Government

May 10, 2021

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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TRENTON, NJ - A Senate Bill that would limit lawsuits arising from COVID-19 exposure or transmission against planned real estate developments received unanimous support from the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. It now moves to the Senate floor for a vote. Senate Bill 3584 is not the ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ — During a recent visit to the Bordentown Creamery and Russ Ayres Hot Dogs, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) talked with TAPinto Bordentown over hot dogs and ice cream about the big issues tackling the state, the adversarial culture in the country and his views on the how to move ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Ocean Ride Services runs 12 routes throughout the county for residents who have a difficult time finding transportation.  Information about the various bus runs can be found here. Seniors, as well as those with disabilities can also use Ocean Ride Services to ensure they have ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Amid the pandemic, nonprofits throughout Ocean County acted as a tremendous resource to local residents. Now, Ocean County officials want to give back to those who helped others in need. “We have hundreds of nonprofits in this county that really take on and get involved,” said ...

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BORDENTOWN/OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – If you live in the surrounding area, you may be used to noise coming from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL). JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for May 2021 so that its neighbors know what to expect when it comes to sounds coming from the ...

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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, 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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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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Datasets from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau were released Monday, indicating 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 Columbia. The ...

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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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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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WASHINGTON, NJ - The United States Senate overwhelmingly passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act today with a vote of 94-1. The passage hits homes for Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), whose constituency includes residents of both Ocean and Burlington counties. Kim made national news the day intruders ...

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TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers 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 “M” ...

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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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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The opioid crisis continues to plague residents of Ocean County as federal legislators seek to become part of the solution. Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced last week his efforts to push two separate bills designed to combat the ongoing battle that opioids present in ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The Ocean County Board of Commissioners announced plans for what they call a MASH unit last fall. The novel concept is now on its way to becoming a reality. County officials awarded a bid for the furnishing and delivery for a custom van at their most recent Board of ...

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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 need. “Child care ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — If you live in Southern Ocean County or the surrounding area, you are probably used to noise coming from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL). JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for April 2021 so that its neighbors know what to expect when it ...

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SHIP BOTTOM — Work on the major overhaul of the LBI Causeway Circle has begun. This work will take place where Route 72 East and West intersect with Long Beach Boulevard in Ship Bottom.  The circle will be reconfigured into a D-shape roadway with north and south traffic on the Boulevard.

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – The Township of Ocean never had an ordinance in place allowing outdoor dining before the pandemic. What started off as a temporary help to local businesses has now been converted into law. “Ordinance 2021-4 allows outdoor dining to continue even after the pandemic restrictions are ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now be notified the first time their underage child is caught using or possessing marijuana or alcohol under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Phil Murphy.  The law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Assemblyman Dr. Herb ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – A spokesperson for the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 77 released a statement last night concerning the large inflatable rat erected in front of Barnegat Town Hall yesterday. "Laborers Local 77 represents thousands of skilled construction workers in southern ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — Scabby the Rat is on the job at Barnegat Town Hall, protesting a contract awarded to RL Concrete, Inc. for construction on the new municipal complex. A flyer handed out on the site claims the contractor has prevailing wage violations and encourages residents to call Mayor Al Bille ...

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STAFFORD — At Tuesday's Stafford Township Council Meeting Stafford EMS Chief Michael J. Essig received a Life Saving Valor Award along with Officer Chris Smith. Both Chief Essig and Officer Smith pulled an unconscious victim from a residence that had really high gas readings inside. The ...

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