Government

May 7, 2021

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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council's May 4 meeting was expected to be long, due to controversial decisions made for the 2021 municipal budget that would attract dozens of residents to the public comment part, and it was.  Concerns from councilors over items up for a vote made the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board finally resolved the issue of the Orange Road parking deck at its May 3 meeting. The final approval for Montclair Acquisition Partners (MAP) to extend the floors on the parking deck in place of a lift-and-slide system was passed after negotiations on a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The leading issue at Tuesday's Fourth Ward community meeting, was the proposed Essex-Hudson Greenway project that would transform a retired railway line from Montclair to Hoboken into a linear green space for walking, cycling, conservation and passive recreation. Hosted by Fourth ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board met on April 26 with the intention of wrapping up the controversial application by Montclair Acquisition Partners to extend the floor space of the Orange Road parking deck, but that application had to be carried over to the next meeting pending a final ...

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TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had a routine remote meeting on April 20, with far less consternation than the budget discussions of the April 6 meeting.  But there was some grousing in public comment about a few issues, both new and ongoing. One new issue that caused some ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Fourth Ward Councilor David Cummings will host a commuitiy meeting on Tuesday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. The virtual meeting will focus on the following: The Impact of the Essex-Hudson Greenway Nishuane Park/Canterbury Park Update Glenfield Park/Glenfield ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board looked to resolve once and for all the application for allowing Montclair Acquisition Partners (MAP) to add floor plates on the Orange Road parking deck for the Western Gateway redevelopment area in place of an aborted lift-and-slide system.  Another ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council dove into the 2021 municipal budget in a virtual meeting on April 6.  Chief Financial Officer Padmaja Rao and financial consultant Bob Benecke presented to Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors a spending plan that took the COVID pandemic into account, ...

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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, 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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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board met on March 22 to discuss, once again, Montclair Acquisition Partners’ application to reconfigure the deck along Orange Road next to the MC Hotel by replacing the lift-and-slide mechanism with concrete slabs to extend the parking area.  The plan ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ = The Montclair Township Council had a lot on its agenda at its March 16 meeting, receiving a presentation from the co-chairs of the town’s COVID-19 Recovery Task Force and dealing with the fallout from the unsuccessful effort to avoid the choice of either a referendum or a repeal of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – After a brief halt in services due to absences of staff, a sufficient number of Department of Community Services (DCS) employees have returned to work. Therefore, the Township of Montclair has announced that normal curbside recycling collection schedule will resume on Monday, March ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor David Cummings held a virtual community meeting on March 9 to talk about one topic and one topic only – the fate of the proposed supermarket at the Lackawanna railway terminal at Lackawanna Plaza.  The new owner of the property, David Placek, joined ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board had a brief meeting on March 8 with only one application to consider – a minor lot subdivision of a property at Pleasant Avenue in the South End.  Board Chairman John Wynn recused himself from the application hearing, and Vice Chair Keith Brodock ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy had less than two weeks to act with more than $700 million in overdue bills pending. Special to TAPinto.net. 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 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council heard an earful over rent control in public comment at its March 2 conference meeting – which was to be expected, thanks to the unexpected turn on the issue.  Judge Jeffrey Beacham reversed his earlier decision on the township’s rent-control ordinance, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Mayor Sean Spiller has announced a virtual Town Hall meeting for March 4 at 7PM. The entire message is below:   Dear Friends, We have been on a slow, but steady climb toward Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mountain top.  While we have made much progress in the pursuit of ...

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Montclair Councilor-At-Large Peter Yacobellis will host his first virtual Town Hall since taking office On March 17th at 7 p.m. All Montclair residents are invited to attend and ask questions. Residents can RSVP at: ...

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If you missed this very popular free tour last fall, the Sparta Historical Society’s special exhibit at the Van Kirk Homestead Museum, “Thomas A. Edison: The Person, The Vision, and His Genius,” will continue to be open by appointment through Spring 2021.  The exhibit is an overview including ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board, at its February 22 meeting, continued its hearing on the application to revise plans for the construction on the parking deck on Orange Road, which serves Valley & Bloom and the MC Hotel.  Montclair Acquisition Partners, the applicant in charge of ...

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NEWARK, NJ  – On February 17, 2021, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2021 African-American Heritage Month Celebration via Zoom teleconference.  The ceremony commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community, and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council held a regular meeting on February 16 to consider the second-reading ordinance amending the township’s rules and regulations regarding gasoline-powered leaf blowers and also a brief consent agenda of resolutions that yielded some unexpected discussions ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that a total of 1,244,224 vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey as of mid-morning Friday. Of those vaccinations, 933,160 were first doses and 310,529 second doses. "At the rate that we are going at the moment, roughly 30,000 first doses ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council’s conference meeting on February 2 was dominated by the leaf-blower issue both in public comment and on the agenda.  The council scheduled another first-reading vote on an ordinance, amended since it was tabled a month earlier, that revises the current ...

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NEW JERSEY — As the snowstorm continues to bear down on New Jersey, with the Northern parts taking the brunt, Gov. Phil Murphy urged residents Monday morning to stay home and off the roads. “We are now about to enter the teeth, the worst of the storm. It's going to be really bad for the next 12 ...

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