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Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...

Piscataway Police Respond to 'Toy Weapon' Call; Quibbletown MS Placed on Lockdown

December 11, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Students at Quibbletown Middle School were placed in lockdown Tuesday morning after a toy weapon was reported to be on site.

School administrators secured the toy weapon and the individuals involved and notified Piscataway police who immediately responded, said district officials.

A spokesperson for the Piscataway School District declined to describe the toy weapon or ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: Big Changes to Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  For those residents and commuters who are getting tired of looking at abandoned properties on Route 18 south like the Wiz/Gap Plaza or most stores at the former Loehmann's Plaza, help is on its way.

This past week the East Brunswick Redevelopment Agency has entered into an agreement with River Development Equities of Red Bank to manage 45 acres of the ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Country Club Road, Reported Man With Gun

BPD Update 6:15 pm: Police activity on Country Club Rd. If you have not been contacted by a uniformed officer you are NOT in danger. Do not call for updates.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are urging people to avoid Country Club Road between Route 22 and Garretson Road because of a reported man with a gun, according to a Nixle alert from the department.

Police have not ...

Pascrell, Murphy Raise Red Flag on Threat of Domestic Terrorism

GARFIELD, NJ - Domestic terrorism is on the rise in the United States, and according to a roundtable discussion hosted by Representative  Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9), right wing extremist groups, and their sympathizers, pose a serious threat to the public, as well a formidable challenge to local law enforcement.

During his time in office Pascrell has repeatedly condemned terror attempts ...

Reports of Coyote Sightings Continue in Piscataway: What to Do If You See One

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Police officials have been fielding reports of coyote sightings in the township over the past few weeks.

Original reports were of an aggressive coyote in and near the Rutgers Preserve on Livingston campus where at least two people were bitten. State wildlife officials closed the preserve for the investigation and capture of the coyote who has since been ...

Sale of School Needs To Provide 'Significantly Better Facility'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The school superintendent said the Board of Education will only support the sale of its elementary school on Somerset Street if the plan "provides us with a significantly better facility."

Aubrey Johnson made the statement in a press release issued Tuesday by the firm that handles the school district's publicity matters.

Johnson revealed in September the ...

Somerset: Millennial Councilwoman Encourages Younger Generations to Get Involved in Local Government

December 10, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Crystal Pruitt, Councilwoman of Franklin Township, at the 2019 New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Pruitt is currently the youngest person on the Franklin Township Council, and we spoke with her about her background, goals, and advice for millennials who want to get more politically active. 

Pruitt, who is also Chief of Staff ...

Piscataway Police Respond to 'Toy Weapon' Call; Quibbletown MS Placed on Lockdown

December 11, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Students at Quibbletown Middle School were placed in lockdown Tuesday morning after a toy weapon was reported to be on site.

School administrators secured the toy weapon and the individuals involved and notified Piscataway police who immediately responded, said district officials.

A spokesperson for the Piscataway School District declined to describe the toy weapon or ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: Big Changes to Route 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  For those residents and commuters who are getting tired of looking at abandoned properties on Route 18 south like the Wiz/Gap Plaza or most stores at the former Loehmann's Plaza, help is on its way.

This past week the East Brunswick Redevelopment Agency has entered into an agreement with River Development Equities of Red Bank to manage 45 acres of the ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Country Club Road, Reported Man With Gun

BPD Update 6:15 pm: Police activity on Country Club Rd. If you have not been contacted by a uniformed officer you are NOT in danger. Do not call for updates.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are urging people to avoid Country Club Road between Route 22 and Garretson Road because of a reported man with a gun, according to a Nixle alert from the department.

Police have not ...

Hillsborough Voters Approve $35.4M School Repairs Referendum

December 11, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Voters have approved a $35.4 million referendum - partially funded by the state - that will pay for repairs at the school district's nine buildings by an overwhelming margin of 68 percent.

The vote was 3,019 for and 1.337 against. The vote count is unofficial, and does not include absentee or provisional ballots, which will be counted later in the week.

Turnout was ...

Hillsborough Residents to Vote on $35.4M School Repairs Referendum Dec. 10

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Voters will be asked to approve a $35.4 million referendum on Tuesday, Dec.10th to pay for repairs at the district's nine school buildings and to retire debt from previous referendums.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Several of the voting districts have been consolidated for the special referendum; a list of the revised polling places can be consulted online ...

Somerville Firemen's Parade: Thousands Jam Main Street to Greet Santa

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundled up against the cold, thousands lined the curb sides to wave to Santa as he and his elves were escorted down Main Street by a convoy of fire trucks from dozens of towns in Somerset County and beyond, maintaining a holiday tradition that grows each year.

Sponsored by the Somerville Fire Department, the trucks and their crews arrived early in the afternoon at the staging ...

Hillsborough Voters Approve $35.4M School Repairs Referendum

December 11, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Voters have approved a $35.4 million referendum - partially funded by the state - that will pay for repairs at the school district's nine buildings by an overwhelming margin of 68 percent.

The vote was 3,019 for and 1.337 against. The vote count is unofficial, and does not include absentee or provisional ballots, which will be counted later in the week.

Turnout was ...

Hillsborough Residents to Vote on $35.4M School Repairs Referendum Dec. 10

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Voters will be asked to approve a $35.4 million referendum on Tuesday, Dec.10th to pay for repairs at the district's nine school buildings and to retire debt from previous referendums.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Several of the voting districts have been consolidated for the special referendum; a list of the revised polling places can be consulted online ...

Lame-Duck Session in New Jersey: What Can They Get Done? 

The period of time between Election Day in early November, and when a new Governor or new legislators take the oath of office in January is often fraught with many twists and turns. In the middle of lots of holiday festivities, there's a rush to try to get stuff done.

Congress in 1933, passed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Hoover was leaving the White House, and newly ...