America's Cities, According to Their Mayors
A national review of 100 mayoral State of the City addresses reveals the top issues in urban communities according to the voices of their mayoral representatives. Traditionally, Mayors oversee a city's many public departments, including police, fire, education, housing, and transportation. They serve as the city's Chief Executive, with the power to appoint and remove commissioners to these departments.
It's against the law to let your dog bark for more than 15 minutes in this Chicago suburb
The Aurora City Council voted last week to fine pet owners a $100 ticket for excessive noise from dog barking. (CHICAGO) Nobody likes to hear a dog barking excessively outdoors, but this Chicago suburb is taking it to another level.
Anti-Semitism Incidents at Rutgers, NJ-Israel Commission Responds
The NJ-Israel Commission responds to recent bias incidents at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Gov. Murphy makes new appointments to the NJ-Israel Commission. The New Jersey-Israel Commission responds to reported incidents of harassment toward Jewish students based on perceived support for Israel at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
NJDEP Identifies Common Health Hazards in New Jersey Schools
New Jersey has over 18,000 known contaminated sites under remediation and tens of thousands of additional sites that completed or are still in the process of cleaning up. Some of our state’s public schools sit on or near these contaminated sites.
The History of Morristown, NJ Suffragettes
Julia Hurlbut and Mrs. J.W. Brann in front of the NWP headquarters in New York City, holding banners announcing a mass meeting on January 4Library of Congress. The history of Woman’s Suffrage has a deep connection to New Jersey and the Morristown, NJ area.
Morristown, NJ Facts Every Resident Should Know
Morristown will forever be known as the military capital of the American Revolution for acting as the home to many of our country's founders as well as a base for George Washington and his troops during the war's long winters. This is a fact known by all who live in or visit Morristown as historical landmarks can be seen through all three square miles of our town.
Who Believes in Conspiracy Theories & Why?
In the spring of 2020, 5G cellular towers were set aflame across Europe amidst conspiracy theories that 5G was spreading COVID-19. In January of this year, a pharmacist in Wisconsin was charged with deliberately destroying hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines on the belief that the vaccines were somehow changing human DNA. When COVID-19 first reached pandemic levels, a decent portion of Americans fell behind the theory that the virus was engineered by the Chinese government.
$6.5M Clean Up of Contaminated Sites in New Jersey
The EPA will award $6.5 million toward the cleanup of contaminated sites in New Jersey. Funding includes first-ever Brownfields-Specific funding under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Applications Open for Morris County Recreation Trail Grant Program
$1.8 million available for recreational trails in Morris County. All 39 municipalities in Morris County are eligible to apply. Apply today to capture some of these funds for Morristown!
Nearly 2 Million NJ Households Eligible for Property Tax Relief Program
Governor Murphy visits Somerville today to highlight the ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program as a new initiative that makes over 1 million more NJ households eligible for property tax relief.
Boost in Wages for Workers Caring for Vulnerable NJ Residents
Governor Murphy’s budget includes $211.2 million in wage increases for workers who care for vulnerable NJ residents. According to the Office of the Governor, the budget plan for this fiscal year, starting July 1, includes $211.2 million to fund wage increases for direct support professionals, personal care assistants, childcare workers, nursing home workers, private duty nurses, community-based mental health and substance use disorder providers, and homeless shelter staff.
Senate confirms Michigan State University economist Lisa Cook to Federal Reserve
Michigan State University economist Lisa Cook speaks during a confirmation hearing on Feb. 3, 2022.Ken Cedeno (Pool Photo) Michigan State University economist Lisa Cook was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to serve on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, becoming the first Black woman to serve on the board in its 108-year history.
Michigan to vote on state legislative term limit reforms in November
Michigan voters will have the opportunity in November to vote to overhaul term limits placed on state legislators. Under the proposed reforms, lawmakers would be able to serve a total of 12 years in Lansing, down from the current 14-year term limit, but would be allowed to serve all 12 years in one chamber. Currently, legislators are limited to six years in the Michigan House of Representatives and eight years in the Michigan Senate.
New NJ Transit Technology Enhances Accessibility on Public Transit
Advancements Improve Customer Experience and Enhance Accessibility for Neurodiverse Customers and Those with Mobility Challenges. Today, May 11, 2022, NJ Transit announced the launch of a new mobile app to improve accessibility on NJ Transit for neurodiverse customers and customers with mobility challenges.
$10 million to NJ Summer Camps, Apply Today
Murphy Administration allocates $10M to cover youth summer camp operational expenses and provide financial assistance to families that struggle to afford summer camp costs. Everyone’s going to camp this summer, thanks to the Murphy Administration.
Granholm cuts ribbon on Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
MSU President Samuel Stanley and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm cut the ribbon on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams on May 2, 2022.Andrew Roth. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm returned to Michigan to cut the ribbon on Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, on May 2.
8 Indicted Over Paterson Chop Shop, Stripping and Selling Stolen Vehicles
Eight individuals were indicted on 2nd-degree conspiracy and other charges related to the operation of a Paterson “chop shop” that possessed stolen vehicles and stripped them for parts.
First Black Woman To Be Appointed As White House Press Secretary To Succeed Jen Psaki
Karine Jean-Pierre is going to be appointed as the first Black woman and the first openly lesbian person to serve as White House press secretary is a significant step forward in representation, and she is well aware of that fact.
$1K STEM Grants Available for K-12 Schools, Apply by May 31
The first annual Lt. Governors’ STEM Scholarship Program awards up to $1,000 to 12 schools nationally. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2022. The first annual Lt. Governors’ STEM Scholarship Program awards up to $1,000 to 12 schools nationally to support STEM-related activities for students. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2022, with award recipients announced and funded this Summer 2022.
Real laws that show the ambition of Kentucky legislatures
United States law is modeled after common law of the United Kingdom. The Library of Congress (LOC), indicates that preceding the colonization of Virginia, King James I, guaranteed the colonists of “liberties, franchises, and immunities” possessed by anyone born in England in his 1606 First Charter of Virginia decree.