Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/19/2022

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: We’ve seen this play out earlier than with AIDS after which we acquired a refresher course with COVID and right here we’re, actually ignoring the whole lot we have been alleged to have discovered.” – Jay Lassiter on the state’s underwhelming response to monkeypox


TOP STORY: In Atlantic Metropolis, NAACP Leaders Able to Battle the GOP in Coming Midterm Elections



The statewide cumulative COVID-19 rely stands at 2,175,089 instances and 31,070 confirmed fatalities (and 372,926 possible instances and three,093 possible fatalities) as of Monday (a rise of 1,591 confirmed instances, 498 possible instances, 1 lab-confirmed fatalities, and eight hospital-reported fatalities from the day past). The viral transmission price is 1.11. There are 1,004 whole hospitalizations, with 94 in intensive care models, and 97 discharges up to now day. There are 6,969,487 individuals absolutely vaccinated.


Governor Murphy was elected chair of the Nationwide Governors Affiliation. The Governor delivered remarks on the NGA summer season assembly.


On the NAACP conference in Atlantic Metropolis, Vice President Harris urged a way of urgency forward of the midterm elections, and drew a line from reproductive rights to voting rights as they pertain to the election. Newark Mayor Baraka delivered remarks, saying ‘when black and brown individuals don’t vote, the state is simply as crimson as Texas’.


First Girl Tammy Murphy started her time period as chair of the Nationwide Governors Affiliation’s Governors’ Spouses’ Program.


Governor Murphy unveiled the ‘Strengthening Youth Psychological Well being’ initiative.


An appeals court docket upheld convictions and sentencing in an organized crime case.


Camden County Commissioners unveiled a brand new observe and stadium inside Cooper River Park.


The Mercer County Police Academy graduated its twenty seventh class.


Morris County awarded the Morris Museum a pandemic restoration preservation grant.


Police unions referred to as for the resignation of Passaic County Prosecutor Valdes, in accordance with


Union County authorised the deer hunt with no firearm part, in accordance with TAPinto.


Senator Booker referred to as for President Biden to declare nationwide and public well being emergencies over reproductive rights. Booker reintroduced laws blocking ICE and CPB officers from figuring out as native police. Booker raised issues over the local weather and environmental justice dangers of the chemical recycling of plastics.


Rep. Pascrell says he’s assured that former President Trump will face penalties ensuing from the January sixth hearings, and credited Chairman Thompson for his dealing with and operation of the hearings. Pascrell reiterated his name for the ouster of IRS Chief Rettig.


Capital Well being introduced new board members, in accordance with Burlington County Instances.


A transgender girl who impregnated two feminine inmates was eliminated from the state’s feminine jail, in accordance with


AIDS and COVID-19 forged a shadow over the state’s response to monkeypox, in accordance with NJ Highlight.


ACT Engineers welcomed Nick Brown as Director of Coastal Geology and Resiliency.


9/11 households demanded former President Trump cancel a Saudi-backed golf occasion at his Bedminster golf course, in accordance with


14 youngsters have been sickened after chlorine publicity on the Drew College pool, in accordance with the Each day Document.


ICYMI: Platkin introduced ‘Reproductive Rights Strike Power’; Menendez hosted a convention; public belief in authorities declined considerably; Murphy signed gun security payments at press convention; Murphy signed laws defending abortion entry; Murphy introduced Littles-Floyd as Performing MVC Admin


Insider NJ's Morning Intelligence Briefing


Insider NJ's Morning Intelligence Briefing


Governor Murphy and Secretary of State Method introduced Marelyn Rivera as the brand new Govt Director of the NJ Middle for Hispanic Coverage Analysis and Growth.


AG Oliver and different elected officers participated in a roundtable with VP Harris on reproductive rights.


Speaker Coughlin highlighted the funds’s investments in tackling the psychological well being disaster.


For Supreme Court docket nominee Rachel Apter Wainer, the street to affirmation might contain shifting out of Bergen County to bypass the senatorial courtesy blocking her nomination, in accordance with NJ Highlight.


Senate Minority Chief Oroho says Governor Murphy has been ‘gaslighting‘ mother and father on the state’s intercourse schooling requirements.


Senator Bucco says the state ‘missed the boat‘ to chop property taxes, in accordance with NJ Hills.


Environmental advocates applauded investments made within the funds, however condemned raids on the Clear Vitality Fund.


