Tag: Murphy, Philip D (1957- )

Buried in N.J.’s Budget Cuts: a Break for a Billionaire

New Jersey lawmakers passed a stopgap three-month budget this week that included $4 billion in cuts. The temporary spending plan was described in news releases as “painful,” “austere” and “bare bones,” a bitter but necessary pill to offset the devastating toll the coronavirus has taken on the state’s finances. It was fast-tracked to meet Wednesday’s […]

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Rethinking Indoor Dining in N.Y.C.

Weather: A high of around 80, with a slight chance of morning showers and thunderstorms later in the day. ImageCredit…Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, worried about the surge in coronavirus cases in the South and the West, decided to forgo the usual chart of new virus cases at his news briefing […]

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Many Students Will Be in Classrooms Only Part of the Week This Fall

As school districts across the country began to reveal reopening plans this week, parents and students were forced to grapple with a difficult reality: It is unlikely that many schools will return to a normal schedule this fall, requiring the grind of online learning, makeshift child care and stunted workdays to continue. Students in Seattle […]

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Jersey Shore Rebellion Erupts Over State’s Slow Reopening

Asbury Park, N.J., is Murphy country. In 2017, the Jersey Shore city, known for its urban flair and seaside charm, voted overwhelmingly in favor of Gov. Philip D. Murphy, a first-term Democrat who lives about 15 miles away. Mr. Murphy held his election night victory party at Asbury Park’s huge brick Convention Hall. And his […]

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Yes, Jersey Shore Beaches Are Reopening. Here’s How They’re Doing It.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. — One lifeguard will sit perched on a tall wooden chair. Two others, maintaining distance, will stand sentinel on the beach below. All three will wear scarflike masks and carry face shields and respirators equipped with new HEPA filters. They will patrol a beach that a town engineer determined can hold […]

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She’s 108, Lived Through the Spanish Flu and Just Beat Covid-19

Last month, relatives of Sylvia Goldsholl received troubling news from her New Jersey nursing home: She had contracted the coronavirus and was in isolation. With the virus proving especially deadly for older people, the prognosis seemed dire for Ms. Goldsholl, who turned 108 in December. “This is killing people in nursing homes all over New […]

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Biden on Assault Allegation: ‘I Wouldn’t Vote for Me if I Believed Tara Reade’

Capping a day in which he appeared with two Democratic women in the running to be his vice president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. said on Thursday night that he did not remember Tara Reade, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault, and said that Americans “probably shouldn’t vote for me” if they believe […]

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In Meetings With Governors and Mayors, Biden Seeks Mantle of a Leader

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in virtual meetings on Thursday with mayors and with the governors of three states hit hard by the coronavirus, praised the officials on the front lines of the local response to the coronavirus and asked what they most needed from the federal government, positioning himself as a leader […]

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Report Paints Scathing Picture of Nursing Home Where 17 Bodies Piled Up

One patient at a troubled nursing home in northern New Jersey was found dead in bed, 12 hours after falling on a wet floor and suffering a head injury. Rigor mortis had set in. The patient had suffered from a high fever for days, but a doctor was never told. Sick residents who were awaiting […]

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Balmy Weekend Presents a Challenge: New Yorkers Rushing to Parks

On the second day of May, New Yorkers were greeted with sunny skies and the warmest weekend so far this spring. People got up from their couch, put on their shoes and their masks, and left their cramped houses and apartments for the nearest park — desperate for fresh air and a little exercise. After […]

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Gov. Murphy Expects NJ Reopening to Begin Within Weeks

Gov. Philip D. Murphy on Monday sketched out the benchmarks New Jersey will need to reach before the coronavirus lockdown order is lifted, even as he warned of a financial “Armageddon” that could leave the state unable to pay its teachers, firefighters and police officers. The stay-at-home order will remain fully in place until further […]

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First Cancer Surgery, Then Leading N.J.’s Fight Against the Virus

Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey arrives for his daily media briefings by himself. Clad in a mask, he keeps space between those who walk in before him and sits well beyond the six feet recommended for social distancing. It may seem like leadership by example, but for Mr. Murphy, it is also a […]

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The Cold Calculations America’s Leaders Will Have to Make Before Reopening

