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Murphy Thankful for Peaceful George Floyd Protests in New Jersey

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - There were at least 21 protests across New Jersey on Tuesday prompted by the death of George Floyd last week in Minnesota while in police custody - all of them peaceful, absent of the violence and looting that have been characteristic of demonstrations across the country. 

“There has been extraordinary behavior up and down our state over these past number of very ...

Governor, Attorney General Promote Positive Police Culture in NJ

TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward restarting its stalled economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Murphy used ...

NJ Mayors Honor Three Somerville HS Students' Essays on Government

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three students at Somerville High School have been recognized by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities for their essays on what municipal governments do best in a statewide competition.

The Louis Bay 2nd Future Leaders Scholarship Competition criteria considered originality, appropriateness, articulation of theme, and technical composition, according to Mayor Dennis ...

Bateman Supports Towns' Needs to Float Coronavirus Relief Bonds

TRENTON, NJ - Municipalities, financially stressed by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic would be able to fill budget shortfalls without major tax increases on residents under a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th.

“For some local governments, borrowing might be the only solution,” Bateman said. “Across the state, tax revenue is down substantially and ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Murphy: Childcare Centers, Summer Camps and Youth Sports Can Reopen; Targets June 12 for Return of Worship Services

TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are:

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July ...

Main Street Mayors Increase Pressure to Re-Open Small Businesses

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The newly-formed Mayors for Main Street alliance, including Hillsborough Mayor Doug Tomson, sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy, legislative leaders and county officials Thursday listing measures that they say need to be taken to get New Jersey back to business by lifting restrictions and allowing all "non-essential" businesses to re-open including restaurants.

The ...

Senate GOP Caucus Complains Reopenings are Arbitrary and Inconsistent

TRENTON, NJ - The minority Republican Senate caucus sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday calling for more clarity and consistency as New Jersey begins to emerge from the sanctions imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Led by Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr.,and Minority Deputy Whip Kip Bateman (R-16th) the 15 members of the caucus labeled Murphy's reopening strategy as ...

Malinowski Calls for Direct Federal Aid to State, Local Governments

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) today spoke on the House Floor to call on Congress to provide direct federal aid to state and local governments in otder to help them cover costs for the salaries of police officers, firefighters, and teachers, among other government employees.

"The HEROES Act would provide $75 billion to help our states conduct the ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over 1 Million PPEs

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the New ...

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Car Set on Fire, 42 Vehicles' Tires Slashed on Manville Streets

June 3, 2020

MANVILLE, NJ – A car was set on fire and tires were slashed on 42 vehicles parked on the streets and in driveways early Wednesday morning In an incident similar to three others that occurred in the northwest section of the borough in June and August, 2018 when a total of 155 cars were targeted.

The June 3 slashings were discovered when fire and police officers responded to the car fire ...