Government

February 2, 2021

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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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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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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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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NEW JERSEY — A day after New Jersey made history with its first COVID-19 vaccines in Newark, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that it is no time for residents to stop taking preventative steps. “Yesterday was a historic day, a day for optimism with some of our health care heroes receiving the ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey's first COVID-19 vaccines will be administered on Tuesday morning, Dec. 15 at University Hospital Newark. The governor plans to be there, along with NJ State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, Dr, Shereef Elnahal, president of ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by Marco Rubio (R-FL), held a hearing on Thursday on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A renewal of the program, which helped save millions of businesses across New Jersey and nationwide, would throw a lifeline ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced that help is on its way in New Jersey for people who are unemployed: the NJ Labor Dept. is planning to provide another round of FEMA Lost Wages Assistance payments to more than 10,000 newly eligible workers next week. "Because of legislation I recently ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy presented a "worst case scenario" predictive model if New Jerseyans become lax in following social distancing and mask-wearing protocols during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 9. He reported that one model he saw had the state topping out at a whopping ...

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NEW JERSEY — On Monday 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 a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey set a new record high number of daily COVID-19 cases 5,673, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his press briefing in Trenton Friday afternoon. This figure eclipses any total even during the early days of the pandemic's first wave back in March and April. The mark breaks the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported that New Jersey had its first-ever day with more than 6,000 positive COVID cases. Murphy updated the latest state figures late Sunday morning: 6,046 new positive cases 368,016 cumulative cases 16 new confirmed deaths 15,485 total ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy provided an update on remote vs. in-class school districts during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Murphy said that right now there are 89 districts fully open for in-person instruction, 438 offering hybrid of in-person and remote instruction, 246 ...

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(NEW JERSEY) — On behalf of all New Jersey residents, Governor Philip D. Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli of Parlin, Middlesex County, NJ. Captain Leli died November 27th in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The City of Hackensack is announcing that City Hall will be closed to the public beginning today, Tuesday, December 1. All other city offices will be closed beginning Monday, December 7. City officials have taken this action due to the rise of COVID-19 cases across the state and ...

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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 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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CAMDEN, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts and set to change the fabric of the holiday season to come.  With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that he will sign an Executive Order giving municipalities and counties the option to regulate the operating hours of non-essential businesses after 8:00 p.m. He noted that often, as the night progresses, people let their guard down (when it comes to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In response to recent coronavirus outbreaks associated with the conduct of interstate youth hockey activities, Gov. Phil Murphy joined with fellow governors, Janet Mills (Maine), Gina Raimondo (Rhode Island), Chris Sununu (New Hampshire), Phil Scott (Vermont), Ned Lamont ...

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