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February 1, 2022  

New Law Extends Protection to LGBTQ+ Community

The state took a crucial step forward for the LGBTQ+ community last week when the governor signed legislation that codified marriage equality laws with gender-neutral language, officials have announced.

January 24, 2022

New Program Will Provide $325M in Assistance for Struggling Homeowners

The Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance Program (ERMA), administered by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) will provide up to $35,000 in assistance to cover mortgage arrearages, delinquent property taxes, and other housing cost delinquencies for eligible homeowners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 21, 2022  

NJ expungement bill championed by Middletown woman becomes law

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that expands the offenses eligible for expungement for drug court graduates. The measure, which passed the state legislature with strong bipartisan support, creates a path to expungement for recovering addicts who had been convicted of nonviolent, nonsexual child endangerment.

January 19, 2022  

NJ Requires Shot for Health Care Workers, Ending Test Option

 New Jersey will require health care workers and employees in nursing homes and prisons to get be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, dropping an option to either get the shot or be tested, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday.