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October 4, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A growing family of Halloween-season scarecrows has moved into the grassy knoll next to the rain garden in front of the Municipal Building where they will roost until Oct. 27th. Though the official opening date isn't until Monday, Oct. 4th, several dozen scarecrows - with more ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Rutgers defensive back is leaving the football team, citing the university’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Peyton Powell, a native of Midland, Texas, who did not see any playing time since joining the team in December 2019, announced on Twitter that he will enter the mechanism ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean’s legislation to increase penalties for hazing was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy during a ceremony at Raritan Valley Community College Tuesday. In attendance were Piazza's parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza; ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — There was a rally at a Middlesex County elementary school Friday morning consisting of about 150 protesters who were voicing their opposition to Governor Phil Murphy's latest statewide requirement for students to be masked when they return to school this year.  Protestors ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been administered in New Jersey as of Aug. 2. This means that 5,309,373 individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now fully vaccinated. However, with the ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — While Governor Phil Murphy stated that New Jersey has one of the strongest building codes in the nation, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is introducing legislation to strengthen high rise safety. “The Florida condominium collapse is a sobering reminder that inspections and ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order enabling the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that had been in place since March 9, 2020. The majority of executive orders issued that relied on the existence of the Public Health Emergency expire as of July 4, 2021, with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights. The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 through ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another ...

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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. Less than 5% of immunization centers in New Jersey are tapping the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine.  On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Doug Steinhardt, chairman of the New Jersey Republican Party and candidate in the 2021 GOP Gubernatorial Primary, has dropped out of the race just one month after launching his campaign. The abrupt announcement boosts the likelihood that Jack Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ —New Jersey native Brian Sicknick, a Capitol Hill police officer, was killed during Wednesday's violence at the U.S. Capitol. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy took the time earlier in the day to memorialize Sicknick during a visit to Rockaway in Morris County for the opening of a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Monday night, almost 500 people joined a virtual Board of Education meeting, the last one of the year. The meeting was being held so the board could approve the superintendent’s plans for opening school after the Winter Break. But that wasn’t what drew the crowd. For the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy began his Wednesday COVID-19 briefing with information for the mental health of frontline medical workers and first responders. He announced that the state had a number of resrouces available to address the emotional and mental health of these individuals who have ...

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A major legislative initiative that would stem the War on Drugs in New Jersey and create the framework for recreational marijuana use in the state is headed to the governor's desk for his signature. One piece of legislation sponsored by Newark's two state senators would decriminalize possession ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey's first COVID-19 vaccines will be administered on Tuesday morning, Dec. 15 at University Hospital Newark. The governor plans to be there, along with NJ State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, Dr, Shereef Elnahal, president of ...

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NEW JERSEY — This morning when Gov. Phil Murphy learned that the number of people not cooperating with contact tracers had ticked up to 74% he said he was shocked. “It’s completely unacceptable," he said, a week after his office stated the same figure stood at nearly 70%. "There's going to be ...

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NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family.  At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy ...

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NEW JERSEY — A significant set of COVID-19 rollbacks will take effect in New Jersey starting Thursday in the form of indoor dining curfews and ban on interstate indoor youth sports travel. After weeks of high case figures, Gov. Phil Murphy affirmed Monday that “the second wave is here.” The ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has submitted a draft of a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials announced Monday during a virtual press briefing.  While a COVID-19 vaccine or therapeutic has not been ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy abruptly left a press briefing Wednesday in Blackwood after learning that someone who he was in close proximity to on Saturday has tested positive for COVID-19. It is unclear how many people the governor exposed over the weekend.  Murphy, 63, was at a briefing ...

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