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Man collapses while waiting on line at Eatontown MVC

NJ drivers waiting on line at Eatontown MVC on the morning of September 21, 2020. Photo by AJ McNally

A white male who appeared to be in his 70’s collapsed while waiting on line outside of the Eatontown MVC facility, according to Little Silver Councilman AJ McNally, who was also on the line which started forming before 5:30 this morning.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Eatontown, Monmouth County News, Motor Vehicle Commission, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

This is how Murphy’s budget allocates $2.4 billion in federal COVID funding

Some lawmakers and state-funded organizations worry what will happen when that money is gone

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

For six months the coronavirus pandemic has loomed large over New Jersey, taking an enormous toll on the state’s public health and economy, and affecting nearly every aspect of daily life.

But you won’t find it by name in Gov. Phil Murphy’s $32.4 billion budget proposal.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Postal workers endorse Smith for reelection in CD-4

photo courtesy of Trenton Metro Area Local-American Postal Workers Union

New Jersey’s State Postal Workers union, and its local affiliate, issued their endorsement of Congressman Chris Smith for reelection on Friday. Smith represents the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey which includes most of Monmouth County and parts of Mercer and Ocean Counties.

“New Jersey’s postal workers are proud to endorse our friend, the hardworking Congressman Chris Smith for re-election,” NJ State Postal Workers Union President and Trenton Metro Area Local President Bill Lewis said. “For many years—especially this year with the COVID-19 crisis—Rep. Smith has been a consistent champion for postal workers, advocating for a safer and better work environment. Chris has been tenacious, fighting for PPE for our postal workers, supporting essential emergency relief and maintaining operational equipment so that our men and women on the frontlines can continue to serve our customers safely and effectively,” Lewis added.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Rep Chris Smith applauds the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, legislation that would make it easier for women to receive reasonable accommodations when pregnancy affects their ability to work, passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Thursday. Congressman Chris Smith voted for the bill and celebrated it passing.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: | No Comments »

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, 1933-2020

Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI (Newscom TagID: upiphotostwo627632.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

Rest in Peace

Posted: September 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | 2 Comments »

O’Scanlon calls on Murphy to allow indoor dining at 66% capacity

Senator Dubs Murphy’s 25% standard as a “Timidity Tax”

How is everything? Is there anything else I can get for you?

Senator Declan O’Scanlon today called upon Governor Phil Murphy to raise the limit at which New Jersey restaurants can operate indoors from 25% of their capacity to 66%.

The Monmouth County Republican noted that we’re approaching the first colder weather weekend of the season and that there has been no spike in COVID-19 cases or Rt since the Governor allowed indoor dining at 25% over the Labor Day weekend.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Report: Newark planning for voting machines and to distribute duplicate mail-in ballots

The City of Newark and the Essex County Board of Elections are planning a Super Polling Site at the Prudential Center where voters can cast their ballot “the regular way” on November 3. On September 22, the City and the Board of Elections will hold a voter registration drive at the PruCenter “where voters can pick up mail-in ballots if they have not received theirs in the mail,” according to a report at TapIntoNewark. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Arnone and Vicari should extend summer season until Columbus Day

Vicari photo on right courtesy of Brick.Shorebeat.com. Arnone photo via facebook

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, New Jersey’s top Italian American Freeholder Directors are supporting Jersey Shore businesses by promoting the extension of the summer season through September. Why not push it two more weeks until Columbus Day?!

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie to keynote 2021 carwash convention

file photo

We can end the speculation that former Governor Chris Christie will try to get his old job back next year.

Christie has accepted a paid gig as the keynote speaker for the Northeast Regional Carwash Convention in Atlantic City on October 4, 2021, according to Carwash.com.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

American Flags Fly Over NJ Turnpike

Almost 100 area patriots gathered in Robbinsville on September 11 in remembrance of those lost in the 2001 terrorist attack on our nation and to replace the American Flag that the NJ Turnpike Authority had recently removed from an overpass in the Township. The flag has donned that overpass and several others in the 19 years since the attack.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »