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CHILD CARE SERVICES, MUNICIPAL RECREATION PROGRAMS TO OPEN UNDER MURPHY PLAN

Child care services will be allowed to open in New Jersey on June 15th.  Governor Phil Murphy is signing a new executive order that will allow the child care services to begin.  The order will also permit no-contact organized, outdoor sports practices on June 22nd.  And, outdoor summer recreation programs will be allowed to begin …

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NEW JERSEY PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO GRADUATION CEREMONIES

New Jersey has provided guidance for high school graduation ceremonies that are allowable in early July.  Students, staff, and attendees must be seated six feet apart from one another, and everyone should be wearing a face covering except children unde...

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REPUBLICANS CONTINUE TO PRESS GOVERNOR FOR MORE BUSINESS OPENINGS

The reopening of the Garden State continues to be a political football.  Republican state senators have issued a letter to Governor Phil Murphy, asking for his plan and criteria to open more businesses in New Jersey.  They want clarification on milestones that need to be reached in order to reopen the private sector.  On Tuesday …

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PARKWAY, TURNPIKE TOLL INCREASE APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE

Tolls are going up on both the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.  The New Jersey Turnpike Authority voted unanimously in favor of a new toll increase for both highways.  The increase will fund $24 billion in new construction and will permanently use a cashless system to collect tolls.  On September 13th, tolls increase …

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148 NEW DEATHS TO REPORT FROM COVID-19 IN NEW JERSEY

There are 148 new deaths from coronavirus to report in New Jersey.  The Department of Health now says the total number of those deceased has risen to 11,339.  There were 970 new cases of the virus reported on Wednesday.  We now have over 156,000 cases ...

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REPORT: NEW JERSEY NEW CAR SALES FELL BY 70% LAST MONTH

New car sales in New Jersey dropped off by 70 percent last month, compared to one year ago.  NJ.com reports that the Governor’s stay at home order, combined with economic losses during the pandemic, accounted for the drop in sales.  An industry spokesman is hopeful that many cars are sold in May to help bring …

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APPROVALS COULD COME WEDNESDAY FOR LARGE TOLL HIKES ON THREE MAJOR NEW JERSEY HIGHWAYS

Wednesday could be toll hike day in New Jersey.  The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is expected to approve a plan to increase tolls on both the Parkway and Turnpike; meanwhile, the South Jersey Transportation Authority may also approve a large toll hike on the Atlantic City Expressway.  The Turnpike Authority has a $24 billion capital …

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