COVID-19

Court declares churches’ battle against 2020 pandemic restrictions moot — again

BY: - November 30, 2022

The majority declared the challenge of pandemic restrictions on religious gatherings "moot" since most restrictions ended over two years ago.

Gov. Murphy announces long-awaited review of state’s COVID-19 response

BY: - November 28, 2022

Philadelphia-based firm Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads will lead the review and release a report in late 2023.

White House asks Congress for billions in Ukraine, COVID-19 funding during lame duck

BY: - November 15, 2022

The Biden administration asked Congress for billions more in funding this year to address COVID-19 and the ongoing war in Ukraine.

New and final deadline for applicants to New Jersey’s immigrant worker fund

BY: - October 26, 2022

Applicants to the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund now have until Nov. 30 to submit necessary paperwork to the state.

Labor union’s lawsuit alleges ‘disparate’ treatment of state workers because of race, gender

BY: - October 26, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy has refused to address the "disparate treatment" of AFSCME workers and the state's corrections officers, the lawsuit says.

Test scores show big post-COVID drop. What plans do lawmakers have to help?

BY: - October 26, 2022

New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bevy of bills intended to study and mitigate the effects the pandemic had on students' education.

Millions of workers are dealing with long COVID. Advocates call for expanding social safety net

BY: - October 22, 2022

The unemployment of so many Americans with long COVID, a lack of a social safety net for many of them, and a labor market turning in favor of employers could collide to create wider economic problems.

FDA, CDC greenlight updated COVID-19 booster for kids 5 to 11

BY: - October 12, 2022

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the booster approval is “a critical step in our fight against COVID-19.”

About 5% of N.J. residents have updated COVID boosters, state says

BY: - October 6, 2022

Experts say COVID fatigue and poor public messaging are reasons why so few people have signed up to get their newest boosters.

Annual count finds N.J. homelessness inching up, with racial disparities persisting

BY: - October 5, 2022

In the annual Point in Time count of N.J.'s homeless population, advocates counted 8,754 unhoused people, with Black people overrepresented.

New law aims to improve water, utility affordability in requiring public reporting

BY: - September 20, 2022

N.J. utilities must now report affordability metrics for water and other utilities, a move advocates say is key to better target assistance.

New Jersey is a work-from-home leader in U.S., census data shows

BY: - September 19, 2022

New census figures show New Jersey has a greater share of people working from home than almost every other state.