New $184 Million Silvestri Tower Opens at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital
DIRECT CONNECT PROJECT BELLMAWR: I-295 and Route 42 Exit closures overnight this week

NJ NEWS COMMONS: COVID BOOSTER SHOTS ARE ON THE WAY TO NJ

 

The NJ Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli says as many as 1.1 million New Jersey residents could soon be eligible to receive a third shot of the Pfizer vaccine starting next week.The CDC still has to officially approve a distribution plan, and proposals to administer booster shots for Moderna or Johnson & Johnson are still under review. Those who have not completed the first round of shots are urged to complete their initial dosage or begin the process if they haven’t yet started. (NJ Spotlight News)

BUDGET DECISION DASHES GREEN-CARD HOPES

Thousands of foreign-born professionals waiting for permanent residency in New Jersey had their hopes dashed this week after the Senate Parliamentarian rejected the Democratic party's plans to reform the green-card system. The plan would have conferred permanent residency to millions of immigrants living in the country legally and illegally, but Elizabeth MacDonough ruled that the provisions exceeded the permissible scope of a budget bill. (NorthJersey.com)

PANDEMIC HAS CREATED YOUNGER ONLINE LEARNERS

A new report from a Hoboken-based research and education company has found that the pandemic has cultivated a new, younger cohort of online learners. The report indicates that a third of the current and prospective online students had not considered learning entirely online prior to the pandemic. The report labeled these students "post-pandemic online learners." (ROI-NJ)

CHILDCARE WORKERS MUST GET A COVID VACCINE

Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that all child care workers in New Jersey will be required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 by November 1 or face weekly testing.The order covers all employees of child care facilities, and mirrors the ones currently in place for teachers, healthcare workers, and state employees. (NJ.com)
 

😷 Coronavirus—

  • Hundreds of NJ students test positive for COVID-19; schools switch to virtual learning (NJ Spotlight News)
  • N.J. reports 1,392 COVID cases, 8 confirmed deaths. Schools report hundreds of staff, student cases to start year. (NJ.com)
 

☝️ Lastly—

  • Firms look to bring power ashore from offshore wind farms (NJ Spotlight)
  • NJ unemployment: Who is eligible for special jobless benefits after Ida? (NorthJersey.com)
  • Essex municipal judge suspended one month for sexist comments in domestic violence case (NorthJersey.com)
  • Tree removal woes: Cherry Hill Planning Board kicks back Cooper Health's plan for parking expansion. (70and73)
  • 4 charged after investigators raid illegal marijuana dispensary, authorities say (NJ.com)
  • Evesham Police Department's highest-ranking female officer sues for gender discrimination. (70and73)
PLUS — not everything is terrible:
  • How swimmers in landlocked Berlin Township next year will be able to 'catch a wave.' (70and73)
  • New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries (NJ Flavor)
  • Parade: Hundreds of students honor Hispanic Heritage Month (NJ.com)
  • Choosing music: Fans come out in pandemic for 10th annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival (Morristown Green)
  • Dionne Warwick will make appearance at Montclair Film Festival (NJ Arts)
  • Linda Eder rewards the faithful at MPAC season opener (Morristown Green)

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