Viruses and Parasites: Will New Jersey Recover?

Joshua A. Sotomayor-Einstein

By Joshua A. Sotomayor-Einstein

America will get through the Covidviral crisis. With the suspension of many bad regulations, some of which limited the supply of lifesaving medical supplies; the might of American industry producing vital medical equipment; the truckers driving long distances with few rest stops open; the farmers and farmhands keeping their fellow Americans in quarantine fed; and food store and pharmacy employees, forgoing the safety of their homes in heavily hit urban areas high in Covid cases, stocking the stores so that we can keep a bit of normalcy while we fight this unseen enemy; we will prevail. We will never forget and long remember the front-line troops of this war, the EMTs, doctors, and nurses working 12-plus hour shifts in environments none of us would want to.

But if we are to recover financially after we do so medically, now more than ever it is necessary for New Jersey’s economic future to reform the punitive system of public pilfering and overspending that even before the Covid epidemic kept our state’s economy from job generation and prosperity. America will recover from the onslaught of the Covidvirus, which has already taken the lives of too many as we flatten the curve, produce more lifesaving equipment, search for treatments, and heaven willing, develop a vaccine. But New Jersey will not recover economically, and its residents will not be able to rebuild financially until massive radical structural and systemic changes are implemented across the board. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Expert Insight Into The COVID-19 Real Estate Market

A must read for homeowners, buyers, sellers and tenants

By Paul Ziajski, Atlantic Real Estate Brokers

Man, what a week! I feel like I’ve spent 200 hours on research, webinars and consults. This is truly an unprecedented event. The information is so fluid. I took some time to gather my thoughts and summarize what I’ve learned. It’s a long read but I hope that someone finds a useful piece of information. Have an awesome weekend and stay safe!

– The circumstances surrounding the current market conditions are, clearly, different from those that caused the financial and housing crisis in 2008. Although many agree that the housing market will experience a correction, very few are predicting that it will be impacted as severely as it was during the Great Recession.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Rep Smith: NJ To Receive $1.7 billion for public transportation

Congressman Chris Smith at work in his Hamilton, NJ office

The State of New Jersey was awarded $1.7 billion by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to shore up its mass transit system from the economic upheaval caused of the coronavirus pandemic, Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) announced on Friday.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Congressman Smith announces emergency CARE Act funds for CD-4 towns

Congressman Chris Smith at work in his Freehold District Office.

Local governments in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey were awarded $4.5 million in federal CARE Act funds to help areas stabilize and recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced.

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NJ Goes All Out to Prepare for COVID-19 Surge That’s About to Hit

In something resembling a military operation, the state is on high alert, scrambling to add critical-care beds and ready pop-up field hospitals

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJ Spotlight

After weeks of planning and preparations, New Jersey is now ready to activate its hospital-capacity contingency plans, as facilities in the northern counties are becoming increasingly overwhelmed by a surge of patients with COVID-19.

State officials are preparing to shift patients with more limited clinical needs from existing hospitals to the new “field medical station” set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Meadowlands in order to make room for individuals who need critical care; the field station, in Secaucus, is expected to start accepting patients Monday. Newark’s University Hospital, the region’s Level 1 trauma center, will oversee the field station and transport the patients by ambulance or air, if needed.

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Posted: April 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , | No Comments »

Arnone announces support for restaurants

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone held a press conference at 10 am this morning to announce support of the restaurant industry and update the public on the COVID-19 crisis.

Arnone announced the launch of www.TakeOutInMonmouth.com, a County hosted website to promote Monmouth restaurants that are offering take out and delivery service during the course of the COVID-19 statewide shutdown.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Golden thanks MONOC partners, reports seamless transition of EMS services

At 7 a.m. this morning, Monmouth Ocean Hospital Services Corp, better known as MONOC, ceased operating as the primary provider of paramedic EMS services in Monmouth and Ocean Counties after 42 years.

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, a former MONOC paramedic, reports that the transition to the new providers of advanced life support services, Hackensack Meridian Health and Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, was seamless and that paramedic units from the hospitals have been responding with no interruptions.

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Town by Town: Monmouth County has 1,307 positive COVID-19 cases

As of April 1, 2020, 1,307 Monmouth County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley.

The breakdown by municipality is as follows:

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COVID-19 News from Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

As New Jersey continues under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus, please know that my district office remains available to serve constituents by phone and email. Included below are links to information that you may find helpful, along with important state and national news updates related to COVID-19.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, LD 13, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith helps 17 escape Peru’s quarantine

Dylan Budnick, 24, of Middletown, vacationing in Peru prior to the countrywide quarantine. Photo courtesy of the Budnick family

Seventeen Americans who were trapped in Peru after the South American country abruptly shut its borders in response to the COVID-19 crisis, have safely returned to their families in the United States, or are on their way home, thanks in large measure to the efforts of Congressman Chris Smith.

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