SENATOR PATRICK J. DIEGNAN JR.

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Diegnan bill addressing transportation barriers for persons with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities signed into law

Receive in-person assistance with ANCHOR property tax relief applications Feb. 4 in Edison

Free cardiac screenings available for student-athletes

After Damar Hamlin, here is what New Jersey does so young athletes can survive cardiac arrest

Star Ledger Op-Ed: We’ve already learned many of the life-saving lessons gleaned from Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest

Edgar Middle School unveils National Blue Ribbon School Award during ceremony

VIDEO: Senator Patrick Diegnan appeared on State of Affairs with Emmy award-winning anchor Steve Adubato to discuss transportation and other topics

Governor signs legislation expediting construction permitting process, announces more than $19 million for affordable housing

Law aimed at easing transition for military and their families

Legislation addressing transportation barriers for persons with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities heads to Governor’s desk

Middlesex County to receive $8.5 million in funding for Destination Athletic Complex

Highland Park nonprofit receives $1 million for affordable housing project

Newly renovated Highland Park recreation complex already benefiting student-athletes

Ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrates stunning renovation of South Plainfield High School auditorium

REAL ID deadline for air travel extended to May 2025

GMC student-athletes from 18th Legislative District earn postseason honors

State legislators reciprocate gratitude to Jewish Community Center

State legislators tour nationally recognized Rutgers Asphalt Pavement Lab

Deadline extended to file for New ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program

Highland Park Community Teen Center and state’s other School Based Youth Services Programs to be funded

‘We are all Jews here’: A World War II hero’s remarkable story comes to Edison

Senate approves Diegnan bill requiring signage honoring historic sites at NJ TRANSIT stations

Senate passes resolution opposing New York’s congestion pricing plan

Exemplary School Based Youth Service programs such as Highland Park’s worth considering as New Jersey implements necessary new statewide infrastructure for student and family support

Video highlights from Nov. 11, 2022 Veterans Day Ceremony in South Plainfield

Executive order establishes New Jersey task force to address public school staff shortages

Riley Elementary School honors veterans

Diegnan statement on allocation of federal funding for Clean School Bus Program

Middlesex County unveils plan to transform Middlesex College into a leading New Jersey destination

Diegnan bill requiring signage honoring historic sites at NJ TRANSIT stations advances

Senate Education Committee advances bill establishing New Jersey School Safety and Security Task Force

Senate approves legislation to improve transportation for people with disabilities

Oct. 15 designated as New Jersey Railroad Workers Day

Metropark Station to undergo transformation

Retiring PANYNJ police officer fundraises for Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Edison, East Brunswick, Metuchen school districts ranked among Top 50 in state

Senate Transportation Committee advances bill to address traffic safety

Award-winning New Jersey students recycle batteries and educate public

GMC players showcased in Soccer for a Cause Charity Festival

TRANSITional Art Project puts work of local artists on track

National POW/MIA Recognition Day Vigil honors and remembers service members

Metuchen’s Edgar Middle School earns prestigious National Blue Ribbon School Award

Governor signs Diegnan bill establishing Irish-American Heritage Month in New Jersey

Senator Diegnan sponsors railroad safety legislation

Hunger Heroes Awards fundraiser benefits food-insecure Middlesex County residents

Senator Diegnan’s latest newsletter provides updates from Legislative District 18 and the state

NJ schools ‘need our support now more than ever,’ Senator Diegnan says

Edison remembers 9/11 with ceremony

Civil rights collection established in Martin Spritzer’s loving memory at Metuchen Public Library

South Plainfield conducts a ‘Parade Around the World’ on Labor Day

Senator Diegnan presents resolution to Sherban’s Diner

Edison Community Garden will also ‘build unity, compassion and understanding’

Replacing century-old rail bridge will benefit Northeast Corridor commuters, economy

Governor signs legislation establishing commission to create COVID-19 New Jersey frontline and healthcare worker memorial

Governor signs legislation allowing minors to serve as election workers

VIDEO: The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Mobile Unit visits 18th Legislative District towns

Middlesex County to receive $11.24 million to improve county roads and bridges

$3 million in state funds helps East Brunswick break ice on skating rink

Edison to receive $1.5 million for projects benefiting township and state residents

Legislation revamping graduation proficiency test heads to Governor’s desk to be signed into law

Governor signs legislation addressing shortage of school bus inventory

Legislation requiring New Jersey DEP to develop and implement electric school bus program headed to Governor’s desk to be signed into law

