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Gov. Murphy Eases More Restrictions on Gatherings

May 4, 2021

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 businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor ...

NJ Summer Camps to Open, Murphy Hints at More Easing of Restrictions

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 downwards, which enables things to open up as the summer ...

New Jersey Loosens Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

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 of 250 individuals.

He also announced the easing of the following ...

Getting Vaccinated? Uber is Giving 3,000 Free Rides in Camden

CAMDEN, NJ – Uber is partnering with Cooper’s Ferry Partnership to make sure Camden’s most vulnerable residents arrive safely to their COVID-19 vaccine appointments. 

 The rideshare company has agreed to provide 3,000 free rides to local vaccination sites for city residents through an agreement with Cooper’s Ferry Partnership (CFP), a nonprofit ...

Murphy Signs Legislation to Provide $10 Million to Support Food Banks in New Jersey

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 Jersey food banks in order to continue providing families with food assistance during the ...

Camden County Changes Hours at COVID-19 Test Sites

CAMDEN, NJ – Starting this week Camden County will reduce the hours of operation at each of its COVID-19 testing due to a steady decline in demand and as testing has become more available from other providers.

“We will continue to offer these critical services to our residents (for) the duration of this crisis, however, in order to best utilize personnel and resources, we must ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...

Camden Teachers’ Union Endorses Elton Custis for Mayor

May 13, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ – The Camden Education Association today announced it is backing progressive Democrat Elton Custis for Mayor of Camden.

The Camden Education Association (CEA) has more than one thousand members who work in the Camden  School District with a large majority who reside and vote in the city. CEA has more members than any other labor organization in this city.

“Elton ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 14, 2021

STATEWIDE – Modified mask mandate? Yes! The feds are lifting the requirement that fully vaccinated people wear masks in most outdoor and indoor places. Of course, mass transit is not one of those places, as it seems people will – and should – be wearing masks on jammed NJ Transit trains until, let’s say, 2100.  A great quote from the CDC: “If you are fully ...