Government

May 11, 2021

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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CLARK, NJ – The former Clark Police Department building is slowly being demolished and will soon reveal the new one constructed behind it. Demolition began on Monday morning and will take several days to complete according to officials.   Officers and support staff moved into the building ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners made awards to 21 municipalities as part of the seventh annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, and providing indirect tax relief. Clark will be using the $65K grant ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning this week, walk-in vaccinations were 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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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield town officials hope to expand an annual deer hunt to include a wooded area of Ward 3, something that two years ago proved controversial because of the land’s proximity to homes. Last week, the town council requested that Union County “explore and investigate” launching ...

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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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Governor Murphy has declared that the bear hunt is over. Sparta’s representatives in the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly disagree with his position.  Where does the public stand on the issue? SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - In 2014 Pedals the black bear became famous for sauntering upright through ...

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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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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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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. "We are now 40% to ...

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CLARK, NJ - Township officials issued a community alert late Wednesday afternoon advising residents of how to check the authenticity of individuals conducting the 2021 Revaluation throughout Clark.  The alert was sent after a resident advised the township a man requested photos of the inside of her ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month. “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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CLARK, NJ – Township officials recently announced they had entered into a long-term structured lease agreement for the cell tower adjacent to the Clark Police Department.   The arrangement gives the township an initial payment of $578K and an additional 11 years of monthly payments of $3K that will ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Health Department released COVID-19 statistics for the township with a new look on Wednesday afternoon. The numbers provided by the township now include a listing of cases by age range.  Additionally, the numbers provided were for the entire month of February.  Formerly the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his first COVID press briefing of the week that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- On the same day that he extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for another 30 days, Gov. Phil Murphy that effective Friday, March 19, at 6:00 a.m., indoor capacity limits for restaurants, gyms and health clubs, recreational facilities and arcades, and personal care ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that the state of New Jersey has now administered over 3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with a current total of 3,007,152.   "In just two weeks, we’ve delivered another 1,000,000 shots into arms," Murphy said. "We’re vaccinating New Jerseyans as ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark on Tuesday to underscore New Jersey’s vaccine eligibility expansion, as well as encourage communities of color to sign up for the vital shots. “Congratulations! How do you feel?” Murphy said to Leslie Wiliams, a food ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Several more groups became eligible for the COVID vaccine in New Jersey on Monday, March 15. They include public transportation workers, members of a tribal community, the homeless, and people who have certain high-risk conditions. Currently, vaccines are available to the following ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music to the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey continues to roll out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all adults who live, work, or study in the state. Currently, vaccines are available to the following groups: healthcare workers, residents and workers of long-term care and high-risk congregate care ...

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