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Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Storm Watch in Effect with Cancellations Mounting

January 18, 2019

WARREN, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency effective at noon on Saturday. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, predicting "total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch possible."

The storm watch from the NWS also ...

State of Emergency Cancels Watchung Hills Sports

 

WARREN, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency effective at noon on Saturday. 

 

Due to the State of Emergency, the following Watchung Hills games are now cancelled: boys freshmen basketball at GL, boys and girls swimming at Montgomery and Wrestling tri match at home. Check with coaches for practice times. 

 

The National Weather ...

Watchung Borough Swears in New Mayor, Council Members and Board of Ed, Reorganizes and Acknowledges Years of Service

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Borough of Watchung has a new Mayor and two new council members for 2019, and for the first time in a very long time, three Democrats will be sitting on the dais.

 

Newly elected mayor Keith Balla, and council members Lindsay Goodloe and Daryl Eisenberg- Knegten, were sworn in to the Borough Council and the Reverend Barbara Peters delivered the invocation and ...

Somerset County Freeholder Board Swears in First Democrats Since 1982

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - For the first time since 1982, Democrats were sworn in to the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders during the Jan. 4 reorganization meeting at the Somerville Historic Courthouse.

Former Franklin Township Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson and former Somerset Hills Schools District board of education member Sara Sooy, of Bernardsville, were sworn in to their first ...

North Plainfield Mayor Giordano Delivers the State of the Borough Address

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - After swearing in Borough Council members Larry Laronde, Everett Merrill, Wendy Wright-Schaefer and Doug Singleterry on Tuesday, Mayor Michael Giordano delivered the State of the Borough Address. 

 

Giordano highlighted new businesses, the police department, fire department and EMS, recreation department, public works, public outreach, and ...

North Plainfield Swears in Council, Elects President and Vice President

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- Welcome to 2019. Council members Larry Laronde, Everett Merrill, Wendy Wright-Schaefer and Doug Singleterry were sworn in  to the Borough Council by Mayor Michael Giordano on Tuesday. Skip Stabile was elected Council President and Merrill was  elected as Council Vice President. As the New Year dawns, no one can go back in ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

Borough Issues Flood Watch in North Plainfield

 

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough of North Plainfield has issued a flood watch for those areas that are prone to flooding. The Green Brook at Rock Avenue and Clinton Avenue are nearing flood stage and the area is expected to receive another heavy band of rain in the next few hours. This means homes that are located in these areas can expect to see water in yards and roadways. Monitor ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

New Rules Limit What Local Police May Ask; Cooperation with ICE Also Curtailed

NEW JERSEY — Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of voluntary assistance that police may provide to federal civil immigration ...

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Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 11, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...