Government

June 6, 2020

WAYNE, NJ - According to the Wayne Township social media pages, there will be "intermittent road closures on and around Valley Road from French Hill Road north to Ratzer Road."  This is due to the Black Lives Matter Protest scheduled today at 2:00pm.  The group plans a march down Valley ...

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PATERSON, NJ - It was an easy choice for Mayor Andre Sayegh. Paterson’s charismatic mayor recently appointed Councilwoman Ruby Cotton to Passaic Valley Water Commission’s board of commissioners after her late husband, professional boxing referee and Paterson “legend” Ed Cotton passed away this past ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds. “Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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WAYNE, NJ – What will school be like in the fall? The new normal is unknown, but whatever that normal turns out to be, it will be based on lessons learned.  For New Jersey public schools some of these lessons will be learned this summer in day care centers and camps, and may determine if school ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for  Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22) Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6)  These activities are allowed ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony. Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held ...

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WAYNE, NJ – This year’s Memorial Day began under a cloud-covered sky, and for the first time in Mayor Chris Vergano’s memory, there was no Memorial Day parade in Wayne.  The annual parade has always been a tribute to the men and women of Wayne who have died while serving in the American armed ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During Mayor Chris Vergano’s daily update, he said: “I'm very excited tonight to announce that the Wayne Public Library is going to start contactless curbside delivery and pickup starting on Tuesday May 26 2020.” For bibliophiles, this really is exciting news. Many residents have ...

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WAYNE, NJ – More than two months after the Wayne Public Library was forced to close their doors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, those doors are cracking back open to allow for limited and safe service.  Starting Tuesday, May 26, the library will be offering no-contact curbside delivery of books.  ...

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NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols.  “So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for ...

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WAYNE, NJ - On Wednesday night, May 20, the Wayne Town Council met virtually via Zoom.  Present were Acting Town Council President Franco Mazzei, Council Members Rich Jasterzbski, Al Sadowski, Fran Ritter, Jonathan Ettman, Jill Sasso, Joseph Schweighardt and David Varano, Mayor Chris Vergano, Town ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels. Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, during his May 18 COVID-19 press conference, laid out his plan to cautiously ease the restrictions on businesses that his administration is calling “The Road Back.” However, this road will not lead back to the way things were. It will actually go toward the “new ...

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NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Starting May 22, more than 120 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday . According to the governor: New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak. Total hospitalizations are ...

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NEW JERSEY - On Wednesday, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting curbside pickup at non-essential businesses. According to the order, "permitting curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses is reasonable in that it avoids unnecessary contact between customers and staff in ...

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NEW JERSEY - Testing for COVID-19 throughout New Jersey will be ramped up dramatically by the end of the month with expanded testing capacity continuing through the end of June and beyond, said Governor Phil Murphy at his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton. In addition, the Governor said the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During his daily COVID-19 press conference on Monday, May 11, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ State Police Col. Patrick Callahan attempted to clarify some confusion following publication of a letter Callahan sent to school administrators concerning high school graduations ceremonies and car ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy spent a large part of his daily press briefing on Monday lobbying federal officials to help fund states hit hardest by Covid-19 Joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ), Murphy publically asked for President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers from both ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Two New Jersey FEMA sites will begin testing anyone for COVID-19 whether you're displaying symptoms or not, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday during the state’s daily press briefing. The testing centers at Bergen Community College in Paramus and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A 4-year-old of New Jersey has died of COVID-19, State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced Friday during the state’s daily briefing in Trenton.  The child was the first death reported in the state of anyone under the age of 18, Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed to members of ...

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NEW JERSEY — One day before the federal government’s scheduled release of April unemployment figures, state officials detailed their own analysis of unemployment during the pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday said the state’s Labor Department had received over a million claims in two months ...

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