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Hospital To Pay $2.55M to Somerville in lieu of Property Taxes Through 2023

March 18, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset has agreed to pay  the borough a total of $2.5 million in lieu of property taxes for an eight-year period that expires at the end of 2023.

The agreement was announced at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting and was affirmed by a resolution passed by the five-member council by a unanimous vote. Granville Brady, ...

School Bus Drivers May Soon Be Able to Administer an EpiPen 

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation authorizing school bus drivers to administer epinephrine in emergency situations passed the New Jersey Senate 34-0 Thursday.  

“We allow parents at home and nurses at school to administer an EpiPen, but state law doesn’t address what happens if the student is on a bus going from home to school,” said Senator ...

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Hints at Universal Basic Income Pilot Program During State of the City Address

NEWARK, NJ - The City of Newark is exploring a pilot for a universal basic income program and will launch an exploratory task force to see if it’s feasible, Mayor Ras Baraka said during his state of the city address Wednesday.

The Economic Security Project and the Jain Family Institute, two research groups that are backing research to better understand cash benefits, will help ...

Program Launched to Increase Women in Construction Trades Unions

ELIZABETH, NJ - Representatives of LIUNA Laborers Local 3 and 77 joined with the Elizabeth Development Company of New Jersey (EDCNJ) on Wednesday to announce the launch of a program to recruit and assist women in Essex and Union County join the construction trades unions. Elected officials from both counties, as well as representatives from the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL), also ...

Newark Airport Gets 9 Upgraded Lactation Pods for Nursing Moms

NEWARK, NJ - Nine upgraded lactation stations have been installed at Newark International Liberty Airport, giving traveling mothers a private place to nurse.

The nine pods are part of 28 others the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey purchased for John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and New York Stewart airports. The suites include benches, a fold-down table, an electrical outlet for a breast pump ...

Legalized Pot Will Bring Revenue to NJ, but Carries Health Risks

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Legalizing marijuana could open a huge source of revenue for the state, but as with any drug, it could also bring serious health consequences, according to professors from various departments at Rutgers University.

Reacting to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's (D-NJ) recent introduction of a measure to legalize cannabis on a national level, leaders of the university's diverse ...

Newark Man Accused of Illegally Dumping Under Newark Highways

NEWARK, NJ - Detectives sifted through mounds of waste underneath highways in Newark to find evidence that led to criminal charges against a 40-year-old man, who is accused of illegally dumping here for more than a year.

Abdullah Bryant, of Newark, faces charges in connection with dumping under I-78, Route 22 and Route 21 between January 2016 and April 2017, state Attorney General Gurbir ...

Maker of Gourmet Popcorn Employs Adults with Autism

PISCATAWAY. NJ -- All day long, the sound of popping kernels fills the Piscataway, New Jersey, facility.

One employee fills a machine with ingredients. Another scoops popcorn into a bag, sealing it shut to keep it fresh.

About 50 employees — some on the autism spectrum or with developmental disabilities — come together each day at the Popcorn for the People ...

Passaic Valley HS Coach Sauter is Back Home After Receiving Kidney from Little Falls Hero

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter is back home after receiving a kidney from a local hero. 

TAPinto Passaic Valley has been following Sauter's story since 2017. At that time he was already receiving dialysis treatments three times a week. His condition took a detour when a blood infection traveled to his 21 year old knee replacement requriing additional surgery and delaying his ...

Governor Phil Murphy Invests $1.4 Million to Combat Opioid Epidemic and Boost Recovery Supports

TRENTON, NJ  – Governor Phil Murphy, through New Jersey Department of Human Services, has invested an additional $1.4 million into efforts to eradicate the opioid crisis that has plagued New Jersey.

According to a statement released on Tuesday, the funding comes in the way of grants for new addiction treatment programs focusing on peer recovery, intensive support for ...

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