Government

May 16, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — If the majority public sentiment voiced by residents at Thursday’s listening session of the Westfield Cannabis Commission is any indicator of what the town council will decide, the possibility of Westfield-based marijuana businesses could be snuffed out or severely limited. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The hotly-contested Primrose School childcare center project, proposed for 480-490 Morris Avenue, was defeated at a Summit Planning Board "Special Meeting' on May 12. The Zoom meeting, which started at 7:33 p.m., ran into the first few minutes of the following day. The Application ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation recognizing May as Mental Awareness Month at the Tuesday, May 11 Borough Council meeting. Councilwoman Lisa McKnight announced two May programs which are organized by the New Providence Municipal Alliance. “Mental health is essential to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council withdrew the speed limit ordinance at its Tuesday, May 11 Zoom meeting. The council also approved several resolutions accepting various grants for specific uses. Mayor Al Morgan explained that the speed limit ordinance, which would have lowered speed ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 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 ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County is ending its contract to house federal immigration detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, officials announced. The move to eliminate ICE detainees from the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark came after it entered into a Memorandum of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency is planning to move out of its present location on Center Street into a new space on Route 22. Springfield Township Administrator John Bussiculo made the announcement during his report at this week's Township Committee meeting, ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council took the first step to “weed out” cannabis businesses from the borough at its Tuesday, April 27 Zoom meeting. The council members had previously discussed the proposed ban at its work session earlier this month. The state allows municipalities to opt-out ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council decided to postpone the vote of ordinance (#2021-06) amending speed limits on certain borough streets at its Tuesday, April 27 Zoom meeting. The final adoption was halted when a Berkeley Heights resident questioned whether or not proper engineering studies ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It has been a tough year and a difficult task to formulate a budget amid the pandemic as the borough has lost revenue and incurred additional COVID-19 related expenses, Councilman Peter DeSarno said. DeSarno and Councilman Matthew Cumiskey took turns presenting the budget at ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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Roadway Paving Project in New Providence. Drainage improvements in Berkeley Heights. A detention basin in Elizabeth. ADA Improvements at the Municipal Complex in Roselle Park. These are some of the projects that this year’s Union County Commissioners Infrastructure Grant program will fund ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - “Everyone is ready to get out of the house, and our downtown area is a perfect place to take a walk,” said New Providence- Our Community For All Treasurer, Michele Matsikoudis.   “We learned in our Livability Survey in October that our residents want to feel like New Providence ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 21, that 6.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state and that nearly 2.6 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. "We continue to make tremendous progress in getting our senior ...

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Please join me in thanking and recognizing our people and the good work done by our Borough Administration Team. We are grateful today and everyday for all they do for New Providence, our community, and for being the best Administrative Team I have the honor and privilege to work with. We are truly ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan read two proclamations at the Tuesday, Apr. 13 council meeting. The first proclamation designated April 2021 as National Autism Month and the second proclamation dedicated the week of April 11-17, 2021 as a National Public Safety Telecommunicators ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Traffic safety issues were once again on the minds of residents who Zoomed into the Tuesday, Apr. 13 council meeting. It turns out that the traffic changes on Fairview Avenue will take some time to implement as the situation will be re-evaluated by the New Providence Police ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan and the Borough Council held a working session via Zoom on Tuesday, Apr. 13 prior to the regular council meeting to discuss Senate Bill 21 which legalized the sale and use of recreational cannabis in New Jersey. Municipalities may opt-out from hosting cannabis ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly sixty years ago, Bob Dylan wrote and sang that, "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" but, in Summit, for at least three months this summer, that answer -- or anything else for that matter -- won't be propelled by gas-powered leaf blowers. That's because the Summit ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly sixty years ago, Bob Dylan wrote and sang that, "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" but, in Summit, for at least three months this summer, that answer -- or anything else for that matter -- won't be propelled by gas-powered leaf blowers. That's because the Summit ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Get a sneak peek of the Berkeley Heights Public Library's new space at 29 Park Avenue. "While finishing touches are still being completed, we wanted to share a preview of the new BHPL," said the Berkeley Heights Public Library Board. The photos show sections of the ...

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