Senator Declan O’Scanlon
Senator Declan O’Scanlon is introducing legislation that will give prosecutors the discretion to charge individuals suspected of domestic violence the a higher degree crime than the underlying offense if committed during a State of Emergency.
“Unfortunately, with everyone being asked to stay home, we can anticipate an increase in domestic violence situations. There is a special place in hell for anyone who would cause harm to another while being asked to hunker down for the greater good,” said O’Scanlon. “This bill provides that an act of domestic violence or child endangerment committed by a person during a state of emergency may, at the discretion of the prosecutor, be charged one degree higher than the underlying offense.”
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Posted: March 19th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Domestic Violence, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, State of Emergency | Comments Off on O’Scanlon Legislation Would Increase Penalties For Domestic Violence During A State Of Emergency
Middletown Mayor Tony Perry
MIDDLETOWN, NJ –At Monday’s Middletown Township Committee meeting, Mayor Tony Perry declared a State of Local Disaster Emergency within Middletown to help mitigate the evolving COVID-19 health situation.
“The health and safety of this community is our top priority,” said Mayor Perry. “It is crucial that we find ways to encourage fellow citizens to practice social distancing to help contain the spread of this disease. We are implementing these measures because it is imperative that our residents understand the gravity of the situation.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 17th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, Mayor Tony Perry, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Press Release, State of Emergency | Comments Off on Mayor Perry Declares a State of Emergency in Middletown
The Borough of Red Bank has declared a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 virus and has order all non-essential businesses with an occupancy of 25 people or more to close their doors effective at 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, March 16, according to announcement on town’s website.
Mayor Pat Menna told MMM that the intention is not to shut down retail activity, but specifically to thwart the spread of the virus at bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms. Essential services like hospitals, doctors’ offices, grocery stores and pharmacies are exempt from the shutdown. Menna said the situation will be revisited as the week unfolds.
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Posted: March 15th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Red Bank, Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna, State of Emergency | Comments Off on Red Bank Shuts Down Bars, Restaurants, Theaters and Gyms
Posted: March 9th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, State of Emergency | Comments Off on Video: Murphy Explains COVID-19 State of Emergency
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie has just declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the blizzard due to blanket the state beginning Friday night. As ominous as it sounds, a state of emergency means more for the police, fire and other public safety officials responding to the event than it does for the average person.… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 23rd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Chris Christie, New Jersey, State of Emergency, Winter Storm Jonas | Comments Off on What a ‘state of emergency’ declaration really means
Posted: April 27th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Crime, News | Tags: Baltimore, Baltimore riots, Freddie Gray, Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland, State of Emergency | Comments Off on ‘State Of Emergency’ In Baltimore
The storm we are experiencing here in New Jersey has a name; Winter Stom Cato.
Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency this afternoon because Cato is impede transportation and travel throughout the Garden State.
“Today’s storm is expected to produce travel hazards and potentially cause power outages throughout the state,” said Governor Christie. “I’ve authorized state officials to take all necessary action to prepare, and my Administration will continue monitoring conditions throughout the remainder of the storm. With higher than normal traffic volume due to the Thanksgiving holiday, I strongly encourage all New Jerseyans to drive carefully so that they and their families arrive safely at their destinations. ”
The declaration authorizes the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate the preparation, response and recovery efforts for the storm with all county and municipal emergency operations and governmental agencies. Commuters are asked to use extreme caution while traveling across the state.
On twitter, Christie said the declaration was made as a precaution.
Posted: November 26th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Emergency Management | Tags: Chris Christie, NJ Office of Emergency Management, State of Emergency, Winter Storm Cato | Comments Off on Christie Declares Emergency