Come Thursday, terminally ill New Jersey residents will be able to request a medication that will end their lives. The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill law will take effect on August 1st. Supporters say it helps terminally ill people with making a decision when their suffering may end.
Lt. Gov. Shelia Oliver is now New Jersey’s acting governor until August 7th. Governor Phil Murphy left on a 13-day vacation to Italy where he and his wife own a mansion. Any formal action needed in New Jersey will be conducted by Oliver.
About 1,400 jobs are coming to South Jersey courtesy of a new Inspira hospital located right off Route 55 near Rowan University. NJ.com reports that the jobs are currently being filled, with 100 open positions on the Inspira website. Open houses continue at the site in an attempt to fill the positions.
Southwest Airlines is pulling out of Newark Liberty International Airport, come November. The airline announced the move Thursday morning and says it will continue flying out of New York City. Southwest claims poor financial results are the reason for leaving the Garden State.
The body of a man was found on the water’s edge Wednesday afternoon at the Sandy Hook National Park in New Jersey. Authorities say the body was recovered and no identity has been released yet. There is no determination of the cause of death; family is being notified.
Power outages throughout the state caused by overnight thunderstorms could last all the way until the upcoming weekend. NJ.com reports that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has called in crews from as far away as Canada to help with the recovery from the storms that largely impacted central and northern New Jersey. Hundreds…
The investigation continues today into a shooting of a young person who apparently stole a school bus and drove it to the Walt Whitman Bridge connecting Philadelphia to southern New Jersey. The individual who was on the bus was shot by police and taken to a children’s hospital. No further details about the incident have…
President Donald Trump is headed to his Bedminster Golf Club this weekend to host a fundraiser with GOP heavy hitters. Trump is expected to arrive in New Jersey late this afternoon and hold the event on Saturday. Temporary flight restrictions are in effect near the Club through Sunday.
Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference Thursday, asking New Jerseyans to be careful during this weekend’s heat wave. Murphy says it will be just as hot at the shore as it will be in the mountains. Some local communities are opening cooling centers for those who have no air conditioning at home.
New Jersey’s unemployment rate is at an all time low of 3.5 percent. That’s the lowest figure since the state began keeping records back in 1976. New Jersey is two tenths of a percent lower than the national average.