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N.J. COVID vaccine: People ‘begging’ for vaccine as officials ask them not to jump the line

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Marvin Wainwright pharmacist in charge at Boyd’s Pharmacy of Medford administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in a private room at the pharmacy. Friday, January, 8, 2021 When you go for your coronavirus vaccine in New Jersey, you will not be required to show documentation to prove you are eligible, state officials said Monday. “We are trusting the integrity of all of you to do the right thing in this regard and not `jump the line,’” said Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli at the governor’s coronavirus press briefing. “We know everyone is anxious and we’re asking for your patience as we await a […]Read more >
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With dispensaries in the pipeline, Jersey City eyes 2% tax on medical marijuana sales

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Jersey City may institute a 2% tax on medical marijuana sales. EJA Jersey City doesn’t have any cannabis dispensaries yet, but the City Council will review an ordinance this week creating a 2% tax on medicinal marijuana sales. While legislation legalizing recreational marijuana has stalled in Trenton, state law allows municipalities to levy a tax of up to 2% on medical marijuana sales. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop tweeted over the weekend that the tax revenue generated from such sales would be directed toward affordable housing efforts in the city. “Mayor Fulop has been a vocal supporter of marijuana legalization with taxes […]Read more >
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Former Seton Hall trio Myles Powell, Romaro Gill, Quincy McKnight headed to NBA G League

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Seton Hall guard Myles Powell signed with the New York Knicks as an undrafted free agent. A trio of former Seton Hall stars is headed to the NBA G League. Myles Powell, Romaro Gill and Quincy McKnight are all expected to play in the 18-team G League bubble at Orlando’s Walt Disney World beginning next month. “We worked closely with our teams, the Basketball Players Union, and public health experts to develop a structure that allows our teams to gather at a single site and safely play,” said NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim. “We are thrilled to get back to basketball and to fulfill our mission as a critical […]Read more >