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Civilized Protest in a Working Democracy. “There is a time and place for Protest …Walk the Statehouse Sidewalk” says NJ Gov Christie

“Want to Protest, get a picket sign and walk up and down”… …"the sidewalk in front of the Statehouse” NJ Governor Chris Christie View Civil Protests at the NJ Statehouse. YouTube Channel: Statehouse News  View Civil Protests at the NJ Statehouse. YouTube Channel: Statehouse News  View Civil Protests at the NJ Statehouse. YouTube Channel: Statehouse News 
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NJ Water Disasters: New Regulation – All Schools Must Start Testing for Lead in Drinking Water

This week new state regulations will go into effect that require school districts in the state to test their drinking water for lead if they have yet to do so. The regulations also require schools to test water at least every six years. Schools who begin testing within the next year will be eligible for state reimbursement through $10 million allocated for water testing in the state budget. All results will be made public and districts will be required to…
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NEW JERSEY OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND PREPAREDNESS HOSTS 10th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

West Windsor, NJ: The NJOHSP 10-Year Anniversary Conference brought together federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, government officials, and private-sector partners and provided a forum to address the most pressing issues that continue to test our State and country. “I was pleased to welcome over 600 of our partners to this important event and thank them for their collective efforts in keeping our citizens safe and secure in an often unpredictable world,” said Dr. Chris Rodriguez, Director of NJOHSP. “Now,…
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State of New Jersey Receives Regional Resiliency Grant

1/16/2016: The State of New Jersey will receive $15,000,000 in NDRC funding to support the creation of a Regional Resiliency Planning Grant Program that will help regions and communities that experience significant flooding to undergo a comprehensive planning process to identify and address vulnerabilities due to increased flooding risk, and for work with university partners to develop a toolkit of best practices for communities to assess their flooding risks and develop resilience building codes and plans.  
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Five States Come Together for Security Discussions

PRINCETON, NJ – Homeland security leaders from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware convened early this month for the Regional Homeland Security Advisor (HSA) Conference in Princeton, New Jersey. The meeting, hosted by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and its Director, Dr. Chris Rodriguez, provided a forum for top security officials from the five states to share threat intelligence and best practices and increase coordination across the region. Although the size and scope of…
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Hoboken Resiliency Project Could Cause more Flooding

The NJDEP will hold a public meeting tonight to solicit input on the proposed concepts for the Rebuild by Design Project for Hoboken and surrounding towns that will put more people and properties at risk. The proposed a mitigation plan to deal with climate change and flooding, includes hard infrastructure which will not only fail during a storm, but will cause additional flooding. HUD awarded $230 million to the State of New Jersey for a project to address frequent flooding…
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Three Years After Sandy REBUILDING HOMES TO CREATE AN EVEN STRONGER NEW JERSEY

Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor: Three Years Later: Stronger And More Resilient After Sandy The Christie Administration Continues To Work Hands-On With Homeowners and Communities To Rebuild, Improve Infrastructure And Assist Businesses Three Years After Sandy REBUILDING HOMES TO CREATE AN EVEN STRONGER NEW JERSEY $ Billion In Housing Assistance Out The Door Or In The Pipeline: Three years after Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey, thousands of families across the state are making progress towards rebuilding and returning to…
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Do You Take Evacuation Orders Seriously ? Superstorm Sandy 286 fatalities

  Nearly half of the drowning deaths from 2012 Hurricane Superstorm Sandy were people in mandatory evacuation zones who died in their homes along the Eastern Seaboard. “A lot of the drowning occurred in the evacuation zones, and so that just reminds us how important it is to listen to these (evacuation) messages, whether it’s for a hurricane, tornado or any severe event,” says Amy Wolkin, Team Lead for CDC’s Disaster and Epidemiological Response Team. US, Lower Atlantic Eastern Seaboard:…
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Senate Defends Clean Water: Passes Resolution to Overturn Flood Rules

Trenton, NJ: via Sierra Club of NJ. The Senate today passed SCR180 (Lesniak) 26 to 12 in a bipartisan vote. This resolution overrides the DEP's proposal to revise Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules. It determines that the rules are inconsistent with legislative intent. The Sierra Club supports this resolution because we believe that these proposed ruleswill increase flooding and degrade water quality and violate state law. The Assembly version will be introduced…
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