Government

July 4, 2020

GREEN BROOK, NJ - Arthur Lewis Park will open to the public on Friday, July 10. Park hours will be from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and at this time the playgrounds, fitness court, basketball court, beach volleyball court, handball court and pavilion will be open.  The splash pad opening is ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Feed To Give presented a check for $1280.33 to the Watchung Community Foundation on Wednesday, June 24. This donation was a result of the two successful fundraisers held at Valley View Middle School on May 6 and June 10 when the Borough of Watchung partnered with FEED TO GIVE and the ...

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WARREN, NJ - 2020 Summer Camp season will not be held in Warren and Watchung this year. In Warren the Recreation Commission said: Governor Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health have issued guidelines for Youth Camps, which we have reviewed. After careful ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Mayor Keith Balla and the Borough Council will discuss formulating a  plan to address diversity, equality, inclusion, and justice at the next meeting of the Borough Council. “I’ve given a great deal of thought to measures we can take in our borough that could make a real ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Chants of “ No Justice, No Peace” were heard on Somerset Street where a large crowd gathered for a peaceful rally at 2 pm on Saturday. Congressman Tom Malinowski was among the speakers. He praised the organizers and called for everyone to hold him accountable AND make sure ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Need a mask? North Plainfield is holding a mask event on June 1. The event will be held from 11am- 1 pm at the North Plainfield Middle School located at 34 Wilson Ave. (see attached flyers in English and Espanol)      

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WATCHING, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Watchung adopted a resolution at a special meeting Monday extending the due date for the second quarter taxes to June 1, 2020.  Tax payments can be made online, by mail, or dropped in the deposit slot outside ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - MAKE SOME NOISE! Mayor Mike Giordano and the North Plainfield Recreation Department invite you to MAKE SOME NOISE every evening from 7:00 pm to 7:05 pm, as North Plainfield joins the rest of the world in celebrating and appreciating ALL of our heroes helping us through the ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee voted unanimously on Thursday, April 16, to introduce an ordinance to save a 20.3 acre lot Warren farm.   “It gives me great pleasure to report that we saved a farm in Warren from development,” said Warren Mayor Mick Marion to TAPinto Warren.  “We ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Borough of Watchung Mayor Keith Balla and the Borough Council communicated the following on Tuesday regarding a Watchung help line and volunteer information: "As we navigate the COVID-19 challenges, Watchung Borough’s Mayor, Council, and employees have been hard at work to ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield Mayor Michael Giordano provided the following  Easter/Passover message to the Borough on Thursday: I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in North Plainfield a Happy Easter/Passover holiday.  In these unusual times may everyone be comforted ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough Mayor Keith Balla on Tuesday confirmed the death of the Borough's first COVID-19 victim.   "With a heavy heart , I am sharing that COVID 19-related complications have claimed the first life of a Watchung Borough resident.  Health Officer Kevin ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Borough of Watchung has announced special meetings of the Mayor and Council in April to provide updates to the council and members of the public on the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Watchung will conduct special meetings for the sole purpose of ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough is urging residents and community members to follow safe social distancing guidelines and is discouraging walking around the Borough's two lakes.  Borough Councilman Ronald Jubin, who is a virologist and is the Borough Council liaison to the Board of ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Michael Giordano and the North Plainfield Office of Emergency Management provided the following update on Saturday: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has now become widespread in the state of New Jersey and we ask you to please direct your attention to our ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Green Brook Health Officer, Kevin Sumner, has confirmed on Friday  the first fatality related to COVID-19 in Green Brook. “Today I received the call that I had hoped I would never get. The call that someone from Green Brook, one of our own, had passed away due to COVID-19 ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Mayor Patrick Boccio and Health Officer Kevin Sumner recorded a video message update on April 1: https://youtu.be/LI3L7I55j1o  

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Green Brook Mayor Patrick Boccio provided the following update on Monday: Dear Fellow Green Brook Residents, I first want to extend my deepest best wishes to each and every resident during this trying time. I pray for everyone’s health and welfare. To be sure, these are ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Mayor Keith Balla provided the following update regarding the rapidly evolving public health emergency: Over the past 7 days the situation with coordination and responses to the COVID- 19 has been fast paced and fluid every day. Because of the uncertainty of the ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Recycling is back! Somerset County will resume curbside pickup on Thursday. The county said, "Out of an overabundance of caution, curbside recycling pickups were temporarily postponed while the county evaluated coronavirus safety precautions for all concerned, including ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -  The Borough of Watchung has declared a State of Emergency. In addition, the SEPAG Resource Fair on March 19, 2020 has been cancelled, and the Watchung Family Walk April 18, 2020 is Postponed / To Be Rescheduled Curbside Recycling Cancelled Effective immediately, Somerset County ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ -  The Township of Green Brook has been declared and designated a disaster/emergency area effective immediately according to Green Brook Mayor Patrick N. Boccio  and  Francis J. Gaffney Emergency Management Coordinator.  The  following regulations shall be operative within the ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County is implementing the following changes, effective Wednesday, Mar. 18 in an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.  All scheduled programs will be canceled through April 10, including the 5K Race to Wellness, Pysanky Egg Painting and ...

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The Borough of North Plainfield has declared a state of emergency. This state of emergency is in line with the State of New Jersey.  Starting 8 PM this evening all restaurants and bars will close until further notice. Restaurants may open daily for pick-up and delivery of food only. A curfew is in ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee, Superintendents of Warren Township and Watchung Hills schools, and Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission President and Warren Township Health Officer Kevin Sumner discussed the local response to the coronavirus pandemic at the last meeting of the Warren ...

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WARREN/WATCHUNG, NJ - Warren Township and Watchung Borough both unanimously passed proclamations at their last meetings recognizing the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.   On February 9, 1920, New Jersey voted to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment. By August of 1920, 36 ...

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WARREN, NJ - The last Warren Township Committee Meeting was packed with a sea of blue - Pop Warner blue.  ( video here) The Pop Warner National Champion Cheer & Dance  teams and the JV football team that made the trip to the Pop Warner championships in Disney were recognized by township ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Mayor Keith Balla, the borough's bond counsel, and the borough’s financial advisor will hold a Town Hall meeting on Monday to discuss the financing of a new library and community space.   Some topics to be covered are the New Jersey library grant process, private ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - A bond ordinance was introduced at the last meeting of the Watchung Borough Council providing for the construction and equipping of a new library appropriating $6,200,000 and authorizing the issuance of $5,900,000 bonds or notes.  Watchung Mayor Keith Balla explained.(See video ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Borough Council accepted a letter of resignation at its last meeting of Watchung Borough clerk Michelle DeRocco. DeRocco is retiring effective May 1 after serving more than 16 years as Watchung Borough’s Clerk. All on the council wished her well.( see video ...

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