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March 10, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Blanquita Valenti, a member of the New Brunswick City Council for 20 years before serving as a Middlesex County freeholder for 15 years, died Tuesday evening. Valentti, described by friends and political allies as an energetic spitfire and an empathetic soul, established many ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – “It’s the season for potholes,” Township Manager Robert Vornlocker said at last night’s council meeting while urging residents to report troublesome craters to the township. Despite the 1,500 potholes filled by the public works department in the last three weeks, many persist ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner says their office has learned of residents canceling their two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine appointments in order to stand by for a Johnson & Johnson shot, which requires just one shot. Commissioner Judy Persichilli advised ...

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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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NEW JERSEY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 12 - New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) held a vaccine safety tele-townhall to spread accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine and answer any questions. The tele-town hall was also joined by New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens was chosen to launch a statewide initiative designed to ensure vaccination distribution is done in an equitable manner.   Jonnice Slaughter, 45 of Rahway became the first of 300 people who will be vaccinated at the site on Wednesday. Once, ...

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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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SOMERSET, NJ – The township council appointed a local businesswoman, Shepa Uddin, last night to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Will Galtieri, who was in the final year of his first term. Uddin became Franklin’s first Asian-American woman to sit on the council following her ...

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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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SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin will hold its Work Session/Regular Meeting online Tuesday at 7 pm. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting by Clicking Here or calling (408)-418-9388 and using access code: 179 584 9665. The virtual meeting will be open to the public at 6:55 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – A Dunkin' Donuts is coming to the corner of Veronica Avenue and Route 27 following the planning board’s approval of the project last night. The 3,000 square foot development set to house the coffee chain and another, still to be determined business, will sit nearer to Veronica Avenue ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday during a press briefing via ZOOM that 1,138,757 vaccine doses have now been administered statewide: 875,424 first doses and 263,196 second doses and that he is expecting increasing deliveries of vaccines from the federal government for our mega-sites ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Residents will now have 18 months to disconnect drains from the township’s sanitary sewer systems without getting fined thanks to an ordinance passed by the township council last night. Officials said that sump pumps and other drainage devices connected to the sewage system could ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Monday, New Jersey has administered 1,037,657 vaccine doses - passing the 1 million mark with 24 days to go until the anniversary of the first reported coronavirus case in the state. Thus far, 224,237 people have received second shots, numbers Gov. Phil Murphy and other ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Members of the planning board signaled their intention for a walkable Elizabeth Avenue last night with the approval of two applications for warehouses in the area. While commercial warehouses may not typically signal walkability, but both properties will now contribute to the ...

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After months of restrictions, restaurants, bars, and other businesses can increase capacity TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that he is easing regulations on indoor gatherings at restaurants, bars, gyms, personal care businesses, and religious ceremonies. They will now be ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has expanded indoor gathering limits in New Jersey effective Friday. Businesses, indoor entertainment and recreation areas (casinos and gyms), personal care businesses, indoor performance venues and indoor gatherings (religious ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, ...

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NEW JERSEY — As the snowstorm continues to bear down on New Jersey, with the Northern parts taking the brunt, Gov. Phil Murphy urged residents Monday morning to stay home and off the roads. “We are now about to enter the teeth, the worst of the storm. It's going to be really bad for the next 12 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The township council is looking to decrease the density of future development in the Churchill-Millstone area and solidify a host of changes in the redevelopment plan for the nearly 45-acre zone. On top of lowering the density of new projects, the amendment increases open space ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Franklin Township is hitting the brakes on a $550,000 park project after residents came out against the plan earlier this month. The “grandparents park” – a pocket park that officials planned to build on a 25-acre plot of town-owned land on the corner of Willow Avenue and New ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Residents can now access a new coronavirus vaccine hotline with 250 New Jersey-based staff members currently on hand to answer common questions, help connect people to centers providing shots and clear up eligibility rules. More than 17,000 people called in within the first hour - ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy took pride in announcing that New Jersey has distributed over a half-million doses of the COVID vaccine during his coronavirus press briefing on Friday, Jan. 22. The governor said that 500,222 doses have now been administered statewide – including 65,583 long-term ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine.  On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – A project to build what the town is calling a “grandparents park” is drawing criticism from residents who said the plan furthers the erosion of “bucolic” Franklin. Concerns over safety, the park’s potential impact on wildlife and the site’s proximity to other parks and amenities ...

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Update: The Township of Franklin Updated its website to include a meeting agenda and site plan for Willow Park. CLICK HERE FOR THIS MEETING'S AGENDA AND MINUTES Willow Park Playground Willow Park Site Plan SOMERSET, NJ – The township council will host a virtual public hearing on Jan. 12 ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new executive order will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year. Gov. Phil Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced the changes during a Monday press conference on pandemic ...

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NEW JERSEY — Be sure to remember scout’s honor when seeking a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey. Roughly 300 locations, including as many as six mega-sites, will rely on the honesty and goodwill of residents in its mission to vaccinate the 1A priority group: frontline healthcare workers, law ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that all U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff on Monday, Jan 11, 2021, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River, who died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol when it was under siege on Jan.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – In an historic first, the governing body of Somerset County met today as the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners to select its new leadership and set priorities for the coming year. Last year Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law replacing the archaic Board of Freeholders ...

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