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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 Murphy Signs Legislation Appropriating $9.5 Million for Family Planning Services

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports Legislation Replaces Federal Funding for Family Planning Providers Impacted by Title X Gag Rule. TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed A5802, which makes a Fiscal Year 2020 appropriation of $ million to the New Jersey Department of Health for family planning services. The legislation will replace critical federal funding for family planning services that are impacted by the Trump Administration’s implementation of the Title X gag rule, which limits access to health care and family planning resources. “The federal government has once again put narrow political interests before the best interests of the American people by implementing the Title X gag rule, which blocks women from access to…
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Interfaith roundtable at Jersey City

Jersey City, NJ: Office of the Governor reports - Governor Murphy hosted an interfaith roundtable in Jersey City with Senator Bob Menendez, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Congressman Albio Sires, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, Mayor Steven Fulop, and community leaders from many faiths and communities. "We are in the most diverse American state, we are in the most diverse county in the most diverse American state, and we are in the most diverse city in that county, in that state, of any city in America, not just in New Jersey " said Governor Murphy. "An attack on one community in this state is an attack on all of us. In this city and in this state, we rise and fall as one…
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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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State Worker Pay Now Tops $ 32 Million for one Knight

Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University - Gov Murphy: "It’s time once again to reignite Scarlet Knight pride. This is a truly unifying moment for the state of New Jersey. Strong in-state recruiting was Coach Schiano's hallmark, and it will be again." Governor Phil Murphy attends a press conference welcoming coach Greg Schiano back to Rutgers Football at Hale Center in Piscataway on December 4, 2019. (Governor’s Office) Schiano has been awarded a n 8 year $ 32 million dollar contract from the state university.
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Baby Powder Asbestos Contamination – Mine and Manufacturing Supply Chain Ruled Out as Root Cause by JnJ. Portable air conditioner in test lab was found contaminated with asbestos.

Trainloads of Talc from the Imery's Talc Mine in Ludlow Vermont produce a constant supply. New Jersey Strong news - New Brunswick,NJ: JnJ reports 15 New Tests from the Same Bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder Previously Tested by FDA Find No 60 New Tests of the Recalled Lot Conducted by Two Third-Party Laboratories Find No Asbestos Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (the Company) today announced that 15 new tests from the same bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder previously tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found no asbestos. An additional 48 new laboratory tests of samples from the single lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder that the Company voluntarily recalled on October 18 (Lot #22318RB) also confirm that the product does…
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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

HAMILTON, NJ: NJOHSP reports – As holiday shopping begins, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) and the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) remind all New Jersey residents, visitors, organizations, and businesses of the various resources available for a safe and secure holiday season. “Whether you are shopping online or at brick and mortar stores, I strongly encourage taking the necessary precautions to stay safe,” said Jared M. Maples, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. “I ask the public that if you ‘See Something, Say Something.’ Please report any terrorism-related suspicious behavior while shopping at your favorite stores to NJOHSP and any malicious activity online to the NJCCIC.” Reporting suspicious…
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New Jersey Higher Ed Union Teachers Rally for State Contract

Ewing, NJ: AFT Union teachers rally outside of Green Hall at The College of New Jersey for a fair state contract. Watch news video: Ewing, NJ: AFT reports - On November 20 th , The College of New Jersey AFT Local joined the eight other state colleges in a Day of Action to protest the lack of a contract since July 1, 2019. This is the third time in eight years faculty and professional staff have been without a contract. The sticking points include fair wages for adjunct faculty, who teach a large percentage of classes, as well as the State’s effort to push more and more issues out of the master contract and down to local negotiation. When a…
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Atlantic Strong Offshore Wind Generators Ordered

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Increase Offshore Wind Goal to 7,500 Megawatts by 2035 Executive Order More than Doubles New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Goal, Promotes Renewable Energy Generation with Potential to Create Thousands of Jobs. Office of the Governor reports JERSEY CITY – Governor Phil Murphy, alongside First Lady Tammy Murphy and former Vice President Al Gore at the Liberty Science Center, today signed Executive Order No. 92, raising New Jersey’s offshore wind goal from 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind-generated electricity by 2030 to 7,500 megawatts by 2035. The Executive Order, which more than doubles New Jersey’s offshore wind goal, will deliver the clean, renewable energy generation needed to meet the State’s goals of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030…
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High School Innovators to Participate in Upcoming 2020 Girls Go CyberStart Competition

TRENTON, NJ: NJOHSP reports – Today, Governor Philip D. Murphy urged New Jersey’s high school girls to participate in the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart challenge, a skills-based competition designed to encourage high school girls to pursue cyber-based learning and career opportunities. This innovative program created by the SANS Institute inspires the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and recognizes talented youth in New Jersey through a series of online challenges and puzzles. Registration for Girls Go CyberStart opens on December 2, with online gaming commencing on January 13.“Competitions like Girls Go CyberStart have a profound impact on the participation of girls in the cybersecurity field,” said Governor Murphy. “As we strengthen New Jersey’s industries through recruitment of talent, we must ensure those industries…
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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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FDA FINDS – Chrysotile Asbestos Contamination in Baby Powder. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to Voluntarily Recall A Single Lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder in The United States

NTSE: JNJ Closes down % to $ NEW JERSEY STRONG news - NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ: JnJ .com reports Company is Acting Out of an Abundance of Caution Out of an abundance of caution, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) announced that it is initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder in response to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) test indicating the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination (no greater than ) in samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer. Despite the low levels reported and in full cooperation and collaboration with the FDA, JJCI is initiating this voluntary recall of Lot #22318RB of Johnson’s…
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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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