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July 12, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — After the crush of residents descended upon state Motor Vehicle Commission agencies during last week's reopening, state officials have taken several steps aimed to quell the overwhelming demand for services. Expiration dates of licenses, registrations, inspections stickers and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter today before his COVID-19 press conference. The exceptions for individuals under two years old, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Borough of Red Bank Mayor & Council, Administration, Office of Emergency Management, Police Department and Fire Department continue to monitor the developing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of July 8, 2020, the Borough has been advised that there are 9,519 positive ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During the press conference in Trenton today, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed the frustrations of New Jerseyans who waited in long lines at the state's Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) facilities when they reopened this week. "I completely understand the frustration felt by every ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Wednesday, July 8. Exceptions are individuals under age two, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor ...

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BERKELEY TOWNSHIP,  NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy called upon the federal government to mandate face coverings at the spread of COVID-19 surge across the United States' Sunbelt. Murphy said New Jersey is seeing a small spike in cases due to travelers coming into the Garden State from Florida and South ...

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Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original. In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced today he signed a three-month $7.6 billion budget extension prompted by the coronavirus pandemic that allows the State to continue spending through September. Murphy said the three-month gap budget, which authorizes state spending through the extended ...

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RED BANK, NJ - Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on Thursday, July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference Monday that he will delay the reopening. He provided no timetable of when indoor dining -- even at reduced capacity -- ...

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TRENTON, NJ — N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission has delayed its June 29 reopening of agencies for in-person transactions for another week. However, road testing will resume at licensing centers, and inspections stations will be fully operational this upcoming Monday. MVC Chief Administrator Sue ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The borough council will be meeting electronically on Wednesday, July 1, for their Workshop Session. These workshop sessions have department supervisors, including fire and police, discuss ordinances/resolutions and other matters prior to the council meeting. Highlights of the ...

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RED BANK, NJ: TAPinto Red Bank recently took a hot and dusty stroll down White Street to see the progress on the road improvement project. Contractor Shore Top Construction has been digging trenches in the middle of White Street and have finished with the sanitary laterals (pipes from the ...

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Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq. is continuing to update Monmouth County voters about the July 7, 2020 Primary Election which is being conducted primarily via Vote by Mail, per the Governor’s Executive Order. We encourage you to view our centralized ...

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  RED BANK: Senator Vin Gopal will join Red Bank and Long Branch law enforcement, clergy, elected officials, and community leaders for a Zoom discussion panel on police and community relations and the necessity of law enforcement reform ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily COVID-19 press conference today that indoor portions of retail shopping malls may reopen on Monday, June 29. It won't be business as usual, however. He is requiring masks to be worn, and all stores will be limited to 50% capacity.

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RED BANK, NJ: Mayor Pat Menna opened the online council meeting last night with all members in attendance. Councilwoman Kathy Horgan began by reading a Resolution honoring Kelly Rosano as the highest-ranking Red Bank Senior at Red Bank Regional High School for the 2019-2020 school year.  Rosano ...

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Congressman Chris Smith, Fourth Congressional District NJ, has been pushing hard for a safe, smart, and economically-sound reopening of New Jersey.  While helping tens of thousands of small businesses sustain operations, with his support for emergency benefits such as the Paycheck Protection ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The following is the 15th update from the Borough of Red Bank concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. The Borough of Red Bank Mayor & Council, Administration, Office of Emergency Management, Police Department and Fire Department continue to monitor the developing situation of the ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Red Bank council meeting will be held electronically this Wednesday, June 17, 6:30pm. Highlights of the agenda: The borough will vote on a resolution for a tax appeal settlement with Bank of America.  To read the original assessments and requested tax court judgement, ...

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  RED BANK, NJ: The physical library is still closed, but big news! The Red Bank Public Library team is very excited to start curbside services in accordance with the Governor's reopening plan.

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ASBURY PARK, NJ: Asbury Park reversed its plan to reopen indoor dining on Monday, and violate coronavirus rules. This change came after Gov. Phil Murphy got a court order to stop the city. The state’s court order came only after attempting to work amicably with Asbury Park, according to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy today laid out details about one his administration's key efforts to prepare and respond to the second wave of the virus that most public health professionals, and policymakers, have said will come. “It’s not a question of ‘if’ the virus will come back,” ...

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WASHINGTON, DC: General Charles Q. Brown Jr., a decorated four-star general in charge of the Pacific Air Force, was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a 98-0 vote as the first black military service chief to serve as the Air Force Chief of Staff. Brown was a command pilot with more than ...

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NEW JERSEY — When Stage 2 of New Jersey’s COVID-19 restart and recovery plan takes its first steps Monday, it will allow for outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping. Despite no defined date over indoor dining, the Asbury Park City Council voted Wednesday to allow for it — a decision that ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy have scheduled coronavirus tests after they marched alongside protestors taking to the streets against police brutality Sunday in Hillside and Westfield.  But some in New Jersey, including at least one Republican lawmaker, claim the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Seeking to give a boost to small businesses especially hard hit by the economic fallout from the coronavirus, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has announced that applications for the expanded Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will become available at ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said he intends to nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court — a historic move removing New Jersey from the list of 33 states without a black woman on their top courts.  “Justice cannot be blind if those who sit on our highest and most ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds. “Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Some good news for teenagers who have been patiently (and not so patiently) waiting to get their drivers licenses. Gov. Phil Murphy and Chief Administrator Sue Fulton of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) on Friday announced plans for a phased reopening of MVC ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Borough Hall is closed today, Fri, June 5th due to a mechanical malfunction with the HVAC system. Payments or paperwork may be accepted in the Police Department. For assistance, please e-mail the appropriate department. Contact info at redbanknj.org If you enjoyed this ...

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