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Replacing century-old rail bridge will benefit Northeast Corridor commuters, economy

Governor signs legislation establishing commission to create New Jersey frontline and healthcare worker memorial

Governor signs legislation allowing minors to serve as election workers

Middlesex County to receive $11.24 million to improve county roads and bridges

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Mobile Unit visits 18th Legislative District towns

 

$3 million in state funds helps East Brunswick break ice on skating rink

Edison to receive $1.5 million for projects benefiting township and state residents

 

Legislation revamping graduation proficiency test heads to Governor’s desk to be signed into law

Governor signs legislation addressing shortage of school bus inventory

Legislation requiring New Jersey DEP to develop and implement electric school bus program headed to Governor’s desk to be signed into law


Hands of Hope founder Jackie Goedesky honored for decades of service


Myrtle Field ribbon-cutting ceremony ushers in new era of Metuchen athletics


Diegnan legislation addressing teacher shortage part of bill package Senate Education Committee advances

Beloved Tierney continues to inspire Edison police as state’s No. 2 fundraising department prepares for annual Law Enforcement Torch Run

Legislation to require signage honoring historic sites at NJ TRANSIT stations advances

NJ TRANSIT introduces new technology to aid customers in their travels

TapInto News Around New Jersey: Senator Patrick Diegnan on Transportation, Honoring Front Line Workers and Reaching Across the Aisle

Award-winning J.P. Stevens High School FIRST Robotics team honored

Edison awarded $20,000 Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities grant

Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources for New Jerseyans


Workers’ Memorial Day honors all who lost their lives on the job


New Jersey high schools rank among nation’s best


NJDOT accepting Municipal Aid applications for nearly $165 million in FY23 grants

Travelers with disabilities and all rail users will benefit from Perth Amboy Train Station improvements

 

Jackie Robinson’s legacy: ‘Black and white should be equal and not divided. He taught America a very important lesson.’


New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus focused on equity and inclusion

Edison awarded $70,000 for highway traffic safety


We must ensure animal victims are protected in our state


18th Legislative District roadways and bridges among NJDOT’s proposed improvement projects


New Jersey aims to improve transit for people with disabilities

Keep Middlesex Moving “Mobility Matters” Podcast: Understanding New Jersey’s Safe Passing Law

 

Middlesex County shelters receive state grants for renovations

Highland Park, Metuchen receive grants for downtown revitalization

Temple Emanu-El celebrates relocation to Jewish Community Center with “Walk to Worship”

New law increases pay for New Jersey election workers to $300 per day

One of Central Jersey’s busiest roads is slated for major improvements

Two bills aim to make NJ transportation more accessible for people with disabilities

Preliminary Project Plan for replacement of Oak Tree Road Bridge on Edison/South Plainfield border unveiled

Three 18th Legislative District towns to receive $1.879 million combined in pre-K aid

18th Legislative District schools slated to receive more than $120 million in direct state aid

Bill making totally disabled veterans’ property tax exemption retroactive advances

Senate committee advances bills to improve transportation services for persons on the autism spectrum and with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Senate unanimously passes bill to create New Jersey Frontline and Healthcare Worker Memorial Commission

Moving over for pedestrians, cyclists is now the law in New Jersey

Ron Sabol of SMART-TD sworn in as NJ SEED’s newly elected president

Safe passing law to protect pedestrians and cyclists takes effect
 

Fifth straight year without NJ TRANSIT fare hike; WI-FI coming to all NJ TRANSIT buses
 

Childhood and adult vaccines available for uninsured and underinsured Middlesex County residents
 

JCC of Middlesex County receives $250,000 in state funding for development and construction
 

Video: Edison Job Corps celebrated Black History Month, honoring Reginald Johnson, Roberto Sayers, Mildred Scott, and Joyce Ship-Freeman
 

Edison, Metuchen receive combined $1.25 million in Safe Streets to Transit Program grants
 

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park receives $150,000 in state funding
 

Diegnan receives New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians’ 2021 Public Service Award
 

