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Wood-Ridge Council Passes Consent Agenda

May 22, 2020

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - In addition to passing five ordinances on Wednesday evening, the Borough of Wood-Ridge Mayor and Council also passed the Consent Agenda, which was made up the following items. 

083-2020  Resolution Authorizing Payment of Bills. 

084-2020  Resolution Approving Tax Appeal Settlement for Wood-Ridge Industrial Property $0.00 Refund ...

Wood-Ridge Council Approves Five Resolutions

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - It was a busy night for the Wood-Ridge Council, passing five resolutions on first reading as well as the consent agenda at Wednesday evening’s Council meeting, which was done remotely, with Mayor Paul Sarlo, Borough Administrator Chris Eilert and Borough Clerk Gina Affuso in attendance at Wood-Ridge Borough Hall.

While open to the general public, which must wear a ...

Unemployment Benefits for NJ Workers Extended for 13-Weeks

TRENTON, NJ --  The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced Tuesday that workers who have exhausted their state unemployment benefits may now be eligible for an extension. The Department has begun notifying some workers already receiving benefits of a 13-week extension they may be eligible for under the federal Pandemic Emergency Unemployment ...

Plan to Partially Furlough Public Employees Awaits Governor’s Signature

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A plan that would pave the way for state and local governments in New Jersey to cut costs by partially furloughing public employees — without hitting the workers ...

Hasbrouck Heights Council Notes: Questions Concerning Legal Fees

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Concerns about legal bills were made public by both the public and two members of the Council during Tuesday’s Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council meeting.

Resident Adam Mucci, the only resident to participate in the Public Hearing session, asked the Council why it was paying two separate attorneys, at a cost of $13 thousand for the prior month, when the ...

Hasbrouck Heights Mayor's Report for May 12

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  - Below is the text of Mayor Jack Delorenzos' report at Tuesday's Borough Council meeting. 

We are still going through a very difficult time in our lives.  I appreciate all of your cooperation and understanding.  I know people have lost friends and loved ones and wish to express my condolences for these tragic losses.  It doesn’t ...

Hasbrouck Heights Council Notes from the May 12 Meeting

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Borough Council took care of routine business during Tuesday evening’s meeting, helding virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The following Communication, Petitions and Bids were approved.

Letter request approval and assistance with hanging banners from Borough light poles.

Letter from Fire Chief Gumbrecht advising resignation ...

Gov. Murphy Opens Non-Essential Retail Stores; Allows Curbside Pickup Only

NEW JERSEY - On Wednesday, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting curbside pickup at non-essential businesses.

According to the order, "permitting curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses is reasonable in that it avoids unnecessary contact between customers and staff in enclosed spaces, and instead only allows for the similar amount of limited contact that might ...

Hasbrouck Heights Adjusts Schedule Of Council Meetings

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - As a result of the ongoing pandemic, the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council approved a new meeting schedule for the months of May through August at Tuesday evening’s Council meeting.  The meeting, which took place virtually started at 6 pm, and access was available virtually through ZOOM and via conference call.

Instead of meeting the second and fourth ...

'It stinks.' Gov. Murphy and State Police Chief Say Graduation Ceremonies and Parades That Gather Crowds Are Out

TRENTON, NJ -- During his daily COVID-19 press conference on Monday, May 11, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ State Police Col. Patrick Callahan attempted to clarify some confusion following publication of a letter Callahan sent to school administrators concerning high school graduations ceremonies and car caravans.

Over the weekend, the head of the state police advised school districts ...


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NJ Schools Allowed to Have in-Person Graduations Ceremonies Starting July 6

May 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be permitted to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said in the announcement posted to social media, will be permitted to begin July 6 as long as they comply with social ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

Governor Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

Mobile Coronavirus Community Testing Comes to the Teterboro Area This Week

May 26, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. – The County of Bergen/Bergen New Bridge Medical Center community mobile testing program will offer additional testing locations to reach more residents across Bergen County, announced Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco in a press release. So far over 3,000 residents have been tested at community mobile testing sites for the COVID-19 virus and ...

