Government

May 12, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — With the departure of Chanelle McCullum who moved on to the Middlesex Board of County Commissioners, filling the role left open after the passing of Kenneth Armwood, the Piscataway Township Council has appointed Rev. Linwood Rouse to the vacant At-Large seat for the remainder of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Town Council voted to adopt the CY 2021 Municipal Budget on Tuesday. The $79.9 million budget includes nearly $12 million for police department salaries and almost $1.3 million in overtime, amounts higher than other departments. “It is our largest department, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of the Piscataway Town Council congratulated and bid farewell to councilwoman-at-large Chanelle McCullum who left the council this week to take the oath of office to fill the Middlesex County Commissioner seat left vacant after the passing of Kenneth Armwood. “She’s not ...

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TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Site plans for a 216,892 square foot warehouse/office building at Centennial Ave. and South Washington Ave. in Piscataway got planning board approval on Wednesday. Representatives for Duke Realty Washington Avenue Development, LLC presented the plans during the virtual meeting ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Remembrances of “Ya gotta do something” and “Leave a mark that can't erase” described the life and legacy of Kenneth Armwood, Middlesex County Deputy Commissioner, East Brunswick’s Economic Development Officer, and long-time Piscataway resident on Monday. The late morning ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — All US flags will be flown at half-staff through Tuesday, April 6, as per the Presidential Proclamation, honoring the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on Friday. "Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the U.S.

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Nearly 90,000 Uninsured Children Will Have Access to Health Care Coverage Through the Initiative; Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal Invests $20 million in First Phase of Two-Year Campaign  MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Joined by Senate Health Committee Chair Senator Joe Vitale (D, MIddlesex County), ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — The funeral arrangements for Commissioner Kenneth Armwood of Piscataway have been announced. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, April 2nd and Saturday April 3rd from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm at The Crabiel Home for Funerals located at170 N Main St.at Riva Avenue ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway leaders are in shock this morning with the passing of Kenny Armwood, first elected to the Piscataway School Board as a 19-year-old and who rose up the political ranks to the Township Council and then to what was called the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  ...

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin providing nationwide financial assistance for funeral expenses, in an amount up to $9,000 per funeral, for deaths related to the coronavirus to help ease some financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — At Tuesday night's Township Council meeting, Council member Gabrielle Cahill (At-Large) denounced the scourge of violence being committed against Asian Americans: "This past week we saw another rampage of hate, this time in Atlanta where Asian Americans were sought out and ...

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In the daybreak after another senseless loss of life from gun violence, Piscataway Township officials renew their calls on Congress to pass significant and overdue reforms to our federal firearms laws. “The U.S. Senate should have already taken up the House-passed background check legislation ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — All flags will be flown at half-staff today, through sunset on March 27, as per the Presidential Proclamation, honoring the victims of the tragedy in Boulder, Colorado. "As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2021, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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NEW JERSEY — Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A new meditation garden and walkway at the Gayatri Pariwar Center will be considered by the Piscataway Zoning Board this Thursday as representatives for the center will present their application for a usage variance. Preliminary and final site plans will be reviewed and voted ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all flags in New Jersey to fly at half staff until sundown Friday in honor of the 500, 000 Americans lost during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The order follows President Joe Biden's proclamation on Monday ordering all flags on federal ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Continuing to follow up on Optimum/Altice USA customer complaints, Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler announced on Friday that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will hold a public hearing about poor service and unfair consumer pricing.   In issuing its initial findings ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced the state is extending several COVID-19-related child care assistance programs through the end of June as part of the Murphy Administration’s continued effort to support families and child care providers ...

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TRENTON, NJ –The New Jersey Department of Homeland Security issued an alert to the public on Tuesday warning of the distribution of false information related to the COVID-19 vaccine.  “Various actors, including state and non-state entities, are leveraging pandemic fears and knowledge gaps to ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Don Beyer (VA-08) led a request to the Architect of the Capitol for a memorial tree on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in commemoration of the late United States Capitol Police Officer Brian ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — For #GroundhogDay,  "#Piscataway Pete” left a message about Piscataway Little League for Mayor Wahler's dogs Dunkin & Captain. Visit the Piscataway Little League website for more information.  

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NEW JERSEY — As the snowstorm continues to bear down on New Jersey, with the Northern parts taking the brunt, Gov. Phil Murphy urged residents Monday morning to stay home and off the roads. “We are now about to enter the teeth, the worst of the storm. It's going to be really bad for the next 12 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway officials posted the following update for residents about snow plowing efforts during the snow storm. According to their Monday Facebook post: "We can all be very proud of Piscataway Public Works (DPW) for its strong, ongoing efforts during this heavy snowstorm ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency beginning January 31, 2021 at 7pm ahead of the winter storm. Order No. 218 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Middlesex County has been awarded $25 million in federal funds to provide rental and utility assistance to County residents who are struggling financially due to the pandemic. The grant is part of the federal government’s 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which was ...

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