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Get Covered NJ

Now is the time to choose a health plan. Shop now and find out if you qualify for financial help. Open Enrollment runs through Jan 31, 2021. GetCoveredNJ is the only place that you can apply for financial help to lower the cost of your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs…
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Winter Storm Prep Begins

Today is the calm before the storm and you should prepare for what's to come tomorrow. A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for portions of northern New Jersey and southeast Pennsylvania. A High Wind Watch is now in effect for the coastal strip of New Jersey and Delaware.Starting…
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NJ Issues Lantern Fly Alert

This is the time of the year when the female adult Spotted Lanternfly starts to lay egg masses. Locating and destroying egg masses, as well as destroying adult Spotted Lanternflies, can help prevent the spread of this invasive pest. For instructions on how to scrape and destroy egg masses, you…
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NJ Budget Impacts School Aid

The $335 million spending increase for schools that was originally proposed during the Gov. Murphy's budget address in February has been scrapped, the governor said Tuesday during his budget address at SHI Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway. The formula funding is part of Murphy’s $32.4 billion budget for the…
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Travel to NJ Restricted

As of 7/28/20, travelers from 36 states and two territories who are arriving in New Jersey are asked to self-quarantine and/or get a COVID-19 test. The list includes frequently visited states like Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. People arriving in New Jersey from a state with a COVID-19 positive test rate higher than 10 infected people per 100,000 residents, or a state with a 10-percent-or-higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average, are…
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Chaos Forces DMV Extensions

On Thursday Gov. Murphy announced additional steps to take pressure off the overburdened Motor Vehicle Commission, once again extending deadlines and expiration dates. Since MVC offices reopened Tuesday, the locations have become more crowded and chaotic, with fights breaking out and people camping overnight on line. Criticism of the MVC…
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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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