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AC needle exchange may avoid shutdown by city

Murphy administration appears open to keeping services running despite opposition from officials in seaside community. With letters, tweets and banners flown over the Jersey Shore, advocates have been urging Gov. Phil Murphy to protect Atlantic City’s syringe-exchange program from a local government effort to end the public health service. The...
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So just what should NJ do with all that new money?

Tax windfall, federal relief bring boom in suggestions on how to spend it all. Beef up property-tax relief and pay down debt? Upgrade sewer and water infrastructure and get ready for the next rainy day? All of the above?. New Jersey is swimming in cash thanks to an unexpected state-tax...
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NJ drops in state rankings for solar production

Some say survey shows impact of pending changes in incentive programs. Across the country, a record amount of systems to produce solar energy were installed in the first quarter of this year but not in New Jersey, once a national leader in the sector. In fact, New Jersey slipped to...
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As college enrollment drops, a proposed free tuition program in New Jersey could be ‘life-changing’

Gov. Phil Murphy would allocate $50 million of taxpayer money to fund Garden State Guarantee financial aid program. New Jersey could be on the cusp of widening an initiative that would help cover the cost of attaining a post-secondary degree, a step several states and individual higher education institutions have taken in recent years to make college more affordable.
COLLEGES

NJ Spotlight News: June 15, 2021

Two new studies show increased confidence that vaccines offer protection against the concerning new Delta variant of COVID-19. Tuesday officials reported 278 new, positive cases and 11 new deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 890,485 cases in the state and 26,345 confirmed and probable deaths.
PUBLIC HEALTH

LIVE UPDATES: Tracking the coronavirus in New Jersey

This post will be updated as news about the coronavirus in New Jersey breaks. UPDATE: If you’re traveling to NJ from the following states & territories, you should self-quarantine for 14 days:. AL, AK, AR, DE, FL, GA, GU, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, MT, NE,...
PUBLIC HEALTH

NJTV News: September 14, 2020

The Murphy administration is giving the state’s school systems a vote of confidence. Monday he called their plans robust and working as expected to protect students from the coronavirus as they return to class. The endorsement comes even as at least half a dozen school districts changed their hybrid or in-person schedules due to confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students and staff. The administration says so far there are no known incidents of the virus being transmitted within a school.
EDUCATION

Persichilli: NJ could have stopped COVID-19 sooner with Trump info

Assemblyman John Burzichelli launched a political attack against the president during online budget hearings for the New Jersey Department of Health, pointing to Bob Woodward’s new book that reported President Donald Trump knew on Feb. 7 that COVID-19 was highly virulent and spread through the air. Democrats asked New Jersey...
POTUS

Amazon to hire 6,900 workers in New Jersey as online shopping booms

COVID-19 has created demand for more workers at Amazon as the pandemic changes shopping habits. The online retailer says it will hire more than 100,000 workers in the United States and Canada, including 6,900 in New Jersey. The jobs available are in fulfillment, shipping, security, human resources and information technology. All new workers in New Jersey will receive a $250 sign-on bonus.
ECONOMY

NJTV News: September 14, 2020

The Murphy administration is giving the state’s school systems a vote of confidence. Monday he called their plans robust and working as expected to protect students from the coronavirus as they return to class. The endorsement comes even as at least half a dozen school districts changed their hybrid or in-person schedules due to confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students and staff. The administration says so far there are no known incidents of the virus being transmitted within a school.
EDUCATION

Rowan University’s plan to track and contain COVID-19 cases

It’s back to school but not back to normal for students at Rowan University. “This is our student center patio. Normally, on a daily basis this would be lined with students, particularly in the middle of classes, but now we’ve translated it into our campus dining area,” said Kevin Koett, vice president of student life and dean of students at Rowan University. “We have about 4,000 students on campus, 4,088 to be exact, living on campus right now. That’s about a little over 50% of our population, so we were very intentional to de-densify our housing population.”
COLLEGES

Persichilli: NJ could have stopped COVID-19 sooner with Trump info

Assemblyman John Burzichelli launched a political attack against the president during online budget hearings for the New Jersey Department of Health, pointing to Bob Woodward’s new book that reported President Donald Trump knew on Feb. 7 that COVID-19 was highly virulent and spread through the air. Democrats asked New Jersey...
POTUS

Undocumented immigrants rally for pandemic relief

Over the past six months, Edison Hernandez and his wife both lost their jobs like many New Jerseyans. The father of two says they were living off their savings to pay for rent, electricity, and food, but that money quickly ran out. “We’re very sad about the situation,” he said...
ADVOCACY
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NJ Sen. Michael Doherty doubles down on systemic racism comments

On Sept. 11, one of the most solemn of days, in the politically and culturally-charged environment of the moment, state Sen. Michael Doherty issued a fiery defense of law enforcement and a harsh rebuke to those who would defund police or believe in the existence of systemic racism. “These demands...

Amazon to hire 6,900 workers in New Jersey as online shopping booms

COVID-19 has created demand for more workers at Amazon as the pandemic changes shopping habits. The online retailer says it will hire more than 100,000 workers in the United States and Canada, including 6,900 in New Jersey. The jobs available are in fulfillment, shipping, security, human resources and information technology. All new workers in New Jersey will receive a $250 sign-on bonus.
ECONOMY

NJTV News: September 11, 2020

It’s the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The coronavirus is changing how we honor heroes from that day, but it hasn’t changed the deep sense of pride in the years following. Gov. Phil Murphy reported another 518 positive COVID-19 tests Friday. The statewide cumulative total is 195,888. Nine...
POLITICS

Preventing COVID-19 spread a bigger challenge as schools reopen

A number of districts including Little Silver, Chatham, and the Middlesex County Vocational Technical School have cancelled in-person classes. The Elizabeth Public School system and Summit are reporting positive tests in their schools. Colleges are facing the same battle. The Murphy administration says they’re closely monitoring the situation. According to...
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