Government

July 12, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Mayor seeks resumes from residents and friends of Watchung with demonstrated expertise for the following volunteer positions to assist and advise the Mayor and Council for the planning and construction of the facility over the next 24 months: Library Committee ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A long-standing partnership between Somerset County and the Borough of Somerville has helped pave the way for a new Transit Oriented Development project next to the Somerville Train Station. NJ TRANSIT announced the project on July 1. “We congratulate the borough on the ...

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WARREN, NJ - Rick de Pinho announced that he is running as an Independent candidate for Township Committee. de Pinho says that he chose July 4th, Independence Day,  to announce that he will be on the ballot this fall running for Township Committee as an Independent. “I am grateful to the ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission invites all to attend the popular annual July 4 fireworks display, scheduled to be held at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, at North Branch Park on Milltown Road in Bridgewater. Admission is free to July 4th celebration, to feature ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed Jake's Law and moved New Jersey ahead with the most progressive medical cannabis law in the country, according to lawmakers.  "After holding several hearings around the state to build a partnership with the people, Jake’s Law, the most progressive ...

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NEW JERSEY - Independence Day is on a Thursday this year and July 4 is a federal holiday, meaning all banks, government offices, the stock exchange and the United States Postal Service are closed. The Jersey Shore is of course open and hopeful for a lot of visitors for the Fourth of July, but the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Johnson Soils Company presented its findings on a possible library site at a special meeting of the Borough council last week. Lisa Mahle-Greco PE presented the geotechnical engineering report for soil borings taken at the potential 9000-9500 square foot library site at the upper ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday night's Flag Day Festival at the Historic Somerset County Courthouse was a three-hour tour de force of American pride, American traditions and American patriotism, highlighted by the swearing in ceremonies for 27 new American citizens, taking the oath of American ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Today in Trenton, "Mallory's Law" passed in the NJ State Senate, unanimously. Earlier this week it passed  the Senate Education Committee.  It is now on its way to The Assembly Education Committee. This past Friday was two years to the date that Rockaway's Mallory Grossman took her ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle opened a press conference on gun violence by speaking about her late father, a soldier killed during the Vietnam War who "defended our right to live and would agree that common sense gun laws keep with the intent of the Second Amendment." "I’ve ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - Watchung Borough Council Member George Sopko is now running for re-election.    On Friday, Debra Joren filed paperwork with the Somerset County Clerk's office requesting that her name be removed from the ballot for the General Election and paperwork was filed with the ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ -  The Republican candidates for Watchung Borough Council in the November 2019 General Election will be Councilman George Sopko and Amber Murad, after Debra Joren filed paperwork Friday requesting that her name be removed from the ballot for the General ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - It’s official: North Plainfield Police Chief William Parenti is winner of the 2019 GOP Primary election for Somerset County Sheriff. The outcome of the race between Parenti and Tim Pino, a retired captain on the Sheriff Deprtment's K-9 unit awaited a final tally of provisional ...

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  NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield High School held its Inaugural Military Signing Day on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a military operation codenamed Operation Neptune, that took place on June 6, 1944 in the European Theater of World War II. Six North Plainfield seniors have committed ...

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NEW JERSEY - Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer along the Jersey Shore. While many Garden State residents will be heading to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, a large number will also commemorate Memorial Day with local parades and ceremonies. Memorial Day is a federal ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ -  Watchung Borough’s Memorial Day Ceremony is Set for Monday, May 27, 2019 9:30 a.m. at the Texier House Museum, 10 Mountain Blvd Watchung, NJ 07069.   In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside Borough Hall at 15 Mountain Blvd. Watchung, NJ ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The American Legion Post 293 of Warren Township will again sponsor the annual Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Services on Monday, May 27, 2019.   **The parade will commence at 11:30 a.m. The parade route will begin at 173 Old Washington Valley Road and turn left onto Mt.

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YOKOSUKA, Japan – Petty Officer Samuel Howard, a native of Green Brook, New Jersey, comes from a proud family of people who served in the military. He is proud to say that he is the first in his family to serve in the Navy.   Photo By Senior Chief Petty Officer Gary ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - The Borough Of Watchung has a new police officer. Sage Kaneshige, 26, was sworn into the police department at the last meeting of the Watchung Borough Council by Mayor Keith Balla. The appointment is effective June 1, 2019.   See video ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  It was scheduled to last an hour and a half. It lasted just over 20 minutes. Senate President Steve Sweeney rushed off stage Thursday night in the middle of a raucous town hall meeting, unwilling to sit and be shouted down when he tried to hype his "Path to Progress" ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) spoke on the House Floor in Washington on Wednesday, May 15, to highlight the lack of one-seat ride access on NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley Line into New York City. (Video below.) Madam Speaker, today I rise to highlight the struggle that ...

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NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION TAKE NOTICE ​that the North Plainfield Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for  May 15, 2019 has been cancelled.    

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Former Councilman Marc Faecher cautioned that the "Main Street" plan presented to the council and public at an April meeting of the council offered both opportunities and risks to the township. Calling the Connell Company a “good partner in town” that “builds a good ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Mayor, Keith Balla, seeks resumes from residents and friends of Watchung with demonstrated expertise for the following volunteer positions to assist and advise the Mayor and Council for the planning and construction of the facility (Watchung Multipurpose Library ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has authorized the creation of a Complete Count Committee to support Census 2020.  “This committee will help to ensure that the Census Bureau receives accurate information about the county’s population and its number of housing ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Claims Clinic for US veterans will be held on Wednesday, May 1, from 3-7 p.m. at the Somerville YMCA, 2 Green St. Sponsored by the office of state Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16th, and the Department of Veterans Affairs office in Newark, the Claims Clinic will provide a wide ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Borough Council voted earlier this month to make the full texts of draft ordinances and resolutions available online to the public before meetings. Here they are, as well as the agenda, for Thursday: The agenda for the Borough Council meeting of April 25, ...

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FRANKLIN TWP., NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen will be hosting his free Annual Job Fair on April 17 at the Imperia from 11 am to 3:30 pm.  Hundreds of job seekers are expected to attend and network with recruiters for opportunities with public and private entities within the Central Jersey ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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WARREN, NJ - TAPinto invites all candidates to submit statements and other content, as well as advertise on TAPinto. Below are the TAPinto Election Policies: Candidate Statements Candidates participating in the primary election can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week ...

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