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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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Alleged Child Predators Arrests of 24 Men in “Operation Open House”

Watch Video from NJ OAG - TRENTON, NJ: Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced arrests of 24 alleged child predators in “Operation Open House,” a multi-agency undercover operation targeting men who allegedly were using social media in an attempt to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity. The underage “children” were, in fact, undercover officers. Most of the defendants were arrested when they arrived at a house in Toms River, , where they allegedly expected to find their…
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GAS DISASTER – 80 Homes Explode / Burn in New England Valley – PSE&G Sends 50 Employees to Aid Columbia Gas

(NEWARK, – September 14, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is sending 45 gas service technicians and 6 gas supervisors to assist Columbia Gas of Massachusetts as they work to ensure the continued safety of area residents in the wake of yesterday’s fires. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the families who are suffering and with all those affected by this tragedy,” said Joe Forline, PSE&G vice president of gas operations. “Safety is the…
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PSE&G Becomes First Utility to Meet Department of Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Standards

New Jersey Strong. com NEWS - (Aug. 20, 2018 ─ Newark, ) ─ PSE&G is the first public utility in the United States to obtain SAFETY Act liability protections from the Department of Homeland Security for the deployment of physical security measures that are designed to detect, deter and recover from acts of terrorism. The protections cover the PSEG Holistic Security Model, a customized anti-terrorism program that is designed to identify and reduce risks based on comprehensive planning processes and…
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CAPITOL MASS SHOOTING – Indictments Returned in Art All Night Shootings

Trenton, NJ: A Mercer County grand jury returned indictments Thursday charging two Trenton men in connection with the shooting at June’s Art All Night festival in Trenton, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced. Amir “Mir” Armstrong, 24, was indicted on one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of third-degree receiving stolen property. The grand jury also returned a separate six-count indictment charging Davone White, 27, with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, second-degree possession…
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NJOHSP Pays Tribute to New Jersey Residents Who Lost Their Lives on September 11, 2001

JERSEY CITY, NJ – On September 8, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) Director Jared Maples will speak at the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial Foundation’s Empty Sky Memorial 5K Run/Walk, along with several municipal, county, State, and federal law enforcement leaders. Director Maples will take part in the 9/11 Memorial Remembrance Ceremony that kicks off the event at approximately 9:30 , followed by the 5K Walk/Run. The course for the 5K starts at the Empty Sky Memorial located…
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