New Jersey Strong (tm).com

Industrial Opioid Disaster – Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Kickback Conspiracies

Green Cross Strong news – Newark, NJ: US DOJ reports Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma LP (Purdue) pleaded guilty today in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, to conspiracies to defraud the United States and violate the anti-kickback statute. Purdue pleaded guilty to an information charging it with three felony offenses: one count of dual-object conspiracy to defraud the United States and to violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and…
Watch News Video / Read More »
EVENTS

Governor Murphy And First Lady Tammy Murphy Commemorate 19th Anniversary Of September 11Th Attacks At National 9/11 Memorial And Museum Ceremony

New Jersey Strong news - New York, NY: Office of the NJ Governor reports US Vice President Mike Pence, Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy at the 911 Memorial in Manhattan on September 11th, 2020 (Edwin J. Torres/Governor’s Office). Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy, along with national, state, and local leaders, attended the 2020 Commemoration Ceremony for the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks. United…
Watch News Video / Read More »
AWARENESS - PREPAREDNESS - RESILIENCY. Man Made and Natural Disasters. HEALTH

Never Forget 911

US Strong news – Washington, DC: The White House reports Proclamation on Patriot Day, 2020 In 2001, our Nation, united under God, made an unbreakable promise never to forget the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were senselessly killed on September ; On this sacred day — Patriot Day — we solemnly honor that ; As the bells toll, we call by name those who perished in the terrorist attacks in New…
Watch News Video / Read More »

Industrial Opioid Disaster – New Jersey to Provide Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone for Free to Residents September 24-26 at Participating Pharmacies Across the State

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Residents Can Obtain Free Naloxone at 322 Participating Pharmacies Without Providing Name or a Prescription. TRENTON – Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from September 24th through 26th. As part of the…
Watch News Video / Read More »

NJBPU Takes Major Steps Forward for Offshore Wind

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today voted unanimously to open the application window for the State’s second solicitation of offshore wind capacity. This second solicitation seeks to award between 1,200 MW and 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy, potentially tripling the State’s committed capacity from 1,100 MW to 3,500 MW. This represents a significant milestone…
Watch News Video / Read More »
Nation

Coronavirus Pandemic – New Jersey Unemployed Will Benefit from President Trump’s Executive Order Granting $300. Weekly Support

US Strong news - Washington, DC: FEMA reports FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved New Jersey for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program. FEMA’s grant funding will allow New Jersey to provide $300 per week -- on top of their regular unemployment benefit -- to those unemployed due to COVID-19. FEMA will work with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to implement a system to make this funding available…
Watch News Video / Read More »

Industrial Opioid Disaster – State of New Jersey to Deliver More than 11,000 Life Saving Doses of Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone to EMS Teams Throughout State

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Effort Builds Upon Naloxone Distribution to Residents, Police, Libraries & Homeless Shelters & Standing Orders at Pharmacies;Naloxone Also Now Part of NJ’s Prescription Assistance Program for Older Residents. TRENTON – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli today announced the state is sending 11,352 free doses of the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone (commonly called Narcan) to 179…
Watch News Video / Read More »
Man Made & Natural Disasters

Coronavirus Pandemic – Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Indoor Dining Effective Labor Day Weekend Friday. $40 Billion Budget Approved

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 183, which establishes rules for the resumption of indoor dining on Friday, September 4 at 6:00 , provided businesses comply with the health and safety standards issued by the Department of Health. The Governor’s Executive Order also contains requirements for movie theaters and other indoor entertainment businesses, where the number…
Watch News Video / Read More »
Man Made & Natural Disasters

Coronavirus Pandemic – Nine students residing in off-campus houses test positive for Covid-19. Students who attended large off-campus gatherings strongly encourage to self-quarantine and arrange for COVID testing

New Jersey Strong news - Ewing, NJ: The College of New Jersey TCNJ THE SIGNAL Camille Furst and Len La Rocca, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, report The College has confirmed nine positive cases of Covid-19 among students living in off-campus houses in the Ewing area, according to Dave Muha, the associate vice president of communications, marketing and brand management, in an interview with The ; With the help of the…
Watch News Video / Read More »

