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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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Menna discharged from Riverview Medical Center

Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna

Red Bank Mayor Pasqual “Pat” Menna said he was discharged from Riverview Medical Center at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, in a facebook post made at about 10 p.m.

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Murphy: Jersey Girls still do not pump gas!

Governor Phil Murphy tweeted this afternoon that New Jersey currently has no plans to allow self-service gas stations.

“Please DO NOT pump your own gas,” the governor said.

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Report: Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna hospitalized

UPDATE: Menna says he’s not in ICU, does not have COVID-19 symptoms.

Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna

Red Bank Mayor Pasqual “Pat” Menna has been hospitalized at Riverview Medical Center, according a report at Tapinto/RedBank.

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House Unanimously Passes $2 trillion economic stimulus

The House of Representatives unanimously passed the $ 2 trillion CARES Act this afternoon in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Congressman Chris Smith spoke of the House floor prior to the vote. His remarks are printed and can be viewed below.

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Congressman Smith secures 41 million medical gloves held by Customs

Medical-grade gloves before release by Customs and Border Protection. photo courtesy of Ansell

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) became aware on Monday that 41.3 million medical-grade gloves owned by Iselin based Ansell had been held by
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since last September.

Twenty-four hours later, after dozens of phone calls from Rep. Smith to numerous federal officials, CBP released the gloves which are now being distributed to medical professionals and first responders throughout the United States.

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O’Scanlon: Computer repairs shops can open

Senator Declan O’Scanlon said that the Governor’s Office told him that computer repair shops are considered essential and that they are allowed to open in the current COVID-19 shutdown.

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LD13 Legislators to Murphy: Guns, Cars and Computers are essential

Assembly Members Gerry Scharfenberger, Serena DiMaso and Senator Declan O’Scanlon

District 13 legislators, Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assembly Members Serena DiMaso and Gerry Scharfenberger want Governor Murphy to amend the types of businesses allowed to operate during the COVID-19 shutdown to include gun dealers, car dealers and computer repair shops.

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Hanlon outlines changes in election procedures

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon outlined changes to the procedures for upcoming elections and candidate deadlines at a press conference on Wednesday morning in Freehold.

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Monmouth officials announce drop off site for needed medical supplies, ask for nurses to volunteer

Monmouth County officials addressed a critical need for personal protective equipment at a press conference in Freehold this morning.

Given the shortage of desperately needed supplies, officials are asking the private sector to donate supplies they might have available.

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