Following New York City’s lead, Hoboken could become the first New Jersey city to refuse unvaccinated entry to a bar.

Hoboken City Councilor Michael DeFusco is offering a financial incentive for bars that verify COVID vaccination status as a condition of entry. He asks Mayor Ravi Bhalla to speed up the idea and implement it by decree.

Bhalla said all options were on the table to increase his town’s vaccination rate, but did not directly comment on Fusco’s proposal. Bhalla backed a plan to offer companies a financial incentive if at least 75% of their employees were vaccinated.

“Encouraging businesses that are ready to take further action to prevent the spread of this virus, especially well-packaged bars, is a victory for both public health and safety in our city and provides additional relief for small businesses. companies struggling to make ends meet. for a year and a half. – First Hoboken City Councilor
Michael DeFusco / Press release

Some restaurant and bar owners already don’t like it and think it would be too much to apply.

Jim McCue, who owns two bars in town, told he had enough trouble sorting through fake IDs to prove someone was 21, and noted that these vaccination cards of the CDC are even easier to tamper with.

Fake vax cards are already a growing problem. Some college kids paid $ 200 or more to get one to prove their immunization status to attend class. The FBI has identified a fake card business in Chicago. There have been local reports in other states of students using fake cards to stay in school.

There is no direct evidence that this is happening in New Jersey, but do a quick Google search and you will be able to find plenty of deals. At least eight colleges and universities in New Jersey require proof of vaccination to attend fall classes. Kean University was the first to announce it would cancel the enrollment of students who failed to provide proof of immunization status last week.

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NJ teachers and educators caught in sex crime busts

In recent years, state lawmakers have risen to the challenge of dealing with accused child predators in the ranks of teachers and educators.

In 2018, the so-called “pass the trash” law came into effect, requiring more stringent New Jersey educational background checks for child abuse and sexual misconduct.

The following people have been arrested in recent years. Some were found guilty and sentenced to prison terms, while others accepted plea deals for probation.

Other cases are still pending, including legal delays in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Point Pleasant Beach’s oceanfront location has been a source of pleasure for centuries.

The first permanent promenade was built in 1915 and in the late 1920s Orlo Jenkinson built the Jenkinson Pavilion and Pool.

Over the past 100 years, the community has grown into a vibrant resort destination for state residents and tourists.