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Murphy: Vaccine Progress Continues

April 22, 2021

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 population vaccinated: 83% of those ages 65-79 have received at least vaccine dose 76% of those 80+ ...

New Jersey Opens Vaccinations to Residents Ages 16+

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 this time, those ages 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine and must be ...

Murphy Announces Latest COVID Figures and Vaccination Totals

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 our initial goal of 4.7 million individuals fully vaccinated by June 30th," ...

Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16+ Will be Eligible for Vaccination on April 19, Reports Latest COVID Figures

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 out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Revised COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow 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 CDC guidance have made it possible for vaccinated individuals to resume travel ...

Murphy Reports 4 Million Vaccines Administered, Expandes Eligibility, Rolls Back Restrictions on Group Gatherings

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 measures as well as other relevant statewide news and happenings.

The governor opened ...

Vaccine Eligibility in New Jersey Expanded to People Age 55 and Over: Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect:

Age 55+
Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Higher education educators and staff
Librarians and library staff
Additional ...

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Glen Rock Boy Scout Henry Pfeiffer Launches Fundraising Appeal for Eagle Scout Project

April 19, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Henry Pfeiffer (17), a Glen Rock High School Senior and Eagle Scout candidate, plans to build a Pavilion for the Glen Rock Dog Park as his Eagle Scout service project.  He is fundraising to help pay for the materials, engineering fees, accessibility supplies, and other related costs. Glen Rock Boy Scout Troop 15, as well as many other local volunteers, are ...

Bergen County Residents 55+ Now Eligible to Make Vaccination Appointments by Phone

PARAMUS, NJ — Bergen County residents age 55 years and older are now able to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations by phone for appointments at Bergen County’s Vaccination Center. The Center, which is jointly operated by the County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and is located at the Alternate Care Facility Annex on the campus of ...

Learning to Love Yourself

From the time women are young girls, they are bombarded with messages about how they are supposed to look and behave. These directives significantly affect the way they feel. The pressure to be a certain type of person is a significant drain on a woman’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

To gain a better understanding about how societal messages impact young women, I spoke with Sadie ...

Talk Jersey to Me: A Guide to the Foods NJ is Famous For

April 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY — From disco fries to tomato pies, the Garden State is home to some unique foods. Do you know the definitions of these special dishes New Jersey has to offer?

Beefsteak: Go to a traditional beefsteak banquet for sliced grilled beef served on slices of bread, French fries and beer, all served communal style.

Deep-Fried Hot Dogs: Open wide for a hot Texas ...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 6 pm Wednesday in Paramus

April 21, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 6 p.m. today for the borough, according to the National Weather Service.

Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast before 4 p.m. today, then showers likely. Thunderstorms are possible between 4 and 5 p.m., then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m.

Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. The high will be ...

Husband Stabs Wife to Death; Husband Dead of Multiple Stab Wounds, As Well, Police Said

NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ - A man stabbed his wife to death on Wednesday, police said, and the man succumbed to stab wounds, as well. A young child was found in the apartment unharmed.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced additional information today in the ongoing investigation into two deceased individuals found in a North Arlington apartment on April 7.

On Wednesday, April ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - April 19, 2021

April 19, 2021

During the period between April 12 and April 18, 2021 members of the GRPD handled 401 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

4-16-2021 - 1:38 PM – Beekman Wines & Liquor located at 246 Rock Road reported a suspicious person inside their store.  Store employees reported that a male party who had been known to shoplift in the past from that establishment, ...

The Persian Always Meows Twice

The Persian Always Meows Twice: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.        (available on Amazon).

 

        Cassie McGlone needs to start over, escape from an abusive ex-boyfriend, and establish a business of her own. An independent woman, Cassie moves to Chadwick, New Jersey (a fictional town somewhere near Morristown) ...

A Slow Boat to Normal

You remind me a lot of my dead wife.

For obvious reasons, most notably that my beautiful wife is very much alive and well, this is not how I would choose to start a conversation with the person seated next to me. But it was enough to encourage the flight attendants to physically remove an intoxicated man from the airplane.

That and the fact that he refused to wear a mask. The airlines ...

When Facebook Groups Replace Credible News Outlets

Facebook already serves as a news source for more than half of all Americans. But some communities solely rely on Facebook and other social media platforms for local information because no nearby news outlet exists.

Local groups dominate the digital landscape, often accumulating thousands of active participants who populate public forums with well-meaning but unvetted information. Even ...

The Value of Sponsorship

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course they sponsor to show their public support.  But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring.  They ...