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Red, Yellow, Green: Here’s What the Signs You’ll See Around Newark Mean

May 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — As residents of New Jersey’s largest city prepare to emerge from their long quarantine, they’ll begin to notice something new in their city: a plethora of red, yellow and green signs everywhere they go. 

Officials rolled out a phased reopening and recovery plan on Thursday, explaining that a color-coding system will be part of the city’s effort to ...

Jersey Shore Readies for a ‘Different’ Kind of Tourism Season amid Coronavirus Crisis

BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.”

Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that state-directed beach capacity, social distancing and safety ...

Union Plans Rutgers-wide Caravan To Demand Hazard Pay, More Equipment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A union representing about 660 resident physicians is organizing a car caravan across Rutgers' campus to bring attention to its demands for additional personal protection equipment.

The union is also seeking a response to a petition delivered last month to the university requesting adequate working protections for doctors and hazard pay for front-line ...

Assemblyman Holley Calls for Public Hearings About “Contact Tracing”

TRENTON - As state and federal leaders plan for the slow, steady reopening of New Jersey, “contact tracing” is a strategy that will likely be used to limit the spread of COVID-19.

But how would “contact tracing” be used and how does it affect personal privacy?

Those are questions from Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D-20th Dist.), vice chair of the Assembly Homeland ...

George Street Playhouse Members Helping Create PPE

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Shannon White heard that some health care professionals were forced to resort to re-purposing disposable plastic water bottles to serve as face shields.

The thought that there could be a shortage of basic personal protection equipment for those on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic broke White’s heart.

So, as prop master at George Street Playhouse and ...

It's Up to New Jersey Residents to Keep Parks Open, Murphy Says. Further Guidance on Schools Expected Monday

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used his Saturday press briefing to urge New Jersey residents to limit “knucklehead behavior” so that the state can continue on a road to recovery following the extended battle against COVID-19.

The plea came the same day state and county parks were reopened amid warnings that if visitors failed to comply with social distancing and other health ...

Coronavirus: Latest NJ Figures; Discharges Continue to Outpace New Cases But Deaths Continue

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy during his daily press conference on Monday, April 27, announced 2,146 new positive test results, pushing the statewide total to 111,188. Sadly, he also reported another 106 COVID-19 deaths, bringing New Jersey's total of loss of life to 6,044. 

Additionally, as of last night’s reporting, there ...

Price Gouging Complaints: $12 Gallon Milk; $6 Roll Paper Towels; $25 Masks

NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs this week has taken more than 200 actions in response to complaints of retailers increasing prices, including essential items like food, hand sanitizer, and other products used to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

Over the past seven days, the Division has ...

Saint Peter's Welcomes Caregivers From Colorado to Help Treat COVID-19

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The medical staff at Saint Peter's University Hospital will be getting some assistance in caring for COVID-19 patients.

A group of 34 caregivers from Colorado arrived today on a commercial flight and will be joining the health care heroes at Saint Peter's and two other hospitals in New Jersey on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Determined to help ...

Airlines Offer Volunteer Health Care Workers Free Flights to NJ

TRENTON – Two major U.S. air carriers with hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport are offering free flights to health care recruits headed to New Jersey to assist in the state’s efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement Monday.

United Airlines and Delta Airlines, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, are offering the ...

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Red, Yellow, Green: Here’s What the Signs You’ll See Around Newark Mean

May 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — As residents of New Jersey’s largest city prepare to emerge from their long quarantine, they’ll begin to notice something new in their city: a plethora of red, yellow and green signs everywhere they go. 

Officials rolled out a phased reopening and recovery plan on Thursday, explaining that a color-coding system will be part of the city’s effort to ...

Jersey Shore Readies for a ‘Different’ Kind of Tourism Season amid Coronavirus Crisis

BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.”

Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that state-directed beach capacity, social distancing and safety ...

