Government

June 19, 2021

TETERBORO, NJ - The Mayor and Council of Teterboro introduced an ordinance at its June meeting to ban cannabis businesses from operating in the borough. The introduction first reading of Ordinance #622 amends Chapter 185, Article IV, Section 8 (J) "to prohibit the operation of any class of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) facilities will be closed Friday, June 18. This is in observance of the state’s inaugural Juneteenth holiday, which is designated the third Friday in June. In Bergen County, there are two Inspection stations: Lodi and Paramus. There are ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said during his Monday press conference. "This grace period is for customers ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco Wednesday announced his selection of Thomas Duch to fill the positions of County Administrator and County Counsel. Duch will replace Julien X. Neals, who will vacate the positions prior to being sworn in as a federal judge. A former mayor and ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey utility customers struggling to pay bills during the COVID-19 pandemic benefited from a temporary statewide law preventing essential utilities from being disconnected. But that moratorium on utility shutoffs ends June 30 when an executive order called by New Jersey Gov.

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HACKENSACK, NJ  - The City of Hackensack has canceled both meetings scheduled for Tuesday, May 4. The Committee of the Whole Meeting of the City Council of Hackensack scheduled for Tuesday, May 4, at 5:00 P.M. is canceled. In addition, the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy announced the Your Voice, Your Shot video contest that urges New Jersey residents to share why they and others are getting vaccinated. The contest calls for compelling, creative, and captivating videos, and a number of finalists will be chosen. The public will then ...

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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 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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Child care providers in Hackensack and throughout the state can apply for grants under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, provides $10 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for child care providers in need. “Child care ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack City Council officially appointed Hackensack Fire Chief Thomas Freeman as Interim City Manager during a special meeting held virtually Tuesday morning. The City Council had the needed quorum, with Mayor John Labrosse, Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, and ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Joseph ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ  - The City of Hackensack has canceled both meetings scheduled for Tuesday, April 6. The Committee of the Whole Meeting of the City Council of Hackensack scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, at 5:00 P.M. is canceled. In addition, the regular meeting of the City Council of the City ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 measures as ...

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Fewer strings attached in this round of relief. No details of exactly how the state will spend pandemic-focused funds. 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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ALLENDALE, NJ -  The City of Hackensack will receive over $4 million dollars as part of the national COVID-19 relief package that was signed by President Joe Biden on Thursday. U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer appeared with Bergen County small business and restaurant owners to unveil federal ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The City of Hackensack passed a bond ordinance on first reading to fund various capital improvements at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The city appropriated the sum of $2,590,000 and authorized the issuance of $2,466,000 in bonds or notes. Projects ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack was among 78 projects to receive grants from Bergen County for an improvement project in the city. Hackensack received a grant for the Columbus Park: Basketball Court Rehabilitation, Drainage, Futsal, and Court Surface.  The grant amount is $294,688. “We want to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The City of Hackensack passed a resolution recognizing Juneteenth as a city holiday for 2021 during Tuesday night's Council meeting. The Mayor and Council unanimously passed Resolution 82-21 declaring June 18, 2021, as a paid city holiday to celebrate Juneteenth in honor of ...

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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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HACKENSACK - Bergen County officials voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the list of projects recommended for funding by the Bergen County Open Space, Recreation, Floodplain Protection, Farmland, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund Advisory Committee. A total of 78 grants totaling over $19 ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that he has eased some restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events both indoors and outdoors. "I want to start with an announcement that I know many athletes and many moms and dads have been ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents still awaiting their extended unemployment benefit payments can expect to receive them by Friday, February 12. Since an 11-week extension in federal benefits was approved at the end of December, there has been a lapse in payments for some 75,000 residents whose ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Bergen County will receive a portion of $2.5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support homeless programs throughout the county, it was announced by HUD on Monday. Eight Bergen County entities will share $5.8 million to serve residents. Those ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The City of Hackensack is inviting residents to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 by lighting a candle in a window at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19 as part of the national Moment of Unity. Spearheaded by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the memorial is to ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Longtime Democratic State Senator Loretta Weinberg announced on Wednesday that she will retire at the end of her current term. The Senate Majority Leader since 2012, Weinberg said it was the right time for her to leave. "I feel overwhelmed...I feel emotional," Weinberg ...

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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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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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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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