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  • Primary blog: Two hot races in South Jersey, Delaware votes on presidential race

    07/07/2020 3:51:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    WHYY ^ | 7/07/20 | P. Kenneth Burns
    Polls are now open in New Jersey and Delaware, where voters are largely expected to vote by mail because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In New Jersey, the nearly all-mail primary is emerging as a test of the state’s ability to deliver a drama-free election in the face of critical tweets from President Donald Trump and state Republicans seeking federal election monitors. The COVID-19 outbreak has forced lawmakers and state officials to prepare state and county election organizations for a surge in remote voting and it also delayed the usual June primary by a month. While the deadline has passed for...
  • Judge deals blow to owners of gym that defied governor’s lockdown orders

    07/06/2020 8:11:21 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 17 replies ^ | 6/20/2020 | Chris Sheldon
    The owners of gym that made national headlines after it opened in defiance of Gov. Phil Murphy COVID-19 lockdown were dealt a blow in their legal fight to convince the courts that shuttering their place of business was unconstitutional. In a decision reached during hearing held over Zoom Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler denied the request of the owners of Atilis Gym of Bellmawr to open via a temporary restraining order as they continued litigation with the state. In a federal lawsuit filed last month, attorneys for the gym claimed Gov. Phil Murphy “arbitrarily” deemed some businesses essential...
  • Gov. Murphy rips social media posts accusing him of dining indoors at Jersey Shore restaurant during storm

    06/30/2020 6:20:16 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 12 replies ^ | 6/30/2020 | Matt Arco
    After photos circulated on social media and a local Monmouth County news site claiming to show Gov. Phil Murphy dining indoors at Jersey Shore restaurant in violation of his own coronavirus shutdown orders, the governor offered some sharp criticism Monday of those who were quick to call him a hypocrite without all the facts. “If someone out there implies that, ‘Hey, even he’s doing this, so that means you could do it.’ If one person gets infected as a result of that or if one person goes to the hospital as a result of that or, God forbid, ... someone’s...
  • a chart worth looking at before listening to cuomo preach to florida about how to "flatten the curve"

    06/28/2020 12:16:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 4 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/27/20 | @boriquagato
    a chart worth looking at before listening to cuomo preach to florida about how to "flatten the curve" NY has had 24,830 COV deaths vs 3,489 in FL. FL has a 10% larger population than NY. pop adj, NY has 7.8X the COV deaths of FL. median age in FL is 8% higher.— el gato malo (@boriquagato) June 28, 2020
  • Princeton University will remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from school, dorm building

    06/27/2020 11:19:49 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 83 replies ^ | 6/27/2020 | Michael Sol Warren
    After years of debate, Princeton University announced on Saturday that it would remove President Woodrow Wilson’s name from the university’s revered school of public policy. The school, known as the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs since taking the former President’s name since 1948, will now be called The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. The decision, as well as a decision to remove Wilson’s name from one of the university’s residence halls, was made Princeton’s Board of Trustees at a meeting on Friday. “We have taken this extraordinary step because we believe that Wilson’s racist thinking...
  • 1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Is Charged in N.J. Mail-In Election

    06/26/2020 10:35:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies ^ | 6/26/2020 | By Mark Hemingway
    Following accusations of widespread fraud, voter intimidation, and ballot theft in the May 12 municipal elections in Paterson, N.J., state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal (pictured) announced Thursday he is charging four men with voter fraud – including the vice president of the City Council and a candidate for that body. With races still undecided, control of the council hangs in the balance. Paterson is New Jersey’s third largest city and the election will decide the fate of a municipal budget in excess of $300 million, in addition to hundreds of millions more in education spending and state aid. In...
  • Two New Jersey high schools remove Indians, Cowboys mascots

    06/24/2020 12:23:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 24, 2020 | By Elizabeth Rosner
    The sports teams at two New Jersey high schools in Bergen County will no longer be named the Indians and Cowboys. At their two-hour virtual meeting on Monday night, the Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the nickname of Pascack Hills, the Cowboy, and the mascot of Pascack Valley, the Indian, reported Pascack Hills Trailblazer.
  • In defiance of N.J. governor, Asbury Park to allow indoor dining on June 15

