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June 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. on Monday hailed an announcement by bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that they will block plans to close several Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, effectively saving from closure the Paterson Community-Based ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — After a judge ruled that Hoboken must release the email distribution list for the city’s Nixle alert service, the city council remains divided over whether to fight the order. On Wednesday evening, the council voted narrowly on a resolution supporting an appeal of the recent ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy wants New Jersey homeowners and renters to receive nearly $2 billion in direct tax relief this year and in the years moving forward. At a gathering in South Brunswick's municipal complex, Murphy declared "promises kept" as he unfurled his plan to provide ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Township held its third annual flag raising ceremony in honor of Gay Pride Month in front of Town Hall on June 1. The ceremony was lead by Mayor James Damiano, along with Council President Anthony Sgobba, Councilman Al Kahwaty, Councilman Chris Vancheri, Councilwoman ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park’s annual Youth Month kicked off on April 12 with a visit from Mayor Kazmark to Memorial School. He described the program and its similarities to running for real office. Students received descriptions of the jobs they could run for to be elected to by their ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough said “thank you” on May 4 to a legend, an icon, and an institution in West Paterson/Woodland Park as Council President Joseph Spinelli stepped down from the dais. Spinelli was recognized for his 21-year commitment to serving the public during which time he faithfully ...

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LAMBERTVILLE, NJ — “Ida was no fluke,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. In an effort to combat further flooding catastrophes in the state, Murphy announced at a news conference new investments in flood protection. It includes $50 million in the Blue Acres Buyout Program for Ida-impacted communities and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - There’s a lot that goes into broadcasting meetings from a small town Council Chambers. For one, there’s the sheer amount of meetings that are broadcast: Council meetings, Board of Education, Board of Adjustment - the list goes on. Then there’s the system that’s employed: what ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  S&P Global Ratings raised its rating on New Jersey's General Obligation (GO) Bonds to "A- up from a BBB+ with a stable outlook". This is the first upgrade for New Jersey from S&P since 2005, stated the governor's office.  S&P also raised its long-term and underlying ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Senior citizens would not lose their property tax benefits if they downsize or relocate within New Jersey under a law proposed by Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex).  The measure, which recently passed the Assembly State and Local Government Committee, revised ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifty-two percent of New Jerseyans say the Garden State is off on the wrong track compared to 38% who say it is headed in the right direction, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The latest numbers continue a downward trend first seen in October 2021 after a much ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Township of Little Falls has lit its municipal building's outdoor lights in blue and yellow in support of the nation of Ukraine during the battle against the recent Russian invasion. The lights will remain throughout the entire month of March.

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TRENTON, NJ -Insurance companies, financial institutions and other entities regulated by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance are expected to fully comply with the sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus by the United States, announced government officials. The directive follows ...

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TRENTON – Executive Order No. 291, which requires all state agencies to review their authority to suspend or revoke licenses, permits, registrations, and certifications of businesses that invest directly in companies owned or controlled by the government of Russia, Belarus or its instrumentalities, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The efforts of  two Paterson legislators to identify gender and racial inequities in state representation has led to the signing of a law requiring the creation and maintenance of two searchable databases that contain the race and gender identity of every person appointed to a state ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - The Passaic County Outreach program will be at the Totowa Public Library, 537 Totowa Road, Totowa N.J. to provide full passport services, notary oath and renewal, and free Veteran ID cards, starting again in March 2022. The dates are the first Tuesday of every month from ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Jersey City/Bayonne) that would mandate community roundtable discussions on police relations in New Jersey was passed by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee on Monday. Under the bill (A-2654), a municipality’s chief law ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) has announced that he will be introducing the Restoring Trust in Public Servants Act, a bill that would set one standard across all three branches of the federal government – including Congress, the President, Vice President, and the Supreme Court– to ...

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TOTOWA, N.J. – Three officers from the Totowa Police Department were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant during the recent Mayor and Council meeting held on Feb. 8 at the Totowa Municipal Building.  Officers Jeffrey Pasquariello, Jamie Titus, and Daniel DiBlasio were sworn into their new ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hoping to be able to tap into federal funds that might offset the costs associated with climate change improvements, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has called on congress to pass the Build Back America Act. The act is currently bogged down in a partisan fight in the U.S. Senate ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Because of  the ongoing effects of the pandemic, the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) has extended its deadline to apply through Feb. 28. Those excluded from federal pandemic stimulus payments and pandemic unemployment assistance can now apply without providing ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The first-ever TEAM KAZMARK internship program offers valuable experience in the areas of political campaigns and government to high school students, college students, or anyone interested. This is a meaningful way to help Woodland Park meet its fullest potential. If ...

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LITTLE FALLS / WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the corner of Jackson and Harrison Street in Little Falls on Monday afternoon, Reps. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) hosted a press conference with Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark, NJDEP Commissioner Shawn ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey's general obligation bonds have been upgraded from stable to positive, announced Kroll Bond Rating Agency. The agency issued a report dated January 20 stated its outlook upgrade "“reflects the robust recovery of the State’s financial picture since the early days of the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Please be advised that there is no parking on the roadways when they are snow covered. With the anticipated weather tomorrow, please be safe and remove your car from the roadways when the snow begins. Vehicles that remain on the roadways when snow begins to accumulate are ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's heroes who are serving in the Armed Forces, or are veterans, will now eligible for enhanced benefits and protections under a group of news laws signed by Governor Phil Murphy. These new laws include expanded civil service preference for veterans, upgraded penalties for ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mayor James Belford Damiano and Councilman Al Kahwaty gave Cub Scout Pack 14 a lesson in local government and a tour of the municipal complex. The cub scouts learned a lot and were very appreciative of the Mayor and Councilman teaching them and giving them some ...

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TRENTON, NJ – With firefighters at greater risk of cancer than the general population due to their exposure to carcinogens on the job, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sterley Stanley (LD-18), Daniel Benson, and Britnee N. Timberlake would require certain health insurers to provide ...

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TRENTON – Governor Murphy signed into law S3416, which codifies marriage equality in New Jersey law by providing that all laws concerning marriage and civil union are to be read with gender-neutral intent. Marriage equality currently exists in New Jersey based on state and federal Court ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library in Woodland Park has been awarded a $2,883,577 grant for the renovation and expansion of its building on Brophy Lane by the state as part of the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act. This second round of funding allocates $37 million ...

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