Government

September 10, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman, R-16th, to increase penalties for hazing resulting in injury was approved Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Timothy J. Piazza Law is named for a Penn State University sophomore from Readington who died during a fraternity ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The police chief in Palisades Park is retiring after a scathing review of the operation of his department, but only after he cashes more than $115,000 in checks for unused sick time. It’s just the latest example of a long string of abuses suffered by property taxpayers in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Wednesday, Sept. 11.  The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In today’s digital world, the notion of calibrating a device manually may seem quaint. But surveyors of the past relied upon two often-overlooked structures on the Somerset County Courthouse Green to do just that. To highlight the importance of the two true meridian markers near ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- New Jersey Lottery officials and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) have kicked off New Jersey Lottery’s annual “Not 18 Yet? No Bet” awareness campaign. The campaign seeks to remind residents and retailers that New Jersey law prohibits the sale of lottery ...

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TRENTON, NJ. – Assemblymen Erik Peterson, Edward H. “Ned’ Thomson and Ryan Peters introduced legislation this week in response to New Jersey high schools that barred graduates from wearing military sashes. Their bill expands a current law that requires school districts to allow military-issued ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) will host a Congress on Your Corner series throughout his district in central New Jersey, including an Aug. 20 meeting with residents of Hillsborough. This is an opportunity to have an informal conversation with your Malinowski, voice ...

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   TRENTON, NJ - State Senator Kip Bateman (R-16th) says the lack of one essential ingredient is preventing hundreds of wanna-be entrepreneurs from selling their homemade goodies in New Jersey. Forty-nine other states allow the sale of cookies, cakes and pastries made by home bakers.

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TRENTON, NJ – Mental health education will be integrated into health and physical education classes for all K-12 students in New Jersey under legislation signed into law Friday by Governor Phil Murphy. “It’s incredibly important that students understand the many dimensions of health, from ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter kicks off his mobile office initiative on Saturday, Aug. 10. “I’m very excited to bring our services to residents of Somerset County,” Peter said. “There has been a great response to our extended hours in Somerville, but we realize that ...

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TRENTON, NJ – As part of a concerted effort in the Legislature to assist the military men and women who have sacrificed and served our nation, two measures to help New Jersey veterans were signed into law on Monday. The first law, designated the Securing Electronic Records for Veterans Ease ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In an effort to be responsive to his constituents, Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th,  will be hosting a "Congress on Your Corner" series throughout the Congressional recess. This is an opportunity for constituents to have an informal conversation with their Representative, voice their ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – For the third time in less than 24 hours, United States military aircraft forced a small single-engine plane to land at Central New Jersey Airport Saturday morning after it violated the airspace security zone in place for President Trump’s weekend visit to his golf club in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education designated the Somerville School District a Lighthouse District on Wednesday. Using data to assess growth over the past four years, the designation serves to recognize schools that have seen tremendous improvement in academic performance and have ...

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WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has introduced the Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the National Estuary Program  He was joined by original co-sponsors Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Tex.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), fellow members of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th) has joined with other elected officials to condemn an anti-Semitic flyer that was posted by an unknown person on the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building in Hillsborough. “New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the nation, and we are stronger ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Police Department and Somerset County Prosecutor's Office continue to investigate last week's discovery of an anti-semitic flyer posted on an entrance door to the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building. The flyer’s content referenced the denial that the Holocaust ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to expand a New Jersey law under which public schools are required to install silent panic alarms to protect students during emergency situations. The law is known as “Alyssa’s Law,” after former New Jersey ...

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WASHINGTON - Just days after he visited Somerville, NJ for a community forum to discuss national and international affairs, the House on Tuesday passed a bipartisan resolution authored by Central New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7 condemning President Trump’s comments directed at members of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The battle between the Bridgewater Township Council and the Somerset Patriots over fireworks and eagles appears to have come to an end.   The council voted unanimously Monday to allow fireworks celebrations following Patriots games at TD Bank Ballpark on Aug. 24, Aug. 29, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - About 75 guests obliged Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, and showed up at Cheech’s Own for a cup of coffee Saturday night, but the first-term congressman didn’t get to share a fresh brew with them because he was too busy talking and answering questions about the drama, frustrations, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Residents of the Seventh Congressional District, which includes those in Somerset County, are invited to sit down with Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, to discuss local, state and national issuesSaturday, July 13th,from 5:30-6:30 at Cheech's Own Coffeee Company, 37 W. Main St. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A long-standing partnership between Somerset County and the Borough of Somerville has helped pave the way for a new Transit Oriented Development project next to the Somerville Train Station. NJ TRANSIT announced the project on July 1. “We congratulate the borough on the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) criticized Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to freeze $500,000 in funding for the Route 206 Large Truck Bypass in a critically-needed public safety project in Hillsborough. Until recently, the Governor’s own State ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council and the Somerset Patriots baseball club are at odds in a battle over fireworks and eagles.   On June 17, the council unanimously tabled a resolution that would have authorized fireworks displays at Patriots baseball games at TD Bank Ballpark ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16) and state Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-40) that would approve and provide affordable loans to local governments and public water utilities for environmental infrastructure projects through the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank has passed ...

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WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th testified in Congress before the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this week, demanding the State and Local Tax deductions be fully restored. Signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017, the new tax reform limits the itemized deduction for state and local taxes ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Officials here took the first step this week in what could lead to Hunterdon’s first marijuana dispensary. Borough Council approved a resolution sponsored by Councilman Jeff Doshna supporting applications for an “Alternative Treatment Center,” which is what the state calls a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Bound and determined, the sixth-graders had done their research and were well prepared for their presentation to the Borough Council, just a few days before the end of the school year. With all the aplomb of a seasoned trial lawyer and precision of a professional planner, the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Borough Council has approved the Downtown Somerville Alliance 2019 Operating Budget of $673,210. DSA Executive Director Natalie Pineiro and Mike Kerwin, DSA  vice-chairman, presented the budget at the Borough Council’s June 17 meeting. The vote to approve was ...

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