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January 21, 2022

TOMS RIVER, NJ — A banker by day, a pizza lover for life. If anyone knows Jersey pizza, it’s Johnny C.  “There’s so many great pizzas throughout New Jersey. I could go on and on, even in North Jersey where my roots are from. There’s a lot of good places," he said. “I like a certain pie. I’m ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Murphy was met swiftly with strong opposition after announcing an updated vaccine mandate for all health care workers.  While touring a new federal COVID-19 testing facility at Stockton University in Galloway on Wednesday, the Governor announced anyone who has a job in a ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey schools will now be required to include curriculum regarding the history and contributions of Asian Americans.  Gov. Phil Murphy signed two pieces of legislation Tuesday that will ensure that the contributions, history, and heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific ...

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TRENTON, NJ — “Were all the votes counted?” joked Josh Murphy, as he and his siblings introduced their father during his inauguration for second term as 56th Governor of New Jersey.  After the small roast from his four children and a speech from his wife and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Governor ...

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NEW JERSEY — Dozens of New Jersey school districts will receive more money to help upgrade their security systems.  Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that appropriates a total of $5,150,531 from the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act” to provide grants for school security projects in ...

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TEANECK, NJ — “It’s great to see you, even though you look a little bit like Nanook of the North," said now former Senator Loretta Weinberg to First Lady Tammy Murphy with a smile and sparkle in her eye. “I’m really glad to see you out and about.” Those were Weinberg’s opening remarks at the ...

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TEANECK, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill declaring abortion a fundamental right in New Jersey.  The Senate passed The Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act by a vote of 23-15 on Monday, and the Governor had vowed to sign it.  The push to get the bill passed in New Jersey ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey may now have another tool in its belt to help fight COVID-19.  Two new antiviral pills have been delivered to pharmacies in more 30 states across the country including more than 50 New Jersey Walgreens locations.  Federal officials say both drugs have proven successful ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy gave the 2022 State of the State address on Tuesday. In what would normally be a room filled with a who’s who of New Jersey lawmakers, he instead spoke to an empty auditorium in a pre-taped message.  It's the norm, it now seems, as New Jersey faces the most ...

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NEW JERSEY — Retired teachers may soon be allowed to return to the classroom to earn a paycheck and their pension at the same time.  “The number of teachers entering this profession has been eclipsed by those retiring for some time, and this predicament has been greatly exacerbated by the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A busy week in Trenton as new members of the Assembly will be sworn-in.  With cases of COVID-19 still rising rapidly in New Jersey, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced that all attendees of the Assembly session and reorganization ceremony will be required to show proof of a ...

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TRENTON, NJ— The National Guard is being deployed to help with staffing shortages due to COVID-19 at long-term care facilities in New Jersey.  Approximately 150 soldiers and airmen will be sent to more than a dozen struggling facilities. “Time and time again, the New Jersey National Guard has ...

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NEW JERSEY — With the season of snow now officially upon us, school snow days are inevitable.  As the New Year kicked off with about 100 school districts switching to remote learning due to the influx of Covid-19 positive cases among students and staff, going virtual for inclement weather seems ...

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TRENTON, NJ — State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg will resign with just a few days left in her term, as Senate President Stephen Sweeney appoints her to the board of Directors of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Horizon is the state’s largest health insurer, providing ...

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DOVER, NJ — Daniella Mendez is used to being in the spotlight.  Having won the Miss Gay NJ Pageant in 2016, and working as a performer, advocate, and spokeswoman, she’ll now be adding a new title to that list: the first openly transgender woman to be elected as a Board of Education member in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The incoming President of the New Jersey Senate, Senator Nicholas Scutari, appointed Senator Troy Singleton to the Senate Democratic Leadership team, elevating him as Senate Majority Whip. “I’m honored to be part of this historic team and look forward to getting to work,” Senator ...

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TRENTON, NJ — There are hundreds of new laws going into effect this new year. And some of them could impact your wallet directly.  Here are a few of them. Minimum Wage Increase: The new year kicked off with a dollar increase in minimum wage from $12 an hour to $13. This increase is part of ...

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