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News Around New Jersey

May 18, 2023

NEW YORK CITY — At a kickoff event Thursday in Times Square, the New York/New Jersey FIFA World Cup 2026 host city launched its official logo and brand, "WE ARE 26" // "WE ARE NYNJ." “I have to admit, as a lifelong fan of ‘the beautiful game,’ I’ve got soccer fever,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. “I ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The "Seinfeld Bill" is now law in New Jersey, and it puts telemarketers on the clock. Within 30 seconds of a telemarketing call, they will soon have to identify themselves by name and provide the name and number of the person on whose behalf the call is being made. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ — It's been one year since New Jersey implemented a law restricting single-use plastic bags and straws and limiting polystyrene foam food containers and paper carryout bags in businesses around the state. The New Jersey Food Council estimates that more than 5.6 billion single-use ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Law enforcement agencies in all 21 New Jersey counties will receive a share of $10 million to help combat auto theft around the state. The money will be used to acquire or expand existing Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology systems. The systems use high-speed, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is now the seventh state that will end the requirement of a college degree for some state jobs. Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 327 Monday in Trenton. "Skills and experience gained through prior employment are just as important, if not in many cases more ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Spring trout season begins in New Jersey on Saturday. Waterways statewide are freshly stocked with more than 180,000 rainbow trout, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). “The quality of New Jersey’s trout fishing as well as the trout we stock ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says his $53.1 billion proposed budget is all about the future of New Jersey and its residents. "It is a budget designed with a singular purpose, to continue building the Next New Jersey," Murphy said Tuesday in Trenton. Murphy says the budget offers real ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Forest Fire Service has started its annual prescribed burning program around the state. The burns help reduce wildfire risk by getting rid of the buildup of undergrowth, leaves, branches and pine needles on forest floors. “The importance of prescribed burning in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — More than 500 New Jersey communities in all 21 counties will receive part of $16.2 million in grants to help reduce waste and promote recycling. The grants came from the Murphy Administration and were announced this week by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton. “New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds. The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going. "We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Students in New Jersey, from kindergarten to 12th grade, will soon learn about how to spot misinformation online. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Wednesday that directs the Department of Education to create guidelines on media information literacy. New Jersey will be the first state ...

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TRENTON/MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — The former Fort Monmouth Army campus in Monmouth County will become a new, state-of-the-art production hub for Netflix. The entertainment company will pay $55 million for the land, which has sat virtually untouched for more than a decade and plans nearly $850 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A planned 20% rate hike on state health premiums set to go into effect on January 1 will be "devastating" according to local government leaders and labor unions statewide. Local government leaders, labor unions, the New Jersey League of Municipalities, New Jersey Association of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court. After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10. The hunt was ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt. Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court. State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement. Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release. More than 35,000 people in New ...

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PRINCETON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy are inviting New Jersey residents to visit Drumthwacket, the Governor's official residence in Princeton, during the holidays. The Drumthwacket Foundation has teamed up with a number garden clubs from around the state, for "The Holidays ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Fish and Game Council voted Tuesday to reinstate the state's black bear hunt. Gov. Phil Murphy, who previously opposed the hunt, says the decision was needed due to a significant increase in bear sightings around the state. From January to October 2022, compared ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's single-use bag ban has been in place for more than six months and JoAnn Gemenden says what's happened since May is "astronomical." Gemenden, the Executive Director at New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), said an estimated 1 billion single-use plastic bags have ...

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NEW JERSEY — The IRS is taking notice of the impact inflation is having on taxpayers. As a result, your take-home pay may go up next year, and you may be able to set aside more for retirement. The IRS has boosted the thresholds for all seven federal income tax brackets, applying to tax year 2023 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Dr. Rebecca Yang has three words she wants all women to hear especially in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Get a mammogram." Yang is the medical director of Breast Surgery at Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center. She said breast cancer is the most ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forest Service says foliage in all but one of the state parks are either at peak or near peak right now. If you're thinking about heading out this weekend to take some colorful pictures, you picked the right time. TAPinto Nutley reports on why the foliage is peaking ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has five different tax relief programs for homeowners and renters. Ellen Steinberg is the chairperson of the NJ Senior Council. She said it's important all New Jersey residents know about the programs, and there's one major reason why. "Because it's their money," ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (NJDOT) say drivers should be extra careful this time of year, as fall mating season for white-tailed deer begins and daylight is limited during peak commuting hours. DEP and NJDOT says the ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Mary Chao began reporting for The Record two years ago, while the pandemic was still raging. In New Jersey, where Asian Americans are the fastest-growing population, Chao became concerned that news coverage connecting China to the coronavirus was contributing to discrimination. “Asian ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — This year's flu season will likely be busy, according to Dr. Brittany Dee Mueller. "We usually look to the Southern Hemisphere because they tend to have an earlier flu season than we do," Mueller, a primary care doctor at Atlantic Medical Group, told TAPinto. "We know that flu in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic caused workers, businesses and consumers to change many of their everyday activities. Many companies added or increased door-to-door deliveries, customers were able to pick up their items curbside and employees kept connected with the office and other ...

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