Recent Articles from Daniel J. Munoz
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.
Murphy: Center of COVID outbreaks returning to North Jersey
Data released Thursday by the New Jersey Department of Health show the highest counts of positive cases come from Essex, Union and Hudson counties, as the state logs its fifth consecutive day of more than 1,000 new daily instances of the virus.
Murphy, First Lady exposed to COVID-19 at outdoor bar in Hoboken
During an interview on 1010 WINS AM radio, the governor said that he and everyone at the table had taken off their masks. “Obviously, you can’t eat or drink through a mask,” he said. “At the table, you're having a drink, you're eating something."
$1.2B of FEMA jobless aid coming in days, after weeks of delays
The state labor department said the federal unemployment relief payments, which max out at $1,800, will be distributed over the next two business days.
NJ Transit eyes green alternative to Meadowlands power plant
“We heard the public comments loud and clear and recognize as we move forward there is a need for NJ Transit to focus on the environment and it should be transparent,” Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, who serves as NJ Transit’s board chair, said during the Oct. 21 board meeting when the $577 million Transitgrid was announced.
Murphy admin unveils $23M for post-COVID workforce training
“Too many people are not just unemployed, but they’re giving up, and this is an effort to track them down and bring them back,” the governor said announcing the initiative at Camden County College in Blackwood.
NJ hits highest COVID hospitalizations in 3 months (updated)
Oct. 21 also marks the fourth day in a row that the state logged more than 1,000 new positive cases of the virus, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Health.
Murphy to self-quarantine after exposure to COVID-positive patient (updated)
“I will now, unfortunately, have to take myself off the field,” Murphy said in the middle of a press announcement at Camden County College in Blackwood, prompting him to immediately leave the event.
Trump, Biden debate: Here’s how to place your bets
Draftkings and FanDuel will both allow patrons to place wagers on topics as varied as which candidate goes first, the questions that will be asked to President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, insults that the two might hurl at each other, or the color tie they will each wear.