Starting March 7th, you won’t need a mask in a New Jersey school. Governor Murphy announced that masks will no longer be mandatory in schools on that date. Murphy said today we will have to live with Covid during the endemic stage and we are getting out of the worst of the pandemic.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to end the mask mandate in schools today, becoming effective during the second week of March. The New York Times reports that Murphy will make that announcement during his weekly Covid update that will be held early Monday afternoon.
Gasoline prices continue to climb in the Garden State. The latest gas price surveys show that prices have increased by an average of three cents per gallon across New Jersey over the past week. The average price for a gallon of gas is now $3.44.
It looks like Matt Platkin will serve as the next Attorney General in New Jersey. Governor Murphy selected Platkin to serve as the highest ranking law enforcement role in the state. Platkin is 35 years old and lives in Montclair.
A new reports suggests that two nursing homes in our area are among the worst 15 in the entire state. NJ.com reports that the State Comptroller has issued the list, and on it are the Oceana Rehabilitation and NC in Cape May Court House, and South Jersey Extended Care in Bridgeton. The Comptroller suggests that…
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has declared a State of Emergency for Cape May County. The order takes effect Friday at 5pm. Murphy also says a commercial vehicle ban will be on state highways as of 5pm Friday. State workers will be dismissed from work at 3pm Friday.
Former New Jersey State Senator Bob Andrzejczak has a new job. Governor Phil Murphy announced Thursday that he will serve as the New Jersey State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency. He used to serve as a democratic lawmaker from our area.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Thursday that the state is making a $7 million investment to reduce gun crimes in the state. The money is coming from the federal rescue plan and will result in an investment in gunshot detection technology while another $8 million will be given to nonprofits for violence intervention programs.
New jersey reported just over 6,000 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday. There are 143 new deaths attributed to the virus. The state’s seven day average and rate of transmission continues to drop, along with hospitalizations.
State Senator Mike Testa has blasted Governor Murphy again. Testa hit Murphy over a prisoner release program, saying the Governor has released 40 percent of the inmates at prisons, ducking behind the pandemic as the justification. Testa says there is no effective oversight of these former inmates and ties the release to the record levels…