    06/10/2020 9:21:16 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 13 replies
    WHYY ^ | 6/10/2020 | Justin Auciello
    The Asbury Park City Council voted Wednesday evening to allow indoor dining beginning on June 15, a move in direct violation of New Jersey executive orders related to COVID-19. On June 3, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 150, which allows outdoor dining on June 15, subject to health and safety protocols. But Asbury Park went a major step forward by allowing diners to eat inside. Reached on Twitter, Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn confirmed a report by The Coaster breaking the city’s decision. Quinn said the governing body passed a resolution allowing indoor dining in accordance with the issuance of...
  • When they reopen? Climate change, anal sex will soon part of your N.J. student’s curriculum

    06/09/2020 7:02:15 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies ^ | June 6 2020 | The Staff
    TRENTON, N.J. – It’s still unclear whether New Jersey schools will be physically open in the fall. Remote or not? Your kids will have some decidely far-Left new mandatory topics to learn about, and you won’t have the ability to opt out. As first reported by the education blog NJ Left Behind, the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted new curriculum standards on Wednesday which include, among other revised items, for the instruction of 8th graders in “vaginal, oral, and anal sex.” On the same day, the Murphy Admistration announced that compulsory climate change would be a part of...
  • This city disbanded its police department 7 years ago. Here's what happened next

    06/09/2020 8:06:24 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 83 replies
    cnn ^ | Scottie Andrew
    Camden dissolved its police department to root out corruption. The city's crime rate was among the worst in the US. Within nine square miles and among nearly 75,000 residents, there were over 170 open-air drug markets reported in 2013, county officials told CNN. Violent crime abounded. Police corruption was at the core. Lawsuits filed against the department uncovered that officers routinely planted evidence on suspects, fabricated reports and committed perjury. After the corruption was exposed, courts overturned the convictions of 88 people, the ACLU reported in 2013. So in 2012, officials voted to completely disband the department -- it was...
  • The Protest That Ended Social Distancing: Newark’s mayor spoke at a rally that was peaceful but flouted Covid rules.

    06/01/2020 1:12:28 PM PDT · by karpov · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 1, 2020 | Michael Tracey
    Newark, N.J. ‘To all the jackasses out there who we now have to carry—get with the program,” Gov. Phil Murphy fulminated on Twitter April 6. “We know who you are and we will not relent until we have 100% compliance.” On May 2 he added: “ATTN KNUCKLEHEADS: KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE #FlattenTheCurve.” But New Jersey relented on Saturday as thousands massed in the streets of Newark, the state’s most populous city. While many protesters did avail themselves of masks, standing 6 feet apart—as per the state’s oft-repeated guidelines—was impossible. Mr. Murphy’s prohibition on “outdoor gatherings” was still in effect, although...
  • New Jersey Adopts Mandated LGBTQ-Inclusive Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Standards

    06/05/2020 10:40:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    LGBTQ activist groups and Planned Parenthood are applauding the New Jersey State Board of Education’s approval of their “gold standard” sex ed standards. LGBTQ activists Garden State Equality and abortion business Planned Parenthood announced in a joint statement Wednesday they are pleased their recommended public school sex ed standards, modeled after the National Sexuality Education Standards for grades K-12, were approved. “The new guidelines and educational requirements feature an updated, more comprehensive curriculum that includes expanded content topics, including LGBTQ identities and consent,” the press statement said.
  • ‘You’re playing with fire,’ Murphy says to N.J. salons, gyms vowing to reopen in defiance of coronavirus rules

    05/28/2020 3:49:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    NJ ^ | 5/28/20 | Matt Arco
    Gov. Phil Murphy warned Thursday that it’s still too early for indoor businesses like gyms and salons to reopen as the coronavirus outbreak continues to slow in New Jersey. Murphy was asked to respond to social media groups attempting to organize businesses for a coordinated defiance of the coronavirus closures on Monday, June 1. “I would just say to folks: You’re playing with fire,” he said at his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton. “It has to be done the right way and at the right time,” Murphy added. “And I think we’re going to, if you bear with us over...
  • NJ NAACP Leader Calls For Paterson Mail-In Vote to Be Canceled Amid Corruption Claims

    05/28/2020 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Jonathan Dienst and Joe Valiquette
    A Paterson NAACP leader said the recent city council vote-by-mail election was allegedly so flawed that the results should be thrown out and a new election ordered. “Invalidate the election. Let’s do it again,” said Rev. Kenneth Clayton said amid reports more that 20 percent of all ballots were disqualified, some in connection with voter fraud allegations. “These kinds of acts make people not want to vote anymore. They feel disenfranchised, disconnected that their votes don’t count, and that is not fair to people," he said. Rev. Clayton said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will...
  • What’s going on in Trenton? Mayor, 2 on council face recall in midst of coronavirus pandemic.

