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The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation Stranger Danger Awareness

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Hamilton Headlines reports - Megan Nicole Kanka Hamilton, NJ: The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation offers Stranger Danger Awareness Education. Familiar danger accounts for 80% of the sexual victimization of children. On July 29, 1994, Megan Kanka was attacked and murdered by a neighbor. The tragedy led to the creation of Megan's Law and the National Sex Offender Registry. The Megan Kanka Foundation produced the following Safety Message: CHILD SAFETY Education and awareness is the key to unlocking the door to child sexual abuse. Children need to be able to recognize inappropriate behavior and touch for what it is. Most parents teach their children about stranger danger which accounts for 20% of cases of child sexual abuse. Although this…
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Jersey City Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Sexually Assaulting Child and Distributing Child Pornography

Will be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life. NEW JERSEY STRONG news - NJ AG reports - TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Jersey City man was sentenced to state prison today for sexually assaulting a young girl and distributing child pornography using an online file sharing network. Jose Roman, 75, of Jersey City, , was sentenced to 15 years in state prison without possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Mendendez in Hudson County. Roman pleaded guilty on April 16, 2019, to charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree impairing or debauching the morals of a child, and second-degree distributing child pornography…
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Monmouth County Man Charged With Operating An Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - US DOJ NJ reports - NEWARK, – A Monmouth County, New Jersey, man was indicted today by a federal grand jury for operating an unlicensed money transmitting business through which he charged customers fees to convert more than $2 million in cash into the digital currency Bitcoin. William Green, 46, of Wall Township, was charged by indictment with one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitting ; He is scheduled to appear before a United States District Judge on a date to be ; He was previously charged with the same offense by criminal complaint on February 28, 2019. According to the documents filed in this case and statements made in court:  Green maintained a…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – 76 Billion Opioid Pills + Flood US Population

GREEN CROSS STRONG news – The Washington Post Scott Higham ,Sari Horwitz and Steven Rich reports – Washington, DC: America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control, according to… Share More:  Just six companies distributed 75 percent of the pills during this period: McKesson Corp., Walgreens, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen, CVS and Walmart, according to an analysis of the database by The Washington Post. Three companies manufactured 88 percent of the opioids: SpecGx, a subsidiary of Mallinckrodt; ­Actavis Pharma; and Par Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals.
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – ‘Newark Is What Keeps Me Up At Night,’ Says Pediatrician Who Exposed Lead Levels in Flint

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - TAPinto .net REBECCA PANICO reports - NEWARK, NJ - For Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha -- the pediatrician who exposed lead levels in Flint, Mich. -- Newark’s lead crisis is one of her major ;  “Newark is what keeps me up at night right now,” Hanna-Attisha said during a community meeting Share More:
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Former NJDCP&P Employee Charged with Production of Child Pornography

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - US DOJustice NJ reports - CAMDEN, – An Atlantic County, New Jersey, man who was previously employed by the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (NJDCP&P) was charged today for allegedly receiving, distributing and producing images of child sexual abuse, Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Kayan Frazier, 27, of Somers Point, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of producing visual depictions of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct, one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography. Frazier is expected to appear this afternoon before Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams in Camden federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:…
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Paterson Police Officer Admits Conspiring To Violate Civil Rights, Using Excessive Force, And Filing False Police Report

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - US DOJustice New Jersey reports - NEWARK, – A City of Paterson police officer today admitted conspiring to violate the civil rights of individuals in Paterson, using unreasonable and excessive force, and filing a false police report to conceal his criminal activity, Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Police Officer Frank Toledo, 30, of Paterson, pleaded guilty before District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to a three-count information charging him with conspiracy to violate individuals’ civil rights, using unreasonable and excessive force in violation of individuals’ civil rights, and filing a false police report. “The Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners remain committed to identifying and prosecuting corrupt police officers who violate the…
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Presidential Executive Order – Collecting Information about Citizenship Status in Connection with the Decennial Census

US STRONG news The White House reports - Washington, DC: President Trump Returns from New Jersey Marine One, carrying President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, approaches for a landing Sunday, July 7, 2019, on the South Lawn of the White House, as they return from their weekend in Bedminster, (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section ; ; In Department of Commerce v. New York, No. 18-966 (June 27, 2019), the Supreme Court held that the Department of Commerce (Department) may, as a general matter, lawfully include a question inquiring about citizenship status…
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NJ Governor Murphy on Potential ICE Raids

Statement from Governor Murphy - Trenton, NJ: “In anticipation of the Trump Administration’s threatened ICE raids, we are proactively reaching out to our immigrant communities to make sure they know we stand with them and are prepared to do whatever we can to protect them.  “Let’s be clear: The Trump Administration’s fear-mongering is un-American and dangerous. These raids do not make us safer; they will only make the work of local law enforcement more challenging and increase fears in our hardworking immigrant communities.  “Any family who needs legal representation should know there are many pro bono legal services available to them. We will be doing everything we can to highlight these resources and to make sure our immigrant communities know…
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US Department of Education repeals Gainful Employment law

TRENTON, NJ: NJ Higher Education reports - New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis “On Friday, Secretary DeVos and the US Department of Education repealed a critically important measure designed to protect students from low-quality career-oriented programs—the gainful employment rule. Students attend college and technical schools to make a better way for themselves, and programs that purport to help launch students into careers that require high debt with little return actually make students worse-off in the long run. We owe it to students to ensure that programs promising ‘gainful employment’ actually provide it. Repealing this rule now leaves students vulnerable to ineffective or unscrupulous postsecondary education providers. The State of New Jersey is committed to protecting all students…
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Four More Individuals Charged with Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds

OAG NJ reports - TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that the Attorney General’s Office and its state and federal partners have charged four additional defendants during the past three months with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy, bringing the total number of defendants charged by the office in these cases to 130 since March 2014. “Any fraud against public assistance programs is deplorable, but these thefts were especially egregious because they diverted funds intended for victims left homeless by one of the most devastating storms in New Jersey history,” said Attorney General Grewal. “We have recovered over $4 million through these prosecutions and we also have sent a strong message that…
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On Independence Day, Governor Murphy Announces New Measures to Advance Immigrant and Refugee Integration

Gov Office reports - CAMDEN, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today announced two new measures to continue the Administration’s unwavering commitment to build an inclusive state for every New Jersey morning, the Governor signed Executive Order No. 74, which directs the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to advance immigrant and refugee integration initiatives, including the design of an Office of New Americans. The Executive Order also establishes an Interagency Workgroup on New American Integration to create opportunities for coordination and implementation of strategies and actions to advance immigrant and refugee Governor also announced that the Administration has submitted its intent to the Office of Refugee Resettlement to regain the state’s…
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“E Pluribus Unum” (“From many, one”) BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY JULY 4th NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

Governor Phil Murphy Honored to speak at today’s naturalization ceremony aboard the Battleship NJ, swearing in 40 new Americans from 23 different countries on the day of our nation’s independence. Our nation’s motto – “E Pluribus Unum” (“From many, one”) – comes to life in New Jersey. NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Camden, NJ: Over 40 candidates will be sworn in as new citizens of the United States during a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) at 10am on Thursday, July 4. Con. Donald Norcross (D-NJ 1st District) and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will offer remarks, while Citizenship and Immigration Services will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens during this special ceremony aboard our nation’s most…
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DEP aware of residents living in a toxic environment around wind turbines. Supreme Court Shuts Down Turbines in MA

BOSTON STRONG news - Massachusetts Supreme Court has shut down both Falmouth wind turbines as they are a nuisance. Town Had Been Warned Prior To Construction. Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection since 2008 has acted as the architect of publicly funded wind turbines. Ignored Health. PATCH reports By Frank Haggerty, Patch Contributor -The Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection since 2008 has acted as the architect of publicly funded wind turbines. The DEP oversees contractors and almost everything except your health and safety working on publicly funded projects financed by the State Revolving Fund (SRF) In 2009 the federal government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) an economic stimulus package to stimulate the economy. The common denominator…
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1,100 MW OFFSHORE OCEAN WIND PROJECTS TO END QUIET BEACHFRONTS

NEW JERSEY BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AWARDS HISTORIC 1,100 MW OFFSHORE WIND SOLICITATION TO ØRSTED’S OCEAN WIND PROJECT Office of the Gov reports - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) unanimously granted the state’s first award for offshore wind to Ørsted’s Ocean Wind 1,100 MW project, giving the company the opportunity to build 1,100 MW of offshore wind in federal waters. The 1,100 MW of offshore wind is expected to power roughly 500,000 New Jersey homes and generate $ billion in economic benefits, in addition to creating an estimated 15,000 jobs over the project life. The decision sets the record for the single largest award for offshore wind in the country to date and marks further progress toward…
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