South Plainfield receives $370K for upgrades and modernization of Emergency Operations Center

South Plainfield’s Emergency Operations Center, which received more than 68,000 calls for assistance last year alone, has functioned two decades without a complete overhaul. “During that time, there have been significant technological advances in the field,” South Plainfield Police Captain Peter Papa said. “Our current systems are at the end of their life and notContinue reading “South Plainfield receives $370K for upgrades and modernization of Emergency Operations Center”

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

On February 4th, Middlesex County’s homeowners and tenants who are eligible to receive tax relief of up to $1,500 have the opportunity to get assistance from New Jersey Treasury and local legislators. Assemblymen Rob Karabinchak, Sterley Stanley, and Senator Patrick Diegnan have arranged for representatives from the New Jersey Department of the Treasury to helpContinue reading “Receive in-person assistance with ANCHOR property tax relief applications Feb. 4 in Edison”

Free cardiac screenings available for student-athletes

Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak, and Assemblyman Sterley Stanley encourage parents to consider having their children take advantage of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset’s free cardiac screenings. Cardiologists, nurses, and technicians from RWJUH Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, will conduct the free screenings for student-athletes 14 through 18 years of age onContinue reading “Free cardiac screenings available for student-athletes”

Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office to hold 10th Annual Sheriff’s Civilian Academy

The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an eight-week Sheriff’s Civilian Academy for residents of Middlesex County this spring. The Sheriff’s Civilian Academy is designed to educate Middlesex County residents on the various functions and duties of the Sheriff’s Office. Applications are currently being accepted for the program, which will be held at the MiddlesexContinue reading “Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office to hold 10th Annual Sheriff’s Civilian Academy”

Edgar Middle School unveils National Blue Ribbon School Award during ceremony

As the principal of a school that received the highest honor in primary and secondary education, Suzy Azevedo was quick to deflect attention from herself. During a National Blue Ribbon School Award banner unveiling ceremony in the gymnasium on Monday, Azevedo humbly credited others for Edgar Middle School of Metuchen being one of just nineContinue reading “Edgar Middle School unveils National Blue Ribbon School Award during ceremony”

Route 18 north lane closures required overnight Friday into Saturday as East Brunswick paving project begins

With work commencing on a drainage and pavement rehabilitation project in East Brunswick, the center and right lanes on Route 18 north between West Prospect Street and Old Bridge Turnpike are scheduled to be closed from 11 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Saturday. The work is part of an $86.1 million federally funded project thatContinue reading “Route 18 north lane closures required overnight Friday into Saturday as East Brunswick paving project begins”

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

Gov. Phil Murphy today signed legislation designed to expedite the construction permitting process and simultaneously announced more than $19 million will be awarded to organizations across New Jersey to aid in the completion of dozens of affordable housing units statewide including four in Highland Park. Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak and Senator Patrick Diegnan, who represent theContinue reading “Governor signs legislation expediting construction permitting process, announces more than $19 million for affordable housing”

Small Business Improvement Grant

The Small Business Improvement Grant provides reimbursement for costs associated with making building improvements, purchasing new furniture, repairing existing fixtures, and any other associated equipment costs. The program has set aside $15 million in grant funding to assist small businesses including $6 million for businesses and nonprofits located in Opportunity Zone-eligible census tracts. Businesses areContinue reading “Small Business Improvement Grant”

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

Legislation enhancing the ability of persons on the autism spectrum and with intellectual and developmental disabilities to travel independently, which also makes safe transportation more accessible for all state residents, is headed to Governor Phil Murphy’s desk. Senator Patrick Diegnan, D-Middlesex, who chairs the Senate Transportation Committee, and Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, D-Hudson, sponsored the legislation,Continue reading “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

As part of the state’s annual budget process, Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak and Assemblyman Sterley Stanley helped secure $8.5 million in funding for Middlesex County’s Destination Athletic Complex. Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver today informed the state lawmakers, who represent New Jersey’s 18th Legislative District, that Middlesex County will receive the $8.5 million awardContinue reading “Middlesex County to receive $8.5 million in funding for Destination Athletic Complex”