Government

September 9, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- After years of proposals, studies, and political debate, the consolidation of Hamilton Township’s Fire District’s is one step close to becoming reality. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Local Finance Board unanimously approved the plan on Wednesday. Noting that ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Stars and Stripes will fly again over New Jersey’s roadways.  After public outcry over the removal of the flags on New Jersey Turnpike overpasses, Governor Phil Murphy said that the American flags will remain displayed. In Robbinsville Township, flags were recently ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- After months of being closed to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to the public, Hamilton Township municipal offices will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, September 8 by appointment.  Township Offices will be closed on Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Delayed from earlier this year so that officials could keep focus on efforts to stave off the COVID-19 pandemic, Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin delivered his annual State of the Township address Thursday via video.  Martin began his address by thanking the first responders, ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Governor Phil Murphy signed a new law on Monday to allow municipalities and counties to borrow funds to cover revenue shortfalls and expenditures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, by issuing bonds and notes. The measure was sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a four-hour hearing on Wednesday, the State General Assembly heard from utility companies and mayors about the challenges, and possible solutions, to keeping the power on more reliably. The joint meeting of the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, chaired by ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- In a letter to New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) President Joe Fiordaliso, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) is called on the body oversees regulated authorities in the state to step up its oversight of Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L). "There may be no way to ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  A joint oversight committee of the New Jersey General Assembly to examine the response of utility companies during widespread power outages across the state following Tropical Storm Isaias is set for Wednesday. The storm, which was downgraded from a hurricane just before its ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Leading voices for New Jerseyans with disabilities are speaking up to ensure that plans are in place to protect these vulnerable individuals in emergencies, and as the State is facing economic challenges because of the coronavirus.  Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) is ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  New Jersey legislators want to know why some communities in New Jersey are still without power several days after Tropical Storm Isaias barreled through. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin has announced, a joint committee hearing of the General Assembly will examine the response of ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Two days after heavy winds and rain from Tropical Storm Isaias blew through New Jersey, thousands of New Jerseyans remain without power.  On Thursday, Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried said that there is nothing that Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) could say to him ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  To ensure that individuals who may need health care particularly if they contract coronavirus, Governor Phil Murphy acted on Monday to ensure that public employees have access to life-saving health care. The Governor signed Executive Order No. 172 to allow any public employee ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) has introduced the Get the Lead Out Act (HR 7918) to authorize $14 billion over two years and require every utility in America to develop a plan to identify and remove lead pipes that threaten residents, especially children, from the dangers of ...

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TRENTON, NJ  –  Leading state lawmakers are acting to ensure that ‘essential workers’ serving public needs during the COVID-19 crisis get the benefits and protections they deserve by expanding access to workers’ compensation and other benefits for front-line workers sickened by the ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- In light of the disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, and consistent with guidance provided by the Division of Local Government Services, Hamilton Township has approved the issuance of estimated 3rd quarter tax bills. The State of New Jersey has delayed the adoption of ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin announced Friday his choice of Yolanda Hill as the new, permanent Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Township. Hill will assume the role of Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer on Monday, July 27.    “I am excited to have Yolanda join my ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  The little-known title of "county freeholder" is going to be a thing of the past under an agreement between Governor Phil Murphy and leading state lawmakers. The title that many, including Senate President Steve Sweeney, consider "mired in the language of slavery" will be changed to ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) announced on recently that a measure is advancing in Congress would provide $22 billion --  $4.5 billion annually over the next five years -- for the federal Lead Reduction Grant Program.   Smith said this appropriation could "alleviate the threat of ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  The Robbinsville Township Council adopted a resolution Thursday night to solidify the community's stance to "unequivocally condemn racism, systemic injustice, and wanton brutality of any kind against black people specifically, and against people of color broadly." The ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer, Middlesex) is working to help elderly and physically challenged individuals who are unable to write with secure alternatives to a handwritten signature. "Allowing fingerprints and identifying marks to be used as legal signatures will remove ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --- The Robbinsville Township Municipal and Recreation buildings reopened to the public for in-person meetings on Tuesday, July 7.   The Senior Center, however, will remain closed for activities until further notice. On June 14, the Municipal Building located at 2298 Route 33 ...

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 WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced his sponsorship on Thursday of the JUSTICE Act which he said is “designed to ensure greater transparency and accountability in policing in order to build safer communities.” The JUSTICE Act—Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program offered through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin will present his inaugural budget Tuesday night before the Township Council.  Martin said Administration officials "reviewed the budget line-by-line to see where any savings could be realized" to close a nearly $8 million budget gap.  At the end ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  Hamilton Township has been awarded a $178,089 grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) “Clean Communities” grant program. The announcement from Senator Linda Greenstein, Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo and Dan Benson, and Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Township Municipal Building is open effective immediately by appointment-only. The announcement came Friday afternoon, just days after Governor Phil Murphy loosened restrictions on inside gatherings. When visiting the Municipal Building located at 2298 Route ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. --  Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) was recognized "as one of the most bipartisan Members of Congress" with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCOC) inaugural “Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship" its virtual “Governing with Distinction Ceremony” held Tuesday.   The ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With many adults working from home and students online learning, a family's network has been paramount during the recent coronavirus pandemic.  Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer, Middlesex) stressed on Tuesday the importance of improving New Jersey's internet service.  He also ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- After many years, and countless jumps through numerous bureaucratic hoops, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has designated -- 08691 -- as the official zip code of Robbinsille Township. Mayor Dave Fried announced the long-awaited decision Monday morning that makes ...

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HAMILTON, NJ –  Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Friday that an agreement has been reached with public unions to help address the extraordinary financial situation the Township faces as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic.   Under the approved agreement, ...

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