Government

May 7, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday said that he is ordering over 120 National Guard troops to assist at long-term care facilities hard hit by the pandemic. Long-term care facilities in New Jersey had reported 4,556 COVID-19 associated deaths and 24,874 cases at their 513 centers by ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During a Mayors conference call led by NJ Senator Bob Menendez on Tuesday, Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano laid out the difficult financial situation the Township is facing. On the call, Menendez introduced legislation he is co-sponsoring called the State and Municipal Aid for Recovery and ...

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WAYNE, NJ - New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez hosted a call with Mayors from Wayne, Paterson, Hoboken, Cherry Hill, Rahway, Brick, Galloway and New Brunswick.  They discussed the financial difficulties each township and city were experiencing due to COVID-19 and the Senator’s SMART bill that, if ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his May 4 COVID-19 daily briefing, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated that the low number of new positive cases and recorded deaths reported today were “suspect.” “The numbers may be low as a result of a network outage we had yesterday. This may have prevented all cases ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Passaic County’s drive through COVID-19 testing site at William Paterson University, is again reducing the number of days they are open from four to three. According to County Administrator Anthony DeNova, this is a positive thing. Starting this week, the site will be open Tuesdays, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Wedding ceremonies will no longer be left at the altar because of the pandemic, NJ Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday — albeit with some caveats. In the latest signal that the state is gradually returning to a pseudo-normalcy, Murphy announced this afternoon that he will sign an ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy began today's daily press conference with a report of his earlier meeting with President Donald Trump and other officials with ties to the Garden State. Murphy was at the White House to discuss the state's COViD-19 mitigation strategies and the restart of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily press conference on Tuesday announced an additional 2,887 positive tests results in New Jersey, which pushes the statewide total to just under 140,000. As of Monday night, there were 6,476 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, relatively unchanged from ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy during his daily press conference on Monday, April 27, announced 2,146 new positive test results, pushing the statewide total to 111,188. Sadly, he also reported another 106 COVID-19 deaths, bringing New Jersey's total of loss of life to 6,044.  Additionally, as ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Newly hired Director of the Wayne Public Library, Ricardo Pino has had an interesting start in his new position. On his first day of work leading the library, the doors were closed and no one was allowed in. One might call this a baptism of fire, but Pino is used to rising to new ...

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TRENTON — Gov. Phil Murphy says the federal government is basically telling educators and first responders “you are not essential” in failing to provide proper funding to offset the stoppage of the NJ economy because of COVID-19. At his daily press conference in Trenton on Thursday, the governor ...

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New Jersey - When Governor Murphy said stay safe and stay home, he meant it. According to a recent Monmouth University Poll, executive orders restricting certain activities in the state are also widely popular.  Specifically, 'requiring people to maintain six feet of distance (97% approve / 95% ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- While Gov. Phil Murphy spent part of his daily coronavirus update press conference on Saturday warning that the state will "have blood on our hands" if social distancing regulations are eased, one local lawmaker has begun a petition to rescind the executive order that closed state ...

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TRENTON, NJ — In a show of teeth that Gov. Phil Murphy has largely avoided bearing throughout the duration of the pandemic, New Jersey’s leader called out Congress on Saturday for its deadlock on direct aid for the states.  The state is relying on the follow-through of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At Wednesday night’s virtual Wayne Town Council meeting, Second Ward Councilman Al Sadowski questioned what the Township receives in return for the taxes Wayne sends to Passaic County for the Open Space Fund.  This was not the first time the subject was brought up. See Story Four ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy, “outraged” after bodies piled up “at a makeshift morgue” of an Andover nursing home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, said Thursday that New Jersey’ top officials are looking further into the matter. Subject of national headlines and first reported by the New Jersey ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy sought to pump the brakes Wednesday on growing optimism among New Jerseyans that there will come a time when the "masks can come off and the dancing can begin.” Murphy, commenting on a reporter’s question at his daily COVID-19 news conference, said social distancing ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) - Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake has introduced legislation requiring a uniformed forbearance of mortgage loans and the suspension of rental payments for any resident who requests a payment reprieve during the existing COVID-19 public health emergency. Certain business ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill to expand paid family leave for workers who need time off to care for sick family members during the coronavirus crisis is set to be signed by Gov. Phil Murphy today.  Bill S-2374, authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, revises the state’s family leave insurance program ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that alongside Governors Cuomo (NY), Lamont (CT), Wolf (PA), Carney (DE), and Rainmondo (RI), he has formed a regional advisory board to coordinate cooperative mitigation efforts, as well as to help guide our re-opening once the emergency ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, who appeared on two national news shows this morning, revealed that he has had “intense” discussions this weekend with leaders of surrounding states about how to “reopen” New Jersey and the region. Murphy told CBS’s Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation” that he is ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Hundreds of COVID-19 positive patients are leaving hospitals every day and the pace of new positive cases across the state is slowing, Governor Phil Murphy said at his daily press briefing Saturday. Both of these statistics, he declared, are early signs that “we are beginning to ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne Town Council will meet in an online public meeting for the first time in their history on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:30pm. All are welcome to join the meeting, by using the Zoom platform.  Instructions for joining are below as well as the Council Agenda and the ...

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EDISON, NJ – The field medical station coming to New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison is just about ready to accept its first patients. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy toured the field hospital on Wednesday, along with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, state Health Commissioner Judith ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced the newest positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths, the most to date, at his Tuesday afternoon press conference. There are 3,361 new cases with 232 new deaths, the largest number in one day. Statewide, there are 44,416 positive cases and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During Tuesday’s daily Wayne coronavirus update, Mayor Chris Vergano warned against an email phishing scam designed to capture important personal information from computers.  “There's a new Coronavirus themed phishing attack going through email,” said Vergano. The scam email lets ...

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TRENTON, NJ — While New Jersey is starting to see the curve begin to flatten when it comes to the coronavirus spread, Gov. Phil Murphy urged all to continue to be diligent in following his stay at home orders and social distancing. “While we are not anywhere close to being out of the woods yet,” ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. "We urge people to take extra care during this period.

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill announced this that her husband has tested positive for COVID-19.  She has also announced that she has the symptoms of the virus and has scheduled a test.  The full statement from her office is below: ------ Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie ...

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