Tag Archives: Phil Murphy

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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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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NJ To Become 8th State To Allow Assisted Suicide

NewJersey.com reports: New Jersey is poised to become the eighth state to allow doctors to write a lethal prescription for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives. The state Assembly voted 41-33 with four abstentions Monday to pass the “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act.” Minutes later, the state Senate approved the bill 21-16. Gov. …

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New Jersey Gov Signs Bill Mandating That Contributions Of LGBT People Be Included Public School Curriculum

Via press release: Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a law requiring Boards of Education to include instruction, and adopt instructional materials, that accurately portray political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. This law would require that LGBTQ Americans, as well as Americans with disabilities, are included and recognized for …

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New Jersey To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 By 2024

The New Jersey Advance reports: New Jersey’s Democratic governor and legislative leaders have reached a highly anticipated agreement to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour for most workers by 2024. Under the deal, many workers would see their wages rise gradually to a $15 an hour, though some, including those employed by small businesses with five or …

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New Jersey Gov Attends Wedding Of LGBT Activists

The Asbury Park Press reports: Wiping tears from their eyes, Christian Fuscarino and Aaron Williams exchanged their wedding vows Sunday in Trinity Episcopal Church before a gathering of friends, families and supporters that included Gov. Phil Murphy. Fuscarino, the 28-year-old executive director of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s leading advocacy group for LGBT people, and Williams, a 30-year-old U.S. Marine …

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New Jersey Hours Away From Government Shutdown

The New Jersey Advance reports: The Democrats who lead New Jersey agree: They want to raise somebody’s taxes. But the debate over exactly who pays could shut down state government at midnight. Again. So the stage is set Saturday for another dramatic day in Trenton, one that could hit people across New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders remained …

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Son Of New Jersey Gov Makes “OK” Hand Sign

The Washington Examiner reports: Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s son stirred controversy after he appeared to form a hand sign during his father’s official swearing-in ceremony that’s been linked to white supremacists and nationalists. Josh Murphy, 20, formed an upside-down “OK” signal with his right hand as the new governor took his oath of office Tuesday in Trenton, N.J. …

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NEW JERSEY: Dem Gubernatorial Frontrunner Vows To Fight The Trump Administration On LGBT Rights

The Asbury Park Press reports: New Jersey governor hopeful Phil Murphy told LGBT leaders in Asbury Park Thursday that having a Democrat in office would help defend gains made by the community. While speaking at the headquarters of Garden State Equality, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy and education organization, Murphy said that President Donald Trump’s election had been “worse than …

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