New bill would allow N.J. drivers to show proof of vehicle registration on their smartphones

New bill would allow N.J. drivers to show proof of vehicle registration on their smartphones

A New Jersey Assembly committee voted Monday to support a bill that would allow drivers to confirm that their vehicles are registered with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) by displaying their registrations on smartphones or tablets instead of having to produce paper registrations. The Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee on Monday approved…

Member of N.J. governor’s family tests positive for COVID-19
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Member of N.J. governor’s family tests positive for COVID-19

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy canceled his live COVID-19 briefing and all of his other in-person events on Wednesday because a member of his family has tested positive for the coronavirus. “A member of the governor’s family recently tested positive for COVID-19. Per guidance from public health officials, the contact tracing process has begun to…

Zwicker kicks off campaign for 16th District Senate seat
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Zwicker kicks off campaign for 16th District Senate seat

Democrat Andrew Zwicker announced officially on Wednesday that he will run for the State Senate in the 16th Legislative District. Zwicker, a physicist and science educator, has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2016. The 16th Legislative Districts includes Princeton, South Brunswick, and portions of Hunterdon and Somerset counties. Sen. Kip Bateman, a…

The march that wasn’t: Empty streets and a quiet Sunday at the State House in Trenton

The march that wasn’t: Empty streets and a quiet Sunday at the State House in Trenton

A lone woman walked down West State Street in Trenton Sunday afternoon, carrying a table and pulling a cart, hoping to sell some Trump tchotchkes, but she had no customers. A man headed down the street a bit later displaying a sign that said “Go Home”, but there were no Trump supporters to antagonize. More…

N.J. activates National Guard troops in preparation for possible pro-Trump march in Trenton

N.J. activates National Guard troops in preparation for possible pro-Trump march in Trenton

A convoy of National Guard vehicles rolled into Trenton on Saturday evening as the state braces for a possible pro-Trump march on Sunday. All was quiet in the capital city as of 7:30 p.m. About 100 National Guard troops will act as security around the State House in Trenton. Some city streets around the State…

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, a former New Jersey Air National Guardsman, dies from injuries sustained during riot

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, a former New Jersey Air National Guardsman, dies from injuries sustained during riot

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, a South River native who served in the New Jersey Air National Guard at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, died Thursday from injuries he sustained during the pro-Trump riot. Sicknick was a graduate of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools. Before joining the Capitol Police, he was a National Guard Fire…

N.J. sees uptick in new unemployment claims after Christmas
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N.J. sees uptick in new unemployment claims after Christmas

The New Jersey Department of Labor saw a post-holiday increase in unemployment claims last week that was driven by seasonal workers. Officials also received word from the U.S. Department of Labor that there would be no lapse in COVID-related federal benefits available through the new stimulus bill signed the day after pandemic programs expired. New weekly unemployment claims for the week ending…