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C19 Open Discussion Week 28c

From ROINJ: N.J. unemployment jumps again after milestone week After a week when unemployment claims slipped below the 20,000 mark in New Jersey, they jumped back up 25% during the week ended Sept. 19, according to the state Department of Labor … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 28b

From the NJ Herald: NJ contracted $37M for contact tracing. Was there a better way to use taxpayer dollars? It’s become a dangerous cycle. Public health funding is slashed. An emergency strikes. Governments pour money into the problem and then … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 28

From Apple, this time looking at NYC:

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C19 Open Discussion Week 27b

From the NY Post: Nearly half of NYC’s top earners have considered fleeing the city: poll Nearly half of New York City residents earning six figures or more have considered fleeing the Big Apple during the coronavirus crisis over cost-of-living concerns, according … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 27

From MarketWatch: ‘It’s a five-alarm fire, a 100-year fiscal tsunami’ As fall descends on their virus-weary city, New Yorkers have some fresh reasons for optimism. More people are out on the sidewalks. Gyms are open again. Though Broadway’s still dark and Manhattan … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 26c

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C19 Open Discussion Week 26b

From Politico: How Covid-19 made New Jersey’s Phil Murphy the most powerful governor in America New Jersey endows its governors with the most executive power in the nation. Chris Christie knew it and used that broad authority to become a … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 26

From the Star Ledger: N.J. was just approved for the new $300 unemployment benefit. But you’ll have to wait to get it. New Jersey was approved late Friday for an expanded $300unemployment benefit created by President Donald Trump after Congress couldn’t agree on a … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 25b

We haven’t taken a look at the mobility snapshot in a few weeks. Very interesting trends! Congratulations NJ – Keep Walking!

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C19 Open Discussion Week 25

From Eater: New Jersey Will Start Indoor Dining on Friday, While NYC Restaurants Still Have No Plan New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that the state’s restaurants will be allowed to resume indoor dining starting on Friday. Similar to NYC, the … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 24c

From the Jersey Journal: Hudson County real estate market thrives as NYC couples, families, continue migrating for more value For years, Hudson County real estate has enticed scores of New Yorkers to ditch the Big Apple in favor of more … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 24b

From the Star Ledger: Murphy hopes some N.J. indoor dining will reopen before mid-September With the state’s gyms allowed to reopen with restrictions next Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said he hopes to permit some indoor dining at bars and restaurants by the … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 24

6 months… From ROINJ: Gov. Murphy, asking for some internet friends: Where is COVID finish line? I didn’t intend for my tweet to start a Twitter storm. To be honest, I didn’t think it would draw as much attention as my shameless … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 23c

From CNBC: July home sales spike a record 24.7% as prices set a new high Sales of existing homes soared 24.7% in July from June, according to the National Association of Realtors.  That’s the strongest monthly gain in the history … Continue reading

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C19 Open Discussion Week 23b

From ABC News: NJ restaurant officials call on Gov. Murphy for timeline for indoor dining The New Jersey Restaurant Association is calling on Governor Phil Murphy to give them a timeline for indoor dining as they try to prepare for … Continue reading

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