The New Jersey Supreme Court has added its first ever African American woman. Fabiana Pierre-Louis was sworn in to the state’s highest bench on Tuesday. The court has a 224 year history. Pierre-Louis was confirmed by the New Jersey Senate last week.
The coronavirus figures statewide remain very stable on Tuesday. The state announced 365 new cases of the virus along with seven new deaths. The rate of transmission edged up slightly, but still remains below the one percent mark.
Crowds for indoor weddings and funerals have been increased by the State of New Jersey. Governor Murphy has allowed for crowds as high as 150 or 25 percent of a room’s capacity, whichever number is lower. Groups seating together will be limited to eight per table.
There will be some major work being performed on the New Jersey-bound side of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Starting next Wednesday, lanes will be closed on the bridge for a major bridge deck overlay project. The project is expected to continue through October 9th.
Movie theaters in New Jersey are allowed to open on Friday. Governor Murphy announced that theaters will once again be allowed to open their doors in time for Labor Day weekend. There will be capacity limits inside the theaters. Indoor performance venues may also again open this Friday.
New Jersey has added 352 new cases of coronavirus on Monday. State health officials also report eight additional deaths. The rate of transmission still remains below the magic figure of one, at .90 percent.
Indoor dining finally resumes in New Jersey on Friday. Governor Phil Murphy announced on his social media page that restaurants can once again open for indoor dining starting this Friday, at 25 percent capacity. Social distancing will be required between tables.
New Jersey added 306 cases of coronavirus on Sunday. Four more deaths were also recorded. Tuesday, indoor gyms and amusement parks can open again since New Jersey’s coronavirus cases have dropped, and stabilized.
Flu shots may soon be required for any New Jersey student who attends class. Two democratic lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed a new law that would require flu vaccines for anyone from grade school through college. They want the law to be passed before October 1st.
New Jersey’s gasoline tax will increase by 9.3 cents per gallon starting October 1st. State officials announced Friday that the tax will result in drivers paying nearly 60 cents per gallon in taxes on every gallon of gas they purchase. Collections of the tax fell dramatically during the first half of this year due to…