Government

May 7, 2021

NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based healthcare company, is the ...

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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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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting April 19, approved a resolution for the remaining of a municipal parcel in memory of the late Peter G, Barnes, III, a former senator and assemblyman as well as New Jersey Superior Court Judge.  Resolution 21-148, which was ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated," Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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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 and the New Jersey Department of Health issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follows 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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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Remembrances of “Ya gotta do something” and “Leave a mark that can't erase” described the life and legacy of Kenneth Armwood, Middlesex County Deputy Commissioner, East Brunswick’s Economic Development Officer, and long-time Piscataway resident on Monday. The late morning ...

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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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Piscataway leaders are in shock this morning with the passing of Kenny Armwood, first elected to the Piscataway School Board as a 19-year-old and who rose up the political ranks to the Township Council and then to what was called the Middlesex County Board of Chosen ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The new Middlesex County surrogate has a long history of public service and a strong connection to New Brunswick. Claribel Cortes was sworn in Friday by Middlesex County Clerk Nancy J. Pinkin following confirmation and swearing in by the New Jersey State Senate Judiciary ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Six of the 14 polling centers that would typically be used for the April 20 Board of Education election will be closed, a decision that city clerk Leslie Zeledon indicated was made in response to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. Zeledon said at the March 17 City Council ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy said 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 and gyms, but the governor said that is ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Blanquita Valenti, a member of the New Brunswick City Council for 20 years before serving as a Middlesex County freeholder for 15 years, died Tuesday evening. Valenti, described by friends and political allies as an energetic spitfire and an empathetic soul, established many ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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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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Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million) TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New ...

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EDISON, NJ — Former Edison Council President Peter J. Barnes III died last night at the age of 64. Barnes spent 11 years on the council before and running for State Assembly for the 18th district. He served in the General Assembly from 2007 to 2014 and the Senate from 2014 to 2016. In April ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud ...

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NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city has declared a Code Blue alert and will open shelter from the evening of Sunday, Feb. 21 through the morning of Monday, Feb 22. When temperatures are expected to drop to 25 degrees or below, city officials declare a Code Blue to help protect the city’s most ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city will be receiving a $90,000 grant from Middlesex County to support its Code Blue program in an agreement that was revealed at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. The agreement will allow the city to do some “real things” with its Code Blue program for several ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city has paused its Code Blue program in which it opens Unity Square on Remsen Avenue as a warming center when overnight temperatures dip below 25 degrees. The decision was made due to the condition that the site was found Tuesday morning, said Keith Jones II, the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday during a press briefing via ZOOM that 1,138,757 vaccine doses have now been administered statewide: 875,424 first doses and 263,196 second doses and that he is expecting increasing deliveries of vaccines from the federal government for our mega-sites ...

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