58 Arrested and Charged in Mercer County in Multi-Jurisdictional ATM Theft Scam

New Jersey Strong news - MERCER COUNTY, NJ: Office of the Mercer County Prosecutor reports Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today that 58 individuals were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit theft by deception in an organized scheme that used prepaid debit cards to steal from ATMs across the county. On August 18, 2020, at approximately 8 , Robbinsville Township police officers responded to the Santander Bank…
Watch News Video / Read More »
AWARENESS - PREPAREDNESS - RESILIENCY. Man Made and Natural Disasters. HEALTH

Coronavirus Pandemic – NJ educators unite in call for statewide remote school opening

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Educators reports Dr. Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, Patricia Wright, executive director of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association and Marie Blistan, president of the New Jersey Education Association, have issued this statement calling on Gov. Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education to direct all New Jersey public schools to open…
Watch News Video / Read More »
AWARENESS - PREPAREDNESS - RESILIENCY. Man Made and Natural Disasters. HEALTH

Murphy Administration to Open New Jersey’s Schools For In-Person Instruction Subject to Critical Health and Safety Protocols

NJ has 699 new positive cases, pushing our cumulative total to 186,594. We are reporting 8 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths – three on 8/10, one on 8/9, one on 8/7, one on 8/6, one in July, and one in May – for a total of 14,054 lives lost. New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Schools to Open…
Watch News Video / Read More »
Nation

NJ Attorney General Grewal Leads 20 State Letter Calling on Facebook to Take Stronger Steps to Prevent Use of Its Platforms to Spread Hate and Disinformation

News Strong - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today led a group of 20 Attorneys General from across the nation in calling on Facebook to take additional steps to prevent the popular social media website from being used to spread hate and disinformation. The group also urged Facebook to provide stronger support for users who fall victim to online intimidation and…
Watch News Video / Read More »
AWARENESS - PREPAREDNESS - RESILIENCY. Man Made and Natural Disasters. HEALTH

Coronavirus Pandemic – New Jersey Department of Health Launches COVID-19 Disease Contact Tracing Dashboard

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports Current Statewide Average of 15 Contact Tracers for Every 100,000 Residents. Data Tracks Percent of Cases Contacted, Contacts Followed, and Successful Outreach. TRENTON – Urging people to answer critical calls from contact tracers, the New Jersey Department of Health today unveiled an online dashboard highlighting New Jersey’s contact tracing efforts throughout the state. “Our new Contact Tracing Dashboard will allow the public…
Watch News Video / Read More »
Man Made & Natural Disasters

Stranded Jet Skiers Hoisted to Safety by US Coast Guard Atlantic City Chopper. Presidential Message on the 230th Birthday of the United States Coast Guard

The Coast Guard rescued two people who were stranded on a jet ski that ran aground in near Brigantine, New Jersey, Aug. 3, 2020. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City safely hoisted the two people and transported them back to Coast Guard Station Atlantic City. ( Coast Guard photo/Released) US Strong news - Washington, DC: The White House reports. On this day in 1790,…
Watch News Video / Read More »
AWARENESS - PREPAREDNESS - RESILIENCY. Man Made and Natural Disasters. HEALTH

Coronavirus Pandemic – State Decreases Indoor Gathering Capacity Limit as COVID-19 Disease Outbreaks Climb, Public Health Emergency Extended

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today announced the decrease of indoor gathering capacity limit in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey. Indoor gatherings are now limited to 25 percent of a room's capacity, but regardless of the room’s capacity, the maximum limit shall be 25 persons, down from 100 persons. For purposes of determining this limit,…
Watch News Video / Read More »
INNOVATION

Coronavirus Pandemic – Department of Education Issues Guidance Allowing Parents to Choose All-Remote Learning for Their Children

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports The New Jersey Department of Education today issued clarifying guidance to allow parents to select fulltime remote learning for their children in the 2020-2021 school ; Released last month, the Department’s guidance document, “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education,” emphasized that schools should prepared plans to open in some capacity for in-person instruction for…
Watch News Video / Read More »
NEWS newjerseystrong.com

AG Grewal Sues Trump Administration to Block Rule that Limits New Jersey’s Ability to Prevent Water Pollution

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today joined a coalition of Attorneys General in suing to block a  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final rule that unlawfully restricts the authority of states to protect their waters from pollution. For more than three decades, the EPA has consistently acknowledged that Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act provides…
Watch News Video / Read More »