Government

October 12, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, N.J.- For four years Cedar Grove High School displayed 2,977 flags, in honor of the lives lost on September 11. The front of the high school has served as the base for the flags, including the flags of victim's home countries.  This year, they were given a piece of steel from the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Cedar Grove Town Council will host a town hall meeting to continue the discussion of the township's affordable housing obligations on Oct. 29. Senator Kristin Corrado, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Special Council Mark Semeraro will be ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy unveiled his economic development strategic plan, “The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey”, at the On3 campus in Nutley on Monday. The plan sets New Jersey on the path to a stronger and fairer future where innovation and ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Township of Cedar Grove seeks resident volunteers to fill vacancies on the following committees/board: Advisory Health Council Downtown Advisory Committee Recreation Advisory Board Interested residents should submit a letter of interest by Thursday October 11, ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A public hearing will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss two pending ordinances that will address multi-family housing in Cedar Grove, as well as the township’s currently unmet affordable housing obligations.   “While the thought of any further development in ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. The lawsuit, filed by New Jersey Coalition ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - After months of negotiations, the Cedar Grove Town Council announced the purchase of more than 53 acres of undeveloped property within the township on Tuesday. According to the social media posts by Mayor Joe Cicala and the other council members, the property purchased is ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - There will be several detours and road closures this week according to the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT) of Lackawanna Avenue northbound, Rifle Camp Road southbound and the Valley Road/Route 46 Westbound ramps, as the Route 3/Route 46 Improvement ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. is calling on Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to work together and re-enact the two percent on annual salary increases for police officers and firefighters that are awarded ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today issued a State Disaster Declaration for the Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties, which will help assist in recovery efforts in the areas affected by flash flooding which occurred on Aug. 11. Murphy and other officials ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when. For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The temporary shelter that periodically closed amid public outcry will remain open for another month while city officials gear up for a year-round homeless sheltering plan. The 224 Sussex Ave. shelter opened in December to house the homeless during extreme periods of cold weather ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said the federal government was using “extortion” when it withheld grants for local policing because the city won't comply with federal immigration enforcement policies. The mayor’s sentiments were echoed by Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and three ...

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A state monitor will oversee University Hospital in Newark in response to a series of concerns regarding the quality of care and the financial health of the institution, under an executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. “Given the scope of the problems found at University Hospital, these ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy. "This is important for every resident for a better life ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark could soon see a boost in long-term investments due to federal legislation that created certain tax exemptions for private investors. In April, the federal treasury department approved low-income Opportunity Zones in 75 municipalities throughout New Jersey that were nominated ...

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PATERSON, NJ – A law requiring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in firefighters so to develop better ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A pharmaceutical company being sued by Newark for its alleged role in the overprescription of opioids just received a major tax break from the state of New Jersey. The city in 2017 sued several opioid manufacturers, including Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, for alleged “deceptive” ...

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VERONA, NJ - A series of road paving projects will commence in Verona beginning Monday.   The following streets will be impacted: Newman Avenue, Wilton Terrace, Elmwood Road, Clover Lane, Maple Terrace, Howard Street, Cliff Street, Floyd Road, Afterglow Avenue, Pease Avenue and Montrose Avenue.

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove swore in a new mayor and deputy mayor at its annual reorganization on Monday.   Joseph Cicala was unanimously elected mayor by the council and Robbie Vargo was named Deputy Mayor.   “We couldn’t have gotten a better person to serve on this council and we couldn’t ...

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RIVER EDGE, NJ -- Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced the bipartisan Miranda Vargas School Bus Driver Red Flag Act – or “Miranda’s Law,” in honor of Miranda Vargas, the East Brook Middle School student killed in the tragic bus accident last month. The bus crashed when the driver, whose ...

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NEWARK, NJ — City and congressional officials today stood at the site of a future health center in the West Ward to announce $1.3 million in federal funding for the facility. The new Saint James Federally Qualified Health Center -- the second for the city -- is expected to open by early next ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Hundreds marched down Broad Street today as part of nationwide protests being held  against President Donald Trump's immigration policies.  The "Families Belong Together" protest started at city hall and was organized by immigration advocacy groups, including Make the Road NJ, New ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Mayor Ras Baraka today expressed support for Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget proposal over state lawmakers’ plan as a Saturday deadline -- and another possible government shutdown -- approaches. "We believe that his budget and his ideas that he wants to push forward is what we need,” ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The new Off-Leash Dog Park in the Essex County Hilltop Reservation in North Caldwell opened on Friday, becoming the fourth dog park in Essex County parks.   "We are happy that residents are now able to take advantage of this dog park. It's another example of the great ...

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The New Jersey Senate has approved Sen. Joe Pennacchio’s legislation to increase New Jersey’s maximum income tax deduction for property taxes to $15,000. (SenateNJ.com) “By increasing our state income tax deduction for property taxes from $10,000 to $15,000, we’re providing real property tax ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona's new garbage ordinance could soon be history.  The Town Council introduced an ordinance at its meeting on Monday that could rescind Ordinance 2018-18 which was approved May 21 and limited garbage pickup to just five cans per building.   The latest ordinance comes in response ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday that bars individuals under the age of 18 from marrying or entering a civil union. It was a major win for Fraidy Reiss, founder Westfield-based Unchained At Last, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women and girls in the US to escape or resist ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time. “We are ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing. The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New ...

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