Hands of Hope founder Jackie Goedesky honored for decades of service

Myrtle Field ribbon-cutting ceremony ushers in new era of Metuchen athletics

Diegnan legislation addressing teacher shortage part of bill package Senate Education Committee advances

Beloved Tierney continues to inspire Edison police as state’s No. 2 fundraising department prepares for annual Law Enforcement Torch Run

Legislation to require signage honoring historic sites at NJ TRANSIT stations advances

NJ TRANSIT introduces new technology to aid customers in their travels

TapInto News Around New Jersey: Senator Patrick Diegnan on Transportation, Honoring Front Line Workers and Reaching Across the Aisle

Award-winning J.P. Stevens High School FIRST Robotics team honored

Edison awarded $20,000 Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities grant

Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources for New Jerseyans

Workers’ Memorial Day honors all who lost their lives on the job

New Jersey high schools rank among nation’s best

NJDOT accepting Municipal Aid applications for nearly $165 million in FY23 grants

Travelers with disabilities and all rail users will benefit from Perth Amboy Train Station improvements

Jackie Robinson’s legacy: ‘Black and white should be equal and not divided. He taught America a very important lesson.’

New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus focused on equity and inclusion

Edison awarded $70,000 for highway traffic safety

We must ensure animal victims are protected in our state

18th Legislative District roadways and bridges among NJDOT’s proposed improvement projects

New Jersey aims to improve transit for people with disabilities

Keep Middlesex Moving “Mobility Matters” Podcast: Understanding New Jersey’s Safe Passing Law

Middlesex County shelters receive state grants for renovations

Highland Park, Metuchen receive grants for downtown revitalization

Temple Emanu-El celebrates relocation to Jewish Community Center with “Walk to Worship”

New law increases pay for New Jersey election workers to $300 per day

One of Central Jersey’s busiest roads is slated for major improvements

Two bills aim to make NJ transportation more accessible for people with disabilities

Preliminary Project Plan for replacement of Oak Tree Road Bridge on Edison/South Plainfield border unveiled

Three 18th Legislative District towns to receive $1.879 million combined in pre-K aid

18th Legislative District schools slated to receive more than $120 million in direct state aid

Bill making totally disabled veterans’ property tax exemption retroactive advances

Senate committee advances bills to improve transportation services for persons on the autism spectrum and with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Senate unanimously passes bill to create New Jersey Frontline and Healthcare Worker Memorial Commission

Moving over for pedestrians, cyclists is now the law in New Jersey

Ron Sabol of SMART-TD sworn in as NJ SEED’s newly elected president

Safe passing law to protect pedestrians and cyclists takes effect

Fifth straight year without NJ TRANSIT fare hike; WI-FI coming to all NJ TRANSIT buses

Childhood and adult vaccines available for uninsured and underinsured Middlesex County residents

JCC of Middlesex County receives $250,000 in state funding for development and construction

Video: Edison Job Corps celebrated Black History Month, honoring Reginald Johnson, Roberto Sayers, Mildred Scott, and Joyce Ship-Freeman

Edison, Metuchen receive combined $1.25 million in Safe Streets to Transit Program grants

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park receives $150,000 in state funding

Diegnan receives New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians’ 2021 Public Service Award

Here’s what New Jersey’s transportation leaders say tops the list of urgent issues in 2022

VIDEO: Senator Diegnan commemorates the 175th anniversary of Thomas Alva Edison’s birth with NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette and Edison Mayor Sam Joshi

Memorial proposed for NJ health care workers who lost their lives to COVID

Senate approves consumer protection bills for New Jersey drivers

Bill establishing commission to create memorial for New Jersey’s frontline health care workers heads to full Senate for vote

Senate committee advances Diegnan-Greenstein bill requiring NJDEP to develop and implement electric school bus program

Bill making Atlantic City casinos smoke free gains bipartisan support

Two Legislative District 18 Municipalities Receive State Grants for Recreation Improvement Projects

Governor signs legislation designed to make student transport safer for New Jersey’s 800,000 school bus riders

Legislation to improve public transportation services for disabled community heads to governor’s desk

New school transportation safety office bill waits for Murphy signature in bus overhaul

Murphy signs anti-bullying bill inspired by Rockaway girl, boosting penalties for parents

Metuchen School District to receive funding for school security upgrades

New Jersey Hall of Fame transportation promotional campaign makes latest stop at NJ TRANSIT station