    05/27/2020 1:45:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NJ ^ | 5/25/20 | Rebecca Everett, Michael Sol Warren
    It was the call heard 'round the world. A May 2 virtual meeting meant for Trenton officials to discuss fighting the devastating coronavirus in the Capital City devolved into a mudslinging free-for-all of homophobic slurs and insults. **SNIP** But things escalated to new heights on May 2, when West Ward Councilwoman Robin Vaughn unloaded on East Ward Councilman Joe Harrison and Gusciora during a conference call for the local leaders to discuss the city’s response to the coronavirus. In her rant, Vaughn called Gusciora a "pedophile,” a “woman” and a “bitch a**,” among a flood of expletives. When Harrison tried...
  • Students sue N.J. over canceling graduation. A judge will hear their case.

    05/21/2020 8:12:44 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 4 replies ^ | 5/21/2020 | Steve Strunsky
    A state judge set a May 29 hearing date for arguments over whether Gov. Phil Murphy acted properly in barring high school graduation ceremonies and deciding which businesses were essential and therefore could operate during the coronavirus outbreak. An order to show cause issued Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Francis Hodgen in Ocean County stems from a joint lawsuit filed last week by several businesses and individuals in Toms River opposed to executive orders issued by Murphy in his attempt to contain the spread of the deadly virus, including E.O. 103 on March 9, declaring a state of emergency. The...
  • N.J. gym owner defying shutdown order faces backlash over fatal drunk driving crash (How the Left Plays)

    05/20/2020 1:07:41 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 22 replies ^ | 5/20/2020 | Rebecca Everett
    The New Jersey man who has gotten national attention for opening his Bellmawr gym in defiance of the state’s shutdown orders is now facing some backlash after word circulated online that he also broke the law 13 years ago in an incident that cost a young man his life. Ian A. Smith was a 20-year-old Stockton University student in 2007 when he drank 10 to 12 beers and in the morning ran a stop sign, killing Kevin Ade, 19, of Galloway Township, according to 6ABC reports at the time. He pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and was sentenced to five...
  • Atilis Gym Bellmawr NJ - Bellmawr Court Relief (Fighting Gov Murphy)

    05/20/2020 7:19:41 AM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 8 replies
    “This fund will be for the defense of Atilis Gym Bellmawr and all of its members. Frank and Ian were served with summons today. Now Governor Murphy is threatening Atilis Bellmawr staff AND members with summons and fines up to $1,000 per person. The Atilis Bellmawr Attorney Kevin Barry will be representing all of our staff and members who incur any charges. This fund is to support our efforts to reopen. From the bottom of our hearts we thank every one of you for supporting us through this tough time- and we are thankful for any funds donated to...
  • Wearing masks and social distancing is ‘new norm’ in N.J., Murphy says

    05/19/2020 7:30:22 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 71 replies ^ | 5/19/2020 | Brent Johnson
    Even as New Jersey gradually reopens, residents will be asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing until there’s a vaccine or effective treatment for the coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy stressed Tuesday. “This is the reality,” Murphy said during his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton. “We’re not mandating you wear a mask, but we are strongly encouraging you to do that, and staying apart from people. I think that’s the new norm.” Murphy has started scaling back his near-lockdown orders in recent days as signs continue to show the COVID-19 outbreak in New Jersey is slowing and the economy...
  • At Least One Person Arrested Leaving Atilis Gym In Bellmawr, Owners Charged Again For Violating Stay-At-Home Order

    05/19/2020 11:16:44 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 25 replies
    CBS 3 Philly ^ | 5/19/2020
    ELLMAWR, N.J. (CBS) — At least one person was arrested after leaving Atilis Gym in Bellmawr on Tuesday. This comes as the gym’s owners were charged again today for violating Gov. Phil Murphy’s stay-at-home order. The charges are not yet known for the person who was arrested. Atilis Gym opened at 8 a.m. again, after receiving a warning from Gov. Phil Murphy Monday that they were in violation of New Jersey’s stay-at-home order. Bellmawr police tell CBS3 the owners have been charged for the second day in a row, but no further information is available at this time. On Monday,...