Here’s what New Jersey’s transportation leaders say tops the list of urgent issues in 2022
 

VIDEO: Senator Diegnan commemorates the 175th anniversary of Thomas Alva Edison’s birth with NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette and Edison Mayor Sam Joshi
 

Memorial proposed for NJ health care workers who lost their lives to COVID
 

Senate approves consumer protection bills for New Jersey drivers

Bill establishing commission to create memorial for New Jersey’s frontline health care workers heads to full Senate for vote
 

Senate committee advances Diegnan-Greenstein bill requiring NJDEP to develop and implement electric school bus program
 

Bill making Atlantic City casinos smoke free gains bipartisan support
 

Two Legislative District 18 Municipalities Receive State Grants for Recreation Improvement Projects
 

Governor signs legislation designed to make student transport safer for New Jersey’s 800,000 school bus riders
 

Legislation to improve public transportation services for disabled community heads to governor’s desk
 

New school transportation safety office bill waits for Murphy signature in bus overhaul
 

Murphy signs anti-bullying bill inspired by Rockaway girl, boosting penalties for parents
 

Legislation to improve public transportation services for disabled community heads to governor’s desk
 

Metuchen School District to receive funding for school security upgrades
 

New Jersey Hall of Fame transportation promotional campaign makes latest stop at NJ TRANSIT station
 

South Plainfield High School wrestling program records 800th win
 

Governor signs legislation to prevent violence against transit employees
 

Gov. Murphy signs legislation strengthening New Jersey’s anti-bullying law
 

Legislation designed to ensure safety of students traveling on school buses heads to governor’s desk
 

Legislative District 18 towns and others in New Jersey to benefit from $37 million in library upgrades

Senate approves bill requiring New Jersey DEP to develop and implement electric school bus program
 

Legislation strengthening New Jersey’s anti-bullying law heads to Governor Murphy’s desk
 

Diegnan legislation to prevent violence against transit employees heads to Governor Murphy’s desk
 

New Jersey new car and truck dealers donate tools to first responders in response to flood-related deaths
 

18th Legislative District schools receive $818,000 for emergent and capital maintenance needs, COVID-19 related measures
 

County Commissioner Tomaro receives New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award
 

Governor signs legislation designed to ensure safety of students traveling on school buses
 

Diegnan bill addressing transportation barriers for persons diagnosed with autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities heads to Senate floor
 

Senate committee unanimously releases Diegnan’s Motorbus and Passenger Rail Service Employee Violence Prevention Act bill

Governor signs Diegnan bill into law authorizing drivers to display electronic proof of registration


Sign of recognition: Legacy of Peter J. Barnes III honored during ceremony

 

Diegnan: Additional locomotive engineers provide NJ TRANSIT with depth to continue improving rail commuter service
 

Video: Metuchen receives $100,000 tree removal grant
 

Video: Press conference announcing Myrtle Field improvements
 

LD18 municipalities receive more than $3.136 million in state aid for local transportation projects

Governor recognizes 11th new class of NJ TRANSIT locomotive engineers
 

Legacy of beloved Peter J. Barnes III to be honored at sign unveiling ceremon
 

More electric school buses could help New Jersey’s pollution problem
 

Video: Sierra Club New Jersey says electric school buses are here now

Make school buses electric, advocates say

 

Governor signs legislation, which Senator Diegnan sponsored, strengthening New Jersey high school student-athlete and cheerleader concussion protocols
 

Following COVID deaths at NJ veterans homes, new laws make sweeping changes

Governor signs into law eight bills designed to ensure the safety and well-being of New Jersey veterans

Overdose Awareness Day in New Jersey, remembering without stigma those who have died while acknowledging the grief of their family and friends
 

Governor signs legislation, which Senator Diegnan sponsored, making virtual shareholder meeting option permanent

SENATOR DIEGNAN OP-ED: NJ TRANSIT deserves full share of $1.35 billion in emergency federal funding

Senator Diegnan’s bill renaming Dismal Swamp Conservation Area in honor and loving memory of the late Peter J. Barnes III signed into law
 

