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More Info From Governor Murphy On Day Care, Camps And Pools Reopening

May 31, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children and ...

Murphy Responds To George Floyd Killing In Minnesota

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today, not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...

Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps And Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 For Return Of Worship Services

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Governor Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

Murphy Announces Opening Dates For Daycare Centers, Youth Sports And Summer Camps

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor  Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for: 

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6) 

These activities are allowed to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety ...

Weekly Update From Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Borough Mayor Ed Seely provided his latest update on Friday, May 29. The mayor updated the number of positive coronavirus cases in the borough. The current count is 92 cases on COVID-19 with three deaths. Seely discussed resident concerns about when the community would be reopening along with what restrictions would be in place as well as whether the Spotswood District would hold ...

Assemblyman Zwicker Pushes Legislation On Contact Tracing

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Andrew Zwicker, the assemblyman for New Jersey’s 16th district, has sponsored a bill about contact tracing to the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey. The bill requires that all personal information collected for efforts in tracing the Coronavirus be deleted permanently after 30 days. To view the bill in its entirety, click here.

This includes ...

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress For NJ’s Road Back

TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak. 

But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Governor Phil Murphy reminded citizens on Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall the state, they’re ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Governor Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their ...

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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Roadwork Continuing Along Route 522 And Georges Road

May 31, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Roadwork in the area of Route 522 and Georges Road resumed last week and will continue through Friday, June 5. If the weather permits, work begins at 9 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m. during the upcoming work week. Residents should expect partial and full road closures. The South Brunswick Police Department is recommending drivers plan alternate routes and avoid the area ...

Farmers Against Hunger: More Heroes From Coronavirus Pandemic

May 31, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Farmers are a demographic that many may not have thought of as being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. But New Jersey-centered organization Farmers Against Hunger has been helping local farmers as well as people in need during this difficult time. Since the pandemic started ten weeks ago, Farmers Against Hunger has donated 300,000 pounds of fruit, vegetables, dairy, and ...

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PSE&G Resuming Work While Continuing COVID-19 Safety Protocols

May 31, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -  As a result of Governor Murphy’s recent executive order and with approval by the Board of Public Utilities, Public Service Electric & Gas Co. will be resuming work as safely and quickly as possible. Our employees and contractors will follow protocols guided by the CDC and New Jersey State Department of Health, as well as all directives from state and local ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer With New Way To Get Needed Information

May 27, 2020

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

May 31, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

In ...