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SOME LAWMAKERS SAYING NEW JERSEY IS NOT READY TO OPEN SCHOOLS

Some New Jersey lawmakers are now publicly questioning Governor Phil Murphy’s insistence that students attend schools this fall.  Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt is from Murphy’s own party and a member of the Assembly Education Committee.  Lampitt says quote “it is becoming more and more apparent that schools throughout our state are not sufficiently prepared to safety …

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MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION PUTS FORMS ONLINE PRIOR TO VISIT

Here’s a bright idea:  Put some forms online that can be filled out prior to visiting a busy office.  The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced this week that it has finally placed some standard forms online so customers can fill them out instead of getting to the office and receiving a blank form.  The …

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MURPHY RIPS PRESIDENT OVER NEW UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is ripping President Trump over the new federal unemployment program.  Murphy said on social media that the President has offered no guidance on how to administer the program, or the extra $400 benefit.  And, Murphy says, the President knows most states, including New Jersey, are broke and have no idea …

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NEW JERSEY REPORTS ONLY FOUR CORONAVIRUS DEATHS ON MONDAY

New Jersey reported only four coronavirus deaths on Monday.  Governor Phil Murphy announced that there were 258 new cases in the State.  He is hopeful that indoor dining can resume at some point.  Murphy has called out some seashore bars by name for not following various Covid-19 guidelines.  Murphy says he will close the bars …

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TESTA CALLS FOR BETTER PREVENTION OF LOSS OF POWER FROM STORMS

State Senator Mike Testa is calling for the state to be better prepared when a major storm hits, knocking out power to thousands. Testa has written a letter to the Board of Public Utilities asking for the bolstering of resilience of the state’s electrical grid to help prevent widespread outages that occur when a major …

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TWO NEW JERSEY STATE PARKS CLOSE MONDAY

Two state parks are now closed for good.  State officials announced that Fort Mott State Park in Salem County and another park in Hunterdon County will be closed until further notice.  All passive recreation at both facilities will be off limits to peo...

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STATE REPORTS FIVE NEW CORONAVIRUS DEATHS SUNDAY

New Jersey reported only five new coronavirus deaths on Sunday.  The state also received some positive news at the rate of transmission number dropped for the seventh consecutive day.  New Jersey has had fewer than 15 deaths per day now for over a week...

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NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SMALL BUILDING RENTERS

New Jersey has established a new program that provides up to $25 million in funding for landlords who rent units in small buildings.  Governor Murphy launched the new program on Friday and it requires landlords to forgive rent and penalties if they acc...

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