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Landlords’ Troubles Deepen as State Evictions Ban Protects Nonpaying Tenants

September 29, 2020

Some renters are forced out anyway by owners desperate for income in pandemic.

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.

In New Jersey’s pandemic-driven apartment housing crisis, there are no winners.

Tenants, unable to ...

NJ COVID-19 Focus Turns to Ocean County Where Numbers Are Spiking

TRENTON, NJ — The front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey appears to now be in Ocean County, which has made up 28% of the state's 3,660 new cases over the last six days. 

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday that a “hotspot team” will soon increase testing capacity in the Jersey Shore county and the state will deploy 20 ...

Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days.

“As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to take all steps necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our ...

Dr. Fauci to NJ: "All in This Together; We Will End it Together"

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. 

The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points to New Jersey, which was among the first states to be “hit badly ...

You May Not Know if You Were Exposed To COVID-19, But App Could Tell You

TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, Stockton University and Passaic County Community College have been testing the app.

“You ...

Be Alert for ‘Pandemic Fatigue;’ NJ Passes 200K Coronavirus Cases

NEW JERSEY — Referring to the coronavirus as a marathon, rather than a sprint, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli wants residents to be wary of “pandemic fatigue.”

As New Jersey passes 200,000 coronavirus cases Monday, she said the COVID-19 has forced many families to confront financial hardship, grief due to loss, uncertainty, isolation and ...

Somerville Pharmacy Dispenses Free Opioid-Overdose Antidote

TRENTON, NJ - A Somerville pharmacy is one of 14 in Somerset County that will dispense the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone - commonly called Narcan - for free from Sept. 24-26.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced Monday that 322 pharmacies statewide would participate in the program.

New Jerseyans can visit participating pharmacies and ...

Hillsborough Pharmacies Dispense Free Opioid-Overdose Antidote

TRENTON, NJ - Three pharmacies in Hillsborough are among 14 in Somerset County that will dispense the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone - commonly called Narcan -  for free from Sept. 24-26.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced Monday that 322 pharmacies statewide would participate in the program.

New Jerseyans can visit participating ...

New Details on NJ Borrowing Plan as Fight Looms Over Tax Estimates

Gov. Phil Murphy wants to borrow $4 billion. Lawmakers point to revenue forecasts saying more money may be coming than he expects.

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.

Just how much New Jersey will borrow to prop up the ...

New Details on NJ Borrowing Plan as Fight Looms Over Tax Estimates

Gov. Phil Murphy wants to borrow $4 billion. Lawmakers point to revenue forecasts saying more money may be coming than he expects.

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.

Just how much New Jersey will borrow to prop up the ...

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