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NJ Senate President Tours ‘Maker Space’ at Union County Vo-Tech’s Magnet High School

February 19, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney visited Union County Vo-Tech campus on Wednesday to to the critical importance of the vocational-technical education bond act approved by voters last November in spurring economic growth, creating access to high-paying jobs and meeting the needs of New Jersey’s leading business sectors.

 

Students from the ...

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Supports Gateway Project, Pushes for Restoring One-Seat Rides on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line

NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in New Jersey, have joined the coalition.

“We are thrilled to welcome the RVL ...

At Forum In Westfield, Policy Makers Mull Looming NJ Fiscal Crisis

WESTFIELD, NJ — Each of New Jersey’s 9 million residents would have to fork over $16,722 to pay off the state’s retiree health benefits and pension liabilities, a recent state report found.

The looming fiscal crisis this debt presents has prompted state legislators to consider merging school districts, combining municipalities, reducing police and firefighters benefits and ...

First Lady Launches Campaign to End NJ's High Maternal Mortality Rate

CAMDEN, NJ— First Lady Tammy Murphy yesterday launched a new campaign aimed to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, and the racial disparity that exists between mothers and infants who survive childbirth.

Nurture NJ is a multi-pronged, multi-agency approach to improve maternal and infant health among New Jersey women and children. The governor’s wife made the announcement at ...

Movin' Out: New Jersey Tops List of Outbound Population Migration, According to New Study

NEW JERSEY -- More residents moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018, with 66.8% of New Jersey moves being outbound, according to United Van Lines’ 42nd annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year.

The Garden State moved up one spot on the outbound list to No. 1 and has has ranked ...

As Community Rallies Against Hate, Swastikas Appear at Summit High School

nSUMMIT, NJ - Days after swastikas were found on the walls of Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi has notified both students and parents that the images have also been found carved into the stalls in a boys bathroom in the Kent Place Boulevard campus.

Like the incident at LCJSMS, Grimaldi notes in her e-mail that the incident has been ...

Chatham Borough Council Member Weber Warns of Consequences of Pot Legalization; Council Delays Vote to Oppose, Ban

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Council member Bob Weber made a power-point presentation on the "Consequences of Legalized Marijuana" and urged the council to pass a resolution opposing the state's "fast-track" legalization at Monday night's regular meeting.

The council decided to take a slower approach, with a resolution vote scheduled for its Dec. 10 ...

Swastikas Found on Bathroom Walls at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend."

Further, Chang details that "additional offensive drawings ...

New Brunswick Mayor Backs Bill Giving Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor James Cahill added his support to a chorus of urban area leaders in praising a proposed state law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.

On Tuesday, state legislators introduced a bill permitting these immigrants to get licenses because many of them are already currently driving on New Jersey roads.

Cahill joined mayors from six ...

Somerset County Grand Jury Indicts Six Suspects in Murder

 

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 against:

- Oscar Ivan Baquendo-Martinez, 23, West 4th Street, Plainfield;

- ...

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