Government

May 8, 2021

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - According to Mayor Keith Kazmark, there may be no one who has ever made more of a mark on West Paterson/Woodland Park than George Galbraith. April 30 was Galbraith's last day before retirement. For the last 47 years, George Galbraith has worked with the Borough's Department ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy delivered a double-dose of reopening news, announcing that seating at bars and restaurant buffets will return on May 7, and all outdoor gathering limits and indoor capacity caps on most businesses will be lifted on May 19. However, he made it clear that social ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - The Township Council unanimously adopted the 2021 municipal budget during its April 23 meeting. The total operating budget expense of $20,281,158 has a slight increase of $34,163 from the prior year's amount of $20,246,995.  Mayor James Damiano, who formally introduced the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy recognized May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in a statement issued May 1.  Official recognition of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has been a part of the American tradition for more than 40 years. The idea of ...

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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 York State will lose one of its 27 congressional districts as part of a reapportionment plan released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of congressional seats in each state are adjusted every 10 years based on population figures in the census. According to the plan released by ...

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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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Datasets from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau were released Monday, indicating the resident U.S. population on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281, up 22,703,743 from 308,745,538 ten years earlier; the number represents the total number of people residing in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ...

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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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Special to TAPinto. 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 read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- The head of the state agency that handles unemployment ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough's streetscape project continues along McBride Avenue, with ground broken last week by local officials on Phase 7, which runs from Dowling Parkway to Whippany Avenue. Ground will also be broken soon on Phase 8, which will run from Whippany Avenue to Lackawanna ...

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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 – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday unveiled a sweeping series of reforms aimed to reduce gun violence in the state, proposing new legislation at The Clubhouse in Newark while joined by area officials and community leaders.  The proposed legislation calls for additional measures to ensure ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has extended his executive powers for another 30 days by declaring a public health emergency in New Jersey for the 14th consecutive time. “Our vaccination program is expanding vigorously and quickly, but COVID-19 remains a threat to New Jerseyans,” said Murphy in ...

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Child care providers in Newark and throughout the state can apply for grants under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, provides $10 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for child care providers in need. “Child care ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Joseph ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - On Tuesday, March 9, the Totowa Mayor and Council passed a resolution to make the Board of Recreation Headquarters a historical municipal landmark. The building was built in 1709 and served as the home of the Van Houten family. The Van Houten family settled all throughout the Totowa ...

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Those questions top latest legislative hearing on Murphy budget plan. 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 read more, ...

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Now looking at a $6 billion surplus, state treasurer tells lawmakers it was right to borrow $4 billion amid fears of COVID-19 collapse. 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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A quick look at a map shows that most of New Jersey's highly trafficked train lines lead to Newark. Recognizing this fact, Governor Phil Murphy came to Newark to say that he believes federal funds will soon be flowing to the Garden State through President Joe Biden's proposed $2 ...

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Nonpartisan legislative report says revenues better than Murphy predicted as lawmakers ramp up budget review. 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 ...

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Special to TAPinto. 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 read more, visit njspotlight.com. A year after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, state lawmakers from ...

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin providing nationwide financial assistance for funeral expenses, in an amount up to $9,000 per funeral, for deaths related to the coronavirus to help ease some financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized ...

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UNION, NJ – On the campus of Kean University on Friday, with gusts of wind flowing around him, Gov. Phil Murphy excitedly announced an increase in vaccine doses coming to New Jersey. “Next week, we're receiving 494,430 total doses that's a nearly 20% increase week-over-week,” said Murphy. “This ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that 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 ...

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The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program Phase II (CVERAP Phase II) will be opening on March 22, 2021, for pre-applications. The program will only pay for rent arrears incurred after March 13, 2020. Applications can be submitted ONLINE starting on March 22nd at 9:00 a.m. during the open ...

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