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NJ Coronavirus Updates / Vaccine In Works In NJ? / Zoey’s Battle

Check out the top news that made headlines this week across the Patch network in New Jersey: NJ Worshipers Urged To Honor Holy Week At Home Amid Coronavirus Gov. Phil Murphy is urging worship at home, with no gatherings; Palm Sunday, Passover, Easter and Ramadan all fall within the coming days. This article originally appeared […]

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NJ gives local governments power to limit short-term rentals

Updated 4:55 pm CDT, Sunday, April 5, 2020 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New powers for New Jersey’s local and county governments to restrict short-term rentals are taking effect Sunday night, part of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the number of cases in the state passed 37,000 and the number of deaths exceeded […]

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Retired Newark teacher wanted to help in wake of coronavirus. Now she’s teaching a Facebook Live art class.

Cynthia Caldwell said she felt the urgency to do something. It wasn’t enough to just help out her four children and 16 grandchildren aged 19 to 3, many now shut-in because of the coronavirus emergency in the state. She was first in line nearly three weeks ago in Cherry Hill to pick up Chromebooks laptops […]

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NJ police forces get $6M from federal government to battle coronavirus

Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT ‘You cannot worry about the politics during a disaster … put your people first’: Christie Chris Christie and Rahm Emanuel discuss the coronavirus pandemic on “This Week.” ABC News Mike Leavitt on convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 Former HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt joins Jon Scott to discuss convalescent […]

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Archdiocese of Newark Will Livestream Holy Week Liturgies

NEWARK, NJ – Catholics around the world will begin the observance of Holy Week, which begins with Palm (Passion) Sunday, April 5, followed by the Sacred Triduum on Holy Thursday, April 9; Good Friday, April 10; Holy Saturday, April 11; and Easter Sunday, April 12. Holy Week liturgies in the Archdiocese of Newark will continue to be […]

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NJ Transit bus, light rail and ferry schedules will see tweaks this week

It’s been four and a half weeks since New Jersey’s first coronavirus case, but the situation continues to evolve — and transit is no exception. Train and bus operators, conductors and others are still showing up to work day in and day out to keep these systems running. Meanwhile, their ranks are seeing more people […]

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Facebook ‘sick prank’ falsely reported New Jersey police officer has died from the coronavirus

“It is despicable that someone would put a false story out about the death of police officer from COVID-19,” Harkins said. “This deadly virus has claimed the lives of fellow police officers in Newark, New York City, Chicago, Detroit, along with 846 people in New Jersey … The threat to our Gloucester Township Police Officers […]

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Anti-Trump protesters lay ‘body bags’ outside one of his New Jersey golf clubs; Philly cases top 3,000

In Pennsylvania, undocumented migrants awaiting hearings are confined in Clinton, Pike, York and Berks Counties, the latter one of the nation’s three centers for families. Immigration advocates and attorneys argue that detention centers are ripe for outbreaks, and that the people confined there — few of whom have been convicted of criminal offenses — must […]

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Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead; Philly cases top 3,000; ‘sick prank’ falsely reports a New Jersey officer’s death on Facebook

“It is despicable that someone would put a false story out about the death of police officer from COVID-19,” Harkins said. “This deadly virus has claimed the lives of fellow police officers in Newark, New York City, Chicago, Detroit, along with 846 people in New Jersey … The threat to our Gloucester Township Police Officers […]

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