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Hate has no home in the Garden State – Governor Murphy, NJOHSP Announce Expansion of the New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program

NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS - Office of the Gov reports -TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) today launched the New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program (NJ NSGPP) open application period which will remain open through June 14, 2019. On January 9, Governor Murphy and NJOHSP announced that NJ NSGPP would be expanded for security measures available to eligible nonprofit organizations deemed vulnerable to attacks. Under Assembly Bill No. 3906, nonprofit organizations can apply for grant funding to hire security personnel and acquire target hardening equipment to enhance facilities’ preparedness in combating threats and other violent acts. Previously, grant money could only be awarded for procurement of security personnel.…
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Mercer Salutes Dispatchers During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

TRENTON, NJ: Mercer County reports – Whether you’re in need of medical assistance or you witness an accident, dispatchers are the bridge between emergency personnel and you. Dispatchers are the calming voice on the end of the line and the composed professional when crisis strikes and time is critical. Mercer County recognizes April 14-20 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in appreciation of public safety communications professionals and the citizens they serve. Celebrated the second week of April each year, and sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, Mercer County honors the men and women who answer the 9-1-1 emergency calls, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, and render life-saving assistance to the citizens of Mercer ; Just…
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Governor Murphy Takes Major Step Forward to Provide More Funding to Sandy-Impacted Homeowners

2015 Hurricane Sandy survivors encampment protest at the Trenton Statehouse. Homeowners Still Rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy Will Also Receive Rental Assistance Extension NEPTUNE, NJ: Office of the Gov. reports – Governor Phil Murphy,  Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, Senator Bob Menendez, Congressman Frank Pallone, and state Senator Vin Gopal today visited Neptune’s Shark River Municipal Marina to discuss the State’s plan to remove the cap on access to Sandy-related funds, allowing homeowners who have long been in limbo to complete construction on their primary homes. Additionally, those still impacted by Sandy (October 2012) will be able to get additional months of rental assistance. These efforts to support homeowners in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) Program and the Low-to-Moderate Income…
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New Jersey Strong Water Disasters – Trenton Water Lead Toxic Flow

Hamilton, NJ: Watch video of Trenton Water Works 2019 educational water contamination Hamilton Twp public meeting and 2016 Trenton public school press conference . During the HAMILTON TOWNSHIP COUNCIL May 7, 2013, Hamilton resident Ms. Elaine Candelori of Stewart Street stated that she is a recipient of a recent letter sent by Trenton Water Works and is deeply concerned about the toxic chemicals within the water. When she contacted the EPA about the matter, the advice given to her was that maybe she should drink some of the water and then some bottled water; she had to wonder what kind of people are working at EPA. She asked the Council what was being done about this matter. She asked if…
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Water Disasters – New Environmental Lawsuits Focused on Contamination Allegedly Linked to DuPont, Chemours, 3M State Seeking Natural Resource Damages Related to PFAS Contamination, Other Pollutants

NJ Attorney General report TOTOWA, NJ – Continuing the State’s commitment to holding polluters accountable, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today the filing of four new Natural Resource Damage (NRD) lawsuits. Two of the lawsuits focus on contamination allegedly caused by facilities owned by Delaware-based DuPont de Nemours and Co. and a chemical manufacturing company DuPont spun off in 2015, Chemours Co. The other two complaints name DuPont and Chemours as defendants as well, but they also name Minnesota-based 3M—the nation’s primary manufacturer of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Each lawsuit asserts claims under both the State’s Water Pollution Control Act and its Spill Compensation and Control…
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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 years of using their product. Vermont is the second largest producer of talc in the United Strong, vtstrong ----------------------------------------------- (Reuters) – Shares of Johnson & Johnson () fell 10 percent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage…
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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 to protect America’s youth from this preventable health risk. Youth use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe.” Robert Redfield, , CDC Director CDC reports ;– About million middle and high school students were current users (used in the past 30…
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CO poisoning is entirely preventable

CDC reports - The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. People who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms. CO poisoning is entirely preventable. Protect yourself and your family by learning the symptoms of CO poisoning and how to prevent it. CO Poisoning Prevention Tips Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO detector, buy one your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every vents and flues free of debris. Debris can block ventilation leave the…
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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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SNOWGATE beats BRIDGEGATE by Millions. – Complete Failure to Manage & Maintain Roads Gridlocks NJ for First Snow and Ice Storm. State Police Aid Over 2,066 Motorists, 1076 Accidents

Winter Opener State of Emergency as several inches of snow falls on the Garden State. Trenton, NJ: The first snowfall of 2018 strands thousands in autos and buses as slick untreated roads cause gridlock and motor vehicle accidents. Commuters report 1 per hour travel in slippery snow and slush.
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NATION – 63+ Dead as California Inferno Wildfires Burn Homes, Late Evacuee’s in Autos.

2018 has been one of the most destructive wildfire seasons on record in California, with a total of 7,579 fires burning an area of 1,667,855 acres. CA Governor Brown Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Devastation in Paradise, California, from the Camp Fire which burned through most of the town, destroying 7,600 structures since it began Novermber 8. It has scorched 125,000 acres and is currently 30% contained. MATHER, CA: Nov 11, 2018 CA gov Reports –  Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to bolster the ongoing emergency response and help residents recover from devastating fires burning in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Also today, Governor Brown will join leaders of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, CAL FIRE,…
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NATION – Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy at Bar in Thousand Oaks, California

Washington, DC: - As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 7, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, November 10, 2018.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same…
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NATION – Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 31, 2018.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for…
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On the Sixth Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce Major Changes to Superstorm Sandy Recovery Housing Programs

Additional Funding to RREM and LMI Homeowner Rebuilding Program and Changes to Recoupment Policy Will Help Sandy-Impacted Homeowners Still Recovering from the Storm UNION BEACH – Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), today announced significant changes to the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) Program and the Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) Homeowner Rebuilding Program, the two main housing recovery programs for homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The changes will enable program participants who have not yet finished construction on storm-damaged property to receive more money to complete projects. Participants who owe money to the program will also have an opportunity to demonstrate that repayment of the amount owed will create…
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NATION – Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 31, 2018.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for…
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