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6 Killed in Jersey City Shooting

" Jersey City is a strong and resilient community. " Gov Murphy. Jersey City, NJ: NJ Governor Phil Murphy reports - We’re devastated by today’s mass shooting in Jersey City. There are days that require us to stop and think about what it means to put on a uniform every day. Today is one of those days. To the men and women of the Jersey City Police, New Jersey State Police, police from other Hudson County communities and bordering communities, NJ TRANSIT police, Port Authority police, NYPD, and our federal partners at the FBI and ATF - we’re deeply grateful for your service. We mourn the loss of Officer Joseph Seals, a longtime and heralded member of the Jersey City Police Department, who gave…
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Union Holds Picket Party Boycotting Campus Wide Holiday Party

New Jersey Strong news - Ewing, NJ: AFT reports - On December 9 th members of TCNJ AFT Local 2364 faculty, professional staff and librarians boycotted the College President’s campus wide holiday party and had a Picket Party instead. The union members braved the rain to protest their continuing lack of a contract. The bargaining unit has been without a contract since July 1 and the only negotiation planned for December will take place on December 13 th . Holiday parties celebrate happiness and this year the members are unhappy about the contract situation. While the members refused to attend the party, they did donate toys and nonperishable food to the charities that the President collects for at her party…
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Baby Powder Asbestos Contamination – Mine and Manufacturing Supply Chain Ruled Out as Root Cause by JnJ. Portable air conditioner in test lab was found contaminated with asbestos.

Trainloads of Talc from the Imery's Talc Mine in Ludlow Vermont produce a constant supply. New Jersey Strong news - New Brunswick,NJ: JnJ reports 15 New Tests from the Same Bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder Previously Tested by FDA Find No 60 New Tests of the Recalled Lot Conducted by Two Third-Party Laboratories Find No Asbestos Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (the Company) today announced that 15 new tests from the same bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder previously tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found no asbestos. An additional 48 new laboratory tests of samples from the single lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder that the Company voluntarily recalled on October 18 (Lot #22318RB) also confirm that the product does…
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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

HAMILTON, NJ: NJOHSP reports – As holiday shopping begins, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) and the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) remind all New Jersey residents, visitors, organizations, and businesses of the various resources available for a safe and secure holiday season. “Whether you are shopping online or at brick and mortar stores, I strongly encourage taking the necessary precautions to stay safe,” said Jared M. Maples, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. “I ask the public that if you ‘See Something, Say Something.’ Please report any terrorism-related suspicious behavior while shopping at your favorite stores to NJOHSP and any malicious activity online to the NJCCIC.” Reporting suspicious…
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Nation

Military Veterans Honored

New Jersey Strong news - Wrightstown, NJ: New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs reports - Members of the Honor Guard present American flags to the official party during the 33rd NJMOH ceremony at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Wrightstown, , Nov. 21, 2019. The cremains of World War I Army veteran Thomas G. Dockendorff, World War I Army Air Corps veteran Clark C. Merritt; World War II Army veterans’ Alphonse Martin, Arnold R. Mausert, and Ludwig A. Schwaiger; World War II Navy veterans’ Charles B. Blaisdell and William T. Brakeman; Korean War Air Force veteran Stephen E. Otey Sr., and Cold War era Army veteran Willie Simpson, were honored during the ceremony. Some…
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Awareness

New Jersey Higher Ed Union Teachers Rally for State Contract

Ewing, NJ: AFT Union teachers rally outside of Green Hall at The College of New Jersey for a fair state contract. Watch news video: Ewing, NJ: AFT reports - On November 20 th , The College of New Jersey AFT Local joined the eight other state colleges in a Day of Action to protest the lack of a contract since July 1, 2019. This is the third time in eight years faculty and professional staff have been without a contract. The sticking points include fair wages for adjunct faculty, who teach a large percentage of classes, as well as the State’s effort to push more and more issues out of the master contract and down to local negotiation. When a…
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Awareness

Atlantic Strong Offshore Wind Generators Ordered

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Increase Offshore Wind Goal to 7,500 Megawatts by 2035 Executive Order More than Doubles New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Goal, Promotes Renewable Energy Generation with Potential to Create Thousands of Jobs. Office of the Governor reports JERSEY CITY – Governor Phil Murphy, alongside First Lady Tammy Murphy and former Vice President Al Gore at the Liberty Science Center, today signed Executive Order No. 92, raising New Jersey’s offshore wind goal from 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind-generated electricity by 2030 to 7,500 megawatts by 2035. The Executive Order, which more than doubles New Jersey’s offshore wind goal, will deliver the clean, renewable energy generation needed to meet the State’s goals of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030…
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EVENTS

Red White and Blue decorate the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Mementos left in front of a black granite panel, part of the wall that lists all New Jersey service members who died in Vietnam at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Holmdel, , Nov. 11, 2019. Veterans Day celebrates and honors America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. (New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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High School Innovators to Participate in Upcoming 2020 Girls Go CyberStart Competition

TRENTON, NJ: NJOHSP reports – Today, Governor Philip D. Murphy urged New Jersey’s high school girls to participate in the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart challenge, a skills-based competition designed to encourage high school girls to pursue cyber-based learning and career opportunities. This innovative program created by the SANS Institute inspires the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and recognizes talented youth in New Jersey through a series of online challenges and puzzles. Registration for Girls Go CyberStart opens on December 2, with online gaming commencing on January 13.“Competitions like Girls Go CyberStart have a profound impact on the participation of girls in the cybersecurity field,” said Governor Murphy. “As we strengthen New Jersey’s industries through recruitment of talent, we must ensure those industries…
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Awareness

On Sandy Anniversary Labor, Environmental Groups Warn State Officials of Toxic Threat. Seven years after Sandy, are we better prepared for a chemical spill, fire or explosion if a superstorm hits?

