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290 graduate in WCCC’s 30th commencement (PHOTOS)

Speakers included a congressman and the chairman of the Association of Community College Trustees.

A graduating class of 290 received degrees Saturday at Warren County Commu…

A chance to chat with congressman over coffee in Warren County

Rep. Josh Gottheimer is continuing his “Cup of Joe with Josh” town hall series.

A coffee klatch with a congressman? Warren County residents can start their Saturday that way.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a Democrat whose 5th Congressional District includes northern Warren, will be at the Crossroads Diner at the corner of Routes 46 and 519 in White Township for his “Cup of Joe with Josh” series of town hall meetings, his office announced Friday.

The event begins at 9 a.m.

Gottheimer has held similar events around the district, billed as a way to hear what is on constituents’ minds.

The Democrat is serving his first year in Congress after defeating Republican incumbent Scott Garrett in November. The district also includes parts of Sussex, Passaic and Bergen counties.

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At its first nominating convention in 15 years, the small party backed a candidate for governor.

Warren County’s Democrats are working from the top down.
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New congressman opening office in Washington (the borough, that is)

The Warren County borough’s municipal building is giving space to Josh Gottheimer.

Josh Gottheimer is going to have two Washington offices — one in D.C., and the other in the Warren County borough of the same name.

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The congressman — the first Democrat to represent New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District in decades — is scheduled to appear Saturday afternoon in Washington, the borough that is, to officially open a constituent service center in the municipal building, 100 Belvidere Ave.

The office will be staffed once a week by staff and sometimes Gottheimer himself to address residents’ needs and concerns.

The arrangement arose out of a discussion with Mayor David Higgins, according to a statement from Gottheimer’s office. Another satellite office in Sussex County’s Vernon Township was achieved with an identical deal with that township’s Republican mayor. 

Washington Borough Manager Matthew Hall said the congressional staff will use available space in the borough’s planning board office. Hall previously worked in a district office for U.S. Rep. Rush Holt and said the service is valuable for constituents.

There is no cost with the agreement, Hall said.

Gottheimer last month said he was saving $2,000 a month in rent for his district offices compared to his predecessor, seven-term Republican Scott Garrett.

New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District covers parts of Warren, Sussex, Passaic and Bergen counties. The main district offices are in Newton and Glen Rock, with satellites in Washington, Vernon, Ringwood and Hackensack.

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Warren County congressman says he’s $2K-a-month cheaper than Garrett

U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer announced the locations of six offices serving New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District.

The new congressman serving New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District announced the locations of his district offices Wednesday, and says the rent is more than $2,000 a month cheaper compared to his predecessor.

U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a Democrat whose district covers part of Warren County, bested seven-term Republican incumbent Scott Garrett in 2016.

“Gottheimer will operate two flagship constituent service centers in Newton and Glen Rock, as well as four satellite offices in Hackensack, Ringwood, Vernon and Washington Borough,” his office said in a news release Wednesday. “Every resident in the district will have the chance to meet with the congressman or a member of his staff in their respective county on a regular basis.”

The Newton office will be at 93 Spring St., Suite 408, and the Glen Rock office will be located at 65 Harristown Road, Suite 104.

The Satellite Constituent Service Centers will be located in the municipal buildings of Hackensack at 65 Central Ave., Ringwood at 60 Margaret King Ave., Vernon at 21 Church St. and Washington at 100 Belvidere Ave. These offices can be reached by calling 973-814-4076.

Official openings and hours of operation will be announced later, the release states.

Gottheimer encourages district residents to contact these offices for assistance navigating the federal government, on issues including veterans’ benefits, Social Security, Medicare, visas and passports, taxes, health care and federal grant applications.

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“Saving taxpayers money and being responsive to the people of northern New Jersey are two of my top priorities, and that’s why I’m proud to announce these cost-effective office locations where constituents will be connected to valuable resources and experienced advocates,” Gottheimer said in a statement. “I encourage anyone in need of help or wishing to get in touch to visit these constituent service centers. My staff and I look forward to serving you.”

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