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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 »

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 »

Christie to keynote 2021 carwash convention

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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 »

Earthquake Shakes NJ

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake occurred near Freehold, NJ at about 2 am on September 9, 2020, according to USGS.

The event is considered minor. Property damage and injuries are not expected.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Murphy overturns NJ Turnpike Authority’s American Flag Ban

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

WHO THE HECK IS RIK MEHTA?

By Randy Bergmann

Labor Day marked the unofficial end of the COVID summer as well as the unofficial start in earnest of the political campaign season.

The period between Labor Day and Election Day is when voters begin paying more attention to who’s running for which office and trying to catch up on the issues.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Patriots condemn NJ Turnpike Authority’s removal of American flags from overpasses

Photo courtesy of PBA local 344

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso today condemned the NJ Turnpike Authority’s removal of American flags from overpasses and moved forward with legislation that would unequivocally allow the flag to be flown.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Queens Man Arrested For Pot Possession in Middletown Police Department’s Parking Lot

photo via pixy.org

Arturo Munoz, 25, of Elmhurst, NY was arrested for possession of marijuana in the Middletown Police Department parking lot on Saturday.

Munoz apparently didn’t get the memo that de Blasio doesn’t run Middletown. After parking next to a police vehicle Munoz told Patrolman Daniel Flannigan, who noted the strong odor of raw unburnt marijuana, that the drug was in his vehicle.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, Middletown, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Thousands Gather On Barnegat Bay To Support Law Enforcement, Vets and Trump

Photo via Ocean County Scanner News

Thousands gathered in support of Law Enforcement Officers, U.S. Military Veterans and President Donald J. Trump on Saturday in a boat parade on Barnegat Bay. The flotilla is estimated to have drawn 2,000-2,500 boats carrying 2-10 people each and thousands of spectators along the shoreline and on bridges that span the bay.

The organizers of the event, Chris and Mary Kate Molla of Manhawken, Stafford Township Councilman George Williams and the members of the Jersey Shore Boaters, LEO Support and Vets for Trump facebook group were aiming to set a world record for boat parades.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, Chris Smith, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »