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OLD BRIDGE – Emotions over the ongoing crisis at the border of the United States and Mexico, immigration and race spilled out into the Old Bridge Township Council chambers during a recent meeting. The end result was a 7-2 vote by council members to pass a resolution “directing the township attorney to file legal action […]

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By Rumu DasGupta I am writing in response to a recent Your Turn guest column that was published in this newspaper, “Governor, Attorney General are Promoting Anarchy in N.J.” and in response to a recent news article that was published in this newspaper, “Sheriff Seeks State’s Approval to Continue ICE Agreement.” It is getting harder […]

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed three pieces of legislation that address the opioid crisis. A-3292, A-4744, and SJR-35 will strengthen opioid prescription label requirements, ensure greater access to Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) benefits for Medicaid recipients, and spread awareness of opioid abuse through the designation of Oct. 6 as “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day,” according to […]

For years to come, when residents of New Jersey dealing with crippling pain are able to purchase and use medical marijuana, they will be able to thank Jake Honig for helping to make that access possible. Jake, 7, of Howell, died on Jan. 21, 2018 after a five-year battle with cancer. He is survived by […]

HAZLET – Municipal officials in Hazlet have formally rejected the idea of the municipality becoming a sanctuary city. During a meeting of the Hazlet Township Committee on April 16, Mayor Scott Aagre, Deputy Mayor Michael Glackin, Committeewoman Tara Corcoran-Clark, Committeeman James McKay and Committeeman Michael Sachs passed a “Resolution Opposing New Jersey Becoming a ‘Sanctuary […]

Legislation that increases penalties on energy suppliers and marketers for hijacking consumers’ electric bills has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. Murphy signed the legislation on April 17. Sponsored by state Assemblyman Ron Dancer and state Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, the consumer protection bill (A-1683) doubles the penalties for changing a consumer’s power company […]

A new state law will require the accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals to be included in New Jersey’s public school curriculum. The mandate, according to one person, could help to reduce incidents of bullying and create a safer school environment for students. That was the assessment offered by Christian Fuscarino, […]

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill (S-2992) into law, which appropriates $20 million to the New Jersey Racing Commission for horse racing purse subsidies for this fiscal year, with all future appropriations subject to the budget. The funding will be allocated by the New Jersey Racing Commission equally between the thoroughbred industry and the […]

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