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May 17, 2022

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Wayne grocery stores and pharmacies have been ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - In a release from the US Coast Guard 5th District Public Affairs North, The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday night after their 33-foot sailing-vessel, Free Bird, grounded and overturned near Little Egg Inlet. A person aboard Free Bird used a VHF-FM marine radio Friday at about ...

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LAMBERTVILLE – Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 295 which instructs the New Jersey Department of the Treasury to establish a state-backed certification program for LGBTQ+ owned businesses. Murphy signed the executive order today at Union Coffee in Lambertville, an LGBTQ+ owned coffee ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Lane closures on Rt. 72 East in Ship Bottom began on Monday, April 11 at 7 a.m. causing major delays on the causeway.  This traffic pattern is expected to last through Thursday, April 14 while construction takes place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Police remind travelers to use ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy took a rapid antigen test this afternoon that came back positive. A PCR test that followed also test came back positive, according to a statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna. Murphy is currently ...

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NEW JERSEY - Today, Congressman Van Drew issued a statement on Governor Murphy releasing inmates, including violent criminals, ahead of the end of their sentence, while simultaneously allowing our correctional officers, healthcare workers, and mental health professionals to be fired for maintaining ...

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NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Business Action Center is reminding residents, businesses and visitors of the state that one of the strictest bans on single use bags will be happening this May 4, 2022. This means that the ban on single use plastic bags and even paper bags at large grocery and retail ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Secure Choice Act in the pre-pandemic world of March 2019, authorizing the creation of the Secure Choice Savings Program . This is set to be a state-sponsored retirement plan designed to help more private sector employees save for the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Route 72 Causeway Bay-Bridge Project is moving towards completion. The project started in 2013. The latest improvements include the widening of Marsha Drive to provide double left-turn lanes onto Route 72, and a third lane will be added on Route 72 in both directions near ...

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TRENTON - Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove will focus their efforts on increasing funding for property tax relief during the upcoming budget deliberations for the 2023 State Budget. Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne ...

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TRENTON - Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have reintroduced legislation S-1697 and A-757 that would permit volunteer firefighters and first aid or rescue squad members to claim an additional exemption of $5,000 to be taken as a deduction from ...

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NEW EGYPT - Ocean County was the site of a major rally on Saturday night. Truck drivers opposed to vaccine mandates and other coronavirus restrictions rolled through New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday.  The rallies in New Jersey are part of an ongoing group of protests around the country. Maps ...

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LBI REGION - Businesses looking to hire for multiple positions are urging U.S Representatives to support the Department of State's J-1 BridgeUSA summer work program. In addition to providing valuable cultural exchange opportunities for international students, these programs provide many tourism ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced his intention to introduce his Restoring Trust in Public Servants Act, a bill that would set one standard across all three branches of the federal government – including Congress, the President, Vice President, and the Supreme Court– ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement slamming the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for funding a grant program through the American Rescue Plan, which I opposed, that will allocate American taxpayer dollars to help support drug addictions ...

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MOORESTOWN, NJ – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced that he will be holding a town hall on Tuesday, February 8th at 5:30 p.m. to provide an update on current events, discuss his recent work in both New Jersey and Washington, and hear from residents of Burlington and Ocean counties about ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) voted to pass the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022. Congressman Kim worked to secure historic investments in technology and innovation that will create ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - For months, Congressman Van Drew has been relentlessly fighting for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to withdraw their proposed re-organization of the William J. Hughes Technical Center.  On January 20th, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Congressman Andy Kim advocated for help for beaches within Ocean County last year. The good news is that help and funding are on the way. Word that congressional redistricting realigns representatives has some residents confused as to Kim's continued involvement in the ...

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BEACH HAVEN - The Beach Haven governmental offices now require masks to be worn in the building according to posting on its website and Facebook page. All public meetings will also be held via Zoon until further notice.  

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today (January 18) Congressman Jeff Van Drew issued a statement following every congressional office receiving N-95 masks that were manufactured in China.  "The poor judgment and lack of awareness from President Biden and House Democrats is never-ending," said Congressman Van ...

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STAFFORD - James A. Moran, former Business Administrator at the Southern Regional School District and Administrator for Stafford Township died on Monday, January 10.   His obituary, provided by Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home in Manahawkin reads as follows: James (Jim) Ambrose Moran, age 65, of ...

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STAFFORD - Anthony Guariglia was sworn in as the new Stafford Council President on January 1. He joined Mayor Greg Myhre and the six-person municipal council as they were each sworn in for the new term beginning January 1. They were sworn in by Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove from the Ninth ...

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WASHINTON, DC  - This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on President Biden’s federal vaccine mandates. Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement opposing these mandates and favoring an individual’s personal choice regarding their health. “Since the beginning of last year I ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy's office has confirmed that New Jersey's First Lady, Tammy Murphy, has tested positive for COVID-19.  The Governor's office says the First Lady is vaccinated, boosted and is asymptomatic.  The Governor and the rest of the Murphy family have tested ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - The Third U.S. Congressional District will no longer include Stafford Township, Barnegat and Waretown after the new state redistricting plan developed by the bipartisan redistricting committee approved on December 22, 2021.  The redistricting will go into effect after the ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s agenda, Build Back Better, being dead just in time for the holidays.  “The recent news that Senator Manchin (D-WV) will not be supporting the socialist tax and spend spree, Build Back Better ...

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TRENTON - Area NJ Congresspersons State Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove are disappointed in the law passed to institute automatic toll hikes. The tolls on the Garden State Parkway, the Atlantic City Expressway and the New Jersey Turnpike ...

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