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From the office of Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney
March 2020 Newsletter
Dear New Jerseyans,

First, I want to say thank you to all the doctors, nurses, hospital employees, first responders and all the essential workers who have assisted during this pandemic and continue to serve our community. I also want to thank all the mayors and elected officials for their around-the-clock work during these past few months. To all our residents who suffered financial loss and personal loss, my heart goes out to you and your families. Please practice social distancing, follow CDC guidelines and stay safe.
Congratulations to our elementary, middle school, high school, and college graduates of the class of 2020. Whether the next step for our graduating college class is traveling abroad, beginning a career or taking time off to explore different interests or skills, I am excited to see the outstanding accomplishments they will achieve in the future. Teachers, parents and guardians should feel proud of this achievement, as well, and I thank them for helping develop an outstanding group of students.
I will continue fighting for my constituents and prioritize fiscal responsibility in order to keep hard working families and businesses in our great state. I will continue keeping you updated on any new legislation as we carry forward. 

Kevin J. Rooney
Message from the Assemblyman:
Rooney's Recipes
Assemblyman and winner of Food Network's "Chopped" shares his favorite recipes
No- Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake

1 ½ cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup white sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
6 tablespoons butter, melted

1 cup cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup mascarpone cheese at room temperature

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest 
2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅓ cup white sugar
1 ¼ cups cold heavy whipping cream
20 large fresh strawberries, hulled and halved lengthwise, or as needed
24 large fresh blueberries, or as needed

Step 1: Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, cocoa powder, and melted butter in a bowl until mixture is thoroughly combined and crumbly.

Step 2: Transfer crust mixture to a 9x11-inch baking dish. Press crust into bottom of dish until smooth and even. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.

Step 3: Mix cream cheese and mascarpone cheese in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract into mixture.

Step 4: Whisk 1/3 cup sugar into whipping cream in a separate metal or glass bowl until the cream is fluffy and forms soft peaks. Add whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture and gently whisk until filling is soft, fluffy, and well combined.

Step 5: Spoon filling on top of the graham cracker crust, spreading and smoothing the top. Tap the pan gently on a work surface several times to settle the crust and filling. Cover pan tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set, at least 3 hours.

Step 6: Starting at the bottom long edge of the cake, arrange strawberry halves in a horizontal line with the pointed bottoms of the strawberry halves pointing to the right. Start a second stripe of strawberry halves at the top right of the cake, arranging strawberries with the bottoms pointing right in a line stretching about 2/3 of the length of the cake.

Step 7: Continue to make strawberry stripes, starting about 3/4 inch up from the bottom stripe and laying down 3 more stripes stretching the full length of the cake. Make 1 more line of strawberries beneath the short stripe to leave a square space for the blue field of stars.

Step 8: Lay a line of blueberries with the blossom ends pointing up in the upper left square space. Continue to lay down blueberries in lines, berries touching the previous line, until the square is filled with blueberries. Cut cake into squares to serve.
Fourth of July
This year, the summer began a little different, but for many Americans summer will not quite feel like summer until the fourth of July decorations come out around our neighborhoods. In the United States, the fourth of July “Independence Day” is a celebratory time of fireworks, barbecues, and comradery, and for so many people around the nation, it is big part of their identity. Enjoy the holiday and be safe! 
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