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    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) lead over his Republican opponent has fallen to just six points less than one month out from the election, according to the latest poll. Conducted between October 15-18, the Emerson College/PIX 11 poll puts Phil Murphy ahead of Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli by just six points – 50 percent to 44 percent. With a sample...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBSN New York is holding in-depth conversations with the 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial candidates. CBS2’s Kristine Johnson spoke to Democratic candidate and incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy. READ MORE: Watch CBS2's Candidate Conversation With New Jersey Gov. Phil MurphyThe conversation started out with the topic of abortion rights, which Murphy has said will be number one on...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Join us tonight at 7 p.m. for our conversation with Gov. Phil Murphy as he seeks reelection in New Jersey. We’ll be pressing the governor on the top issues facing New Jersey residents, and asking him some questions you gave us for him! READ MORE: NYPD: Man, Woman Wanted After Shooting At Bronx House PartyYou can...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Up Close, we discuss booster shots and talk to Phil Murphy about the race for New Jersey governor.The number of COVID cases and deaths are still way too high, but no question -- the numbers are going down.The mandates are working, and more people are getting vaccinated.Now, there's a big boost...
    EDISON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli are on the campaign trail with just a few weeks left until Election Day. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden spent part of Friday in New Jersey, campaigning for Murphy in his bid for re-election. READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Candidates Offer Differing Visions For Tackling City's Graffiti...
    WASHINGTON -- First Lady Jill Biden is set to campaign Friday for Democrats in governors' races in Virginia and New Jersey, trying to boost the party's political fortunes in her most overt way since arriving at the White House nine months ago.Her involvement is the latest sign that Democrats are pulling out the stops in the upcoming elections, particularly in...
    New Jersey businessman and former state lawmaker Jack Ciattarelli told Fox News on Wednesday that despite his race being the less narrow of the two governors races this November, he and his team are confident they can pull off an upset and unseat liberal Democratic Gov. Philip Murphy. Ciattarelli told "Hannity" that despite about a 10-point polling deficit, he predicts...
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and leaders from the Essex County Education Association (ECEA) were photographed maskless at the Garden State Equality Ball on October 8. In August, Murphy imposed a mask mandate for students, educators, and faculty in New Jersey schools. The ECEA tweeted images of the governor and association members enjoying the event maskless but quickly deleted...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and state officials will provide a COVID-19 update on Wednesday. Murphy will be joined by Health Commissioner Persichilli, Dr. Christina Tan, State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan, and Acting Department of Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman. The briefing will take place at 2 p.m. and will be streamed on CBSN Philly...
    GLASSBORO, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There’s just three weeks to go before New Jersey voters pick a governor, and Tuesday night, the two candidates will face off in the second and final debate. As CBS2’s Nick Caloway reports, the first debate between Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli, was a tense one. READ MORE: New Jersey...
    GLASSBORO, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey’s final gubernatorial debate is set for Tuesday at 8 p.m. Democratic Governor Phil Murphy will face off against Republican Jack Ciattarelli at Rowan University for the 60-minute long debate. Murphy is vying to keep his seat for a second term, while Ciattarelli looks to win a first term. The two will battle it...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, along with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, are joining a national initiative to combat gun violence. They will join New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont for a virtual press conference on the initiative, which will include an effort to share gun crime data. The briefing will take place at...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and state officials will give a COVID update Wednesday afternoon. Murphy will be joined by Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, Department of Health Communicable Disease Service Medical Director Dr. Ed Lifshitz, and State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan. The briefing is expected to take place at 1 p.m. and will be streamed...
    A teenage surfer is credited with saving the lives of three swimmers stranded by Jersey Shore rip currents. The men were caught in the offshore rip tide Sunday in Bay Head, according to News 12. Kayla Smith, 16, of Point Pleasant dove in with her surfboard to rescue the trio from the ocean -- all in one swift move --...
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli faced off for the first time on the debate stage Tuesday. Murphy is trying to become the first Democrat to win a second term in the state in more than four decades. READ MORE: Doctors Say Patients May Need More Than Diet, Exercise To Shed...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) â New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican Jack Ciattarelli sparred in an at-times testy and raucous debate Tuesday in the first of two meetings in this yearâs campaign for governor. Murphy, a first-term Democrat, and Ciattarelli, a former GOP Assembly member, met at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark in a debate interrupted...
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican Jack Ciattarelli will meet Tuesday in the first of two debates in this year's campaign for governor.It'll be the first head-to-head matchup between the two and comes with mail-in ballots already in voters' hands.Murphy is trying to become the first Democrat in 44 years to win reelection...
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Republican rival Jack Ciattarelli will meet in their first debate at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Performing Arts Center in NewarkThe debate at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark will air live on Channel 7, WABC-TV, and our streaming platforms.Sade Baderinwa of WABC-TV along...
    NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey will institute universal pre-kindergarten across the state for all 3- and 4-year-olds, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday.Murphy, a Democrat running for reelection this year, has increased state funding for pre-K since he took office in 2018 by 35%, but the pledge Thursday will expand the availability of early childhood education.So far in the state, 140...
    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey is expanding its funding for pre-K education. Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Thursday at an Early Childhood Center in Bergen County that his administration will spend $17 million to fund more than 1,100 additional full-day, pre-K slots. Murphy said it’s a step toward fully funding pre-K throughout the state. READ MORE: Fight Outside...
    MORRIS COUNTY (CBS) — Gov. Phil Murphy has confirmed two more lives lost to Ida, bringing the total to 29 in New Jersey. He also announced that the state has received another disaster declaration for Morris County. That makes a total of 11 counties, including Gloucester and Mercer Counties, in New Jersey now eligible for federal disaster relief funds. READ...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — FEMA has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for six counties in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. The declaration allows individuals in Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset counties to register for direct assistance for Ida-related recovery. Home repairs, temporary housing, low-cost loans, and other programs are among the assistance available to help residents...
    LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey -- Governor Phil Murphy will take a look at the devastation in Lambertville, New Jersey on Monday morning.Flooding from the swollen Delaware River went crashing into homes and businesses as the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit last week.Almost half the properties in town sustained flood damage."It's a very hurtful time right now. You could have never expected...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy appeared on Face the Nation Sunday morning. Murphy said the Garden State is going to continue to ask for federal assistance in the wake of Ida’s remnants. “Destruction of both homes, small businesses, roadways, in some cases schools,” Murphy said. “Folks, first responders were extraordinarily heroic, folks up and down the...
    The following is a transcript of an interview with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy that aired on Sunday, September 5, 2021, on "Face the Nation." WEIJIA JIANG: We turn now to the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Ida's path measured more than a thousand miles from where it made landfall in Louisiana through the northeast, bringing torrential...
    A recent poll reveals New Jersey’s Gov. Phil Murphy (D) is in a dead heat with Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli, according to Fabrizio, Lee & Associates. Only separated by three points (45-48 percent), Murphy leads Ciattarelli with 12 percent of Democrats in New Jersey breaking for the Republican. The poll’s margin of error is four percent. When respondents were asked if...
    MULLICA HILL, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to tour the damage left behind by a tornado that ripped through Mullica Hill Wednesday as remnants of Ida tore through the region. The press conference will be on CBSN Philly at 10 a.m. What: Gov. Murphy to tour tornado-damaged neighborhood of Mullica Hill in Harrison...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There is a new recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the upcoming Labor Day Weekend. People who are not vaccinated should not travel because of surging COVID-19 cases. There are also concerns about students spreading the virus as they head back to school. READ MORE: Several Large And Extremely Dangerous Tornadoes Tear...
    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There were reports of deaths in parts of New Jersey as remnants of Hurricane Ida caused damage all across the state Wednesday. Passaic Mayor Hector Lora confirmed to CBS2 that they have reports of multiple fatalities in their downtown area. READ MORE: Ida Impact: 70-Year-Old Man Killed In Passaic Flood Water, Mayor Says They are believed...
    BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A 19-year-old lifeguard was killed and seven other people were injured by a lightning strike at the Jersey Shore on Monday. It happened at the 21st Avenue beach in the South Seaside Park section of Berkeley Township. Police responded to the scene around 4:35 p.m. to find eight total victims, including four lifeguards. READ MORE:...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy should move quickly to get hundreds of millions of dollars in federal rental assistance funds to those in need, nearly all of the state’s U.S. House delegation said in a letter to him Monday. The letter called on Murphy, a fellow Democrat, to expedite bulk payments to landlords and utility companies...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will be updating the public on the latest COVID-19 news in the Garden State on Monday. Murphy will be joined by Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, Department of Health Communicable Disease Service Medical Director Dr. Edward Lifshitz, and State Police Superintendent Col. Pat Callahan. The briefing will take place at 1 p.m....
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy established a task force Friday to aid Afghan refugees coming into the state. Murphy, a Democrat, signed an executive order creating the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance with the aim of ensuring New Jersey is prepared to receive and assist those coming into the state. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check:...
    TRENTON, New Jersey -- For the first time since May there are more than 1,000 COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the state of New Jersey.A chart from New Jersey's COVID-19 website shows 1,012 people hospitalized as of Tuesday.The last time the state reported more than 1,000 hospitalizations was on May 11."We've come too far to go backward. Data shows the vaccines...
    HELMETTA, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy toured the widespread damage and flooding in Middlesex County, the hardest area hit by Henri.Darcie Hall recently renovated her precious home in Helmetta, New Jersey.Her carpet has been ripped out, half the drywall and insulation are gone and her appliances are shot."I'm trying to get the dogs out and as...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Phil Murphy is signing anti-hazing legislation into law Tuesday. It’s named for a student who died after a fraternity initiation. READ MORE: Parents Thank Lifeguards Who Saved Their Son At Long Island Pool Tim Piazza, a 19-year-old of Readington, died in 2017 after a night of drinking and hazing at Penn State University fraternity Beta...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Gov. Phil Murphy is signing anti-hazing legislation into law Tuesday. It’s named for a student who died after a fraternity initiation. READ MORE: Parents Thank Lifeguards Who Saved Their Son At Long Island Pool Tim Piazza, a 19-year-old of Readington, died in 2017 after a night of drinking and hazing at Penn State University fraternity Beta...
    Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all of the state's workers, teachers and school employees. Those who are not vaccinated will be subject to regular testing -- weekly, at minimum. NEW: All state employees – including those at state agencies, authorities, and public colleges and universities – are required to complete a full vaccination course...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that the COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for all teachers and staff in grades preschool to Grade 12. Any employee who doesn’t comply with the mandate by Oct. 18 will be subject to testing at a minimum of one to two times per week. “Scientific data shows that vaccination and...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — CBS3 has learned that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will hold a press conference on Monday at 1 p.m. where he’s expected to make vaccines mandatory for all teachers and staff. Anyone not vaccinated would likely have to agree to regular COVID testing. The Garden State would be among the first in the nation to enact this...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Crowds gathered in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday to support the local Afghan community and families separated by the conflict happening overseas. Organizers say Sunday’s Stand with Philadelphia’s Afghan Community rally was a call for humanitarian and diplomatic support for the thousands seeking to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban forces gained power within recent days.  Families separated during this...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — Governor Phil Murphy says Afghan refugees are welcome in the Garden State. He sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Sunday. “These brave individuals and families — many of whom have worked to assist our military or put their own lives on the line in support of human rights and American initiatives — must not...
    HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey is already dealing with power outages and flooding associated with Hurricane Henri. The state is not projected to get a direct hit, but the northern half experienced flash flooding from the storm’s torrential rain overnight and early Sunday morning. READ MORE: Tracking Henri: Hurricane, Tropical Storm Warnings Issued Throughout Tri-State Area CBS2’s Christina Fan...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A new poll shows New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy with a substantial lead in his bid for reelection. The Monmouth University poll found 52% of voters surveyed support Murphy over his Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli, who got 36%. When it comes to the most important issue, 41% of voters said it’s the COVID pandemic, followed by...