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Rep Smith: NJ To Receive $1.7 billion for public transportation

Congressman Chris Smith at work in his Hamilton, NJ office

The State of New Jersey was awarded $1.7 billion by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to shore up its mass transit system from the economic upheaval caused of the coronavirus pandemic, Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) announced on Friday.

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Monmouth County has 1743 positive COVID-19 cases, 43 deaths, as of April 3, 2020

Monmouth County has 1743 positive cases of COVID-19 as of April 3, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley.

The NJ Department of Health reports that there have been 43 deaths resulting from the virus in Monmouth County.

A town by town breakdown of cases is listed below:

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Congressman Smith announces emergency CARE Act funds for CD-4 towns

Congressman Chris Smith at work in his Freehold District Office.

Local governments in the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey were awarded $4.5 million in federal CARE Act funds to help areas stabilize and recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced.

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NJ Goes All Out to Prepare for COVID-19 Surge That’s About to Hit

In something resembling a military operation, the state is on high alert, scrambling to add critical-care beds and ready pop-up field hospitals

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJ Spotlight

After weeks of planning and preparations, New Jersey is now ready to activate its hospital-capacity contingency plans, as facilities in the northern counties are becoming increasingly overwhelmed by a surge of patients with COVID-19.

State officials are preparing to shift patients with more limited clinical needs from existing hospitals to the new “field medical station” set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Meadowlands in order to make room for individuals who need critical care; the field station, in Secaucus, is expected to start accepting patients Monday. Newark’s University Hospital, the region’s Level 1 trauma center, will oversee the field station and transport the patients by ambulance or air, if needed.

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NJTV Video: Stay at home order poses special problems for victims of abuse

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Town by Town: Monmouth County has 1,307 positive COVID-19 cases

As of April 1, 2020, 1,307 Monmouth County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley.

The breakdown by municipality is as follows:

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NJ COVID-19 Numbers: 22,255 cases, 355 deaths

22,255 New Jersey residents have come down with COVID-19 and 355 have succumbed to the virus, Governor Phil Murphy announced this afternoon.

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COVID-19 News from Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

As New Jersey continues under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus, please know that my district office remains available to serve constituents by phone and email. Included below are links to information that you may find helpful, along with important state and national news updates related to COVID-19.

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NJ Income Tax Filing Delayed till July 15

New Jersey is joining the federal government in extending the deadline to file and pay income taxes until July 15, according to a joint statement by Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. The State Budget Deadline has been postponed from June 30 to September 30.

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Governor Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 Briefing, April 1, 2020

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