Month: March 2020

COVID-19: Newark, Irvington, and the Oranges decide to bar travel between towns

NEWARK, N.J. – Can municipalities criminalize travel between towns? The mayors of Newark, East Orange, Orange, and Irvington say that’s their plan; they’ve coordinated on a “lockdown” designed to prevent residents from moving between their towns. It’s the latest example of Read More

UPDATE #2: Monmouth prosecutor, sheriff block release of 14 of 22 dangerous inmates

Updated: 12:25 p.m. 4/1/20 FREEHOLD, N.J. – 22 prisoners. One of them – a Megan’s Law violator – murdered a 16-year-old girl decades ago. Another compelled his own 7-year-old daughter to perform oral sex… on him. Two others are convicted Read More

Murphy lets more toll hike ‘hearings’ proceed with the public stuck at home

TRENTON, N.J. – Is it really a “hearing” if the public can’t attend? Governor Phil Murphy and transportation authority officials don’t care. Surging unemployment and a statewide “stay at home” order haven’t dissuaded them from forging ahead with three more Read More

Grewal moves to restrict Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine prescriptions in N.J.

Updated – 3/31/20 @ 9:05 a.m. TRENTON, N.J. – On Sunday, the FDA authorize the emergency use of the malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine which some believe could aid in the battle against COVID-19. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Read More

LISTEN: Rooney tells Giordano COVID-19 ‘brings out the worst in Murphy’

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Criminal sanctions for public assembly. Dangerous prisoners released from New Jersey jails. Indefinite closures of private businesses. Arbitrary exemptions. Many Americans are being their best selves at the moment; is COVID-19 bring out the worst in Phil Read More

The Optics Of It All: How’s Murphy Doin’? | Cirucci

By Dan Cirucci Cross-Posted from The Dan Cirucci Blog _ New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has been getting lots of face time these days. In fact, it’s hard to access any media without seeing or hearing from or reading about Murphy. Read More

Murphy reverses course, lets N.J. firearms retailers reopen (with conditions)

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Phil Murphy surprised attendees at Monday afternoon’s daily COVID-19 press conference by announcing that New Jersey’s firearms retailers can reopen. He had previously insisted that firearm retailers would remain classified as non-essential. The ardently anti-2A Democrat Read More

N.J. Assemblywoman volunteers as EMR during COVID-19 crisis

HOLMDEL, N.J. – While most mid-level elected official have thrived on cliches during the present COVID-19 pandemic, one New Jersey legislator has spent considerable time volunteering with the Holmdel First Aid Squad. “I like being able to give back to Read More