Government

September 30, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- With complaints still mounting over unexplained cable tv and internet outages and unresolved customer service issues, some Piscataway residents have turned to letter writing campaigns, petitions and phone calls to both the mayor’s office and the New Jersey Board of Public ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – After months of waiting brought on by state mandated pandemic health crises restrictions, Piscataway and YMCA officials are finally able to open the new community center which was completed last spring. “The community center will be open for business to members this Thursday, ...

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COVID-19 forced the governor and lawmakers to rewrite the budget playbook. Here’s what they did 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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GOP lawmaker slams ‘shameful’ add-ons. Democrats brush off criticism 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 $32.7 billion budget ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy was in Union City Tuesday with Mayor Brian Stack to rally folks to fill out the 2020 Census. There are only eight days left to complete it — it's quick, easy and safe, and can be done online. COVID-19 Gov. Murphy reported New Jersey has 457 new positive cases, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Women leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, Sept. 18. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside. The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Even when the people we care about are far away, we can always keep them close in our hearts. In times like these, this lesson is more apparent than ever- and it’s an important one to remember on National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year, that day falls on September 18, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy wants to borrow $4 billion. Lawmakers point to revenue forecasts saying more money may be coming than he expects. 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.

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has ordered all U.S. and state flags flown at half-staff on all state buildings and facilities tomorrow, September 11 in recognition and mourning of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Get your local news delivered to your inbox for ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway planning board officials gave the thumbs up for developers to move forward on a new WaWa and Hyatt House hotel to be built at the corner of Centennial Ave. and River Road on Wednesday. Representatives for Piscataway Centennial Developers, LLC presented site plans ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Joined by legislators, faith leaders, and others, Gov. Phil Murphy held a press event in Paterson to promote his "Baby Bonds" initiative that would provide a $1,000 deposit into an account for every baby born into a New Jersey household with income less than 500% of the Federal ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Residents around Piscataway continue to complain about the quality of their cable, phone, and internet services provided by Optimum, describing them at times as spotty and unreliable. Some have taken to social media to voice their concerns, telling their experiences with ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - All Piscataway Township flags will be flown at half-staff today in recognition and mourning of Staff Sergeant Vincent P. Marketta. Governor Murphy signed an executive order directing all flags to be flown at half staff today, Tuesday September 1 to honor Marketta. "We mourn the ...

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METUCHEN – With the school year starting in New Jersey amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans Friday to dedicate $250 million in funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide support to children and their families, as well as for thousands of child care ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Gov.Phil Murphy today delivered his revised $32.4 billion Fiscal Year 2021 Budget -- including "revenue raisers," such as higher taxes on New Jersey millionaires, a "baby bond" of $1,000 for babies born in 2021, spending cuts, $4 billion in borrowing, and a $2.2 billion closing ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reported several "unquestionably good" coronavirus figures Monday. A rate of transmission (Rt) of .85 — below the key metric of 1.0 for the third day in a row. A daily positivity rate of 1.33% (below 2% for a fourth day in a row for a fourth consecutive ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy pleaded with New Jerseyans to cooperate with the state's contact tracers during his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday.  "More than half the people our contact tracers are getting in touch with are refusing to cooperate. This is highly disturbing to say ...

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EVENT CANCELLED: Unfortunately, the NJMVC has cancelled its “Agency on Wheels” mobile unit event that had been scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th at the Piscataway Little League fields for what its officials cite as volume and security concerns.   A New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Nov. 3 general election will be held overwhelmingly via a vote-by-mail model as per an executive order forthcoming from Gov. Phil Murphy, who says this is the safest way to ensure the voting process during the COVID-19 pandemic. All registered New Jersey voters will receive ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – While it’s been about a week since Tropical Storm Isaias blew through Piscataway, bringing down trees and power lines and causing thousands of dollars in property damage, some residents are still trying to clean up and get back to their daily routines. But for many who have ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Some Harold Place residents in Piscataway will soon see a change in their water supply service. Under a new ordinance passed at Tuesday’s Township Council meeting, the owners of eight properties there that have long relied on individual wells for their water use will have 90 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — With the start of the second week of August here, check out some updates from Piscataway township officials that you need to know. In Facebook posts on Monday, they said: Clean Up After Tropical Storm Isaiah Continues More Township roads are being cleared by Piscataway ...

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NEW JERSEY — Seeking to extend COVID-19 relief to New Jersey landlords, who have had to reckon with a moratorium on evictions since April, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a $25 million grant program Friday. According to state officials, one of three renters in the Garden State lives in 3 to10 unit ...

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NEW JERSEY - Effective 5am on Tuesday, August 4, a Statewide State of Emergency has been declared by Governor Murphy for Hurricane Isaias. Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary, said Governor Murphy. All State offices will be closed on Tuesday and only essential employees should ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Have you filled out your Census? According to statistics, 72.4% of us in Piscataway have as of July 30. If you have not filled out your Census, there's a good chance you'll soon be getting a knock at your door. "Census Bureau enumerators are now going door-to-door to those ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Despite reporting that there were no in-hospital COVID-19 deaths during the 24-hour period ending 10:30 p.m. last night for the first time since March 10, Gov. Phil Murphy expressed disappointment over the increase in the positivity rate in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy reported the daily COVID-19 figures, slammed people who attended overcrowded house parties, defended the performance of the Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC), and discussed the updates to the state’s travel advisory regulations at his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy again condemned crowded house parties, which he says are causing the number of new COVID-19 cases to rise in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Trenton. He said that over the past four months, New Jersey residents have “crushed ...

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