Brick Mayor Opens Playgrounds; Governor Murphy Promptly Closes Them


BRICK, NJ – As summer begins to heat up, Brick Township Mayor John Ducey, one of the more popular mayors at the shore during the COVID-19 pandemic announced he is reopening parks in his town this week.

“I’m pleased to announce that playgrounds in our parks are now open to enjoy! Parks crews will be visiting every park today to remove the fencing around the play structures. We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation while the playgrounds were closed,” Ducey said.

Shortly after making that announcement, Ducey announced he is not reopening the playgrounds.

Ducey said his office received a call from Governor Murphy’s office telling him to reverse his decision as Murphy’s science still declares playgrounds a COVID-19 risk.



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