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Black N.J. Residents Are Dying Of Coronavirus At High Rates. Here’s What Experts Say Will Reverse The Trend.

Black people in New Jersey are dying at alarming, disproportionate rates after contracting the coronavirus, thrusting long-term health care inequalities front and center in the crisis.

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Murphy To Sign Bill For July 15 Tax Filing, Moody’s Downgrades NJ’s Rating Outlook

Governor joins seven-state group to plan coordinated resumption of normal activities across Northeast, cautions that ‘an economic recovery only occurs on the back of a health-care recovery’

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Singleton, Greenstein, Oroho Bill To Help People Paying Off A Mortgage Or Rent Clears Senate

Trenton – Legislation to allow the Governor to permit mortgage forbearances and reduced rents for those who have sustained a substantial loss of income during a state of emergency or public health emergency, cleared the Senate today. The bill is sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton, Senator Linda Greenstein and Senator Steve Oroho.

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Bordentown City, Mount Holly Work To Save Business Districts Amid Outbreak Closures

With the coronavirus pandemic hurting small businesses, two Burlington County towns are trying their best to save their main streets. County officials are also instituting a loan program to help any businesses that might slip through the cracks.

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Sweeney Backs Bill Expanding Workers Comp For Coronavirus To All Essential Workers

Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he will introduce a bill Monday making it easier for essential workers who contract the coronavirus to qualify for workers’ compensation.

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Coronavirus Exacts Greater Toll On Communities Of Color

Medical experts argue long-standing, long-known health problems like diabetes, asthma and lack of access to doctors in black and Hispanic communities increase susceptibility to COVID-19

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Pressure On Food Banks And Pantries As Demand Surges With Rising Jobless Ranks

Food distributors hit by reduced donations, higher prices and fewer volunteers

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N.J. Lawmakers Want Tax Credits And Tax Deferrals To Help Small Businesses Survive

New Jersey’s small businesses could receive $1,000 in tax credits per employee and be allowed to delay tax payments to the state under bills before the state Senate on Monday that seek relief for businesses crippled by the coronavirus crisis.

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N.J. Projects Peak Of 86K To 509K Coronavirus Cases. Strict Social Distancing Needed For Best Case, Murphy Says.

Gov. Phil Murphy insisted Monday that New Jersey residents need to continue to strictly adhere to his orders to stay home and practice social distancing to combat the coronavirus outbreak, but he said officials are beginning to see some encouraging news as he offered projection charts for the peak in coronavirus cases for the first time.

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Retired N.J. Public Workers Can Return To Help Coronavirus Fight Without Pension Implications, Murphy Says

Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday that will allow public employees to return to work in New Jersey to help fight the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the state without any implications related to pensions.

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