New Jersey Strong news Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Work Environmental Council (WEC) reports Labor, environmental and community organizations are urging state leaders to plan for toxic chemical spills and other emergencies associated with natural disasters to mark the seventh anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The worst natural disaster in New Jersey history, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc for millions and devastated record numbers of homes, businesses and schools.  Researchers are still evaluating long-term contaminant threats as they examine how Sandy’s deadly conditions spread oil, hazardous materials, and debris across Mid-Atlantic waterways resulting in compromised infrastructure, beach erosion and sediment disturbance on the coasts of New Jersey and New groups caution if another superstorm like Sandy hits, over 5,000 facilities comprising New Jersey’s…
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DAM Protest – Park Neighbors Rally to Stop Green Acres Overdevelopment

Hamilton, NJ: Friends of Dam Site 21 hold rally to stop over development of Mercer County Park system Watch Video: Hamilton, NJ: Friends of Dam 21 reports - Dam Site 21 was constructed in the 80’s as a flood control project. Upon completion it was turned over to Mercer County. You may know it as the “sledding hill” on Hughes Drive. About half of the area is located in Hamilton Township, and the other half split between Robbinsville and West Windsor. In 2019 Mercer County Park Commission hired Simone Collins Architecture to develop plans for a “passive water park” at Dam Site 21. After 2 meetings of public comment, Simone Collins revealed their plan. On the Hamilton side there are…
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Awareness

FDA FINDS – Chrysotile Asbestos Contamination in Baby Powder. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to Voluntarily Recall A Single Lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder in The United States

NTSE: JNJ Closes down % to $ NEW JERSEY STRONG news - NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ: JnJ .com reports Company is Acting Out of an Abundance of Caution Out of an abundance of caution, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) announced that it is initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder in response to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) test indicating the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination (no greater than ) in samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer. Despite the low levels reported and in full cooperation and collaboration with the FDA, JJCI is initiating this voluntary recall of Lot #22318RB of Johnson’s…
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

Cannabis Vape Border States Hold Joint Summit

Green Cross Strong news New York, NY: NY Governor's Office reports Governors, Joined by Officials and Legislative Leaders from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Discuss Outlines of Joint Regional Approach to Cannabis and Vaping Policies Governors Reach Set of Core Principles on Issues Related to Market Regulation and Empowerment; Public Health; Public Safety and Enforcement; and Vaping Best Practices Governor Phil Murphy speaks at the Regional Joint Summit on Marijuana and Vaping with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Governor Ned Lamont, and Governor Tom Wolf in Manhattan on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Edwin J. Torres/ Governor’s Office) New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf…
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DEA to accept electronic vaping devices and cartridges as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – With robust public participation over the course of 17 prior events, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and Saturday, October 26, in continuation of this effort, DEA and its national, tribal and community partners will hold the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across the country. The service is free and the first time, DEA will now accept vaping devices and cartridges at any of its drop off locations during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. It is important to note that DEA cannot accept devices…
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AWARENESS - PREPAREDNESS - RESILIENCY. Man Made and Natural Disasters. HEALTH

First-in-Nation – NJ Attorney General Grewal Hosts “Resiliency Summit” to Train Officers & Shine Spotlight on Vital Issue of Mental Well-Being of Police Officers.

Two-Day Summit Will Train Officers to Implement AG Directive Establishing First-in-Nation Statewide Resiliency Program for Law Enforcement NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: NJ OAG reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today addressed more than 1,300 members of law enforcement, relatives of fallen officers, mental health experts, chaplains, and other stakeholders as he opened a two-day “Resiliency Summit” organized to address the vital issue of helping officers cope with the emotional, mental and physical stress they endure on a daily basis to protect the residents of New Jersey. In addition to shining a spotlight on the critical goals of promoting officer well-being and preventing officer suicides, the summit is providing initial basic training to Resiliency Program Officers (“RPOs”) from…
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WATER DISASTERS – Non Lead Trenton Flow Runs Through Suburbs linking Flu Like Symptoms, Legionella, Cancer, as it Mixes with Varying Local Fertilizer Insecticide Radium High Aqua Wells

Is Your Coffee, Restaurant, Bar, Drive Through, Public Building, Office or Home Filtering Drinking, cooking Water, and Ice Supply ? Legionnaires Disease, a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any type of Legionella bacteria. Signs and symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle pains, and headaches. Capital County Hamilton NJ Mayor Demands Answers, Information from State Officials and Trenton Water Works on Chlorine Levels, Legionnaire’s ; Capital County Hamilton Hospital adds Capacity – Local Medical Infusion Center Operational. HAMILTON HEADLINES news Hamilton, NJ: Office of the Mayor reports Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede is demanding answers and more information from Governor Murphy, State officials and Trenton Water Works concerning reported low chlorine levels from Trenton Water Works and possible…
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