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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 ...

Hillsborough Moves Closer to Satisfying Affordable Housing Mandate

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The pieces are beginning to fall in to place as the Township Committee assembles a collection of market rate residential/retail developments that will all contribute to the township's obligations for affordable housing as mandated by the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Several of the projects have yet to submit a formal application to the planning board, but preliminary ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Restaurant Owners Fed Up with What They've Been Served by Trenton

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce eased restrictions on serving customers at restaurants and bars at his June 1 press briefing, but owners are concerned the guidance he provides will be little more than an appetizer.

Murphy's guidance is that no one is to be allowed indoors - outdoor dining and drinks only, according to several sources, - at 25 percent capacity.

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Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

 

"The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

"As county prosecutors entrusted with the solemn ...

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 ...

NJ Medical Director Cautions Public About ‘Mask Droop Syndrome’

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director set the record straight Thursday at Gov. Phil Murphy's daily press briefing on the recent practice of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with ...

Bateman Criticizes Turnpike, GSP Toll Hikes While NJ Focused on COVID-19

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey motorists and interstate truck drivers will have to deposit more money in their EZ Pass accounts by September as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday voted unanimously in a virtual meeting to increase tolls by 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway and 36 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The toll hikes go into effect Sept. 13.

Gov. Phil Murphy expressed ...

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June 5 COVID-19 Update: New Jersey Death Toll Exceeds 12,000

June 5, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey's death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 12,049 overnight, an increase of 79 more victims, with the number of positive cases increasing to 163,336, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.

The Somerset County Department of Health reported Thursday that 4,090 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in ...