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COVID-19 Surge May Come in 2-3 Weeks For Parts of State

March 26, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The state’s top health official said that the number of COVID-19 cases in some parts of New Jersey could peak in the next two or three weeks.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at a press conference Tuesday that positive cases in Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties could soon surge based on a projection made a day earlier by New York Gov. Andrew ...

Man Claims Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker, say Cops

TRENTON, NJ – When a Manalapan supermarket worker concerned about the coronavirus asked a shopper to keep his distance, the man said he was infected with the virus, leaned in and coughed on the employee, officials said today.

The shopper, George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, ended up being charged with third-degree terroristic threats and other offenses, said state Attorney General Gurbir ...

Murphy's Lockdown Order Shuts Businesses, Bans Social Gatherings

NEWARK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has moved to shut down most businesses, ban social gatherings and require the majority of the state’s 9 million residents to work from home in what amounts to a large - but not complete - statewide lockdown.

Under Executive Order No. 107 – his so-called “Stay At Home Order” – all gatherings of people such as parties, ...

NJ Health Commissioner: A Surge of COVID Cases Are Coming

TRENTON, NJ – In a now daily briefing alongside Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli offered the sobering news that she was expecting a surge of cases that could overwhelm the state’s healthcare system.

“We will see more cases in the coming weeks. A lot more cases,” she said.

“As we see more cases, especially ...

Murphy, Area Govs Send Letter Asking Trump For $100B

PARAMUS, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy and his counterparts in three other states are asking Washington for at least $100 billion in cash assistance to, as he put it, “stay at the point of attack” in the fight against coronavirus COVID-19.

Murphy is hoping that by joining in a coordinated effort with Andrew Cuomo of New York, Ned Lamont of Connecticut and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, ...

Murphy Administration To Re-Open Hospital To Combat Coronavirus

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is not only going to open a shuttered hospital, but could seek to repurpose closed nursing homes and office spaces under construction to increase the state’s number of critical care beds.

The number of new coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the state – 162 – seems to offer a glimpse of why officials are moving quickly to ...

Rutgers Suspends In-Person Instruction, Commencement Ceremonies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is suspending all in-person instruction and all events through the end of May - including commencement ceremonies, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.

According to a statement from University President Robert Barchi posted on the school's website, a final determination on whether commencement ceremonies can be rescheduled to a later date will be made in the ...

Uneployment Benefit Applications Soar in Wake of Murphy's Social Distancing Measures

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy’s moves to promote social distancing in an effort to slow the spread coronavirus COVID-19 has had a sudden and powerful side effect on the state’s job market.

Murphy said Tuesday that a record number of New Jersey residents applied for unemployment insurance benefits on Monday.

In fact, so many went online to sign up that it crashed the ...

Murphy: Man In His 90s is Third Coronavirus Death in N.J.

NEW JERSEY - An man in his 90s who was being treated at Hackensack University Medical Center has become the third New Jersey person to die after testing positive for coronavirus COVID-19.

Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement via Twitter late Monday night, after televised appearances on MSNBC and CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

"Our prayers are with his family during this ...

Gov. Murphy Orders Shutdown of Public, Private, Parochial Schools

NEW JERSEY — All public, private and parochial schools across the state will be closed starting Wednesday in the most aggressive action taken yet by Gov. Phil Murphy as he attempts to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

The shutdown affects all pre-K through 12 schools and institutions of higher education and will go into effect Wednesday.

Although several school ...

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Tune In to The Todd Leonard Radio Show Featuring "Healing the Children"

Click here https://www.lawleonard.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Todd-Leonard-Show-3-22-20.mp3 to listen to this past Sunday’s Radio Show on WMTR 1250 AM, which featured Dr. Greg Keiser, a local oral/maxillofacial DDS and Dr. Jon Molinare, who have performed missions all over the world as part of the "Healing the Children" mission. 

For over 25 ...

Tune In to The Todd Leonard Radio Show Featuring the Hearts of Hope Foundation

Click here https://www.lawleonard.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Todd-Leonard-Show-3-8-20.mp3 to listen to this past Sunday’s Radio Show on WMTR 1250AM, which featured Hearts of Hope Founder and Executive Director, Judith Pedersen, MSW. 

The Hearts of Hope mission is to create hope “…one heart at a time.”  Judy’s commitment to helping those who are ...

How Much Will Market Volatility Really Affect You?

There's no way to sugarcoat it: If you're an investor, you haven't liked what you've seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a market "correction" – a decline of 10 percent or more – and more volatility is almost certainly on the way. But instead of fretting over your investment statements, you could consider some more ...

Don't Let Fears Drive Your Investment Choices

First, the coronavirus rocked the financial markets. Then, oil prices dropped more than 20 percent after a breakdown in OPEC production discussions. Not surprisingly, the markets took another nosedive.

Yet, despite these events, this recent market volatility may well be attributed more to fear than the forces that usually drive the markets. Ultimately, in the investment arena, as in all walks ...

Why Do People Buy Annuities?

Annuities are insurance-based financial vehicles that can provide many benefits sought by retirement-minded investors. There are a number of reasons why people buy annuities.

Deferral of taxes is a big benefit, and so is the ability to put large sums of money into an annuity — more than is allowed annually in a 401(k) plan or an IRA — all at once or over a ...

How Should I Manage My Retirement Plan?

Employer-sponsored retirement plans are more valuable than ever. The money in them accumulates tax deferred until it is withdrawn, typically in retirement.

Distributions from a tax-deferred retirement plan such as a 401(k) are taxed as ordinary income and may be subject to a 10 percent federal income tax penalty if withdrawn prior to age 59½. And contributions to a 401(k) plan ...

Joe's Pizzeria: A Kenvil Icon for a Half Century

Joe’s Pizzeria has been in business in Roxbury for over 50 years, providing fine Italian cuisine for an uncountable number of customers. 

Joe’s Pizzeria has been a family owned and operated business in Roxbury since 1968 when it was opened by Joe Faraci and Antonio Dattolo, the father and uncle of the current owner Larry Faraci. 

Today Larry and his wife, Kristin, ...

Alex's Barbershop Aims for Six Decades in Roxbury

Alex’s Barber Shop has been a staple in Roxbury Township providing fine men’s grooming and hair products for 58 years. 

The business is a true example of the American dream. It was founded in 1961 by Hungarian Master Barber Sandor Stibinger who escaped from Communist Hungary. 

The business remains family owned and operated for three generations.

Roxbury High School February Students of the Month

March 26, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Twelve Roxbury High School students were named Students of the Month for February.

Teachers nominate students for their performance in any of the eleven departments: Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, World Languages, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Engineering Design and Technology, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Health/Physical ...

Roxbury High School Names January Students of the Month

ROXBURY, NJ - Eighteen high school students from Roxbury High School were named Students of the Month for January.

Teachers nominate students for their performance in any of the eleven departments: Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, World Languages, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Engineering Design and Technology, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Health/Physical ...

Roxbury's Bohrer Gets DJ Spot on Lasell Station

ROXBURY, NJ - Joe Bohrer, a communication major from Succasunna, is one of Lasell University's DJs on its Newton, MA-based radio station, WLAS (102.9FM).

Bohrer hosts "Spare Parts" two days a week.

The university radio station took home 11 trophies at the Intercollegiate Broadcast System Awards, including national winner for "Best Public Service ...

Succasunna Runs on Dunkin'

March 25, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Succasunna Runs on Dunkin'! We are all in this together!

We are happy to remain OPEN to support our community during this time.

The Succasunna Dunkin' - located at the corner of Route 10 East and Eyland Avenue (In the BP Gas Station store) - is OPEN Monday - Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

We offer easy ...

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