McKeon, Prieto, Wimberly, Zwicker & Greenwald Bill to Create Statewide Gun Buyback Program Approved by Assembly
The bill (A-2374) would require the New Jersey Attorney General to establish a statewide gun buyback program, which would allow New Jersey citizens to voluntarily and anonymously surrender firearms and weapons in their possession in exchange for a monetary reward.Read more
Eustace, Sumter, Downey, Wimberly, Danielsen, Jimenez & Zwicker Bill to Keep Guns Away from Serious Criminal Offenders Clears General Assembly
The bill (A-2443) would add carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering, terroristic threat and unlawful possession of a machine gun or handgun convictions to the list of crimes that under current law would prohibit an individual from purchasing or owning a gun in the state.Read more
MANVILLE – On Saturday evening, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker joined a grateful Hillsborough community to say “Thank You” to hundreds of Fire Fighters who helped to put out a warehouse fire in February.
The fire at Veteran’s Industrial Park began on February 11th, and continued into February 12th, shutting down route 206, and destroying two 240,000 square foot buildings. The five-alarm fire drew more than 500 firefighters, from 107 different departments, and involved more than 200 emergency vehicles.
Derek R. Basista of Charity Events Group donated his time and expertise to help put together the benefit dinner. In addition to Assemblyman Zwicker, speakers included Rep. Leonard Lance; Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli; Hillsborough Mayor Frank DelCore; Manville Mayor Richard Onderko; and Hillsborough Fire Commissioners Bruce Vatter, John Catrombon Jr. and Patrick Buckley.
“At the sound of an alarm, these extraordinary men and women put their lives on the line for the safety of our community,” Zwicker said. “It is fitting that we spend this evening thanking them for all that they do every day.”
Assemblymen Zwicker and Ciattarelli also presented Joint Senate and Assembly Resolutions to the Fire Departments, as well as to the family of Doris W. Flatley, recognizing her 35 years of service to Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #3 on Woods Road. Flately, who was the first female fire officer in Hillsborough, died on March 17th.
Assemblymen Joe Danielsen and Andrew Zwicker will co-host a job fair on April 13 in Somerset.
The event will be held at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the free event and network with more than 70 recruiters for opportunities with public and private entities within the Central Jersey region.
"Many of our residents who remain unemployed or underemployed know that their skills and experience can be a real asset in the right workplace," said Danielsen (D-Middlesex/Somerset). "New Jersey has a well-educated and well-trained population looking for opportunities to work and support their families here, and the representatives who will be at the job fair want to give them a chance."
"A job is about more than taking home a paycheck. We have highly knowledgeable and well-qualified men and women who want the opportunity to use their skills to make positive contributions to society," said Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). "This job fair will be a win-win for individuals looking for jobs and for employers looking for talent."
Employers interested in participating may contact Dolores Alfieri via email at AsmDanielsen@njleg.org or by phone at 732-247-3999.
Job seekers may RSVP here. Note, however, that no RSVP is required for attendance.
I am happy to announce that my staff will be holding Mobile Office Hours! We will be in South Brunswick, Somerville, and Flemington/Raritan over the next few weeks. If you have any concerns, or would just like to stop by and meet our staff, please join us! Details can be obtained below, or by calling 609-454-3147.
As a representative of the 16th District, I believe it's important for you to know that when you call, we will pick up the phone. To that end, I am happy to announce that we will be expanding our office's hours! We hope this expansion will help those who who may not be able to make it in during normal business hours have an opportunity to get in touch with me and my staff if necessary.
Our new hours will be:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Tuesday, from 8:30am to 7:00pm
As always, we welcome your visit, whether it is for help with a state agency, to share your concerns about key issues, or simply to stop by and say hello.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
I have been alerted of NJ Transit's Alternative Service Plan for Possible Rail Stoppage. Please find the plan, from NJ Transit, below. In the event of a suspension of NJ Transit Rail Service, please be advised of these alternate methods of transportation - and try to avoid travelling if you can. Stay safe and have a great weekend!
Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker will honor young scientists during the governor's second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Week Celebration at the statehouse on Monday.
Zwicker, head of science education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, will present a resolution honoring the Governor's STEM Scholars Class of 2016, a selective group of 60 students interested in the STEM fields, at 11:30 a.m. in the State House Annex, Room 9, Third Floor, 125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608.
"Our state's STEM scholars prove that we have the talent right here at home to fill jobs that will advance not only our state and our nation, but also the world," said Zwicker (D- Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). "New Jersey's history is full of stories of innovation in STEM, and it is fitting for us to foster that spirit by nurturing and honoring the next generation of scientists."
In addition to receiving this honor, the students will present their research on Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 9.
The Governor's STEM Scholars is a unique public-private partnership between the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the Governor's Office, the Department of Education and the Secretary of Higher Education that connects high school and college students with all aspects of New Jersey's STEM economy.
I am always incredibly excited whenever I can educate young people about science, whether it's in my professional role as Head of Science Education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, or in my role as a Member of the General Assembly. Hands on science and engineering programs are vital to inspiring life-long learners, as well as sparking careers in STEM fields. It was a joy to watch these kids experiment, grow, and have fun!