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China’s deception on coronavirus – here’s how we hold their leadership accountable

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4)

By Congressman Chris Smith

Last December, when it became obvious China faced a deadly disease of historic dimensions, Xi Jinping and his government went into damage control mode.

We are not talking about controlling the terrible damage wrought by COVID-19 among humans, but rather the damage to China’s reputation as an emerging global leader, fearing that a carefully crafted, but bogus image would be damaged as more people around the world succumbed to COVID-19.

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Corona beer halts production in Mexico amid coronavirus pandemic

Grupo Modelo, which produces and exports several popular Mexican beer brands, including Corona, Pacifico and Modelo, will be temporarily suspending production and sales after its breweries were deemed non-essential by the Mexican government.

The company posted the announcement on Twitter, stating it is halting production and pledging its “total commitment” to slowing the spread of the coronavirus.“Grupo Modelo announces that this Sunday it will complete the process of suspending its production and marketing operations for beer,” according to their press release. The company added that the suspe… Read the rest of this entry »

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Monmouth County has 2577 positive COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths on April 6, 2020

2,577 Monmouth County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley announced.

62 County residents have succumbed to the virus, according to the NJ Department of Health.

The breakdown of cases by municipality is as follows:

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Maldjian’s attorney: “There was no corona party”

John Maldjian photo via facebook

John P. Maldjian, the Rumson man charged with reckless endangerment and other charges related to violating Governor Phil Murphy’s social distancing orders, has hired one of New Jersey’s top criminal defense attorneys to defend him against the disorderly persons charges filed by the Rumson Police.

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Schmid wins Monmouth Dems endorsement in CD-4

Stephanie Schmid

Stephanie Schmid won the Monmouth County Democrats endorsement in the upcoming primary, currently scheduled for June 2, for the nomination to challenge Congressman Chris Smith in November.

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School nurses answer the call, volunteering on the front lines as coronavirus cases surge

Marie Noonan is on the hunt.

She is a disease detective these days, conducting phone interviews with coronavirus patients to trace where they have traveled and who they have seen, starting three days before they felt sick.

The objective? Document the chains of infection and figure out where COVID-19 will strike next. “Find out who’s been exposed and did not know about it,” Noonan said. The data informs the state’s communicable disease registry, allowing public health officials to track the pandemic.

Noonan, normally a nurse at Elizabeth’s Nicholas Murray Butler School, is volunteering in the fight… Read the rest of this entry »

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Rep Smith’s Bill Would Forgive Sandy Loans and Stop Claw-backs of RREM Grants

Congressman Chris Smith and Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden prepare to survey Hurricane Sandy damage. November, 2012. Smith’s new legislation would assist citizens and towns still recovering from Sandy while also dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

Legislation introduced on Friday by Congressman Chris Smith and co-sponsored by Congressman Jeff Van Drew would provide a major assist to citizens and municipalities still recovering from Superstorm Sandy as they now deal with the COVID-19 crisis as well.

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John Maldjian Faces Charges For Rumson Corona Party

UPDATE: Maldjian’s attorney says there was no corona party and his client will plead not guilty. Read the statement here.

John P. Maldjian, photo via facebook

John P. Maldjian, 54, of 147 Black Point Road in Rumson, has been charged with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, and two separate charges related to violating the emergency orders, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe.The charges stem from the corona party Maldijian held at his home on Saturday evening, April 4.

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Monmouth County has 2,352 COVID-19 cases, 58 deaths on April 5, 2020

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County has 2,351 positive COVID-19 cases, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley.

The New Jersey Department of Health reports that 58 Monmouth County residents have succumbed to the virus.

These numbers indicate an increase of 608 cases and 15 deaths since Friday, April 3.

A town by town breakdown of the cases is as follows:

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Seastreak Offers Free Ferry Service To Medical Workers and First Responders

file photo by Art Gallagher

Seastreak is offering free ferry service between New York City and New Jersey to all medical workers and first responders fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced today.

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