Government

June 18, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Union Mayor Michele Delisfort joined other local Black mayors Wednesday night for a discussion via a virtual meeting about the significance of commemorating Juneteenth. The event, moderated by South Orange Trustee Summer Jones, also included Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said during his Monday press conference. "This grace period is for customers ...

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UNION, NJ - Union's mayor and township committee members are seeking the community's view and input on how the township may allow, ban, and/or control Adult use and/or Medical Cannabis sales, manufacturing, and cultivation. The State has demanded that all license applications come through the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has ended the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency after 15 months, but he will continue to keep his executive powers under 14 orders that will continue through the end of the year. “Today’s lifting of the COVID-19 public health emergency is a clear and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey is now offering more incentives for unvaccinated people to get their shots, including free wine, free access to state beaches, and a chance to dine with the governor and first lady of the state. During his press briefing held at Island Beach State Park, Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey utility customers struggling to pay bills during the COVID-19 pandemic benefited from a temporary statewide law preventing essential utilities from being disconnected. But that moratorium on utility shutoffs ends June 30 when an executive order called by New Jersey Gov.

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UNION, NJ – Township and county officials were on hand for a check presentation on Monday morning in front of Union’s town hall as part of the annual Union County Infrastructure Grant program. The County presented a check in the amount of $95,000 for Union’s 2021 Road Improvement Project – Phase ...

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NEW JERSEY — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline to file 2020 federal tax returns to Monday, May 17 to give individual filers, tax preparers and the IRS itself more time to sort through the many changes affecting one's 2020 taxes from the latest Covid-19 relief package. New ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Motor Vehicle Commission's Springfield Agency is planning to move out of its present location on Center Street into a new space on Route 22. Springfield Township Administrator John Bussiculo made the announcement during his report at this week's Township Committee meeting, ...

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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 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 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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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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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Joseph ...

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ATLANTIC CITY – Governor Phil Murphy signed into law A-5444, which provides $35 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for restaurants throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Vin Gopal and Joseph Lagana and Assembly Members Vincent Mazzeo, Pedro Mejia, Christopher Tully, and ...

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UNION, NJ – Making the rounds of his district, Congressman Tom Malinowski stopped in at Union fire headquarters on Tuesday to deliver a message of appreciation, thanks and optimism. “I think America got a new appreciation for all of the jobs that can’t be Zoomed in,” said Malinowski to a group ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month. “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated ...

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UNION, NJ - An emergency food distribution event will be held on Saturday, April 3 beginning at 8 a.m. at Kean University. The first 2,000 vehicles will receive boxes of produce, dairy and shelf stable food.  There will be one food distribution per vehicle, while supplies last.  Those attending ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now 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 Conaway ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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UNION, NJ – Union Mayor Michele Delisfort took time during Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting to discuss the recent bias and crimes committed against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. “Following the waves of xenophobic harassment and assaults against the Asian ...

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WASHINGTON, DC/TRENTON, NJ - The Internal Revenue Service may have extended some of the tax filing deadlines from April 15 to May 17 due to the changes that were made in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed last week.  The State of New Jersey, according to State Senator and Wood-Ridge ...

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UNION COUNTY — With winter season coming to an end, pothole season is starting to begin, but there are resources you can use to report them to the proper agency. To report a pothole or any other issue with a township road, residents can log onto the township's website and complete a Department ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Union Mayor Michele Delisfort was among the public officials gathered on the steps of Elizabeth City Hall Friday to announce the over $129 million in direct assistance to Union County and its 21 municipalities through the American Rescue Plan. Delisfort was joined by Governor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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