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Middletown North Valedictorian Expresses Contradictory Views Of Her Educational Experience

Jada Tulloch, the 2020 valedictorian of Middletown High School North, said she “had a great experience in Middletown public schools” and that she “wouldn’t have it any other way” in an interview with Sophia Huber Brock of Sophia Directs published on May 24.


Jada Tulloch, the 2020 valedictorian of Middletown High School North, caused quite a stir in the Monmouth County, NJ community this week with an angry and inflammatory video posted on Instagram alleging racial discrimination throughout her education.
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Murphy to make “major announcement” at 10:15 a.m.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will make a major announcement this morning at 10:15 at the War Memorial building in Trenton, according to a media alert from his office at 5:18 a.m. this morning.

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Measure Allowing State to Borrow Billions Clears Assembly; GOP Threatens Legal Challenge

Lawmakers vote along party lines to permit at least $5 billion in new debt to deal with economic fallout of pandemic

BY JOHN REITMEYER, NJSpotlight

Legislation that would give Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration the authority to borrow billions of dollars to help offset projected revenue losses brought on by the ongoing pandemic cleared the Assembly Thursday in a party-line vote.

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Murphy’s Department of Health ignored COVID-19 outbreak at Middletown nursing home

May 2020 was a deadly month at the Care One at King James long term care facility in Middletown.

On May 1 there were no positive cases of COVID-19 reported at the facility. By June 1, there was 90 positive cases reported among the facility’s 100 residents and 44 of the 154 staff members tested positive. 17 residents died, according to documents obtained by MMM.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Violence in Asbury Park after peaceful protest

Several protesters were arrested and a police officer was injured during a melee in Asbury Park Monday at the end of a protest prompted by the police killing of George Floyd a week ago in Minnesota.

The protest had been peaceful for four hours after the 5 p.m. start, with officers from multiple departments at times kneeling with the demonstrators in support.

Tensions arose when police, at around 9:30 p.m., began attempting to disperse the remaining 200 or so protesters, in keeping with an 8 p.m. curfew announced earlier in the day by Asbury Park officials.Several protesters were arrested an a po… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Scathing letter from health department insiders says N.J.’s pandemic failures led to ‘preventable deaths’

New Jersey’s response to the pandemic inside nursing homes was “an unmitigated failure” that led to “preventable deaths,” a group of anonymous health department employees charged in a letter to lawmakers Monday. Moreover, the administration “is making things up as they proceed” in order to reopen the economy, the writers also allege.

The letter, sent to Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, and Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr., R-Union and obtained by NJ Advance Media, also calls for the resignation of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and an investigation into other top admin… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon and DiMaso bash Murphy’s slow reopening of restaurants and other small business

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Senator Declan O’Scanlon standing with restaurateurs in Sea Bright, May 29, 2020. Photo by Art Gallagher

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso have blasted Governor Phil Murphy’s slow reopening of the New Jersey restaurant industry, calling the governor’s rules a “slow death” for the small businesses.

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Asbury Park imposes an 8PM curfew following tonight’s protest

Asbury Park Mayor John Moor and Emergency Management Coordinator Garrett Giberson, Jr have proclaimed a State of Emergency in the City and imposed a curfew from 8 pm tonight until 5 am tomorrow morning, in the hopes of preventing the looting and rioting that has occurred elsewhere in the country following peaceful protests of the murder of George Floyd.

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Scharfenberger and Arnone call for real guidance from Trenton to reopen NJ small businesses

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger and Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone issued the following statement:

When the State of New Jersey ordered our business community to shut down for a two-week quarantine period, we agreed that it was in the best interest to do so for the safety and well being of our residents, business owners and their employees. Now, ten weeks later, our small businesses remain shut down without any guidance from Trenton as to when they can reopen their doors, bring back employees and attempt to move forward in the wake of a significant loss of revenue.

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Murphy to announce outdoor dining will be allowed starting June 15

Masked legislators, restaurateurs and supporters gathered in Sea Bright on May 29 to plead with Governor Murphy to allow them limited reopening on June 5.

Governor Phil Murphy will announce today that he will allow outdoor dining at New Jersey restaurants starting on Monday, June 15, MMM has learned.

The NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association has pleaded with Murphy to open restaurants on June 5. Murphy’s action will cost these small businesses and their employees 10 days of business, including two traditionally busy late spring weekends.

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