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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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Imerys Talc America mine declares bankruptcy over J & J Baby Powder asbestos lawsuits

Talc Ludlow, VT: The “world’s leading talc producer”, Imerys Talc America, will continue to mine premium talc at its Vermont mines as bankruptcy proceeds due to mesothelioma lawsuit losses. talc and fragrance. Photo by Stanley Brick (c) 2019. Imerys Talc and pharma giant Johnson and Johnson of New Brunswick, NJ were ordered to pay $117 million in damages after a jury found their popular baby powder product contained asbestos that caused cancer. Plaintiff convinced a jury that mesothelioma developed after…
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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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