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Phil Murphy in East Brunswick: "New Jersey Should Be Trusted, Respected, Responsible, and Smart"

Phil Murphy on the creation of the Bank of New Jersey. Credits: www.murphy4nj.com
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Ambassador Murphy arrives in East Brunswick. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Superintendent Valeski, Assemblywoman Pinkin, Freeholder Karabinchak, and some Monore members of Indivisible, the anti-Trump national online group. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Jaya and Madhavi Prakash came from North Brunswick to ask about Murphy's views on property taxes. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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The Carpenters Union, which supports Murphy, was represented by guests from North Brunswick. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Mayor Brad Cohen said he was proud to celebrate East Brunswick and welcome Murphy. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Phil Murphy expresses his support for union labor. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Murphy expresses his support for the TPAF Pension Fund when asked by Nicole, an East Brunswick pre-school teacher. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Murphy addresses concerns regarding pay equity and transportation issues. when asked by Margaret Scott of East Brunswick. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Phil of Boston likes Brendan of East Brunswick. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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David Portnoy of East Brunswick High School has concerns about college costs and loan repayment. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Jeff Winston asked, "What will New Jersey look like in 8 years?" Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Considering the words of the candidate... Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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Deb Cornevaca and family greeted the Ambassador. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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There's that Sterley Stanley family again. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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East Brunswick's young voters got a minute with the Ambassador. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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East Brunswick's political factotum Alan Brodman and the Policy Director of the East Brunswick Young Democrats Sam Berzok gave Murphy the old EBHS IPLE attention. Credits: TAPinto East Brunswick
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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Jeff Winston wanted to know what Democratic front-running gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy thought New Jersey would look like in 8 years if Murphy were elected.  EB's Margaret Scott was interested in Murphy's ideas about improving transportation to New York City.  EBHS student David Portnoy wanted to know how college could be more affordable.  Last night at the Estate on the Lake, Ambassador Phil Murphy came to answer those questions and others at his 38th and final town hall meeting before the state primary elections on June 6.

Over 200 people came to the event which was hosted by the East Brunswick Democratic Organization and streamed live on Facebook to hear businessman/ambassador/optomist Murphy tell the people who he is, what he has done, what he thinks, and why they should vote for him in June.

East Brunswick's Mayor Brad Cohen welcomed the candidate to "The Center of New Jersey," noting that a "big, dark cloud has hung over New Jersey for the past 8 years," in a reference to current Governor Chris Christie.  Cohen introduced Murphy to the enthusiastic crowd who greeted Murphy with loud applause and good humor.

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After thanking his hosts, various dignitaries, and his family, Murphy, who is endorsed in all 21counties by the Democratic Party,  told the tale of why he was running in what he considers "the most consequential election in the history of New Jersey." Citing statistics, Murphy said that there are only 16 Democratic governors in America, with only 2 races in contention this year.  "I am #1 up to bat against the Trump presidency, " he said.  "What do we need to do?  We need to start winning elections again."

After giving a synopsis of his career in college, business, philanthropy, and politics, Murphy spoke about the need to "grow the economy" and to make it "fair again."  He quoted  Democratic icon Daniel Patrick Moynihan who said, "We are all entitled to our own opinions.  We are not entitled to our own facts," in a reference to both Governor Christie's and President Trump's recent policies.

Murphy moved on to address the need to build both a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) economy based on innovation and an infrastructure economy that takes advantage ouf New Jersey's location.  We should be "environmental stewards who create jobs."

"We need to make it fair again" to live and work in New Jersey, said Murphy, who asserted his belief in equal pay for equal work.  "A white woman makes 80 cents on the dollar as compared to a man; African-American women make 60 cents; and Latina women make 50 cents."

"Let's get back to being the state we used to be, " said Murphy, as he reminisced about the prior regard in which New Jersey was held both nationally and internationally. "I've heard what they say behind our backs," said the candidate.  "We were civil.  We didn't tell people to 'shut up and sit down.'"   He also noted his support for funding Planned Parenthood; sensible gun laws; comprehensive criminal justice reform; and dealing with climate change.

