Government

August 3, 2018

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. 4. Miller Park is located behind the Green Brook Municipal Building.  Due to ongoing flood project construction in Middlesex ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ  – In a repeat of the Watchung Borough Council’s  action on April 19,  the council voted Thursday night  to not renovate the existing Watchung Library building or build a new library, however, a comment from a resident during the public commentary portion of the meeting gave hope ...

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WARREN, NJ – Jersey Central Power & Light has filed a four-year infrastructure plan with the state Board of Public Utilities aimed at enhancing the reliability and resiliency of its distribution system against severe weather and reducing the frequency and duration of power outages. The ...

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PEARL HARBOR, HI -  A 2012 Watchung Hills Regional High School graduate and Warren, New Jersey, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).  Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Vesper is an aviation ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County will fly its flags at half-staff July 12 in memory of Grace A. Gurisic, who served as the county’s first woman freeholder more than half a century ago. Gurisic passed away June 9; she was 84. Funeral services will be held 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, from the ...

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WARREN, NJ - As the community celebrated Independence Day, USA.gov and the Department of Veterans Affairs shared some helpful guidelines for showing respect to the symbol of the nation. Check out this helpful information before you fly the stars and stripes. Traditional guidelines call for ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Montgomery Township officials, are fighting a proposed two-week closure of Route 206 for the reconstruction of the bridge over Crusers Brook, which is located near the Montgomery Township Municipal Complex. The New Jersey ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough Council Meetings are now being recorded for online viewing. Meetings will be recorded and uploaded to the borough website. The last meeting, on Thursday, June 21, was the first to be recorded and available on video. For agendas and to view council meetings, go ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Township of Green Brook and Green Brook Police Department announced the appointment of a new Chief of Police, staff promotions and the hiring of a new officer on Monday.   During the Township Committee Meeting on June 18, a swearing-in ceremony was performed by Mayor ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.  Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - State Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, (R-21) will hold a town hall meeting in Watchung Borough to discuss  state affordable housing policy with Watchung residents on Tuesday, June 5. “The borough is grateful for this opportunity to let Assemblyman Bramnick hear our voices, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Stay home.  All Schools are closed on Thursday, March 8, 2018. At the request of the Warren Township Police Department, all residents are urged to refrain from any non-emergency travel in the Township.There will be a warming station set up for any stranded motorists at the Warren ...

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CROZET, VA – New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7th, was uninjured in the crash of an Amtrak train on its way to a GOP retreat in West Virginia Wednesday, one day after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. Lance tweeted his spokesman, John Byers, immediately following the collision ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - A Franklin Park man was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials earlier today while walking his daughter to school.  “This happened simultaneously to three people this morning, “ Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale said to TAPinto Franklin Township via phone.

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - Officer Lawrence Goldstein has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant of Police, Green Brook Police Department announced. During the Green Brook Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, Mayor Patrick Boccio performed a swearing-in ceremony for Sergeant Goldstein, a nineteen-year ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Flood Advisory for our area.    Torrential rainfall is occurring, which may cause localized flooding, according to the service.   The National Weather Service advises drivers, “Do not drive your vehicle ...

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WARREN, NJ - School is now closed on Wednesday. Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Watchung Hills Regional High School have all made the call to close Wednesday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions. All after-school and evening activities are canceled. Due to ...

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WARREN, NJ - Be prepared for calls from school.  Some cancellations and postponements have been announced in anticipation of a winter snow storm that is expected to hit the area on Tuesday evening.   Snow is predicted to start falling late Tuesday afternoon and could last into Wednesday ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Watchung Hills Regional High School have all made the call to have a delayed opening Friday, due to inclement weather and poor road conditions.  North Plainfield Schools also have a delayed opening. All schools will open at 10 ...

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WARREN, NJ - Weather conditions have closed some more roads as a blizzard is hitting our area and conditions are deteriorating. The Watchung Hills Board of Education meeting has been cancelled. The Watchung Boro council reorganization meeting scheduled for Jan 4 is postponed until noon Sat Jan. 6 ...

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WARREN, NJ - Weather conditions have closed some roads in the area and necessitated other closures and delays as a blizzard is hitting our area. Hillcrest Road, Washington Avenue and Warrenville Road are closed due to weather conditions until further notice, police advised. A blizzard warning ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township, Green Brook, Long Hill, Watchung, and Watchung Hills Regional High School have all made the call to cancel school and all after school activities on Thursday, Jan. 4. The Watchung Hills Board of Education meeting will be held as scheduled at  7 p.m.  All 10 ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - A winter storm warning is in effect for our area and most of New Jersey and parts of New York and Connecticut, the National Weather Service advised on Wednesday.  Snow is expected to start late Wednesday evening and continue on Thursday. Projected snow totals are variable ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy will attend the Jan. 5 Somerset County Freeholders reorganization meeting for the ceremonial swearing-in of Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 in the historic Somerset County Courthouse, 35 East ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Department of Public Works will be picking up your discarded trees at the curb through the end of January.   All ornaments, lights, tinsel, and any other decorations must be removed from the trees prior to placing them at the curb. DO NOT place your ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ -  From accolades to saying goodbye to friends and continuing to search for the missing, as we close the chapter on 2017, take a look back at the top stories of the year: Five Alarm Fire at Villa Maria in North ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office recently collected toys on behalf of the ninth annual “Toys for Tots” campaign.  “I am overjoyed by the response of our county residents, workers and businesses that opened their hearts to support this year’s “Toys for Tots” collection,” said ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Planning Board has adopted an updated Housing Element of the Somerset County Master Plan that supersedes the original contained in the 1987 master plan. “The plan focuses attention on the importance of preserving and rehabilitating existing housing stock ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ -  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order No. 237 on Wednesday directing the Director of the Division of Local Government to notify municipalities to accept payments for 2018 property taxes in calendar year 2017 and require them to credit those payments as ...

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