Tag Archives: New Jersey

NJ Governor Seeks Refrigerated Trucks To Store Bodies

Bloomberg News reports: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said the state needs more capacity to store bodies amid increasing deaths from the new coronavirus. “Those numbers are going to continue to rise,” Murphy said at a Trenton news conference. Refrigerated trucks for the bodies will be needed ‘soon’ in New Jersey, the governor said, adding that he is talking to …

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NJ Couple Charged With Child Endangerment Over Bat Mitvah, Governor Vows To “Name And Shame” Violators

NBC Philadelphia reports: Lakewood Police and Ocean County prosecutors said Eliezer Silber, 37, and Miriam Silber, 34, held a gathering of 40 to 50 people in the yard and street in front of their home Sunday. Police dispersed the crowd and charged the Silbers with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child, one count for each of their …

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NJ Man Charged For Hosting 47-Person “Corona Party”

NBC News reports: New Jersey officials are bringing formal charges against a man for throwing a house party — an action in direct contradiction with the state’s order to practice social distancing. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said a 54-year-old man hosted nearly 50 people inside his Ewing Township apartment. Prosecutors are charging the man with two disorderly persons citations. …

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NEW JERSEY: Man Charged With Making Terror Threat For “Purposely Coughing” On Grocery Store Employee

NBC News reports: A New Jersey man was charged with harassment and making terroristic threats after allegedly purposely coughing on a Wegmans grocery store employee and saying he had coronavirus. George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, in the southern part of the state, was charged Tuesday by the New Jersey attorney general for allegedly making the threats on Sunday in a …

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New Jersey Assembly To Vote Remotely Via Phones

Politico reports: New Jersey lawmakers will make history Wednesday when members of the General Assembly will call into a conference line to cast their votes remotely on several bills related to the coronavirus pandemic. Kevin McArdle, a spokesperson for Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin [photo], said the bills will be announced over the phone and that each member will be called …

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New Jersey Next To Close Non-Essential Businesses

NewJersey.com reports: Gov. Phil Murphy vowed Friday to implement more restrictions on New Jersey residents within the next 24 hours, including shutting down nonessential businesses to help fight the coronavirus outbreak as the statewide total hit 890 and is expected to “go into the many thousands.” “It brings me no joy, but we have no choice. We will, within the …

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Entire North NJ Town Told To Self-Quarantine [VIDEO]

NorthJersey.com reports: Teaneck officials are calling for all residents to self-quarantine and only leave their residences for food and medicine as the township grapples with the most coronavirus cases in Bergen County. Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin called Teaneck “ground zero” Saturday and urged residents to self-quarantine as the number of cases surged to 18. Some 60% of Bergen County’s 31 confirmed …

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Jersey City Imposes 10PM Curfew On Nightlife [VIDEO]

New York City’s Pix 11 reports: Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announced the city is putting a curfew on bars and nightclubs in the city starting this weekend and through next week amid coronavirus concerns. The mayor made the announcement in an interview with PIX11’s Dan Mannarino just a day after announcing the cancellation of all city-sponsored and city-involved events. …

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Virus Update: CA State Of Emergency, First Case In NJ

The Sacramento Bee reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus as a cruise ship that transported at least two infected passengers sailed toward the state Wednesday. One patient who had traveled on the ship died Wednesday in Placer County, marking the first death in California connected to the viruses that has spread to dozens …

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NJ White Supremacist Terror Threat At Highest Level

NBC News New York reports: New Jersey Homeland Security officials have increased the threat level for white supremacist extremists to its highest level possible, according to a new report. The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has boosted the threat level from white supremacy groups from moderate — where it was listed in 2019 — to high for …

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NJ Becomes 9th State To Ban “Gay Panic” Defense

NBC News reports: New Jersey on Tuesday became the ninth state to prohibit homicide defendants from claiming that panic brought on by a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity could be used a legal defense. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the measure, saying it promotes “full equality for all our residents.” “Gay and trans panic defenses are rooted in homophobia …

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Anti-Vax Activists Celebrate Demise Of New Jersey Bill

NJ.com reports: Religion will remain a valid excuse for children to bypass vaccination laws in New Jersey — at least for now — after state lawmakers Monday failed a second time to muster enough support to pass a controversial bill that would have repealed the option that thousands of the state’s families used last year. With hundreds of parents once …

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NEW JERSEY: Trump To Rally For Turncoat Former Dem

NJ.com reports: President Donald Trump is making a campaign stop in deep-blue New Jersey later this month to reward U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew for switching parties and voting against his impeachment. Trump will travel to Wildwood, New Jersey, in Van Drew’s district on Jan. 28 to hold a rally, his campaign announced. Trump endorsed the Democrat-turned-Republican during an Oval …

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Wife Of Dem Ex-Rep Challenges Turncoat Former Dem

NJ.com reports: Amy Kennedy, the wife of former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), is running as a Democrat for the seat held by Rep. Jefferson Van Drew, the New Jersey congressman who recently switched parties after deciding to vote against President Trump’s impeachment. Amy Kennedy announced her bid on Monday in a video tying Van Drew to Trump, but not directly …

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Proposal Fireworks Spawn Panic At NJ Movie Theater

The Hill reports: A New Jersey man helping a friend with a marriage proposal faces criminal charges after he lit fireworks that were mistaken for gunfire, causing panic among patrons at a movie theater on Wednesday night. Nathan Sanders “lit off the fireworks while a friend was proposing marriage” inside a ClimbZone climbing facility adjacent to the Xscape Theater in …

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Trump PAC Spends Big On Ads For Turncoat Dem

Politico reports: A super PAC supporting President Donald Trump began airing ads in South Jersey last week, boosting U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew immediately after the congressman formally switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. The 30-second ad began airing Dec. 21, the super PAC announced on Twitter. It praises Van Drew for “standing by President Trump rather than …

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Trump Welcomes Turncoat House Dem To GOP

CBS News reports: The day after he became the third president to be impeached in a historic vote, President Trump welcomed Congressman Jeff Van Drew to the White House to celebrate the freshman lawmaker’s decision to switch to the Republican Party. The meeting notably occurred after Van Drew voted against both articles of impeachment — as a Democrat. Trump and …

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Black Israelites Group Linked To Jersey City Shooting

The New York Times reports: The Black Hebrew Israelites are often known for their inflammatory sidewalk ministers who employ provocation as a form of gospel, preaching a theology that says the chosen ones are black, Native American and Hispanic people. Now, one of the two suspects in Tuesday’s attack on a kosher market in Jersey City that ended with six …

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POLICE: Jersey City Shooter Made Anti-Semitic Posts

The New York Times reports: A suspect involved in a prolonged firefight in Jersey City, N.J., that left six people dead, including one police officer, had published anti-Semitic and anti-police posts online and investigators believe the attack was motivated by those sentiments, a law enforcement official familiar with the case said on Wednesday. The Jersey City mayor said surveillance footage …

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NJ Poised To Be 9th State To Ban “Gay Panic” Defense

Politico reports: New Jersey could soon bar a legal defense tactic in murder cases known as “gay panic,“ under a bill the state Assembly approved on Monday without opposition or debate. The defense has been used to attempt to downgrade charges against defendants who argued that they killed because they were provoked by the disclosure of the victim’s gender identity …

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