WASHINGTON — How many deaths are acceptable to reopen the country before the coronavirus is completely eradicated? “One is too many,” President Trump insists, a politically safe formulation that any leader would instinctively articulate. But that is not the reality of Mr. Trump’s reopen-soon approach. Nor for that matter will it be the bottom line […]

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Inside the Troubled Nursing Home Where 70 Died and Body Bags Piled Up

When the coronavirus outbreak hit one of the largest and most troubled nursing homes in the Northeast, coughing and feverish residents were segregated into a wing known as South 2. The sick quickly filled the beds there, so another wing, West 3, was also turned into a quarantine ward. But the virus kept finding frail […]

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You Can’t Go Anywhere, but Ads Still Promise Retreats

Flee to a $60,000 lakefront getaway in Minnesota. Ride out the coronavirus this summer in Southampton for $275,000. Or, for the same amount, buy a cabin in the Ozarks. These are among the properties for sale and for rent that have popped up around the country, encouraging people to leave cities and states hit hard […]

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New York Orders Residents to Wear Masks in Public

Imposing a stricter measure to control the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday that he would start requiring people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public whenever social distancing was not possible. The order will take effect on Friday and will apply to people who cannot […]

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‘Worst Is Over,’ Cuomo Says as States Snub Trump on Restarting Economy

With the number of new deaths and rate of hospitalizations falling in New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Monday that “the worst is over” in the coronavirus pandemic, and he announced an alliance with six other Northeastern governors to explore how to eventually lift restrictions — a move that appeared to be an […]

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The Nurse Was Holding Up. Then Her 3 Close Relatives Were Brought In.

Twelve doctors at her hospital and the chief executive were sickened with the coronavirus. A colleague had died. Patients as young as 19 were being placed on ventilators. But Michele Acito, the director of nursing at Holy Name Medical Center, in the hardest-hit town in New Jersey’s hardest-hit county, felt like she was holding up. […]

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Terror Charge for Man Authorities Say Coughed Near Woman and Said He Had Virus

A New Jersey man was charged with making a terroristic threat after he intentionally coughed near a supermarket employee and told her he had the coronavirus, the authorities said on the same day that the Justice Department warned of similar threats to spread the virus. The man, George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, N.J., was shopping […]

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The Wealthy Flee Coronavirus. Vacation Towns Respond: Stay Away.

People with second homes in the Catskills region of New York are being warned to stay away in venom-laced Facebook posts and blunt messages from county officials. Boardwalks and beaches in some Jersey Shore towns are barricaded and residents are urging the closure of coastal access bridges to outsiders. In the Hamptons, the famous playground […]

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FEMA Declares New York a ‘Major Disaster’: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageWashington Square Park in Manhattan on Friday.Credit…Benjamin Norman for The New York Times FEMA has declared New York a ‘major disaster’ The Trump administration has issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the state, meaning more federal aid is coming to New York as cases of coronavirus show no sign […]

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New Jersey May Raise Cigarette Taxes to Highest Level in Nation

UNION, N.J. — Zahir Shabazz smokes about three packs of cigarettes each week. Each time, he hands a cashier $10, give or take, and a slim pack of Newports appears, feeding a habit of nearly 30 years. He said he knows it is time to quit. “It’s too much,” he said. But Mr. Shabazz, 42, […]

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Why a New Jersey Political Ritual Got a #MeToo Makeover

This train will carry more saints than sinners when it leaves New Jersey. And that’s an order. The state Chamber of Commerce’s Walk to Washington on Thursday is one of the biggest annual networking extravaganzas in New Jersey politics. Elected officials — frequently from the governor on down — mingle with lobbyists, university presidents and […]

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‘Hi Haters’: Why New Jersey’s Twitter Account Is Like No Other

The two women who run New Jersey’s official state Twitter account, Megan Coyne and Pearl Gabel, know all about the reputation their home state has developed over decades. They are all too aware that New Jersey has often been derided as “the armpit of America” and ridiculed for the odor that the moniker implies. Though […]

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New Jersey to Become First State to Make Builders Consider Climate Change

New Jersey will become the first state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change, including rising sea levels, in order to win government approval for projects, Gov. Philip D. Murphy plans to announce on Monday. The move by Mr. Murphy, a Democrat, is part of a widening effort by states […]

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