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Smith asks BPU to step up oversight of JCP&L

Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) wrote to Board of Public Utilities (BPU) President Joseph Fiordalsio on Monday asking that the agency step-up its oversight of the beleaguered electric utility in the wake of its horrible communications and failure to restore power to its customers in a reasonable time frame following Tropical Storm Isiasis. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, JCP&L, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Hornik calls for JCPL to provide a generator for every customer, incur fines of $500K per day during power outages or lose their franchise

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Hornik sent a scathing four page letter to Board of Public Utilities (BPU) President Joseph Fiordalsio today wherein he blasted JCP&L’s response to Tropical Storm Isiasis and demanded that the State hold the public utility accountable.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Back the Blue Gear Sales Support Police K-9s and Explorers

Back the Blue gear modeled by Jack, Luke and Willis Kratz outside Middletown Town Hall

The Kratz family of Middletown, Kimberly, Willis and their sons Jack and Luke are expressing their support of local law enforcement by raising funds through the sale of Back The Blue gear.

$5 from every sale of a Back The Blue shirt, hoodie, facemask gaiter, fleece jogger or backpack goes to support the Middletown Police Department’s K-9 Unit or the Police Explorers.

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Fine Print: NJ’s New Details on Reopening Schools

New guidelines on mandatory face masks, with 10 exceptions

BY JOHN MOONEY , NJSpotlight

Title: “School Reopening Frequently Asked Questions”

Author: New Jersey Department of Education

When: Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

What it is: The Murphy administration on Friday released the latest guidance for the reopening of schools in the form of an FAQ (“frequently asked questions”). The guidelines include the latest rules on the mandatory use of face masks, conditions around social distancing in the classroom, and a range of other issues involved with opening schools.

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Howell Police Break Up 300 person party

The Howell Police Department announced on Sunday evening that they are breaking up a “pop-up” party on Wilson Drive in the Ramtown section of the Township.

Police from Wall, Brick, Jackson, Freehold, Monmouth and Ocean County Sheriffs and the State Police have been called for assistance.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Howell, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Murphy Pays Boston Consultant $23.5M for Coronavirus Work Rutgers Already Doing

BY LILO H. STAINTON, NJSpotlight

New Jersey has committed to spend some $23.5 million over three months to beef up the state’s contact-tracing capacity under a deal signed last week with a Boston-based consulting group doing similar work in New York state.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Smith and VA to hold Telephone Claims Clinic

Congressman Chris Smith and the Veterans Administration are hosting Telephone Claims Clinics for military veterans, active duty personnel and their families on August 18 and 19.

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Golden reelected Monmouth GOP Chair, Says NJ GOP Chairman is Impudent and Ineffective

Shaun Golden

Shaun Golden, the Monmouth County Sheriff, was reelected Chairman of the Monmouth GOP on Tuesday evening during a convention of the County Committee conducted via Zoom. He was unopposed for his fourth two year term as Chairman.

Golden had harsh words for NJ Republican Chairman Doug Steinhardt during his remarks to the County Committee.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

U.S. Judge Esther Salas’s statement regarding the shooting at her home which took her son’s life

Posted: August 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , | No Comments »

Patients fled primary care during COVID-19

WASHINGTON — If Dr. Erica Swegler, a solo primary care doctor in Austin, Texas, hadn’t gotten her bank to delay payments on one of the loans she had taken out to open her practice five years ago, she said, “I would have been out of business in April.”

Likewise, she’s sure she would have had to close if she hadn’t also received a $36,000 federal Payment Protection Program coronavirus loan to carry her over a couple of months while her patients stayed away in droves. Ditto if Medicare and Medicaid hadn’t relaxed rules to allow for compensation and better reimbursement rates for telehealth visits … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Health Care | Tags: , | 1 Comment »