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May 13, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12-15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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The South Orange Board of Trustees met for its regular board meeting Monday night to recognize several groups, name Villager of the Month, to honor Nikhil Badlani, and to consider various ordinances and resolutions.  Village President, Sheena Collum, stressed the importance of the community to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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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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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 - 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 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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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID-19 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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    MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Township of Maplewood has transitioned to the ParkMobile app for payment at nearly 200 off-street spaces for commuters in the Train Station Lot and the Baker Street lot. ParkMobile replaces both the MobileNOW! and ParkSmarter apps.  The ParkMobile app is the #1 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID-19 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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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted that he will make a major announcement regarding the state's reopening efforts at his Monday press briefing. The governor hinted last week that he would provide updated guidance on high school proms and graduations. “As our key metrics improve and our ...

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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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Township of Maplewood seeks to hire a full-time pool maintenance worker: Full time, year-round position for experienced and motivated pool maintenance worker. Under direction of a supervisory official, performs varied simple and moderately physically strenuous tasks involved ...

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TRENTON,NJ — Motorists now have a new option for their driver's 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 ...

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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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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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NEW JERSEY — 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 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A remediation plan for asbestos found in the Baird community center during its renovations was approved last night at the Board of Trustees meeting.  Although the project is some 80 percent finished with its demolition, layers of asbestos have been found under the flooring and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township is seeking to hire a full-time code enforcement officer. Code Enforcement Officer — F/T 32.5 Hours/week — Under direction, work as part of a team performing residential and commercial inspections related to property maintenance and local zoning ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The newly formed South Orange Community Board Advisory Committee was populated by a resolution at yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting.  The Community Board, adopted by the Board of Trustees on Dec. 14, 2020, will act as a liaison between the neighborhoods and the governing ...

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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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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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Township Committee released the following statement in reaction to bills introduced around the United States that would increase the difficulty of registering to vote, and casting votes themselves:   The Maplewood Township Committee strongly opposes efforts by states to ...

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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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Township Committee issued two proclamations at last night's meeting. Both mark violence which modern society must continually seek to prevent from happening. Holocaust Remembrance Day, which on the Hebrew calendar is Thursday, April 8 this year, will be marked on Sunday, ...

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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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