Government

October 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, Sept. 30, by reporting on the successful reopening of schools overall in the state, despite 11 "outbreaks" of schools with two or more cases.  “Our overarching aim remains ensuring that our schools do not ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Appropriations Act into law. The governor said the revised spending plan manages to protect core priorities and deliver middle-class tax relief during the historic fiscal crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – New Jersey is no longer the only state that taxed combat pay for members of the military under a new law signed on Monday by Governor Phil Murphy.   The law now excludes combat pay from gross taxable income under the New Jersey income tax.  The federal government does not tax the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Yes, the Presidential elections are important.   As doubtless are those races for Congress.  Sure, it's good to vote for your Mayor and Board of Education members.  However, let's not forget that, in this election cycle, the legalization of marijuana is also up for a vote.  To be ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday addressed a scathing New York Times report, stating that President Donald Trump did not pay federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years. The report, released Sunday, indicates that Trump - who has not been forthcoming with his tax filings and refused ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The Borough of Kenilworth recently presented a Mayoral Proclamation at the council meeting on September 23, 2020, to proclaim October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer, and although significantly less common, men ...

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COVID-19 forced the governor and lawmakers to rewrite the budget playbook. Here’s what they did This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days. “As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to ...

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Task force considers benefit reforms, training and more to help workers This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. State tax credits ...

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Spending for golf programs, shade trees, town hall renovations, mostly in Democratic districts This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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To howls from the GOP, Democratic majority rallies around plan that boosts taxes and spending, and adds to state debt load during pandemic-shortened fiscal year This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it — it's quick, easy, and safe, and can be done online. COVID-19 Gov. Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive cases, ...

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Lawmakers push plan that borrows more than Gov. Phil Murphy wanted. Votes planned for Tuesday This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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UNION, NJ - An emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be held on Saturday, September 26, beginning at 9 a.m. at Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue. The distribution will take place in the parking lot located at the ...

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Some lawmakers and state-funded organizations worry what will happen when that money is gone. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Female leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, Sept. 18. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside. The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the latest message from Mayor Linda Karlovitch. Dear Kenilworth Friends and Neighbors, I hope this letter finds you well. I am humbled and honored to continue serving as your mayor. This year has been filled with many obstacles. I am incredibly proud of the people ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Please see the latest update regarding Merck in the following statement from Mayor Linda Karlovitch. Because of the importance of the previous Merck announcement to depart Kenilworth- it is important to keep our residents updated. We have conducted discussions with Merck and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.   “As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This ...

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KENILWORTH- The annual remembrance ceremony of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was held inside Borough Hall on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.  Residents were invited to join township officials, victim’s families, friends, and clergy in remembering those who perished that day. Capacity ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Joined by legislators, faith leaders, and others, Gov. Phil Murphy held a press event in Paterson to promote his "Baby Bonds" initiative that would provide a $1,000 deposit into an account for every baby born into a New Jersey household with income less than 500% of the Federal ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Recently Daniel Lopez who was the Finance Chairman of the Borough of Kenilworth, has changed positions to the Zoning and Ordinance Chairman. Born in Elizabeth, Lopez moved to Kenilworth six years ago with his family. He has been married to his wife Jessica for 20 years, and they ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Louis DeMondo was sworn in as the newest member of the council during Wednesday night’s meeting on August 23, 2020, as the Council's Finance Chairman by Mayor Linda Karlovitch. Currently, DeMondo is a detective assigned to the Major Crimes Division, and also a police ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – The Borough of Kenilworth presented a Mayoral Proclamation on August 26, 2020, to Edward Jones who retired on July 1, 2020, after working 40 years for the Public Works Sanitation Department in Kenilworth.  Jones began his career with the DPW in 1980 and was noted as a highly ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey residents who have not yet completed their 2020 Census may soon get a knock on their door, Secretary of State Tahesha Way, chair of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission said as Census takers have begun visiting households statewide who have not yet responded. Census ...

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TRENTON, NJ - After a review of fuel consumption statistics, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury announced on Friday that lower fuel consumption trends, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, will result in a gas tax increase of 9.3 cents per gallon. The Treasury Department says that the hike is ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A new monument will be erected on Elizabeth’s Freedom Trail to honor LGBTQ+ civil rights activist Marsha P. Johnson. Johnson, an Elizabeth native, will be the first LGBTQ+ person to be honored with a public monument in the State of New Jersey. The project is a partnership with ...

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METUCHEN – With the school year starting in New Jersey amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans Friday to dedicate $250 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide support to children and their families, as well as for thousands of child care ...

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