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Lawmakers try again on bill expanding outdoor dining

If signed, Senate Bill 3340 would allow restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and other food and alcohol establishments that have taken a hit during the pandemic to extend their footprint outdoors and sell food and alcohol out of spaces such as patios, sidewalks, decks, yards and parking lots.

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Holiday shopping has a different look during COVID. -FREEHOLD RACEWAY MALL

NJ experiencing post-holiday COVID spike

“We had anticipated an increase in positive tests coming out of the holidays, and it is safe to say that we are now experiencing that increase,” Gov. Phil Murphy said during a Jan. 11 COVID-19 press conference. “This is likely from indoor gatherings where neither social distancing nor wearing a facemask were adhered to.”

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