Government

May 21, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels. Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A city councilman has been accused of repeatedly exposing himself to a Democratic activist and using his influence to prevent her from getting grant writing work when she rebuffed his advances, according to a lawsuit the activist filed. Glenn Fleming, a council member since ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city will be converting Memorial Stadium into a place where New Brunswick's most vulnerable population can shower, use the bathrooms and be connected with other services and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dignity Center will be up and running at the stadium ...

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TRENTON - As state and federal leaders plan for the slow, steady reopening of New Jersey, “contact tracing” is a strategy that will likely be used to limit the spread of COVID-19. But how would “contact tracing” be used and how does it affect personal privacy? Those are questions from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Board of Freeholders voted unanimously to approve a $25 million grant to help fund the construction of the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital. Freeholder Director Ronald Rios called the grant “a great investment for the county" during Thursday's meeting. “This ...

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The governor who keeps calling out knuckleheads is now a bobblehead. The Gov. Phil Murphy bobblehead has been unveiled by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wis. The bobbleheads come adorned with Murphy's oft-repeated words during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stay at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The president of the New Brunswick Development Corporation said it was “a big milestone” when Board of Education voted last week to transfer the Lincoln Annex School. Chris Paladino said vote clears the way for DEVCO to raze the school on Somerset Street and begin ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – About 40 city employees in non-emergency departments such the Free Public Library and recreation department have been placed on furlough. Not only will personnel in the youth services system and senior resource center be placed on temporary furlough, but another 200 or so ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It wasn’t a difficult decision to cancel the City Council meeting on Wednesday, considering that the call for social distancing measures continues to grow and the number of items on the agenda would have been light. “That was a big part of it, because it was small,” Council ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy, who appeared on two national news shows this morning, revealed that he has had “intense” discussions this weekend with leaders of surrounding states about how to “reopen” New Jersey and the region. Murphy told CBS’s Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” that he is seeking a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – About three in four city households have not responded to the Census questionnaires that were mailed out last month, leaving New Brunswick lagging behind most of the municipalities in the state. Some 28.6% of New Brunswick households have responded to the questionnaires as of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Monday's Planning Board meeting will be held via teleconferencing technology in response to Gov. Phil Murphy's so-called "Stay at Home” executive order in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. To participate during the public comment portions of the meeting, call 408-418-9388 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —The City of New Brunswick's Office of Emergency Management is currently collecting donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used in the fight against COVID-19. The donation bin is located in the Main Lobby of Civic Square at 25 Kirkpatrick St. Items can be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tonight's City Council meeting will be conducted via call-in conferencing to allow the public to participate. The city has been using teleconferencing technology to facilitate meetings in the wake of statewide social distancing mandates. Gov. Phil Murphy's Executive Order ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The New Brunswick Senior Resource Center may be closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but that hasn't stopped the city's ongoing interaction and involvement with the senior population. The management and staff of the SRC and the City’s Department of Social Services continue to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The city's Department of Public Works is making recycling bins and leaf bags available to the public for purchase using the “no contact” transaction guidelines where social distancing is maintained. Those looking to purchase recycle bins or leaf bags must call the Department ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Dan Dominguez said he was blushing as a couple of City Council members took time out of the March 18 meeting to congratulate him. Even before Resolution 032065 was passed by unanimous vote to remove the “acting” from his title as director of planning, community and economic ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The head nurse for the New Brunswick school district said she has volunteered to help if needed on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19. Marilyn Crawford said she and the dozen or so other nurses in the district have been asked by the state if they would be willing ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state’s top health official said that the number of COVID-19 cases in some parts of New Jersey could peak in the next two or three weeks. Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at a press conference Tuesday that positive cases in Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties could soon ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state’s top health official said that the number of COVID-19 cases in some parts of New Jersey could peak in the next two or three weeks. Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at a press conference Wednesday that positive cases in Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties could ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has a warning for business owners who are defying Executive Order 107 and forcing their workers to come into their offices rather than work from home. “Let me be clear: my executive order is not a polite suggestion,” Murphy said. “It is an order. No one and I mean ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Troy Riggs, a father of six, recently lost his job for a utility tracking company. Soon he would breathe a sigh of relief when a Camden exterminator sought his talents, going as far as the cusp of on-boarding. The phone rang, he says, until it didn’t. “Because of the virus I’m ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city has announced it is canceling the meetings of several official agencies such as the Rent Control Board and the Traffic Commission until April 30. According to a press release from a city spokesman, the cancelations are in response to coronavirus COVID-19. Meetings ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Brunswick Board of Education will be utilizing telecommunications to conduct Tuesday's meeting in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the public will be able to participate during the public comment portion of the meeting through phone ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Incidents of price gouging and racism aimed at Asian-Americans in New Jersey since the COVID-19 crisis began prompted an irritated Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday to say, “There’s a special place in hell for the people who take advantage of this health crisis." Murphy made the comment ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Zoning Board meeting scheduled for Monday night at City Hall has been canceled in reaction to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The move to call off the meeting was made Friday, said John Cox, Chairman of the Zoning Board. “I definitely think it was the prudent thing ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy and his counterparts in three other states are asking Washington for at least $100 billion in cash assistance to, as he put it, “stay at the point of attack” in the fight against coronavirus COVID-19. Murphy is hoping that by joining in a coordinated effort with ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed an executive order postponing various elections, including school board ballots in New Brunswick, Newark and 12 other districts, until May 12. It also requires them to be conducted exclusively by mail. The order comes as Murphy continued to look for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Brunswick Department of Public Works facility located at 400 Jersey Ave. will be restricting access to the public through at least April 3 in response to the COVID-19 emergency. All programs including curbside trash collections and recycling pickup will continue as ...

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TRENTON, NJ – As the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 forces many New Jersey businesses to close, Gov. Phil Murphy is taking steps to ensure that residents who have lost their jobs don’t also lose their homes. Murphy signed a bill hat will grant him power to suspend evictions and foreclosures. He ...

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