IN THE NEWS & PRESS
October 2, 2018
The township’s prospective settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center would allow for the construction of 1,048 new homes by 2025, of which 362 would be set aside for low- and moderate-income families. Over 70 residents attended a public forum that lasted nearly three hours where many spoke to express their opinions as the Township Committee and township attorney discussed the general terms of the proposed settlement.
May 18, 2019
2019 Budget includes a 3.8% tax levy increase. The Township Committee stated that the tax levy increase was the result of rising costs, in part due to the loss of ratables, namely Chubb and Citigroup, in the Township and the increased need for road improvements.
April 4, 2019
Safewise released its fifth annual Safest Cities Report for the 50 Safest Cities in New Jersey for 2019. Warren Township feel 26 places to #29 in the latest rankings.
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November 3, 2017
de Pinho said "Government needs to be inclusive and transparent. Wouldn't it be a proud moment for all of us if Warren is ranked No. 1 in government participation and transparency? That's a distinction that I want for our town."
October 31, 2017
Read how the incumbents believe that reluctance to participate in a Candidates Forum is based upon the premise that such a Forum would be likely to drive a wedge between the candidates and foster bitterness. Their campaign manager alleges they are constantly available to residents yet they are not responding to residents calls and emails. The real facts are both incumbents chose not to respond to emails and phone calls since October 14th about participating in a neutral Candidates Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. What are they hiding from?
October 12, 2017
Read Rick's mantra about Fresh ideas, Inclusiveness & Transparency. See the Echoes Sentinel coverage about Rick's being FIT to Serve the residents of Warren Township.
October 6, 2017
Read Rick's initial candidate statement, FIT to Serve: Fresh ideas, Inclusive & Transparent published on TAP into Warren.
Openness and Transparency might have helped on East County Park, Cell Towers & Affordable Housing Issues: The Importance of a Candidates Forum
Messrs. Lazo and Marion failed to respond to requests from two weeks ago to participate in a Candidates Forum moderated by the League of Women Voters. Neighboring towns have held a Candidates Forum where residents have the opportunity to learn more about the candidates and the issues. The residents of Warren deserve to be able to "size up" the candidates individually and independently, not as a slate behind the other members of the Township Committee! de Pinho said that its easy to "talk the talk" but not "walk the walk." The League of Women Voters offered to hold open the availability of a moderator and de Pinho remains hopeful and willing to participate in a Candidates Forum.
October 24, 2017
Read about the New, Fiscally Responsible, Independent Voice for a better Warren. The Fresh ideas, Inclusive & Transparent Candidate who is FIT to Serve!
October 20, 2017
de Pinho issued his third candidate statement detailing the reluctance of the incumbents to partake in a candidate forum and sharing how openness with the public can be improved.
October 19, 2017
It was great to sit down and speak with our local reporter at the Echoes Sentinel and share a bit more about myself ahead of the election on November 7th
October 23, 2017
Rick de Pinho thanked his supporters and reiterated his commitment to transparency. de Pinho detailed how his requests to the incumbents to participate in a Candidates Forum have gone unanswered. It's sad that our public servants are unwilling to even reply to emails and numerous phone calls.
September 11, 2017
Warren resident Rick de Pinho remembers the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks 16 years later during Warren Township's memorial ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11.
Warren hosted an emotional ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, remembering the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. More than 50 residents attended the ceremony, which began with members of the Warren Township Honor Guard laying a wreath at the memorial at the municipal complex. The Rev. Michael Jones, right, of Mt. Bethel Baptist church, read the invocation as residents, first responders and the Warren Township Committee bowed their heads. Police Chief William Keane, residents Karen Kaslusky and Rick de Pinho, Township Committee members, and Tom Byrne, executive assistant to the fire department, were among the speakers.