Government

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The minority Republican Senate caucus sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday calling for more clarity and consistency as New Jersey begins to emerge from the sanctions imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Led by Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr.,and Minority ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Former Somerset County Freeholder and state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, an announced candidate for governor in New Jersey's 2021 elections, reflects on the state of the state and the true meaning of the Memorial Day observance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in an open ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township school system has submitted a proposal for a high school graduation ceremony for review to state officials, a plan similar to one proposed by Mayor Doug Tomson earlier this week with one huge difference - the administration proposes to hold its ceremony indoors ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Department of the Treasury delivered a budget update to the Legislature Friday, providing a detailed revenue report that illustrates the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on New Jersey’s finances and laying out plans to close the looming gap for the remainder of the extended ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson, and Millstone Mayor Raymond Heck sent a proposal to the Board of Education Wednesday outlining a scaled-back, full-day graduation ceremony on June 22 at Mountainview Park for seniors in the class of 2020. The plan would require each senior to arrive at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th)  has expressed serious concern that Gov. Phil Murphy’s delayed reopening of New Jersey is leading to unnecessary conflict between New Jersey law enforcement and state residents. “A number of local law enforcement agencies have reached out to me to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, has announced the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has introduced a proposed county budget for 2020 that preserves needed services for the county’s more than 331,161 citizens and maintains the county’s triple-A bond rating. “We have an obligation to taxpayers to operate efficiently ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy's welcome announcement Wednesday that state and county parks would re-open May 2 negated two resolutions from Somerset County that urged the governor to revisit the April 7 executive order issued to minimize social contact and inhibit the spread of the coronavirus ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy went online late this morning and tweeted that he has decided to allow all state and county parks and golf courses to re-open on May 2. Social distancing will continue to be mandated, according to his post. On April 21, the Somerset County Park Commission ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday appointed a commission to advise advising the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. The Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission includes 21 members, all with a vast wealth of experience in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - When the COVID-19 pandemic began its spread throughout New Jersey last month, the Somerset County Department of Health was prepped and ready to respond, perhaps more than others because it was "battle-tested.". Just 4 months before the first coronavirus cases were reported in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Wednesday, April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and 50 years of proactive efforts to preserve and protect the planet for future generations according to members of the. Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. Democrats Nancy Pinkin (D-Middlesex), James Kennedy ...

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  TRENTON – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and social distancing measures remain in effect, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal will host a series of four upcoming Virtual Town Hall Meetings that, despite the public health crisis, will provide an opportunity for continued community engagement ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The leadership team of the New Jersey Senate Republican caucus has called for billions in federal aid to be dedicated to restarting the Garden State’s economy and getting people back to work and school quickly and in the safest manner possible once stay-at-home and other executive ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has launched a link on his website to help residents of his central New Jersey congressional district to reach out and say thank you to those on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19). "While we all continue to practice ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township has reached a settlement that will restructure its affordable housing obligation and reduce the number of affordable housing units to be built by developers. The settlement with Fair Share Housing means the township will only have to build an additional 195 ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – Somerset County and Hunterdon County, in collaboration with Raritan Valley Community College, will be opening a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site on Thursday, April 16 on the college campus. Testing will be by appointment only and a valid doctor’s prescription is ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Police statewide continue to make more arrests of residents suspected of violating Gov. Phil Murphy's executive orders related to COVID-19. - Newark Enforcement.  The Newark Police Department’s COVID-19 task force issued 180 summonses for violation of the emergency orders and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Gov. Murphy's stay-at-home executive order has actually worked in favor of the Route 206 Bypass. Deputy Mayor Shawn Lipani, who moved to the township in 1970, said he's never seen traffic on Route 206 as light as it's been the past 3-4 weeks, suggesting at a recent Township ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson is exploring the possibility of proposing a resolution at the next Township Committee meeting that would extend the grace period for May, 2020 tax payments and certain special assessments. “Given the circumstances we are facing with COVID-19, as a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The rapid expansion of medical care facilities to bolster the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic means New Jersey will need more qualified doctors, PAs (Physician Assistants) and nurses, many of whom have retired or let their licenses lapse. On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy reached ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey will extend the filing deadline for personal and business taxes until July 15th and has extended the completion of the state's fiscal year until Sept. 30th. The federal government had announced March 20th that it would extend the deadline for filing federal income taxes ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Help is available for local small businesses, mid-size businesses that have had to close or drastically reconfigure operations, and new businesses that were just getting on their feet before the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis hit. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority ...

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WASHINGTON - The New Jersey Congressional delegation is pressing President Trump to waive the local cost share for all COVID-19-related assistance provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Typically, FEMA grants through Direct Federal Assistance and Public Assistance for ...

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 SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has been working to bring home 31 constituents and family members of constituents who have been stranded abroad as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. They all had left for overseas missions, work, study, and vacations before ...

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WASHINGTON - The House passed a bipartisan, bicameral $2 trillion emergency supplemental package Friday to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act will bring urgently needed relief to families and small businesses across the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson, gavel in hand, presided over Tuesday night's Committee meeting, but even he will admit that he wasn't in charge. Instead, a disembodied electronic voice provided instructions as to when comments were appropriate from an audience that was barred from being in ...

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