Assemblyman Bramnick Urges State Legislature to Solve Affordable Housing Issues

July 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) is calling for a special state legislature session to solve the issues in communities that are caused by affordable housing laws.

In January, the state Supreme Court ruled that municipalities must include affordable housing. If the municipality is not meeting the affordable housing quota, it can be sued by builders for the ...

Fanwood and Scotch Plains Police Promote ‘Parents Who Host, Lose the Most’ Campaign

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a program which the Scotch Plains–Fanwood Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) is utilizing to bring awareness to teens and parents about the consequences of hosting teen drinking parties.

The campaign is designed to educate parents regarding the risks -- legal and otherwise -- of serving alcohol at teen parties.

A few ...

“Warehoused” Film Screening June 20 For World Refugee Day

In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017, Refugee Assistance Partners NJ (RAP) will host a public screening of the film, “Warehoused.”  An estimated 12 million people live in refugee camps worldwide, and only 0.1% are resettled, repatriated, or integrated into normal society each year.  Only an extremely small percentage of this number are admitted for resettlement ...

Better Together: A Documentary Presentation & Discussion on Civil Rights and Our Community

In September of 2016, a group of Jewish and African American seniors and teens from Union County and the surrounding area came together to engage in a 9-month dialogue about Civil Rights, the values that unite us, and where Jews and African Americans have worked – and can continue to work – together to bring about a more just society.

As part of the project, intergenerational ...

Union County Sheriff Introduces C.L.E.A.R. Program to Combat Drug Addiction

ELIZABETH, NJ – Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, speaking at a recent meeting of business people, asked, “What do you think is the average age of a drug addict?”

“18 years old.”

“20 years old.”

The answer, 47 years old, underscores the seriousness of the current opioid epidemic in the state. It is a widespread scourge that affects all age ...

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