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Campus Community Remembers 9/11

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Ewing, NJ: TCNJSignal .net The Signal Viktoria Ristanovic reports This year marks the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, when tragedy struck the after two hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City. Throughout the rest of the morning, two other hijacked airplanes crashed; one hit the Pentagon in Washington, and the other one crashed in a field near Shanksville, ; The College comes together in the aftermath of the attacks (Photo courtesy of the TCNJ Digital Archive).  In a September 2001 issue of The Signal, a reporter wrote about the horrific terrorist attack and its immediate aftermath. Eighteen years later, we still remember the thousands of American citizens who lost their…
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NJ LEAD Toxic Poison Control Center Statewide Disaster Hotline For Health Effects of Lead Exposure

Young children and pregnant women are most at risk for lead exposure. NEW JERSEY STRONG news Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and the NJ Poison Center today announced the establishment of a 24/7 Health Hotline for residents with questions and concerns about the health effects of lead exposure. The phone number for the Health Hotline is 1-866-448-2432. The hotline can provide callers with information on what to do if their home has a lead service line, where to get water filters, how to participate in the city’s service line replacement program, as well as the phone number and locations where the City of Newark is distributing free cases of bottled water. Calls to the…
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MANASQUAN RESERVOIR TOXIC ALGAL BLOOM WATER CONTAMINATION

MANASQUAN RESERVOIR ADVISORY:  A confirmed Harmful Algal Bloom is present with levels quantified at or above the NJ Health Advisory Guidance.  Do not drink or have contact with the water including, but not limited to, swimming, wading, and watersports.  Fish caught in this water body should not be eaten.  Pets and livestock should not contact or drink the water. 
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Attorney General Grewal Announces Results of Two Collaborative Operations Aimed at Priority Missions of Reducing Gun Violence & Fighting Opioid Epidemic

18 Gun & Drug Traffickers Arrested & 22 Guns Seized in Trenton in “Operation West End”10 Arrested & Two Opioid Mills Dismantled in Paterson in “Operation 4K Boyz” NJ Office of the Attorney General reports - EWING – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced the results of two collaborative law enforcement operations in Trenton and Paterson aimed at advancing the dual priority missions of reducing gun violence and combatting the deadly opioid epidemic gripping New Jersey and the nation. Brands stamped on wax folds of heroin seized in the two operations are the same brands that have been linked to 57 overdoses, including 26 fatal overdoses and 31 nonfatal overdoses. Attorney General Grewal made the announcement at the State…
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AG Grewal Issues Directive Promoting Emotional and Mental Well-Being of New Jersey Law Enforcement Officers

“Officer Resiliency Directive” Creates First-in-the-Nation Statewide Resiliency Program and Establishes First Statewide Chief Resiliency Officer". NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Newark, NJ: Office of the Attorney General reports – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today took steps to protect the physical and emotional well-being of New Jersey law enforcement officers by ensuring that they are provided with the tools they need to cope with the unique stressors of their jobs. Addressing a rise in reported police suicides nationwide, Attorney General Grewal issued a law enforcement directive – known as the “Officer Resiliency Directive” – implementing the New Jersey Resiliency Program for Law Enforcement (“NJRP-LE’), a first-in-the-nation statewide program to train officers in resiliency and to become better equipped to handle…
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Awareness

The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation Stranger Danger Awareness

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Hamilton Headlines reports - Megan Nicole Kanka Hamilton, NJ: The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation offers Stranger Danger Awareness Education. Familiar danger accounts for 80% of the sexual victimization of children. On July 29, 1994, Megan Kanka was attacked and murdered by a neighbor. The tragedy led to the creation of Megan's Law and the National Sex Offender Registry. The Megan Kanka Foundation produced the following Safety Message: CHILD SAFETY Education and awareness is the key to unlocking the door to child sexual abuse. Children need to be able to recognize inappropriate behavior and touch for what it is. Most parents teach their children about stranger danger which accounts for 20% of cases of child sexual abuse. Although this…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – ‘Newark Is What Keeps Me Up At Night,’ Says Pediatrician Who Exposed Lead Levels in Flint

