Wall St. Journal Features Fanwood Mayor Mahr Among Women Reshaping NJ Politics

February 6, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- In an online version of a Wall Street Journal story that will appear in print on Wednesday, reporter Kate King examined the rise of women in New Jersey politics and highlighted Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr's campaign for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair. against two male candidates.

To get more women elected to state government, they need to tackle a ...

Students Send Their Love to US Troops Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School held its annual Valentine's for Vets program, with hundreds of students sitting down to to create personalized Valentine's Day cards which will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world by Operation Shoebox New Jersey.

The non-profit, volunteer organization will host a packing event at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on ...

NJ Rep. Lance Uninjured in GOP Amtrak Crash

CROZET, Va. – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the collision that involved a garbage truck stuck on the rail line.

The message from Lance ...

Local Residents Rally for Immigrants Seeking Sanctuary in Highland Park Church

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - If you hadn’t been following the news of the past week, Sunday morning at the Reformed Church of Highland Park almost looked like normal weekend business.

Between two and three dozen congregants ​prayed in the pews on either side of the main aisle, while different church leaders led them through the 75​-​minute​-​long service.

The atmosphere switched ...

Somerville: Immaculata’s Tashawn Bower (’13) Heads to NFL Conference Final with Vikings Teammates

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Just five years removed from an outstanding football career at Immaculata High School, defensive end Tashawn Bower and his Minnesota Vikings teammates are one step away from Super Bowl LII, thanks to what has been dubbed the “Minnesota Miracle.”

It was to be the final play of the game; the Vikings were on the short end of a 24-23 score in last Sunday’s ...

Mayor Announces Career Fair Aimed At Employing Displaced Sam's Club Employees

LINDEN, NJ –  Mayor Derek Armstead announced employment assistance to 187 employees laid off today from Linden Sam’s Club, 1900 E. Linden Avenue, Linden, NJ. 

“It is with great saddest that we are losing one of our box clubs in the area as well as the displacement of so many employees,” said Mayor Armstead.  “To address this issue we will be ...

State Unveils $786K Grant to Local Opioid Recovery Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Solutions to the state’s opioid crisis have landed in the lap of The Center for Great Expectations, an outpatient drug rehab center which operates in New Brunswick and across Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

The center is being armed with a $786,524 grant to provide treatment services for opioid-dependent pregnant and postpartum women and older adults, NJ ...

Hillsborough Democrats Host Forum for 7th Congressional District Candidates

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Six Democratic candidates determined to defeat longtime Republican Rep. Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District in November’s mid-term elections did their best Wednesday night to convince a group of 75 local Democrats that they have what it takes to get the job done.

But only one of them will get the chance.

A seventh candidate Peter ...

NJ Transit Service To Resume Monday After Friday's Derailment in Union

UNION, NJ – New Jersey Transit reports the Raritan Valley Line trains will resume regular weekday service between Cranford and Newark and High Bridge and Raritan on Monday.  Train service was suspended over the weekend after the freight train derailment in Union on Friday afternoon.  

According to their website, NJ Transit says customers may experience possible ...

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Care Packages for US Troops Deployed Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave.

It took only two hours to build the boxes, pack the bags, assemble the boxes, ...

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