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7 generator safety tips to see you through the storm

Zurichna. com Zurich North America reports - When a hurricane, blizzard or any extreme storm causes a power outage, don’t short-circuit safety. Keep these generator usage guidelines close at hand. Portable generators are becoming as essential as back-up smartphone chargers in this time of more frequent severe weather events and associated blackouts. When properly selected, used and maintained, generators can help ease the impact of any power outage on a business or residence. But generators can be extremely dangerous. These seven tips can help you avoid operational errors that can have dire consequences. Never use a portable generator indoors, including in garages or other partially enclosed areas, even with ventilation. A generator’s exhaust can quickly emit potentially deadly levels of carbon…
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Winter Storm Alert NJ – Extreme Freeze. NJDOT Implementing Business Day Protocol Deploying Incline Package in North Jersey

Watch News Video from The Office of the Governor Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather. Governor Announces Early Dismissal for State Employees in Anticipation of Evening TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and Director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, have authorized an early dismissal for all state offices due to today’s winter Governor has initiated a staggered closing for state offices beginning at 1:30 PM this afternoon. The early dismissal does not include essential employees, who shall remain until the normal close of business. Private companies and business should dismiss their employees at their own discretion. No state of emergency has been…
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Bald Eagles Soar Over the Garden State

Baby Bald Eagles are taken from their Manitoba, Canada birthplace family nest to Dividing Creek New Jersey 1986. The eagles were tagged, nested, and monitored as part of the NJ States Fish Game and Wildlife Bald Eagle Project. First Place NJPA Picture Story by Stanley Brick. (c)2019. Baby Bald Eagles are taken from their Manitoba, Canada birthplace family nest to Dividing Creek New Jersey 1986. The eagles were tagged, nested, and monitored as part of the NJ States Fish Game and Wildlife Bald Eagle Project. First Place NJPA Picture Story by Stanley Brick. (c)2019. 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…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – With 3000+ NJ Deaths, Governor Murphy Announces New Initiatives to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

CAMDEN, NJ: ;– Governor Phil Murphy and the Murphy Administration today unveiled several new initiatives to strengthen New Jersey’s fight against the opioid epidemic. In 2018, more than 3,000 individuals in New Jersey died due to overdoses. Governor Phil Murphy makes an announcement on fighting the opioid crisis on January 23, 2019, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Edwin J. Torres/ Governor's Office. “The opioid epidemic continues to devastate families and communities across our state,” said Governor Murphy. “As we combat this crisis, it is critical that we use data-driven, evidence-based strategies to support individuals suffering from addiction and help them get on the path to recovery.” At Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, the Governor outlined his Administration’s key strategies for combatting…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin

Stat News by Andrew Joseph reports – When Purdue Pharma started selling its prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin in 1996, Dr. Richard Sackler asked people gathered for the launch party to envision natural disasters like an earthquake, a hurricane, or a blizzard. The debut of OxyContin, said Sackler — a member of the family that started and controls the company and then a company executive — “will be followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.” Five years later, as questions were raised about the risk of addiction and overdoses that came with taking OxyContin and opioid medications, Sackler outlined a strategy that critics have long accused the company of unleashing: divert the blame onto others, particularly the people…
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Largest Women’s March NJ Statehouse Protest Cancelled Due to Murphy State of Emergency

Trenton, NJ: The largest group to march annually at the Trenton Statehouse is cancelled for Saturday due to a State of Emergency for forcasted winter snow storm. Stay off the roads. The Women's March, an independent solidarity, power, progress themed demonstration. Watch the 2017 March in Trenton TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning at noon on Saturday ahead of Winter Storm Harper, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate response and recovery efforts. Executive Order No. 50 indicates a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, and allows resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.“As Winter Storm Harper approaches New Jersey,…
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Digital First Media – MNG offers Value-Destroyed Gannett Newspapers Takeover Bid

NewsStrong .com - reports - Newspapers ... “suffered from a series of value-destroying decisions made by an unfocused leadership team.” MNG Gannett Receives $ Billion Takeover Offer From a Rival. Consumer products affected: The Asbury Park Press, The Record (Bergen County), The Courier News (Bridgewater), The Courier-Post (Cherry Hill), The Home News Tribune (East Brunswick), The Daily Record (Morristown), The Daily Journal (Vineland), and The Herald News (Woodland Park). New York Times reports – MNG Enterprises, which owns one of the largest newspaper groups in the United States, proposed on Monday a takeover of the giant newspaper publisher Gannett, a move that would further consolidate a struggling industry. In an open letter to Gannett’s board, MNG said it was willing to pay…
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Lanterns Lift at Spc Ben Moore’s Bordentown Memorial

