Government

December 24, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – T.K. Shamy’s voice cracked with emotion as he read into the minutes of the Dec. 18 City Council meeting Resolution R-12193 detailing the life and times of William J. Hamilton Jr. This was much more than a document listing the many accomplishments and contributions made by the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ - Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz was among 150 or so protesters at a rally at New Brunswick City Hall showing their support for President Donald Trump's impeachment.  They brandished signs and chanted slogans as part of the nationwide "Nobody is Above the Law" protests. It ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - You've heard of Elf on a Shelf. How about a Sidekick in New Brunswick? One of Santa's not-so-little helpers took its place on Monday atop 37 Easton Ave., where he can watch the city get into the holiday spirit. The Saxum Elf is nearly 12 feet tall. The real estate company ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The city’s Rent Control Board is replenishing its ranks after three members recently tendered their resignations and the November meeting was canceled for lack of a quorum. The City Council passed a resolution at Wednesday’s meeting appointing Derrick Braxton as a tenant ...

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WASHINGTON  — The House of Representatives today passed Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.’s bill, the Pallone-ThuneTRACED Act, by an overwhelming vote of 417-3.  The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act was announced as part of a bipartisan, bicameral agreement by the House and Senate last month, which reconciled the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin  will participate in a forum discussion today at Abundant Life Church (Fellowship Hall) at 78 Neilson St. on ways to improve reentry practices. They will be joining with former Gov. Jim McGreevey as well ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. is traveling some 3,500 miles to fight for the environment. Pallone (NJ-06), who has offices on Church Street in New Brunswick, is joining a congressional delegation led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Madrid for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Frank Flakes or Pallone Puffs - which has a better ring? Cereal wasn't on the menu but it was on everyone's mind Friday afternoon when Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. was presented with a Wheaties box adorned with his smiling face. The Science Coalition Champion of Science Award ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  — Residents and visitors can help fund services to the homeless and those in need through the city's new Make It Count meter donation program. The direct transaction-based donation service utilizes specially designated parking style meters to accept monetary donations in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two city officials have recently been recognized for their work in the community. John Anderson, the president of the City Council, was awarded the Central Jersey Spinal Cord Association John J. Hoagland Friendship Award at the 33rd annual Vito Racine Spinal Cord Research ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy told an audience of statewide leaders attending the first Hispanic State Resource Fair that there is a lot riding on the 2020 census for the state in general and for the Hispanic community in particular. "The 2020 census process is probably more important to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy told a room of 300 community advocates that he will continue to push his agenda for what he has called “tax fairness” to help fund social programs such as New Jersey Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Murphy made the comments during a ceremony in which he was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - William J. Hamilton Jr., who served in the State Assembly and the State Senate before a failed bid for governor in 1981, has died. He was 86. Hamilton served six years in the Assembly and four years in the Senate. He served as the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In the first-ever quantitative study of disability among American politicians, Rutgers University researchers have found that about 10.3% of elected officials serving in federal, state and local government - a total of nearly 3,800 people - have disabilities. That is more ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. announced today he is calling for the impeachment of President Trump, who is facing intense scrutiny stemming from a July phone call in which he is said to have pressed the leader of Ukraine about investigating former vice president Joe Biden and his ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way was at Middlesex County College in Edison on Constitution Day – Sept. 17 – for Mobilize MCC, an event to encourage students to register to vote and participate in the 2020 Census. The rally included a visit from the Passaic County ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Working families and those in need across New Jersey will see increases to support in paying for child care and cash assistance. The Murphy administration announced Thursday boosts to two key areas to assist families and individuals: a 20 percent rise in WorkFirst NJ cash ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three cooling centers are available in the city for residents to utilize during today's heat. The New Brunswick Free Public Library at 60 Livingston Ave. will be open until 9 p.m. The New Brunswick Senior Citizen Resource Center at 81 Huntington St. will be open until 4 ...

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EDISON, NJ - Craig Coughlin, speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, received the Paige D. L’Hommedieu Award from Middlesex County College at its Fall Convocation on Aug. 26. Coughlin, who reprsents the 19th District covering Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy and Woodbridge, was ...

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EDISON , NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06) stopped at JFK Medical Center to call for updates to automobiles that will prevent heatstroke deaths. Since 1990, more than 900 children nationally have died from heatstroke in hot cars and 26 have already died this year, according to a press ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The soothing sounds of Bert Baron's voice still echo in the ears - and hearts - of longtime listeners of WCTC-AM. "The Voice of Central Jersey," says he is settling in nicely in his new gig: Public Information Officer for New Brunswick. In fact, Baron's 20-year career on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A community activist and the City Council have taken steps to reconcile after the governing body banned food service from a recent cultural event she had organized. After the council emerged from executive session during Wednesday's meeting, President John Anderson told ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The City Council is hiring a firm that specializes in intellectual properties to help trademark its new logo. The council voted at Wednesday night's meeting to adopt a resolution to authorize a service agreement with Gibson & Dernier for an amount not to exceed ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - New Brunswick Animal Control may now be contacted via the city's ReportIt app.  Reportit is a free app that allows users to send non-emergency reports directly to city officials regarding things they see around town. It is free, simple to use, supports multiple languages and is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city will receive $125,000 as part of the Neighborhood Preservation Program grant, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver announced today. New Brunswick was one 20 municipalities statewide selected for the grant. In all, about $2.5 million in Neighborhood Preservation Program ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Brunswick has officially changed the name of Commerical Avenue to Paul Robeson to celebrate one of its most famous native sons. It might be several more months, however, before the signs on Route 18 reflect the name change. Mairin Bellack, the New Jersey Department of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Bert Baron - the voice of Central New Jersey - will now be the voice of New Brunswick. The well-known WCTC-AM talk show host will join the Mayor’s Office on July 29 to assist with public information matters. Baron, who was enshrined in the New Jersey Broadcasters ...

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