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Congressman Lance Speaks at American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 19, 2017

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) returned to the place where he started his political career Sunday, the podium at American Legion Jersey Boys State.

The 1969 delegate of the nationwide government-in-action program spoke to the nearly 1,000 rising senior boys at Rider University, professing his love for the program that launched his government ...

"Hope will Never Be Silent": LGBTQ Pride Flag Raised in Middlesex County

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On June 12, 2016, 49 men and women were murdered in the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida in a terrifying and bloody mass shooting that targeted members of the LGBTQ community.  "Terrorist" is a term sometimes used without meaning anymore, yet it denotes the intention of someone not only to kill,l but also to create a culture of fear.  It is an ...

ICE Claims Middlesex County Put Residents at Risk; Middlesex Fires Back

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The day before county freeholders adopted a policy limiting jail and sheriff’s department staffers’ interactions with immigration authorities, the federal agency responsible for overseeing deportations blasted Middlesex for not complying with requests for assistance.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of Homeland Security, published a ...

County Adopts ICE Policy; Activists Say It’s a Good Start

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — After many impassioned pleas from residents and at least one rewrite, the Board of Chosen Freeholders has adopted a policy barring Middlesex County officers from aiding federal immigration authorities in most cases.

The board voted 6-0 to approve the policy on Thursday, June 1, in New Brunswick. A few dozen pro-immigrant activists there applauded the move. But they ...

Plainfield Hosts a 'Get Out the Vote' Rally with Murphy, Booker

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It was a political who's who at Plainfield City Hall on Friday evening for a Get Out the Vote rally. 

Early on, Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp welcomed the crowd, and introduced City Council members. 

Angel Estrada, up for re-election as a Union County Freeholder, addressed the crowd, and then did so again in Spanish.  Freeholder Chris Hudak, seeking ...

Plainfield Candidates Address Residents at Final Forum Before Primary Election

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The final Plainfield Candidates' Forum took place on Wednesday evening at Emerson School in advance of the Primary Election on June 6, and just as there were storm clouds gathering as attendees headed to their cars, so, too, were there stormy moments inside.

The event was run by the Plainfield League of Women Voters, a "non-partisan political organization that ...

Congressman Leonard Lance Contrasts Trump, Receives Mixed Reaction at Town Hall Meeting

CRANFORD, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) discussed Planned Parenthood, budget cuts, President Donald Trump and more at his 44th town hall on Tuesday night.

The crowd alternatively applauded and heckled Lance as he answered demanding questions by lottery from his constituents that strongly focused on Trump, including the investigation into Trump’s ties with ...

Warren's King George Inn Among Preservation New Jersey's 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places List

 

TRENTON, NJ – Preservation New Jersey, Inc. (PNJ) announced its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey on the front steps of the State House in Trenton, New Jersey at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 18 and Warren's King George Inn was on it.

 

In recognition of National Preservation Month, PNJ was joined by the advocates for ...

Plainfield Receives $100K From Union County for Roadway Improvement Project

ELIZABETH, NJ – This week’s Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting was dedicated exclusively to the presentation of checks.  “Senior Focus” and “Infrastructure and Municipal Aid” grants were presented to mayors, council members and representatives from towns across the county.

Council President-at-Large Rebecca Williams was on hand to accept ...

Congressman Lance to Hold Town Hall in Cranford

Congressman Leonard Lance announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at Cranford's Union County College Campus. This will be Lance's 44th town hall.

He plans to take questions and discuss topics including tax reform, health care, President Trump's budget plan and foreign affairs, according to a press release sent from Lance's office. Additionally, ...

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Plainfield: Welcome to Summer

June 24, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It's that time of year when we fire up the grill, gather our family, friends, and neighbors, get the burgers and hot dogs sizzling, and soak up the unique warmth and camaraderie that is synonymous with summertime.

Plainfield is a special place to be in the summer, and we have much to anticipate. From the 4th of July Parade to National Night out, Movie Nights in the Park, ...