Government

September 24, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in an contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youths. In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in an contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youths. In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - Telling city hall about that pothole down the block or the clogged street drain flooding the street just got easier with the municipality now offering an app residents can use, to report, and send a photo, of a problem they see on the street. ReportIt.com is now available to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone today 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 - Artistic photographs, drawings and paintings from city residents will be judged and placed on display in the first visual arts contest sponsored at the city library. Themes selected for the contest focus most of the social issues facing urban areas today, including including ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - City residents are getting a chance to say what they want to see in two popular city parks. On Sept. 12, the city will have public meeting at the Paul Robeson Community School for the Art, 199 Commercial Ave, to hear suggestions for improving and redesigning Feaster and Pitman ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Resurfacing of Route 18 from Hillsdale Road (just south of the Brunswick Square Mall) and Eggers Street (CVS) will begin tonight.  Work will take place mostly at night. One lane in each direction will always be open to traffic.  Expect some delays for the next two weeks. The ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —On Monday, August 13, 2018, the Township of East Brunswick formally posted notice of their search for redevelopers to improve and repurpose the blighted 18 Center Shopping Center, the outdated Loehmann's Plaza, and the surrounding areas. These areas represent some of the best ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The charge stemming from a June domestic violence incident has been dismissed against former state assemblyman Arthur Barclay. Barclay, dressed in black suit and white shirt with no tie, appeared before Judge Krisden McCrink in Camden City Municipal Court on Friday morning. Barclay ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City leaders Tuesday approved a contract to build a new park at a cost of more than $882,000, an amount previously seen as above the estimated price tag for the project. Council members approved a $882,756.25 contract with A-Tech Concrete Company of Edison to construct a park ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City leaders Tuesday approved a contract to build a new park at a cost of more than $882,000, an amount previously seen as above the estimated price tag for the project. Council members approved a $882,756.25 contract with A-Tech Concrete Company of Edison to construct a park ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City council members Wednesday passed an ordinance purchase electricity on a city-wide basis and to require that the power come from renewable energy sources. The ordinance, which establishes an "energy aggregation program" to buy electricity in bulk for all residential ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps. "I'm really excited how ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps. "I'm really excited how ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua. What worried him more than ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In June, Steven Zarecki, head of both the city Engineering Department and Public Works Department, retired after 31 years and 10 months of working for New Brunswick. Now, less than two months later, the city plans to combine those two departments that have overlapping ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials are one step closer to purchasing electricity in bulk for all residential property owners, and to requiring that the energy eventually come entirely from environmentally-friendly renewable sources. Council members last week passed an ordinance on first reading ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The intersection of East Main Street and Grove Street where a fatal accident occurred early Tuesday morning  in front of the Somerset Hotel should be closed to traffic and transformed into a pedestrian mall, according to Councilman Dennis Sullivan. Christine McConnachie, a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nobody likes to admit his or her own prejudices.They especially do not like to discuss them at an open forum.  However, East Brunswick's Human Relations Council created a welcoming environment in which local residents could do just that - face up to what's going on in our own ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The owner of a popular downtown restaurant frequented by college students and workers in the city now plans build a new home for the business a couple blocks away and wants to renovate another building to rent out for another restaurant operation. Celel Bodur, owner of Efes ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Cohen will inaugurate a new series of community events called "Conversation and Coffee" -- with the inaugural event, a discussion on "Biases and Stereotypes in our Town," scheduled for July 24 at 7pm at the Community Arts Center, Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. This ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - Following in the steps of growing number of municipalities, New Brunswick now proposes to buy electricity in bulk to get a low rate for all households, and to seek an supplier that will employ environmentally-friend renewable energy sources. "The city is moving forward on a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Days after federal authorities blasted Middlesex County for releasing undocumented immigrants from the county jail, residents praised the freeholder board for taking a stand against what they called illegal efforts to detain people. "Middlesex County is simply upholding the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -Nearly 600 residents of East Brunswick and Spotswood turned out for the East Brunswick Zoning Board meeting on Monday to have their questions answered regarding the proposed development at the intersection of Summerhill Road and Old Stage Road.  Seats filled quickly 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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a state straining under high property taxes, the average residential property tax bite in the city has dropped $700 following a revaluation, but the news was not good for everybody. Taxes for residences went from an average of $6,870 per property in 2016 to $6,164 in 2017, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Still waiting for your second quarter water bill from the city? Apparently, water bills have been lost in the mail. The City’s Water Department made its regular mail delivery of second quarter water bills on April 13 to the U.S. Postal Service’s Distribution Center on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – A long-time city hall employee with more than 20 years in the municipal government is now in charge of the Department of Social Services. Mayor James Cahill picked Melanie Ford to be the next director of the department, succeeding former director David Blevins who retired late ...

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