Government

May 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If the majority public sentiment voiced by residents at Thursday’s listening session of the Westfield Cannabis Commission is any indicator of what the town council will decide, the possibility of Westfield-based marijuana businesses could be snuffed out or severely limited. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If the majority public sentiment voiced by residents at Thursday’s listening session of the Westfield Cannabis Commission is any indicator of what the town council will decide, the possibility of Westfield-based marijuana businesses could be snuffed out or severely limited. The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- After decades of not having consistent access to an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter at White House press briefings, the Biden administration has hired a permanent interpreter, to the gratitude of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at Governor Livingston. This ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Here are some of the meetings and events taking place in town this week. City: There is a Board of Adjustment Meeting, Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m.  In order to attend virtually, please reference the following information:          ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Human Relations Committee proposal to sponsor an essay contest inspired by Juneteenth. It is open to all South Plainfield residents in grades 7 -12. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, June 9th. See below for more information.  Background Juneteenth ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The county’s total caseload, since tracking of the virus began in March 2020, is 5,615, according to a health department news release. The county has 128 active cases, 14 residents hospitalized with the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled COVID-19 vaccination clinics of both the two-dose Moderna and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines for this Thursday, May 20, and next Saturday, May 22. There is no cost for either vaccine. The township health ...

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New York, NY—Over 50 volunteers joined along the Esplanade to help Julie Menin’s campaign meet with voters in the surrounding area as the Primary, June 22, is fast approaching. In fact, early voting starts on June 12 and concludes on June 20. Menin stressed that she is the best candidate for the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - In a press conference on May 7, Governor Phil Murphy announced a $235 million small business COVID-19 relief package that includes $40 million in federal funds dedicated to those who have not been able to receive government aid up until this point.   The “Excluded New Jerseyans ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - At a recent meeting, members of the South Brunswick Township Council expressed support of an ordinance which prohibits the farming, development, and distribution of marijuana in the township. Council members agreed that retail sales and growth of marijuana should not be ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away. The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  Coral Springs officials are looking to regulate vacation rentals where visitors stay for days or weeks. A sixth-grade teacher at Renaissance Charter School at Coral Springs has returned to the classroom after getting hit by a car in her neighborhood. Seventeen schools ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away. The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away. The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Thanks to a $129 million increase in town-wide assessments, taxpayers could actually see a small reduction in their school tax bills this year. “We received the tax rolls from the county and in those rolls, total assessments went up $129 million,” said Sandra Clohessy, Mahopac ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Citing environmental concerns, a group of residents has started a petition to repeal the recently passed $3.5 million ordinance to install synthetic turf and natural grass fields side by side at the Faber Field complex. The Borough Council unanimously passed the large scale ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Chances are, even the most knowledgeable Yorktown residents don’t know where Meadowcrest Court is. Only one home is on Meadowcrest Court—not to be confused with neighboring Meadowcrest Drive—a planned cul-de-sac that was never developed. The undeveloped property is owned by the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday via Twitter that for the first time in over six months, the state's number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has fallen below 1,000.   "With our numbers trending in the right direction, we can continue fighting back against this virus if we ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The proposed budget for 2021 was finalized at the Springfield Township Committee meeting Tuesday night.  Deputy Mayor Alex Keiser, head of the Budget Committee, emphasized the challenges faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic so far and made sure the committee continued to keep ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council unanimously agreed to an ordinance entering into a lease agreement with the Hasbrouck Heights Little League to lease them the property which the league’s fields sit on for $1 per year for the next 25 years at the May 11 Council ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, and that number brings the county’s total caseload, since tracking of the virus began in March 2020, to 5,604. The county has 152 active cases, 14 residents hospitalized with the illness and 5,350 residents who ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Senior Center held a drive-thru Mother’s Day brunch on the morning of May 7. With a line of cars stretching into the back parking lot, attendees drove past the back door of the center to pick up their Mother’s Day goodies while senior center staff and ...

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STAFFORD — Route 72 eastbound closure is going on now until 8:00 a.m. It is a bit perplexing that the closure is taking place on a busy Friday night, but this is the situation.  The official closure date is tonight, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. to tomorrow morning, May 15 at 8 a.m.  That Route 72 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Council members in Franklin are set to welcome legal weed businesses to the township following the introduction of zoning changes that would allow all six marijuana licenses offered by the state to operate within the town. In neighboring Hillsborough, the Township Committee is set ...

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