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Ciattarelli wins December

Jack Ciattarelli, Republican candidate for Governor

By Art Gallagher

The race for the Republican nomination for Governor of New Jersey kicked off in December with dueling videos, social media posts, press releases and endorsements announced by the campaigns for Jack Ciatarelli and Doug Steinhardt.

Ciattarelli won the month and is a superior position going into the pre-nominating conventions, pre-primary season of January, February and March.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 1st, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Ciattarelli wins December

Eatontown recount results in same winners

In the recount of the Eatontown municipal election which took place at the Monmouth County Board of Elections office in Freehold on Monday, the numbers changed slightly but the winners of two council seats remain unchanged from original results.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Eatontown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Eatontown recount results in same winners

REPORT: The Murphy Administration wanted mask wearers penalized at COVID-ravaged N.J. veterans homes

By Save Jersey Staff

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s veterans homes have been among the hardest hit places in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we have more insight into the reasons behind the severity of the outbreaks, and it doesn’t reflect well on the Murphy Administration. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

O’Scanlon: Tragic failure In Long Term Care Vaccine Program Must Be Investigated

Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) issued a statement following news that New Jersey had missed a federal deadline to begin long-term care vaccinations yesterday.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Tragic failure In Long Term Care Vaccine Program Must Be Investigated

NJ serves up red tape for restaurants and hungry residents

Kim Guadagno is still cutting red tape while she is feeding thousands

photo via pixnio

By Art Gallagher

N.J. Looks to Award $2 Million to Buy Meals from Struggling Restaurants – A $2 million state program to provide $100,000 grants to organizations that purchase meals from restaurants impacted by the pandemic and distribute them at no cost to New Jersey residents has begun taking applications. Applications are due by Jan. 8. Click here for more information. (ROI-NJ) 

I got excited when I read the above headline and lede in yesterday’s NJ Chamber of Commerce’s daily Coronavirus and Economic Recovery Update.

The RAINE Foundation immediately occurred to me as an organization that could spring to action and support local businesses while feeding those struggling to put food on the table. In my mind I was thinking of other community organizations and restaurants that could participate.

My enthusiasm quickly dissipated when I clicked through to Business.NJ.Gov and read the fine print. There’s the usual hoops to jump through for government work–proving your entity is registered with the state and has no outstanding tax issues. But there’s one big obstacle that would probably knock my friends at RAINE, the Highlands Business Partnership, Middletown Helps Its Own and other non-profits from participating in the NJ Economic Development Authority’s grant program.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NJ serves up red tape for restaurants and hungry residents

O’Scanlon: Marijuana Bill Fails to Learn From Other States’ Mistakes

State Senator Declan O’Scanlon issued the following statement upon the passage of the Democrats legislation to regulate and tax marijuana sales in New Jersey:

“To be blunt, I had no choice but to vote no,” said O’Scanlon. “Over-taxation, over-regulation and over-complication. Trenton’s typical prescription to … just about every issue. This cannabis bill is a classic example. The public voted for a relatively simple policy – to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The referendum included specific, tax-limiting language, which is critical to the success of the policy.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Marijuana, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Marijuana Bill Fails to Learn From Other States’ Mistakes

NJ nursing-home residents won’t start COVID-19 vaccinations before next week

photo by Christian Emmer, emmer.com.ar

Long-term-care facilities covered by federal program scheduled to begin next week at earliest

By Lilo Stainton, NJSpotlight

Public health officials have repeatedly underscored the importance of protecting vulnerable nursing-home residents from the potentially deadly impacts of the coronavirus, given that nearly half of New Jersey’s confirmed COVID-19 fatalities involve long-term-care residents or staff.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on NJ nursing-home residents won’t start COVID-19 vaccinations before next week

The COVID-19 vaccine: How will it get here?

It’s approved and the first doses are being sent. Here’s how that will happen

By Lilo Stainton, NJSpotlight

After months of planning and development, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines is slated to arrive in New Jersey any day, providing a new level of protection for health care workers and nursing home residents most at risk for the disease.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on The COVID-19 vaccine: How will it get here?

State health officials call COVID-19 vaccine ‘safe and effective’

Once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives its approval, which is expected Thursday, hospitals could begin vaccinating staff within 24 to 72 hours, Health Department officials said

By Lilo Stainton, NJSpotlight

New Jersey health officials said they are confident that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, based on the information they have reviewed, and hope hospitals could start immunizing the most at-risk individuals within a few days of it receiving federal approval.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19 | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

COVID-19 vaccine coming as NJ plans for who gets it first

Photo by Bicanski via Pixnio

First doses on the way, but only enough for 38,000. Millions more will need the vaccine for it to be effective

By Lilo Stainton, NJSpotlight

With New Jersey slated to receive its first 76,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine any day now, public health officials are finalizing their plans for immunizing priority groups, and hospitals are preparing to store and administer the serum.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on COVID-19 vaccine coming as NJ plans for who gets it first