Government

January 12, 2021

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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NEW JERSEY — A state of emergency will take effect at 2 p.m. Wednesday ahead of a winter storm set to slam New Jersey, the first weather emergency during the coronavirus pandemic. While at the New Jersey Statewide Traffic Management Center in Woodbridge, Gov. Phil Murphy and other state ...

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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 New Jersey State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli; Dr. Shereef Elnahal, ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Emergency kits, containing four shelf-stable meals and a first aid kit will be available to Denville and other Morris County seniors and adults with disabilities. Five hundred free emergency supply kits will be available for distribution on Nov 23.  The distribution will ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- During the Denville Township Council meeting on Tue Nov 10, Councilman Harry Fahrer provided and update on Valleyview Middle School's going virtual from Nov 9 through Nov 19 due to recent positive cases for COVID-19.  "[The school district] sent a letter out to the parents that ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy announced his appointments of Dianna Houenou as chair of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission and Jeff Brown as executive director of the commission. The governor also will appoint Krista Nash as a member of the commission upon the recommendation of Senate President ...

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NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said on Mon., Oct. 26, he has not been symptomatic and has tested negative four times since last Monday. First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council discussed the 2020 Best Practice Inventory during its meeting on Oct. 20. Best Practices is a state program, established in 2010, that allows a local municipality to receive the full amount of state aid if it earns a good score on the ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — More than 1.6 million people in New Jersey have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic began to ravage the state. Looking to help individuals who are out of work, as well as employers unable to hire more people due to the financial impact of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced the launch of the state’s official health insurance marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey, during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Thur., Oct. 15. The exchange is now open to Garden State residents to browse health plans, compare prices, and find out if ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – During a brief meeting on Oct. 6, the Denville Township Council unanimously adopted an ordinance that allows some open fires at Cook’s Pond by local non-profit organizations, for the purpose of teaching fire safety. The council also introduced an ordinance that implements a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tue., Sept. 29, signed the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Appropriations Act into law. The governor said the revised spending plan manages to protect core priorities and deliver middle-class tax relief during the historic fiscal crisis caused by the COVID-19 ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday addressed a New York Times report, stating that President Donald Trump did not pay federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years. The report, released Sun., Sept. 27, indicates that Trump - who has not been forthcoming with his tax filings and refused to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing on Fri., Sept. 25, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days. “As we enter the fall season, it is important to ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy was in Union City Tue., Sept. 22, with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it — it's quick, easy and safe, and can be done online. COVID-19 Gov. Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Denville Township Business Administrator Steve Ward reported on the township's current budget and financial status during the Sept. 15 Denville Township Council meeting. Ward said that, despite the pandemic, the financial status of the municipality remains very strong, with the tax ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey has reached a self-response rate of 68.1 percent for the 2020 Census, Secretary of State Tahesha Way, chair of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission, announced on Sept. 19, surpassing the last three censuses in self-response.The 1990 Census self-response rate was 65 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, alongside statewide leaders, today announced that the revised Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) budget will raise the state’s gross income tax rate on income between $1 million and $5 million per year.  The rate will increase from the current 8.97% to 10.75% for every ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ -- This past weekend was a time to reflect on what it means to be an American and honor victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Morris County officials and resident came together to do just that on Sept. 13. Nineteen years ago, three hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Sue Fulton read a recent tweet from a man who had arrived at his local Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) agency site and, in short time, gleefully walked away with his new license plates. Even Fulton, the head of the much-maligned and often-mocked state department, had to admit that ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Joined by legislators, faith leaders and others, Gov. Phil Murphy held a press event in Paterson to promote his "Baby Bonds" initiative that would provide a $1,000 deposit into an account for every baby born into a New Jersey household with income less than 500% of the Federal ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Marking the milestone of six months since the confirmation of the first coronavirus case in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off the holiday weekend by signing an Executive Order to allow for the resumption of indoor dining, albeit at 25 percent capacity. The order also allows for ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council unanimously adopted two ordinances during its regular meeting on Tue., Sept. 1. One ordinance allows for a mid-block crosswalk on St. Mary’s Place. The Denville Board of Education's lease of the former St. Mary’s School allows for extra teaching ...

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NEW JERSEY — Alaska and Montana were added to the Garden State's travel advisory list on Tue., Sept 1. Travelers from those states and 28 others are required to self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days upon arrival. Three territories (Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) also are on the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – It was announced Fri., Aug. 28, that after a thorough review of fuel consumption statistics and consultation with the Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, the Department of the Treasury will necessitate a gas tax increase of 9.3 cents per gallon to ensure compliance with the 2016 ...

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METUCHEN, NJ – With the school year starting in New Jersey amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans Fri., Aug. 28, to dedicate $250 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide support to children and their families, as well as for thousands of ...

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