An impartial legislative panel might discover loosening the mail-in-ballot problem rule, in accordance with NJ Monitor.


ICYMI: NJDHS introduced additions; Whitman backing disclosure


Insider NJ's Morning Intelligence Briefing

Insider NJ's Morning Intelligence Briefing


NJ cities are below close to fixed cyberattack, and sometimes don’t should report, in accordance with the Bergen Document.


In Englewood Cliffs, an appellate court docket upheld the inexpensive housing settlement settlement.


In Glen Rock, Council President Gilbreath will run for re-election.


In Decrease Alloways Creek, the NJEDA authorised a land buy for the enlargement of the NJ Wind Port.


In Belmar, the council handed the funds, in accordance with TAPinto.


In Camden, planners endorsed a ‘new imaginative and prescient’ for Cramer Hill, in accordance with TAPinto.


In Cape Might, town is trying to scale back pace limits, in accordance with the Press of Atlantic Metropolis.


In Clifton, residents say low-flying helicopters are shaking their properties, in accordance with


In Clinton, residents raised issues over the Route 629 closing, in accordance with NJ Hills.


In Holmdel, residents will determine on whether or not to alter the type of authorities, in accordance with the Asbury Park Press.


In Jersey Metropolis, the redistricting struggle is heading to court docket, in accordance with TAPinto.


In Kearny, the BOE misplaced an enchantment to halt the Hudson Arts and Science Constitution College satellite tv for pc location, in accordance with Hudson County View.


In Lake Como, the council handed the funds, in accordance with TAPinto.


In Lengthy Hill, inappropriate assembly conduct dangers elimination, in accordance with NJ Hills.


In Manville, the AG’s Workplace took over an investigation into allegations that the police chief sexually assaulted an aide, in accordance with


In Millburn, Frank Saccomani joined the GOP council ticket, in accordance with TAPinto.


In Morristown, the council mentioned revaluations, in accordance with Morristown Inexperienced.


In Mount Olive, water system work may imply a price enhance subsequent yr, in accordance with NJ Hills.


In Plainfield, an ordinance alters the Historic Preservation Fee’s position, in accordance with MyCentralJersey.


In Pleasantville, the BOE and lecturers rejected social research textbooks over range issues, in accordance with the Press of Atlantic Metropolis.


In Roseland, two recreation tasks can be reopened, in accordance with NJ Hills.


In Roxbury, the BOE will oppose the state’s intercourse ed requirements, in accordance with NJ Hills.


In Somerville, the city is contemplating the sale of its wastewater assortment system, in accordance with TAPinto.


In Tewksbury, the controversy continues over inexpensive housing, in accordance with NJ Hills.


In Trenton, a candidate charged with working an unlawful weed dispensary entered the mayoral race, in accordance with the Trentonian. Councilwoman Vaughn filed a police report in opposition to a cartoonist for alleged harassment, in accordance with the Trentonian.


In Union Metropolis, a police officer’s amended lawsuit alleges that officers with checkered pasts have been promoted over him, in accordance with Hudson County View.


In Watchung, a cop’s harassment go well with in opposition to the previous chief was tossed once more, in accordance with MyCentralJersey.


In Washington, the township has a new plan for the place to place the DPW, in accordance with the Bergen Document.


In Westfield, Councilman Contract joined the marketing campaign to decrease the voting age, in accordance with TAPinto.


In Ventnor, town will think about rising the size of keep required for short-term leases, in accordance with Downbeach.


ICYMI: In Paterson, Sayegh’s potential future aspirations; in Newark, Laborers 55 graduated ‘Pathway To Apprenticeship’ class; in Newark, Baraka heralded graduating class of Laborer’s ‘Pathway To Apprenticeship’ program; in Newark, McIver elected Council Prez; Osborne resigned from Laborers





Wish to carry a gun in NJ for self protection? Put together to coach, spend – and get sued. 

Steve Janoski,


  • New Jerseyans wanting to strap a gun on their hip after the Supreme Court docket’s resolution final month to unilaterally loosen gun carry restrictions all through the nation might need to step again and take a breath.


Medieval Instances performers in NJ vote to hitch labor union 

Erin Vogt, NJ1015


  • Performers from the one Medieval Instances venue in New Jersey have voted to unionize. The collective of actors, stunt performers and secure fingers now often known as Medieval Instances Performers United is affiliated with the American Guild of Selection Artists, following a 26 to 11 vote on Friday.


