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Green Brook Flood Commission Service Remembering 1973 Flood Victims Set for Aug. 5

July 26, 2017

GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Flood Control Commission (GBFCC) will hold its annual memorial service at 9:30 a.m., at Miller Park, 111 Greenbrook Road on Saturday, Aug. 5.  Miller Park is located behind the Green Brook Municipal Building.  Due to ongoing flood project construction in Middlesex Borough, the ceremony has been ...

Freeholders Honor Police Officers Who Rescued Boy Struck By Train

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two city police officers who rescued a 13-year-old boy struck by a freight train were honored Thursday night by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Elizabeth Police Officers Eric Santiago Gora and Luciano Nicolas Porto responded to Franklin Street on May 11 to find the boy going into shock with an amputated leg.

“We have to also acknowledge that there are ...

Plan to Save 'Legend of Watchung' Mural is Launched

WATCHUNG, NJ - Saving the "Legend of Watchung" mural has taken on a sense of urgency since the timeline for the closing and demolition of the Sears store on Route 22 has been moved up. The Borough Council approved a plan of attack at the last meeting.

The Sears department store is set to close in September and demolition is expected in October. The Historical Committee has been ...

North Plainfield Parks and Recreation Purchase Jr. Canucks

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Department of Parks and Recreation for the Borough of North Plainfield announced the purchase of the Jr. Canucks football and cheerleading program today, July 21.

The 2017 season is just around the corner and Terrence Roselle, former President of the Jr, Canucks and Business Administrator Efrem Mccrimmon  will be staying on for the upcoming ...

Watchung Hills Ultimate Teams Receive Recognition from Warren Township Committee

WARREN, NJ  - The Watchung Hills Regional High School boys and girls  Ultimate Frisbee teams, and their coach Ken Karnas, were recognized at the last meeting of the Warren Township Committee. 

Both teams are nationally ranked at No. 22 (girls) and No. 23 (boys), and in addition both teams received the 2017 spirit awards. 

Committeeman George Lazo introduced the ...

Fighter Jet and Coast Guard Helicopter Respond to Somerset Hills Airspace Heard Over Warren

BEDMINSTER NJ - An errant aircraft over Bedminster drew a military response, according to law enforcement reports.

A single engine Cessna entered restricted airspace over the Trump National Golf Course, triggering a response from a fighter jet and a Coast Guard helicopter on Saturday.  The pilot of the aircraft allegedly failed to acknowledge commands to indentify themselves and to ...

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Urges State Legislature to Solve Affordable Housing Issues

TRENTON, NJ – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) is calling for a special state legislature session to solve the issues in communities that are caused by affordable housing laws.

In January, the state Supreme Court ruled that municipalities must include affordable housing. If the municipality is not meeting the affordable housing quota, it can be sued by builders for the ...

Understanding the Change In NJ Fireworks Law

WARREN, NJ - Only New Jersey, Delaware and Massachusetts were among the holdouts for banning the sale and use of all consumer fireworks. However, a recent change in the law has made a handful of fireworks legal in the Garden State.

New Jersey now joins Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Vermont as states that allow only the sale and use of sparkler and novelty fireworks.

According to the New Jersey ...

NJ Government Shutdown: Local Lawmakers Critical of Christie

TRENTON, NJ - Day Two of the shutdown of New Jersey's government continued Sunday after legislators failed to find a compromise on the 2018 state budget during an emergency meeting at the Statehouse Saturday.

Members of the state Assembly and Senate are not expected to meet again until Monday afternoon, ensuring the shutdown of New Jersey's state beaches, parks and other ...

Kicking Off Patriotic USA Birthday Bash; Fireworks Light up the Sky All Week Long

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will celebrate America's Independence Day a few days early with a fireworks display at dusk on Saturday, July 1 at Auten Road Intermediate School field, with more fireworks displays in surrounding towns scheduled over the next week.

New Brunswick and Highland Park will host a fireworks display over the Raritan River on Sunday, July 2 at Boyd Park along Route ...

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Assembly Leader: Legislators Should be Fined $1,000 for State Shutdown

July 15, 2017

TRENTON, N. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said Friday he supports legislation to retroactively pay state employees furloughed during the recent three-day state government shutdown, but adds that legislators’ salary should be reduced $1,000 this year.

“State workers were furloughed through no fault of their own. They were willing to work. They deserve to ...