New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

Judy Persichilli
WBGO

State Health Commissioner Judith Persichelli announced at the public awareness campaign will be launched next week, with youg adults among the targeted audience.

She reiterated during Monday’s COVID-19 briefing that young adults in the Garden State are the fastest-growing group testing positive for the coronavirus because of parties being held among the 18-29 age group. “I want to especially emphasize to our young people that they are not invincible or immune to COVID-19,” she said.

NJ Transit
Edwin J. Torres/Office of Gov. Phil Murphy

Gov. Phil Murphy signed Monday an executive order that lifts the 50% capacity limit on NJ Transit, along with private-carrier buses, trains, light rail, and AccessLink vehicles. The limit will be lifted at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

As people are starting to return to work, Murphy said, officials are seeing vehicle capacities reach the current 50% limit. “We want to ensure that people are able to get to their jobs, and that the system continues operating as efficiently as possible,” the governor said.

Beaches
npr.org

New Jersey and New York City residents head into the Fourth of July weekend with several restrictions still in place.

WBGO's Doug Doyle has the rundown.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
WBGO

The latest edition of Ask Governor Murphy on June 4 focused on how New Jersey is handling the protests surrounding the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the latest restrictions in New Jersey concerning the coronavirus.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, practicing social distancing, joined the show from his home.

The show was hosted by WNYC's Nancy Solomon.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

The latest edition of Ask Governor Murphy on April 23 focused on how New Jersey is handling the coronavirus.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, practicing social distancing, joined the show from his home.  The show was hosted by WNYC's Nancy Solomon.

Calls and social media questions focused on nursing homes, the need for more PPE, unemployment and the desire for the Governor to change his mind about closing the state's parks and golf courses,

Governor Murphy
WBGO

The next edition of Ask Governor Murphy is Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. on WBGO and here at wbgo.org.

Join host Nancy Solomon of WNYC and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy as they talk about New Jersey's response to the coronavirus outbreak and it's impact on education, personal income and safey, state government and healthcare.

The number to call is 844-677-9283, or on social media with #askgovmurphy.

Submit your questions in advance at AskGovMurphy.org.

Parks
Seth Wenig/AP

There’s a growing call to reopen parks in New Jersey after they were shut by Governor Murphy to help slow the spread of coronavirus. 

The governor shut state and county parks earlier in the month. He says he got reports of too many people forming gatherings in the parks which disobey social distancing rules.

However, a number of politicians including Republican Assemblyman Jay Webber say closing all of them went too far

“Break up the groups that are not obeying the social distancing guidelines.”

Coronavirus Cases Escalate in New York and New Jersey

Mar 30, 2020
Governor Murphy
WPVI-TV

The positive cases and deaths of coronavirus continue to climb. New York State leads the way with nearly 60,000 cases and New Jersey is second in the nation with more than 11,000 cases as of Sunday.

There are more than 1,000 virus related deaths between the two states. Stats show the hospitalization rate for coronavirus patients is doubling every six days now in New York State. It’s decreasing because it wasn’t too long ago it was every 2 days.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

The March (24) edition of Ask Governor Murphy on WBGO was an opportunity for concerned residents to reach out to Governor Phil Murphy and hear how the state is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

The Governor took calls and social media questions from all over state.  Governor Murphy joined the show from his home and announced the death toll in New Jersey is up to 44 with more than 36-hundred coronavirus cases in the state.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

The next edition of Ask Governor Murphy is Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. on WBGO and here at wbgo.org.

Join host Nancy Solomon of WNYC and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy as they talk about New Jersey's response to the coronavirus outbreak and it's impact on education, personal income and safey, state government and healthcare. 

The number to call is 844-677-9283, or on social media with #askgovmurphy. Submit your questions in advance at AskGovMurphy.org.

coronavirus
bloomberg.com

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says the state is struggling to get enough medical supplies and personal protective equipment to deal with the coronavirus.

The Democrat told N-B-C’s Today Show this morning that the Trump administration told governors that PART of that burden lies with individual states.

coronavirus
CDC

There’s now a ban on gatherings of 50 people or more in New York State. All schools statewide will close by Wednesday. Most are already closed.

Governor Cuomo announced a number of new restrictions and orders Monday in an effort to help control the spread of coronavirus. The governor is ordering local governments to reduce the office workforce by at least 50 percent.

He says casinos, theaters and gyms will all close. Restaurants will be limited to takeout and delivery.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

The next edition of Ask Governor Murphy is tonight at 7 p.m. on WBGO and www.wbgo.org. 

Join host Nancy Solomon of WNYC and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy as they talk about such topics as sexaul harrassment in the workplace, Ice deployment to sanctuary cities like Newark, NJ Transit and teacher accountability.

The number to call is 844-677-9283, or on social media with #askgovmurphy.

Submit your questions in advance at AskGovMurphy.org.

Alexandra Hill / WBGO News

New Jersey's own rock legend, Jon Bon Jovi, was on hand today for the opening of his new JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurant at Rutgers University-Newark.  

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

The latest edition of Ask Governor Murphy, hosted by WNYC's Nancy Solomon, focused on several key topics including how Governor Murphy feels about the U.S. airstrike that killed an Iranian General, increased reports of sexual assaults in state government and the recent increase in hate crimes.

Ask Governor Murphy is a WBGO News production in collaboration with WHYY and WNYC.  The monthly show originates from the WBGO studios in Newark.

During the show, the number to call is 844-677-9283, or on social media with #askgovmurphy.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

WBGO, in collaboration with WNYC and WHYY, presents tonight at 8 o'clock the next edition of Ask Governor Murphy, a live call-in broadcast with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

The number to call is 844-677-9283, or on social media with #askgovmurphy.