Bergen County Mobile Testing Continues With Additional Locations This Week

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that the County of Bergen/Bergen New Bridge Medical Center community mobile testing program will offer additional testing locations to reach more residents across Bergen County. In the first week of community mobile testing, over 2,000 residents were tested in Englewood, Hackensack, Fairview, and Garfield.

All upcoming ...

SafeTemp Kiosk: Back Into Workplace Transition Made Easier

May 23, 2020

New Jersey - People are going back to work and SafeTemp can make that transition back into the workplace safer.

While it's a novel idea, getting your temperature at the door when you walk into work could be just what the doctor ordered for both the workforce and the public. Such safety measures send a message to your workforce and, to your customers.

SafeTemp Kiosk, by Media Services ...

Port Authority Asks for $3 billion from Feds to Recoup COVID-19 Losses

May 21, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Standing before the unfinished Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal One redevelopment site, Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, detailed the drastic losses the government agency has suffered as a result of the coronavirus. 

With a 97% drop in passenger volume at Newark airport alone (the difference between ...

MVC Further Extends Expiration Dates on Driving, Car Documents

TRENTON, NJ -  With Motor Vehicle facilities remaining closed, expiration dates on critical driving and vehicle documents will be once again extended. Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced on Monday additional extensions to driver license, registration, and inspection expiration dates in continuing ...

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: Two-Thirds of New Jerseyans Feel State Is Moving at Right Pace to Reopen

Majorities worry about getting virus, testing, future ramifications for jobs, finances, local businesses, hospitals


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- As Gov. Murphy continues to navigate how, when, and at what speed New Jersey should reopen, 66% of residents feel the state is moving to lift restrictions and reopen businesses at just the right pace, according to the latest ...

Breaking News: Beaches Opening With Restrictions

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy is in the process of his daily COVID-19 press conference. For beach communities along the New Jersey shore, beaches and boardwalks will be open with some restrictions as of Friday, May 22.

Beaches will still be open to the public with limited capacity. This means restrictions on  beach badges and requirements as far as social distancing ...

Give Thanks to Those Who Sacrificed for Our Freedom

Memorial Day is usually thought of as a time for family get-togethers and a kickoff to summer festivities. The real purpose behind the holiday is not a three-day weekend, but a tribute to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military.

Dating back to the Civil War in 1860s, early memorial celebrations were held in various communities across America to honor the ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

Adam Mucci for Council

May 22, 2020

To my fellow Hasbrouck Heights Residents, As some of you may already know, I am running for Council on the Democratic ticket with Chris Hillman as a part of Team Heights.

I have watched Chris over his first term and have seen how he has been present through this pandemic.  He has provided to the residents of Hasbrouck Heights the important information that they have needed and I feel he ...

Jersey Shore Readies for a ‘Different’ Kind of Tourism Season Amid Coronavirus Crisis

May 19, 2020

BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.”

Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that state-directed beach capacity, social distancing and safety ...

Fishing Charters, Boat Rentals to Return to NJ Waterways by Sunrise Sunday

TRENTON, NJ — Charter and rental boats will return to New Jersey’s waterways, beginning Sunday, May 17, at sunrise.

This latest Executive Order signed by Governor Phil Murphy to restart the state’s economy comes two days after he announced that Jersey shore beaches would reopen for the Memorial Day weekend.

“In addition to enjoying our beaches, ...

Ocean County Beach Season: What You Need to Know

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – People north of the Driscoll Bridge look to Memorial Day to begin their trek “go down the shore.”  For Ocean County residents, a visit to the sand and surf is more commonly referred to as hitting the beach. With just two weeks away, it is important to know about beach badges and the like.

In Southern Ocean County, Long Beach Island offers an assortment ...

Reopening of Eastside Park, Great Falls National Park Not 'A License to Run Wild'

May 22, 2020

PATERSON, NJ- Citing falling hospitalization rates, a deceased rate of infection from the COVID-19 virus, and increased testing, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Thursday that Eastside Park and the Paterson Great Falls National Park will reopen at 6:00 a.m. Friday.

Eastside Park will be open to pedestrians only and those visiting can only engage in “passive” recreation. Basketball ...

Morristown National Historical Park Grounds and Trails Will Partly Open This Week

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is increasing recreational access at the park. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the ...