New Jersey

February 25, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Dennis Sullivan is asking New Jersey Motor Vehicle Chief Administrator B. Sue Fulton to shut down the local DMV facility on Saturdays because of disruptions and chronic parking problems that occur on private property adjacent to the facility, which extended to the Rite Aid ...

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METUCHEN, NJ  - Strawberry Fields? Nope. Abbey Road? Wrong again. Penny Lane? Not even close. The long and winding road inexplicably led Paul McCartney to this 2.8 square-mile borough that's home to about 14,000 people in the center of Middlesex County. The residents who happened to be ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Choose New Jersey will return to Israel to lead a four-day economic mission trip to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from Feb.10-13 to strengthen existing economic ties, cultivate further investment opportunities in New Jersey, and deepen connections between New Jersey and Israel. “Choose New ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The forecast is in. Milltown Mel predicts an early spring for his hometown and the Garden State on Groundhog Day. The borough's favorite furry forecaster celebrated his 12th Groundhog Day this morning in front of a large crowd of about 400 people outside of American Legion Post ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Choose New Jersey has released its 2019 annual report which details a successful year of jobs creation and attracting businesses and investment in the Garden State. “As Choose New Jersey nears the tenth anniversary of its founding, I am proud to report that 2019 was our strongest ...

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  WASHINGTON - Hailey Seals of Cranford, NJ will join Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) as his guest at the Feb. 4th State of the Union Presidential address to Congress. She is the oldest child of Detective Joe Seals who lost his life in the line of duty on Dec. 10 to armed extremists who were  ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Much like the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Milltown Mel gets two weeks to prep for the biggest day of his career. Groundhog Day falls on Super Bowl Sunday this year and Milltown's furriest celebrity already has his game face on. Mel is cozy and chilling out under ...

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WILDWOOD, NJ – Thousands of President Trump supporters bundled up and wrapped themselves in red, white and blue scarves, mittens and hats to brave the cold for a chance to get a seat inside the Wildwood Convention Center for Tuesday’s rally promoted as  a big thank you from the president to south ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Prompted by a series of reported incidents of local governments in other states closing down child-run lemonade stands for a lack of a permit, Assembly members Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Robert Karabinchak and Angela McKnight have sponsored legislation to ensure this does not happen in ...

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WASHINGTON - New data released by the Federal Trade Commission shows that consumers across New Jersey received $3,825,267 in refund checks from the FTC in 2019. In addition to refunds, the newly released data also shows that New Jersey residents filed 75,100 complaints with the FTC last year.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has declared his candidacy for the Republican New Jersey gubernatorial nomination. This will be his second run at the state's top elected office. New Jersey residents will vote in the state's gubernatorial election in November, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – With more than one in four American high school students using e-cigarettes and children as young as 11-years-old beginning to vape, a bill sponsored by Assembly members Herb Conaway, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Yvonne Lopez and Nancy Pinkin to more thoroughly regulate the electronic ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Kip Bateman, Troy Singleton and Linda Greenstein to crack down on hazing in colleges and schools has been approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The bill would increase penalties for hazing activities resulting in ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - State Sen.Kip Bateman’s legislation to establish a council to make recommendations for the future of recycling in the state passed the Senate. “There have been significant changes in the global recycling market, and the impact is being felt throughout our counties and towns,” ...

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  TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Corrections and the New Jersey Department of Human Services have awarded $300,000 to the Somerset County Jail in Somerville for medication-assisted opioid treatment for inmates. Statewide, the collaborative effort awarded $7.8 million to county ...

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TRENTON, NJ– In an effort to prevent accidents resulting from overgrown vegetation on and around train tracks, Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez and Daniel Benson have sponsored a bill that would require railroad operators to remove obstructive vegetation near railroad crossings. Upon the bill ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Kip Bateman and Sen.Kristin Corrado are sponsors of a series of bills appropriating almost $215 million in constitutionally dedicated funds for farm and land preservation, and clean water and Blue Acres projects. “New Jerseyans have long supported open space and farmland ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, on Dec. 19, signed into law a bill that now makes New Jersey one of more than a dozen states to allow undocumented immigrants the right to legally obtain a driver’s license.  “For everyone to have the ability to get licenses and therefore, if they have a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - When flames engulfed 247 Broadway on Thursday in a fire that eventually displaced 22 residents, the occupants at home were lucky to escape with even the clothes on their backs. For one family, having to make their way out with only one of their cats, while leaving the other two ...

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WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th)  led a group of 81 colleagues in sending a letter to House Leadership urging them to bring the bipartisan "Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act," to the House floor for a vote before the end of this year. The bill would ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mother nature has decided she wishes to celebrate the end of Thanksgiving weekend with all of New Jersey, by delivering the first Nor’easter of winter.  It appears that those who had plans on departing their various locales on the busiest travel day of the year will need to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – As the United States Air Force considers basing F-35 fighter jets at the 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic City, a measure expressing support for the Air Force to choose Atlantic City to base the jets received final legislative approval on Monday, passing the full Assembly by a vote of ...

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FRANKLIN TWP., NJ - Years ago, tiny “hitchhikers” went unnoticed in a tank of live carp shipped from China to a fish farm here. The hitchhikers were the larvae of Chinese pond mussels (Sinanodonta woodiana). These highly invasive mussels have spread across Europe, but had not been documented in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – From a grand scale performance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, to an intimate show at a local community theatre, to statewide events organized by the New Jersey Historical Commission, there is much to do throughout the state if you enjoy arts and culture. Legislation ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th) commended the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to deny permits for the proposed PennEast pipeline. “I am pleased that the state Department of Environmental Protection rejected PennEast’s pipeline permits,” said Bateman ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Kip Bateman’s resolution designating Oct. 8th as Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in New Jersey was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy Tuesday. The date is significant, chosen for hydrogen’s atomic weight, 1.008. “The annual observance will help promote these clean, safe and virtually ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The designated redeveloper of the Union Hotel and surrounding properties unveiled a scaled-back plan for the project – called Courthouse Square – at a meting of the Borough Council last week. “I was hopeful tonight to come here and announce that we have reached settlement” with ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The group that’s become known as the “Flemington Four” has filed a lawsuit against the borough, its construction official, police chief, former mayor and some former Council members. The Flemington Four are George Eckelman, Richard Giffen, Steve Romanowski and Gary Schotland.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., will host guest speaker Kate Lee, executive director of the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7-9 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The presentation is free and open to anyone who would like to attend and ...

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NEW DELHI, India  – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, alongside Choose New Jersey, has announced the opening of the New Jersey India Center in Gurugram, India. The opening of the New Jersey India Center kicks off Murphy’s seven-day, six-city economic mission trip to India. Murphy is the first ...

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