Cranbury: State Senate Candidates Pushing For Shutdown Pay

July 15, 2017

CRANBURY, NJ - State senate candidates in New Jersey's 14th District are feuding over who is doing more for furloughed workers trying to get paid after the recent government shutdown.

Hamilton Township Councilwoman and Republican state Senate candidate Ileana Schirmer released a statement earlier this month condemning what she called “all talk and no action” on behalf of ...

Cranbury Enjoys July 5 Independence Day Fireworks in Village Park

CRANBURY, NJ – As the band finished playing a march and broke into “The Star-Spangled Banner” July 5, the crowd of several hundred gathered in Village Park became silent.

With hands over hearts and heads uncovered, men and women of all ages began to spontaneously sing the national anthem during the township's annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks display last ...

South Brunswick Township Services Continue Despite State Shut Down

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – As the state’s budget impasse and shut down continue for a third day, furloughing some 35,000 state workers, township officials said there would be no impact to local services.

Township Manager  Bernard Hvozdovic alerted residents on Sunday that the shutdown of state offices by Gov. Christopher Christie has no impact on township municipal ...

Government Shutdown Special Session Convenes in State House

TRENTON,NJ- Midnight Friday evening, Governor Chris Christie issued an executive order to shut down the New Jersey Government as budget negotiations could not come to common ground. The Governor took to twitter claiming 

"The Legislature’s inability to approve an FY18 State Budget by the June 30th deadline has forced the closure of state government."

He also claims ...

South Brunswick Fireworks Celebration For Fourth of July Tomorrow Night

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The township's annual celebration for the Fourth of July is scheduled for tomorrow night on the field between Crossroads North and South middle schools on Kingston Lane.

The free event begins Friday evening at 6 p.m. and will feature the Time Machine, an 18-piece live band as well as food vendors, officials said.

At 9:15 p.m., the fireworks will begin.

Township ...

South Brunswick: Part of Route 1 Shoulder to Ease Rush Hour Congestion Beginning June 26

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – It’s been a long time in coming, but the morning and evening rush hours may get better on Route 1 thanks to a state Department of Transportation pilot program using some of the road’s shoulders starting next Monday.

Police announced Monday that the Hard Shoulder Running project, a .25-mile section of Route 1 between Independence Way and Raymond Road, ...

LGBTQ Pride Flag First Raised At Middlesex County Courthouse

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As a LGBTQ rainbow flag rose up the flagpole at the Middlesex County Courthouse this week, attendees were reminded of the 49 men and women murdered in the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida last year during a terrifying and bloody mass shooting that targeted members of that community.

According to published reports, Omar Mateen entered the LGBTQ nightclub on June 12, ...

Cranbury: New $2.6M Public Library Project Goes Out To Bid

CRANBURY, NJ – According to township officials, the Cranbury Public Library staff "got the memo," a major step forward in building a new $2.6 million, stand-alone facility.

During Monday night's Township Committee meeting, Committeeman Dan Mulligan, who is liaison to the library, said that the township had prepared a memo of understanding for the library, authorizing the ...

Ciattarelli: US Should Pay for Trump Visits to Somerset Golf Club

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th) has signed on as a primary sponsor of a resolution seeking reimbursements for President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to New Jersey and his estate and golf club in Bedminster.

Ciattarelli's resolution urges the federal government to compensate municipalities, counties and the state for police overtime and administrative ...

South Brunswick: Township Council Amends Proposed Budget, Schedules Second Public Hearing

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Township Council members unanimously approved an amendment to the proposed 2017 budget Tuesday night and scheduled a second public hearing on the spending plan for June 27.

Council members Joe Camarota and Jo Hochman were absent from the meeting.

Chief Financial Officer Joe Monzo said the budget, which was initially proposed with a 3.8 cents per $100 of assessed ...

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Zwicker Book Drive Donates Thousands of Books for Children

July 19, 2017

(SKILLMAN) – A month-long summer book drive organized by the legislative district office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker has donated 4,000 books for local students in kindergarten through grade 12.

“Research shows that daily reading is a critical way to keep kids engaged and learning year-round. I am so proud of the way our community came together to donate books for ...