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January 7, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - In deference to continued caution surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Somerset County Board of Commissioners will hold its 2021 swearing-in ceremony and Reorganization meeting virtually on Friday, Jan. 8. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 12 p.m. and can be ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – James Vassanella took over as deputy mayor last night after Charles Onyejiaka – who previously held the position – nominated the 5th Ward councilman. With his appointment, which was approved by the township council at its reorganization meeting last night, Vassanella will fill the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin will hold its reorganization 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: 179 779 1992. The virtual meeting will be open to the public at 6:55 PM. Click ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The township council will host a virtual public hearing on Jan. 12 at 7 pm, for input from residents on a new "grandparents park" that’s to be built on preserved land at the corner of Willow Avenue and New Brunswick Road. The land is currently under the purview of the state ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a highly anticipated announcement , Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday at his COVID-19 press briefing that Indoor sports may resume on Saturday, January 2, 2021, with safety protocols in place. However, the regional suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions will continue ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation co-sponsored by Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen, D-17th extending the life of seasonal liquor licenses has been signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. Danielsen, a resident of Franklin, was joined by Assembly colleagues Yvonne Lopez, Roy Freiman, and Wayne DeAngelo sponsoring the ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new variant of COVID-19 identified in the U.K. has raised some concerns for people yet to be inoculated for the virus. Although the variant is one among many since the pandemic began in earnest earlier this year, the newest mutation of the virus (referred to as B.1.1.7) has gained ...

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NEW JERSEY — Hours after administering the first COVID-19 vaccines in New Jersey long-term care facilities during a ceremony in Old Bridge, Gov. Phil Murphy called on residents to reign in the New Year with caution. “This is not the year for a wild New Year's Eve party,” Murphy said during a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy began his Wednesday COVID-19 briefing with information for the mental health of frontline medical workers and first responders. He announced that the state had a number of resrouces available to address the emotional and mental health of these individuals who have ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — Months of back and forth appear to be over with Congress expected to pass a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to help an economy in dire straits - with businesses crushed by the pandemic and families struggling financially. The agreement, like the first, would include checks of ...

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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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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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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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SOMERSET, NJ – With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many companies to adopt work-from-home practices, the future of the township’s already struggling corporate office properties looks bleak. To stay ahead of the changing needs of the business community, the council voted last night to rearrange its ...

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NEW JERSEY — This morning when Gov. Phil Murphy learned that the number of people not cooperating with contact tracers had ticked up to 74% he said he was shocked. “It’s completely unacceptable," he said, a week after his office stated the same figure stood at nearly 70%. "There's going to be ...

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NEW JERSEY — While a statewide shutdown will not be implemented as many have come to expect, that possibility “has to stay on the table,” Gov. Phil Murphy said during his coronavirus press briefing Monday at noon. For now, he has instituted a number of other new restrictions. As of Saturday, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The number of people allowed to gather outdoors in New Jersey will be reduced to 25, and indoor youth sports will be prohibited until 2021 in the state, according to a report published by NBC 10 Philadelphia on Monday. The latest sweeping restrictions coming from Governor Phil ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The surge of coronavirus cases across the country has prompted Gov. Phil Murphy not to release this week’s coronavirus travel advisory based on its current criteria. However, he strongly advised individuals to refrain from nonessential interstate travel and to still self-quarantine ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Township officials reversed course on how federal COVID-19 relief funds will be spent in Franklin. Mayor Phil Kramer announced last night that the town plans to repurpose money it originally earmarked for small businesses to provide direct relief to struggling residents.  “We had ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — Indoor gatherings will be subject to new capacity limits in New Jersey starting Tuesday - the most aggressive steps Gov. Phil Murphy has taken in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.  As of Tuesday, no more than 10 people may gather indoors (includes indoor entertainment ...

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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 -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Sunday that New Jersey has recorded its highest daily COVID-19 case totals since the pandemic began in early March. Murphy tweeted that the state had 4,540 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, which brings New Jersey's cumulative total to  279,274 and 18 ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Township officials are looking to residents for input on a new park that’s to be built on preserved land at the corner of Willow Avenue and New Brunswick Road. The council approved a motion at last night’s meeting setting up a special council meeting on Jan. 12 to garner public ...

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Due to COVID-19, Franklin Township will host a virtual Veterans Day program on Wednesday, November 11th. Please enjoy the Veterans Day presentation brought to you by the Franklin Township Recreation Department.  View video above after 9 AM on the November 11th or the Township Facebook ...

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NEW JERSEY - Veterans Day is a federal holiday honoring all those currently serving and who have served in the military. It became a federal holiday in 1938 and is one of 10 observed throughout the calendar year. Since Veterans Day is a federal holiday all post offices and most banks are closed ...

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NEW JERSEY — A significant set of COVID-19 rollbacks will take effect in New Jersey starting Thursday in the form of indoor dining curfews and ban on interstate indoor youth sports travel. After weeks of high case figures, Gov. Phil Murphy affirmed Monday that “the second wave is here.” The ...

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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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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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