Veterans centers expand in Morris, Warren counties as officials in NJ seek more

The U.S. Veterans Administration has opened a service center in Morris County and will soon add an outreach office in Warren County, bringing VA services closer to those who served and are now living in northwestern New Jersey. Morris County’s Veterans Center Community Access Point is located at 540 West Morris Ave. in Morris Township, in office space provided […]

Sherrill presents big check for Drew Forest preservation, total funds hit $9.12 million

MADISON – Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, D-11, presented a ceremonial big check for about $4.1 million to the borough, representing the federal funds she’s secured for the preservation of the Drew Forest during a press conference on Glenwild Road in front of the forest Monday, April 22. During the event on Earth Day, Mayor Robert Conley said […]

Chatham’s ECLC receives $850K in federal funding for facility improvements.

CHATHAM – The Education, Careers and Lifelong Community (ECLC) of New Jersey, a non-profit which provides schooling to special needs children on Lum Avenue, has received an $850,000 grant for necessary structural repairs, Mayor Carolyn Dempsey announced at the Monday, March 11 council meeting. The ECLC’s need for upgrades was first brought to the attention of the […]

Drew Forest among list of North Jersey projects to get federal funds. See full list.

Sixteen million dollars to combat auto theft, pay for public-works projects and possibly save a forest will flow into North Jersey in the form of federal dollars for community projects shepherded into the 2024 federal budget by Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-Montclair. The funds are included in a $460 billion package of spending bills signed by […]

Maplewood to See Direct Benefit From Congressional Bill Signed This Weekend

A group of funding bills passed by Congress and signed by U.S. President Joseph Bidenon Saturday avoided a partial shutdown of the federal government — and also provided Maplewood Township with $959,752 in funding to support new stormwater subsystems. The subsystems will “will be able to convey larger volumes of runoff to address flood risks while providing additional water […]

$959K For Wayne Sewer Improvements Approved In U.S. House Funding Bill

WAYNE, NJ — Wayne Township could get close to $960,000 in federal appropriations to help protect residents from flooding , officials said.  At the most recent Township Council meeting, Mayor Chris Vergano said the $959,752 would support improvements to help the Mountain View pump station manage stormwater. Vergano said this the amount that the township […]

Sherrill tops League of Conservation Voters Environmental scorecard; Kean near the bottom

Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-11, has received a 100 percent environmental scorecard rating from the The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (LCV) on its 2023 National Environmental Scorecard, while the area’s other member of Congress Rep. Tom Kean Jr., R-7, received a 22 percent score on the same scorecard. This year, many in New Jersey’s delegation like […]

Sherrill Urges House Ways and Means Committee to Protect First Responders’ Retirement Benefits

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) wrote directly to House Ways and Means Committee leadership urging them to make life more affordable for New Jersey’s first responders. Her advocacy follows a roundtable discussion she hosted with firefighters and law enforcement officers from around New Jersey on the need to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and […]

Sherrill Dives into Newark

NEWARK – The Clinton Hill Early Learning Center occupies an impressive building on Demarest Street and serves 198 children up to the age of five. The center, which has been around since 1992, describes itself thusly: “Our commitment to quality extends to our families as well. We provide multiple pathways for families to be engaged, empowered, and […]

Parents struggle as child tax credit hangs in the balance

New Jersey Democratic Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (11th District) visited Clinton Hill Early Learning Center in Newark Friday, continuing to push the bill which recently passed in the Republican-led House of Representatives in a solid bipartisan fashion. “The majority agree that we really need to do more for families and for children, especially,” said Sherrill. Read more here