Recent Articles from Daniel J. Munoz
NJ quarantine list balloons to 45 US states, territories
Though it isn't among the two new additions, the Garden State does qualify for the advisory, with the state's daily COVID count hitting 1,663 positive cases on Oct. 27.
Lawmakers want legalization bills passed in weeks; industry not so sure
The head of the state’s medical marijuana program cast doubt on just how realistic of a timeline that would be for New Jersey, should voters approve the move to allow adult-use cannabis in November's general election.
23K businesses pre-register to apply for $70M in COVID-relief from NJEDA
The deadline to fill out the mandatory information to be eligible for apply for the state funds is 5 p.m. on Oct. 27.
Atlantic City joining major South Jersey businesses for STEM training program
The partnership will rely on cooperation from and with anchor institutions like AtlantiCare, Exelon, the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, Ørsted, South Jersey Industries and Stockton University.
COVID vaccine won’t be mandatory, Murphy admin says (updated)
“What we’re hoping is through public awareness, education, bringing in partners to help us reach … diverse groups through the state, that people will make a choice to be vaccinated,” New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said. “We have to do our job and our role of making sure that it’s a safe and efficacious vaccine."
Contact tracers hit brick wall, lack of cooperation as second wave mounts
The state logged 1,223 new cases of COVID-19 on Oct. 26, marking one straight week of daily counts above 1,000.
Murphy, First Lady, most of governor’s office test negative for COVID-19
Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy remain in self-quarantine following exposure just over a week ago at the outdoor bar of the Pilsener House & Biergarten in Hoboken.
Murphy extends COVID public health emergency amid 2nd wave
The move came on the same day that New Jersey's daily count of new cases of the virus pushed near 2,000—the highest since the spring.
Nearly 150K bets placed on Thursday’s presidential debate
Nearly 150,000 online bets were placed on last night’s presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden - the last time the two candidates faced off head-to-head before Nov. 3.
COVID has wrecked NJ Transit budget, but fares will not go up next year
NJ transit marked $860 million in decimated revenue from the loss of ticket sales, commercial revenue and state subsidies.
American Water finishes $12.7M purchase Long Hill sewage, water system
Residents narrowly approved the takeover in a municipal referendum during the November 2019 elections by a two-to-one margin. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved the takeover at a May 20 board meeting.
As NYC commuters work in NJ amid COVID, lawmakers hope to grab tax dollars still paid to NY
A bill that a Senate panel approved Thursday would have the State Treasury look at how tax dollars could be captured during the pandemic, which by some estimates can drag on well into 2021.