Tag Archives: New Jersey

NJ To Prosecute NY Young Republicans Club For Secret Gala, Orders Venue Closed Down For COVID Violations

New Jersey’s WXKY radio reports: New York Young Republicans who hoped to keep the location of their annual fundraiser a secret have been outed by Jersey City’s chief prosecutor, who said he will bring charges for violating Gov. Phil Murphy’s coronavirus executive orders. Mid-day Friday, city officials said the restaurant holding the event has been shut down as well. Jersey …

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NJ School Official Who Called LGBTQ History Lessons “Disgusting” Resigns After Zooming Herself On Toilet

The Hackensack Daily Voice reports: A Hackensack School Board member who made national headlines by opposing a LGBTQ curriculum has resigned after an embarrassing incident during a Zoom meeting. Frances Cogelja didn’t realize she’d left her laptop camera on when she took it with her while going to the bathroom during the public comments section of a board meeting Monday …

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Cultists Hurl F-Bombs At NJ Gov And Family [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and his family were accosted by hecklers who spotted him over the weekend while they were eating dinner at a restaurant. A video of the encounter went viral on Sunday, and it shows Murphy being harassed by at least two people while he was eating with his wife and children. “Oh my …

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NJ Gov Orders Bars And Restaurants To Close By 10PM

Gothamist reports: Governor Phil Murphy is requiring indoor bars and restaurants in New Jersey to close by 10 p.m., one of several restrictions that he announced today to address a spike in COVID-19 cases. “There is more than anecdotal evidence that as the night wears on, probably for reasons that are obvious, people let their hair down,” Murphy said, while …

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New Jersey Voters Approve Legal Weed Initiative

Insider New Jersey reports: New Jersey voters have approved a constitutional ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and over and establish a framework for marijuana regulation in the Garden State. New Jersey becomes the 12th state to enact a legalization law. “This is a great day for New Jersey. After years of political inaction, voters have definitively approved …

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Trump Loses Court Battle Against NJ Mail-In Ballots

Bloomberg News reports: A federal judge late on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit from President Trump’s re-election campaign to block New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) plan to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters as a safety precaution during the pandemic. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp wrote that the plaintiffs claims that unsolicited mail-in ballots would lead to rampant illegal …

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Legal Weed On Ballot In Four States: AZ, MT, NJ, SD

Roll Call reports: Marijuana legalization advocates, afraid that efforts to win ballot initiatives would go up in smoke given the challenges of a pandemic, are fired up about chances in five states this fall. The difficulty of safely getting signatures in person helped doom marijuana legalization efforts in some states, like Idaho and Missouri. But voters will decide next month …

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Christie Still Hospitalized, Doctors Mum On Condition

The New Jersey Advance reports: As former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spends his seventh day in a hospital being treated for COVID-19, current Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday his predecessor is “the quintessential Jersey fighter.” Christie’s exact condition remains unknown and it’s still unclear what course of treatment he’s receiving. The 58-year-old hasn’t tweeted since Saturday, and doctors, family, …

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Contact Tracing Underway At Trump’s NJ Golf Resort

The New York Times reports: Officials with the health department in Somerset County, where the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J., is located, said Friday that they have asked the club for a list of staff members and attendees at Thursday’s Republican fund-raiser for President Trump. The afternoon event took place after Hope Hicks, an adviser to Mr. Trump, …

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NJ Gov: Movies, Indoor Dining Can Resume On Friday

NBC New York reports: New Jersey restaurants can resume indoor dining statewide starting this Friday and movies can reopen, just in time for Labor Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged that will translate to a “competitive disadvantage” for the five boroughs, where dine-in and movie theaters are still closed. But he’s not …

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Trump Campaign Sues NJ To Block Voting By Mail

The Hill reports: The Trump campaign on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy (D) after he announced that every voter in the state would receive a mail-in ballot, in addition to being allowed to vote in-person, as a safety precaution during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit, obtained by Reuters, was filed in the U.S. District …

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NJ Gov: All Registered Voters Will Get Mail-In Ballots

The Washington Post reports: New Jersey will conduct its general election mostly by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic, sending ballots to active registered voters while also providing the option to vote in person, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced Friday. The state piloted a hybrid voting model during its July 7 primary, Murphy said during an interview with CNN and …

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NJ Gym Owners Claim They Were Closed In A Secret Plot To Make Sure There’s A Spike In COVID In The Fall

“I have no idea what the stats they’re looking at, but I sincerely think that they are actually looking to make sure they can mandate a peak and a spike in COVID cases in the fall so they can shut everything down again. That is my honest belief. “That if they open up gyms they know that everybody’s going to …

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NJ Town Revokes Business License Of Defiant Gym

NewJersey.com reports: A borough council in Camden County voted Tuesday to rescind the business license of a gym that has repeatedly defied a state order to close its doors under coronavirus restrictions. The Bellmawr council voted 5 to 1 to rescind the mercantile license of Atilis Gym after an hour-long hearing that featured comments from the gym owners’ attorney, the …

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NJ Gym Owners Defy Gov, Kick Open Doors [VIDEO]

The Cherry Hill Courier Post reports: A gym that was closed by the state reopened with a bang Saturday morning. The defiant owners of Atilis Gym kicked in plywood panels that had sealed the entrance to their Browning Road business since Monday, drawing cheers from a group of flag-waving supporters. “What really upsets me is it had to come to …

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Woman Suffers Broken Leg In NJ Mask Dispute [VIDEO]

NorthJersey.com reports: A liver transplant recipient suffered a fractured left tibia after she was thrown to the ground on Wednesday by a woman at Staples after asking her to put her face mask on, police said. Police are searching for the suspect who assaulted 54-year-old Margot Kagan at the Hackensack Avenue Staples, said Capt. Darren DeWitt. Kagan was using one …

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NJ Gym Owners Arrested After Defying Lockdown

The New York Post reports: Two New Jersey gyms owners who have repeatedly reopened in defiance of the state’s coronavirus lockdown have been arrested, police said Monday. Atilis Gym owners in Bellmawr— Ian Smith, 33, of Delanco Township, and Frank Trumbetti, 51, of Williamstown — were charged with contempt and violation of a disaster control act, according to the Camden …

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Court Rules NJ Gov Has Authority To Close Defiant Gym

The New York Post reports: New Jersey can flex its muscle over a gym that has repeatedly defied the state’s coronavirus orders, a judge ruled Friday. Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has the authority to close the business, the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, after it openly flouted the governor’s executive order that they remain shuttered during the pandemic. Ian Smith, one …

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20 Teens Infected At NJ Party, Parents Fight Tracers

Fox New York reports: Health officials in New Jersey are investigating a cluster of coronavirus cases connected to a house party. Roughly 20 teenagers tested positive for COVID-19 after the Middletown event that took place on July 11. The Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services says that the confirmed cases are all among teens between the ages of …

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Suspect In Killing Of Federal Judge’s Son Found Dead

NBC News reports: Authorities believe an attorney found dead in New York Monday was the shooter who killed a New Jersey federal judge’s son and wounded her husband, law enforcement sources with knowledge told NBC New York. The man’s body was found in the Sullivan County town of Rockland, near Liberty, which is in the New York Catskills. A senior …

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