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Attorney General Grewal Issues Additional Guidance to Prosecutors on Handling Low-Level Marijuana Possession-Related Cases

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued additional guidance to prosecutors concerning the prosecution of low-level marijuana cases, supplementing his August 29, 2018 and November 4, 2020 guidance.

Attorney General Grewal directed all New Jersey municipal, county, and state prosecutors to adjourn, until at least January 25, 2021, any juvenile or adult case solely involving the following marijuana possession-related offenses:possession of marijuana or hashish in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10(a)(3);possession of marijuana or hashish in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10(a)(4);being under… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

Murphy doesn’t STFH

The Murphy family dined out again in Monmouth County on Wednesday night with a meal at The Butcher’s Block in Long Branch.

The Murphy’s with The Butcher’s Block owner Tom D’Ambrisi

There’s no hypocrisy involved in wearing “STAY THE FUCK HOME” hats while dining at The Butcher’s Block.

“Might not agree on everything; but we do agree on one thing…. Stay The Fuck Home!!! ” was the caption @theblocknj posted on Instagram for the photo of the Governor, First Lady, their son and owner Tom D’Ambrisi. The younger Murphy and D’Ambrisi are wearing red hats with the slogan “STAY THE FUCK HOME.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Murphy family harassed while dining outdoors

Woman interrupts NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s dinner to cuss him out. from r/PublicFreakout

NJ Governor Phil Murphy and his family were harassed while dining outdoors in Red Bank on Friday evening,

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, an outspoken critic of Murphy’s policies during the pandemic, was quick to condemn the harassment.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Murphy clamping down on indoor and outdoor gatherings

Governor Phil Murphy this morning announced that he will sign an Executive Order today reducing the amount of people who can attend indoor gatherings in New Jersey.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

In major hit to NJ’s credit rating, Wall Street agency lowers state’s bond grade

S&P Global Ratings concerned about state’s ‘significant structural deficits’ as it prepares to borrow more than $4 billion

By John Reitmeyer, NJSpotlight

New Jersey’s credit rating has taken a significant hit from a major Wall Street rating agency as the state is preparing to borrow more than $4 billion to sustain the budget during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , | Comments Off on In major hit to NJ’s credit rating, Wall Street agency lowers state’s bond grade

Prisoner release raises concerns about their health during pandemic

High rates of COVID-19 in prisons prompted the state to let thousands out of custody

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

New Jersey released thousands of people from prisons Wednesday to try to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in corrections facilities, but questions remained about the state’s ability to support the public health needs of this vulnerable population.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Department of Corrections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

COVID-19 vaccination plan relies on public and private health providers

photo via pixnio

First look at state proposal raises questions, such as how providers will maintain its unflagging pace over six months to protect 70% of residents

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

New Jersey will rely on a network of public and private health care providers to immunize millions of residents over the next year or so, according to a draft COVID-19 vaccine plan state officials released early this week.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on COVID-19 vaccination plan relies on public and private health providers

Smith’s legislation would boost health and fitness industry


Rep. Smith and Kevin McHugh, CEO of the Atlantic Club in Wall Township, discuss the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the health and fitness center.

Two bills co-sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith are lifelines for the struggling health and fitness industry.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, October 23-25, 2020:

By Greg Kelly

Note: In keeping with Coronavirus concerns, all attendees should practice social distancing and wear facemasks. And confirm if the event is being held before going.

Friday, October 23:

VOTE

• Halloween Canine Parade (Eatontown) – MORE INFO

•Grace Potter at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

• The Nest at Count Basie (Red Bank) – MORE INFO

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County this Weekend, October 23-25, 2020:

Letter: Chris Smith Saved My Brother’s Life

Dan McNamara and Rep Chris Smith

As the election comes upon us, and in response to certain statements made by Congressman Chris Smith’s opponent, Stephanie Schmidt, we have been made aware that Ms. Schmidt has been campaigning on a platform comprised, at least in part, of deceptive untruths regarding the Congressman Chris Smith’s response to the Covid issue.  Contrary to Ms. Schmidt’s claims to the contrary, Congressman Smith has been a champion for those battling the Covid-19 virus; and through his intercedence saved my brother’s life. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »