Insider NJ’s Morning Intelligence Briefing: 7/21/2022


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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Historical past teaches us that democracies die when one facet believes that successful the subsequent election is so essential that it’s keen to make use of anti-democratic means to attain its aim. ” – Beau Tremitiere


TOP STORY: The Prodigal ‘Household’: Richard Wolfe and the Republican Occasion


Insider NJ's Morning Intelligence Briefing


The statewide cumulative COVID-19 rely stands at 2,181,291 instances and 31,096 confirmed fatalities (and 375,012 possible instances and three,093 possible fatalities) as of Wednesday (a rise of two,979 confirmed instances, 1,020 possible instances, 15 lab-confirmed fatalities, and seven hospital-reported fatalities from the day before today). The viral transmission fee is 1.10. There are 1,075 whole hospitalizations, with 114 in intensive care items, and 197 discharges up to now day. There are 6,972,339 individuals totally vaccinated.


Governor Murphy urged the Senate to cross the ‘Respect For Marriage Act’ following its Home passage.


US Legal professional Sellinger and Appearing AG Platkin reiterated their continued dedication to making sure abortion entry.


Gasoline costs are anticipated to dip beneath $4/gallon this week, based on NJ Highlight.


A contractor claims Bergen County gained’t pay for work finished on the courthouse, based on the Bergen Document.


The Essex County Civilian Process Power’s Medical Subcommittee launched the findings of its report on the correctional facility.


Morris County introduced that its grant program has already assisted 500 companies.


A shakeup in Ocean County is anticipated to switch Administrator Block, based on the Asbury Park Press.


Union County settled an lawyer payment dispute in a landmark public data case, based on TAPinto.


Senator Menendez launched the ‘Increasing Entry To Household Planning Act’.


Senator Booker is planning a Senate listening to to handle marijuana legal guidelines’ hurt to black residents, based on


Members of the state’s Home delegation launched the ‘No Tax Breaks For Union Busting Act’.


Jersey Shore schools are mountaineering tuition, based on Burlington County Occasions.


A WalletHub examine ranks New Jersey as having the 4th lowest job resignation fee within the nation.


ICYMI: Watson Coleman arrested at protest; state outlined monkeypox vaccine eligibility; Murphy elected NGA chair; at NAACP conference, Harris urged a way of urgency forward of the midterm elections, Baraka delivered remarks; Pascrell assured in Jan. sixth hearings; Platkin introduced ‘Reproductive Rights Strike Power’; Menendez hosted a convention; public belief in authorities declined considerably; Murphy signed gun security payments at press convention


Insider NJ's Morning Intelligence Briefing


Insider NJ's Morning Intelligence Briefing


Lawmakers are taking purpose at lawsuits that quash public participation, based on NJ Monitor.


The NJDOL awarded $2M in grants to bolster apprenticeships.


ICYMI: Murphy, Method introduced Marelyn Rivera as CHPRD ED; NJDHS introduced additions; Whitman backing disclosure


Insider NJ's Morning Intelligence Briefing

Insider NJ's Morning Intelligence Briefing


In Atlantic Metropolis, strikes are looming at two casinos, based on NJ101.5.


In Franklin (Somerset), the council accepted a warehouse improvement ordinance, based on TAPinto.


In Glen Rock, Councilman Dill gained’t search re-election, based on TAPinto.


In Jackson, faculties are out and homes are in after the city pleaded with a developer, based on the Asbury Park Press.


In Jersey Metropolis, Councilwoman DeGise was cited for hitting a bike owner and leaving the scene, based on Hudson County View.


In Millburn, dozens of residents criticized the reasonably priced housing plan, based on TAPinto.


In Montclair, house costs are hovering, based on


In Newton, the city is set to permit alcohol at sidewalk cafes, based on NJ Herald.


In Parsippany, the planning board gained’t change the outside eating ordinance regardless of complaints, based on TAPinto. The city is planning one other tax improve because it faces a ‘monetary disaster’, based on the Every day Document.


In Phillipsburg, the council superior a poll tax query, based on TAPinto.


In Crimson Financial institution, voters might resolve to ditch political events in native authorities, based on the Asbury Park Press.


In Saddle Brook, indicted Police Chief Kugler is combating again, based on the Bergen Document.


In Sayreville, the city is suing a girl over an alleged neighborhood flea infestation, based on MyCentralJersey.


In Somerville, voters will resolve on whether or not to promote the city’s sewer system, based on MyCentralJersey.


In Sussex, the boro will get a $100k federal grant for a water leak detection system, based on NJ Herald.


In Washington Township, residents voiced issues over the looking stewardship program, based on NJ Hills.


In Wayne, a developer scrapped plans to constructing faculty housing, based on


In Vineland, the town proposed a tax break for a brand new Wawa, based on the Press of Atlantic Metropolis.


