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Murphy and Bon Jovi Dine Outdoors in Red Bank

Photo by John Ward, RedBankGreen.com

Governor Phil Murphy, Jon Bon Jovi, their wives, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Dorothea Bongiovi, along with their sons, dined outdoors at B2 Bistro and Bar in Red Bank on Wednesday evening, RedBankGreen’s John Ward reports.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Jon Bon Jovi, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

N.J. to require 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from states where coronavirus cases are spiking

Travelers coming to New Jersey from states where coronavirus cases are spiking must quarantine for 14 days, according to a new travel advisory announced by Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday.

The announcement was made along with the governors of New York and Connecticut, which all agreed to the restriction. The travel advisory takes effect at midnight Wednesday.

“We’ve been clobbered by this virus. No region in this country has paid a bigger price,” Murphy said during a joint appearance by the governors. “This is a smart thing to do he said. We have taken our people, these three states, to hell and b… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 24th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Murphy’s Beach Chair Moment And Christie’s Rise From The Ashes

By Art Gallagher

Last week while Governor Phil Murphy was violating his own Executive Orders and keeping his knee on the neck of New Jersey’s small businesses, former Governor Chris Christie took two significant steps in his political comeback.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, COVID-19, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Court Order Takes Out Asbury Park Indoor Dining

Superior Court Judge Robert Lougy Ordered the City of Asbury Park not to implement their resolution allowing indoor dining in City restaurants effective Monday, June 15. Judge Lougy’s Order was requested by Governor Phil Murphy who had filed a lawsuit against the City earlier on Friday.

Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn posted an announcement of the Order on facebook and asked restaurants to comply.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Court Order Takes Out Asbury Park Indoor Dining

O’Scanlon: Local Governments ‘Defying’ Murphy have Higher Obligation to Residents

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) said today that local governments have a right and obligation not to turn on the residents they are sworn to serve, at the behest of a higher level of government.

Speaking about Asbury Park’s resolution passed on Wednesday allowing the City’s restaurants to open for indoor dining on June 15, in defiance of Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 152, O’Scanlon said:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Murphy to make “major announcement” at 10:15 a.m.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will make a major announcement this morning at 10:15 at the War Memorial building in Trenton, according to a media alert from his office at 5:18 a.m. this morning.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Murphy to announce outdoor dining will be allowed starting June 15

Masked legislators, restaurateurs and supporters gathered in Sea Bright on May 29 to plead with Governor Murphy to allow them limited reopening on June 5.

Governor Phil Murphy will announce today that he will allow outdoor dining at New Jersey restaurants starting on Monday, June 15, MMM has learned.

The NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association has pleaded with Murphy to open restaurants on June 5. Murphy’s action will cost these small businesses and their employees 10 days of business, including two traditionally busy late spring weekends.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Economy, Jersey Shore, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Murphy to announce outdoor dining will be allowed starting June 15

Murphy will not reopen NJ restaurants by June 5

Ray Cosgrove, owner of Bahrs Landing in Highlands, center, at Woody’s in Sea Bright for the NJRHA press conference on Friday, May 29. Photo by Art Gallagher

UPDATE 06/01/20. MMM has learned that Murphy will announce a June 15 reopening date for restaurants this afternoon.

Governor Phil Murphy will not allow the State’s restaurants to open for outdoor dining on June 5, as requested by the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, MMM has learned.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Jersey Shore, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Murphy Cuts School Funding by $336 Million

Governor Phil Murphy announced school funding cuts in the amounts of $336 million due to the pandemic related revenue shortfall, northjersey.com reports.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Education, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon’s Framework For Health, Liberty and Prosperity in a COVID-19 Impacted New Jersey

Senator Declan O’Scanlon followed his call for insurrection by moon gazing with a serious framework for New Jersey to contain COVID-19 while unleashing our economic engines.

Sen Declan O’Scanlon and Governor Phil Murphy discuss the micro management of sports betting at Monmouth Park, January 2019

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Under the leadership of Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey residents have responded remarkably well given the unprecedented and deadly invisible enemy we have faced.  We have flattened the curve and reversed the trends of COVID-19. We have changed our behavior, likely forever.  I credit the Governor with making some tough calls and sympathize with the difficulty of challenges he’s faced, and will face going forward.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Economy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »