Other NJ News

June 17, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Authorities are responding to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning. The crash happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township, The glider went down around 11:30 a.m. about a mile off the coast, Ocean County ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil 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 on Monday. "This grace period is for customers to enroll in ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off".  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – A bill sponsored by Senator Nellie Pou and Senator Linda Greenstein that would ease reporting requirements for charitable organizations in receipt of in-kind contributions was passed 37-0 on Thursday. The bill, S-844/A-4635, excludes non-monetary donations from counting as gross ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem.  The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security ...

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NEW JERSEY — Well, Jersey Girls and Guys, we mostly endured a hurricane, a pandemic, some flooding, lantern fly infestation, and a temporary shortage of toilet tissue, but nobody (outside the science community) could have predicted this -- a cicada invasion.  Get ready for the shed shells, the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Monday welcomed home Ashu Mahajan, a Scotch Plains resident who recently traveled to India to visit his ailing father and became trapped by tightening COVID-19 restrictions. Sen.

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NJ -- A birthday party that became the scene of a mass shooting at a house party is still an active investigation according to a Monday morning briefing by Governor Phil Murphy. The Saturday night shooting killed two individuals and injured 12 others, some of whom remain in ...

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FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police is investigating a mass shooting at a large house party that left two dead and 12 others wounded n South Jersey on Saturday night.  According to the State Police, at approximately 11:50p.m. Saturday night, troopers from Troop “A” Bridgeton ...

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TRENTON, NJ— For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General ...

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TRENTON, NJ – On the eve of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, members of a newly formed legislative caucus hosted a roundtable on Friday to talk about ways to combat the rise in violence, discrimination and hate-based rhetoric towards people of Asian American and Pacific Island ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school. Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey residents have a new option for their driver license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available, announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers Board of Governors voted on Thursday to bestow an honorary degree to award-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey when she addresses graduates at the 255th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Flanked by the state's top law enforcement officials, Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday announced a sweeping series of reforms aimed at reducing the epidemic of gun violence. The Governor said these wide-ranging proposals would build upon previous steps taken in recent years to reduce ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Following updated recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month, Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health issued new COVID-19 travel guidance Monday.  “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated CDC ...

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TRENTON, NJ – All New Jersey residents 16 years old and over will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination beginning on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1, Governor Murphy announced Monday. The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – As distracted driving continues to claim more lives on New Jersey roadways than any other risky driving behavior, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (“HTS”) announced the launch of a statewide public awareness campaign aimed at providing ...

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NEW JERSEY – Science in Donation, the non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of those parties interested in bringing continuous improvement to the current system of organ donation and allocation, is celebrating the passage of a resolution opposing new ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated.  Additionally, the governor’s report included that as of March 29, a new group of citizens is eligible to be vaccinated, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box Friday morning, speaking to the hosts from Middletown about how New Jersey is tackling the pandemic and getting vaccines out to those who need it. Murphy noted that New Jersey is a nationwide leader in vaccinations. “I think we're ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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