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Freeholders Adopt Somerset County Budget, Reduce Tax Rate

May 23, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has adopted a 2018 budget that reflects a slight reduction in the county tax rate.

“While Trenton is poised to increase the burden on taxpayers, Somerset County is once again keeping its pledge to deliver quality services to residents in a cost-effective manner. There will be no increase in the county taxes Somerset ...

Somerville Breathes Easier; New DMV Facility Opens in South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A new state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) opened its doors in South Plainfield on Monday, just one week shy of a year since the borough’s former agency closed its doors. The office, located at 5000 Hadley Road, will provide in-person services to residents of the borough and the surrounding communities six days a week.

The facility is expected to ease ...

Murphy Gets 46 Percent Approval Rating in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With the Murphy administration well underway, New Jerseyans are now split over the direction of the state, as more feel better than they have in recent years about where New Jersey is headed.

Gov. Phil Murphy remains an unknown to a sizeable segment of the public, but initial impressions of the job he is doing are positive: 46 percent approve of his job as governor ...

Lance Seeks Reimbursement for Airports, Businesses Impacted by Trump Visits to NJ

WASHINGTON - Two major priorities of New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7) have been included in the draft text of the fiscal year 2019 U.S. Department of Transportation Appropriations Act.

The Northeast Corridor rail projects could earn up to $2.2 billion in new funding included in the bill and language Lance inserted into the draft text will create a reimbursement program for local airports ...

Freiman/Zwicker Bill Raises Age to Buy Shotguns, Rifles in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ -  Central New Jersey Assemblymen Roy Freiman (D-16th) and Andrew Zwicker (D-16th) have introduced a bill to raise the minimum age to buy rifles and shotguns in New Jersey.

Under current law, handguns cannot be sold to anyone under 21 although licensed gun dealers in the state are allowed to sell rifles and shotguns to buyers as young as 18.

Freiman and Zwicker’s bill ...

Relief for Somerville Neighborhood: New DMV Office To Open in So. Plainfield May 14

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The new Department of Motor Vehicles Office in South Plainfield is scheduled to open May 14 -  not a day too soon for residents who live in the neighborhood adjacent to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place.

B. Sue Fulton, the newly-sworn director of the state DMV visited the Somerville facility Saturday at the  invitation of state Sen. Christopher Kip ...

Lance Hosts 47th Town Hall; Constituents, Questions Invited

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) will host his 47th in-person town hall meeting on Friday, April 27 beginning at 5:30 pm at Phillipsburg High School.

During the town hall meeting, Lance will take questions on the important issues facing Congress and the American people.  Lance will discuss his leadership role on the Gateway Tunnel and ...

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 state Sen. Christopher Kip Bateman for a visit to the local DMV office on Roosevelt Place which has been causing headaches for neighborhood ...

Murphy Signs Freiman Bill Allowing Property Tax Prepayments

 

 

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Roy Freiman, Vince Mazzeo and Joann Downey permitting taxpayers to make dedicated prepayment toward anticipated property taxes was signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The law comes amid ongoing concern about how recent federal tax changes hurt New Jersey homeowners.

“Homeowners who ...

NJ DMV Offices to Register Young Voters and Update Records Automatically

Coughlin, Schaer, Downey, Benson, Wimberly, McKeon, Jasey & Chiaravalloti Bill Creating Automatic Voter Registration Now Law

 

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Speaker Craig Coughlin, Gary Schaer, Joann Downey, Daniel Benson, Benjie Wimberly, John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Nicholas Chiaravalloti to automatically register and update voter ...

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Somerville

An Open Letter from Somerville Education Association Members

May 23, 2018

To the Editor,

We are writing on behalf of the more than 280 Somerville Education Association (SEA) members working in our schools.  We are proud of the work that we do, and we are the reason that our schools celebrate notable achievements and our students’ goals and dreams are often fulfilled.

We would like to call attention to a pervasive problem that affects public school ...