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Governor Murphy Delays Trip, Manages State Response to Two-Part Winter Storm

Governor Murphy delayed an out of state trip as he and state officials managed the response to the first winter storm of the season. Making stops at the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Operations Center, the Statewide Traffic Management Center, the Hightstown Turnpike Yard, numerous State Police stations, and maintenance facilities, Governor Murphy coordinated the state's efforts to keep residents safe during the storm.


Governor Murphy Attends Announcement of Greg Schiano as New Rutgers University Football Head Coach

Governor Murphy attended the announcement of Greg Schiano's return as Head Coach of Rutgers Football. Standing with Rutgers University President Robert Barchi and Athletic Director Pat Hobbs, Governor Murphy welcomed Coach Schiano back to New Jersey.
"150 years ago, college football began right here at Rutgers University. Today, a new era begins," said Governor Murphy. "Like countless Scarlet Knight fans, I cannot wait for the opening kickoff of the 2020 season."


Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Attend Memorial Services for Monsignor Philip Lowery

Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy, along with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, State Police Superintendent Colonel Patrick Callahan, Director of NJOHSP Jared Maples, among many other mourners, attended the memorial services for Monsignor Philip Lowery. Monsignor Lowery, in addition to being the pastor of Governor Murphy's home parish, served as chaplain for the State Police.

"We knew Monsignor Lowery first as pastor at our home parish, St. James Church in Red Bank, where he spent nearly three-quarters of his four decades in the priesthood," said Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy. "He was one of the very first people we met when we moved to New Jersey and was a friend and mentor to his last day. He played unparalleled roles for us as he blessed our house back in 1998 before we moved in, stood beside Phil as he was sworn in to become ambassador in 2009 then as governor in 2018, and he played a significant role in our children's lives through a combination of CCD and Red Bank Catholic High School. We broke bread together. He was a constant source of support, both personally and spiritually."


Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Inivte Residents to Holiday Open House at Drumthwacket

With the arrival of the holiday season, Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy invite New Jersey residents to attend The Holidays at Drumthwacket, a longstanding tradition of open houses at the Governor’s official residence in Princeton. The Drumthwacket Foundation, in partnership with nine garden clubs representing eight different counties from across New Jersey, has decorated each room using fresh arrangements and greenery to complement the architecture and decor of the historical property. This year, the Governor and First Lady have doubled the number of hours that Drumthwacket will be open for holiday tours and expect many New Jerseyans to experience The Holidays at Drumthwacket.

“The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate, reflect on our blessings, and spend time with loved ones,” said First Lady Tammy Murphy. “Drumthwacket is a beautiful point of pride for our state and we hope everyone will visit and enjoy the historical property. Phil and I look forward to the tradition of opening the People’s House and sharing this joyful season with all New Jerseyans.”


Attorney General Grewal Announces "Excellence in Policing" Initiative to Promote Professionalism, Accountability, and Transparency in Law Enforcement

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced a comprehensive package of statewide law enforcement policies designed to ensure New Jersey remains a national leader on policing issues. The policies, known collectively as the “Excellence in Policing” initiative, are intended to enhance public safety and public trust by promoting professionalism, accountability, and transparency among New Jersey’s 36,000 law enforcement officers.

“New Jersey has some of the finest law enforcement officers in the country, and our new initiative will help the Garden State maintain its position as a national model for policing in the 21st century,” said Attorney General Grewal. “We’re promoting the culture of professionalism, accountability, and transparency that are hallmarks of New Jersey’s best law enforcement agencies, and we’re showing the rest of the country how we can build police-community trust while also protecting public safety. Our state’s 36,000 law enforcement officers deserve nothing less.”