Government

May 12, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council unanimously approved the annual budget for the Downtown Denville Business Improvement District (BID) during the council's meeting on May 4. Downtown Denville BID is a nonprofit organization that promotes the business community on Broadway and the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The fee to obtain a senior ID will be reduced to $5 (from $15) announced Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi, Esq. The fee will be reduced during the month of May. Morris County senior ID cards are available for senior citizens, 55 and older, who may no longer possess a driver’s ...

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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 Mon May 4 announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- What a difference a weekend makes. Governor Murphy has begun a wide-ranging lift on COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey according to his press conference, Mon May 3. He has been under tremendous pressure by elected officials across the state to reopen New Jersey. Presumptive ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy recognized May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in a statement issued May 1.  Official recognition of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month has been a part of the American tradition for more than 40 years. The idea ...

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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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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council held a public hearing on April 20 on an ordinance that would allow the township to join the Morris Energy Cooperative. This program offers reduced electricity rates for residential property owners. Along with representatives from Concorde Energy ...

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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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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council unanimously adopted the 2021 municipal budget during its April 6 meeting. This year, the total budget amount is $23,374,812.64, with a municipal tax rate of $0.4455. The total budget amount in 2020 was $23,114,429.82, with a municipal tax rate of ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- During the April 6 meeting of the Denville Township council, two proclamations were presented. These were the first two proclamation to be read at a governing body meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The first proclamation declares the week of April 5-11 as National ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- The Morris County Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted the county government’s 2021 Budget. Commissioners stated that the 2021 budget "holds the line on county taxes while maintaining spending on critical infrastructure projects, the continuing COVID-19 response, ...

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DENVILLE, NJ --The Denville Township Council unanimously introduced an ordinance to join the Morris Area Energy Cooperative (MAEC) during its March 16 meeting. MAEC includes many other municipalities in Morris County. “At a work session in October of 2020, representatives from Concorde Energy ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Wesley Sharples presented a report of Denville’s handling of and preparedness for COVID-19 during a workshop session of the Denville Township Council on March 9. “The township is very fortunate to have an extremely active and proactive ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- When the House of Representatives passed a massive $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill Wednesday, funds will be allocated directly to American adults in the form of $1,400 stimulus payments for those making less than $75,000 individually and less than $150,000 jointly, as well as money ...

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

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy signed SJR82, which designates March 9 of each year as “COVID-19 Heroes Day” in New Jersey. The day will honor nurses, doctors, first responders, grocery store workers and other workers who have been on the front lines since the beginning of the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council unanimously introduced the 2021 municipal budget during its council meeting, Tue Mar 2. This year, the total budget amount is $23,374,812.64, with a municipal tax rate of $0.4455. The total budget amount in 2020 was $23,114,429.82, with a municipal ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tue Feb 24 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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NEW JERSEY — On Mon Feb 22, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for anyone ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Denville Town Council members and Mayor Thomas Andes discussed during the council's Feb 16 meeting the issue of odor emanating from TerrAscend, a facility that cultivates medical marijuana in neighboring Boonton Township. Denville residents have been complaining about a foul smell ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents still awaiting their extended unemployment benefit payments can expect to receive them by Fri Feb 12. Since an 11-week extension in federal benefits was approved at the end of December, there has been a lapse in payments for some 75,000 residents whose jobless ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - "He loved his girlfriend, his dogs, and the New Jersey Devils," said Senate Majority leader Charles E. Schumer on Feb 3 of Capitol Police Officer and New Jersey native Brian David Sicknick.  Members of the United States Congress gathered in the Capitol Rotunda in the morning of ...

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NEW JERSEY — All six of New Jersey’s vaccine mega-sites will remain closed on Tue Feb 2 due to the winter storm, announced Governor Phil Murphy. The announcement came after he announced that New Jersey will remain under a state of emergency in response to the winter storm. All vaccine mega sites ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency beginning Jan 31 at 7p.m. ahead of the winter storm. Order No. 218 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Motor Vehicle Licensing Center closed on Tue Jan 19 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The licensing center will reopen Feb 1, stated the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).  Road test operations and the inspection stations remain open as they are ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Congresswoman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, has contacted senior military leaders to request that U.S. Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The 42-year-old South River, New Jersey, native was ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- On Jan 5, the Denville Township Council reorganized for the new year. Special guests Senator Anthony Bucco Jr., Congressman, Assemblyman Brian Bergen, freeholder Doug Cabana attended the meeting. Following salutes and prayer, Councilman John Murphy was reelected as council ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Local seniors still have time to apply for the Senior Freeze Program. The deadline for the Senior Freeze property tax relief program has been extended to Feb 1 2021. The Senior Freeze Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases on ...

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NEW JERSEY -- 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 ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- All Morris County government offices will be closed Thur Dec 17 due to accumulating snow predictions the winter storm already impacting travel in the region will continue to pound most of New Jersey, according to a statement released by the county. Non-essential county ...

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