Tag Archives: Phil Murphy

Dem NJ Gov Appoints State’s First Openly Gay AG

PBS reports: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that Andrew Bruck would be appointed acting attorney general for the remainder of Murphy’s term. Bruck, who is first assistant attorney general, has been part of the office’s executive leadership since outgoing Attorney General Gurbir Grewal was confirmed in January 2018. The announcement comes one day after the Securities and Exchange …

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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New Jersey Gov Halts Plan For Indoor Dining This Week

New Jersey Online reports: New Jersey will not reopen indoor dining this week as planned in the first major reversal of the state’s Phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Indoor dining was scheduled to resume Thursday along with several other big reopening steps including Atlantic City casinos, amusement parks, boardwalk rides and arcades ahead of the …

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New Jersey Stay-At-Home Order Lifted Effective Today

NorthJersey.com reports: Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the stay-at-home order that has been in effect since the height of the coronavirus outbreak at a press conference late on Tuesday. New Jersey residents were initially told on March 21 to stay at home unless they needed to leave for essential items or if they were an essential worker. The state has seen …

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NJ Shuts Down Defiant Gym, Owner Vows To Sue Gov

The New Jersey Advance reports: A gym in Bellmawr that reopened Monday, violating an executive order from Gov. Phil Murphy, was shut down Thursday morning by state and county health departments. “Alright guys, so we arrived at the gym this morning to Governor Murphy’s dirty tricks, playing with his power in the health department,” one of the owners said in …

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NJ Beaches To Open With Restrictions By May 25th

The New York Daily News reports: Beaches will open on the Jersey Shore by Memorial Day with distancing rules in place, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday afternoon. The shore’s famous rides, arcades and playgrounds will remain shuttered for the foreseeable future, according to a coronavirus notice shared by Murphy. But the state’s sandy public and private beaches are …

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Cultists Protest While NJ Governor Delivers Death Tally

The New York Times reports: Governor Philip D. Murphy said on Tuesday that the state had recorded another 402 coronavirus-related deaths, as dozens gathered in Trenton to protest the social-distancing measures the state enacted to contain the spread of the virus. The number was the highest the state has reported on one day, but Mr. Murphy said it included some …

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NJ Gov Delays Primary: I Don’t Want To Be Wisconsin

CBS News reports: Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday officially postponed New Jersey’s primary election from June 2 to July 7 because of the coronavirus pandemic, declaring, “I don’t want a Wisconsin, where folks have to pick between exercising their right to vote on the one hand and protecting their own personal health.” Murphy said he signed an executive order to …

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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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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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