Government

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated. Among ...

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BARNEGAT – A tense exchange unfolded once again at the Barnegat Township Committee’s July meeting with former Mayor Bill Neyenhouse at the center of multiple comments. Neyenhouse served on the township committee and other municipal committees for many years. His political career included a term ...

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TRENTON — Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove hailed the signing of S-3584 as a statutory means of protecting senior communities from potentially expensive pandemic-related lawsuits now. Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw.

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NEW JERSEY -- Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced today that he will be resigning his post later this month.  Grewal, the country's first Sikh Attorney General, will become the Director of Enforcement at the Securities Exchange Commission on July 26. Governor Murphy lauded the many ...

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STAFFORD — The Walters Group is set to make a number of improvements in Stafford Township in the near future. The Walters Group has unfinished business in regard to a redevelopment agreement from 2006. These improvements all center around Walters' successful development of the large recovery ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Joseph Hankins, Sons of the American Revolution, dressed in Colonial Soldiers uniform presented Cadet Jorge Ramos, the Sons of American Revolution JROTC Medal. It is considered quite a distinction to receive this medal. "Ramos exemplifies high ideals & principles which ...

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TRENTON — On Thursday, a bill approved by Democrats allowing many of Governor Murphy’s most controversial executive orders to remain in effect while also providing the Governor with new non-emergency pandemic powers. Ninth District Legislators Connors, Rumpf and Gove voted against this new ...

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TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem.  The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or ...

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BARNEGAT - The Barnegat Township Municipal Building, located at 900 West Bay Ave., is open to the public since the Covid-19 pandemic affected the world in March 2020.  Business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Township website reports that masks are optional. Parking is ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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NEW JERSEY - Reports have been circulating that Governor Phil Murphy will be announcing the lift of indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  The governor is expected to follow the updated guidelines set in place by the CDC for those who have been fully ...

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TRENTON — The full General Assembly passed legislation (S-956/A-911) introduced by Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove which would extend the current disabled veteran’s property tax exemption to disabled veteran shareholders and their surviving spouses ...

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WARETOWN, NJ — The Ocean Township Committee yesterday honored four separate groups of individuals who all do their part to help the community. Mayor Lydia Dodd presented the proclamation in honor of National EMS Week, which started earlier this week and ends on May 22. Township Committeeman ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — As the newest member to the local governing body, residents are still getting to know Committeeman Joe Marte. Folks who watched the May township committee meeting may have learned something new about Barnegat’s freshman representative. Apparently, Marte has a special talent for ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey is now offering more incentives for unvaccinated people to get their shots, including free wine, free access to state beaches, and a chance to dine with the governor and first lady of the state. During his press briefing held at Island Beach State Park, Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey utility customers struggling to pay bills during the COVID-19 pandemic benefited from a temporary statewide law preventing essential utilities from being disconnected. But that moratorium on utility shutoffs ends June 30 when an executive order called by New Jersey Gov.

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If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt-out of in-person instruction. NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they ...

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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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BARNEGAT, NJ – Families looking for outdoor fun should be pleased by Mayor Al Bille’s announcement yesterday on behalf of the Township Committee. “Project Playground reopens on Wednesday, May 12th,” shared Bille. “We were able to do more than just repair the drainage issue.” According to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Senate Bill that would limit lawsuits arising from COVID-19 exposure or transmission against planned real estate developments received unanimous support from the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. It now moves to the Senate floor for a vote. Senate Bill 3584 is not the ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ — During a recent visit to the Bordentown Creamery and Russ Ayres Hot Dogs, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) talked with TAPinto Bordentown over hot dogs and ice cream about the big issues tackling the state, the adversarial culture in the country and his views on the how to move ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Change orders serve as a frequent practice in many construction projects. What are not as common are large scale minus change orders. The Barnegat Township Committee approved four new change orders for the ongoing construction of the community’s new municipal building. The ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Ocean Ride Services runs 12 routes throughout the county for residents who have a difficult time finding transportation.  Information about the various bus runs can be found here. Seniors, as well as those with disabilities can also use Ocean Ride Services to ensure they have ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Amid the pandemic, nonprofits throughout Ocean County acted as a tremendous resource to local residents. Now, Ocean County officials want to give back to those who helped others in need. “We have hundreds of nonprofits in this county that really take on and get involved,” said ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat Township Committee members met last night and approved an ordinance prohibiting any class of cannabis businesses within the community. The title of the new law raised questions for at least one local resident. Geraldine McGrath, a white-haired woman, arrived at the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat Township Committee alternates its monthly meetings between mornings and evenings. Tonight’s gathering opens to the public at 6:30 p.m. and is also available live on Comcast Channel 22 or by this link. One item on the agenda includes the Second Reading of an ordinance ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy today delivered a double-dose of reopening news, announcing that seating at bars and restaurant buffets will return on May 7, and all outdoor gathering limits and indoor capacity caps on most businesses will be lifted on May 19. However, he made it clear that social ...

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BORDENTOWN/OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – If you live in the surrounding area, you may be used to noise coming from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL). JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for May 2021 so that its neighbors know what to expect when it comes to sounds coming from the ...

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WARETOWN, NJ —  The Ocean Township Board of Education established a “Marijuana Impact Committee” just as recreational weed became legal in the state. The objective and size of the committee recently became more expansive. Pot shops come with their share of tax revenue for the towns that allow ...

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