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New Jersey Democrats lock out the unvaccinated at state capitol day before legislators to vote on key bills

TRENTON, NJ – Unless you are vaccinated or have a test to prove you don’t have the virus, you won’t be allowed to enter the New Jersey Statehouse. Legislators in Trenton are scheduled to vote on dozens of bills in the chambers of both houses on Thursday, but Senator Joe Pennacchio voiced concerns about a decision by the unelected members of the State Capital Joint Management Commission that could stand in the way.
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NY’s state of emergency puts it in sync with NJ, Murphy says

In response to questions about New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s recent decision to reinstate a state of emergency, Gov. Phil Murphy said today that the declaration merely brings New York in line with New Jersey, and does not represent a point of incongruity between the two states. “We have a...
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Murphy admits prolonged business shutdown resulted in New Jersey having highest unemployment rate in U.S.

TRENTON, NJ – Last week, we reported that New Jersey had the third highest unemployment rate in the country. As most of America digs out quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, in New Jersey, state offices remain closed and government-imposed COVID-19 mandates are still among the most strict in the nation. Businesses in New Jersey continue to compete with unemployment benefits from the state as thousands of businesses can’t find enough workers.
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The Deadliest Road in America Runs Through New Jersey

As we enter one of the busiest times of year for travel, and a new study was released saying that the deadliest road in America runs through New Jersey. Zebra.Com, a car insurance website said that the most dangerous road is Interstate 95, which runs from Maine to Florida. Part...
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Body of 71-year-old man found in icy N.J. river, police say

The discovery of a body in the Rockaway River in the town of Boonton Monday morning is under investigation by police and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, according to a statement from the agencies. The body of the unidentified 71-year-old man was recovered from the icy river shortly after 10...
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Deadly Thanksgiving weekend on N.J. roads after 13 killed, twice as many as last year

Nearly twice as many people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey over the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend than in each of the prior two years. Thirteen fatalities on roads and highways were reported between noon Wednesday and Sunday night, up from 7 last year and 7 two years ago during the same timeframe, according to local police reports and New Jersey State Police data.
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Murphy: NJ ‘must be ready’ for omicron variant

Gov. Phil Murphy warned that New Jersey’s proximity to major international entry points and New York City means the state will almost certainly be hit by the COVID-19 omicron variant but he did not declare a state of emergency as did his counterpart in New York. “The reality is that...
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New Jersey prepares for new strain of COVID-19 virus

TRENTON — New Jersey officials say the arrival of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 is inevitable, and at a news briefing Monday, they said they're preparing for it for the holiday season. Over the coming weeks, officials with the state Department of Health will begin collecting data on Omicron...
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New Jersey Resident Pleads Guilty to Interstate Travel with Intent to Engage in Sexual a Minor

BAY CITY, MI – A Manalapan, New Jersey resident pleaded guilty on November 17th, 2021, to interstate travel with intent to engage in a sexual act with a minor. Jose Ricardo Gomez, 39-years-old, of New Jersey, pleaded guilty on November 17, 2021, to one count of interstate travel with intent to engage in a sexual act with a minor before United States Magistrate Judge Patricia Morris. Gomez will be sentenced in February 2022.
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Police continue search for missing New Jersey couple last traced to Pine Barrens

A search is under way in Ocean County for a couple that went missing earlier this month after venturing into the Pine Barrens in the Warren Grove section of Stafford Township. Gary Parker, 67, and his wife, Lorraine, 60, were last seen on Nov. 17. Their daughter, Lindsay Parker, reported them missing to police and a massive search was launched last week with more than 100 volunteers, police and firefighters who combed the woods of Warren Grove. The search has included K-9s, drones and a helicopter that scoured the area for signs of the married couple.
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Republicans who flaunt Covid mandates may be barred from capitol

In response to Republican lawmakers’ apparent plan to not comply with the New Jersey State House’s vaccine and testing mandate, Acting Superintendent of the State Police Pat Callahan said today that State Police officers may indeed end up barring uncooperative legislators from the capitol complex. “I would have a hard...
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