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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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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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WATER DISASTERS – New Efforts Announced to Ensure New Jersey Schools Have Access to Clean Water

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Efforts Include a Three-Pronged Approach to Enhance Lead Testing and RemediationBERGENFIELD – Governor Phil Murphy and Congressman Josh Gottheimer today announced several initiatives to strengthen the State’s response to lead testing and the remediation of elevated lead levels in drinking water in New Jersey schools to ensure all students have access to clean, safe Administration will implement a three-pronged approach to enhance key lead testing and remediation regulations and policies. The New Jersey Department of Education will strengthen its Safe Drinking Water regulations to require schools to test for lead every three years, rather than every six years, in order to ensure timely detection of elevated lead levels. These…
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Water Disasters – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS CLEAR BACTERIA IN YOUR TAP WATER

Bacteria monitoring easier and cheaper in engineered water systems from affiliate Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Northeastern University Emily Arntsen reports With every glass of crystal clear tap water, it’s perfectly normal to consume thousands of ; “If drinking water doesn’t have bacteria in it, there’s something wrong,” says Ameet Pinto, a Northeastern assistant professor of civil and environmental ; So when it comes to filtering water, the question isn’t whether bacteria is present, but rather how much and what kind. Right now, deciphering the type and amount of bacteria in filtered water is extremely expensive and ;    To simplify that process, Pinto’s lab is developing a low-cost microscope and easy-to-follow procedures that will help regulate how water quality is monitored.…
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Water Disasters – Passage of Federal Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act

New Jersey Strong news Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Statement by Governor Murphy - “Senator Cory Booker has been a steadfast leader in the fight for access to clean drinking water. His authorship of the Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act, which was signed into law today, is a monumental step toward achieving that goal in New Jersey and across the nation. As our infrastructure ages, it is critical to have federal partners who will stand with our communities in pursuit of clean drinking water, a vital part in protecting the health and safety of all Americans. My Administration will continue to fight for clean, safe water in New Jersey, and I thank our congressional delegation for their commitment…
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NJOHSP Director Maples Testifies Before Congress on Efforts to Protect New Jersey’s Schools

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - NJOHSP reports WASHINGTON, DC – Director Jared M. Maples of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) testified before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery in Washington, DC, on September 26 to discuss progress in State efforts to secure schools. The hearing, “Engaging the Community: Perspectives on School Security,” provided updates on a variety of measures and initiatives by NJOHSP and its partners to protect students and staff throughout New Jersey. “Like many Americans, I am heartbroken by the alarming cycle of violent acts taking place in our nation’s schools. My subcommittee’s hearing was an opportunity for stakeholders, like the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security…
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New Jersey Strong Water Disasters – AQUA NOT ALERTING CONSUMERS of Toxic Trenton Water Works Flow into Toxic Aqua System

HEALTH CANCER WARNING   AQUA Hamilton Square Well Contamination Volatile Organic Compounds & Radionuclides Cancer Causing Gas before Trenton Water is added. Hamilton Headlines news – NJ DEP reports Toxic Trenton Water mixes into Aqua Hamilton service without notice. See PDF here regarding Aqua ; NJ DEP reports Source Water Assessment Summary – A State Review of Potential Contamination Sources Near Your Drinking Water The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has conducted an assessment of the water sources that supply each public water system in the state, including yours. The goal of this assessment was to measure each system’s susceptibility to contamination, not actual (if any) contamination measured in a water supply system. The assessment of your water system, the Aqua NJ – Hamilton Square System, involved: Identifying the…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Federal Health Care Fraud Takedown In Northeastern U.S.

New Jersey Strong news - Newark, NJ: US Dept of Justice NJ reports Additional New Jersey Case Announced The Justice Department today announced a coordinated health care fraud enforcement action across seven federal districts in the Northeastern United States, involving more than $800 million in losses and the distribution of over million pills of opioids in “pill mill” clinics and doctors’ offices. The takedown includes new charges and convictions by guilty plea against 54 defendants for their roles in submitting nearly $800 million in fraudulent claims made to federal payers, including 15 doctors or medical professionals, and 24 defendants are charged for their roles in diverting opioids. Attorney for the United States Rachael A. Honig said the cases prosecuted by…
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ICE FIELD INTERFERENCE – NJ AG Grewal Blocks ICE From Deputizing Local Law Enforcement to Perform Federal Criminal Enforcement

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today issued a directive to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey ending the use of so-called “287(g) agreements,” which allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deputize local law enforcement officers to perform federal civil immigration duties. NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal The order, which revises the “Immigrant Trust Directive” that Attorney General Grewal issued in November 2018, will have the practical effect of terminating the two 287(g) agreements still in effect in New Jersey, namely, those involving the Sheriff’s Offices in Monmouth and Cape May Counties. In issuing the revised Directive, Attorney General Grewal made clear that 287(g)…
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ICE FIELDS – 54 in NJ arrested during a week-long enforcement action targeting at-large criminal aliens released into the community

