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Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 5, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back diners at 6 a.m. on June 15.

When your favorite steakhouse or burger joint opens for outdoor dining next week, limited seating, spread out tables and hand sanitizing stations – not to mention the house specialty – will be ...

Murphy: COVID-19 Measures on Decline; 'All the Important Metrics We Needed to Fall into Place Have Been Doing So'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy cited significant drop in daily deaths, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients, at his daily press conference in Trenton on Wednesday .

According to the Governor:

New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak.
Total hospitalizations are down nearly half since the peak.
The numbers of patients in ICU and on ventilators are both ...

Murphy Says Federal Funding is Needed to Prevent 'Second Great Depression'

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy spent a large portion of his daily press briefing on Monday lobbying federal officials to help fund states hit the hardest by COVID-19.

Joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Murphy publicly asked for President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers from both parties to help fund state shortfalls and “prevent this public health ...

New Rutgers Saliva Test for Coronavirus Gets FDA Approval

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The FDA has granted emergency use authorization to Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics and its collaborators for a new collection approach that utilizes saliva as the primary test biomaterial for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the first such approval granted by the federal agency.

The new saliva collection method, which RUCDR developed in ...

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Extends Renewal Dates Amid Health Crisi

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Following reports of excessive wait times at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission stations statewide, including 200 people waiting outside the MVC station in Springfield earlier this week, the state has extended the deadline for renewals in an effort to limit the public’s exposure to the coronavirus COVID-19.

Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the two-month ...

New Jersey Governor Declares State of Emergency in Fight Against Coronavirus

TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to ramp up New Jersey’s efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency, effective immediately, on Monday.

According to Murphy, the declaration allows state agencies and departments to utilize state resources to assist affected communities responding to ...

‘I’m Not a Monster,’ Man Who Brought Gun to Westfield School Grounds Says at Sentencing

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Delaware man who admitted bringing a loaded handgun and hollow point bullets to a school parking lot in Westfield offered a tearful apology at his sentencing Friday.

Superior Court Judge William A. Daniel sentenced Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, of Bear, Delaware, to a 5-year term in state prison. Wilkie must serve 42 months of that term before he becomes eligible for ...

NJ Illegal Puppy Mill Dismantled; 132 Animals Rescued, Prosecutor says

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Investigators earlier this week dismantled a Scotch Plains puppy mill being illegally run out of a private residence, resulting in more than 130 animals being rescued and transferred to more than a dozen local shelters, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted Conley jointly announced Wednesday.

Ten fourth-degree criminal ...

Other NJ News: 5 Years Possible for Man Arrested on Gun Charges at Westfield School

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Delaware man arrested on the grounds of Tamaques Elementary School in June has pleaded guilty to second-degree possession of a firearm, authorities said.

Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, of Bear, Delaware, entered the plea Monday at Superior Court in Elizabeth before Judge William A. Daniel, said acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo in a statement.

The ...

FBI Agents Arrest Keyport Pawn Shop Owner in Connection to Jersey City Shooting

NEWARK, NJ — The owner of a Keyport pawn shop has been charged with weapons possession after law enforcement officials found his telephone number in the pants' pocket of one of the suspects in last week's shooting in Jersey City.

Ahmed A-Hady, 35, has been charged with being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The ...

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Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 5, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back diners at 6 a.m. on June 15.

When your favorite steakhouse or burger joint opens for outdoor dining next week, limited seating, spread out tables and hand sanitizing stations – not to mention the house specialty – will be ...

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West Orange State Wrestling Champion Sandra Guerrero Continues to Make History

May 12, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) athlete Sandra Guerrero not only made school history in March by becoming the first state Mountaineer wrestling champion, but she has also recently made regional wrestling history as the first female to commit to New Jersey City University (NJCU).

NJCU, which is one of the few universities in the country to feature a ...

Caldwell Protest March Deemed A Successful and Safe Event

June 5, 2020

CALDWELL, NJ — As the global reaction to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continues to mount, many protests have been peaceful while others have succumbed to violence and vandalism.

However, the citizens of Caldwell organized a peaceful and respectful protest this past Tuesday that was organized by students and recent graduates from James Caldwell ...

Celebrate National Doughnut Day on June 5 With Your Children

We can all use a little sweetness right now and celebrating National Doughnut Day on June 5th, may offer just that. As businesses begin to open, there are many places to purchase donuts to share with your families. Or, you can make some donuts from scratch and/or decorate donuts with your children as a way of celebrating.

Below are some suggestions for celebrating National Doughnut Day, ...

Pick Up Dinner This Week From Paper Mill's Carriage House

June 1, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — The FM Kirby Carriage House Restaurant at Paper Mill Playhouse offers carryout dining Wednesdays through Sundays.

This week's dinners are a choice of:








Monkfish with Shrimp Etouffee
 Fresh Monkfish with a classic Creole red sauce, flavorful but not spicy. Served with Red Rice and Roasted ...

Morristown, Overlook Chief Nursing Officers Named ‘CNOs to Know’ by Becker’s Healthcare

SUMMIT & MORRISTOWN, NJ – JUNE 2020 – The chief nursing officers of two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named to the 2020 list of “50 Hospital and Health System CNOs to Know,” by Becker’s Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading news sources covering the health care field.

Carol Jones, RN and chief nursing officer at Morristown Medical Center, ...

Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 5, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for tens of thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back diners at 6 a.m. on June 15.

When your favorite steakhouse or burger joint opens for outdoor dining next week, limited seating, spread out tables and hand sanitizing stations – not to mention the house specialty – will be ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...