Some major medical news out of Philadelphia today..after a 171 year run. Hahnemann University Hospital will be closing for good in September. The hospital is closing due to big financial losses, according to a statement. The hospital will close for good on or about September 6th.
Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body that was found this morning near a condominium complex near Ortley Beach. NJ.com reports that the body was found floating in a cove Wednesday morning. Toms River Police say the body has not yet been identified.
Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign a new law that will expand the medical marijuana program in New Jersey. Lawmakers in Trenton approved the new law last week. Currently there are only six dispensaries for medical marijuana in the Garden State.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is still not backing down from his millionaires’ tax. He held a press conference in Trenton on Friday and said he would meet his obligation to sign a state budget, but still says all options are on the table. Murphy has threatened to cut funding for special pet projects.
State regulators have selected Orsted to operate a major wind farm in the ocean off the coast of southern New Jersey. The state will provide a $1.6 billion subsidy to the operation that will be paid by consumers over two decades. There will be a surcharge on energy bills to help pay for the project.
Who knew? New Jersey may become the next state to allow funeral homes to serve food and beverages, a currently prohibited activity in the Garden State. Lawmakers approved a bill Thursday that will allow funeral homes to serve during a funeral. It’s now up to Governor Murphy to approve the legislation.
Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency for three counties in South Jersey. Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties were all flooded out by heavy rains Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Recovery efforts are underway for property owners.
State lawmakers approved a new $38.75 billion budget on Thursday that does not include Governor Murphy’s millionaires’ tax. Some lawmakers say state revenues are up, and there’s no need for that tax this year. Murphy has promised not to sign a budget unless that tax is in there.
Governor Phil Murphy has dug in his heels on his insistence on a millionaires’ tax to support the new state budget that’s due in ten days. Murphy says he will consider line item vetoes of the budget that is proposed by the legislature. Murphy says he doesn’t care that he’s rubbing the people the wrong…
Some customers of Uber Eats may want to rethink this whole process. NJ.com reports that Uber Eats driver Vinicius Porto of Newark faces a lewdness charge after being arrested for masturbating in his SUV right after delivering food to a 23 year old woman. The woman recorded the incident on her cell phone and contacted…