Author: Matt Rooney

Save Jersey’s Founder and Blogger-in-Chief, MATT ROONEY is a nationally-noted and respected New Jersey political commentator. When he's not on-line, radio or television advocating for conservative reform and challenging N.J. power-brokers, Matt is a practicing attorney at the law firm of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights (Camden County).

Carole Baskin of Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ donated to Cory Booker

By Matt Rooney _ If you’re stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Save Jerseyans, you’ve probably watched (or planned to watch) Netflix’s surprise hit one-off series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” I’ll keep the spoilers to a minimum. Read More

Single-use plastic bags are back! Let’s hope they stick around. | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ They say necessity is the mother of invention, Save Jerseyans. In this case, necessity is also capable of resurrecting an old invention from its grave: single-use plastic bags.  Hallelujah. There was never a good reason to Read More

Someone tell Murphy: Homeland Security classifies gun stores, ranges as essential

By Matt Rooney _ Governor Phil Murphy dug his heels in this week, telling legal gun owners “it is what it is” concerning his order shuttering New Jersey’s gun stores and ranges. It may not surprise you to know that Read More

So far, the N.J. death rate for COVID-19 positive residents is 1.2%

By Matt Rooney _ We’re beginning to get more (early) data concerning the toll COVID-19 is exacting on New Jersey. Governor Murphy & Co. finally coughed up some hospitalization info on Friday afternoon. We need more, of course (like beds Read More

Early COVID-19 hospitalization rate information for N.J. is finally released

By Matt Rooney _ So we finally got (indirectly) an early New Jersey COVID-19 hospitalization rate from the Murphy Administration, Save Jerseyans. It only took two weeks of asking! Governor Murphy’s team provided the following stats at today’s daily pandemic Read More

Cuomo breaks with Murphy, suddenly unsure if total shutdown was “the best public health strategy”

By Matt Rooney _ Well, well, well. We told you so, Save Jerseyans! Governor Andrew Cuomo – whose state is the ground zero of the United States’s COVID-19 outbreak – publicly second-guessed his total shutdown of New York State on Read More

Congressman Chris Smith finds 41.3 million medical-grade gloves

FREEHOLD, N.J. – Gloves are a precious resource for medical staff in COVID-19 hot spots. On Thursday, Rep. Chris Smith (R, NJ-04) scored a major logistics victory for the nationwide pandemic effort, announcing that he secured 41.3 million medical-grade gloves Read More