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July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY --  What's in a name? In New Jersey, a lot, especially for icons who are well known throughout the world.  On Tuesday, commemorated as National New Jersey Day, Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Under a trio of bills signed into law on Thursday by Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey veterans and active military service members will have easier access to higher education, and expanded access to the disabled veterans’ property tax exemption. An annual grant program within the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than five million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated. Among ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — An Amber Alert for a boy believed to have been abducted with his mother remains active as of Friday evening. The child, 2-year-old Sebastian Rios, was abducted along with his mother, Yasemin Uyaf, 24, state police said. Police believe boy’s father, Tyler Rios, 27, of Highland ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A 9-foot-tall bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty, referred to as Little Lady Liberty arrived in Elizabeth Wednesday to spend Independence Day weekend with her sister statue.  "The City of Elizabeth was proud to play a role in the arrival of the Sister Statue of Liberty at ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced today that he will be resigning his post later this month.  Grewal, the country's first Sikh Attorney General, will become the Director of Enforcement at the Securities Exchange Commission on July 26. Governor Murphy lauded the many ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs.  AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books. Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community. “Libraries are not ...

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NEW JERSEY - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli. The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New ...

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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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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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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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