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Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold In NJ

Check your tickets. The $124 million ($100.8 million cash) winning Mega Millions ticket for the July 24 drawing was sold in New Jersey, according to lottery officials.

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Murphy’s Borrowing: Will the NJ Supreme Court Ignore The Constitution (Again)?

Harold V. Kane

By Harold V. Kane

In 2002 the citizens of New Jersey were preparing to choose a US Senator for a six year term in the November election. The candidates were selected, via the primary system, to be Democrat incumbent Robert Torricelli and Republican Douglas Forrester. As the election wound toward November the Democrats found that they had several ethics issues with Mr. Torricelli and his reelection was far from assured. Mr. Torricelli, following President Truman’s dictum “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen”, proceeded to, on September 30 withdraw his candidacy. The Republicans began their victory dance as Mr. Forrester was now unopposed and the Democrats would be prevented from replacing Mr. Torricelli because of the time constraints of the New Jersey Constitution.

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AFL-CIO Endorses Chris Smith for reelection

Congressman Chris Smith chats with members of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 9 after receiving the endorsement of the NJ Building and Trades Council

Risking the wrath of the hate group known as District 4 Coalition for Change, the AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of labor unions, endorsed Republican Congressman Chris Smith for reelection in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District.

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New Jersey Has Spent Only a Fraction of $2.4B Federal COVID-19 Aid, Legislative Sources Say

Governor Phil Murphy

It’s difficult to follow the money, but evidence is that Murphy administration has used less than 3% of state’s allotment

BY COLLEEN O’DEA, NJSpotlight

While Gov. Phil Murphy complained Wednesday about the latest federal stimulus proposal from Senate Republicans and its lack of funding for states, New Jersey has spent less than 3% of the almost $2.4 billion it has received from the federal government to cover general needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Murphy to announce commercial rent relief program in Long Branch

Gov Phil Murphy

Governor Phil Murphy will be in Long Branch on Thursday to announce a rent relief program for New Jersey businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

The program will be funded by federal CARES Act funds, MMM has learned.

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Looks like Trump is returning to N.J. this weekend

President Donald Trump is preparing to visit his Bedminster golf club for the first time in more than a month.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction for the airspace around his golf club from Friday to Sunday.

Those announcements accurately have forecast Trump’s getaways to Bedminster since he became president, but he has cancelled two visits at the last minute.

It will be Trump’s second trip to Bedminister this year. His first was during the weekend of June 12-14, where he hosted a fundraiser for his re-election campaign and dined with Gov. Phil Murphy. Follow… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Donald Trump, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Christie criticizes Murphy for not doing enough for N.J. small businesses as he raises $800K in donations for his nonprofit

Former Gov. Chris Christie has raised close to $800,000 in committed funding for a nonprofit he started with his wife that gives $3,000 forgivable loans to small businesses struggling to remain open amid the coronavirus outbreak, the couple said Tuesday.

Christie and former First Lady Mary Pat Christie say they’ve received more than 3,000 applications from small businesses since they launched the nonprofit last month. The group, the New Jersey 30-Day Fund, has approved funding for 120 businesses from the more than 3,000 they’ve received, they said.

At the same time, the former governor accused G… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 21st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Business, Chris Christie, COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Firefighters Union Endorses Rep Chris Smith for Reelection

The New Jersey Professional Firefighters Association (PFANJ) endorsed Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ4) for reelection today, the congressman’s campaign announced.

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It’s official: No fans at Giants, Jets and Rutgers football games because of coronavirus

The Giants and Jets will play their 2020 home games at MetLife Stadium without fans, NJ Advance Media has learned, after Gov. Murphy told the teams that his statewide limit of 500 people at outdoor gatherings would apply to the local NFL teams.

Rutgers also will limit its crowd to below 500 spectators if a college football season takes place this fall, the university is set to announce, promising that “all safety precautions will be in place for those individuals who will be in attendance.” Those spectators are expected to be limited to the immediate family of players and coaches.The decisions,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Anti-feminist lawyer believed to be Salas shooter killed himself

Roy Den Hollander

Roy Den Hollander, a self described “anti-feminist lawyer” is the suspect in the shooting at U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas’s North Brunswick home on Sunday night.

Hollander’s body was found in Sullivan County, NY on Monday with an apparent self-inflicted gun wound, according to media reports.

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