Government

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated. Among ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local officials say the 36-inch water main break on Southside Avenue has done more to disrupt traffic than it has impacted water quality or the supply of water to homes and businesses in the borough. Work crews on Thursday continued repairs at the site. The roadway is closed ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) Appropriations Act into law Tuesday and said this year’s budget represents "the culmination of a four-year journey to fix many longstanding problems in New Jersey.” The governor was joined by State Senate President Sweeney, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Temperatures were hot in East Brunswick this week, especially when it came to the discussion of the ordinance proposed by the Township Council to allow the sale of medical marijuana in the township.  More than 40 people attended the online meeting of the Township Council this ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township will receive approximately $2.3 million this year from the American Rescue Plan, according to the township’s CFO John Bolcato. The township officially received the money on Friday, June 18th, from the state.  According to Bolcato, the money will be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The discussion of the sale of legal marijuana to be used to address prescribed medical conditions at two locations in East Brunswick will continue at the Township Council meeting on Monday night June 28.  Following a hearing by the East Brunswick Planning Board, the Council has ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Planning Board Director Bryan Bidlack has been appointed Township Manager for South Brunswick Township; he has been serving as the acting manager since early May. Bidlack will be filling in the role previously held by Bernard Hvozdovic, who left the position in April for a job ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Township Council is set to pass an ordinance which would prohibit the sale, growth and distribution of cannabis in the community. The Council has expressed support for the provision in the past, citing supposed health risks, attraction of crime and the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -   The South Brunswick Public Library will hold its regular board meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 pm. The  Zoom Meeting ID: 815 7369 2355 Dial in Phone Number +1 646 876 9923 US (New York Area). The online link for the meeting will also be posted on the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of Flood Mitigation and Restoration Improvements to its Sayreville Pump Station. The nine-year, $92 million renovation revived the pump station to its full ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Middlesex County Utilities Authority (MCUA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of Flood Mitigation and Restoration Improvements to its Sayreville Pump Station. The nine-year, $92 million renovation revived the pump station to its full ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick residents can expect their 3rd quarter tax bill in the mail sometime this week, according to a letter from the township. The payments, which are colored orange and white, are due on August 1st with a ten-day grace period. Any payments that are not received ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 50 damaged, faded, or torn American flags were presented by the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops and Packs of East Brunswick for a ceremonial retirement at the Elks Lodge in the township on Flag Day. The flames rose high as flags were burned in reverent memory of the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Department of Public Works will be milling and paving Riva Avenue, in the area of Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, on Monday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 15. The road will be closed to through traffic, local traffic only, between 7 am and 3 pm. Local detour will ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – As part of New Jersey’s first official commemoration of Juneteenth, Middlesex County will mark the holiday with County-wide celebrations beginning with the Central Jersey Chapters of NAACP and the Arts Institute of Middlesex County mural painting event in New Brunswick on ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township is set to create a Youth Advisory Board, a group of students and volunteers who will advise the council on issues facing young people. Kaushik Rathuryan, a teen advocate, presented his proposal before the Township Council on Tuesday, June ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Murphy’s once-skyrocketing ratings have now returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-seven percent of residents currently have a favorable impression of the Governor (down from ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr.  along with fellow 18th L.D. Assemblymembers Robert Karabinchak and Sterley Stanley, recently sponsored legislation that, if approved, would allow for the renaming of Middlesex County's wildlife conservation area.  The three Democratic ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem.  The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 62-word statement from the Rutgers president attempted to re-enforce the university’s stance against hatred and bigotry, while seemingly seeking to defuse a potential political powder keg. Instead, local leaders who stand on opposing sides of the Israel-Palestinian conflict ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At this week's East Brunswick Town Council meeting, the Police Department received approval to begin the process of providing body-worn cameras.  The move puts East Brunswick in compliance with Executive Order 201, signed by Governor Phil Murphy last year, which supported the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK and HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The Doughboy - an iconic statue that has stood sentinel in the borough for almost 99 years before being felled by a wayward truck last year - is back. The statue has been returned to his post at the fork where Route 27 (Raritan Avenue) and Woodbridge Avenue ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Gladys Sicknick of South River, NJ, mother of deceased Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, is pleading with members of the United States Senate to open an investigation into the riot that took place on January 6, 2021.  She has requested a meeting with Senators to encourage ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township is participating in a joint humanitarian effort to provide personal care and other basic items to the 108 individuals recently impacted by activities at the BAPS Temple. On May 11, federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Monday welcomed home Ashu Mahajan, a Scotch Plains resident who recently traveled to India to visit his ailing father and became trapped by tightening COVID-19 restrictions. Sen.

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At their annual ceremony, the Lost Souls Memorial Project in East Brunswick unveiled a plaque to commemorate the 137 African Americans who were kidnaped and sold into slavery in the early 19th century. Township Council members, community leaders, and local activists presented ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents living near the site of the shuttered Sears on Route 1 have complained that the area has been piling up with abandoned vehicles and various forms of trash.  They have also complained that some people are sleeping in cars on the site. The City Council voted 5-0 at ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — Today’s passage by the Assembly is New Jersey’s first legislative update to appliance efficiency standards in 15 years could save consumers $132 million annually in utility bills by 2026 and reduce air pollution.  Assembly Bill 5160 passed with bipartisan support by a vote of ...

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