Murphy's "Bold Idea" was the creation of a Public Bank in New Jersey.

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Somerset: Act Now to Save 15 Percent Off Pulse Summer Sports Camps

May 20, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Pulse Premier Sports Camps offer an innovative approach to sports education. Curriculums are designed for young athletes of all skill levels who have a passion for sports and demand more during key influential years.

Starting in June Pulse will be running their Premier Soccer & Multi Sports Camps at Rutgers Prep, TAP here for details.

Act now and you can save 15 ...

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Video Shows School Board Member In Altercation With Police at Traffic Stop in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that she would ...

Three Bloomfield Teens Are Missing, Police Seek Community Assistance to Locate Them (FOUND)

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Department of Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio confirmed that three missing teenagers have been found safe at a McDonald's restaurant in Pennsylvania.

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The Bloomfield Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to locate three teenagers who went missing this week. One of the parents reports that a large sum of money is ...

Police Investigate Rabbit "Tale"

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Local cops are investigating an incident of ‘theft by deception’ involving the Plainfield Animal Hospital. 

According to the incident report filed by Officer Justin Melanson and obtained by TAPinto, residents of South Plainfield took their pet rabbit to the Park Avenue animal hospital on April 4 to be euthanized due to advanced ...

Student found dead outside Rutgers dorm, 2nd in one week

NEW BRUNSWICK - For the second time in less than a week, a Rutgers University student has been found dead outside a dorm.

Kyle Gotchel, a sophomore business major, was found outside Hardenbergh Hall on Monday, university officials said in a statement today.

“I am saddened to share the news that our student, Kyle Gotchel, died yesterday,”  Chancellor Deb Dutta said in a ...

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Video Shows School Board Member In Altercation With Police at Traffic Stop in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that she would ...

Three Bloomfield Teens Are Missing, Police Seek Community Assistance to Locate Them (FOUND)

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Department of Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio confirmed that three missing teenagers have been found safe at a McDonald's restaurant in Pennsylvania.

Original article:

The Bloomfield Police Department is asking for the public's assistance to locate three teenagers who went missing this week. One of the parents reports that a large sum of money is ...

Somerville’s Girls Night Out: Prepare to be Pampered, Expect to be Pleased

May 17, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Girls' Night Out in Downtown Somerville might start out a little bit soggy, but the Accu-Weather  forecast for late Thursday afternoon and early evening is cause for optimism – 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, maybe ending by  6 p.m.

Regardless,  the long-awaited event is advertised as a rain or shine affair, and there will be more ...

Franklin Township: Hillsborough Teen Prevails in Chess Match Against Somerset Freeholder Levine

ROCKY HILL, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine had his hands full as he matched wits with 10 young chess players in a simultaneous tournament at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library.May 14.

Levine’s opponents, ages 6-18, proved to be formidable opponents, with 7-year-old Grace Liang stumping Levine several times before he prevailed.

Some matches took as long as three ...

Somerville Honors' Student Speaks at RVCC Graduation; 1,300 Receive Degrees

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College awarded associate degrees and certificates to more than 1,300 graduates at its commencement, Saturday, May 12, including Somerville resident Barbara Kania, an Honors College student who introduced commencement speaker Judge Paul W. Armstrong.

Kania is a Pre-Medical Professional major who is the founder and president of RVCC’s Pre-Medicine ...

Somerville’s Girls Night Out: Prepare to be Pampered, Expect to be Pleased

May 17, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Girls' Night Out in Downtown Somerville might start out a little bit soggy, but the Accu-Weather  forecast for late Thursday afternoon and early evening is cause for optimism – 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, maybe ending by  6 p.m.

Regardless,  the long-awaited event is advertised as a rain or shine affair, and there will be more ...

Franklin Township: Hillsborough Teen Prevails in Chess Match Against Somerset Freeholder Levine

ROCKY HILL, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine had his hands full as he matched wits with 10 young chess players in a simultaneous tournament at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library.May 14.

Levine’s opponents, ages 6-18, proved to be formidable opponents, with 7-year-old Grace Liang stumping Levine several times before he prevailed.

Some matches took as long as three ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!