Government

October 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The city's administration held a town hall with a panel of experts to discuss marijuana legislation and medical expansion regulations on Wednesday at Plainfield's Washington Community School. There are currently six treatment centers in New Jersey, in Bellmawr, Cranbury, Egg ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded a total of $106,090 in grant funding to Municipal Youth Services Commissions representing all 21 Somerset County municipalities. Ceremonial checks were presented to grant recipients at a recent public meeting.    “The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Property in the Emerson Lane neighborhood of the township is back in the news, again. The Warren Township property, which was proposed as a site for the Berkeley Aquatic Club (BAC), in 2012, is now being proposed as a site for a 192-unit housing development with 144 ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee approved a settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center, the advocacy group that negotiates affordable housing for the state, on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10. The agreement establishes a definite number of affordable and market-rate housing units the ...

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WARREN, NJ - Discussion of Warren Township’s state imposed obligation to build affordable housing invokes lyrics from a popular song, “ They paved Paradise to put up a parking lot.” While not a parking lot, the number of new homes to be built according to a settlement agreement Warren Township is ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee will hold a Special Meeting to “encourage and receive public comment “ regarding the Township’s Affordable Housing obligation, they announced on Thursday.  The meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1, in the Susie B. Boyce Meeting Room, Police/Court ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township ranks as the third safest place to live in New Jersey in 2018 up from ninth last year, according to the SafeWise Report which ranked the 50 safest cities in the Garden State. “As always, I'm proud of  the hard working officers and their efforts to ensure the best ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in an contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youths. In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce ...

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WARREN, NJ – “We’ve heard your pain.” Officials from the United States Postal Service addressed the Warren Township Committee at its last meeting regarding a plan to improve service in Warren Township.  Robert Schultz, the United States Postal Service manager of consumer and industry contact ...

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WARREN, NJ - The ribbon has been cut. The East County Turf Field officially opened on Sunday with help from Watchung Hills Pop Warner Wolverine players, cheerleaders, parents, coaches and a who’s who of Warren, Somerset County, New Jersey, and Pop Warner ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Board of Education postponed a controversial proposal to cut back on standardized tests in certain grades and subjects, just minutes before it was set to vote on the plan. The decision put off the vote was a setback to Gov. Phil Murphy, who campaigned on eliminating ...

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WARREN, NJ - Warren Township honored the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks with a ceremony Tuesday.and remembered those lost 17 years ago, including Warren residents: Keith Coleman, Brian Dale, Hashmukhrai Parmar and Sheryl Rosenbaum.   Nine Warren children lost a parent during the ...

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WARREN, NJ - It’s been 17 years. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Warren Township will honor the fallen from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The ceremony will occur at 8:30 a.m. at the 9/11 Fallen Heroes Monument in front of the Municipal Building. The monument depicts the Twin Towers and features an ...

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TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible. A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set. In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court ...

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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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WARREN, NJ - Warren Committeewoman Carolann Garafola joined Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) on Tuesday in a meeting with officials from the U.S. Postal Service regarding ongoing resident complaints about mail services in the Township.   Mail delivery in Warren has had problems and issues for ...

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WARREN, NJ - Replacement of the artificial turf at the East County field on Stirling Road, under construction for the past few months, has now been completed.   The cost of the field to be resurfaced is estimated at approximately $401,000 with just about $26,000 coming from the township ...

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Flood Control Commission (GBFCC) will hold its annual memorial service at 9:30 a.m., at Miller Park, 111 Greenbrook Road on Saturday, Aug. 4. Miller Park is located behind the Green Brook Municipal Building.  Due to ongoing flood project construction in Middlesex ...

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  WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township 2018/2019 property tax bills have been printed and are in the mail. Included in the mailing is an insert explaining payment options.      Additionally, tax information can be accessed and paid online at www.warrennj.org.  From the Home page on the ...

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  WATCHUNG, NJ  – In a repeat of the Watchung Borough Council’s  action on April 19,  the council voted Thursday night  to not renovate the existing Watchung Library building or build a new library, however, a comment from a resident during the public commentary portion of the meeting gave hope ...

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  WARREN, NJ — Warren commuters will soon have a new option. The opening of the Warren Park & Ride was announced by the Warren Township Committee on Wednesday. As of Sept. 4, Warren Township residents who commute between Warren and the NY Port Authority Bus Terminal can park in the ...

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WARREN, NJ – Jersey Central Power & Light has filed a four-year infrastructure plan with the state Board of Public Utilities aimed at enhancing the reliability and resiliency of its distribution system against severe weather and reducing the frequency and duration of power outages. The ...

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PEARL HARBOR, HI -  A 2012 Watchung Hills Regional High School graduate and Warren, New Jersey, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).  Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Vesper is an aviation ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County will fly its flags at half-staff July 12 in memory of Grace A. Gurisic, who served as the county’s first woman freeholder more than half a century ago. Gurisic passed away June 9; she was 84. Funeral services will be held 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, from the ...

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WARREN, NJ - As the community celebrated Independence Day, USA.gov and the Department of Veterans Affairs shared some helpful guidelines for showing respect to the symbol of the nation. Check out this helpful information before you fly the stars and stripes. Traditional guidelines call for ...

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The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow. In a 2017 report Freedom ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Montgomery Township officials, are fighting a proposed two-week closure of Route 206 for the reconstruction of the bridge over Crusers Brook, which is located near the Montgomery Township Municipal Complex. The New Jersey ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee continues to receive complaints regarding postal service issues. On Thursday, June 28, Township Committee person Carolann Garafola met with representatives of the postal service in order to reiterate the concerns of Warren residents and to ensure that a ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex) and inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey State Reptile has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. “I am so proud of the ...

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  WARREN, NJ -The Warren Township Police Department in conjunction with the Warren Township Committee announced on Thursday a new initiative for residents regarding safe internet sales transactions. The program, dubbed “Internet Purchase Exchange Location”,  will afford people a designated ...

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