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August 14, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill (A1282) on August 4 which requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to implement a three-year “Electric School Bus Program” to provide funding for the purchase of electric school buses and charging infrastructure across the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024. "There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back ...

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UNION, NJ – The park formerly known as Bicentennial Park on Tucker Avenue was officially renamed The Anthony Terrezza Park at a ceremony attended by family, friends, colleagues and peers on Monday. “I’m a little overwhelmed right now,” said Terrezza as the sign to the Anthony Terrezza Park was ...

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UNION, NJ - The annual Haitian Flag Raising ceremony, celebrating the rich culture and heritage of Haitians and Haitian-Americans, was held outside Town Hall on Tuesday evening. Township Committeewoman and Haitian American Michele Delisfort said, “it is a special day to all Haitians in the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C./UNION, NJ/ROSELLE PARK, NJ — At former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's funeral in the nation's capital on Wednesday, Kean University Distinguished Alumnus and Adjunct Professor George M. Gilcrest served as a pallbearer. Gilcrest was a Diplomatic Corps Security Agent from ...

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UNION, NJ – Upgrades to Rabkin Park and Conlon Field were approved by the Township Committee at their last public meeting. “Rabkin Park will be a showcase park that will feature a multi-sport turf field and design upgrades,” said William Reyes, Jr., Assistant Township Administrator.  “The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A resident speaking at Thursday’s Union County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a strong response from the board over the spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The Garwood resident asked about $749,552.94 in CARES Act funds, which records show the county paid out to ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - As many of the mask mandates enacted in New Jersey to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted, there’s still one place Garden State residents must wear them —while using public transportation. The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday it will extend the ...

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UNION, NJ - Two Vietnam War veterans from Union, one from Kenilworth and another from Franklin Lakes were honored for their service and sacrifice at the Statehouse last week on National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Union residents and Vietnam War veterans Bob Johnsen and Leo Graf, were joined by ...

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TRENTON, NJ - During Wednesday's COVID briefing, Governor Murphy announced that the state COVID briefings will end in March. "Our next and final briefing will be on Friday, March 4th – the 2nd anniversary of our first recorded case of COVID-19", said Murphy. "As we move into our new normal and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- As originally reported in TAPinto Springfield last year, the Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency will close the doors of its Center Street location for the final time this weekend. The MVC will be moving to a new facility at 271 Route 22 East on Monday, Feb. 28. For ...

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TRENTON, NJ — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Linden, won the Senate Presidency at Tuesday’s reorganization session, despite a challenge from Sen. Nia Gill, D-Montclair. Former Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick, of Westfield, was among the newly elected members sworn in on Tuesday as state ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2022 State of the State address will stream online and via social media on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Murphy is expected to discuss his commitment to leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 public health crisis, improving the lives of middle-class ...

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TRENTON, NJ — There are hundreds of new laws going into effect this new year. And some of them could impact your wallet directly.  Here are a few of them. Minimum Wage Increase: The new year kicked off with a dollar increase in minimum wage from $12 an hour to $13. This increase is part of ...

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UNION, NJ – Re-elected township committee members Michele Delisfort and Manuel Figueiredo were sworn into office on Saturday at Union’s annual reorganization meeting, held virtually again this year because of the spike in COVID-19 cases. At the meeting, Figueiredo was selected mayor and ...

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UNION, NJ - Because of the spike in COVID-19 cases, this year's annual township Reorganization meeting will again be held virtually. The meeting will begin at noon on Saturday, January 1 via Facebook Live @twpunionnj.  The meeting will also be broadcast live on Channel 34. During the meeting, ...

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UNION, NJ - The New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission has completed their work and the Township of Union will no longer be divided into two congressional districts, but will become one district and will be represented by one congressperson beginning in January 2023. Currently, 28 of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union resident and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte passed away on Wednesday. LaCorte won his last re-election for his fifth five-year term in Nov. 2019. “It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, who provided ...

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UNION, NJ - Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr., who along with Congressman Tom Malinowski, represent the Township of Union in the House of Representatives, spoke at Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting about the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and its impact to Union. “We really ...

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UNION, NJ - The December 21 Township Committee meeting will be held virtually.  The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. The meeting can be accessed via the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88170834676...  The passcode is:   TUCM.

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NEW JERSEY- Despite what appears to be an uptick in COVID positive cases in New Jersey schools, and while affirming that he never takes anything off the table, Governor Phil Murphy said on Wednesday that "there are no plans as we sit here today to mandate vaccines in our kids". There are plans, ...

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UNITED STATES - Effective December 6, all air passengers, both international travelers and US citizens returning from a trip outside the country,  must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States, regardless of vaccination status. Previously, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- On Wednesday morning, while the United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments on a legal challenge that could overturn the country's landmark Roe v. Wade reproductive rights precedent, Governor Phil Murphy held a virtual press conference with the state's reproductive rights ...

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UNION, NJ - Veterans, township officials and Union residents gathered in town hall Thursday morning to pay homage to military men and women on Veterans Day. “Let us honor our veterans and those who continue to serve, not just today on Veterans Day, but every day while remembering their great ...

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PLAINFIELD/N. PLAINFIELD, NJ - President Joe Biden landed in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park on Monday, and then headed to the East End Elementary School in North Plainfield to highlight his Build Back Better plan. In advance of President Biden's visit, members of the Plainfield Police Department ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Starting on October 24, New Jersey landlines within the 856 and 908 area codes must dial 10 or 11 digits for all their calls.  After October 24, local landline calls dialed with only seven digits may not go through, and the caller will receive a recording saying their call cannot be ...

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UNION, NJ – Plans for a new, state of the art public library has taken another step forward with the announcement of the upcoming closure of the Morris Avenue main branch library and the transition to a new interim facility opening on Stuyvesant Avenue. The township will break ground on the new ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Licensing Center officially opened to the public on Wednesday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage was joined by New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) Chief Administrator Sue Fulton, State Senator Joe Cryan, Assemblywoman ...

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