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Mercer Salutes Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

TRENTON, NJ: Mercer County reports – Whether you’re in need of medical assistance or you witness an accident, dispatchers are the bridge between emergency personnel and you. Dispatchers are the calming voice on the end of the line and the composed professional when crisis strikes and time is critical. Mercer County recognizes April 14-20 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in appreciation of public safety communications professionals and the citizens they serve. Celebrated the second week of April each year,…
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Awareness

Mining TALC – Johnson & Johnson Issues Statement on April 9 Reuters Article

Talc Baby Powder New Brunswick, NJ – J&J reports - We stand behind Johnson’s Baby Powder because science confirms it is free of asbestos and safe to use. The accusations being made against our company are not only false, but the idea that we would purposefully and systematically target a community with bad intentions is unreasonable and absurd. We’re caught between sad and angry that anyone would ever allege this about our company. Historic Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder ads…
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ICE arrests 123 in New Jersey during nationwide operation targeting aliens with prior arrests or convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

ICE reports NEWARK, — A Mexican national who was previously deported, with convictions for indecent assault of a minor and DUI, is among 123 foreign nationals taken into custody during a month-long operation conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New Jersey. The operation, which was spearheaded by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and other immigration violators who had prior arrests or convictions for DUI. Of those arrested during the operation, 90…
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

Governor Murphy Takes Major Step Forward to Provide More Funding to Sandy-Impacted Homeowners

2015 Hurricane Sandy survivors encampment protest at the Trenton Statehouse. Homeowners Still Rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy Will Also Receive Rental Assistance Extension NEPTUNE, NJ: Office of the Gov. reports – Governor Phil Murphy,  Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, Senator Bob Menendez, Congressman Frank Pallone, and state Senator Vin Gopal today visited Neptune’s Shark River Municipal Marina to discuss the State’s plan to remove the cap on access to Sandy-related funds, allowing homeowners who have long been in limbo to complete construction…
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Wildfire Danger Growing in the Pinelands

NJ Sierra Club reports - A wildfire that engulfed nearly 12,000 acres of the Pinelands has been reported contained. No injuries or property damage were reported. The blaze that consumed 18 square miles of Penn State Forest serves as a fresh reminder of the danger of wildfires and the role that the failings of state policies continue to play in increasing that danger. “We are glad that the fire is under control and no one was hurt, but this is…
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New Jersey Strong Water Disasters – Trenton Water Lead Toxic Flow

Hamilton, NJ: Watch video of Trenton Water Works 2019 educational water contamination Hamilton Twp public meeting and 2016 Trenton public school press conference . During the HAMILTON TOWNSHIP COUNCIL May 7, 2013, Hamilton resident Ms. Elaine Candelori of Stewart Street stated that she is a recipient of a recent letter sent by Trenton Water Works and is deeply concerned about the toxic chemicals within the water. When she contacted the EPA about the matter, the advice given to her was…
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

Water Disasters – New Environmental Lawsuits Focused on Contamination Allegedly Linked to DuPont, Chemours, 3M State Seeking Natural Resource Damages Related to PFAS Contamination, Other Pollutants

NJ Attorney General report TOTOWA, NJ – Continuing the State’s commitment to holding polluters accountable, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today the filing of four new Natural Resource Damage (NRD) lawsuits. Two of the lawsuits focus on contamination allegedly caused by facilities owned by Delaware-based DuPont de Nemours and Co. and a chemical manufacturing company DuPont spun off in 2015, Chemours Co. The other two complaints name DuPont and Chemours…
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ICE ERO Newark removes foreign nationals wanted for aggravated murder, criminal affiliation, violence against woman

ICE reports NEWARK, NJ — Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) announced that it removed two foreign nationals wanted for violent crimes in their home countries. This included a Salvadoran national wanted in his home country for aggravated murder and affiliation with criminal organizations and a Guatemalan national wanted in his home country for violence against a woman. Yermin Alexander Diaz-Chavarria, a Salvadoran national, was arrested by Border Patrol August 23, 2015, at Hidalgo Texas, for…
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ICE FIELDS – Authorities seize approximately 3,200 pounds of cocaine at Port of New York / Newark NJ Border. Largest find in 25 Years

NEWARK, NJ: ICE reports – On Feb. 28, approximately 3,200 lbs. of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $77,000,000, was seized at the Port of New York/Newark in a joint operation involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Joint Task Force East (JTF-E), the Coast Guard (USCG), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the New York Police Department (NYPD), and the New York State Police (NYSP). An examination of a shipping container…
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BPU Punts on Stay of SRL Pinelands Pipeline

Trenton, NJ: Sierra Club NJ reports - The Board of Public Utilities today deferred action on an effort by the New Jersey Sierra Club, Docket No. GO15040403, to obtain a stay blocking ongoing construction of the Southern Reliability Link pipeline. The pipeline proposed by New Jersey Natural Gas would cut 28 miles across environmentally sensitive areas of the Pinelands. “We asked BPU to do their job by putting a stay on construction of the Southern Reliability Link. Instead they punted…
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Rev Jesse Jackson Honored

Newark, NJ: NJSP reports - Colonel Patrick Callahan attended a dinner hosted by Reverend David Jefferson and the City of Newark to honor Reverend Jesse Jackson at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark. Distinguished guests and speakers had an opportunity to show their appreciation for Reverend Jackson's life-long work as a civil rights activist. During the ceremony, Mayor Ras Baraka also presented Reverend Jackson with the key to the city Reverend Jackson was grateful for the strong relationships he has in…
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Bald Eagles Fly the Garden State

Relocated from Canada in the 1980's to Dividing Creek, NJ, Bald Eagles are now seen throughout the State. WATCH VIDEO Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Bald Eagle Project, 2018 Prepared by: Larissa Smith and Kathleen E. Clark. Larry Herrighty, Director John Heilferty, Chief Endangered and Nongame Species Program NJDEP report – The Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) biologists, Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) staff, and volunteer observers located and monitored bald eagle nests and territories. Two…
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Innovative Cybersecurity Competition Opens to NJ High School and College Students

TRENTON, NJ — On February 19, Governor Philip D. Murphy encouraged young women in New Jersey’s high schools to take advantage of an opportunity to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science by trying to solve the challenges of the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart program. Previous knowledge and experience in information technology or cybersecurity are not needed to participate. A computer and internet connection are the only requirements to take part in this program, which comes at no cost for…
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