Many New Jerseyans in today’s COVID-19 world will have to observe Mother’s Day Sunday without their mother – and not just because of social distancing requirements. Coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on elderly moms (and dads).
The state’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities for the elderly have accounted for more than half of New Jersey’s 9,116 coronavirus fatalities. Additionally, through Saturday, 26,031 COVID-19 cases have been reported at 515 long-term care facilities across the state, making it impossible for many thousands of Jerseyans to give thanks to their mothers in person.
Seoul (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance since speculation about his health began last month, cutting the ribbon at the opening of a fertilizer factory, KCNA reported Saturday.
Kim “attended the ceremony” on Friday and “all the participants broke into thunderous cheers of ‘hurrah!'” when he appeared, the Korean Central News Agency said.
He also inspected the facility and was “briefed about the production processes,” the report said.Kim “said with deep emotion” that his grandfather Kim Il Sung and father Kim Jong Il “would be greatly pleased if they heard… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 1st, 2020 | Author:Art Gallagher | Filed under:News | Tags:North Korea | Comments Off on NKorea’s Kim makes first appearance in nearly three weeks: KCNA
Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has put nearly $1 billion in planned spending in reserve in response to ongoing concerns that the coronavirus outbreak could take a huge chunk of revenue out of the state budget.
Among the fiscal year 2020 appropriations that have been sidelined by the administration’s spending freeze is $142 million that was supposed to cover the next installment of the state’s popular Homestead property-tax relief benefits, which was due to be paid out to thousands of New Jersey residents to help offset their sky-high property-tax bills in May.
The Monmouth County Health Department reports that there are 207 positive cases of COVID-19 in the County, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley announced this evening.
“As we see these numbers climb, while anticipated, it reminds us why social distancing is so important,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “It is critical for everyone to practice social distancing so that we can slow the spread.”
Photo of PNC Arts Center courtesy of Assemblywomen Serena DiMaso
The much anticipated COVID-19 testing site at the PNC Arts Center is opening today, Monday, March 23 at 8 a.m. The Arts Center is located a mile 116 on the Garden State Parkway.
The center will be open seven days per week until daily supplies last, Governor Phil Murphy announced. Gates will open at 8 a.m. Individuals will not be permitted to line up along the Garden State Parkway. The PNC commuter parking lot will be closed. Read the rest of this entry »
Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley
Monmouth County has 156 positive cases of COVID-19 as of March 22, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley announced. The leaders also announced the closure of the County golf courses, as order by Governor Phil Murphy.