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                                                                                      COMMUNITY UPDATE


                                                                               You Can Get into NJ                 used to access the parks. At the park,
                                                                               State Parks for free.               a resident must present the confirma-
                                                                                                                   tion, identification — either a drivers’
                                                                               More Than 100K People               license or other government-issued ID
                                                                               Already Got Passes                  — and their vaccination card.
                                                                                                                      The DEP data does not show
                                                                                 By Rob Jennings, NJ Advance       whether any of those getting free pass-
                                                                               Media for NJ.com, June 23, 2021     es were induced to get vaccinated due
                                                                                 This story is being republished under a   to the perk.
                                                                               special NJ News Commons content-sharing   Other incentives in Operation
                                                                               agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.   Jersey Summer include free beer, free
                                                                               Link to story: nj.com/news/2021/06/you-  wine at nine vineyards and a chance to
                                                                               can-get-into-nj-state-parks-for-free-more-  win dinner with Gov. Phil Murphy and
                                                                               than-100k-people-already-got-passes.html
                                                                                 More than 100,000 New Jersey resi-  his wife.
                                                                               dents have obtained free seasonal passes
                                                                               to state parks via the “vax and visit”   N.J.’s Carli Lloyd Makes
                                                                               program, which is aimed at encouraging   U.S. Soccer Team for
                                                                               additional vaccinations against COVID-
                                                                               19.                                 her 4th Olympics
                                                                                 The free passes through year’s end   By Associated Press, Anne M.
                                                                               are among the incentives included in   PetersonJune 23, 2021
                                                                               “Operation Jersey Summer,” among the   This story is being republished under a
                                                                               state’s strategies in continuing to reduce   special NJ News Commons content-shar-  who was 37 when she played at the 2012
                                                                               the spread of the coronavirus.      ing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.  London Games.
                                                                                 As of Wednesday, 104,253 free passes   Link to FULL story: whyy.org/articles/n-j-s-
                                                                               had been distributed, according to state   carli-lloyd-makes-u-s-soccer-team-for-her-  Legislation to Provide
                                                                               figures.                            4th-olympics/                     $235 Million in Small
                                                                                 Ordinarily, a seasonal state park pass—  Carli Lloyd is headed to her fourth
                                                                               good for all passengers within a single   Olympics after all.         Business Relief
                                                                               vehicle, or for an individual entering on   The 38-year-old Lloyd had vowed   Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed six
                                                                               foot — costs $50, though residents 62 and   after the 2019 World Cup that she would  bills—A5704, A5705, A5706, A5707, A5708,
           MENTAL HEALTH                                                       older and those with disabilities already   push to make the team for Tokyo before   and A5709—that provide additional aid to
                                                                               were eligible for free passes to the parks.  stepping away from the sport. But then   small businesses that continue to suffer
             URGENT CARE                                                         While many of New Jersey’s 51 state   the games were pushed back a year   from the economic effects of the pandemic.
                                                                               parks and forest facilities always are   because of the coronavirus, and Lloyd   Together, the bill package provides $235
                                                                               free to access, about a third charge an   needed surgery on her knee.  million to small businesses throughout the
            Get the help you need when you                                     entrance fee—either via seasonal passes   So making the 18-player roster was   state, allowing the New Jersey Economic
           need it! Mental Health Urgent Care                                  or daily tickets.                   by no means a slam dunk for Lloyd, who   Development Authority (NJEDA) to fulfill
          provides adults immediate access to                                    The following parks, according to the   scored three goals in the opening 16   all eligible applications submitted dur-
          services in a welcoming environment.                                 DEP, all have entrance fees: Allaire State   minutes of the 2015 World Cup final in   ing Phase IV of the EDA’s Small Business
                                                                               Park, Atsion Recreation Area, Bass River   Canada.                    Emergency Grant Program.
                                                                               State Forest, Batsto Village, Belleplain   Vlatko Andonovski announced his   “Throughout the past year, we have
                                                                               State Forest, Cheesequake State Park,   Olympic squad on Wednesday. Tobin   focused our relief efforts on supporting
              Get Help Today!                                                  High Point State Park, Hopatcong State   Heath joins Lloyd in heading to her   New Jersey’s small businesses so they can
                                                                               Park, Island Beach State Park, Parvin   fourth Olympics.              emerge from the pandemic stronger than
                                                                               State Park, Ringwood State Park, Round   At the 2008 Beijing Games, Lloyd   before,” said Murphy. “This additional
                                                                               Valley Recreation Area, Spruce Run   scored in overtime for a 1-0 victory   funding will help us add to the more than
                                                                               Recreation Area, Stokes State Forest,   against Brazil in the final. Four years   60,000 small businesses that have received
                                                                               Swartswood State Park, Washington   later, she scored both goals in the gold-  aid to date.”
                                                                               Crossing State Park and Wawayanda   medal match against Japan at Wembley   “As we head into the summer, it’s
                                                                               State Park.                         Stadium, becoming the only player to   encouraging to see more people out and
                                                                                 Any resident who has received at least   score winning goals in consecutive   about, but recovery from the severe eco-
                                                                               one COVID-19 vaccination shot by July   Olympic finals.               nomic impact of the pandemic won’t hap-
                                                                               4 is eligible to apply online and will be   Lloyd, who will turn 39 before the   pen overnight,” said NJEDA CEO Tim
                                                                               given a confirmation email which is then   Tokyo Games, is the oldest national team  Sullivan. “It’s clear that businesses are still
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