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May 14, 2021

LBI Region, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A Senate Bill that would limit lawsuits arising from COVID-19 exposure or transmission against planned real estate developments received unanimous support from the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. It now moves to the Senate floor for a vote. Senate Bill 3584 is not the ...

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LBI Region, NJ -  The Ocean County Board of Commissioners is providing $25 million for a grant program to help those non-profit organizations that have been assisting residents throughout the coronavirus pandemic.   Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn announced that ...

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Tuckerton, NJ- In a letter dated May 1, the Tuckerton Borough Administrator/Clerk Jenny Gleghorn addressed property owners located on the East Side of South Green Street. The Borough of Tuckerton has been asked to adjust the figures for the dredging to include the mouths of the lagoons in that ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Ocean Ride Services runs 12 routes throughout the county for residents who have a difficult time finding transportation.  Information about the various bus runs can be found here. Seniors, as well as those with disabilities can also use Ocean Ride Services to ensure they have ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Amid the pandemic, nonprofits throughout Ocean County acted as a tremendous resource to local residents. Now, Ocean County officials want to give back to those who helped others in need. “We have hundreds of nonprofits in this county that really take on and get involved,” said ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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After each of the three Economic Impact Payments is issued, the IRS is required to mail a notice to each recipient's last known address. The notice provides information about the amount of the payment, how it was made and how to report any payment that wasn't received. Some people may receive ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This funding will be distributed to seven New ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The opioid crisis continues to plague residents of Ocean County as federal legislators seek to become part of the solution. Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced last week his efforts to push two separate bills designed to combat the ongoing battle that opioids present in ...

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LITTLE EGG HARBOR, NJ - The April 8th Little Egg Harbor virtual Town Committee meeting opened with the reading of several proclamations. The first proclamation, read by Committeewoman Lisa Stevens, recognized April 4 -10 as National Library Week. Leslie Karvan, from the Little Egg Harbor Library ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn, who serves as liaison to the transportation system announced Ocean County seniors age 60 and older along with persons with disabilities are being provided fare free transportation to COVID 19 vaccination clinics by ...

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Ocean County, NJ - 18 Ocean County nonprofits and municipalities received funding for tourism promotion through the Ocean County Board of Commissioners matching grants program.  “These grants help promote tourism events that can be enjoyed by our visitors and our residents,” stated Ocean County ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — If you live in Southern Ocean County or the surrounding area, you are probably used to noise coming from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL). JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for April 2021 so that its neighbors know what to expect when it ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. "We are now 40% to ...

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TRENTON- The New Jersey Tourism Industry Association announces its annual Advocacy Day event will be held online for 2021 in honor of National Travel & Tourism Week.  Taking place since 1983, National Travel & Tourism week has been held every first full week of May, bringing together ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month. “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated ...

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Little Egg Harbor, NJ-  The Mayor and Township Committee of Little Egg Harbor recently announced results of recent public hearings and the poll regarding potential dredging project referred to as Mystic Island West Phase 1. The information shared publicly on April 6 was regarding a certified mail ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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Ocean County, NJ -  Residents of Ocean County that have been struggling to pay  rent or may be facing eviction as a result of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are encouraged to apply for the Ocean County Residential Emergency Rental Assistance Program. According to the Director of the Ocean ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Shelter and food remain two of life’s most significant necessities. The government has opened up new resources designed to help those seeking rental assistance. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs opened up Phase II of its COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package contains $360 billion in state and local aid.  The State of New Jersey will receive approximately $6.434 billion plus another $189 million to expand broadband internet across the state.  An additional $1.823 billion will be split among the 21 ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - The morning includes Senator Connors, Assemblyman Rumpf and Assemblywoman Gove, the area's 9th District Legislative Delegation discussing the state's efforts towards local business recovery and updates from Peter Curatolo Ocean County Health Dept. Join the Southern Ocean County ...

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