Get Involved in the Vision for Green Brook’s Village Center

The Green Brook Township Committee is embarking on a Village Center Visioning Study to explore the possibilities of establishing a walk-able town center with commercial and residential interests.  The result of this study will be suggested changes to zoning, land use, transportation, and other regulations that will affect all aspects of our community including our quality of life, property taxes, school system, and the ambiance and character of our town.

The township committee needs to hear from all Green Brook residents. All opinions matter and should be considered when our township officials are making decisions so vital to our town.

Use Your Voice

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
6 pm to 9 pm
Green Brook Middle School Cafeteria
132 Jefferson Avenue
Green Brook, NJ

  • Visit the project Web site for more information. Check back regularly for updates.
  • Spread the word. Share with friends and neighbors.

 

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Meet Your 2016 Candidates for Township Committee

Dr. Michelle Previtera

Dr. Michelle Previtera

Dr. Michelle Previtera is a 7 year resident of Green Brook, NJ and has a five-year old son. Michelle earned a BS degree from Thomas Jefferson University in Bioscience Technologies and a PhD from Rutgers University in Cell and Developmental biology. She currently works in the pharmaceutical industry. She wants to serve her community through the Green Brook Township Committee.

 

 

 

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Deborah Bort

Deborah Bort has resided in Green Brook since 2002. She has a BA Degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University. Having retired from a long career in Group Medical and Dental at Guardian Life Insurance Company, she is now active in several civic and volunteer organizations including Green Brook’s Cultural Heritage Committee, Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County, and Ashbrook Nursing Home.

Call for Candidates. Be the Difference in 2016!

The Green Brook Democrats are accepting letters of interest from anyone wanting to guide the direction of our township government. Two seats will be on the ballot in November 2016.

This is your opportunity to be the difference and lead the way for Green Brook. Run for township committee.

Contact us at gbdems@gmail.com.

SCFDW Rallies in Support of Our Candidate Dr. Michelle Previtera

Dr. Michelle Previtera, Green Brook Township Committee Candidate

Dr. Michelle Previtera (right) Candidate for Green Brook Township Committee

Check out these photos of our candidate, Dr. Michelle Previtera, at Saturday’s rally sponsored by the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women. A terrific crowd turned out to celebrate and support the county’s women candidates — a great roster of smart, savvy, service-oriented women! Election day is November 3. Polls are open from 6 am until 8 pm. Be sure to get out and cast your vote for Green Brook’s Dr. Michelle Previtera and Lawrence Shaw.

SCFDW Rally 10-17-15

Women Candidates in Somerset County

Meet Our 2015 Candidates

Dr. Michelle Previtera

Dr. Michelle Previtera

Dr. Michelle Previtera is committed to protecting our environment, ensuring public safety and maintaining our roads. She has a Ph.D in cell and developmental biology from Rutgers University. Working as a scientist she researches brain cancer and stroke and fosters the careers of future scientists via internship programs. She resides in Green Brook with her husband and young son.

Lawrence Shaw

Lawrence Shaw

Lawrence Shaw has a lifetime of business experience and a focus on economic development. He is a retired investment adviser and a business manager/owner. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Cooper Union and volunteers as a math and science tutor for Somerset County. A resident of Green Brook for 18 years he and his wife enjoy the company of their children and grandchildren.

Seeking Candidates for Township Committee for 2015

The Green Brook Democrats will be holding screenings of persons seeking
the nomination of the party for the upcoming primary election. If you
are a registered voter in the township, and have an interest in running
for the Green Brook Township Committee, we welcome you to submit your
letter of interest with the Green Brook Democrats via email to
mel4greenbrook@optonline.net before March 20.

It’s All Up to You…Don’t Forget to Vote!!

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Vote Column 2 on November 4

What can you do to make a difference in tomorrow’s election results? A LOT!!

  1. MAKE SURE YOU VOTEPolls are open from 6:00am – 8:00pm.
  2. MAKE SURE EVERY VOTER IN YOUR HOME VOTES – Make it an outing. Treat them to coffee. Ride together.
  3. MAKE SURE YOUR NEIGHBORS VOTE – Don’t be shy. Remind your neighbors to vote while you’re at the bus stop, walking the dog, taking out the trash or raking the yard. Green Brook Township elections have been decided in the past by less than 25 votes. Each vote makes a difference.

If you don’t remember where you need to go to vote, find your polling location.

B Safe When U Drive and B Aware of the New “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” Initiative

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In a press release issued on 4/1/2014, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety and the NJ State Attorney General’s office announced that they have issued $5K grants to 60 police departments throughout New Jersey to crackdown on motorists talking and texting on their mobile phones via new program entitled “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” The program begins immediately and runs through April 21.

The NJ State Attorney General estimates that Driver inattention has been a major contributing factor in nearly 750,000 motor vehicle crashes in the state since 2009 and nationwide, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2012 alone.

The following law enforcement organizations in Somerset County have received grants, and other agencies are expected to participate unfunded:

  • Bernards Twp PD
  • Bernardsville PD
  • Branchburg
  • Bridgewater PD
  • Franklin Twp PD
  • Hillsborough PD
  • Montgomery Twp PD
  • North Plainfield PD
  • Somerset County Sheriff’s Office
  • Warren Twp PD

It is illegal in New Jersey to operate a motor vehicle while using a handheld electronic device. Fines start at $100 but will increase this summer and can ultimately result in charges of vehicular homicide of assault if an accident occurs.

 

 

Proposal to Outsource Green Brook EMS is Off the Table

As posted on the Green Brook EMS Facebook page:

Thank you Green Brook residents. The mayor was bombarded with your emails and the township committee withdrew the proposal to go 24/7 paid ems. We saved the EMS volunteers! Thank you!

554 people signed the petition.  Thank you to all who voiced their opinion.

Sign The Petition to Save the Green Brook EMS

Dear Residents,

Please sign the petition. 

Green Brook township committee along with the township administrator is trying to dissolve the Green Brook Volunteer EMS. Mayor Boccio and the township administrator, Kelly Cupit, advised our EMS Chief that this is strictly for “financial reasons.” The EMS total operating budget is approximately $25K per year. This small budget will have no effect on the taxpayers while the township administrator just received a raise to make her annual salary $125K.

We currently have 27 active EMS members and cover the township during the night and the entire weekend. We also perform rehabilitation on fire scenes, assist with searching for missing people and provide over and above assistance to the township during major disasters while leaving our families and home unattended. We also offer CPR and basic first aid classes. You will not receive these services from a contracted paid service. You and your insurance company will be billed any time you need an ambulance, which is at least $500.

Now we need your help!

  1. Please sign the petition online.We’re looking for 1000 signatures.
  2. Please express your support to Mayor Boccio via email at pboccio@greenbrooktwp.org and Kelly Cupit at kcupit@greenbrooktwp.org.
  3. Attend the township committee meeting on Monday, March 3 at 7:30 pm at Green Brook town hall to voice your concerns and show your support. THEY ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS ON MONDAY NIGHT!

If you have any questions, please contact the EMS Chief at gbemschief@optonline.net.

Thank you for your continued support!

Yours in life safety,

The members of the Green Brook Volunteer EMS