Government

May 2, 2021

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 Heritage Month has been a part of the American tradition for more than 40 years. The idea of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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RAMSEY, NJ - Republican Frank Pallotta, who lost to Democratic Congressman Josh Gottheimer last November by some 32,000 votes, announced that he will try again to unseat the incumbent in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District.  “In 2020, I worked hard to earn the support of nearly 200,000 ...

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Datasets from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau were released Monday, indicating the resident U.S. population on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281, up 22,703,743 from 308,745,538 ten years earlier; the number represents the total number of people residing in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ...

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NJ TRANSIT Has Added More Than 100 New Engineers Since Gov. Murphy Took Office, Total Active Roster Is Now 393 ISELIN, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, NJ Dept.of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner and NJ TRANSIT Board Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, and NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett today ...

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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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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Property owners will no longer be able to put their leaves and yard waste at the curb, which borough officials say was not in keeping with state environmental code. On April 13, the Borough Council agreed to end the leaf and yard waste curbside pickup program, citing ...

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TRENTON – Motorists now have a new option for their driver's license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — The Borough Council voted unanimously to opt out of marijuana sales, at least for now, citing state regulation on sales will not be announced until August. The governing body agreed to review the matter every 90 days after the state comes out with its regulations. "I'm in favor ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — For the fourth year in a row, the Borough Council has held the $55.5 million municipal budget to a 0% tax increase, an achievement for any year, but during COVID, it's even more of a feat. The council unanimously passed the budget on March 16. Municipal taxes are the lesser ...

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Housing campaigners still predict surging evictions when Murphy’s moratorium ends, even after more help from Washington. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The mayor and council have appointed Ashlee Luther as Veteran Affairs Liaison, replacing Nicholas Magarelli who is now the acting borough clerk. Magarelli, a veteran, resigned his position as Veteran Affairs Liaison, making way for Luther, a veteran who actively remains involved ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Borough officials announced intersection upgrades for Fair Lawn Avenue and Saddle River Road are scheduled to begin Monday, March 22. A crash in that location resulted in the death of a Paramus woman in November. Throughout the duration of this project, which is expected to ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Route 17 northbound in Hasbrouck Heights again will be closed and detoured overnight near the Route 46 overpass in Hasbrouck Heights as a priority bridge repair project continues in Bergen County, according to an announcement from the New Jersey Department of ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Borough Hall is scheduled to reopen on April 1 after several months of a second covid shutdown when positive case numbers began to spike again during the virus-infused year. "On Thursday, April 1, we're going to reopen borough hall," Borough Manager Jim Van Kruiningen said during ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Mayor Kristine Morieko addressed anonymous correspondence she says "comes in waves." At the March 10 virtual council meeting, the mayor said the "best way" to address an issue is "to come, show who you are, give us your name." During work sessions and regular public council ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be visiting New Jersey on Monday as her first stop in the "Help is Here" tour touting the recently enacted American Recovery Act. The First Lady will be joined in Burlington County by Governor Phil Murphy to underscore the impact of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — With the threat of foreclosures looming across the state and country because of the economic downturn and covid lockdown, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a new law that provides direct assistance to those faced with losing their home. The measure, sponsored by Senator Troy ...

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It would help ‘to make a difficult time just a little easier,’ said Sen. Ron Rice, who is behind the measure. Special to TAPinto. 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.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — A resident has won $50,000 in the New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay Party held on March 10. Tanya Bednarz of Fair Lawn is the $50K winner, and her prize was announced along with a new millionaire from Trenton and 14 other finalists. Additionally, 30 non-finalist viewers ...

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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 Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - This Sunday, March 7 is the opt-up deadline to sign-up to 100% renewable energy under the borough's latest attempt to offer residents and businesses a greener source of energy for $6 extra per month beginning in April. Opting out of the 100% renewable energy program can be done ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy had less than two weeks to act with more than $700 million in overdue bills pending. Special to TAPinto.net. 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 ...

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Struggling in the COVID-19 economy, customers wait as state and utility companies face March 15 deadline. Special to TAPinto.net. 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.

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The County will be replacing the Fair Lawn Avenue Bridge over the Passaic River in Paterson, the Office of Emergency Management announced on March 3. The new bridge will include sidewalk on the upstream side of the bridge, two full travel lanes, widening at the intersection of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Hospitals in New Jersey will be able to keep their non-profit status as long as they make a yearly contribution to their municipalities, under a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy recently. It comes after a Tax Court of New Jersey ruling in 2015 subjected Morristown Medical Center ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday 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 — Around midday Monday, 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 ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Borough is once again participating in a community energy aggregation program - SEA program - to bring clean, renewable electricity to Glen Rock households, according to former councilwoman Arati Kreibich.  What this means for Glen Rockers: ●  All residents will ...

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