Union Plans Rutgers-wide Caravan To Demand Hazard Pay, More Equipment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A union representing about 660 resident physicians is organizing a car caravan across Rutgers' campus to bring attention to its demands for additional personal protection equipment.

The union is also seeking a response to a petition delivered last month to the university requesting adequate working protections for doctors and hazard pay for front-line ...

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Opinion: Visiting a Re-Opened Mall in Georgia Gave Me a Glimpse of NJ’s Future

May 21, 2020

ATLANTA, GA -- In the not-so-distant future, our corona-closed world will gradually re-open, allowing New Jerseyans the freedom to shop out, to dine in and to basically do anything that’s not based in our living rooms. 

To most the liberation may seem like the end of World War II and in many ways it is, but there are some catches to this re-opening; changes in protocols and ...

Red, Yellow, Green: Here’s What the Signs You’ll See Around Newark Mean

May 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — As residents of New Jersey’s largest city prepare to emerge from their long quarantine, they’ll begin to notice something new in their city: a plethora of red, yellow and green signs everywhere they go. 

Officials rolled out a phased reopening and recovery plan on Thursday, explaining that a color-coding system will be part of the city’s effort to ...

Jersey Shore Readies for a ‘Different’ Kind of Tourism Season amid Coronavirus Crisis

BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.”

Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that state-directed beach capacity, social distancing and safety ...

Union Plans Rutgers-wide Caravan To Demand Hazard Pay, More Equipment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A union representing about 660 resident physicians is organizing a car caravan across Rutgers' campus to bring attention to its demands for additional personal protection equipment.

The union is also seeking a response to a petition delivered last month to the university requesting adequate working protections for doctors and hazard pay for front-line ...

The History of Memorial Day and How it Became the Start of Summer

May 24, 2020

Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once somber holiday become the signal of summer? 

After the Civil War ended in the spring of ...

Red, Yellow, Green: Here’s What the Signs You’ll See Around Newark Mean

May 26, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — As residents of New Jersey’s largest city prepare to emerge from their long quarantine, they’ll begin to notice something new in their city: a plethora of red, yellow and green signs everywhere they go. 

Officials rolled out a phased reopening and recovery plan on Thursday, explaining that a color-coding system will be part of the city’s effort to ...

Jersey Shore Readies for a ‘Different’ Kind of Tourism Season amid Coronavirus Crisis

BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.”

Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that state-directed beach capacity, social distancing and safety ...

Union Plans Rutgers-wide Caravan To Demand Hazard Pay, More Equipment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A union representing about 660 resident physicians is organizing a car caravan across Rutgers' campus to bring attention to its demands for additional personal protection equipment.

The union is also seeking a response to a petition delivered last month to the university requesting adequate working protections for doctors and hazard pay for front-line ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over 1 Million PPEs

May 25, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the New ...

Somerset County Hospital Employees' Vehicles Treated to Deep Cleaning

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset has found over the past three months that thanks comes in many forms from an extended community grateful for their extraordinary efforts fighting back against the COVID-19 pandemic.

A steady stream of free meals purchased by donors from area restaurants arrives daily, from pizzas to three-course meals, a ...

Somerset County Shop Owner's Live Facebook Stream Shut Down by Local Police

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ  — The owner of a gift shop in downtown Bernardsville had her live-streamed Facebook sales demonstration from inside her store interrupted early on Tuesday evening by a borough police officer.

Katherine Hermes, owner of Country Home in Olcott Square, was displaying her merchandise in her store to a live Facebook audience when she received  knock on her door ...

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over 1 Million PPEs

May 25, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the New ...

Somerset County Hospital Employees' Vehicles Treated to Deep Cleaning

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset has found over the past three months that thanks comes in many forms from an extended community grateful for their extraordinary efforts fighting back against the COVID-19 pandemic.

A steady stream of free meals purchased by donors from area restaurants arrives daily, from pizzas to three-course meals, a ...