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Time for Real Science , Not the Governor Murphy “Science”

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Sommerville NJ,  Jack Ciattarelli, Republican candidate for New Jersey Governor, released the following statement ahead of Phil Murphy’s announcement of a mask mandate for New Jersey’s public school students:

“Governor Phil Murphy has done it again. His decision to require masks for K-12 students is a bewildering reversal of his position of just a few weeks ago. Let me be clear, I oppose Governor Murphy’s mask mandate for students. The science is clear: nearly all children who contract COVID-19 are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and wearing masks for children is terrible for their social and emotional development. Bottom line, whether a child wears a mask should be decided by parents, not government. If someone wants to have their child wear a mask, they should feel free to do so, but it’s not something that should be forced on children, nor should their learning be inhibited in any way. Finally, this feels like the first step towards another Murphy lockdown, which is something our children, businesses, and taxpayers cannot afford or are willing to accept.”

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Sussex County Commissioners Promise to get Justice for COVID Nursing Home Victims

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Trenton NJ, in an open letter Sussex County Commissioners Dawn Fantasia & Christopher Carney promise to fully investigate the Murphy Administration’s COVID nursing home policies which led to the death of over 8,000 victims .

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Murphy Administration’s Updated Requirements for Adult Day Care Programs Still Denies Access to Many People with Disabilities

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River Vale NJ, Senator Holly Schepisi said updated requirements issued by the Murphy Administration for congregate day programs that serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will continue to leave many vulnerable people without access to the support programs they require.

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Calling Vaccine Passports an Infringement on Constitutional Rights, Senator Testa Introduces Legislation Barring Government Mandated ‘Vaccine Passport’

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Trenton NJ, Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of the Excelsior Pass program which will allow people to prove their vaccination or COVID-19 status, Senator Michael Testa introduced legislation that would bar such ‘Vaccine Passport’ from being mandated in New Jersey.

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Researchers : Low Risk of Human to Bat Transmission SARS-CoV-2

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Ridgewood NJ, now to answer the one COVID questions we have all really been wondering about but were just to afraid to ask . According to the U.S. Geological Survey the risk  of human-to-bat transmission of coronavirus is very low.

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New Jersey is the 3rd Most Expensive State for Car Insurance

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Ridgewood NJ, With Presidents’ Day approaching and with COVID-19 causing drastic changes in people’s driving habits and personal finances, WalletHub today released a new report on the States with the Cheapest & Most Expensive Car Insurance, along with a review of New Jersey’s Best Cheap Car Insurance Companies (plus accompanying videos and audio files).

Based on WalletHub’s analysis, New Jersey was determined to be the 3rd  most expensive state for car insurance in 2021. You can find some additional highlights below.

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How to Be Credible When Applying for an Online Job

People have been laid off from their jobs because of COVID-19 recently. Finding a job these days is a bit challenging. We’re going through a new situation, and we’re gradually adapting to it. Part of adapting is finding new jobs online. It took a pandemic to teach us that we can do most, if not all, types of work from home. The problem lies in the hiring process. How can the recruiters and employers trust us when they’ve only seen us online? Here are our tips on how to make yourself credible when applying for an online job. 

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Governor Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency in New Jersey

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 180. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, and August 1. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed.

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NJ Realtors Offers Scholarships to Exceptional Students

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Ridgewood NJ,  This summer New Jersey Realtors Educational Foundation awarded $53,700 in scholarships to 39 students pursuing a college education.

Since 1969, the NJ Realtors Educational Foundation has awarded scholarships to hundreds of deserving students that are enrolled or will be enrolled in an undergraduate program. The selection process for these students included their academic achievements, financial need, interest in real estate endeavors, and contributions to family, school, and communities.

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CDC: Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings

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Ridgewood NJ, Goldman Chief Economist Jan Hatzius and his team found that the link between face masks and COVID-19 health and economic outcomes is significant. According to a Goldman Sachs note a national mandate to wear face masks could save the U.S. economy from additional lockdowns that would knock 5% off of GDP. ( https://seekingalpha.com/news/3587302-national-mask-mandate-save-gdp-from-5-cut-goldman-says )

CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

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Governor Phil Murphy Warns Firefighters, Police Officers and Teachers could be laid Off

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Ridgewood Nj, Governor Phil Murphy on Sunday warned on CNN that key employees , including health care workers, firefighters, police officers and teachers could be laid off if the state does not receive additional funding from the federal government. Of course no mention of any lay offs for bureaucrats in Trenton or any effort to stem the systemic gross mismanagement of New Jersey’s finances .

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Ridgewood Tennis courts have re-opened and on May 29, 2020, the pickleball courts will be opened

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Ridgewood NJ, Tennis courts have re-opened as of this morning and on May 29, 2020, the pickleball courts will be opened. Both for singles play only, with the following additional guidelines, on top of our usual ones, to provide for social distancing and safety. Please note that the hours for both the tennis courts and the pickleball courts will be from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Those additional guidelines are:

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Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Contribute to Gilead Trial Assessing COVID-19 Treatment

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West Orange NJ,  RWJBarnabas Health is proud to have been a participant in one of the Gilead trials to assess antiviral Remdesivir as a treatment for patients with severe COVID-19.  Gilead recently announced promising top line results that show similar efficacy with 5- and 10- day dosing durations of the drug.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo: COVID-19 Healthcare Workers Who Came to Help New York are Liable for New York Taxes

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New York NJ, New York Govenour Andrew Cuomo said yesterday that Healthcare workers who came from around the country to help fight the coronavirus outbreak in New York will still have to pay state income taxes. The taxes would also affect Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid organization that set up a temporary hospital in Central Park.

The issue first arose when Samaritan’s Purse was setting up its emergency field hospital, according to New York City-based PIX11 News. The charity’s comptroller noticed that a New York state law requires anyone working in the state for more than 14 days to pay income tax. There’s no exemption for coronavirus relief.