A white male who appeared to be in his 70’s collapsed while waiting on line outside of the Eatontown MVC facility, according to Little Silver Councilman AJ McNally, who was also on the line which started forming before 5:30 this morning.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 21st, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Eatontown, Monmouth County News, Motor Vehicle Commission, New Jersey | Tags: AJ McNally, Eatontown MVC, Man collapses at MVC, Motor Vehicle Commission, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
Some lawmakers and state-funded organizations worry what will happen when that money is gone
For six months the coronavirus pandemic has loomed large over New Jersey, taking an enormous toll on the state’s public health and economy, and affecting nearly every aspect of daily life.
But you won’t find it by name in Gov. Phil Murphy’s $32.4 billion budget proposal.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 21st, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy | Tags: CARES Act, COVID-19, COVID-19 funding, New Jersey, NJ State Budget | No Comments »
New Jersey’s State Postal Workers union, and its local affiliate, issued their endorsement of Congressman Chris Smith for reelection on Friday. Smith represents the 4th Congressional District of New Jersey which includes most of Monmouth County and parts of Mercer and Ocean Counties.
“New Jersey’s postal workers are proud to endorse our friend, the hardworking Congressman Chris Smith for re-election,” NJ State Postal Workers Union President and Trenton Metro Area Local President Bill Lewis said. “For many years—especially this year with the COVID-19 crisis—Rep. Smith has been a consistent champion for postal workers, advocating for a safer and better work environment. Chris has been tenacious, fighting for PPE for our postal workers, supporting essential emergency relief and maintaining operational equipment so that our men and women on the frontlines can continue to serve our customers safely and effectively,” Lewis added.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 20th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith | Tags: 2020 congressional elections, CD-4, Congressman Chris Smith, New Jersey, Postal Wokers Union, Postal Workers | 1 Comment »
Senator Dubs Murphy’s 25% standard as a “Timidity Tax”
Senator Declan O’Scanlon today called upon Governor Phil Murphy to raise the limit at which New Jersey restaurants can operate indoors from 25% of their capacity to 66%.
The Monmouth County Republican noted that we’re approaching the first colder weather weekend of the season and that there has been no spike in COVID-19 cases or Rt since the Governor allowed indoor dining at 25% over the Labor Day weekend.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 16th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Indoor dining, New Jersey, NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association, Outdoor dining, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | No Comments »
Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation yesterday that allows the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission to use drivers license photos for twelve years, extended from the previous eight year limit, and limits certain appointment times at MVC locations to senior citizens and persons with certain medical conditions. The Governor also signed a bill which temporarily extends deadlines to register vehicles and obtain driver’s licenses for new State residents during the COVID-19 public health emergency.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 11th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: MVC, New Jersey | No Comments »
Senator Declan O’Scanlon today challenged New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to stand on line to register at vehicle at MVC.
Murphy has for weeks been sitting on legislation passed by the Senate and the Assembly that would ease the congestion and the long, unhealthy lines at MVC facilities.
O’Scanlon and his district partner, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, believe that Murphy would immediately sign the legislation if he appreciated the suffering that he and MVC Commissioner Sue Fulton are putting New Jersey drivers through.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 10th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, NJ MVC, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Sue Fulton | 3 Comments »
A 3.1 magnitude earthquake occurred near Freehold, NJ at about 2 am on September 9, 2020, according to USGS.
The event is considered minor. Property damage and injuries are not expected.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 9th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Earthquake, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 8th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: american flag, New Jersey, NJ Turnpike Authority | 2 Comments »
I thank the Governor for making the right call on this – and doing it emphatically. We will seek to move our legislation forward to ensure this policy is enshrined in law.— Declan O'Scanlon (@declanoscanlon) September 8, 2020
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By Randy Bergmann
Labor Day marked the unofficial end of the COVID summer as well as the unofficial start in earnest of the political campaign season.
The period between Labor Day and Election Day is when voters begin paying more attention to who’s running for which office and trying to catch up on the issues.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 8th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: 2020 elections, New Jersey, Opinion, Randy Bergmann | 1 Comment »