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Gov Signs Legislation to Classify Certain Hate Crimes as Domestic Terrorism

Governor Murphy also Signs Legislation to Bolster Security Funding for At Risk Non-Profit Organizations. New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed two bills to provide security funding for non-profit organizations at risk of terror attacks and expand the definition of domestic terrorism following the December 2019 attacks in Jersey City. A6123 supplements the FY2020 Appropriations Act to provide funding towards bolstering security measures at eligible non-profit organizations, while A3087 expands the definition of the crime of terrorism in New Jersey ;“Our state and our nation are facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred,” said Governor ;“We recently bore witness to how this can manifest itself…
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Industrial OPIOID DISASTER – NJ First Responders Deploy 14,000 + Life Saving Reversal Doses in 2019. NJ Pharmacies ‘Standing Order’ to Dispense Naloxone. At Least 2732 Dead in NJ.

Governor Murphy Announces Preliminary 2019 Year-End Opioid Statistics and Highlights Administration-Wide Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in New Jersey New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Million NJ Prescriptions a Year. - Governor Urges Continued Partnership and Reaffirms Commitment to Ending the Opioid Epidemic. WASHINGTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced preliminary 2019 year-end opioid statistics for New Jersey and reaffirmed his commitment to ending the opioid epidemic through a comprehensive, multi-pronged collaboration across several state departments and agencies. Governor Murphy’s comprehensive approach includes increasing access to evidence-based prevention and treatment programs in our communities, supporting individuals on their path to and maintenance of recovery, supporting data-driven work and strengthening system-wide infrastructure, and using robust…
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Governor Deploys State Police Tactical Units to Safeguard Religious Sites

NJSP Photos Trenton, NJ: New Jersey State Police report via Tweet. At the direction of @GovMurphy, members of the NJSP Target Hardening Unit, Field Operations Section, and Tactical Patrol Unit have been deployed to safeguard synagogues and Jewish community centers throughout the state.
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Water Disasters – New NJDEP Rutgers Predicting Dramatic Increase in Sea-Level Rise Along Jersey Shore by 2050

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ DEP reports 12. 2019 - How Much Will Sea-Level Rise in NJ. The Department of Environmental Protection released a new study projecting dramatic sea-level rise in New Jersey. According to the report, sea-level in New Jersey could rise from 2000 levels by up to feet by 2030, feet by 2050, and feet by 2100, underscoring the urgency of the Murphy Administration’s adaptation work to make the state more resilient to the effects of climate change. The report also shows that New Jersey has already been disproportionately affected by climate change—sea-level rise projections in New Jersey are more than two times the global average. “New Jersey is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of…
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Hate Crime in Jersey City

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports - Today, Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin released the following statements in response to the investigation following this week’s hate crime in Jersey City:  “It now appears from law enforcement that the events that terrorized Jersey City on Tuesday were fueled by hate. The murder of innocent civilians because of their religious beliefs, and the murder of a police officer for the simple reason that he was a police officer, must be the wakeup call to those who fail to see or acknowledge the rising tide of hate here in New Jersey, and around the nation,” said Governor ;“This is our signal…
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An attack against all nine million of us who are proud to call ourselves New Jerseyans

Jersey City, NJ: Gov Murphy speaks regarding Jersey City Attack. An attack against our Jewish community – whether it be here in Jersey City, or anywhere in our state – is an attack against all nine million of us who are proud to call ourselves New Jerseyans. We all awoke with hearts heavy for the victims and families impacted by what occurred yesterday in Jersey City – for the family of Detective Seals, and for the victims inside the market. We’re firm in our resolve to take the steps necessary to ensure this doesn’t happen again. New Jersey State Police Colonel Pat Callahan . New Jersey OAG and New Jersey State Police Colonel Pat Callahan, and their teams, are leading this investigation. All…
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Gov Murphy thanks President Donald Trump for Swift Federal Response to Jersey City

Readout of Call Between Governor Murphy and President Trump. Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports - At approximately 10:45 , Governor Murphy spoke with President Trump about yesterday’s shootings in Jersey City. Governor Murphy thanked the President for the swift response of the federal government, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The President offered continued assistance to the State of New Jersey on this case or any other matter. Photo: President Trump at a Roundtable about Education Choice President Donald J. Trump listens as Senator Ted Cruz delivers remarks at a roundtable on empowering families with education choice Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in the Cabinet Room of the…
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On Sandy Anniversary Labor, Environmental Groups Warn State Officials of Toxic Threat. Seven years after Sandy, are we better prepared for a chemical spill, fire or explosion if a superstorm hits?

New Jersey Strong news Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Work Environmental Council (WEC) reports Labor, environmental and community organizations are urging state leaders to plan for toxic chemical spills and other emergencies associated with natural disasters to mark the seventh anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. The worst natural disaster in New Jersey history, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc for millions and devastated record numbers of homes, businesses and schools.  Researchers are still evaluating long-term contaminant threats as they examine how Sandy’s deadly conditions spread oil, hazardous materials, and debris across Mid-Atlantic waterways resulting in compromised infrastructure, beach erosion and sediment disturbance on the coasts of New Jersey and New groups caution if another superstorm like Sandy hits, over 5,000 facilities comprising New Jersey’s…
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DAM Protest – Park Neighbors Rally to Stop Green Acres Overdevelopment

Hamilton, NJ: Friends of Dam Site 21 hold rally to stop over development of Mercer County Park system Watch Video: Hamilton, NJ: Friends of Dam 21 reports - Dam Site 21 was constructed in the 80’s as a flood control project. Upon completion it was turned over to Mercer County. You may know it as the “sledding hill” on Hughes Drive. About half of the area is located in Hamilton Township, and the other half split between Robbinsville and West Windsor. In 2019 Mercer County Park Commission hired Simone Collins Architecture to develop plans for a “passive water park” at Dam Site 21. After 2 meetings of public comment, Simone Collins revealed their plan. On the Hamilton side there are…
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Cannabis Vape Border States Hold Joint Summit

