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Author Archives: Daniel J. Munoz

Murphy seeks $235M in new COVID relief for businesses (access required)

Gov. Phil Murphy approves legislation to create $15 million arts and culture COVID-19 relief program on April 8, 2021, in Long Branch.

Under the proposal, the NJEDA would allocate $120 million for microbusinesses, $20 million for bars and restaurants, $10 million for child care facilities, $25 million for new businesses and start-ups, $10 million for the “Sustain and Serve” program which pays restaurants to prepare meals for residents in need, and $50 million in other business grants.

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We’re open! NJ loosens restrictions (access required)

Diners enjoy outdoor seating at South House on the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza in Jersey City on June 9, 2019.

A number of immediate steps are going into effect May 7, ahead of the much broader reopenings which take effect on May 19. Gov. Phil Murphy states the current pace of the state’s vaccination efforts, and the downward trend in the virus, all justify these reopening measures.

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