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May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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CARTERET, NJ – A simple, one-page spreadsheet at Borough Hall shows the amount of state and federal grants that have been secured to fuel hundreds of millions of dollars of redevelopment underway throughout town. And it is an impressive list, showing nearly $85 million in external funding ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Fidela Franco said that after living in the same house for 16 years, a new landlord came in and began charging her and her family $500 a month for water. “It’s hard for me to understand because previously I had never paid for water,” she said through a translator. “So, the ...

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(Editor's Note: This article is part of a series being published by TAPinto to provide Middlesex County residents with information on and about the services provided by the Office of the Surrogate. The next article will focus on 'Guardianship of an Adult Incapacitated Person.') MIDDLESEX, NJ ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Recreational marijuana wholesalers will pay a 1% tax under an ordinance adopted at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. Cannabis cultivators, manufacturers and retailers will be taxed at 2% of the receipts for each sale. Ordinance 0-3220, which outlines New Brunswick’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Masks will be optional for those attending the first in-person City Council meeting in more than two years. The city announced Monday a revision to its guidelines – which included a lifting of the prohibition on in-public meetings – on March 16. The City Council meeting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The municipal courthouse will be the setting when the City Council hosts its first in-person meeting in more than two years. The meeting on Wednesday, April 6 will be held at 25 Kirkpatrick St., Room 101, Council President Suzanne Sicora Ludwig told TAPinto New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city will be relaxing restrictions for public access to City Hall and other facilities as the COVID-19 transmission rate continues to drop. The city will also return to an in-person public meeting starting April 1, according to a press release from the city. Mayor Jim ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Following a screening process culminating tonight, the New Brunswick Democratic Organization (NBDO) has named two additional council candidates for its slate: Petra Gaskins and Manuel Castaneda. These political newcomers will join the established team of Mayor Jim Cahill and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Ukrainian flag was hoisted into the wind-whipped, sleet-filled sky above the Middlesex County Administration Building and Middlesex County Courthouse on Saturday morning. Below, about 50 people gathered shoulder to shoulder with representatives from the Ukrainian ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Brunswick stands with Ukraine – it’s a show of solidarity that has been scrawled on signs and illuminated with LED lighting. The hope is that these signs of support somehow traverse the 5,000 miles separating New Brunswick and Kyiv, where a 40-mile-long convoy of Russian ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city has added thousands of housing units over the past several years, but results of the 2020 U.S. Census showed that the population of the Hub City had increased by a measly 85 residents over the previous decade. City officials think something doesn’t add up, and that’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey’s colleges and universities have taken a larger role in feeding students, a mantle they assumed even before the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity on their campuses.  The state, through measures such as the grants issued as part of the Hunger-Free Campus ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Because of  the ongoing effects of the pandemic, the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) has extended its deadline to apply through Feb. 28. Those excluded from federal pandemic stimulus payments and pandemic unemployment assistance can now apply without providing ...

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10 People to Watch is a series created by TAPinto New Brunswick NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sherri Novack sped off to Buccleuch Park in a panic after realizing that a scheduling mix-up meant that no one had picked up her son after soccer practice. Her anxiety was allayed when she arrived to find that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tom Dobkowski has been hired be the point man when the city faces crisis such the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 or the storm that caused such widespread flooding that more than 1,000 residents were evacuated in September 2021. Dobkowski, who has served as deputy fire chief in New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Jim Cahill has signed an executive order mandating facemasks to be worn in public indoor settings such as shops, banks and theaters in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The mandate with also affect government facilities, restaurants, bars, gymnasiums, dance ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Keith Jones II, the director of the city’s Department of Human and Community Services, was hoping to arrive at SHI Stadium at about 7 o’clock this morning. At about 8, DJ Runthefade will start to get the crowd hyped, cueing and beatmatching tunes for early arriving Rutgers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Upon his arrival on George Street, Gov. Phil Murphy took a quick tour of Tavern on George. So when someone later mentioned that there was an assortment of donuts inside the restaurant waiting to be devoured, he joked, “It’s true, I’ve seen them.” Tavern on George has ...

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EDISON, NJ - A Catholic Bible belonging to the late Peter J. Barnes III was discovered in his old chambers six months after his untimely passing. The beloved former New Jersey Superior Court Judge and state legislator had bookmarked a page from the Old Testament, upon which he highlighted a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – They rushed to our aid, rescued us from dangerous situations and kept us safe from those would do us harm. And, in the wake of their heroic efforts last month as the remnants of Hurricane Ida roared through the area, this seems like the perfect time to say thank you. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The City Council wants to cleanse New Brunswick of people who illegally dump here, and it’s cracking down on them with newly created fines and video surveillance. Those who dump on New Brunswick could be facing up to a $5,000 fine and mandatory community service after the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Starting on Oct. 24, New Jersey landlines within the 856 and 908 area codes must dial 10 or 11 digits for all their calls.  After Oct. 24, local landline calls dialed with only seven digits may not go through, and the caller will receive a recording saying their call cannot be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Guillermo “Guillo” Beytagh-Maldonado, a towering figure in the Latino community here and across New Jersey where he championed the need for expanded early childhood educational resources and fought for increased affordable housing, has passed away. His longtime friend, Cuqui ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Brunswick Parking Authority - the entity that manages nearly 7,000 parking spots spread over more than 10 decks and lots across the city - has emerged relatively unscathed from the storm that flooded parts of the city earlier this month. Matthew Kennedy, executive ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Members of FEMA will be returning to the city to assist residents and businesses who were affected when the remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled New Brunswick. The New Brunswick Free Public Library on Livingston Avenue will host FEMA representatives when they return on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City residents and businesses can now view their utilities bills and make their water bill payments online through the City of New Brunswick’s official website. Customers can simply log onto cityofnewbrunswick.org and click the “Taxes & Utilities” link to access the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) will be in the city on Saturday to assist residents and business owners who were impacted by last week’s storms in filing disaster relief claims. The New Brunswick Free Public Library at 60 Livingston ...

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NEW JERSEY — President Joe Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.    According to a White House press release, this action authorizes ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —  Some roads remain flooded around New Brunswick as the Raritan River rose over its banks shutting down Route 18, a major thoroughfare to the city. The remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped 6.99 inches of rain on the city yesterday. Some residents were evacuated during the storm ...

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