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Smith asks BPU to step up oversight of JCP&L

Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) wrote to Board of Public Utilities (BPU) President Joseph Fiordalsio on Monday asking that the agency step-up its oversight of the beleaguered electric utility in the wake of its horrible communications and failure to restore power to its customers in a reasonable time frame following Tropical Storm Isiasis. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, JCP&L, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Fine Print: NJ’s New Details on Reopening Schools

New guidelines on mandatory face masks, with 10 exceptions

BY JOHN MOONEY , NJSpotlight

Title: “School Reopening Frequently Asked Questions”

Author: New Jersey Department of Education

When: Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

What it is: The Murphy administration on Friday released the latest guidance for the reopening of schools in the form of an FAQ (“frequently asked questions”). The guidelines include the latest rules on the mandatory use of face masks, conditions around social distancing in the classroom, and a range of other issues involved with opening schools.

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Howell Police Break Up 300 person party

The Howell Police Department announced on Sunday evening that they are breaking up a “pop-up” party on Wilson Drive in the Ramtown section of the Township.

Police from Wall, Brick, Jackson, Freehold, Monmouth and Ocean County Sheriffs and the State Police have been called for assistance.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Howell, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Murphy Pays Boston Consultant $23.5M for Coronavirus Work Rutgers Already Doing

BY LILO H. STAINTON, NJSpotlight

New Jersey has committed to spend some $23.5 million over three months to beef up the state’s contact-tracing capacity under a deal signed last week with a Boston-based consulting group doing similar work in New York state.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Golden reelected Monmouth GOP Chair, Says NJ GOP Chairman is Impudent and Ineffective

Shaun Golden

Shaun Golden, the Monmouth County Sheriff, was reelected Chairman of the Monmouth GOP on Tuesday evening during a convention of the County Committee conducted via Zoom. He was unopposed for his fourth two year term as Chairman.

Golden had harsh words for NJ Republican Chairman Doug Steinhardt during his remarks to the County Committee.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

U.S. Judge Esther Salas’s statement regarding the shooting at her home which took her son’s life

Posted: August 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , | No Comments »

Hirsh: The Fat Lady Still Didn’t Singh

Hirsh Singh

Republican Hirsh Singh is continuing his battle for the nomination to challenge U.S. Senator Cory Booker in November.

Singh has filed for recounts in all 21 New Jersey counties, according to an announcement from his campaign this morning.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 8 Comments »

NJ School Reopening: What’s Next as Plans Are Made to Open Classrooms

Lawmakers, unions and activists are weighing in as schools work out details

By JOHN MOONEY , NJSpotlight

The back-and-forth continued this week over what New Jersey schools will look like in a month, with districts up against an August deadline to devise their reopening plans and others not shy about weighing in on what those plans should look like.

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Federal Judge dismisses Sanctuary State challenge

Hon Freda L. Wolfson, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Cape May and Ocean Counties challenging the Murphy Administration’s Immigration Trust Directive.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

‘Sami’s Law’ Passes Unanimously in House of Representatives

Sami

Legislation named in honor of Samantha “Sami” Josephson, a Robbinsville, NJ woman who was kidnapped and brutally murdered by a fake Uber driver in South Carolina last year, unanimously passed the House of Representatives this afternoon.

Sami was a senior at the University of South Carolina and had been accepted at Drexel Law School at the time of her murder.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »