Investigators Find Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women From 2013 through 2020; Gov. Says He Won't Resign

Gerard J. Gallagher of Gloucester City, Member of K of C Council #674, Hibernians, Ft. Mercer Club, Pine Grove Civic Assn.

NJ NEWS COMMONS: HEALTH WORKERS MUST GET VACCINATED, OR TEST WEEKLY

 


Workers at various public facilities — such as hospitals, jails, veterans homes, behavioral health centers, long-term care, assisted living centers — must be fully vaccinated by Sept. 7th, the Murphy administration announced yesterday.

That deadline is firm: “no exceptions, no extensions,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. Workers who insist on opting out of a COVID vaccine must be tested for the virus weekly, at a minimum. (NJ Spotlight News / WHYY / Philadelphia Inquirer)

COPS CAN'T STOP CARS IF PLATE IS SLIGHTLY OBSCURED

 
Yesterday, the state Supreme Court ruled that police officers can't stop a car just because its license plate isn't perfectly visible. If a license plate holder is only slightly covering the plate, a traffic stop isn't warranted — as long as the crucial data (number, etc.) is visible, the court decided. (Asbury Park Press)
  • "Traffic stops and their resulting consequences have an overwhelming and disproportionate impact on people of color, making today’s opinion an important step toward racial equity in New Jersey," a spokesperson for the state chapter of the ACLU said in a statement.

COMPANIES CAN REQUIRE WORKERS TO GET VACCINATED

 
Gov. Phil Murphy made an additional COVID announcement about workers yesterday. Companies can choose to tell their employees and contractors that they must get vaccinated for COVID-19, or they will lose their jobs. It's not a state-wide mandate or requirement: every company must create its own policy.

"Private-sector employers are equally and fully empowered to work on a more ambitious timeline," Gov. Phil Murphy said, "or to require either a more rigorous testing regime — or eliminate that option completely and require all employees to be vaccinated as a matter of their continued employment.” (ROI-NJ)

CDC: MASKS SHOULD BE WORN INDOORS IN 20 NJ COUNTIES


The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has announced a new recommendation for anyone who lives in a county with a "substantial" or "high" level of COVID infection. If that's you — and in New Jersey, it's everyone unless you live in Warren County — you should wear a mask indoors, even if you're vaccinated. Yes, even if you're vaccinated. (NJ.com / NorthJersey)
 

😷 Coronavirus—

  • Gov. moves slowly on mask mandate for public (NJ Spotlight News)
  • Target will require masks for employees in high-risk areas (NJ.com)
  • Kids under 12 are getting their shot at vaccine clinical trials (WHYY)
  • Delta’s power means return to safeguards, experts say (NJ Spotlight)
  • COVID vaccines more than 99.9% effective, Murphy says (NJ.com)
  • Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency overseeing COVID homeowner relief lacked proper anti-fraud measures, suit claims (NorthJersey)
  • Philly region seeing a ‘substantial’ spread of COVID-19, expanding the area where indoor masks are recommended (Philadelphia Inquirer)
 

☝️ Lastly—

  • Ciattarelli to name former Sen. Diane Allen as running mate (Politico)
  • Workforce development, training is now top issue for Sherrill (ROI-NJ)
  • Investment laws police NJ’s pension fund (NJ Spotlight News)
  • Sourland fundraiser returns: cyclists, runners, hikers (Planet Princeton)
  • JC imposed a new fee on residents — now, a backlash (Jersey Journal)
  • Montclair State U. welcomes new president Jonathan Koppell (MSU)
  • Police officers shouldn’t stop drivers for partially covered license plates, state Supreme Court says (NJ.com)
PLUS — not everything is terrible:
  • Couple’s famed light display becoming a Christmas village (NJ.com)
  • Urban Vegan to hold ribbon-cutting Thursday in Newark (ROI-NJ)

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