Government

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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -In the spring of 2019 freeholder meetings will start to be streamed online according to local resident, Freeholder Deputy Director Brian D. Levine. According to a release, Somerset County will continue developing videos about county services and amenities in 2019, including ...

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WARREN, NJ – Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) students in Freshman World History Classes had the added benefit of having their lesson titled, “United Against Hate,” guest-taught by New Jersey State Sen. Tom Kean Jr, former Somerset County Sheriff’s Department Chief and K-9 Unit officer ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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WARREN, NJ – Superior Court Judge Thomas Miller has decided Warren Township ’s affordable housing settlement agreement is both fair and suitable. He issued his opinion in a 30-page document dated Dec. 10. Berkeley Heights' Bond Counsel Matt Jessup, who is acting on behalf of Berkeley Heights in ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.  In addition to all flags being flown at half staff, there will be closures in both the government and the private ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Despite the rain, the 28th Annual Tree of Lights once again lit up the Village Green on Saturday, Dec. 1. This year’s Tree of Lights was dedicated to Sean Michael Whelan, former Watchung chief of police, who  passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home in Bernardsville, ...

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Watch "November 11, 2018 Veteran's Day Ceremony" on Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/302127937?ref=em-v-share

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee will host New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-3) at a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 30 at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St. from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sweeney will discuss his proposals to fix New Jersey’s ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Borough of North Plainfield officially kicked off the 2018 holiday season on Sunday, Nov. 25 with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the tree at the Vermeule Community Center. The annual holiday event is sponsored by North Plainfield Parks & Recreation ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Tuesday night more than 30 people chatted in the audience for almost an hour as they waited for council members to return from an unexpected Executive Session that was announced immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance. The topic of the session was an update on an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher has announced the winners, including one each from Green Brook an Warren, of the History Traveler Contest. The contest was a drawing held for visitors who had attended Somerset County’s 13th annual Weekend Journey through the Past. “Congratulations to ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Borough of Watchung has announced that a deer management program will begin on Nov. 26, 2018 and will continue until Feb. 1, 2019.  The deer management program will be conducted as follows: 1.  Week of November 26 2.  Week of December 3 3.  Week of December 10 4.  ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm. The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Thank you Watchung. Together, we can make positive change, newly elected Watchung Borough Council members Lindsay Goodloe and Daryl Eisenberg Knegten said. An open meeting for the Watchung Democrats will be held on Monday,  Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Watchung ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick. "We ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over 1,000 people gathered at the Morristown Green on Thursday November 8 to demand accountability and transparency from the Trump administration. To show that nobody is above the law, people held signs reading "Resist", "Defend Democracy" and "Protect Mueller"  in an attempt to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Democratic candidate Tom Malinowski chose Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights to gather his supporters to await the results of the close race for the New Jersey's 7th Congressional District seat he won against five term Republican incumbent Congressman Leonard ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Unofficial results are in.  Democrats swept the five available seats for four four-year terms in the council race in North Plainfield on Tuesday. Results are:  Wendy Schaefer (D)3,669 Lawrence LaRonde (D)3,629 Douglas Singleterry (D)3,578 Everett Merrill ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Unofficial results are in.  Republicans Patrick Boccio and James VanArdsdale were elected to the Green Brook Township Committee on Tuesday. The Green Brook Township School Board election results for three three-year terms are: Lisa Couch 1,058 Jean-Louis ...

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