Government

November 6, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy announced his appointments of Dianna Houenou as Chair of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission, and Jeff Brown will serve as Executive Director of the Commission. The Governor will also appoint Krista Nash as a member of the Commission, upon the recommendation of Senate ...

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EDISON, NJ -  Statement from Thomas Lankey, Mayor of Edison “I am deeply disturbed by the federal report of a conspiracy surrounding the abhorrent racist flyer that circulated in Edison in 2017. It was bad enough that this disgusting mail piece targeted the Asian community and threatened to ...

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EDISON, NJ — The Edison Township Council will meet Thursday at 7pm as the "Committee Of The Whole," in the Council Chamber to continue its investigation of the racial flier sent during the 2017 general election.  The meeting will be conducted in person as well as on Zoom. During the general ...

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Edison, NJ —  Democratic Freeholders Charles Tomaro and Leslie Koppel easily won re-election to a three-year term last night beating their opponents by a 2-1 margin.Tomaro received 135,852 votes and Koppel 136,842 and outpaced their opponents Andrew Politi (67,037) and John Masculin (66,686) to be ...

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Edison, NJ –The Edison Planning Board, chaired by Sherri Ruggieri, came to review and approve two proposal applications at its Nov. 2 meeting at Middlesex County College. According to the special planning boards agenda, one application was for a subdivision reconfiguration and the other for a ...

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NEW JERSEY — Would you rather be online or on line? New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) chief administrator Sue Fulton said Monday afternoon that the agency is considering keeping some of the systems put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic once the health crisis subsides - namely ...

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EDISON, NJ — The planning board is meeting tonight to discuss the building of a 161,580-square-foot warehouse at the intersection near the Raritan River by 41 Glendale LLC. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov 2nd, At 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Middlesex County College, 2600 ...

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Editor’s Note: October 29, 2012. It is a day that the Belmar community will never forget. Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore town, leaving a path of destruction that left an indelible mark on its residents, including John Walsh. While he is known for producing short comedy videos — many ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — Over 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 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 at his COVID press briefing on Thursday that he has signed Executive Order No. 190, extending a moratorium that prevents New Jersey residents from having their utilities disconnected through March 15, 2021. The moratorium applies to all residential gas, ...

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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 Thursday. Oct. 15. The exchange is now open to Garden State residents to browse health plans, compare prices, and find out ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that President Donald Trump and his staff “acted recklessly” in visiting New Jersey despite knowledge that one of their top advisers had tested positive for the coronavirus.  Trump aide Hope Hicks entered quarantine Wednesday after displaying mild ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Edison Township Zoning Board met on September 29 to hear residents’ opinions about Dunkin’ Donut’s application to open a store at 2077 Oak Tree Road. The area, zoned commercially for business offices, is not zoned for food service or a drive-thru. Dunkin’ Donuts proposed ...

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Edison, NJ — Measures to ensure public safety was front and center on Thursday morning. The Edison Police department added 19 new police officers to their force and promoted 23 police officers. Further, announcements included The Fire department with 21 new firefighters and promoted 9.   A few ...

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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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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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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday 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 pandemic. The ...

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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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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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EDISON, NJ — Councilman Richard Brescher requested the creation of a Committee of the Whole during the January Edison Town Council meeting. He wants to have financial and tax experts review Edison’s budget. Brescher recalled, “There was not enough council support for it, but I was promised by ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday 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 cases, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Female leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, Sept. 18. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. 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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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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TRENTON, NJ – Sue Fulton read a recent tweet from a man who had arrived at his local Motor Vehicle Commission 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 such ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – The South Plainfield Community Pool officially opened at 11a.m. on August 15. Patrons who spent the day poolside said the completion of the much anticipated, newly renovated facility did not disappoint.   “Our first impression when we saw it was that we were just blown away,” ...

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Lawmakers had backed the bill to halt plans for in-person learning in September, but Gov. Phil Murphy switched gears This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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Restaurant Association Leader Says Murphy Ignored 10 Requests to Meet 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 ...

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