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e-cigarette Disaster Middle High School Users Surge! Progress Erased: Youth Tobacco Use Increases

Increased from 20 percent in 2017 to 28 percent in 2018 among current high school million middle and high school students used tobacco products in 2018. “The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use. It’s putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction,” said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, “Despite this troubling trend, we know what works and we must continue to use proven strategies…
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“Alyssa’s Law”, requiring all NJ public schools to install silent panic alarms, signed into law

TRENTON, NJ: ;– Governor Phil Murphy today signed A764, also known as “Alyssa’s Law”, requiring all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during emergencies such as an active shooter, or to employ an alternative emergency mechanism approved by the Department of Education. “Alyssa’s Law” will become a state requirement for all public elementary and secondary schools. This law is in memory of Alyssa Alhadeff, a New Jersey native from Woodcliff Lake who was among the…
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2018 NJ State Trooper of the Year

Trooper Conducted 103 Criminal Investigations that led to more than 300 Arrests. West Trenton, : NJSP reports ;- Earlier today, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal andColonel Patrick Callahan announced that Trooper Keith Ashley, of Troop “C” Hamilton Station, is the recipient of the 2018 Trooper of the Year Award for spearheading 103 criminal investigations, which resulted in the arrest of more than 300 suspects for a variety of offenses including child endangerment, evidence tampering, narcotics possession and distribution, and weapons possession during a…
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NJOHSP Releases 2019 Terrorism Threat Assessment

HAMILTON, NJ ­— Director Jared M. Maples of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) unveiled the 2019 Terrorism Threat Assessment detailing the threat landscape throughout the State. The assessment provides information regarding the activity of homegrown violent extremists (HVEs), domestic terrorists, and international terrorists, as well as cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats to first responders. The 2019 assessment is NJOHSP’s 12th edition and will drive the strategic direction of the State’s counterterrorism efforts in the year to come.…
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning More Common During Winter

(NEWARK, – January 29, 2019) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, cautions that while carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a year-round threat, it is more common in cold weather when more fuel-burning appliances are in use. PSE&G urges customers to take extra preventative measures this winter to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, and maintain a heightened awareness of the ;CO is odorless, tasteless and can be deadly. Small amounts of CO are in the air whenever…
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CO poisoning is entirely preventable

CDC reports - The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. People who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms. CO poisoning is entirely preventable. Protect yourself and your family by learning the symptoms of CO poisoning and how to prevent it. CO Poisoning Prevention Tips Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a…
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7 generator safety tips to see you through the storm

Zurichna. com Zurich North America reports - When a hurricane, blizzard or any extreme storm causes a power outage, don’t short-circuit safety. Keep these generator usage guidelines close at hand. Portable generators are becoming as essential as back-up smartphone chargers in this time of more frequent severe weather events and associated blackouts. When properly selected, used and maintained, generators can help ease the impact of any power outage on a business or residence. But generators can be extremely dangerous. These seven…
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Winter Storm Alert NJ – Extreme Freeze. NJDOT Implementing Business Day Protocol Deploying Incline Package in North Jersey

Watch News Video from The Office of the Governor Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather. Governor Announces Early Dismissal for State Employees in Anticipation of Evening TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and Director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, have authorized an early dismissal for all state offices due to today’s winter Governor has initiated a staggered closing for state offices beginning…
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Bald Eagles Soar Over the Garden State

Baby Bald Eagles are taken from their Manitoba, Canada birthplace family nest to Dividing Creek New Jersey 1986. The eagles were tagged, nested, and monitored as part of the NJ States Fish Game and Wildlife Bald Eagle Project. First Place NJPA Picture Story by Stanley Brick. (c)2019. Baby Bald Eagles are taken from their Manitoba, Canada birthplace family nest to Dividing Creek New Jersey 1986. The eagles were tagged, nested, and monitored as part of the NJ States Fish Game…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – With 3000+ NJ Deaths, Governor Murphy Announces New Initiatives to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

CAMDEN, NJ: ;– Governor Phil Murphy and the Murphy Administration today unveiled several new initiatives to strengthen New Jersey’s fight against the opioid epidemic. In 2018, more than 3,000 individuals in New Jersey died due to overdoses. Governor Phil Murphy makes an announcement on fighting the opioid crisis on January 23, 2019, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Edwin J. Torres/ Governor's Office. “The opioid epidemic continues to devastate families and communities across our state,” said Governor Murphy. “As we combat this crisis,…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin

Stat News by Andrew Joseph reports – When Purdue Pharma started selling its prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin in 1996, Dr. Richard Sackler asked people gathered for the launch party to envision natural disasters like an earthquake, a hurricane, or a blizzard. The debut of OxyContin, said Sackler — a member of the family that started and controls the company and then a company executive — “will be followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.” Five years later,…
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