Government

May 5, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote.  "We continue to work to see every school ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Operation Jersey Summer, an effort to spur vaccinations in the state, during his COVID press briefing on Monday. "We are putting into overdrive our work to hit our initial target of 4.7 million vaccinated New Jerseyans by June 30," Murphy said. "We’re ...

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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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NEW JERSEY - Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey is launching a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield agency is planning to move out of its present location on Center Street in Springfield into a new space on Route 22. Springfield Township Administrator John Bussiculo made the announcement during his report at this week's Township ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Friday April 30 marked the end of the 13th month of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy reported via Twitter on Friday that 6,991,176 total vaccine doses had been administered as of 8:00 AM, and more than three million (3,011,118) New Jerseyans are now fully ...

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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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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the Your Voice, Your Shot video contest that urges New Jersey residents to share why they and others are getting vaccinated. The contest calls for compelling, creative, and captivating videos, and a number of finalists will be chosen. The public ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ— During its meeting on April 20, the Scotch Plains Town Council voted to approve the $26,581,819 municipal budget for 2021 that was presented during the March 16 meeting by Township Manager Al Mirabella. The approved budget encompasses a wide array of the Townships’ goals for ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Commissioners made awards to 21 municipalities as part of the seventh annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program, funding projects aimed at spurring economic development growth, and providing indirect tax relief. Scotch Plains has received ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Data sets from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau released Monday indicate 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 ...

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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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Following the recommendation of the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee, the Township Council welcomed Matthew S. Adams to fill the unexpired term on the Township Council that became vacant when Josh Losardo became mayor and his initial replacement pick Suman Dahiya-Shah ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted that he will make a major announcement regarding the state's reopening efforts at his Monday press briefing. "As our key metrics improve and our vaccination progress continues, we’re ready to move forward," he said in a tweet.  Additionally, he ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy updated the state’s vaccination efforts, reporting that over 6.3 million doses have been given out and more than 2.63 million citizens are fully vaccinated. Murphy updated figures on Friday via his Twitter account: 2,479 new positive PCR tests, raising the ...

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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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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- At the most recent Scotch Plains Redevelopment Meeting on April 14, Scotch Plains Project Coordinator for Redevelopment, Tom Strowe shared updates on several major projects happening in the township. QuickChek is in the process of striking a deal with the owners of Jade Isle ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter on Friday that almost 6 million New Jersey residents have received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine.  "5,832,407 total doses have been administered as of 8:00 a.m. today," he posted. "2,377,803 New Jerseyans are now fully ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and ...

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WASHINGTON –The Internal Revenue Service reminds self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, businesses, corporations and others who pay their taxes quarterly that the payment for the first quarter of 2021 is due Thursday, April 15, 2021. The extension to May 17, 2021 for individuals to file ...

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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-- Lawmakers dug deeper into Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest state ...

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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 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Mobile COVID-19 vaccine units brought vaccine supplies to seniors at Scotch Plains Senior Housing and St. John's Baptist Church in Scotch Plains as part of ongoing efforts throughout the state to increase the vaccination rate, particularly among vulnerable ...

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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. Now looking at a $6 billion surplus, state treasurer tells lawmakers it ...

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