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






Tips on how to decrease environmental influence down the Shore 

Allysun Chiu, For the Washington Put up


  • For many individuals, summer time is synonymous with the seashore. However with a whole lot of tens of millions of People flocking to coastal areas annually, consultants say these journeys can contribute to the staggering results of human actions on seashores and oceans.


Bombshell lawsuit exposes ugly facet of NJ household and politics 

Eric Scott, NJ1015


  • A bombshell lawsuit concentrating on the highly effective Chairman of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is laying naked the ugly facet of politics and household. As chairman of the Port Authority, Kevin O’Toole is likely one of the strongest public officers in New Jersey. His a long time as an area and state official provides him an extended attain into Backyard State politics and vital affect over many facets of public coverage.


The regulation protects Liberty State Park’s wildlife refuge – interval | A Q&A with DEP’s Shawn LaTourette 

Star-Ledger Editorial Board


  • Via a few years of fraught debate over the way forward for Liberty State Park, the Murphy Administration has been largely silent, and that features the person whom the governor appointed the chief steward of New Jersey’s setting 16 months in the past.


Thriller: Bergen historic group needs its 1812 cannon again. It was stolen in 1980. 

Citlalli Godinez,


  • The early-1800s iron cannon nicknamed “Previous Bergen” stood watch over the Hackensack River from the entrance of the Steuben Home in River Edge starting in 1942, and there it will nonetheless be if it had not been stolen in 1980.


Forward of NAACP speech, what has Murphy finished for non-white New Jerseyans? 

Taylor Jung, NJ Highlight


  • With an growing nationwide highlight on him, Gov. Phil Murphy, newly elected head of the Nationwide Governors Affiliation, is slated to talk Wednesday night on the NAACP’s nationwide conference in Atlantic Metropolis.


Increasingly humpback whales noticed off Asbury Park 

Briana Vannozzi, NJ Highlight


  • Simply 4 miles off Asbury Park, whale watchers noticed the distinct fins and knobby head of a humpback whale gracefully gliding its huge 50-foot-long physique via the water. Scientists say the sightings have gotten extra frequent. Waters alongside New Jersey and New York have turn into such a big feeding floor for humpback whales that they’re staying longer and returning yr after yr.


NAACP conference workshop seeks solutions to questions of police, group violence 

John M. O’Connor, Press of Atlantic Metropolis


  • The NAACP hosted a workshop throughout its nationwide conference Tuesday that shed some mild on communities which can be nonetheless closely affected by police brutality and violence two years after the demise of George Floyd. The workshop, titled “After the Protestors Go Residence — Communities in Disaster Put up George Floyd,” highlighted communities the place violence in opposition to Black individuals has elevated not solely by the hands of regulation enforcement however by the hands of individuals fueled by racial hate.


New billboards in states that limit abortion urge companies to come back to N.J. 

Matt Arco, NJ Advance Media for


  • Have a enterprise or work for an organization in a state the place entry to abortion is restricted or non-existent for the reason that U.S. Supreme Court docket’s landmark ruling that struck down Roe v. Wade? Then you need to relocate to New Jersey.


Does NJ’s leisure hashish market want higher fairness? 

Patrick Lavery, NJ1015


  • New Jersey’s Hashish Regulatory Fee has had the considerably unenviable job of overseeing the debut of recreational-use marijuana gross sales within the state, however after three months some areas of concern are rising. And there don’t appear to be ready-made solutions, based on Todd Polyniak, who leads the hashish observe for Parsippany-based agency Sax, LLC and works with shoppers who’ve utilized for leisure retail licenses.


Many flights from Newark canceled, worst marks by a US airport 

Ted Goldberg, NJ Highlight


  • Cancellations and delays at the moment are being factored in as a routine a part of journey for airline passengers. U.S. airways already canceled greater than 100,000 flights this yr — and it’s not even hurricane season. Many of the points are brought on by the airways themselves, based on trade consultants, and embody staffing shortages throughout the pandemic and rising demand for journey.


Opinion: Is there nonetheless an opportunity to repair Liberty State Park — or is the repair in? 

Lee Keough, NJ Highlight


  • Is the repair in? Or will Gov. Phil Murphy take the chance to construct a legacy by ending a unbroken battle over improvement of Liberty State Park by making a world-class inexperienced oasis that each one residents can take pleasure in?


Lucy the Elephant embroiled in controversy over ‘Always remember, by no means once more’ fund-raising language 

Amy S. Rosenberg, Philadelphia Inquirer


  • Lucy the Elephant wants $800,000 in donations to pay for her in depth restoration, however a current fund-raising mailer has surrounded the Margate icon in controversy. The mailer, despatched to 10,000 individuals, used the phrase “Always remember, by no means once more” — phrases lengthy related to the Holocaust — subsequent to a photograph of Lucy the Elephant in 1973, when the roadside attraction was threatened with the wrecking ball.


