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Why lawmakers take another swing at changing NJ’s liquor license laws

Gov. Murphy raised the issue in his State of the State address. Two prominent lawmakers have proposed legislation

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Police beating death of Tyre Nichols spurs calls for change in N.J. ‘There’s no excuse for that cruelty.’

The latest killing of an unarmed Black man in America after being stopped by police drew outrage from New Jersey’s elected officials, residents and activists — and new calls for legislation to better train law enforcement officers and hold them accountable.

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Opinion

New Jersey’s landmark environmental justice law must do what was promised

Opinion

In September 2020, we gathered in a sunny park in Newark with a jubilant crowd to witness Gov. Phil Murphy sign a landmark environmental justice (EJ) law (A2212/S232). This law was championed by State Senator Troy Singleton and Assemblyman John McKeon and endorsed publicly by Governor Murphy even before it passed through the legislature.

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Burlington County announces winter and summer restaurant weeks

Event showcases restaurants’ menus, dishes and specialties and their importance to local communities

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Phil Murphy's plan to change liquor license rules stirs debate over 'antiquated' system

The state's longstanding liquor license laws are under new scrutiny after Gov. Phil Murphy proposed reform during his State of the State address last week. Referring to the system as “antiquated” and “confusing,” he pledged to modernize it as a way to help grow the economy.

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Timeline: Our love affair with plastic and the growing movement to address plastic waste

Searching for solutions as plastic waste mounts

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Under New Ownership: NJ Bill Would Protect Janitors, 'Service Workers'

A proposed law would provide "stability and security" for thousands of NJ workers and their families, supporters say. Critics say otherwise.

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Sen. Singleton Collecting Feminine Products to Combat "Period Poverty"

Donations will be made available to Burlington County women in need

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Restaurants say they're ready as county announces expansion of annual program

Robin’s Nest Restaurant was struggling under the weight of pandemic shutdowns. Closing for three spring months to help halt the COVID spread put a strain on the Mount Holly business, but then Burlington County Restaurant Week came along in the summer.

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Senate panel approves tax breaks for would-be homeowners

The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee unanimously approved legislation that would extend tax breaks to certain prospective homeowners on Thursday.

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