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Bald Eagles Fly the Garden State

Relocated from Canada in the 1980's to Dividing Creek, NJ, Bald Eagles are now seen throughout the State. WATCH VIDEO Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Bald Eagle Project, 2018 Prepared by: Larissa Smith and Kathleen E. Clark. Larry Herrighty, Director John Heilferty, Chief Endangered and Nongame Species Program NJDEP report – The Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) biologists, Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) staff, and volunteer observers located and monitored bald eagle nests and territories. Two…
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Innovative Cybersecurity Competition Opens to NJ High School and College Students

TRENTON, NJ — On February 19, Governor Philip D. Murphy encouraged young women in New Jersey’s high schools to take advantage of an opportunity to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science by trying to solve the challenges of the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart program. Previous knowledge and experience in information technology or cybersecurity are not needed to participate. A computer and internet connection are the only requirements to take part in this program, which comes at no cost for…
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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…
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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…
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NJOHSP Releases 2019 Terrorism Threat Assessment

HAMILTON, NJ ­— Director Jared M. Maples of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) unveiled the 2019 Terrorism Threat Assessment detailing the threat landscape throughout the State. The assessment provides information regarding the activity of homegrown violent extremists (HVEs), domestic terrorists, and international terrorists, as well as cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats to first responders. The 2019 assessment is NJOHSP’s 12th edition and will drive the strategic direction of the State’s counterterrorism efforts in the year to come.…
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning More Common During Winter

(NEWARK, – January 29, 2019) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, cautions that while carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a year-round threat, it is more common in cold weather when more fuel-burning appliances are in use. PSE&G urges customers to take extra preventative measures this winter to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, and maintain a heightened awareness of the ;CO is odorless, tasteless and can be deadly. Small amounts of CO are in the air whenever…
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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…
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7 generator safety tips to see you through the storm

Zurichna. com Zurich North America reports - When a hurricane, blizzard or any extreme storm causes a power outage, don’t short-circuit safety. Keep these generator usage guidelines close at hand. Portable generators are becoming as essential as back-up smartphone chargers in this time of more frequent severe weather events and associated blackouts. When properly selected, used and maintained, generators can help ease the impact of any power outage on a business or residence. But generators can be extremely dangerous. These seven…
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Winter Storm Alert NJ – Extreme Freeze. NJDOT Implementing Business Day Protocol Deploying Incline Package in North Jersey

Watch News Video from The Office of the Governor Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather. Governor Announces Early Dismissal for State Employees in Anticipation of Evening TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and Director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, have authorized an early dismissal for all state offices due to today’s winter Governor has initiated a staggered closing for state offices beginning…
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Bald Eagles Soar Over the Garden State

Baby Bald Eagles are taken from their Manitoba, Canada birthplace family nest to Dividing Creek New Jersey 1986. The eagles were tagged, nested, and monitored as part of the NJ States Fish Game and Wildlife Bald Eagle Project. First Place NJPA Picture Story by Stanley Brick. (c)2019. Baby Bald Eagles are taken from their Manitoba, Canada birthplace family nest to Dividing Creek New Jersey 1986. The eagles were tagged, nested, and monitored as part of the NJ States Fish Game…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin

Stat News by Andrew Joseph reports – When Purdue Pharma started selling its prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin in 1996, Dr. Richard Sackler asked people gathered for the launch party to envision natural disasters like an earthquake, a hurricane, or a blizzard. The debut of OxyContin, said Sackler — a member of the family that started and controls the company and then a company executive — “will be followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.” Five years later,…
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Largest Women’s March NJ Statehouse Protest Cancelled Due to Murphy State of Emergency

Trenton, NJ: The largest group to march annually at the Trenton Statehouse is cancelled for Saturday due to a State of Emergency for forcasted winter snow storm. Stay off the roads. The Women's March, an independent solidarity, power, progress themed demonstration. Watch the 2017 March in Trenton TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning at noon on Saturday ahead of Winter Storm Harper, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate…
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Lanterns Lift at Spc Ben Moore’s Bordentown Memorial

WATCH VIDEO – Bordentown, NJ: Hundreds gather in Saint Mary’s Cemetery for the 8th anniversary Memorial Lantern Launch for Army Spc. Benjamin G. Moore, of Bordentown, who gave his life for his country on Jan. 12, 2011, while stationed in Afghanistan. He died in Ghazni the province of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Moore was a recipient of the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Moore was a 2006 graduate of Bordentown Regional…
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