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Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 18, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

New Providence American Legion Observes Flag Day with Ceremony to Retire American Flags

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  New Providence American Legion Post 433 held its Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day, June 14 at the Legion Hall, 357 Elkwood Avenue.

American flags which have become faded, frayed, soiled or otherwise unserviceable were retired by destroying with full respect and honor. These rites include burning on an appropriate pyre. 

Since 1946, American ...

Council Discusses Road Issues, Old Borough Hall Lease in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council discussed traffic safety issues and the ongoing infrastructure projects affecting residents this summer at its Monday, June 12 meeting. The council also pondered whether to sell or lease the old borough hall.

Many Mountain Avenue residents showed up at the May council meeting to alert the council about their concerns regarding the traffic in their ...

Pet Store Owners Urge Council to Rethink Before Banning Pet Sales

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – In May the Borough Council heard a plea to ban pet stores from the selling of puppies and kittens.  At the Monday, June 12 meeting a couple of pet store owners approached the council and provided council members with the other side of the issue.

Jeffrey Morton, President of Shake A Paw Pet stores as well as the owner of the Shake A Paw Center for Rescue and ...

Theresa Gazaway Appointed to Captain; Two New Officers Joining the Police Department

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council unanimously approved a resolution to appoint Theresa Gazaway to Captain in the New Providence Police Department at its Monday, June 12 meeting. The council also approved two resolutions to add two new police officers to the ranks.

Hector Christian Cely-Gomez and Andrew Lynch were both unanimously appointed as probationary patrolmen.

Gazaway ...

Lance States Why He Supports Repeal of Dodd-Frank

 WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) supported the Financial Choice Act which repeals the Dodd-Frank Law that created bank bail outs with taxpayer money and imposed regulations that contributed to the closing of forty-two New Jersey community banks.

“The Dodd-Frank Law is an example of over-regulation costing jobs.  Forty-two community banks in New ...

Gov. Christie Says Comey Statement Does Not Point To Obstruction Of Justice From President Trump

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie said that he doesn’t see evidence of President Donald Trump obstructing justice through the statements of former FBI Director James Comey.

When asked during a transportation presentation at a South Brunswick car dealership if Comey’s released statements about President Trump asking the former FBI director to ...

Mickey Allocco Way Is Unveiled and Engine 2 is Christened in a Wetdown at the New Providence Fire Department

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - This past Saturday a crowd of over 650 residents gathered in New Providence to see the wetdown of a new fire engine at the New Providence Firehouse.

Jim Swanton, the deputy chief of the New Providence Firehouse, explained, “A wetdown is a celebration of the community and fellow firefighters of the arrival of a new vehicle, it’s kind of a ...

Katherine Ge Wins Congressional Art Contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) earlier this month honored Katherine Ge, of New Providence for winning the Congressional Art Contest.  Ge’s award winning work, “Abandoned House,” was recognized in a special ceremony on the Merk campus in Kenilworth.  The acrylic painting has been sent to Washington. D.C. to be showcased in the annual Nationwide ...

Watchung Opposes Mixed-Use Development on Connell Property

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Citing traffic issues and worries about sewer capacity, the township was put on notice last week that Watchung objects to the rezoning of the Connell Property to allow a mixed-use residential development with an affordable housing component.

Attorney Steven Warner, a partner with Ventura, Miesowitz, Keough & Warner, let the council know of the borough's ...

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Lance and Pascrell Work to Save Local Tax Deduction

June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) today released a bipartisan letter co-signed by 68 colleagues asking Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin to preserve the federal deduction for state and local taxes in any plan to reform the tax code.  The Administration’s draft plan released earlier this year eliminated the deduction, ...