Government

December 22, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The start of the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to people in long-term care facilities has been delayed until next week in New Jersey because the state did not fill its paperwork in time. The delay was discussed during Gov. Murphy's COVID-19 press briefing on Monday ...

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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 decriminalize possession ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During his COVID-19 press briefing on Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to open six vaccine “mega sites” across the state in early January. Bergen County: Meadowlands Complex Morris County: Rockaway Townsquare Mall Middlesex County: New Jersey Convention and ...

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East Brunswick, NJ – After serving in the New Jersey State Assembly for the past seven years, Democrat Nancy Pinkin is changing course and will take over the role of Middlesex County Clerk, effective January 2021.  "I felt like it was time for a change," said Pinkin, a resident of East Brunswick ...

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EDISON, NJ — Richard Brescher has spent years actively making a difference in Edison one way or another, whether as a Board of Education member or councilman. Born and raised in Edison, the successful alumnus of the township’s public schools ran for the Board of Education in 2016 due to his ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in long-term health care facilities and hospitals across the state was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Dec. 14. The legislation (S-2566/2677 and A-4282/4150), previously passed the Assembly in ...

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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 NJ State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, Dr, Shereef Elnahal, president of ...

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Walk-Ins Still Allowed at Licensing Centers for Select Transactions TRENTON, NJ — Before heading to any of New Jersey’s 16 motor vehicle centers, an appointment will be required beginning tomorrow, December 14. Customers will no longer be able to walk in to complete a transition — whether it’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Kevin Egan, who has served on the New Brunswick City Council 2011, including a stint as Council President, has been tapped for a seat on the Rutgers Board of Governors. Gov. Phil Murphy has picked Egan, the son of Assembly Labor Committee Chairman Joseph Egan, and Dr.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by Marco Rubio (R-FL), held a hearing on Thursday on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A renewal of the program, which helped save millions of businesses across New Jersey and nationwide, would throw a lifeline ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced that help is on its way in New Jersey for people who are unemployed: the NJ Labor Dept. is planning to provide another round of FEMA Lost Wages Assistance payments to more than 10,000 newly eligible workers next week. "Because of legislation I recently ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy presented a "worst case scenario" predictive model if New Jerseyans become lax in following social distancing and mask-wearing protocols during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 9. He reported that one model he saw had the state topping out at a whopping ...

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EDISON, NJ — Council President Joyce Ship-Freeman has broken several barriers since she was sworn in as the Edison Township Council President on Jan. 6, 2020. She is the first African American, and currently, the only woman on the council. Ship-Freeman also became council president her first time ...

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EDISON, NJ — Members of the Edison Township Council met on December 7 at 6 pm to discuss two major items on the agenda. First, President Jothi Kesavan explained the mission of his NJ nonprofit organization, the Edison Community Garden Initiative (ECGI). “The main essence is to bring everybody ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported that New Jersey had its first-ever day with more than 6,000 positive COVID cases. Murphy updated the latest state figures late Sunday morning: 6,046 new positive cases 368,016 cumulative cases 16 new confirmed deaths 15,485 total ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - During a virtual South Plainfield Council Meeting on Nov. 16, Mayor Matthew Anesh proclaimed Dec. 4 to be “PKS Awareness Day.” Accepting the proclamation was eleven-year-old Brianna Feeney, who has Pallister-Killian Syndrome (PKS), and her mother Patricia Trenchak Feeney.  PKS ...

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(NEW JERSEY) — On behalf of all New Jersey residents, Governor Philip D. Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli of Parlin, Middlesex County, NJ. Captain Leli died November 27th in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United ...

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For Immediate Release: November 25, 2020 Contact: Iris M. Delgado (732) 906-3680 STATEMENT OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN KEVIN P. McCABE AND VICE CHAIR BEATRICE MOSKOWITZ ON THE RETIREMENT OF SURROGATE KEVIN HOAGLAND EDISON  Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin P. McCabe ...

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EDISON, NJ — The Edison Zoning Board convened on November 24 to review 3 proposal applications. The first applicant on the agenda (Case #Z10-2020), Mr. Narayan, was not in attendance. The case was not heard.  The board then addressed Mr. Saravanan (Case #Z17-2020), who sought to construct a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When Elaine Flynn announced back in January that she would not be seeking re-election to a sixth consecutive term, the longtime Middlesex County Clerk didn’t quite imagine her last year in office would unfold quite the way it has.  "It's a little disheartening not to have the ...

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NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family.  At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy ...

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EDISON, NJ — On Saturday morning Mayor Lankey released a statement regarding the Racist Flyer investigation. “Yesterday, joined by the entire Township Council, I sent a letter to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, requesting that she immediately commence an investigation into the ...

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EDISON, NJ — Mayor Tom Lankey is set to send his veto of the Ordinance increasing the Mayor's salary to the Council later today.  Since its introduction and passage by Council, Mayor Lankey has been steadfast in his commitment to vetoing the Ordinance.  The Mayor publicly has stated that he ...

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NEW JERSEY-  Due to the increase spread of Covid-19, Governor Murphy has signed an Executive Order retightening restrictions on gatherings. Effective Tuesday, November 17, indoor gatherings limited to a maximum of 10 people. Effective Monday, November 23, outdoor gatherings are limited to a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In response to recent coronavirus outbreaks associated with the conduct of interstate youth hockey activities, Gov. Phil Murphy joined with fellow governors, Janet Mills (Maine), Gina Raimondo (Rhode Island), Chris Sununu (New Hampshire), Phil Scott (Vermont), Ned Lamont ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that he will sign an Executive Order giving municipalities and counties the option to regulate the operating hours of non-essential businesses after 8:00 p.m. He noted that often, as the night progresses, people let their guard down (when it comes to ...

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EDISON, NJ — Residents were invited to comment on the proposal to make the position of Edison mayor full time. Resident Bob Spiegel said that Edison shouldn’t be increasing the mayor’s salary during a pandemic when many have lost their jobs and people are having financial difficulties. “The tax ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mayor Ed Seely, Borough Council President Ted Ricci, Borough Engineer Bruce Koch and Department of Public Works Director Rob Mitzelman were joined at Devoe Lake by Senator Linda Greenstein and Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald Rios on Thursday afternoon for a momentous ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey's positivity rate has risen to 7.74%, a figure that Gov. Murphy called "unacceptable" at Thursday's COVID-19 press briefing. Additionally, for nine days in a row, the state has had over 1,000 new cases.  "While we have seen cases related to activities such as sports or ...

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