Government

October 21, 2019

Gov. Phil Murphy told a room of 300 community advocates that he will continue to push his agenda for what he has called “tax fairness” to help fund social programs such as New Jersey Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Murphy made the comments during a ceremony in which he was awarded the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A large gathering of New Jersey state, Passaic county, and local officials gathered on Wednesday for the swearing in of Shona L. Mack Pollock, Esq., as Passaic County Elections Superintendent in Paterson.  Mack Pollock was appointed by Governor Phil Murphy, represented by Lt.

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - As previously reported by TAPinto Hawthorne in August, Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah was stopped and questioned for hours at JFK airport following his family's arrival from a trip to Turkey.  Following a North Jersey interview published in the morning, on September 13, ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The borough of Hawthorne announced Sunday evening that those residents in Zone 4 whose garbage was not collected on Friday should put it out Monday morning for collection.  "Sorry for any inconvenience," a statement from the borough read. Residential dissatisfaction with the ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Ground was ceremonially broken Thursday at 3:30 p.m. to commence the Hofstra Park Concession Stand Project.  The concession stand was funded by $75,000 from Passaic County Open Space & Farmland Preservation Trust Fund.  Further matching funds came from the Borough of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – The County of Passaic announced today that a number of improvements and renovations will be carried out in Goffle Brook Park in early September, following the award of a contract with Thomas & Sons.  Thomas & Sons beat out three other bids received, with a price tag of ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – On Friday morning, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., a group of protesters gathered in the parking lot outside the building where Congressman Josh Gottheimer's Glen Rock office is located.  A group of Democrat and progressive-wing protesters from the area came, led by Susan ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Mayor Mohamed Khairullah took to social media on Friday, describing his experience with Customs and Border Patrol authorities after returning home from traveling abroad.  "Exactly one week ago at this time I was being held at the Customs and Border Patrol Office at JFK ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne residents who are not especially early birds may wish to put their garbage out on the curb the night before collection morning this week.  Owing to the anticipated heatwave to strike the area, the borough of Hawthorne announced that the garbage collection scheduled for ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Residents and businesses who normally have their garbage and recycling collected on Thursday mornings will have it picked up on Friday, according to the Borough of Hawthorne.  Independence Day, a federally recognized holiday, necessitated the shift to the following ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law a legislative package that seeks to put an end to hunger in the state. “In the richest nation in the world, it is a moral failure that so many of our fellow New Jerseyans don’t have enough food to eat,” Murphy said.  “This comprehensive ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Borough Council unanimously decided to keep Columbus Day on the 2020 borough calendar after more than 100 Italian Americans and supporters attended the council meeting, some speaking of Italian contributions to society, both nationally and locally. Last night's ...

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WOODLAND PARK/PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County American Legion family, Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik invite the public to the dedication of the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at Garret Mountain Reservation, 8 ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Flemington Community Partnership touted the hiring of its new Executive Director in a flowery press release last week, but it isn’t clear that the board followed the law or its own policies before naming her to the post. The action is a sharp departure from the board’s past ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Clerk Danielle Ireland-Imhof has announced that an expanded outreach schedule has been set up for the month of May.  "We will be offering new passport processing services, Passaic County Veteran ID Cards and issuing notary oaths at these outreach sites," Imhof ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Joe Piscopo weighed-in on Glen Rock's consideration to change Columbus Day on its 2020 Borough Calendar to Indigenous Peoples' Day. Piscopo, former Saturday Night Live comedian and an Italian-American who regularly talks about his heritage on his radio show, Piscopo In the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough Council discussed changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day on the 2020 borough calendar at last night's work session. On April 24, Mayor Bruce Packer said the idea was prompted by suggestions in emails the borough had received. "No one except Newark has done ...

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FORT LEE, NJ — Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) announced plans this week to fight back against the proposed New York congestion taxes targeting New Jersey commuters that drive into Manhattan. Even though the full brunt of the tax burden will be placed on New Jersey ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to a statement from the Borough of Hawthorne, open water bill account balances from 2018 will face shut-offs starting on Tuesday, April 16. The office of the Water Department is found on the first floor of the Hawthorne Municipal Building, located at 445 Lafayette ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The scheduled vote on marijuana legalization that was on the calendar for Monday was cancelled after it became clear that there weren't enough votes to pass it in the Senate. The borough of Hawthorne, not without local controversy, joined dozens of other New Jersey municipalities ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - On Wednesday, March 13, Prospect Park's Mayor Mohamed Khairullah sent out a message through social media wishing a happy 118th birthday.  This was, of course, to the borough of Prospect Park. "Guess who is 118 years old and still as vibrant as ever. Happy Birthday ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The men and women who make up the elected leadership and the municipal administration of Hawthorne were, for a time, high school students.  That is to say more precisely, on Wednesday night, the annual Youth in Government Day brought current high school students in to sit as proxies ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association. To ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The Borough of Prospect Park announced that a public hearing has been scheduled for Monday, March 18, at 6:00 p.m. prior to the council meeting.  "The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public comment on a grant application to be submitted by the Borough of Prospect Park to the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - A visit from the governor, political party kingpins, a marching color guard, elected officials, impassioned poets, charismatic clergy, foreign officials, cheering crowds, and a crush of media are not what many would ever expect from a town that ranks as the 548th smallest of 566 ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The Borough of Prospect Park is preparing for the swearing-in ceremony for its incumbent mayor, Mohamed Khairullah, and the reorganization meeting to follow.  The Democratic mayor will begin his fourth term after he is sworn in by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.  The Prospect ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Borough of Hawthorne announced that the parking permits issued for 2018 are set to expire at 12:00 midnight on Monday, December 31.  Those needing parking permits for the new year will be able to purchase them at the Municipal Building on Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - When Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah begins his fourth term of office, he will have the distinction of being sworn-in by the state's chief executive.  A statement from the mayor's office Thursday announced that Governor Philip D. Murphy will come to Prospect Park and ...

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