Government

May 30, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In response to the “deep-rooted outrage” sparked across the country by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, West Orange Township officials joined “the countless voices across the country offering support to the family of George Floyd for their profound ...

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A decision on whether the state’s Western New York region can begin Phase 2 of the reopening process will be made next week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Saturday. The region includes Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. “Five regions in Upstate New York entered Phase 2 of the reopening yesterday,” ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The owner of the home assessed at the town’s average value of $795,159 is anticipated to pay $2,751.25 in municipal property taxes this year, an annual increase of $55 under the budget approved earlier this week. When the recently approved school and county budgets are ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - In a letter to district residents, School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo announced that the district’s vendor experienced a supply issue delaying the delivery of paper ballots for the school budget, library budget and school board candidate votes.. DiCarlo wrote, “The District ...

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In case you missed anything, here were some of the local news stories of the week: South Orange got to five days without a new COVID-19 positive test. Mayor Frank McGehee gave an update of what’s going on in Maplewood.  S.O. BOT Shows United Front to state police and firefighter unions at ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you’ve been looking forward to playing doubles tennis again in Coral Springs, you can hit the courts starting Monday. And those wanting to get a tattoo or a massage in the city, you’re clear to get them on Monday, as well. Also, for beach-goers, you’ll be able to enjoy ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Municipalities, financially stressed by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic would be able to fill budget shortfalls without major tax increases on residents under a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th. “For some local governments, borrowing might be the only ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials. In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake ...

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  CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs is considering a new $250,000 program to help businesses reopen and comply with safety guidelines related to the coronavirus. Under the proposed Coral Springs Back In Business Grant Program, up to 250 businesses could each get $1,000 to buy gloves, masks, ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The following is the 14th update from the Borough of Red Bank concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. The Borough of Red Bank Mayor & Council, Administration, Office of Emergency Management, Police Department and Fire Department continue to monitor the developing situation of the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Saturday morning, May 30, May Frank McGehee sent the community and update on various developments in town as well as those happening on a County and State level that have effect upon the town and many of our residents, including an opportunity to register after 2 pm today for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Township officials have announced that all 4th of July activities have been canceled. For the first time in over 100 years, Montclair's annual 4th of July Celebration has been canceled. All planned public activities related to the holiday are part of the cancelation, ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Need a mask? North Plainfield is holding a mask event on June 1. The event will be held from 11am- 1 pm at the North Plainfield Middle School located at 34 Wilson Ave. (see attached flyers in English and Espanol)      

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed a 67th case of the coronavirus Friday. The 67th confirmed case is a woman who lives in the southwest part of the county, according to a press release issued by the department. She reported having no significant travel history but developed a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today – ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The final stages of the township's restoration of its website and other online systems, disabled by a cyber-attack in mid-May, was underway at the end of this week, said Township Administrator Pat Monaco. However, so far, no culprit has been identified. In answering questions ...

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SPARTA, NJ- The date is not the only change voters will see for the upcoming primaries.  Originally scheduled for June 16, the governor has pushed the date to July 7.     Township manager Bill Close said he has been consulting with Board of Elections Administrator Margaret McCabe about the ...

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NEWARK, NJ- A former aid to Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-5) has pled guilty to mailing false documents, using congressional letterhead in July 2019.  Patrick Sheehan, 29 of West Milford is facing up to six months in prison, charged with unauthorized use of the seal of the United States House of ...

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State guidelines given to nursing homes do not reflect scientific research for dealing with COVID-19 patients, Rep. Tom Reed said during a Thursday press conference that followed a closed-door roundtable discussion with nursing home and health care officials earlier that day. Reed said that he ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Board of Trustees have issued a formal statement responding to the letter released by the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association and the New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association:   Village President                                    ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The slow reopening of Florida has shown a slight uptick of  COVID-19 cases. Cases increased by almost 10,000 in the past two weeks. According to the latest report from the Florida Department of Health, there are 54,497 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,413 deaths in Florida. Prior ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough Mayor Ed Seely provided his latest update on Friday, May 29. The mayor updated the number of positive coronavirus cases in the borough. The current count is 92 cases on COVID-19 with three deaths. Seely discussed resident concerns about when the community would be reopening ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Municipal mayors from communities in four different counties have outlined a list of actions they have deemed necessary for the reopening of businesses and activities that have been restricted by Gov. Phil Murphy since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  The Robbinsville Township Council passed the annual municipal budget Thursday night which, for the eighth consecutive year, includes a flat or reduced tax rate. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Dave Fried was poised to propose a fifth straight municipal tax reduction "but ...

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  Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Gov. Phil Murphy and state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio ...

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STAFFORD — Mayor Gregory Myhre and Police Chief Tom Dellane signed an executive order on Friday to ease restrictions on bars and restaurants so they can offer additional seating on their properties.  This includes the potential of sidewalk seating and parking space seating.  The application ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A joint statement from Plainfield city officials announced the 2020 budget has been reduced by almost $2.3 million, with over 100 budget line items impacted. There will also be a zero percent tax increase this year. Read the full statement: Mayor Adrian O. Mapp announced ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick community is mourning the passing of Jane Snyder, a prominent figure in local politics and long time Kendal Park residents. Mrs. Snyder passed away on May 22nd, 2020 at age 92 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her three children, Carol ...

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Five of New York's regions have been cleared for Phase 2 reopening. The Western New York Region, which includes Allegany and Cattaraugus counties, is not among them. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement Friday at Iona College in New Rochelle, where he delivered his daily coronavirus ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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