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Updated: Joe Danielsen Ready To Succeed Chivukula In State Assembly

Updated: Joe Danielsen Ready To Succeed Chivukula In State Assembly

Update 2: Danielsen will be sworn in in the Assembly chamber at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. Update: Danielsen was elected to fill Chivukula’s seat on Oct. 5. Original Story: Barring any last-minute surprises, township Democratic Party chairman Joe Danielsen will become the 17th Legislative District’s newest state Assemblyman. Danielsen is expected to win a special […]

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Action Taken On Measures Co-Sponsored By Assemblyman Chivukula

Action Taken On Measures Co-Sponsored By Assemblyman Chivukula

Measures co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, D-17, that support granting Filipino nationals Temporary Protected Status in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan and would allow for pediatric respite facilities in the state saw action recently. The Assembly on Jan. 6 passed a resolution that would urge the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to […]

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Township Residents Levine, Chivukula Have Mixed Results in State Legislative Races

Township Residents Levine, Chivukula Have Mixed Results in State Legislative Races

The two township residents running for state Legislative seats had mixed results Nov. 5. Democratic state Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula easily won re-election from the 17th Legislative District with his running mate, Joseph Egan. The two bested Republican challengers Carlo DiLalla of North Brunswick and Sanjay Patel of Piscataway. Straight ballot results – without provisionals or […]

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Smith, Levine Face Off in First Senatorial Debate

Smith, Levine Face Off in First Senatorial Debate

It was billed as a debate between the two state Senate candidates for the 17th Legislative District, but it ended up being more of a policy discussion. To be sure, there were differences in the stands taken by Democratic incumbent Sen. Robert Smith and his Republican challenger, township Mayor Brian Levine, but there was none […]

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Two Years Later, Towpath Access Bridge Still Out

Two Years Later, Towpath Access Bridge Still Out

Two years after it was swept away by the remnants of Hurricane Irene, the D&R Canal Towpath access bridge off DeMott Lane in Somerset is getting some attention. But it’s still going to be nearly another year before the bridge will once again allow access to the towpath. The state Department of Environmental Protection expects […]

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Chivukula Resolution on Baha’i Faith in Iran Wins Assembly Passage

A state Assembly resolution sponsored by Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, D-Somerset, that urges Iran to release imprisoned members of the country’s Baha’i faith and treat them with respect was unanimously adopted Sept. 9 by the state Legislature’s lower house. The resolution, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield, notes that since the Iranian Revolution of  1979, “more […]

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Egan Bill to Create Children’s Cardiac Event Database Becomes Law

A new law that would require the reporting to the state of sudden cardiac events in children is expected to help save children’s lives. The bill, called the “Children’s Sudden Cardiac Events Reporting Act,” was co-sponsored by state Assemblyman Joseph Egan, D-New Brunswick, a member of the 17th Legislative District delegation. In a press release […]

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