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STATE COVID UPDATE: RATE OF TRANSMISSION CONTINUES TO CLIMB

The rate of transmission of coronavirus in New Jersey continues to trend in the wrong direction.  On Sunday, the state announced that the rate had climbed to 1.49, which means for every person who gets sick, one and a half people get it from them, on average.  There were six new deaths and 331 new …

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MURPHY WARNS OF TIGHTENING THE SCREWS ON GATHERING LIMITS

Governor Phil Murphy has promised to take action on indoor and outdoor gathering limits if state residents continue to disobey directives from health officials.  Murphy specifically called out house parties and overcrowded boats as the reasons why coronavirus numbers are starting to climb statewide.  Murphy announced Friday that he’s putting the state on notice that …

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FAILED GOP SENATE CANDIDATE NOW CALLING FOR A RECOUNT

The republican front runner who lost the GOP nomination for United States Senate in New Jersey is asking for a recount.  Hirsch Singh announced Friday morning that he’s seeking a recount due to “tens of thousands” of mail in ballots that are unaccounted for.  Singh says 27,000 ballots were thrown away and not counted.  He …

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ANOTHER STATE HOLIDAY IS COMING: JUNETEENTH DAY

Juneteenth is about to become the next state holiday.  Lawmakers in Trenton approved a measure that will designate the third Friday of every June as Juneteenth day, or the day that commemorates the date when all people held in slavery must be freed.  J...

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SAY SO LONG TO THE TITLE “FREEHOLDER”, IT’S ABOUT TO BECOME EXTINCT

Say so long to the word “freeholder”.  Governor Murphy is expected to sign a bill into law that would eliminate the term for the county elected position and replace it with commissioner.  Some consider the word “freeholder” to be racist and offensive since it dates back to when only white men who owned property could …

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STRIKE OUT: TWO PHILLIES’ STAFF TEST POSITIVE, CITIZENS BANK PARK CLOSED

Citizens Bank Park is closed until further notice.  Major League Baseball announced today that two members of the Phillies staff, including a coach, have tested positive for coronavirus.  The Park is closed until further notice.  The Phillies are expected to play two games against the Blue Jays Saturday; as of now, team activities are in …

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NEW JERSEY ADDS 489 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS

New Jersey has added 489 new cases of coronavirus.  The state announced that there are 18 deaths added to statewide totals, and the rate of transmission is still at over one percent.  There are 761 people hospitalized with coronavirus in the Garden Sta...

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