Governor Murphy and host Nancy Solomon of WNYC will discuss such issues as opioid addiction, sexual assaults in state government and anti-semitic violence and much more on the one-hour monthly show.  Submit your questions in advance at AskGovMurphy.org.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

The December 19 Ask Governor Murphy program focuses on a recent hate crime incident in Jersey City and several of the legislative measures that await Governor Murphy's signature.

Host Nancy Solomon of WNYC and Governor Murphy took phone calls and social media questions during the one-hour show in the WBGO studios in Newark.

Click above to hear the entire show.

The next show is set for January 8 at 7pm.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

WBGO has an exciting night of special programming this evening starting off with our monthly call-in program Newark Today, hosted by NJTV's Michael Hill.  Mayor Ras Baraka will be one of our guest as topics such as New York's homeless policies and Newark's drinking water are sure to prompt discussions and phone calls.

After that 7pm show, the next edition of Ask Governor Murphy will follow at 8pm. 

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO News

How is Governor Phil Murphy doing? Did you vote in the November election?  We want to hear from you tonight when the next edition of Ask Governor Murphy which airs this evening November 13 on WBGO at 7pm.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

One of the many topics of the November 13 Ask Governor Murphy show on WBGO was what was Governor Phil Murphy's reaction to the November election in New Jersey and the United States.

Host Nancy Solomon of WNYC was in the WBGO studios with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. 

Ask Governor Murphy is a WBGO News production in collaboration with WNYC and WHYY.

Click above to hear the entire one hour call-in show.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO News

Last night's Ask Governor Murphy call-in show on WBGO covered a range of topics including lead in the drinking water, vaping, the Meadowlands power plant and NJ Transit.

WBGO News Director Doug Doyle filled in for regular host Nancy Solomon of WNYC.

Ask Governor Murphy is a WBGO News production in collaboration with WNYC  in New York and WHYY in Philadelphia.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

WBGO, in collaboration with WNYC and WHYY, presents tonight at 8 o'clock the next edition of Ask Governor Murphy, a live call-in broadcast with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The number to call is 844-677-9283, or on social media with #askgovmurphy.

Filling in tonight for host (WNYC's) Nancy Solomon is WBGO News Director Doug Doyle.

Governor Murphy and Doyle will discuss such issues as vaping, lead in drinking water, NJ Transit and much more on the one-hour monthly show.  Submit your questions in advance at AskGovMurphy.org.

On the latest edition of the show, Gov. Murphy speaks with WNYC’s Nancy Solomon about the tap water situation in Newark. The Governor emphasizes that it’s not just a local problem but a national crisis, with so many towns and cities using old lead pipes.

The Governor also addresses storm preparedness for Dorian, his endoresement of US Senator Cory Booker of NJ for president, and the American Dream Meadowlands shopping center.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO News

On the most recent edition of Ask Governor Murphy on WBGO, Goveror Murphy spoke with host Nancy Solomon about what's being done about the high levels of lead in Newark's drinking water.  Governor Murphy made it clear that it's not just a local problem, but a national crisis with so many towns and cities using old lead pipes.

Click above to hear Governor Murphy from the August 14 edition of Ask Governor Murphy.

Ang Santos / WBGO

New Jersey officials say its unclear why samples of drinking water in Newark exceeded the US Environmental Protection Agency's standards for allowable levels of lead, even as those homes used EPA certified water filters.  

Of the three recent samples of water taken from Newark homes, only one came back with levels of lead reduced to the EPA's standard.  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe says she's meeting with federal officials to discuss what steps should be taken beyond handing out bottles of water to residents.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO News

What do you think about the Newark water crisis? As chair-elect of the Democratic Governor's Association, what can Governor Murphy do to stop the mass shootings across the country? Do you think the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford going to be a positive move?  These are some of the topics that we'll address tomorrow night (Wednesday August 14) during the next edition of Ask Governor Murphy airs on WBGO at 8pm.

Host Nancy Solomon and Governor Murphy will be in the WBGO studios taking your phone calls and social media questions.

Ask Governor Murphy
WBGO

WBGO, in collaboration with WNYC and WHYY hosts "Ask Governor Murphy," a live call-in broadcast with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Do you have a question? Ask it here!

The show will feature the Governor as well as topical guests from our partners. WNYC's Nancy Solomon will host. Tune in at 7 p.m., July 17 to WBGO, 88.3FM or here at WBGO.org.

Ang Santos / WBGO

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that could help revitalize blighted areas in towns and cities.  

The New Jersey Land Bank Law allows municipalities to use public or nonprofit entities as an agent to acquire abandoned properties and revitalize them to benefit neighborhoods. Governor Murphy says it gives cities like Newark, Paterson, and Elizabeth another tool to reshape communities.

Murphy Pitches NJ Opportunity Zones to Investors

May 21, 2019
Ang Santos / WBGO

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is making a pitch to investors to take advantage of the state’s Opportunity Zones, neighborhoods designated by a federal program designed to drive long-term capital investments into low-income communities.  

Ask Governor Murphy
Ask Governor Murphy

The latest edition of Ask Governor Murphy, aired on WBGO May 1 and prompted calls and social media questions about the environment, transportation, the state's tax incentive program and many other topics.

Governor Phil Murphy joined host Nancy Solomon for the one-hour monthly program.  Ask Governor Murphy is a WBGO News production in collaboration with WNYC and WHYY.

Click above to hear the entire program. 

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