The latest New Jersey news and commentary on the novel coronavirus, the restrictions in place because of it, and help for people struggling.
First responders in 2 NJ towns sue for vaccine discrimination
One Maplewood police officer was told to turn in her badge and was marched out of the station, according to court filings.
Is Biden right about pandemic being over? State of COVID-19 in NJ
There's been more than 34,000 confirmed or probable deaths linked to coronavirus since COVID arrived in New Jersey in March 2020.
Largest NJ school district requiring masks for new school year
School districts in New Jersey have been able to make their own rules about masks since early March.
How much risk does vaccine pose to student-athletes?
A CDC advisement about myocarditis and pericarditis appears to be at the heart of a "more precautionary" approach to student-athlete sports physicals being taken by a practice in Lake Hopatcong.
NJ facing lawsuits from veterans home workers for COVID decisions
The suits say decisions made by the state eventually resulted in the deaths of almost 200 residents and two employees.
Group: COVID vaccine rates are 'stagnant' in NJ nursing homes
Nursing homes proved particularly vulnerable at the onset of the virus in New Jersey.
Delinquent Passaic Valley Water accounts to be shut off Monday
Those experiencing financial hardship are instructed to contact the utility's customer service department about the possibility of setting up a no-interest payment plan that would avoid disruption of service.
NJ unemployment rate down in July, COVID job losses 99% recovered
However, the preliminary figure of 3.7% is still two-tenths of a percentage point above the current national rate.