Government

November 11, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11th, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway Police issued an alert Thursday afternoon to township residents about the bells and sirens that will ring at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11th in honor of the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I as part of Bells of Peace.    The police alert states,  **DO ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - 2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I. The conclusion of “The War to End All Wars” inspired the commemoration of Armistice Day on November 11. Since then, the day’s honor extended to veterans of later wars, such as WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders expect to borrow $7.6 million to purchase 700 voting machines and a helicopter for pesticide spraying,  "These new voting machines will be ready for the 2019 primary election and provide a considerable cost savings to the county," Freeholder ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in a contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youth. In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce a ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – As some Piscataway residents continue to clean up from last Thursday’s early morning rain storm, members of the township council advised homeowners to review and understand the terms of their insurance policies, saying they probably aren’t covered for flood damage. “We’re ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy stood at a press conference in the city's Elijah's Promise Community Kitchen on Thursday to once again state his goal of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour. "We've seen study after study that shows there is no magic in what is now ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- As many Americans mourn the recent passing of Senator John McCain, Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler expressed his condolences and reflected on a time when they once met. The six-term Senator from Arizona was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor last July and on Friday his ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Senator John McCain, who died at the age of 81, is remembered as a courageous Naval Aviator, a conservative maverick and a politician respected by both Republicans and Democrats. The six-term Senator from Arizona was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor last July and on Friday ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Piscataway and the surrounding area from 11 am this morning through 12 am Wednesday. Thunderstorms producing heavy rain could result in flash flooding across along and near the Interstate 95 corridor in New ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill signed into law by New Jersey’s governor last week means transgender residents can legally change their gender on their birth certificates. The ‘Birth Certificate Bill’ - now known as the “Babs Siperstein Law’ - was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on July 2. Under the ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of the Piscataway Township Council and law enforcement joined Mayor Brian Wahler on Tuesday as he officially signed into law a municipal ordinance prohibiting businesses from selling firearms and ammunition within 1,000 feet of schools, day care centers, parks, bars, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of the public stood and applauded as the Piscataway Township Council voted to approve a new ordinance banning local retailers from selling guns and ammunition within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, and other public places where children may gather in the township. The ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The rally was planned just four days ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government. “Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ ...

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EDISON, NJ - State Sen. Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak were recently joined by local elected officials and environmental groups in hailing a $200,000 state appropriation championed by the 18th district legislators to complete the scope of work needed ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of Congress joined local elected officials in their stance against gun violence, announcing proposed legislation that would place further restrictions on who could purchase and own guns and ammunition. At the children’s playground in Piscataway’s Quibbletown Park on ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Just before dark clouds unleashed a torrent of rain, Piscataway officials and Middlesex County Freeholders shoveled mounds of soil to ceremoniously “break ground” Saturday morning on the next phase of the Stelton Road widening project. This phase of the Route 529/Stelton Road ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents living in the township’s historic River Road district could one day see truck traffic permanently diverted to Hoes Lane along the new Route 18 extension, significantly reducing traffic congestion and property damage caused by the heavy vehicles, said township ...

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to clarify the purpose for the proposed ordinance. PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway councilman, Steven D. Cahn said he wants the township to get tough on gun violence, proposing a new ordinance that would prohibit retail sales of firearms and ammunition ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents and visitors can now look forward to swimming laps, shooting hoops and showing their creativity in a central gathering space as plans are under way to build a new community center in town. Piscataway officials announced on Monday that construction is ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled ...

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New DMV Facility in South. Plainfield Should Ease Crunch in Somerville SOMERVILLE, NJ  - B. Sue Fulton is just beginning to find her away around her new office in Trenton , but the newly-sworn director of the Department of Motor Vehicles found her way to Somerville Saturday at the invitation of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Need a little help locating food, substance abuse resources, job training, veterans services, housing or caregiving? Middlesex County is making it much easier to locate these and other services with the introduction of its new online Services Locator. This state-of-the-art ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. . “It is sadly far too ...

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EDISON, NJ - Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee will host the first installment of his "Cannabis Listening Tour" at Middlesex Community College this Saturday.  The hearing is ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Well, folks, this is not a joke. Spring will take another break on Monday as the National Weather Service (NWS) expects more snow to blanket Piscataway and the surrounding areas. Since schools will already be closed for the official ‘Spring Break’ recess, district officials ...

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Editor's Note: All municipal government departments remain open for business including the Piscataway Town Hall. PISCATAWAY, NJ — All Piscataway Township Schools will be closed on Wednesday in anticipation of yet another nor’easter snowstorm. All after school activities and events are also ...

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