New Jersey

NJ Stage 1 Reopening Announced

Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday outlined a multi-stage reopening plan for businesses, offices and activities ordered closed to slow the coronavirus outbreak. it's intended to execute a responsible and strategic economic restart to put New Jersey on the road back to recovery from COVID-19. The state has entered “Stage 1”, which allows for relaxed restrictions on low-risk activities, like enjoying parks, beaches and lakefronts, but calls for residents to “stay at home as much as…
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State Officials Struggle with Loss of Recycling Markets

A decade ago, most towns required residents to separate their recyclables into multiple bins. But in an effort to boost recycling participation, many municipalities switched to a single-stream system, where everything is commingled in one bin, to be sorted later at recycling facilities and the public has become lazy. In…
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Resident Nominated by Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy today announced the nomination of Merchantville resident, Kevin D. Walsh, Esq., to serve as the fourth New Jersey State Comptroller. Walsh’s nomination is subject to advice and consent by the Senate and is for a six-year term. He will begin serving as Acting Comptroller on Monday, January…
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Learn the Lenape History

Learn more about the history of Lenape peoples in this region in a conversation with Nanticoke-Lenape tribal historians, including Cara Blume, whose research was the foundation for federal recognition claims by Delaware and New Jersey Lenape tribes, and the Reverend John Norwood, first principal justice of the Tribal Supreme Court.…
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DWI Ignition Locks Take Effect

Starting Sunday, December 1st, anyone convicted of DWI in the Garden State, even for a first offense of .05%, which is below the legal limit of .08., will have to install a so-called “ignition interlock device” in their car to prevent them from driving with alcohol on their breath.The law…
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Holiday Trolley Tours

Take a ride through Cape May’s Historic District to see festively decorated inns and homes as guides talk about Victorian Christmas traditions, lead sing-alongs, and play Christmas music on a Holiday Light Tour. Offered nightly from November 24th through December 31st - except Thanksgiving and Christmas - these rides will…
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The 6th District

Situated along the Delaware River, the 6th District encompasses fifteen (15) communities straddling Burlington and Camden counties: Berlin Township, Cherry Hill, Collingswood, Gibbsboro, Haddon, Haddonfield, Hi-Nella, Maple Shade, Merchantville, Oaklyn, Pennsauken, Somerdale, Stratford, Tavistock and Voorhees. This has been a solidly Democratic district, with 45% registering with the blue party…
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Town Food Blogger Wins Grand Prize

Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today recently announced the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 #FindJerseyFresh photo contest is Sarah Licata, a food blogger based in Merchantville in Camden County. The grand prize for Licata is a $500 gift card to a business that features Jersey Fresh produce. Her…
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Law Enforcement Exam

If anyone is interested in a career in public safety or law enforcement, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission is accepting applications now through August 31, 2019. The list includes: Municipal Police Officer, County Police Officer, Campus Police Officer Recruit, Police Officer Recruit Human Services, Sheriff’s Officer, County Correction Officer,…
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Inquirer Offers NJ, DE Beach Guide

The Philadelphia Inquirer provides a guide to which beaches are open, closed or under advisory, from Atlantic Highlands to Cape May based on live water quality monitoring data from New Jersey and Delaware (Here’s what that means.) You can also use this tool to save your favorite beaches, get driving…
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Increased Heat, Humidity July 14-21

The hottest week of the climatological year is upon us according tho NWS Mt. Holly. Temperatures turn warmer this week, but record highs should not be threatened. The problem is the increasing humidity, as heat index values will exceed 100 degrees several days late this week. Today will be another …
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