Government

May 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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VERONA, NJ — Incumbent Mayor Jack McEvoy has been projected as one of the three winners in the election for three open Township Council seats on Tuesday night. With results tallied in all of the township's 11 districts and 7,546 votes counted, McEvoy, Chris Tamburro and Cynthia Holland were ...

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VERONA, NJ — There are three open seats on the Township Council that will be decided when registered voters go to the polls Tuesday, May 11. But only one incumbent is seeking re-election. That is Mayor Jack McEvoy, who is seeking to retain his seat on the council. Two other current Verona ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The township will conduct its Spring Hydrant Flushing from Monday, May 10 through Wednesday, May 12. The flushing will begin with hydrants in the South End of town and proceed Northwards. Flushing will be done between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight. Because it is difficult ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The South End Engine Fire Company #3 has a new firehouse after the ribbon was cut for its grand opening on Thursday. Mayor Kerry Peterson and councilmen Joe Zichelli and Joseph Maceri were on hand to celebrate the new facility and make the ceremonial cut of the green ribbon.

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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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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 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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VERONA, NJ — A public hearing will be held on May 3 for an ordinance introduced by the Verona Township Council this week approving an expenditure for the construction of two new ramps. The ordinance calls for the appropriation of $195,000, including $99,840 that is expected to be received as a ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -- As of Monday, 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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VERONA, NJ — Matthew Cavallo, the township manager of Verona, said at the last Township Council meeting that discussions have been ongoing about when the community center may reopen to the public. Councilwoman Christine McGrath said, "The Community Center is still closed. Some people are asking ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. "We are now 40% to ...

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VERONA, NJ — The township is expecting to receive funding of $1.315 million in direct aid when the money New Jersey gets from the American Rescue Plan is distributed to communities. According to Verona Township Manager Matthew Cavallo, Verona is estimated to receive directly $1,315,329 in direct ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy 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 measures as ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the state will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ — Although Essex County stands among the leading regions in the state for COVID-19 vaccines administered, Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. on Tuesday issued a letter to federal legislators and Gov. Phil Murphy, calling for more doses.  As one of the first counties to set up vaccination ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Township Council passed two bond ordinances and a capital ordinance at its last meeting on Monday for road improvements, community center refurbishment, sidewalk replacements and other local upgrades. Bond ordinance 2021-05 would appropriate $975,000 for reconstruction on ...

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VERONA, NJ — Membership rates for the Verona municipal pool will increase by 2 percent, except for selected groups, who will not see a change. The Township Committee passed an ordinance amending the rates, which are as follows: TYPE FEE Family Membership $ 485.00 Family w/ Babysitter $ ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy delivered his annual budget address on Tuesday by outlining a Fiscal Year 2022 Budget (FY2022) that includes investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient. The governor said that he was proud to unveil this budget, ...

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VERONA, NJ — A constant conveyer belt of bad weather has pounded Essex County this winter, and Verona has taken a financial hit as a result. "Snow has already started to take a toll on our 2021 budget," Verona Township Manager Matthew Cavallo said at Monday night's virtual Township Council ...

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NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- First vaccination dose appointments for Essex County residents scheduled for Sat. Feb. 20 have been canceled.  According to Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, the county did not receive its shipment of vaccines.  The appointments for FIRST DOSE originally ...

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VERONA, NJ — The Verona Township Council held a special meeting Wednesday night to address the upcoming required updating of local ordinances and master plans to incorporate green infrastructure as mandated by the New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) for stormwater management. "Municipalties ...

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