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October 11, 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown City Commissioners on Monday night unanimously approved the formation of a Cannabis License Review Committee, as the City takes steps to prepare for the entering of cannabis businesses into the municipality. On August 9, the Commissioners approved an ...

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TRENTON, NJ — With more than one million New Jersey residents needing food assistance as a result of the hardships imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a bill sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo and Assemblyman Herb Conaway creating the Office of Food Insecurity ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Under a trio of new laws sponsored by Assemblyman Herb Conaway MD (D-Burlington), accessing food assistance programs will get a little easier for those facing food insecurity.  Under one of the new laws, the Department of Agriculture and Department of Education will stablish a ...

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BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ -- Burlington County State Senators Troy Singleton and Dawn Addiego are sounding the alarm about the influence of developers wielding political influence over warehouse developments through so-called "dark money" political donations.  In particular, the senators are calling ...

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MOORESTOWN, NJ — State Senator Troy Singleton is calling on the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to reopen its agencies for all transactions. "For the past 18 months, our state government has had to find ways to adapt in order to provide continued services to the citizens of New Jersey.

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Bordentown City's street sweeper has resumed its normal operations and routes throughout town.  According to an e-mail message sent to residents on Tuesday by Mayor Jennifer Sciortino, Deputy Mayor Joe Myers and Commissioner James E. Lynch, Jr., road construction throughout ...

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NEW JERSEY -- President Joe Biden will visit New Jersey on Tuesday to one of the towns hardest hit by the flooding and related fires caused by Tropical Storm Ida - Manville, Somerset County.  In Mullica Hill, a tornado, believed to be an EF 3 carrying winds up to 150 mph, destroyed homes in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy on Friday signed Executive Order No. 256, establishing the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance to report directly to the Office of the Governor. The task force will be chaired by Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and ...

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TRENTON, NJ —The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) voted last week to adopt the first set of rules that will guide the cultivation, manufacture and sale of recreational cannabis in the state. The rule adoption paves the way for the opening of applications for cannabis business ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Murphy announced on Monday that he is deepening the pool of individuals who must be vaccinated for COVID-19 beyond teachers, and health care workers. Now, all state employees, including anyone employed at agencies or authorities, are also under the same vaccine mandate. The ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) will be holding a telephone town hall on Thursday, August 19th, at 5:30PM to discuss issues related to cybersecurity safety, awareness and internet scams.   Residents of Burlington and Ocean Counties can sign up for the telephone town hall on the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In response to the New Jersey Department of Labor’s announcement last week that the unemployment insurance tax will increase $250 million come October 1, Senator Troy Singleton is urging Governor Phil Murphy to immediately dedicate a portion of New Jersey's federal relief funding to ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown City Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance to allow recreational marijuana sales in the City. The number of cannabis cultivators, manufacturers and retailers permitted within the City will be set at a maximum of two each. One cannabis ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Drivers will need to take additional precautions when overtaking or passing pedestrians under a new state law. Motor vehicle operators will now be expected to approach people who are walking or riding devices such as bicycles and scooters with caution. “Safety is an issue that ...

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UNION CITY, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday signed legislation that will provide comprehensive housing eviction prevention and utility assistance for renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation (S-3691) appropriates an additional $500 million for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly at minimum of one to two times per week. This ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Members of the bipartisan New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus on Tuesday joined members of the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey, and intellectual and developmental disabilities advocates to discuss housing ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this week passed three bills to provide funding for most federal departments and agencies, including provisions advocated by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) for New Jersey families. “New Jersey families pay more than their fair share to the federal ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman Herb Conaway and Assemblywoman Carol Murphy announced this week that they will be introducing legislation that would create a “Hate Crimes Registry.” “With this legislation, we are sending a clear message that hate and intolerance is not welcome ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim on Thursday voted for H.R. 3237, an emergency funding package to help secure the United States Capitol Complex, deliver resources to the U.S. Capitol Police force and National Guard, and respond to the costs of the January 6th riots at the Capitol. “This ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic, wearing a ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — The once booming, now blighted former Congoluem factory site will remain vacant after the Hamilton Township Planning Board rejected an application on Thursday night to turn the site into a massive warehouse. The application from LEG Hamilton Industrial LLC sought several variances in ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved H.R. 2364, the Synthetic Opioid Danger Awareness Act, a bill introduced by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) that would help raise awareness of the dangers of synthetic opioids. The bill, which will next go to the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy signed a package of laws on Thursday to address the state's lead exposure and its harmful effects on public health and child development by signing a package of bills aimed protecting New Jersey’s families from lead poisoning. The legislation, which will ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) held a telephone town hall on Wednesday evening to highligh the impact expanded payments of the Child Tax Credit will have on working families throughout Burlington and Ocean Counties. The expansion, which will provide direct relief of $3,000 to $3,600 ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bordentown Township is addressing residents’ concerns over warehouse growth in the municipality. During Monday night’s meeting of the Township Committee, Mayor Stephen Benowitz read a statement from the Committee regarding the issue and said that the Planning Board is ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday 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 the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) will be holding a telephone town hall on Wednesday, July 21, at 5:30pm to discuss the expansion of the Child Tax Credit which will provide direct relief of $3,000 to $3,600 per child for nearly all working families. Some families started to ...

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