Government

August 20, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – Two ordinances were passed by the Wayne Town Council on Wednesday night’s public council meeting.  These ordinances allow the change in Wayne’s zoning law, so that the developments at Rockledge and GAF can move forward.  These two developments will help fulfill part of Wayne’s ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne Town Council passed the long-delayed township’s 2020 budget at Wednesday night’s virtual public meeting.  Stating a revenue deficit of over $1.8 million, the budget was passed with a tax increase that will average just over $45 per household. The original budget was ...

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Restaurant Association Leader Says Murphy Ignored 10 Requests to Meet TRENTON, NJ – The rate of daily positivity and the numbers of New Jersey residents in hospital ICUs and ventilators continues to trend downward, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who released the latest figures at his COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Daily positivity dropped to 1.65% in New Jersey, "a really good number," according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the overnight numbers during his COVID-19 press briefing on Monday, Aug. 17, in Trenton. The governor announced 316 new positive test results, bringing the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Nov. 3 general election will be held overwhelmingly via a vote-by-mail model as per an executive order forthcoming from Gov. Phil Murphy, who says this is the safest way to ensure the voting process during the COVID-19 pandemic. All registered New Jersey voters will receive ...

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Currently, approximately 25% of the township remains without power. We are in contact with both PSEG and JCPL and have made them aware of the situation in our Township. We currently have 5 nursing homes and 6 pump stations running on their generators. Residents are encouraged to stay away ...

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Supreme Court set to hear case that could decide if taxes must rise or programs get cut This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Several state governments have mandated wearing cloth face coverings (masks) as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  To one degree or another, people choosing or refusing to follow the mandate has become a point of contention to some in Wayne and across the state of New ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano posted a COVID-19 update video on the Township website for the month of July. During the update, he provided the breakdown of positive cases and deaths during the past month. He also gave an update on the township on a variety of subjects. He also used the time to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Despite reporting that there were no in-hospital COVID-19 deaths during the 24-hour period ending 10:30 p.m. last night for the first time since March 10, Gov. Phil Murphy expressed disappointment over the increase in the positivity rate in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Business Administrator (BA) is the highest non-elected position one can hold in a municipal government.  The role of Wayne’s BA is to make sure that the entire Township government is run efficiently, effectively, within budget and within the ever-changing landscape of new ordinances ...

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 This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Already one of the nation’s most indebted states, New Jersey could do more than a decade’s ...

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This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. While Gov. Phil Murphy complained Wednesday about the latest federal stimulus proposal from ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Long-time Wayne Business Administrator has retired after almost 32 years working for Wayne Township.  On his last day, this Thursday, a huge crowd gathered outside of Town Hall to wish him well, including Fire Trucks, Ambulances, Police squad cars, DPW trucks and close to 100 ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Last week, Dawn Kumar, a member of the Wayne Board of Education dialed-in to the Wayne Town Council meeting and laid out a list of issues surrounding Mayor Chris Vergano and the Wayne Police Department over "Public Health Concerns."  Vergano's reply to Kumar did not defend any of the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The most important and influential employee of Wayne Township over the last thirty years will have his last day at work on Thursday, July 23. Neal Bellet, who has been working for Wayne for close to 32 years and has been the Business Administrator for almost 29 of those years, will walk ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission confirmed what many have been sharing on social media: the Wayne MVC Licensing Center in Wayne has been closed for “deep cleaning” because an employee tested positive for COVID-19 The facility will be closed until July 28. MVC is telling people ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The resumption of contact sports practices and new state guidance for all-remote learning were announced by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy during his COVID-19 briefing Monday. Murphy said he signed an executive order today allowing for sports practices that require contact drills and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Organizers of the Wayne Black Lives Matter protest spoke up during this week’s Wayne Town Council meeting saying that Wayne has a “race problem.” They then asked why Wayne’s government officials haven’t taken any step to address what they claim to be true. Several council members ...

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NEW JERSEY — Air travelers will he be reminded to put their seats and table trays in the upright position, turn off their electronic devices — and as of Monday - fill out their electronic surveys. Despite the latest COVID-19 figures lending to some optimism, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday ...

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Editor's note: This article has been updated. Thank you to reader feedback for pointing out when I am wrong. My opinion on whether this was an attack was wrongfully written in to the title, as well as my interpretation of sarcasm. My opinion does not belong in any of my articles. I apologize for ...

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This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Despite passionate calls to add diversity to the process, the Legislature sent Gov. Phil ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Two ordinances up for introduction at Wednesday night’s Wayne Town Council meeting revolved around Wayne’s affordable housing obligation, also known as their Mount Laurel obligation.  The introduction of Ordinance 31 involving the Rockledge property on Hamburg Turnpike passed 6-2, while ...

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This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. A revamped version of emergency borrowing legislation that would allow Gov. Phil Murphy’s ...

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