Tag: coronavirus

SURVEY: Nearly half of LD40 businesses say they won’t survive the next 3 weeks

MIDLAND PARK, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips (R-40) had and idea: survey 300 North Jersey businesses (hailing from his district extending from Northern Bergen into Passaic County) to see how they’re weathering the COVID-19 outbreak. What he discovered wasn’t comforting. 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

Murphy and DOT Commissioner Wrong to Proceed with Toll Hike Hearings | Ciattarelli

By Jack Ciattarelli _ Governor Phil Murphy is at it again. This time it’s the Atlantic City Expressway and South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) toll hike hearings.  I’ve said again and again since late February – the Governor’s intentional lack of Read More

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

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

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

Murphy is failing N.J. in its war with the Wuhan virus | Sotomayor-Einstein

By Joshua Sotomayor-Einstein _ The Wuhan viral epidemic is a scary time for all Americans. It is scary in large part because of the relative lethality of the virus which is anywhere between 1-4% over all demographics, the dizzying array Read More