Tag: Murphy, Philip D (1957- )

N.Y.C. Weather Updates: Snow Creates ‘Sloppy Rush Hour’

With more rain and snow expected on Monday night, officials in and around New York City were cautioning that the worst effects of a winter storm could be yet to come. “It’s going to be a really sloppy rush hour this evening,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. At around 2:30 p.m., […]

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How One Address Led to a $100 Million Tax Credit Scheme

PEARL RIVER, N.Y. — In the summer of 2015, Jaguar Land Rover North America told state officials in New Jersey that it was considering moving to an office development in New York called Blue Hill Plaza. To keep the automotive giant’s headquarters in New Jersey, the state offered $26 million in tax credits. So Jaguar […]

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To Push Gun Control, New Jersey Will Pressure Retailers and Banks

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — New Jersey intends to stop doing business with gun manufacturers and retailers that fail to adopt policies, like conducting background checks, to stop guns from falling into the wrong hands, becoming the first state to take such stringent action against the firearms industry. The state will also apply pressure on major financial […]

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Newark Water Crisis: Racing to Replace Lead Pipes in Under 3 Years

NEWARK — Weeks into an escalating public health crisis caused by elevated levels of lead in the water, officials announced on Monday a new $120 million plan to expedite the replacement of ancient service pipes in this city. The new financing will allow the city to replace the 18,000 buried lead service lines in the […]

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Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled

NEWARK — A growing crisis over lead contamination in drinking water gripped Newark on Wednesday as tens of thousands of residents were told to drink only bottled water, the culmination of years of neglect that has pushed New Jersey’s largest city to the forefront of an environmental problem afflicting urban areas across the nation. Urgent […]

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In Echo of Flint Lead Crisis, Newark Offers Bottled Water

For more than a year, Newark officials denied the city had a widespread lead problem with its drinking water. Then, in an abrupt shift last fall, New Jersey’s largest city began giving out water filters to some residents. On Sunday — two days after a scathing letter from the E.P.A. raised concerns about the safety […]

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Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

ImageCreditJames Steinberg On Aug. 1, New Jersey will become the eighth state to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives. On Sept. 15, Maine will become the ninth. So by October, 22 percent of Americans will live in places where residents with six months or less […]

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N.J. Transit Canceled More Than 60 Trains (and That Was Just in the Last Week)

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New Jersey Transit, the country’s third-busiest commuter railroad and an essential link to New York City, is not running out of excuses for failing to run its trains. It’s recycling them. Last week, the railroad canceled more than 60 […]

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New Jersey Governor Promises No State (or Beach) Shutdown

In New Jersey, a nasty fight among top Democratic elected leaders threatened to ruin escapes to the Jersey Shore. A new state budget is due by midnight Sunday. Without one the state would shut down, closing, among many other things, Island State Beach Park, a 10-mile stretch of sand along the Atlantic Ocean that’s a […]

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Why the Democratic Takeover in New Jersey Is More Civil War Than Progressive Revolution

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] On paper, Democrats in New Jersey have rarely commanded so much power: They control the governor’s office and both chambers of the Legislature, and a liberal surge last November nearly wiped congressional Republicans off the map. Just one G.O.P. […]

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Ending Secret ‘Dark Money’ Political Donations in New Jersey

Television viewers across New Jersey have been seeing a lot of Gov. Philip D. Murphy, standing tall against a deep blue sky in an ad campaign promoting his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. But while Mr. Murphy, a Democrat, may star in the ads, the money to pay for them came from a […]

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