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Water Disasters – Capitol City Appoints Water Works Temp

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, : City of Trenton reports Trenton Water Works announced today that Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora has appointed Steven J. Picco as interim director of the Department of Water and Sewer. Beginning Monday, Mr. Picco will continue the work of reorganizing the water utility while the Gusciora administration completes a national search for a permanent director. Mr. Picco replaces former Director Shing-Fu Hsueh, , , , who completed his tenure on Friday, September 13. “Trenton Water Works has achieved some important milestones since I took office,” said Mayor Gusciora. “The water utility has restored high water quality, launched critical capital projects, and improved both internal and external communications. But we’ve still got our work…
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Water Disasters – Director Hsueh to Step Down from Trenton Water Works on Friday 13th

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: City of Trenton reports Tenure Established Revamped Public Confidence in City Water Utility Trenton – Mayor Reed Gusciora is announcing that the Director of Water and Sewer (DW&S) Dr. Shing-Fu Hsueh is stepping down from his role leading the utility effective Friday, September 13th. He was one of Mayor Reed Gusciora’s first appointees as Trenton’s executive. His tenure overseeing the department, which encompasses Trenton Water Works (TWW), has seen substantial accomplishments including; restoring high water quality, eliminating disinfection by-products (DPBs), launching millions in capital projects, reestablishing effective communication with the public, reducing vacancies by 26% and promoting Taya Brown-Humphrey to superintendent of TWW’s filtration plant. Dr. Hsueh says that he feels TWW is in…
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NJ AG Investigating Anti-competitive GOOGLE Conduct

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ AG reports Today it was announced that a bipartisan group of attorneys general, including New Jersey, have opened a multi-state investigation into allegations of anti-competitive conduct by Google in the market for internet advertising. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the following statement about the investigation: “Technology companies like Google exert incredible influence and power over our daily lives. Whether it's checking the news, preparing a report for work, or even planning the details of a family vacation, we rely on big tech for information, and they use our usage behavior to monetize their businesses. How they acquire and exert their power and influence on our behaviors should be subject…
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Campus Community Remembers 9/11

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Ewing, NJ: TCNJSignal .net The Signal Viktoria Ristanovic reports This year marks the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, when tragedy struck the after two hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City. Throughout the rest of the morning, two other hijacked airplanes crashed; one hit the Pentagon in Washington, and the other one crashed in a field near Shanksville, ; The College comes together in the aftermath of the attacks (Photo courtesy of the TCNJ Digital Archive).  In a September 2001 issue of The Signal, a reporter wrote about the horrific terrorist attack and its immediate aftermath. Eighteen years later, we still remember the thousands of American citizens who lost their…
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NJ Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Observation of 9/11 Anniversary

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - TRENTON, NJ: Office of the Gov reports – Today, Governor Phil Murphy ordered that and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 innocent people, almost 700 of whom were residents of New Jersey, who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.“Eighteen years ago, our nation endured the most devastating attack our country has ever seen,” said Governor Murphy. “Today, and every day, we honor the lives that were taken from us far too soon and the brave first responders who put their lives on the line to save those in harm's way."
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Through Devastation We Emerge Stronger – Never Forget 9/11

In Memory of those who lost their lives. Never Forget 9/11. NEW YORK CITY STRONG. 911 Remembrance at Mercer County Community College 2017 Presidential Proclamation on National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2019 US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports During these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we come together to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, ; The passage of time will never diminish the magnitude of the loss or the courage, compassion, strength, and unity displayed during one of our darkest hours. The horrific events of that September morning shook our Nation to its core as we watched in disbelief…
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State Attorney General Directs NJ Judges to Amend Rights of Risky Gun Owners.

Will allow an officer to initiate a streamlined process for removing a firearm from an individual who poses a threat to themselves or the public. NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General Peter Aseltine reports AG Grewal Issues First-In-The-Nation Statewide Directive to Enforce New Jersey’s “Extreme Risk” Gun Safety Law. AG Directive Requires and Empowers Law Enforcement Officers to Take Action to Protect Individuals Facing Significant Risk of Injury from Firearm Violence. TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today issued the nation’s first statewide directive to law enforcement implementing an “extreme risk” gun safety law. The directive, which applies to all 36,000 law enforcement officers in New Jersey, will make it easier for officers…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – NEWARK AMENDS RIGHTS AS PRESS TURNED AWAY FROM NEWARK LEAD WATER MEETING

NEWS STRONG news – Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s administration turned away TV cameras and reporters from a lead water-related meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, despite announcing the meeting in a press release the day before. The meeting was supposed to be an opportunity for Newark residents to sign up as volunteers to help inform people about replacing tainted lead service lines using the $120 million loan the city recently received from Essex County. When reporters arrived Tuesday evening to cover the meeting and talk to residents, however, Baraka’s staff told them to leave and that only Newark residents were allowed inside City Hall. (TAPinto Newark)
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New Jersey Strong Water Disasters – Legislature Needs to Hold Water Purveyor Accountable to Fix Our Water Problems

