Government

December 14, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it would approve requests for seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean for geological surveying, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has joined a House coalition pushing to end any prospects for offshore oil and gas drilling and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio will join Political Science and Law Professor Brigid Callahan Harrison in a conversation concerning his book, Standing on Principle: Lessons Learned in Public Life, Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. Followed by a town hall style question ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. issued the following statement about the Nov. 15 snowstorm:  Yesterday’s snowstorm created havoc not just for Essex County, but the entire tri-state region. We relied on several different weather forecasts, all of which grossly ...

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TRENTON, N.J. - Following the tragic death of a local teen, state Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died last year after a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death ...

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In order to allow the Department of Public Works access to clear the streets properly, please remove all parked cars from the street. There will be No Overnight Permission granted tonight so that roads can be cleared of snow. If you do not have a place to park your car, check with a neighbor for ...

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VERONA, NJ - The Township of Verona is excited to announce that it has reached a tentative deal to purchase the property formerly occupied by Cameco and the adjacent residential houses for redevelopment to help meet the Township’s Affordable Housing obligations. The tract of land on Pine Street at ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Monmouth County businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on August 11 through 13 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. To find out about the program, SBA has established this week a disaster loan outreach ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - On Monday Cedar Grove hosted its state representatives at a town hall meeting to discuss the overdevelopment issue stemming from affordable housing obligations.  The meeting is part of an effort by Town Council to take a proactive approach to any further development in Cedar ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - All municipal building phones are back in service.  Earlier today, the township of Cedar Grove notified residents of an outage of phone service in the Municipal Building via Nixle. This Includes the administrative police lines. The outage is being worked on, but the estimated time ...

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The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency. The freeholder board at its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood passed a resolution supporting other ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and ...

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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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