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MURPHY RIPS PRESIDENT OVER NEW UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is ripping President Trump over the new federal unemployment program.  Murphy said on social media that the President has offered no guidance on how to administer the program, or the extra $400 benefit.  And, Murphy says, the President knows most states, including New Jersey, are broke and have no idea …

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NEW JERSEY REPORTS ONLY FOUR CORONAVIRUS DEATHS ON MONDAY

New Jersey reported only four coronavirus deaths on Monday.  Governor Phil Murphy announced that there were 258 new cases in the State.  He is hopeful that indoor dining can resume at some point.  Murphy has called out some seashore bars by name for not following various Covid-19 guidelines.  Murphy says he will close the bars …

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OCEAN CITY CANCELS ALL SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGH OCTOBER

Ocean City has cancelled all special events through October.  Mayor Jay Gillian announced that the baby parade, September air shows, and the boardwalk Corvette show are all off.  He says the events are being scrubbed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Th...

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TESTA CALLS FOR BETTER PREVENTION OF LOSS OF POWER FROM STORMS

State Senator Mike Testa is calling for the state to be better prepared when a major storm hits, knocking out power to thousands. Testa has written a letter to the Board of Public Utilities asking for the bolstering of resilience of the state’s electrical grid to help prevent widespread outages that occur when a major …

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SUNDAY UPDATE: ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC REPORTS 241 WITHOUT POWER

The power is back on after Tropical Storm Isaias smacked the region last Tuesday.  As of Sunday afternoon, Atlantic City Electric reported only 241 customers without power; some of them lost power during a fierce storm that hit the area Friday night.  Power remains off for some customers in other parts of the state, and …

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TWO NEW JERSEY STATE PARKS CLOSE MONDAY

Two state parks are now closed for good.  State officials announced that Fort Mott State Park in Salem County and another park in Hunterdon County will be closed until further notice.  All passive recreation at both facilities will be off limits to peo...

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STATE REPORTS FIVE NEW CORONAVIRUS DEATHS SUNDAY

New Jersey reported only five new coronavirus deaths on Sunday.  The state also received some positive news at the rate of transmission number dropped for the seventh consecutive day.  New Jersey has had fewer than 15 deaths per day now for over a week...

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