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NJOHSP Successfully Concludes JerseyNet Project Aimed At Assisting Those Who Save Others

HAMILTON, NJ: NJOHSP release ­— The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) is excited to announce the effective completion of JerseyNet. JerseyNet was created as the nation’s first deployable wireless communications proof of concept for the First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet Authority) Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). Traditionally, wireless communications services used by public safety agencies have been dependent upon commercial wireless infrastructure, leaving first responders to compete with the general public for limited bandwidth. “Every time…
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Capital County – Trenton Serial Groper Pleads Guilty

Trenton, NJ: Mercer County Prosecutors Office reports - A Trenton man arrested in March 2018 for groping numerous school-aged children in the city pleaded guilty on Tuesday, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported. Carlton Francis, 31, pleaded guilty to six counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact. The incidents took place between June 2017 and February 2018 in Trenton’s East and West wards. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Francis will…
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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…
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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…
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Four Defendants Convicted In Multi-State Dog Fighting Case After Three-Week Jury Trial

New Jersey, New Mexico, and Indiana Defendants Convicted As Part of Operation Grand Champion TRENTON, FBI release – Four men were convicted at trial in connection with their respective roles in a multi-state dog fighting operation, Attorney Craig Carpenito and Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division announced today. Justin Love, 38, of Sewell, New Jersey; Robert A. Elliott Sr., 49, of Millville, New Jersey; Dajwan Ware, 45, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and…
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WATER DISASTERS – City Of Newark To Provide Water Filters To Residents With Lead Service Lines

TRENTON – New Jersey state health and environmental officials are supporting the City of Newark’s decision to provide in-home tap water filters to Newark residents whose homes have lead service lines. The City is taking prompt action after receiving notice that recent tests indicate that the Newark water department’s corrosion-control treatment is no longer working effectively in some areas. The service lines are the pipes that connect residents’ homes to the City’s water lines. The City is taking quick and aggressive…
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New Jersey Resident Convicted of Threatening to Murder Congressman, Staff

CAMDEN, – - A New Jersey resident was convicted by a federal jury today of two counts of threatening to murder Rep. Frank LoBiondo and members of the congressman’s staff, Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Joseph Brodie, 39, of Millville, New Jersey, was convicted in Camden federal court following a seven-day trial on two counts of making threats to officials, officers and employees of the United States – specifically, for threatening to murder LoBiondo’s chief of staff and threatening to murder…
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Water Disaster Recovery – NJOP to host “Our NJ Our Future Convention”

New Jersey Shore - This Saturday the NJ Organizing Project (release) will host the "Our NJ Our Future Convention." Amanda Devecka-Rinear for NJOP states: I know many of you may be watching Michael hit Florida and the rain outside your window right now. Yesterday, a Sandy survivor told me when she watches videos of storms hitting and people cleaning out she thinks, 'They have no idea, that's the fun part." She's still not finished six years later, and the same is true…
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Coastal Resiliency Plan Missing Urgency and Action

Trenton, NJ: NJ Sierra Club release – Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner McCabe announced a forthcoming Coastal Resilience Plan from the department. The announcement was made today during the during the Coastal Resilience Summit at Monmouth University. The plan is meant to be “a blueprint for protection of property, lives, infrastructure and natural environments by guiding policies, regulations, resources and funding.” The DEP will be conducting stakeholder outreach over the next year, which includes the launching of their new website on…
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Upstate Limo Disaster – 20 Killed in NY limousine crash, Driver & Vehicle Unlicensed

Latham, NY: State Police release – The investigation into the fatal limousine crash killing 20 on October 6, 2018 is ongoing. Currently, a State Police Forensic Investigation Unit is examining the vehicles involved in the crash and a State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit will perform a mechanical examination of the limo, to determine if it was mechanically sound. Data is being collected from the scene and that information will be examined and analyzed. State Police are in possession of the…
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HEALTH – Alcohol Causes Cancer and Cost Taxpayers $2.+ per drink

Alcohol is known to be a risk factor for cancers of the head and neck (mouth, throat, and voice box), liver, colon, rectum, and breast.  The cost of this dangerous behavior impacts many aspects of the drinker’s life and the lives of those around them. However, most of the costs resulted from losses in workplace productivity (72% of the total cost), health care expenses for treating problems caused by excessive drinking (11% of total), law enforcement and other criminal justice expenses (10%), and losses from motor vehicle crashes related to excessive…
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NJOHSP Pilots Maritime Radiation Detection Operations Course With DHS

CAMDEN, NJ­ — On September 25-27, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) piloted a three-day course from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called Maritime Rad/Nuclear Detection Operations Course (PER 350) aboard the historic Battleship New Jersey in Camden County. Over the years, NJOHSP has developed a successful partnership with the personnel on the Battleship, who provided the classroom portion of the three-day training. The rest of the exercise was composed of maritime drills for…
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