NJ Governor Signs Executive Order to Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Recognize Parkland Florida Victims

February 20, 2018

New Jersey Governor Phillip D. Murphy signed Executive Order No.1 on Monday ordering the flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of New Jersey to be flown at half-staff to recognize and mourn the passing of the victims in Parkland, Florida. 

The order is for all state offices, agencies and instrumentalities including schools for Tuesday February 20.

Piscataway to Remember Local Vietnam War Hero Lost 50 Years Ago

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway residents are invited to a wreath laying memorial service this weekend, marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of a local war hero who died while serving in the Vietnam War.

Jeffrey R. Byrne, a U.S. Army helicopter pilot was shot down on February 18, 1968 in the Quang Nam province at age 19, according to a news release. He was buried at ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Unveils ​His Pick to ​Run Bealeagured NJ Transit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - ​Gov. Phil Murphy used the Hub City as the backdrop to announce a new figure who​ will take the helm at NJ Transit, the statewide mass transit agency which has fallen from grace over the past several years.

Kevin S. Corbett, vice president of the engineering and transportation consulting firm AECO​M​, was announced as the new executive director ​of NJ Transit ...

Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) will Lead Assembly Regulatory Oversight & Reform & Federal Relations Committee


FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Life-long Franklin Township resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) had three bills become law and has been chosen to lead a committee focused on reducing "red tape."

Wednesday afternoon Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) selected Danielsen to lead the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations Committee, according to ...

Challenges Abound for Gov. Murphy, Say Rutgers Experts

From legalizing marijuana to funding the public employee pension system, New Jersey’s incoming governor faces challenges that require investments of time, leadership and communication

Phil Murphy, who today becomes New Jersey’s 56th governor, takes the helm of a state facing numerous challenges – fiscal, infrastructure, and transportation, to name a ...

Piscataway Officials Respond to Proposed Library Budget Cuts

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway officials responded to the outpouring of concern regarding proposed budget cuts in library funding, which Maggie Serpico, President of the Friends of the Library charity addressed in a recent news release.

“Three years of successive budget reductions, to a total of approximately $351,000, will have a major negative impact on Library services to the ...

Danielsen Bill to Help Disabled Veterans Signed into Law

Joe Danielsen is a NJ Assemblyman in District 17 serving Franklin Township, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Piscataway Township, and Milltown.

(TRENTON) –Franklin Township resident, Assm. Joe Danielsen and Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Cleopatra Tucker, Pamela Lampitt, and Gordon Johnson sponsored legislation to help veterans with the cost of housing modifications was ...

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Wreath Laying for Local Vietnam Hero Lost 50 Years Ago Today Held in Piscataway

February 18, 2018

Childhood friends of Soldier & Family Join Mayor Brian C. Wahler, Township Councilmembers, RU Army ROTC Cadets, Local American Legion & Lake Nelson Residents Today at Park Named After Veteran

PISCATAWAY, NJ – On Feb. 18th, the 50th anniversary of the passing of Jeffrey R. Byrne, a Piscataway-raised 19-year-old who died serving in Vietnam, childhood friends of him and his family ...