ICE does not conduct sweeps or raids that arrest aliens indiscriminately. New Jersey Strong news Newark, NJ: ICE reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 54 individuals throughout New Jersey during a weeklong action targeting public safety threats who were released from local law enforcement custody into the community instead of being transferred to ICE. They hail from 12 countries – Mexico (21), Jamaica (1), Ecuador (2), Honduras (4), Dominican Republic (3), El Salvador (9), Guatemala (3), Guyana (1), Brazil (7), Costa Rica (1), Georgia (1) and Pakistan (1). Even with these arrests, there are still public safety threats in the community. Luciano Trejo-Dominguez, 33, was arrested Aug. 12 by the Vineland Police Department for…
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Water Disasters – Trenton Water Issues Boil Water Advisory 9-27

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Trenton Water Works has issued a boil water advisory for Toxic Chlorine Failure. NOTE: During past press conferences, Trenton water stated that boiling water concentrates toxins in water. City of Trenton Trenton Water Works reports Trenton Water Works is advising residents in Trenton, Hamilton Township, Ewing Township, and Lawrence Township to boil your water until further notice. Chlorination levels (a water disinfection process) are too low due to an equipment malfunction in TWW’s water-distribution system. TWW personnel are working to rectify the ;      As a precaution, TWW is implementing a Boil Water Advisory until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory. Effective immediately and until further notice residents in Trenton, Hamilton Township, Ewing Township, and Lawrence…
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Water Disasters – PRELIMINARY LEAD FILTER TESTING RESULTS FROM PEQUANNOCK WATER SERVICE AREA NEWARK

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Newark, NJ: Office of the Mayor reports Governor Phil Murphy, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, City of Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe today announced preliminary filter testing results in Newark’s Pequannock water service area. The study team – a partnership between the City of Newark, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the Environmental Protection Agency – collected over 1,700 samples from hundreds of homes. The preliminary results show that over 97 percent of PUR filters issued by the City reduce lead below 10 parts-per-billion, which is below the EPA action level of 15 parts-per-billion. When used in combination…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – HOW NEWARK IS GETTING THE LEAD OUT

New Jersey Strong news - Newark, NJ: City of Newark Office of the Mayor reports - Mark Robertson was both worried and relieved. Mr. Robertson, a Newark native and real estate entrepreneur here, was standing on his home’s front lawn at 631-633 Sanford Avenue today, watching a work crew from Pacific Construction, replace his lead service water line with a new copper one. All across Newark, teams from three contractors – two of them city-based – are replacing privately-owned lead service lines that provide water from city water mains to private homes, five days a week, first going through the list of applications that were made as early as April 2018, methodically performing the tasks a house at a time,…
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New Jersey Man Indicted for Terrorist Activities on Behalf of Hizballah’s Islamic Jihad Organization

New Jersey Strong news - US DOJ reports Alexei Saab Allegedly Was Trained by Hizballah’s External Terrorist Operations Component in Bomb-Making and Conducted Intelligence-Gathering in New York City and Elsewhere in Support of Hizballah’s Attack-Planning Efforts The Department of Justice today announced that Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, New Jersey, also known as  Ali Hassan Saab,  Alex Saab, or Rachid, was charged today in a nine-count indictment for offenses related to his support for Hizballah and separate marriage-fraud ; The case is assigned to District Judge Paul G. Gardephe. “According to the allegations, while living in the United States, Saab served as an operative of Hizballah and conducted surveillance of possible target locations in order to help the foreign terrorist…
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SURF ZONE IMPACTS…Very strong rip currents. Atlantic Strong RIP Currents Remain in Effect

Rip Current Statement issued September 18 at 3:23AM EDT until September 18 at 11:00PM EDT by NWS September 18, RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS * New Jersey, Coastal Ocean, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Eastern Monmouth and Coastal Atlantic. In Delaware, Delaware Beaches. * this evening. * SURF ZONE strong rip currents will be dangerous
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Water Disasters – Capitol City Appoints Water Works Temp

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, : City of Trenton reports Trenton Water Works announced today that Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora has appointed Steven J. Picco as interim director of the Department of Water and Sewer. Beginning Monday, Mr. Picco will continue the work of reorganizing the water utility while the Gusciora administration completes a national search for a permanent director. Mr. Picco replaces former Director Shing-Fu Hsueh, , , , who completed his tenure on Friday, September 13. “Trenton Water Works has achieved some important milestones since I took office,” said Mayor Gusciora. “The water utility has restored high water quality, launched critical capital projects, and improved both internal and external communications. But we’ve still got our work…
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Water Disasters – Director Hsueh to Step Down from Trenton Water Works on Friday 13th

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: City of Trenton reports Tenure Established Revamped Public Confidence in City Water Utility Trenton – Mayor Reed Gusciora is announcing that the Director of Water and Sewer (DW&S) Dr. Shing-Fu Hsueh is stepping down from his role leading the utility effective Friday, September 13th. He was one of Mayor Reed Gusciora’s first appointees as Trenton’s executive. His tenure overseeing the department, which encompasses Trenton Water Works (TWW), has seen substantial accomplishments including; restoring high water quality, eliminating disinfection by-products (DPBs), launching millions in capital projects, reestablishing effective communication with the public, reducing vacancies by 26% and promoting Taya Brown-Humphrey to superintendent of TWW’s filtration plant. Dr. Hsueh says that he feels TWW is in…
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