest areas along the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway gained approval from an Assembly committee on Monday.
            The bill (A-1445), sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Wayne DeAngelo, Tim Eustace, and Nicholas Chiaravalloti, requires the aforementioned authorities to equip service areas along the toll roads under their respective jurisdictions with electric vehicle charging stations which would charge plug-in electric motor vehicles. Under the bill, the charging stations are required to be installed in at least 5 percent of service area parking spaces in service areas with at least 100 spaces to which the public is invited. 
            "People who are thinking of investing in an electric car need to know there will be an infrastructure in place to support it," said Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex). "This bill helps residents who already own electric cars, as well as those who are considering buying one, but are worried about the accessibility of charging and refueling stations."
            There currently are more than 11,000 alternative fueling stations in the United States and 78 in New Jersey. More than 13,000 drivers in New Jersey could purchase their first plug-in vehicle within the next three years, noted the sponsors.
            “With the right policies in place in New Jersey, plug-in vehicles could reduce oil dependence by a few million gallons each year,” said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). “As a result, this bill will save a significant amount of money for both drivers and our state.”
            "There is nothing worse than running out of gas on a dark and busy highway. It's not only a nuisance; it is not safe," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "The number of electric cars being driven on our roads may not match the number of gas-fueled cars, but we still have a responsibility to provide these drivers with sufficient fueling and charging stations, especially on heavily-travelled highways."
            “Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in our state, which means the chance of drivers experiencing dangerous situations such as running out of power and being stranded on toll roads is also increasing,” said Chiaravalloti (D-Hudson). “We need to think about the safety of our citizens first, and installing more charging stations along our highways will help to avoid what could become a serious safety hazard for those driving electric cars.” 
            The measure was approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee. It will now be considered for a vote by the full Assembly.

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With the Help of Friends, CUMAC Gets a New Truck

March 23, 2018

For CUMAC, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger in New Jersey, feeding thousands of hungry clients every month means that food must be picked up on a daily basis. CUMAC has a driving team that makes it possible, but with an aging fleet of vehicles, the staff made acquiring a replacement truck a top priority in 2018. Thanks to a generous grant from the Order of St. John ...

Congressional Art Competition Opens Entry Period for Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced his office is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, which recognizes and encourages the talents of America's youth.

Students who attend high school in the Fifth District can submit their artwork by filling out the submission survey and sending their signed student release ...

Glen Rock High School Announces its Students of the Month for February 2018

Art: ­ Laura Yuan

Business Education:  Drew Famularo

Theatre:  Caroline Torpey

English:  Margaret Hilzen

Health:  Rachel Goldberg

Instrumental Music:  Dylan Needleman

Mathematics: Erin Howe

Physical Education:  Daniel Mendelsohn

Science: Ellen Feuss

Sculpture: James Harte

Social Studies: Laura Yuan

Technology Art: Lauren ...

Fair Lawn Arts Council to Reprise Successful “Open Mic of Poetry”

Fair Lawn, NJ—The Fair Lawn Arts Council is offering an afternoon of poetry readings on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Maurice M. Pine Public Library, 10-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, from 1-3 p.m. 

As in previous years’ successful poetry events,  the Fair Lawn Arts Council invites all age groups to read original or published poetry, but interested poets who wish to participate in ...

Glen Rock Byrds 5K Run for Jess

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock’s Richard Byrd Elementary School fifth grade class invites all to participate in the Mary Therese Rose Fund’s annual 5k to benefit children with special needs. The class has been spending time with children who receive recreational activities from a Fund program as part of their service project this year, and hope for a large turnout for this day of family ...

Glen Rock Students Support Nation-Wide Walkout

GLEN ROCK, NJ - On Wednesday, March 14, students at Glen Rock High School took part in a nation-wide initiative in recognition of the recent school shootings in Parkland, Fla. Organized by The Women’s March Youth Empower, the initiative encouraged students to walk out of class at 10 a.m. on the one-month anniversary of the deadly assault on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

During the period between March 12 and March 18, 2018 members of the GRPD handled 341 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

March 12

5:17 PM –  Task Force Detectives with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office apprehended a 26-year-old Greenwood Lake NY man wanted on an active criminal warrant issued by the Glen Rock Municipal Court in 2014.  Unable ...

2018 County Budget Introduced With No Tax Increase

March 17, 2018

Hackensack, NJ – The 2018 Bergen County budget proposal includes no tax increase, good news for Fair Lawn and Glen Rock, both of which may see hefty hikes in school taxes.

Fair Lawn's 2018 municipal budget had a zero percent increase and Glen Rock is scheduled to introduce its 2018 municipal budget in two weeks.

Property tax bills are in three parts, ...