Senator Diegnan’s bill to protect pedestrians and cyclists on the state’s roadways becomes law
 

Oscar Zanoni’s tragic passing inspired Senator Diegnan’s pedestrian and cyclist safety bill
 

Senate unanimously passes Senator Diegnan’s bill establishing commission to create memorial for New Jersey’s frontline healthcare workers

Edison Police Lieutenant Jason Gerba tells Senator Diegnan his department hopes to become a Top 10 fundraiser for a third straight year in the 38th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey

VIDEO: Senator Diegnan addresses Edison Township Police participating in 38th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey
 

Senator Diegnan’s legislation strengthening high school student-athlete and cheerleader concussion protocols advances

Senator Diegnan’s bill authorizing optometrists to administer immunizations to adults 18 and older against coronaviruses and influenza under certain circumstances becomes law

Senator Diegnan’s bill requiring the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to conduct unscheduled surprise inspections of school buses advanced Thursday out of a Senate Transportation Committee meeting

VIDEO: Dozens of volunteers joined Senator Diegnan, Assemblyman Karabinchak and Assemblyman Stanley for Earth Day cleanup of Middlesex Greenway

VIDEO: Senator Diegnan addresses NJ Transit’s latest graduating class of locomotive engineers during ceremony at Metropark

 

Senator Diegnan visits Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County to see firsthand the impact a $250,000 increase in state funding will have on the facility and residents it serves
 

VIDEO: Senator Diegnan visits Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County

Multiple bill package, including legislation from Senator Diegnan, to better safeguard veterans homes advances

VIDEO: Senator Diegnan joins Assemblymen Rob Karabinchak and Sterley Stanley in presenting a joint New Jersey Senate and Assembly legislative resolution to South Plainfield state champion and future Rutgers University wrestler Anthony White

 

Governor Murphy and the State Department of Community Affairs have awarded a total of $800,000 in funding to three 18th Legislative District towns to complete approved improvement projects

Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill Senator Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. sponsored, which authorizes optometrists to administer immunizations to adults 18 and older against coronaviruses and influenza under certain circumstances

Legislation that would strengthen high school student-athlete and cheerleader concussion protocols, which the full Senate unanimously approved, cleared the Assembly Education Committee 

Senator Diegnan's bill requiring the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to conduct unscheduled surprise inspections of school buses advanced Thursday out of a Senate Transportation Committee meeting

Dozens of volunteers joined Senator Diegnan, Assemblyman Karabinchak and Assemblyman Stanley for Earth Day cleanup of Middlesex Greenway (video)

Senator Diegnan addresses NJ Transit's latest graduating class of locomotive engineers during ceremony at Metropark (video)

Senator Diegnan joins Governor Murphy and other dignitaries in celebrating NJ Transit’s latest locomotive engineer graduating class

State Troopers Fraternal Association names Diegnan 2020 Legislator of the Year

Senate Approves Sarlo-Diegnan-Greenstein Bill to Provide Support for Surviving Family of 9/11 Volunteers

Bill for more surprise school bus inspections introduced

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Requiring Reforms to Long-Term Care Industry

 

Diegnan working on package to combat lines at the MVC

Diegnan Bill to Make Totally Disabled Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption Retroactive Advances

Senate Advances Pennacchio/Diegnan Anti-Bullying Bill

NJ senator praises educators facing challenges amid pandemic

Senate Transportation Committee approves Beach, Diegnan bill to authorize toll enforcement reciprocity

NJ Transit’s progress, despite COVID-19, is undeniable

Middlesex County College rebrands itself with name change

Committee advances Diegnan bill that would extend the timeframe for renewing certain documents issued by the MVC under specific circumstances

Legislation to Set PPE Supply Requirements Signed into Law

NJ lawmakers drafting legislation to address loopholes

State legislature honors memory of hero Michael Sot with joint resolution

Senate, Assembly Committees Advance “Sami’s” Bill After Joint Hearing on Rideshare Services in NJ

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