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Car Auction, Junk Yard at Airport Site on the Agenda in Andover

May 18, 2020

ANDOVER, NJ- Thousands of disabled cars could end up in Andover if the Land Use Board approves a request for a variance made by BHT Properties Group. On Tuesday, May 19, the Land Use Board is set to hear the variance application for the old airport on Stickles Pond Road.

Residents have spoken out against the proposal spearheaded by Eileen Ibranyi saying it will “completely ...

NJ Beaches Will Be Open By Memorial Day Weekend, But Remember Social Distancing

NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Starting May 22, more than 120 miles of beaches in the state of 9 million, as well as lakefronts, ...

'It stinks.' Gov. Murphy and State Police Chief Say Graduation Ceremonies and Parades That Gather Crowds Are Out

TRENTON, NJ -- During his daily COVID-19 press conference on Monday, May 11, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ State Police Col. Patrick Callahan attempted to clarify some confusion following publication of a letter Callahan sent to school administrators concerning high school graduations ceremonies and car caravans.

Over the weekend, the head of the state police advised school districts ...

Murphy: Federal Funding Needed To Prevent 'Second Great Depression'

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy spent a large part of his daily press briefing on Monday lobbying federal officials to help fund states hit hardest by Covid-19

Joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ), Murphy publically asked for President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to help fund state shortfalls and “prevent this public health emergency ...

A 4-Year-Old Child Has Died of Coronavirus in NJ, the First Fatality Under 18

TRENTON, NJ — A 4-year-old of New Jersey has died of COVID-19, State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced Friday during the state’s daily briefing in Trenton. 

The child was the first death reported in the state of anyone under the age of 18, Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed to members of the media.

The child had an underlying medical condition, but Persichilli would ...

Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending NJ's Public Health Emergency, Creates Task Force to Examine Long-Term Care Dacilities

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 138, which extends the Public Health Emergency declared on March 9 (Executive Order No. 103), and extended on April 7 (Executive Order No. 119). Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed, which is what the governor did ...

Town of Newton Shredding Event Rescheduled

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton has rescheduled the shredding event to Saturday, May 9.  The paper shredding event will be held at the Newton Recycling Center located on South Park Drive from 9 a.m. to noon.

Contact Deb Danielson with questions. 

The event is for Town of Newton residents only, no businesses will be permitted, according to town officials.

Newton Property Taxes Were Due by May 1 Deadline

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton reminded residents property taxes are due on May 1.  Officials said the grace period is through May 11.  Any taxes not paid by May 11 will be charged interest back to May 1.

Gov. Murphy OKs Virtual Weddings, Taking Another Small Step Toward Post-Pandemic Norms

TRENTON, NJ — Wedding ceremonies will no longer be left at the altar because of the pandemic, NJ Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday — albeit with some caveats.

In the latest signal that the state is gradually returning to a pseudo-normalcy, Murphy announced this afternoon that he will sign an executive order relaxing in-person requirements for ...

Town of Newton Recycling News

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton announced curbside recycling pick up will be suspended for the month of May.  The Newton Recycling Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Zone restrictions will no apply, according to the announcement.  The Recycling Center will be open for Newton residents only. 

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Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

May 23, 2020

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...

Economic Recovery Should Begin Second Half Of The Year

Experts Predict Economic Recovery Should Begin in the Second Half of the Year

 

 

One of the biggest questions we all seem to be asking these days is: When are we going to start to see an economic recovery? As the country begins to slowly reopen, moving forward in strategic phases, business activity will help bring our nation back to life. Many economists ...

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

 

In addition to the relief for employees, ...

The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 13, 2020 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ -  The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 13, 2020 meeting video.

 

Terms of Graduation

Greetings graduating class of 2020! Woohoo! You did it!

I am honored and proud to offer these unsolicited congratulatory remarks on your incredible achievement, and to provide some inspirational words of encouragement as you move on to do all of the great and momentous things you truly are meant to do.

This was not a good year to be Seniors. As you know, people over 65 are at much higher ...