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June 6, 2020

Last Saturday, almost 100 participants attended a hastily put together peaceful protest in Flemington’s Borough Park in support of those African-Americans, who like George Floyd, lost their lives to police brutality.  However, today an estimated crowd of 1500 COVID19 masked supporters marched ...

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This morning at 8 am, the blue line down the center of Flemington’s Main Street was painted over, largely in response to growing support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and concerns over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the end of May. Mayor Betsy Driver noted that she had received ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - If you want or need to get tested for COVID-19, there are a lot of locations and scheduling options. During the weekly community briefing, Flemington OEM Corp. Brian McNally offered up-to-date information about testing sites, locations, costs and requirements. “We’ve had a ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting four new cases of COVID-19, as of Thursday evening, bringing the total to 1,008. The county is reporting one additional fatality as of Thursday evening, bringing the total to 62. Flemington Borough is reporting one new ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A planned peaceful protest scheduled in Flemington at noon on Saturday is being embraced by borough leaders. In a community briefing this week, Police Chief Jerry Rotella said, “We’ll be there to let you have your moment and make sure that you’re safe doing it.”   He added ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County officials joined the masses of local governments, major companies and organizations, and leading figures in the United States, to offer statements and take to the airwaves to speak about race relations in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death at the hand of ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds. “Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at ...

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A peaceful march in support of Black Lives Matter served as a memorial to George Floyd, who was killed on May 25th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There have been two weeks of protests in cities across the nation, many culminating in rioting, looting, and destruction of commercial property.  However, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15. Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting three new cases of COVID-19, as of Wednesday evening, bringing the total to 1,004. The county is not reporting any additional deaths as of Wednesday evening, keeping the total at 61. Flemington Borough is not reporting any ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Citing much lower numbers of total COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, and the overall percentage being far behind Bergen County and the other hardest-hit parts of the Garden State during the pandemic, the county board of chosen freeholders again made an earnest appeal to Gov.

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19, as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total to over 1,000. The county is reporting one additional death as of Tuesday evening, bringing the total to 61. Flemington Borough is not reporting any ...

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RARITAN TWP. - Raritan Township is seeing what Emergency Management Coordinator Christopher Phelan termed “a great slowdown” when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Raritan Township has 158 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Monday. With 21 confirmed deaths, the township still leads Hunterdon County ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining. Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he ...

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NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer saw at least 21 protests across New Jersey on Tuesday.  Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting four new cases of COVID-19, as of Monday evening, for a total of 994 cases. The county is reporting zero additional deaths as of Monday evening, keeping the total at 60. Flemington Borough is now reporting 73 cases, and ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - On May 19, Hunterdon County Director of Human Resources Grace Kelly updated the Board of Chosen Freeholders on operations during COVID-19, noting the remote working position county employee services, employee relations and communications staff continue operating from. For ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is now reporting 990 total COVID-19 cases as of Sunday evening. The county is reporting a total of 60 deaths, in the age ranges of 46 to 100. Flemington Borough is now reporting 72 cases, and Raritan Township is reporting 158 ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - “It’s fair to say I’m jaded with the American system I have inherited as an American citizen in this country, as long as I can hear nothing from the Flemington Police Department as to the actions of the Minneapolis police, that tells me by their silence, they condone what has ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington’s 2020 budget was approved Tuesday with one no vote cast by Councilman Michael Harris. The impact on homeowners remains the same, however according to Mayor Betsy Driver some reductions were made since the budget was originally introduced in April. “The COVID stuff ...

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HUNTERDON  COUNTY, NJ - During the pandemic, LINK bus service has continued for Hunterdon residents for work-related transportation, access to shopping including the Flemington Circle and for transportation to their essential medical trips including dialysis centers. The county’s Transportation ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington council enthusiastically supported and approved an ordinance to allow for outdoor dining setups within the borough. It is anticipated that when restaurants are once again allowed to open their doors to onsite dining, it will be at a reduced capacity. So ordinances ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - The annual Ride for the River, a group motorcycle ride through the scenic back roads of the watershed to raise funds for the Raritan Headwaters Association is being held this year in honor of late Raritan Township resident John Belle. Belle loved motorcycles and the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The J.P. Case Middle School Athletic Department organized a “Virtual Step Challenge” for the entire month of May in order to continue engaging its approximately 125 young athletes in softball, baseball, and lacrosse, despite their seasons being cancelled due to the coronavirus ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for  Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22) Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6)  These activities are allowed ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is reporting five new COVID-19 cases as of Thursday evening, bringing the total to 975. The county is not reporting any additional fatalities, as of Thursday evening. Flemington Borough is now reporting 67 cases, and Raritan Township ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A new restaurant is coming to 144 Main Street in Flemington. The borough council voted unanimously to approve the sale of the old filling station to Tidbits LLC for $220,000. The buyer originally slated to purchase the borough-owned property backed out of the deal prior to ...

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