Government

September 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone Monday at Mt. Zion AME Church in the city to press their objections to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans senators in favor of his confirmation. Booker, a member of the Senate ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy stood at a press conference in city Elijah's Promise Community Kitchen on Thursday to once again state his goal of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour. "We've seen study after study that shows there is no magic in what is now $8.60-an-hour ...

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As the community gets ready to celebrate Labor Day, USA.gov and the Department of Veterans Affairs shared some helpful guidelines for showing respect to the symbol of the nation. Check out this helpful information before you fly the stars and stripes. Traditional guidelines call for displaying ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - After months of negotiations, the Cedar Grove Town Council announced the purchase of more than 53 acres of undeveloped property within the township on Tuesday. According to the social media posts by Mayor Joe Cicala and the other council members, the property purchased is ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair has announced that the Montclair Water Bureau will be replacing water mains on Hillside Avenue, Church Street, Orange Road, Valley Road, and Trinity Place. Work will commence Thursday, August 23 at the intersection of Church Street and Orange Road. The ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Department of Community Services (DCS) will collect bulk waste, along with FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste in Section 1 this Wednesday, August 15. DCS will also have a SPECIAL COLLECTION of FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste (Sections 1 and 2) at the curb on Saturday, August 18. Residents ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The temporary shelter that periodically closed amid public outcry will remain open for another month while city officials gear up for a year-round homeless sheltering plan. The 224 Sussex Ave. shelter opened in December to house the homeless during extreme periods of cold weather ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said the federal government was using “extortion” when it withheld grants for local policing because the city won't comply with federal immigration enforcement policies. The mayor’s sentiments were echoed by Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and three ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors. In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated ...

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NEWARK, NJ - State Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin said it was important to support local women’s health organizations at a state level should President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee be approved. The assemblywoman joined state Sen. Teresa Ruiz, congressional leaders and women's ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Thursday, dozens gathered for the reopening of the Wally Choice Community Center, located at Glenfield Park.  Closed in May for renovations, it reopened much to the delight of the many organizations and citizens that use the facility.  Such organizations that utilize the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Hundreds marched down Broad Street today as part of nationwide protests being held  against President Donald Trump's immigration policies.  The "Families Belong Together" protest started at city hall and was organized by immigration advocacy groups, including Make the Road NJ, New ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of New Jersey mothers took time to come to Newark with the kind of loved ones recently taken from other mothers: their children. "It's unconscionable that our government is stealing children from their parents and locking them up in cages," said Christina Liu, a Montclair ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield continue to wait for their day in court. A trial that was expected to take place Tuesday was put off until a future date at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government. “Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Moms Demand Action are hosting a "Wear Orange" rally for gun violence awareness on Sunday, June 3, in recognition of national Gun Violence Awareness Day. The event will feature music, speakers and information about how to get involved in the gun violence prevention ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly a week has passed since a complaint was filed with the New Jersey Education Commissioner regarding the residency of Montclair Board of Education Vice President Franklin Turner. As of Wednesday, David Herron, who filed the initial complaint, says that he is pleased with a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Aging In Montclair is encouraging its members to voice concerns regarding  parking at Edgemont Park House at the next Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 7pm. They wrote the following:  “Voice your concern about insufficient parking at Edgemont Park House. More ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Nearly a year after Roseland Councilman Richard Leonard was accused of using his position on the governing body to trade a vote for a favor, the councilman was arrested on Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to commit official misconduct. Leonard was absent from the public council ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Essex County residents are invited to be a part of the discussion on the opioid epidemic ravaging New Jersey and the nation at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The Town Hall will be ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation to automatically register and update voter registration for those applying for a driver’s license, examination permit, probationary driver’s license or non-driver identification card, dubbed "Motor Voter", is now law. The bill, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed Tuesday, was ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled ...

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Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year.  At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. . “It is sadly far too ...

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  NEWARK, NJ – During its Wednesday, April 11, 2018, meeting at the Hall of Records, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in a unanimous vote approved a Resolution consenting to the reduction of the speed limit for the entire length of Grove Street in Montclair. This Resolution ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has announced that he and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will be making a stop in Montclair on Thursday afternoon to discuss Main Street NJ and neighborhood preservation with local officials. This is part of his statewide roundtable discussions with ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists. In ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A panel of corporate and government leaders as well as the mayors of several Essex County towns will come together at the eighth annual “Meet the Mayors” event at its new location, the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., to discuss major issues ...

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