McKeon decides not to run for Congress

McKeon decides not to run for Congress

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the past several months, there has been a lot of conjecture regarding who would be running to represent the 11th District in Congress. Many have been pointing to Assemblyman John McKeon, a Democrat who represents the N.J. 27th Legislative District, believing that he will challenge incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen, a Republican. […]

New law encourages mental health physicians to work in underserved areas

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, John McKeon and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to reimburse tuition for psychiatrists who work in underserved areas of the state has been signed into law. “The reimbursement program will only be available to physicians who engage in the full-time practice of psychiatry in an area of […]

New law ensures stiffer penalties for drunken drivers who commit vehicle homicide

TRENTON, NJ — Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to ensure stiff penalties for anyone who commits vehicular homicide while driving drunk is now law. The new law, A-3686, known as “Ralph and David’s Law,” establishes a new crime of “strict liability vehicular homicide” for killing a […]

Several bills signed into law in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, John Burzichelli, Troy Singleton and Marlene Caride to help protect sensitive taxpayer information is now law. The new law, A-4994, requires certain state and local government agency employees with access to federal tax information to undergo criminal history background checks. The measure enables New Jersey […]

West Orange to receive $182,100 Green Acres grant

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a July 14 release, state Sen. Richard J. Codey, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and Assemblyman John F. McKeon today applauded a $182,100 Green Acres grant for West Orange in the 27th Legislative District, to be used to improve Lafayette and Degnan parks. The $182,100 grant is part of $80.7 million announced […]

Badlanis launch Families for Safe Streets in New Jersey

Badlani: FSSNJ’s goal is to end ‘traffic violence’ in state

Badlanis launch Families for Safe Streets in New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many kinds of violence draw attention in our society and yet traffic violence is often overshadowed, reduced to being called “accidents.” West Orange resident Sangeeta Badlani’s son, Nikhil, did not die from an accident; his death was preventable — he died from a careless driver disregarding a stop sign in South […]

Bill to ensure stiff penalties for drunken vehicular homicide clears Senate panel

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Mila Jasey and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to ensure stiff penalties for anyone who commits vehicular homicide while driving drunk cleared a Senate panel on Thursday, June 15. Bill A-3686, known as “Ralph and David’s Law,” would establish a new crime of “strict liability vehicular homicide” […]

McKeon measure takes stance against ICE arrests at courthouses

TRENTON, NJ — On Thursday, June 15, the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved a measure, AR-268, sponsored by Chairman John McKeon, opposing the dramatic increase in arrests on courthouse premises across the country by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The legislation was prompted by a hearing that McKeon’s committee held last week on the […]

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

Mayors want better equity, communication from NJT

Municipal officials finally meet with NJ Transit reps

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — After weeks of being sidelined, municipal officials from several towns finally met with NJ Transit representatives June 7 to discuss the burden local communities will shoulder this summer as the Morris & Essex Midtown Direct trains to Penn Station are diverted to Hoboken. The diversion will last for approximately eight weeks […]

McKeon receives Robert Pellet Leadership Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The New Jersey Clean Communities Council has awarded its Robert Pellet Leadership Award to Assemblyman John McKeon for his ongoing efforts to promote anti-litter initiatives in New Jersey. McKeon, a former West Orange mayor who serves as vice-chairman of the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, accepted the award at the […]

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