For the second consecutive year, commencement exercises at Rutgers University will be virtual, and non in person. School officials announced Thursday that the decision while disappointing, is necessary as the pandemic continues into its second year. NBC’s Lester Holt was last year’s commencement speaker.
State Senator Mike Testa is among a group of lawmakers who are sponsoring a bipartisan bill that will bring economic relief to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The measure will allocated $300 million to the New Jersey Economic Authority to assist small businesses who have suffered. Money would also be made available to…
The number of coronavirus deaths in the Garden State has now officially surpassed the 20,000 mark. State officials announced Wednesday that there were 88 additional confirmed deaths from the virus. The trends in the virus are slowing, and Governor Murphy is open to the possibility of relaxing more executive orders in the coming weeks.
CVS and Rite Aid will start accepting appointments for coronavirus vaccinations on Thursday in New Jersey. The chains will be getting the shots from the federal pharmacy partnership. The total number of doses coming to the two chains is 27,400.
“Thunder Road” has DWI checkpoints. TMZ.com reports that 71 year old New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen was busted for drunk driving in Sandy Hook back in November. Springsteen will have a court date in a few weeks. The Boss was also cited for the public consumption of alcohol at the Gateway National Recreational Area.
New Jersey reported higher coronavirus cases, and deaths from the virus, on Tuesday. New figures released by the State Tuesday afternoon show 92 deaths from the virus, with 3,164 new cases overall. The number of confirmed deaths is quickly closing in on 20,000.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy may soon relax more coronavirus restrictions now that numbers in the Garden State are finally trending in the right direction. Murphy announced Monday that he may soon take additional steps to re-open the economy. New Jersey reported 2,218 new cases of the virus on Monday.
April school elections, and May municipal elections will be held in person. Governor Murphy announced today that both elections will be held in person and not by mail. Murphy also expects the June primaries to be in person as well.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that the Garden State has provided over 1 million coronavirus vaccinations. Murphy says New Jersey is on track to meet its goal of 4.7 million vaccinations provided by the end of June.
The Delaware River and Bay Authority will be holding a media event on Thursday to promote a new commercial air service between the Wilmington-New Castle Airport and Orlando, Florida. Frontier Airlines will be on hand to celebrate the first flight between the two locations later this week. A 180-seat Airbus A320 will provide the service.