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Arnone Report: Support for Small Business and COVID-19 testing

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Atlantic Club COO Kevin McHugh

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving with their families! I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Speaking of the holiday season, I want to remind everyone to shop and dine local. As part of the County’s continuing effort to help small businesses, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a new Made in Monmouth interactive directory just in time for the holiday season.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Murphy doesn’t STFH

The Murphy family dined out again in Monmouth County on Wednesday night with a meal at The Butcher’s Block in Long Branch.

The Murphy’s with The Butcher’s Block owner Tom D’Ambrisi

There’s no hypocrisy involved in wearing “STAY THE FUCK HOME” hats while dining at The Butcher’s Block.

“Might not agree on everything; but we do agree on one thing…. Stay The Fuck Home!!! ” was the caption @theblocknj posted on Instagram for the photo of the Governor, First Lady, their son and owner Tom D’Ambrisi. The younger Murphy and D’Ambrisi are wearing red hats with the slogan “STAY THE FUCK HOME.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Murphy family harassed while dining outdoors

Woman interrupts NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s dinner to cuss him out. from r/PublicFreakout

NJ Governor Phil Murphy and his family were harassed while dining outdoors in Red Bank on Friday evening,

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, an outspoken critic of Murphy’s policies during the pandemic, was quick to condemn the harassment.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Murphy clamping down on indoor and outdoor gatherings

Governor Phil Murphy this morning announced that he will sign an Executive Order today reducing the amount of people who can attend indoor gatherings in New Jersey.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

Prisoner release raises concerns about their health during pandemic

High rates of COVID-19 in prisons prompted the state to let thousands out of custody

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

New Jersey released thousands of people from prisons Wednesday to try to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in corrections facilities, but questions remained about the state’s ability to support the public health needs of this vulnerable population.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Department of Corrections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

COVID-19 vaccination plan relies on public and private health providers

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First look at state proposal raises questions, such as how providers will maintain its unflagging pace over six months to protect 70% of residents

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

New Jersey will rely on a network of public and private health care providers to immunize millions of residents over the next year or so, according to a draft COVID-19 vaccine plan state officials released early this week.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on COVID-19 vaccination plan relies on public and private health providers

Smith’s historic anti-trafficking victims law marks 20th year

COVID-19 puts more children at risk of exploitation

                                                                                    By Rep. Chris Smith

            Today—October 28th—marks 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000—the comprehensive, historic law that I authored to aggressively combat sex and labor trafficking both within the United States and around the world.

The TVPA created a new, well-funded whole-of-government domestic and international strategy and established numerous new programs to Protect victims, Prosecute traffickers and to the extent possible,Prevent human trafficking in the first place.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Human Trafficking, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Smith’s historic anti-trafficking victims law marks 20th year

NJ tax collections lag amid hints of an improving economy

September numbers are down from last year as state recoils from COVID-19 shutdown

By John Reitmeyer, NJSpotlight

New Jersey tax collections continue to trail last year’s despite some continued signs of an improving economic outlook.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , | Comments Off on NJ tax collections lag amid hints of an improving economy

Christie released from the hospital

Former Governor Chris Christie announced on twitter this morning that he has completed his treatment for COVID-19 at Morristown Medical Center and has gone home.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

‘A complete shift’: Not just ventilators, doctors now use a range of COVID-19 treatments

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel R. Betancourt Jr./Released)200428-M-WU117-1661

Dramatic drop in patients on ventilation shows impact of new methods

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJSpotlight

When the first wave of coronavirus patients flooded New Jersey hospitals earlier this year, clinicians were heavily focused on ventilators. At the apex of the pandemic, one in four people hospitalized for COVID-19 needed these machines to breathe, and the state’s supplies were running short.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19 | Tags: , | Comments Off on ‘A complete shift’: Not just ventilators, doctors now use a range of COVID-19 treatments