Government

September 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, Sept. 30, by reporting on the successful reopening of schools overall in the state, despite 11 "outbreaks" of schools with two or more cases.  “Our overarching aim remains ensuring that our schools do not ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic has afflicted East Brunswick for the past seven months.  During that time, 63 residents of the township have lost their lives; 785 have tested positive for the virus; schools have opened on a hybrid schedule; and local businesses have remained closed or ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In a time of increased unemployment, the Middlesex County Office of Career Opportunity is aiding the community by hosting a drive-thru job fair. The event will take place on Thursday, October 15 from 10 am to 1 pm in the parking lot of the Grand Marquis, 1550 Route 9 South, ...

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NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Presidential elections are important.   As doubtless are those races for Congress.  Sure, it's good to vote for your Mayor and Board of Education members.  However, let's not forget that, in this election cycle, the legalization of marijuana is also up for a vote.  To be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In 2017, voters approved the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act, authorizing $125 million in state bonds to be used to improve library facilities, including new construction and renovation. The state will be providing up to 50% matching funds for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, 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 continue to ...

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EWING, NJ - Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) issued the following statement upon on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:   “I am heartbroken to learn that we’ve lost Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a giant, contributing to legal scholarship for over half a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) is preparing to reopen to the community on September 23 for the first time since closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   "September 23 is a day that our users and staff have been looking forward ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside. The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Even when the people we care about are far away, we can always keep them close in our hearts. In times like these, this lesson is more apparent than ever- and it’s an important one to remember on National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year, that day falls on September 18, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday said a trio of YouTubers, called The Nelk Boys, were willfully negligent in drawing thousands to the famous Jersey Shore house in Seaside Heights for a “Drop Day" earlier this week. The stunt, by the Canadian YouTubers who have over 5.7 million ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  - Congresswoman Watson Coleman, a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, today demanded the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia be shut down immediately while an investigation is undertaken into allegations of mass hysterectomies being performed on ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.   “As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick community members gathered tonight to commemorate the 19th Anniversary of the September 11, 201 attacks that so impacted our nation and our local communities here in New Jersey.  Mayor Brad Cohen, Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin, Commissioner/Freeholder Kenneth ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Today marks the 19th Anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. For the last four years, the Spotswood School District has honored the lives of those lost on September 11 with a special ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in front of Spotswood High School. Spotswood High School senior Spotswood ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — For many New Jersey school districts, this week will include the first day of class.  While all have prepared — opting for in-person, remote or a hybrid of the two — new coronavirus cases are to be expected, state officials said Tuesday.  “We have all the public health protocols ...

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SOMERSET, NJ -- As conversations about the role of police and how they interact with the communities they serve continue across the nation, officials in Franklin Township hope to set an example that others will follow with the opening of a community relations bureau and a dedicated community ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The Township of East Brunswick will hold “A Moment of Remembrance” marking the 19th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Attacks on New York City, Washington DC and the hijacked plane crash in Pennsylvania on Friday, September 11 at 6:30pm, outdoors at the 9/11 Monument at ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township has rescheduled their public hearing on affordable housing before the Middlesex County Superior Court to October 20th, 2020 at 10 AM. The hearing was originally scheduled for August 31st and canceled due to technical issues, according to Law Director ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Department of Justice requested COVID-19 data from the governors of New Jersey and three other states that issued orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents. According to the Justice Department, New Jersey, New York, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy has issued an Executive Order for New Jersey's gyms to re-open on Tuesday, September 1 with a capacity level of 25% and a strong adherence to sanitary precautions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Masks must be worn at all times during workouts. New Jersey's gyms ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Gov.Phil Murphy today delivered his revised $32.4 billion Fiscal Year 2021 Budget -- including "revenue raisers," such as higher taxes on New Jersey millionaires, a "baby bond" of $1,000 for babies born in 2021, spending cuts, $4 billion in borrowing, and a $2.2 billion closing ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy pleaded with New Jerseyans to cooperate with the state's contact tracers during hid COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday.  "More than half the people our contact tracers are getting in touch with are refusing to cooperate. This is highly disturbing to say ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -   One hundred years ago the 19th Amendment was ratified on Aug. 19th, 1920. One hundred years ago, the work of Susan B. Anthony finally came to fruition when Anthony called for a “true republic - one with equal rights for men and women alike." But the battle wasn’t over. Even a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The rate of daily positivity and the numbers of New Jersey residents in hospital ICUs and ventilators continues to trend downward, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who released the latest figures at his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton today. Murphy said that the daily positivity ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Four students from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in Princeton Junction have started a political based nonprofit called V3SSEL, which connects the younger generation with community leaders and elected officials. Rahul Datta, Vineet Chovatia, Rishabh Mantha and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Daily positivity dropped to 1.65% in New Jersey, "a really good number," according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the overnight numbers during his COVID-19 press briefing on Monday, Aug. 17, in Trenton. The governor announced 316 new positive test results, bringing the ...

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BOMERVILLE, NJ - Shoppers and diners sitting at tables outside Main Street restaurants dropped their forks on their plates and looked skyward as a US fighter jet unexpectedly thundered overhead early Saturday afternoon on ts way to intercept a private plane that had crossed into the restricted ...

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