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County Exec Hughes delivers pizza to airport pay delayed TSA screeners

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes delivered a pizza lunch for the 20-plus TSA agents at Trenton-Mercer Airport. Trenton, NJ: Mercer County Gov reports - Mercer CountyAirport security screeners for the federal Transportation Security Administration, who are working without pay during the federal government shutdown, were treated to a surprise visit today by Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. Hughes, who delivered a pizza lunch for the 20-plus TSA agents at Trenton-Mercer Airport, called the lunch a “small gesture” in…
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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 1/9/2019

Thank You First Responders. Legislation Signed to Enhance Safety and Security at Schools, Houses of Worship, and Community Centers PASSAIC - Governor Phil Murphy today signed two pieces of legislation to enhance the safety and security of New Jersey residents at schools, houses of worship, and community centers. Assembly Bill No. 4597 makes a supplemental appropriation of $11,300,000 from the General Fund to the Department of Education to increase per pupil funding for nonpublic security aid from $75 to $150, and…
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Favorable Federal Court Ruling in New Jersey Advances PennEast Pipeline

Brings Natural Gas and Electric Consumers Step Closer to Affordable, Reliable Energy (Wyomissing, Pa.) Penn East reports – The United States District Court for the district of New Jersey ruled today that as a pipeline project deemed by federal regulators to be in the public need and benefit, the PennEast Pipeline Company LLC is granted access to properties it requires in New Jersey in order to perform surveys. Today’s ruling follows a similar ruling by Judge Malachy E. Mannion from 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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Drunk Driver Kills College Scholar – Candlelight Vigil Honors Crash Victims

from The Signal. The College of New of New Jersey student media. By Michelle Lampariello Editor-in-Chief Ewing, NJ: - The campus community continued to demonstrate its power to bond together in times of tragedy during a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Michael Sot and to support the recoveries of Ryan Moore, Anthony Galante, Danielle DeFlores, Matthew DeGenova and Moore’s girlfriend Jenna Passero in Kendall Hall Mainstage Theater on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The vigil was held 11 days after…
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President George H. W. Bush 41 arrives to the funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, joined by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, watch as the casket of former President George H. W. Bush arrives to the funeral service Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)  
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NJ’s Bear Hunt Opens

Trenton, NJ: Sierra Club NJ report - NJ’s Unneeded Bear Hunt Starts Again. Segment B of the bear hunt has killed 15 bears in its first day which brings total bears killed for the 2018 to 155. This segment of the hunt will last through December 8th. The dates of a Segment B season extension, if announced, will be Wednesday, December 12 through Saturday, December 15, 2018. The state appeals court recently rejected a motion filed by New Jersey Outdoor Alliance and other hunting…
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80 Capitol County Amazon Warehouse Workers Poisoned by Bear Spray – 1 in Critical Condition, 24 Taken to 5 Hospitals. Union Asks for Accountability

Robbinsville, NJ: - Up to 80 Amazon warehouse (NJTP exit 7A) workers were poisoned inside the shipping plant causing difficulty breathing, burning throats and eyes. 24 were taken to 5 hospitals in central New Jersey. 1 worker is in critical condition and hospitalized at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton. Strong fumes from a container of bear spray dispersed when punctured by a robot exposing workers to spray used to repel wild bears. #amazon STATEMENT: RWDSU PRESIDENT - AMAZON…
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Total of 30 adenovirus cases at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. 11 deaths

Trenton, NJ: Dept of Health reports - Laboratory tests have confirmed another medically fragile child with adenovirus as part of an ongoing outbreak investigation at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell. A total of 29 pediatric adenovirus cases have been associated with this outbreak. In addition, a staff member at the facility — who has since recovered — also became ill as part of the outbreak. There have been 10 deaths associated with this outbreak. The most recent date of illness onset…
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AG Grewal Issues Statewide Directive Curtailing State and Local Police Participation in Federal Civil Immigration Enforcement

“Immigrant Trust Directive” Designed to Promote Public Safety by Building Trust Between Police and Immigrant Communities. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Office of the Attorney General / Photo by Tim Larsen) TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today issued a directive to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies in New Jersey limiting the types of voluntary assistance that their officers may provide to federal civil immigration authorities, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The…
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COLTS NECK FAMILY OF FOUR KILLED BY BROTHER WHO SET FIRE TO HOUSE TO CONCEAL CRIMES

FREEHOLD, NJ: Monmouth County Prosecutors Office report by Charles Webster – The brother of a Colts Neck man found dead along with his wife and two children at their burned out home just days before Thanksgiving has been charged with their murders and setting fire to their suburban home, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Paul J. Caneiro, 51, is charged with four counts of first degree Murder, and one count of second degree Aggravated Arson, second degree Possession of a…
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Environment

Gov Murphy’s Cardinale Trophy Park Proposal to Turf Pineland Critical Forest Sensitive Wildlife Areas

Murphy’s Soccer Team Massive Sprawl Project in the Pines.   Trenton, NJ: Sierra Club NJ Taylor McFarland reports - A massive 200- acre sports complex has been proposed in the Pinelands of Jackson. The project called Trophy Park, would be built outside of the Pinelands Reserve on much of the wooded land along the shore of Prospertown Lakethat was once owned by the late Stanley Switlik. The park would also be right next to the Prospertown Wildlife Management Area. This is critical forest area…
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Governor Murphy Urges Passage of $15 Minimum Wage Before End of Year

TRENTON – Acting on a commitment to build a stronger and fairer New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy today urged the Legislature to close the wage gap and pass a bill raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour for all working New Jerseyans before the end of the year. “Establishing a livable wage of $15 per hour provides New Jersey’s working families with the opportunity to put food on their tables and keep the lights on in their homes,” said Governor Phil…
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