Government

May 17, 2021

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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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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NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - The hotly-contested Primrose School childcare center project, proposed for 480-490 Morris Avenue, was defeated at a Summit Planning Board "Special Meeting' on May 12. The Zoom meeting, which started at 7:33 p.m., ran into the first few minutes of the following day. The Application ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — The $33.3 million 2021 Municipal Budget was amended before being adopted by a unanimous vote of the council last week. Several line items were changed, but in the end, the tax rate didn’t change.  Two members of the Township Council, Democrats Stephen Yellin and Alvaro ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! Quick video report this week – mainly to tell you all that as of Monday, May 10, the new Township offices at the new municipal complex will be open by appointment only!  People can still not roam around the building, as we do not have a certificate ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto Berkeley Heights continues our "Catch up with Mayor Angie Devanney" series. In a recent edition, Mayor Angie Devanney provides an update on the Mondelli Property on Plainfield Avenue.   CDC loosen COVID-19 Mask requirements for vaccinated people. "Anyone ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County is ending its contract to house federal immigration detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials announced. The move to eliminate ICE detainees from the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark came after it entered into a Memorandum of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency is planning to move out of its present location on Center Street into a new space on Route 22. Springfield Township Administrator John Bussiculo made the announcement during his report at this week's Township Committee meeting, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council took the first step to “weed out” cannabis businesses from the borough at its Tuesday, April 27 Zoom meeting. The council members had previously discussed the proposed ban at its work session earlier this month. The state allows municipalities to opt-out ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council decided to postpone the vote of ordinance (#2021-06) amending speed limits on certain borough streets at its Tuesday, April 27 Zoom meeting. The final adoption was halted when a Berkeley Heights resident questioned whether or not proper engineering studies ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Two proclamations and two different conference sessions, one on an ordinance proposed by the Environmental Commission on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and the second on what to do, if anything, about the sale, delivery, cultivation and use of cannabis in town, now ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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Drainage improvements in Berkeley Heights. Road improvements in New Providence. A detention basin in Elizabeth. ADA Improvements at the Municipal Complex in Roselle Park. Repaving on numerous roads. These are some of the projects that this year’s Union County Commissioners Infrastructure Grant ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 21, that 6.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state and that nearly 2.6 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. "We continue to make tremendous progress in getting our senior ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This funding will be distributed to seven New ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Tuesday night's Township Council meeting agenda includes conference session on Electronic Vehicle Charging Station Ordinance and NJ Cannabis Regulatory, Endorsement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act.  Click here for meeting agenda.  The council will meet at ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan and the Borough Council held a working session via Zoom on Tuesday, Apr. 13 prior to the regular council meeting to discuss Senate Bill 21 which legalized the sale and use of recreational cannabis in New Jersey. Municipalities may opt-out from hosting cannabis ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - TAPinto Berkeley Heights continues our "Catch up with Mayor Angie Devanney" series. In a recent edition, Mayor Angie Devanney talks about the commencement of a project funded by the Safe Routes to Transit Grant. Berkeley Heights was the recipient of the Safe Routes to ...

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