South Plainfield High School wrestling program records 800th win

Governor signs legislation to prevent violence against transit employees

Gov. Murphy signs legislation strengthening New Jersey’s anti-bullying law

Legislation designed to ensure safety of students traveling on school buses heads to governor’s desk

Legislative District 18 towns and others in New Jersey to benefit from $37 million in library upgrades

Senate approves bill requiring New Jersey DEP to develop and implement electric school bus program

Legislation strengthening New Jersey’s anti-bullying law heads to Governor Murphy’s desk

Diegnan legislation to prevent violence against transit employees heads to Governor Murphy’s desk

New Jersey new car and truck dealers donate tools to first responders in response to flood-related deaths

18th Legislative District schools receive $818,000 for emergent and capital maintenance needs, COVID-19 related measures

County Commissioner Tomaro receives New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award

Governor signs legislation designed to ensure safety of students traveling on school buses

Diegnan bill addressing transportation barriers for persons diagnosed with autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities heads to Senate floor

Senate committee unanimously releases Diegnan’s Motorbus and Passenger Rail Service Employee Violence Prevention Act bill

Governor signs Diegnan bill into law authorizing drivers to display electronic proof of registration

Sign of recognition: Legacy of Peter J. Barnes III honored during ceremony

Diegnan: Additional locomotive engineers provide NJ TRANSIT with depth to continue improving rail commuter service

Video: Metuchen receives $100,000 tree removal grant

Video: Press conference announcing Myrtle Field improvements

LD18 municipalities receive more than $3.136 million in state aid for local transportation projects

Governor recognizes 11th new class of NJ TRANSIT locomotive engineers

Legacy of beloved Peter J. Barnes III to be honored at sign unveiling ceremony

More electric school buses could help New Jersey’s pollution problem

Video: Sierra Club New Jersey says electric school buses are here now

Make school buses electric, advocates say

Governor signs legislation, which Senator Diegnan sponsored, strengthening New Jersey high school student-athlete and cheerleader concussion protocols

Following COVID deaths at NJ veterans homes, new laws make sweeping changes

New bills would close dangerous loopholes in the school bus contract industry

Overdose Awareness Day in New Jersey, remembering without stigma those who have died while acknowledging the grief of their family and friends

Governor signs legislation, which Senator Diegnan sponsored, making virtual shareholder meeting option permanent

Senator Diegnan op-ed: NJ TRANSIT deserves full share of $1.35 billion in emergency federal funding

Senator Diegnan’s bill renaming Dismal Swamp Conservation Area in honor and loving memory of the late Peter J. Barnes III signed into law

Senator Diegnan’s bill to protect pedestrians and cyclists on the state’s roadways becomes law

Oscar Zanoni’s tragic passing inspired Senator Diegnan’s pedestrian and cyclist safety bill

Senate unanimously passes Senator Diegnan’s bill establishing commission to create memorial for New Jersey’s frontline healthcare workers

Edison Police Lieutenant Jason Gerba tells Senator Diegnan his department hopes to become a Top 10 fundraiser for a third straight year in the 38th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey

Video: Senator Diegnan addresses Edison Township Police participating in 38th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey

Senator Diegnan’s legislation strengthening high school student-athlete and cheerleader concussion protocols advances

Senator Diegnan’s bill authorizing optometrists to administer immunizations to adults 18 and older against coronaviruses and influenza under certain circumstances becomes law

Senator Diegnan’s bill requiring the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to conduct unscheduled surprise inspections of school buses advanced Thursday out of a Senate Transportation Committee meeting

Video: Dozens of volunteers joined Senator Diegnan, Assemblyman Karabinchak and Assemblyman Stanley for Earth Day cleanup of Middlesex Greenway

Video: Senator Diegnan addresses NJ Transit’s latest graduating class of locomotive engineers during ceremony at Metropark

Senator Diegnan visits Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County to see firsthand the impact a $250,000 increase in state funding will have on the facility and residents it serves

Video: Senator Diegnan visits Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County

Multiple bill package, including legislation from Senator Diegnan, to better safeguard veterans homes advances

Video: Senator Diegnan joins Assemblymen Rob Karabinchak and Sterley Stanley in presenting a joint New Jersey Senate and Assembly legislative resolution to South Plainfield state champion and future Rutgers University wrestler Anthony White

Governor Murphy and the State Department of Community Affairs have awarded a total of $800,000 in funding to three 18th Legislative District towns to complete approved improvement projects

Senate Approves Sarlo-Diegnan-Greenstein bill to provide support for surviving family of 9/11 Volunteers