Slash support from NJ cities for large sick depart payouts, lawmaker says 

Michael Symons, NJ1015


  • The state ought to have the ability to penalize cities that make extreme sick-leave payouts by slashing their state support, in accordance with a lawmaker planning to suggest laws that would offer for that. Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, R-Union, who proposes ending all public worker payouts, mentioned taxpayers may save billions of {dollars} if municipalities that pay extreme sums for unused sick depart and different non-salary advantages see their state support in an quantity equal to the illegal funds.


Extra about Morristown’s tax revaluation 

Morristown Inexperienced


  • The Morris County Tax Board, with stress from our neighboring cities, has mandated that the City of Morristown start a town-wide revaluation course of. Beginning this week, the City Council and City administration will share important data on what a revaluation is, the way it works, who it impacts, and easy methods to navigate it.


How Jersey suburbs have created a housing disaster | Moran 

Tom Moran, Star-Ledger


  • For Individuals who personal a house, the disaster introduced on by the scarcity of housing is a blessing, rising dwelling values by a staggering $6 trillion over the past two years.


Maintain that tiger – and people warehouses | Mulshine 

Paul Mulshine, Star-Ledger


  • Possibly they need to have saved the tigers. That was what one wag steered in reply to Randy Bergmann’s submit on Fb about an software earlier than the Jackson Township planning board on Monday.


Taxpayers nonetheless write boat checks, and Trenton is detached to the swindle | Editorial 

Star-Ledger Editorial Board


  • In 2006, a Committee for Public Worker Advantages Reform affirmed that “sick depart isn’t a part of any common compensation plan” and tried to finish the New Jersey custom of hoarding unused sick days and trip days by the general public staff who use them to money out huge bonuses.


Assembly throughout the river 

Ted Sherman and Jeremy Schneider, NJ Advance Media For


  • The assembly was set for an out-of-way place the place nobody was more likely to acknowledge both man on the desk. The informant who had organized the assembly picked a restaurant removed from Bayonne, the place his goal was working for mayor. As an alternative, he steered, they get collectively in Manhattan.


Murphy takes over governors affiliation amid tensions, feuds 

Patrick Whittle, Related Press


  • Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey took over because the chief of the nation’s nonpartisan governors’ affiliation on Friday in a time of deep divide between the states over points equivalent to abortion and gun management.


Activists say housing is the important thing to deal with NJ racial wealth hole 

Michael Symons, NJ1015


  • Activists pushing for motion to shut the racial wealth hole have three foremost priorities they’d prefer to see authorised, solely one among which took even a quarter-step via the Legislature earlier than its summer season recess. The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice printed a report in February discovering that urges steps be taken to deal with a gaping chasm, with white households having fun with a median wealth of $322,500 to $17,700 for Black households.


Commentary: Libraries and librarians below assault 

Linda Stamato, Morristown Inexperienced


  • “There, the place one burns books, the one in the long run burns males.” These prophetic phrases by Heinrich Heine, a nineteenth century Jewish poet, have been uttered in 1822; they seem on the outset of Geraldine Brooks’ magnificent Folks of the E book, which is devoted “For the librarians.” Among the many books consigned to the flames in 1933 have been these of Heine. I’m fascinated about this devastating historical past in Germany as we see the rising assaults on books, libraries and, certainly, on their guardians, the librarians.


Subsequent Era of Leaders: The 2022 slideshow (up to date) 

NJBIZ Workers



Pushing again on obligatory retirement: ‘Ageism is as silly as racism and sexism’ 

Tom Bergeron,


  • Nancy Erika Smith will gladly admit it: She hated to see Justice Barry Albin depart the New Jersey Supreme Court docket as a result of she feels he’s one of many most interesting justices of the previous 25 years. “He’s an incredible loss on the court docket,” she mentioned.


Persevering with to construct a greater Camden Metropolis 

Mayor Victor G. Carstarphen


  • Camden is the place I grew up, it’s the place I went to high school and it’s the place that made me into the person I’m as we speak. Town offered me and my household with lifelong friendships, whether or not it was within the Parkside, Cramer Hill or South Camden neighborhoods, I grew up loving this metropolis with each fiber of my being. However, town has struggled over the past 60 years, as we watched corporations depart, poverty develop and crime enhance. Regardless of these obstacles, my neighbors and neighborhood have persevered via all of it as a result of we’re extra resilient than anybody else within the nation.

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