PFAS = PFOA + PFOS + PFNA + PFHxS + PFHpA New Jersey Strong news - Sierra Club NJ Taylor McFarland reports - Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney, Chair of Senate Environment and Energy Committee Senator Bob Smith and Chair of Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee Senator Troy Singleton held a press conference today on the impact of the Water Quality Accountability Act, the landmark 2017 law intended to help ensure the safety and reliability of the state’s drinking water systems. “It is important for the legislature to have hearings on making sure our water companies are cities are held accountable when it comes to the water we drink. There are too many problems in New Jersey from one…
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Algae in NJ Lakes Kills Dogs

NEW JERSEY STRONG news Water Disasters - Trenton, NJ: Sierra Club NJ Taylor McFarland reports - In North Carolina, 3 dogs have died due to the same bacteria that has shut down swimming at several New Jersey lakes this summer. A NC resident brought her dogs to the lake to swim, shortly after they started to seize and died three hours later. The lake had blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria. “There are consequences from having blue- green algae in our lakes here and in North Carolina. Unfortunately, in North Carolina, three dogs died after being exposed to water with cyanobacteria in it. This should be a warning to the state of New Jersey that what happened there could happen…
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New Jersey Strong Water Disasters – City-issued water filters fail to remove lead. Bottled water with unknown PFAS levels handed out

StateHouse .news NJ reports – Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports – Access to safe drinking water is critically important to our administrations and we take health risks associated with lead in drinking water very seriously. Recent testing by the City of Newark of water samples taken from three Newark homes, using City-issued water filters, found elevated lead levels in filtered water in two of the homes. In coordination with the City of Newark, Mayor Baraka and I are prepared to do everything the City needs, including making bottled water available to local residents. The City of Newark is currently expanding testing of filtered drinking water to more Newark homes and, in coordination with the Department of Environmental Protection,…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – US Environmental Protection Agency tells Newark to Drink Bottled Water

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - USDEP NY reports - Official Letter from US DEP to New Jersey: August 9, 2019 Hon. Catherine McCabe Commissioner New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 401 East State Street Box 402 Trenton, NJ 08625-0402 and Hon. Ras Baraka Mayor City of Newark, New Jersey 920 Broad Street #200 Newark, NJ 07102 Dear Commissioner McCabe and Mayor Baraka: I am writing to follow up on our phone conversation on the evening of Friday, August 9, 2019. I very much appreciate the collaborative spirit in which we have all been able to work together over the past eight months to address concerns about elevated levels of lead in portions of Newark's drinking water system. During our telephone…
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NATION – Industrial Water Disaster – Mass Bottled Water Pulled from VT Shelves for Exceeding Safe PFAS Toxic Levels

Haverhill, Massachusetts Spring Hill Dairy provides bottled water under store-brand labels at Shaw’s, Cumberland Farms, CVS (Ice Canyon), Best Yet, 365, IGA, HyTop and Food Club. VT STRONG news – VT Digger Elizabeth Gribkoff reports – State officials announced Thursday that multiple brands of generic bottled water sold in-state have PFAS levels more than five times above Vermont’s new standard. Share More: 
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WATER DISASTERS – UPDATE – WATER FILTERS FAIL TO REMOVE LEAD, H2O STILL TESTING POSITIVE. Mayor recommends running water for 5 minutes before using filter

NEWARK CITY CONTINUES VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN TO DISTRIBUTE WATER FILTER REPLACEMENT CARTRIDGES TO RESIDENTS NEW JERSEY STRONG news - City of Newark reports - The City of Newark announced today that the Newark Department of Water and Sewer Utilities is continuing vigorous efforts to distribute replacement filter cartridges to residents throughout the city. Having successfully distributed over 35,000 lead-safe water filters and cartridges to residents free-of-charge, the City is now diligently working to distribute replacement filter cartridges to impacted families. “The City of Newark has been working around the clock to reach residents and ensure that everyone who needs a replacement filter cartridge gets one,” said Mayor Ras J. Baraka. “Our water filter deployment program is helping minimize risk as we…
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NJ Governor Murphy on Recent Domestic Terrorist Attacks

New Jersey Strong news - Office of the Gov reports - Trenton, NJ: "Within a mere 12-hour span, and 1,500 miles apart, we saw the horrible impacts of powerful weapons too easily ending up in the wrong hands. The domestic terrorist attacks in El Paso and Dayton, and last week's attack in Gilroy, California, ought to be the wake-up calls to pull our national leaders out of the gun lobby's trance. Sadly, however, all we hear is the cliched refrains of 'thoughts and prayers.' It is past time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put commonsense House-passed gun safety legislation up for a vote in the United States Senate. Over the past 18 months, we have taken tremendous strides…
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Man Made & Natural Disasters

DUMP TRUCK Plows into Crash Scene on I-280. Pedestrians, Troopers Injured, Police Cars, Ambulance and Firetruck Crushed

Office of the Gov reports - TRENTON - Acting Governor Sheila Oliver today released the following statement after visiting New Jersey State Troopers in the hospital who were injured in this morning's incident along Interstate 280: “Our thoughts are with the State Troopers, fire personnel, EMS professionals, and pedestrians who were injured in this morning’s incident along Interstate 280, when a dump truck plowed into the site of an earlier accident. While this is an ongoing investigation, it should remind us all of the dangers our first responders can encounter while performing their jobs on our roadways. We wish all of those injured a speedy recovery. We will continue to pray for them all.”
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