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Jack Ciattarelli Defeats Cultists In NJ GOP Gov Primary

Politico reports: New Jersey Republicans looked past Donald Trump Tuesday, nominating a challenger to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy who once called the former president a “charlatan” and later acknowledged Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. Jack Ciattarelli, a three-term former member of the New Jersey General Assembly who was backed by the state’s GOP establishment, defeated three other Republicans …

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Tomorrow: New Jersey’s MAGA Gubernatorial Primary

Gothamist reports: It’s MAGA versus the mainstream in Tuesday’s GOP gubernatorial primary, as two candidates who adhere to the ideology of Donald Trump face off against a former state assemblyman who fits the pre-Trump Republican mold. Candidates Hirsh Singh, an engineer who has unsuccessfully run for congress, governor, and senate, and Phil Rizzo, a real estate developer and pastor, both …

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NJ Cultist Battles City Over Obscene Anti-Biden Signs

ABC New York reports: The scene on Andrea Dick’s front lawn in Roselle Park has become either a neighborhood attraction or an eyesore, depending on your political beliefs. The issue is not her strong support for Donald Trump, rather it is her signs in her yard — full of profane language and one showing the former president giving the two-finger …

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Long Overdue NYC-NJ Rail Tunnels Get Approval

The New York Times reports: For five years, the plan to build a second pair of rail tunnels between New York City and New Jersey has been deemed one of the most critical infrastructure projects in the country. But it needed a green light from federal officials. On Friday, after years of delays during the Trump administration, that approval officially …

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Mailman Guilty Of Trashing Ballots In Dem Stronghold

Via press release from the Justice Department: A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier from Hudson County today admitted he discarded mail, including 99 general election ballots sent from the Essex County Board of Elections to West Orange, New Jersey, residents, from his assigned routes in Orange and West Orange, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Nicholas Beauchene, 26, …

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$50M Lawsuit Alleges Archbishop Molested 5-Year-Old

The Associated Press reports: An archbishop of Newark groomed a 5-year-old girl by delivering food to her struggling family and regularly babysitting her, then sexually abusing her on multiple occasions in the 1970s, a lawsuit alleges. The suit filed in March is believed to be the first to level sexual abuse charges against the late Peter Gerety, who died in …

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Just 10% Of NJ Voters Back Another Christie WH Run

Just in from Monmouth Polling: Just 10 percent of people from New Jersey would like to see former Gov. Chris Christie (R) run for the presidency again in 2024, a Monmouth University Poll found. Christie, who launched an unsuccessful campaign to be the Republican nominee in the 2016 election, received little support from his home state for another presidential run …

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NJ To Offer Free Beer With Proof Of COVID Vaccination

CNBC reports: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced a new bid to boost coronavirus vaccinations: Receive your first dose in May and get a free beer. “We’re not going to be afraid to try new things,” Murphy said as he unveiled the new program, dubbed “Shot and a Beer,” at a press briefing. New Jerseyans will have to …

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NY, NJ, And CT To Lift Most Business Limits On May 19

The New York Times reports: New York and its neighbors, New Jersey and Connecticut, will welcome back crowds on May 19, state officials said Monday, a major step for a region that was once a center of the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants, offices, retail stores, theaters, museums, barber shops, amusement parks and gyms and fitness centers will all be allowed to …

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NJ School Nurse Suspended For Defying Mask Rules

The New Jersey Advance reports: She’s a school nurse who claims face masks are dangerous to kids and do nothing to stop the spread of COVID. After refusing to wear a mask herself, Erin Pein said she was suspended from her job in the Stafford Township school district. Now her supporters are planning a rally and her cause has become …

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NJ Principal Throws Beer In Anti-Trans Incident [VIDEO]

The New Jersey Advance reports: A vice principal at a Monmouth County school is under investigation after a social media post shows him angrily throwing a cup of beer at restaurant patrons in Atlantic County this past weekend. The drink toss by Michael Smurro occurred after his wife argued with patrons over an apparent transgender woman using the women’s bathroom …

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Local GOP Backs Alleged Oath Keeper For NJ Assembly

Gothamist reports: On January 6th, Edward Durfee donned a radio earpiece and an “Oath Keepers New Jersey” cap as he worked a security detail outside the U.S. Capitol for the far-right Oath Keepers, whose members are now fingered by the feds for conspiring to violently stop the Electoral College vote count that would certify Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 …

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Pastor Running For NJ Governor In Shady Home Deal

Politico reports: It’s a stately home for the pastor of a humble church. In 2015, Phil Rizzo — who leads City Baptist Church in Hudson County — and his wife, Jennifer, paid $1.55 million for a five bedroom, seven bath home on six secluded acres in New Vernon, Morris County, about 45 minutes away from the church. In 2017, the …

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NJ Gym Offers Free Memberships To Vaccine Refusers

The Atlantic City Press reports: Atilis Gym owner Ian Smith, who infamously defied the state’s COVID-19 restrictions last year, may begin incentivizing vaccination refusal at his business. Smith tweeted Tuesday that the gym in Bellmawr, Camden County, will give out free memberships to anyone who doesn’t receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The offer, according to the tweet, is a counter to …

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NJ To Pause Further Reopenings As New Cases Surge

Bloomberg News reports: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said the state will pause further rollbacks of pandemic restrictions as its case count surges to the highest in the nation. Capacity at New Jersey’s restaurants, gyms, salons, and other recreational facilities increased to 50% on Friday as Murphy eased rules aimed at stemming the coronavirus outbreak. The number of people allowed …

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Former NJ Teacher To Get $325,000 Settlement After Death Threats Over Edited HS School Yearbook Photo

The New Jersey Advance reports: A former New Jersey teacher who alleged her bosses conspired to blame her for editing a Donald Trump T-shirt out of the school yearbook will receive a $325,000 settlement from the district. Susan Parsons, who has since retired from the Wall Township School District, sued the school system in 2019 saying she was scapegoated and …

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Indoor Dining Goes To 50% Capacity In NYC And NJ

The New York Times reports: Restaurants in New York City and New Jersey will be able to increase indoor dining to 50 percent of capacity starting March 19, the governors of New York and New Jersey said on Wednesday.  The change brings both places into line with current dining limits in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The new half-capacity limit in New …

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New Jersey Governor Signs Legal Weed Bill Into Law

The New Jersey Advance reports: More than three years after he took office with hopes of legalizing marijuana in 100 days, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills that together legalize marijuana in New Jersey and put an end to thousands of arrests. But it took more than a marijuana-friendly governor to make reform a reality. There were years of failed …

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NJ Republican Candidate Charged With Voting Twice

My Central Jersey reports: A former Republican mayoral candidate has been charged with voting twice in the November election by using two different names. Frederick Gattuso, 43, was arrested without incident and charged with one count of third-degree fraudulent voting, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced Thursday. Gattuso was charged after an investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined …

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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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