Serving to NJ’s seniors recapture regular life within the days of the ‘new regular’ 

Bobby Brier, NJ Highlight


  • New Jerseyans of all ages have felt the psychological burdens brought on by COVID-19 because the pandemic continues for a 3rd straight summer time. That features the older adults within the state compelled to isolate from pals and family members on the peak of the pandemic. It additionally applies to these shuttered inside nursing houses, the place they had been extraordinarily susceptible to the virus. Nursing house residents represented 40% of COVID-19 victims within the state by Might 2020.


Begin Robust again to start out NJ faculty yr 

John Mooney, NJ Highlight


  • With New Jersey’s ever-controversial pupil testing routine in flux, public faculty college students will nonetheless have at the least one state efficiency check ready for them once they return to class in September.


How NJ misplaced $850M to NY: A glance contained in the negotiations to separate federal transit funds 

Colleen Wilson,


  • What can NJ Transit purchase with$850 million? Greater than 700 electrical buses. Or 95 locomotives. Or it might shut greater than two years of price range gaps. That’s how a lot cash Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration surrendered to New York once they modified the way in which practically $14 billion in federal funding was divided. The Murphy administration has not defined why they eased up on vows to combat for each “greenback and cent” owed to New Jersey and whether or not the Backyard State bought something in return for giving up a whole lot of tens of millions.


The Alternative State: Murphy’s accountable imaginative and prescient for N.J.’s financial future 

Tim Sullivan, NJEDA


  • A price range is a mirrored image of a state’s values. Final month, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into regulation a progressive and fiscally accountable plan to maneuver New Jersey ahead via transformative commitments to individuals, communities and households, with main investments in affordability and infrastructure.


Conservatives name Donald Trump’s bluff | Mulshine 

Paul Mulshine, Star-Ledger


  • A good friend who’s vacationing in North Carolina came across a pink hat with the slogan “Make America Drunk Once more” in a memento retailer. Even within the Deep South, Donald Trump has turn into a joke.


The sexual scolds within the anti-abortion motion | Moran 

Tom Moran, Star-Ledger


  • Is the pro-life motion actually impressed by a need to guard the lifetime of the unborn? Or is it one thing darker, one thing from the Handmaid’s Story, a need to control the sexual conduct of American girls?


Subscriber Unique The reply to gun violence undoubtedly isn’t extra weapons | Quigley 

Joan Quigley, For The Jersey Journal


  • All it takes to cease a nasty man with a gun is an effective man with a gun. Oh yeah? How come that didn’t work in Uvalde, Buffalo, Dayton, Philadelphia, Highland Park or any of the greater than 300 different mass shootings in our nation to this point this yr?


Don’t let politics wreck Bruce Springsteen for you 

Steve Trevelise, NJ1015


  • Should you’re like me, you grew up a Bruce Springsteen fan. After I was 17 and depressing about my life scenario, listening to “It’s a city filled with losers, I’m pulling out of right here to win” gave me hope as did the various different songs on “Born To Run” and “Darkness On The Edge Of City,” that are my two favourite Bruce albums.


Downbeach cities schedule hurricane preparedness assembly 

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway, Down Seaside


  • Residents of the Downbeach communities are strongly inspired to attend this yr’s Hurricane Preparedness Neighborhood Assembly to study extra about find out how to shield their lives and property within the occasion of a extreme climate occasion. Longport, Margate and Ventnor residents are invited to attend the assembly 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at Longport Borough Corridor, 2305 Atlantic Ave.


South Jersey will get in on movie manufacturing act 

Matthew Fazelpoor, NJBIZ


  • The South Jersey Movie Workplace Cooperative, a partnership between Camden and Gloucester counties, launched in April to assist construct out a list of wraparound providers and sources to draw extra productions to the southern a part of the state. “I feel that is the time when individuals must have delight of place in a method that possibly we haven’t wanted earlier than,” Deputy Director Heather Simmons advised NJBIZ. “What we wish is for productions to have a one-stop store,” she added. “They don’t should hunt round for the sources that they want. They’ll contact one useful resource and get all the things they want.”


Well being officers warn of monkeypox unfold 

Raven Santana, NJ Highlight


  • Because the state tries to maintain the omicron subvariant B.A.5 contained, monkeypox instances are on the rise. There are simply over 1,800 instances in america, based on the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. Monkeypox is a uncommon illness brought on by the monkeypox virus and may trigger rashes, which can resemble pimples or blisters and are typically accompanied by flu-like signs.


Remaining 100 residents transferring out of Woodland as nursing house nears closure 

Lori Comstock, New Jersey Herald


  • A state Superior Court docket choose has given everlasting custody to a receiver tasked with conserving afloat the embattled Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Middle whereas state companions and advocates work to maneuver out the remaining residents as the ability nears closure.

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