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From the office of Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney
JUNE 2021 Newsletter
Dear Friends, 
 
Legislation bill A-5777 was held in the Assembly last voting session. This bill would end the public health emergency but would allow executive orders issued by Governor Murphy to continue until 2022.

A-5777 would keep 15 of the governor’s executive orders in place until Jan. 1, 2022, and would allow him to alter and continue making rules on vaccine distribution, virus testing, health care staff allocation, data collection and coordination with local health departments.

For the past 15 months the Governor’s executive orders have taken a toll on our children’s physical and emotional health. This is holding back our economy and state from prospering economically and giving the legislature no more power than we had before.

A-5777 will be back in the NJ Assembly on June 3rd. I will be a NO vote on this bill. I also oppose the requirement for children wearing masks when they return to school in the fall.

Thank you for all of your support!
 
Sincerely,
 
Kevin J. Rooney
Assemblyman
Message from the Assemblyman:
MY LEGISLATION

I call upon my colleagues to finally pass this bipartisan bill A-1521/S-89 in both the Assembly, Senate and Governor Murphy.

A-1521 Authorizes the creation of special license plates commemorating horse as the State animal. The proceeds of the fund are to be appropriated annually to the department to support any departmental program to support the health and well being of horses and to provide therapeutic riding to individuals with special needs such as wounded warriors with PTSD. SEE BILL
GOVERNOR MURPHYS NEW LIMITS

NEW: Effective June 4th, we will remove all indoor gathering limits.
 
We will also lift the 30% limit on large indoor venues with a fixed seating capacity of 1,000 or greater.
EVENTS

Congratulations to former Boonton Mayor Matthew DiLauri on winning the 2021 Church Street Meatball Competition. 

Congratulations to all the competitors and to Marie & Justin Calamusa our gracious hosts for the days event.
Congratulations to Pioneer Academy class of 2021
OBSERVATIONS

D-Day WWII
On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D.
Flag Day
People across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption.
The Birthday of the U.S. Army
Every year on June 14th, the United States Army celebrates its creation in 1775.
Formed from amateur troops of volunteer soldiers defending colonies against British tyranny, the oldest military force in the United States began before the U.S. formally existed.
Fathers Day
In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed an executive order that the holiday be celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Under President Richard Nixon, in 1972, Congress passed an act officially making Father's Day a national holiday.
HEROES BEHIND THE BADGE
Two Ocean Township Police Officers (Ocean County) and one from the Ocean County Sheriff's Department saved the life of a 10-month-old boy who had become unresponsive at a Dunkin' Donuts on Route 9 earlier this month. Read here:
Manchester Township Police have released dash cam video footage of how they safely deescalated a situation where a Whiting woman had stabbed a car and was carrying a large knife down a road in the Cedar Glen Lakes section. Read here:
CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Please be aware that the COVID-19 Vaccine page and FAQs are now live on the COVID-19 Info Hub! The State of New Jersey’s goal is to ensure an equitable and efficient COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please see the materials below and attached for the most up to date information on the State’s Vaccine Distribution Efforts.

 
Finally, my staff and I have received several queries about unemployment during the pandemic. Below are some helpful resources:

Summer Corn Salad
Ingredients:
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

 
Instructions:
  • In a small bowl, whisk 4 teaspoons oil, lime juice, salt and pepper sauce; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook and stir corn in remaining oil over medium-high heat until tender.
  • Transfer to a salad bowl; cool slightly.
  • Add the tomatoes, cucumber, onion and mint.
  • Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before serving or refrigerate until chilled.
  • Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.
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