WATCH VIDEO – Bordentown, NJ: Hundreds gather in Saint Mary’s Cemetery for the 8th anniversary Memorial Lantern Launch for Army Spc. Benjamin G. Moore, of Bordentown, who gave his life for his country on Jan. 12, 2011, while stationed in Afghanistan. He died in Ghazni the province of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Moore was a recipient of the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Moore was a 2006 graduate of Bordentown Regional High School. Moore was a firefighter for Hope Hose Humane Co. No. 1 Station No. 602/609 of Bordentown City, Union Fire Co. No. 1 Station No. 261 of Crosswicks, DeCou Hose Co. No. 1 Station No. 15 of Hamilton Township, Westampton…
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PSE&G Receives 2018 Outstanding Customer Reliability Experience Award NYSE: PEG

Also named most reliable Mid-Atlantic utility for 17th straight year. PHOENIX, AZ: - Public Service Electric and Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, last night was recognized by PA Consulting as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Customer Reliability Experience Award. PSE&G also received the ReliabilityOne™ Award for Outstanding Reliability Performance in the Mid-Atlantic Region for the 17th consecutive year. This award is presented to a ReliabilityOne™ recipient who has the best overall customer experience as it relates to outage reporting and restoration communications, and has taken steps to engage with their customers by providing real-time access to information across various channels. By embracing these communications channels during both blue-sky and major events, they have seized the opportunity to deliver a…
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County Exec Hughes delivers pizza to airport pay delayed TSA screeners

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes delivered a pizza lunch for the 20-plus TSA agents at Trenton-Mercer Airport. Trenton, NJ: Mercer County Gov reports - Mercer CountyAirport security screeners for the federal Transportation Security Administration, who are working without pay during the federal government shutdown, were treated to a surprise visit today by Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. Hughes, who delivered a pizza lunch for the 20-plus TSA agents at Trenton-Mercer Airport, called the lunch a “small gesture” in recognition of the sacrifices being made by TSA screeners. “The TSA screeners work hard day after day at Trenton-Mercer Airport to ensure the safety of our travelers. Today I want to recognize and applaud them for their service.” Because the…
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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 1/9/2019

Thank You First Responders. Legislation Signed to Enhance Safety and Security at Schools, Houses of Worship, and Community Centers PASSAIC - Governor Phil Murphy today signed two pieces of legislation to enhance the safety and security of New Jersey residents at schools, houses of worship, and community centers. Assembly Bill No. 4597 makes a supplemental appropriation of $11,300,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Education to increase per pupil funding for nonpublic security aid from $75 to $150, and Assembly Bill No. 3906 makes a revision to the New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program to expand the type of protective measures that can be installed or constructed at houses of worship and community centers.“Our Administration is tasked with…
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Favorable Federal Court Ruling in New Jersey Advances PennEast Pipeline

Brings Natural Gas and Electric Consumers Step Closer to Affordable, Reliable Energy (Wyomissing, Pa.) Penn East reports – The United States District Court for the district of New Jersey ruled today that as a pipeline project deemed by federal regulators to be in the public need and benefit, the PennEast Pipeline Company LLC is granted access to properties it requires in New Jersey in order to perform surveys. Today’s ruling follows a similar ruling by Judge Malachy E. Mannion from the United States District Court for the Middle District of ; Judge Mannion’s ruling also provided PennEast with the ability access the last property that had not been surveyed in Pennsylvania. The field-level survey data that can now be verified and…
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

Mass Gas Disaster 80+ Homes Explode, NJ Workers Back Home

Newark, NJ: PSE&G gas crews return to New Jersey after assisting Columbia Gas of Massachusetts since September in restoring service to residents affected by fires fueled by natural gas. In total, PSE&G workers made 4,380 premises visits, conducted 1,498 gas inspections and 102 environmental inspections, relocated meters in 340 buildings, installed 564 appliances and made 395 repairs to customer piping.
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ENERGY – PennEast Pipeline Gains Eminent Domain

Trenton, NJ: by Sierra Club NJ. Taylor McFarland reports - Federal court has granted PennEast the use of eminent domain to gain access to properties to do survey work. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the PennEast Pipeline project. This decision by FERC allows PennEast to use eminent domain to get on property where they need data for applications. FERC made their decision last January and issued an order denying a rehearing in August.  “This is not just the beginning of the end, this is the end of the beginning. The next round in the battle to stop PennEast starts now. Although we expected it, it is still wrong that court has gave PennEast access to get on…
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