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New Jersey Sees $330 Million Windfall In Spectrum Auction

Credits: Congressman Lance's Office

WESTFIELD, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), Vice Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, today announced that New Jersey public broadcasting earned $331,951,636 in the Federal Communications Commission’s first broadcast incentive auction.  The auction was designed to market federally-controlled broadcast airwaves for nationwide wireless mobile use.

This is good news for taxpayers and consumers.  These funds are a needed boost to state coffers and the freeing up of spectrum allows innovators to deliver for consumers the 5G network that will empower the Internet economy and households that have many mobile devices.  This is a win-win.”

Lance’s Committee was responsible for the creation of the first-of-its kind market for repurposing valuable broadcast airwaves.  The need for an auction was prompted by increasing demand for wireless airwaves.  The FCC estimates that about 70 percent of Americans use data-hungry smartphones.  By auctioning the spectrum airwaves the FCC monetized a federal asset to meet the rising demand.  

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Power Washing Scrubs Overnight Parking in Broad Street Garage July 23-25

July 22, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Parking Services Agency’s annual maintenance program will see the Broad Street Garage power washed the nights of July 23, 24 and 25.

Overnight parking is prohibited on these dates between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. For more information, contact the Parking Services Agency at 908-522-5100.

Dear Fellow Springfield Residents

July 17, 2017

My name is Geri Ann Bujnowski and I am a candidate for Springfield Township Committee. I am running because our town, with its rich history, must be competitive with its neighboring towns. It should be an affordable place where all residents love to live and families can enjoy.

I have lived in Springfield with my family for over 25 years, building strong ties and growing a long history of ...

Union County Residents Encouraged to Participate in State-run Gun Buyback Program

July 22, 2017

Local residents are being urged to consider participating in a state-run gun buyback program going on next weekend, through which cash payouts of up to $200 per firearm are being made available to members of the public.  Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Union County Sheriff Joseph P.

Women of NJ Deserve Representatives Who Will Fight For Them -- Every Day

July 22, 2017

Hello Neighbors,

As your Democratic candidate for State Assembly I wanted to call your attention to my opponent Republican incumbent Nancy Munoz’s change of heart regarding annual Planned Parenthood funding. Last week Munoz announced that she plans to vote “Yes” on S3302, a long-overdue measure to restore Planned Parenthood funding which was removed from the budget by ...

Space Still Available for Summer Youth Programs at Union County College

July 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - Registration is still available for late starting summer youth programs through the Office of Continuing Education. Classes are taught by NJ-certified teachers and subject matter experts that specialize in delivering high-quality youth programs for students ages 11-18.  Classes run through August 17, and many courses are still available for enrollment.  

Educational ...