Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Paramus' Connie Wagner, state assemblywoman, says the work of the municipal alliance is proven to help local communities tackle issues, such as prescription drug addiction.
Tuesday, March 26
Every day we seem to hear of another senseless death of a 20-something in our local communities. Many of the communities in my District, the 38th District, have a, “Municipal Alliance,” that is working to combat issues like this as well as many others. The members of the alliance are people who are on the ground providing each other with the pulse of their communities in order to provide positive fun activities with a message. The Municipal Alliance fosters a positive message of self-esteem and fun while informing each other of the dangers drugs pose for our communities, while also suggesting policies through discussion. The Municipal Alliance that I am a part of in Paramus has come up with various solutions to the problems that exist…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Election day brought a change in the balance of power on the council; power restored after Sandy, threatened by Athena.
Preliminary counts show Putrino and Ashley take the election, while residents cast a resounding 'no' for the Field of Dreams. Ashley and Putrino "anxious to get to work on behalf of the residents of New Milford." See how the candidates did in each district, with the unofficial counts. Just when some residents saw their power come back after 10 days, Athena took it away. Lawmakers set up an Amazon.com "wish list" where residents can purchase much-needed items and have them shipped to the legislators' district office where they will be delivered to those in need. FEMA approves Christie’s request to extend Disaster Unemployment Assistance to cover all New Jersey counties as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Federal representatives on hand to help …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Lawmakers set up an Amazon.com "wish list" where residents can purchase much-needed items and have them shipped to the legislators' district office where they will be delivered to those in need.
Democratic assembly members Connie Wagner and Tim Eustace are organizing an online donation drive for storm-ravaged victims who are now entering the recovery and clean-up phase from Hurricane Sandy. After meeting with so many residents who lost their homes, Wagner and Eustace wanted to add much needed support to the devastation caused by Sandy. "For all those who have completely lost their homes, our heart goes out to them," Wagner said. "There are also many residents who have monumental clean-up and recovery efforts ahead of them." By partnering with Amazon.com, Wagner and Eustace have set up an "wish list" where, with one click, residents can purchase much-needed items directly and have them shipped to the legislators' district office …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Senator Robert Gordon and Assembly members Timothy Eustace and Connie Wagner join New Milford's Chamber of Commerce as they visit local business owners.
The threatening rain clouds did not keep Senator Robert Gordon, Assembly members Timothy Eustace and Connie Wagner, and Council members Hedy Grant and Austin Ashley from attending New Milford's Chamber of Commerce walk along River Road to meet and greet business owners. Among some of the businesses that the group visited were Jersey Boys, Chez Rosemary, Harvey's Appliance, Toros Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine, New Milford Delicatessen, Verizon and Roman's. At each stop the representatives discussed the state of local businesses and how these business owners are weathering tough economic times. Patrick Santino, owner of Harvey's Appliance, told Gordon that the benefit of shopping local is that he knows his customers and will go out of …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Sen. Gordon and Assembly members Wagner and Eustace will open a satellite office to better serve constituents throughout district.
Local officials and residents from across District 38 are invited to Bergenfield Tuesday as Senator Bob Gordon, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner and Assemblyman Tim Eustace host an open house to celebrate the opening of their new constituent service office on South Washington Street. “We are very excited to open our new office in downtown Bergenfield and get to know our neighbors a bit better,” said Gordon (D-Fair Lawn). “This new office will provide constituents of the 38th district more office location options and greater access to both their legislators and the constituent services our offices provide.” The joint office, at 35 South Washington St., will serve as an additional service center to constituents. Gordon currently operates mainly …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
District 38 legislators recently formed a Public Education Advisory Committee.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
As 38th District legislators, Senator Bob Gordon, Assemblyman Tim Eustace and myself recently formed a Public Education Advisory Committee consisting of administrators, supervisors, teachers, board of education members and parents. The purpose of this committee is to discuss the important educational issues which face the state of New Jersey. The agenda of the first meeting focused on teacher evaluations and their impact on earning tenure. What we found most interesting was the unanimous agreement that the current evaluation and tenure situation in our school system is broken. What we also found most interesting was that participants representing different roles in education could come together to offer creative solutions to the …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Week in Review, a weekly roundup of local news stories on New Milford Patch
Senator Bob Gordon and Assembly members Connie Wagner and Tim Eustace announced Thursday that New Milford will receive $403,075 in state Blue Acres Fund to assist with the purchase of homes affected by repetitive flooding. Report reflects SOD's position regarding the proposed residential portion of the United Water property development--New Milford's classrooms are overcrowded. 219 readers voted in our poll asking whether or not you support a dog park at Van Saun. A surprising 78% are against it. Six new officers joined the ranks of New Milford's Auxiliary Police and were sworn in during Wednesday evening's meeting of the Mayor and Council. Despite the heat, hundreds of residents lined River Road waving American flags to celebrate …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Representatives from the state legislature, the County Executive, Freeholders and town officials come out to celebrate the achievements of New Milford's Girl Scouts.
Elected and local officials gathered at New Milford High School Wednesday evening to honor New Milford's Girl Scouts at their 2012 awards ceremony. County Executive Kathleen Donovan, the first woman to be elected to the position of County Executive in Bergen County, was the evening's guest speaker. Also recognizing the achievements of New Milford's Girl Scouts were State Senator Robert Gordon, Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, Freeholders John Felice and John Driscoll, and Elena Lavalas and Charisse Taylor from the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. Opening the ceremony, Eric Sheninger, Principal of New Milford High School, emphasized the important role that the Girl Scouts play in shaping future leaders. Citing statistics, Sheninger told the…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Mayor and Council unanimously approve anti-semitism resolution
The Mayor and Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning anti-Semitism during Monday's work session, making New Milford the first municipality in Bergen County to pass such a measure. The resolution, sponsored by Councilwoman Hedy Grant, is a response to a string of anti-Semitic incidents that recently occurred in Bergen County. Among them: The resolution acknowledges that the residents of New Milford have a rich history of being tolerant to all faiths and religions and that "an attack on one faith or religion is an attack on all." According to the document, the Mayor and Council condemn all forms of hatred and anti-Semitism and encourage the use of law enforcement resources of Bergen County "to apprehend the perpetrators of …
Friday, December 9, 2011
District 38 Assemblywoman Connie Wagner says putting off the problem will make it more costly.
Friday, December 9, 2011
By Assemblywoman Connie Wagner In 1958, my Mother and Father started their journey towards achieving the American Dream, building their own home, in what were once the idyllic country-like surroundings of South Hackensack, New Jersey. Weeping willow trees, open space filled with fields and plenty of ponds to go ice skating on in the winter. Each weekend, Dad and the rest of the family would gather with hammer and nails and work for hours alongside the hired carpenter. The result was a three bedroom Cape Cod house which was our castle; the collective effort of working hard, saving, and sacrificing for our family’s dream. As the years went by development after development popped up along the landscape: factories, homes and paved parking …