Government

November 16, 2018

Editor's Note: This is the second article in a three-part series on Easton Avenue safety and traffic patterns.  SOMERSET, NJ - Last month, TAPinto Franklin Township covered the proposal of the Franklin Township Council’s Ordinance 4255-18, which prohibits left turns from Walnut Avenue, Culver ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways. The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mention possible noise ordinance violations is any college town such as New Brunswick and people would probably think of rowdy student parties. Yet each month city council members are asked to approve requests for relaxing the noise ordinance, not for late night college kids, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For anybody who has searched for parking space, the city will tell you that there are 10,000 of them, in lots, parking garages and on the streets of New Brunswick. "We provide a service to over one million patrons annually who use our parking facilities," Mitchell Karon, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a phased approach to creating a sustainable, contemporary community, Mayor Brad Cohen and the Township of East Brunswick dedicated the newly-completed bike paths in locations that allow residents to safer and easier access to schools, parks, and houses of worship.  Cohen ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - How are city tax dollars being spent? Last week's city council meeting provided examples of some of the expenditures. Council members approved the payment of $463,212.50 to purchase about 2,000 meters and accessories. It is part of the city years-long effort to replace ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It took more than a year, with city officials issuing a summons, forcing a homeowner into municipal court, then finally paying nearly $6,000 for a private company to remove stacks of old newspapers, piles of plastic bags, abandoned vehicles and more from in and around the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Celnira Codero and her neighbors on Redmond Avenue saw it daily. People were coming day and night to two abandoned houses across the street from her home, leaving residents fearful of illegal goings-on. The "empty" houses were down the block from a school, and in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - James Cahill was easily elected to an eighth term as the city's mayor, topping activist and frequent critic Charles Kratovil, editor of a local activist newspaper, New Brunswick Today. Cahill, who has been mayor since 1991, received 4,995 votes to Kratovil's 1,480, according ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  About 150 East Brunswick residents and friends joined hearts together on Monday night to pledge their commitment to unity, love and kindness in the second Annual Unity Walk.  The event was sponsored by by the East Brunswick Human Relations Council as part of the group's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - There are now two proposals for improvements to Feaster and Pittman parks which sit on opposite sides of Handy Street Avenue. Both plans contain many of the same features, and both plans can be changed to accommodate what residents say they want. "The real point of this is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Voters will be able to get vote-by-mail applications later on Tuesday night and on Saturday because of extended hours at the Middlesex County Clerk's Office. The office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the county ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Workers representing several labor union advocacy groups joined with the mayors of New Brunswick and Perth Amboy today in urging state legislators to increase the minimum in New Jersey to $15 an hour. "It's time for New Jersey to raise the minimum wage to a just wage," said ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.” Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders expect to borrow $7.6 million to purchase 700 voting machines and a helicopter for pesticide spraying,  "These new voting machines will be ready for the 2019 primary election and provide a considerable cost savings to the county," Freeholder ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dainelle Moore had been persistent. Every month the city resident comes before the council members to tell them of problems and issues facing the people who call New Brunswick home. Repeatedly Moore has asked the city to increase pay for school crossing guards. This time, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - City residents are getting one more chance Tuesday to describe the improvements they want to see in Feaster and Pittman parks. The meeting at 6 p.m. at the Unity Square Community Center, 81 Remsen Ave., is open to the public. Representatives of the city will explain plans ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - Four years ago, New Brunswick's elected officials, responding to complaints from two local groups, passed a local law forcing local businesses to cough up the unpaid wages owed their employees. Since then city has helped recoup thousands of dollars workers were not paid in what ...

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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  - 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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