Green Cross Strong news New York, NY: NY Governor's Office reports Governors, Joined by Officials and Legislative Leaders from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Discuss Outlines of Joint Regional Approach to Cannabis and Vaping Policies Governors Reach Set of Core Principles on Issues Related to Market Regulation and Empowerment; Public Health; Public Safety and Enforcement; and Vaping Best Practices Governor Phil Murphy speaks at the Regional Joint Summit on Marijuana and Vaping with Governor Andrew Cuomo, Governor Ned Lamont, and Governor Tom Wolf in Manhattan on Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Edwin J. Torres/ Governor’s Office) New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf…
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DEA to accept electronic vaping devices and cartridges as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

WASHINGTON – With robust public participation over the course of 17 prior events, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and Saturday, October 26, in continuation of this effort, DEA and its national, tribal and community partners will hold the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across the country. The service is free and the first time, DEA will now accept vaping devices and cartridges at any of its drop off locations during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. It is important to note that DEA cannot accept devices…
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Governor Murphy Outlines Comprehensive Statewide Plan to Address Lead Exposure in New Jersey

New Jersey Strong news -Trenton,NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Murphy Outlines Comprehensive Statewide Plan to Address Lead Exposure in New Jersey Strategy Includes Multi-Pronged Approach and Collaboration Across State Departments to Address Lead Remediation and Abatement TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today unveiled his comprehensive statewide plan to address lead exposure in New Jersey to protect all residents, especially children, from the dangers of lead. The plan identifies policy actions across multiple state departments and agencies to comprehensively address lead exposure due to lead-based paint, lead service lines and plumbing, and contaminated ; “Our country’s deteriorating water infrastructure has sparked a national conversation regarding the best path forward to protect our communities from the dangers of lead exposure,” said Governor…
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WATER DISASTERS – Non Lead Trenton Flow Runs Through Suburbs linking Flu Like Symptoms, Legionella, Cancer, as it Mixes with Varying Local Fertilizer Insecticide Radium High Aqua Wells

Is Your Coffee, Restaurant, Bar, Drive Through, Public Building, Office or Home Filtering Drinking, cooking Water, and Ice Supply ? Legionnaires Disease, a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any type of Legionella bacteria. Signs and symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle pains, and headaches. Capital County Hamilton NJ Mayor Demands Answers, Information from State Officials and Trenton Water Works on Chlorine Levels, Legionnaire’s ; Capital County Hamilton Hospital adds Capacity – Local Medical Infusion Center Operational. HAMILTON HEADLINES news Hamilton, NJ: Office of the Mayor reports Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede is demanding answers and more information from Governor Murphy, State officials and Trenton Water Works concerning reported low chlorine levels from Trenton Water Works and possible…
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WATER DISASTERS – New Efforts Announced to Ensure New Jersey Schools Have Access to Clean Water

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Efforts Include a Three-Pronged Approach to Enhance Lead Testing and RemediationBERGENFIELD – Governor Phil Murphy and Congressman Josh Gottheimer today announced several initiatives to strengthen the State’s response to lead testing and the remediation of elevated lead levels in drinking water in New Jersey schools to ensure all students have access to clean, safe Administration will implement a three-pronged approach to enhance key lead testing and remediation regulations and policies. The New Jersey Department of Education will strengthen its Safe Drinking Water regulations to require schools to test for lead every three years, rather than every six years, in order to ensure timely detection of elevated lead levels. These…
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Water Disasters – Passage of Federal Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act

New Jersey Strong news Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Statement by Governor Murphy - “Senator Cory Booker has been a steadfast leader in the fight for access to clean drinking water. His authorship of the Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act, which was signed into law today, is a monumental step toward achieving that goal in New Jersey and across the nation. As our infrastructure ages, it is critical to have federal partners who will stand with our communities in pursuit of clean drinking water, a vital part in protecting the health and safety of all Americans. My Administration will continue to fight for clean, safe water in New Jersey, and I thank our congressional delegation for their commitment…
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NJOHSP Director Maples Testifies Before Congress on Efforts to Protect New Jersey’s Schools

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - NJOHSP reports WASHINGTON, DC – Director Jared M. Maples of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) testified before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery in Washington, DC, on September 26 to discuss progress in State efforts to secure schools. The hearing, “Engaging the Community: Perspectives on School Security,” provided updates on a variety of measures and initiatives by NJOHSP and its partners to protect students and staff throughout New Jersey. “Like many Americans, I am heartbroken by the alarming cycle of violent acts taking place in our nation’s schools. My subcommittee’s hearing was an opportunity for stakeholders, like the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security…
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New Jersey Strong Water Disasters – AQUA NOT ALERTING CONSUMERS of Toxic Trenton Water Works Flow into Toxic Aqua System

HEALTH CANCER WARNING   AQUA Hamilton Square Well Contamination Volatile Organic Compounds & Radionuclides Cancer Causing Gas before Trenton Water is added. Hamilton Headlines news – NJ DEP reports Toxic Trenton Water mixes into Aqua Hamilton service without notice. See PDF here regarding Aqua ; NJ DEP reports Source Water Assessment Summary – A State Review of Potential Contamination Sources Near Your Drinking Water The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has conducted an assessment of the water sources that supply each public water system in the state, including yours. The goal of this assessment was to measure each system’s susceptibility to contamination, not actual (if any) contamination measured in a water supply system. The assessment of your water system, the Aqua NJ – Hamilton Square System, involved: Identifying the…
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