Government

January 19, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Government workers everywhere are feeling the effects of the Federal government shutdown. Many have families to support and are uncertain about their financial situation during this time. Middlesex County wants to remind its residents that their County is ready to support ...

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TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown. The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid much pomp in a packed auditorium at Middlesex County College, county Freeholders Ronald Rios and Shanti Narra took the oaths of office for new terms Monday in ceremonies marked with the presence of numerous elected Democrats, from the local, county, state and federal ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway residents are invited to attend "Living the Dream," the township’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on Saturday, January 19th at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by the township’s Civil Rights Advisory Commission and the North Stelton Ame Church Women's ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the new year beginning, local governments and school boards are holding their reorganization meetings this month to swear in new members and communicate goals for the coming year. Piscataway Township Schools’ reorganization is first, to be held Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. during the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The alarming increase in the numbers of reported incidents of hate, bigotry and faith-based violence prompted a bill -- sponsored by Assembly members Annette Quijano, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Jamel Holley and Robert Karabinchak-- aiming to help non-profit organizations protect ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Truck drivers who cut through the Heights section of Piscataway to shorten their trip to Centennial Ave from River Road could soon no longer be allowed. At Tuesday’s regular council meeting, council members held a second reading to amend an ordinance to stop 18-wheelers and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Some key U.S. Postal Service operations will be affected. A statement from the USPS® notes that regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - ‘Tis the season to gather with your neighbors for the Township’s Annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 7th at 7:00 p.m. The family event will take place on the front lawn of the Piscataway Municipal Complex at 455 Hoes Lane.   Hot chocolate and cookies will be served ...

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Editor's note: The obituary of Anne M. Gordon is online at the website for The Crabiel Home for Funerals in Milltown, NJ.  “Anne M. (Connor) Gordon, of Piscataway, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 at her home. She was 84. “Born in Carbondale, PA, she lived in St. Marys and Beaver, PA, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Food assistance programs commonly used in urban areas will now be available to students in community college career and technical education programs, state officials said in meeting this week at Middlesex County College. State Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson ...

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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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