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - TAPinto .net REBECCA PANICO reports - NEWARK, NJ - For Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha -- the pediatrician who exposed lead levels in Flint, Mich. -- Newark’s lead crisis is one of her major ;  “Newark is what keeps me up at night right now,” Hanna-Attisha said during a community meeting Share More:
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DEP aware of residents living in a toxic environment around wind turbines. Supreme Court Shuts Down Turbines in MA

BOSTON STRONG news - Massachusetts Supreme Court has shut down both Falmouth wind turbines as they are a nuisance. Town Had Been Warned Prior To Construction. Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection since 2008 has acted as the architect of publicly funded wind turbines. Ignored Health. PATCH reports By Frank Haggerty, Patch Contributor -The Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection since 2008 has acted as the architect of publicly funded wind turbines. The DEP oversees contractors and almost everything except your health and safety working on publicly funded projects financed by the State Revolving Fund (SRF) In 2009 the federal government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) an economic stimulus package to stimulate the economy. The common denominator…
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1,100 MW OFFSHORE OCEAN WIND PROJECTS TO END QUIET BEACHFRONTS

NEW JERSEY BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AWARDS HISTORIC 1,100 MW OFFSHORE WIND SOLICITATION TO ØRSTED’S OCEAN WIND PROJECT Office of the Gov reports - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) unanimously granted the state’s first award for offshore wind to Ørsted’s Ocean Wind 1,100 MW project, giving the company the opportunity to build 1,100 MW of offshore wind in federal waters. The 1,100 MW of offshore wind is expected to power roughly 500,000 New Jersey homes and generate $ billion in economic benefits, in addition to creating an estimated 15,000 jobs over the project life. The decision sets the record for the single largest award for offshore wind in the country to date and marks further progress toward…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – Dangerous bacteria blooms

Sierra Club NJ reports - Trenton, NJ: More NJ Beaches Closed Due to Dangerous Bacteria Dangerous bacteria blooms are prompting advisories and forcing closures of more public swimming areas in New Jersey. The Spruce Run reservoir in Hunterdon County has been closed to swimmers for all but one day in June because of cyanobacteria blooms. The Hopatcong State Park beach was recently closed because of a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB). Now 7 other Lake Hopatcong beaches have also been closed over bacteria concerns. Lake Mohawk in Sparta is under an advisory, although swimming is still allowed. The Swartswood Lake State Park swimming area has reopened after closing because of a HAB earlier this month.  “Our July 4 week is beginning, we’ll have…
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New Jersey/Pennsylvania Doctor Indicted For Accepting Bribes And Kickbacks From A Pharmaceutical Company In Exchange For Prescribing Powerful Fentanyl Drug

DOJustice NJ reports - A doctor who practiced in New Jersey and Pennsylvania was charged in an indictment unsealed today for his alleged participation in a scheme to receive bribes and kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company in exchange for prescribing large volumes of a powerful fentanyl narcotic. Assistant Attorney Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Attorney Craig Carpenito of the District of New Jersey, Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie of the FBI’s Newark Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Scott J. Lampert of the  Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Office of Investigations—New York Region and Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA)…
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NJOHSP Hosts Interfaith Advisory Council Meeting To Protect And Promote Religious Freedom Throughout New Jersey

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness reports ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – On June 25, Governor Philip D. Murphy and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) held their quarterly Interfaith Advisory Council (IAC) meeting at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Over 300 IAC members, high-ranking State officials, and law enforcement executives were in attendance. “The Interfaith Advisory Council is working hard to secure safe places of worship for congregations of all faiths,” said Governor ;“These meetings have led to open communication with law enforcement built on relationships of mutual trust and respect to ensure that, regardless of faith or religion, we can come together as one.” The meeting consisted of…
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Governor Murphy Lifts Flood State of Emergency in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties

NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS - TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of Emergency issued on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties has been lifted as of noon on Monday, June 24, 2019.  WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 70 (2019), declaring a State of Emergency, was issued on June 20, 2019, because of severe weather conditions, including heavy rains and flooding, that occurred in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties beginning on June 19, 2019; and WHEREAS, the severity of the conditions necessitating the declaration of a State of Emergency has eased; NOW, THEREFORE, I, PHILIP D. MURPHY, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS 7 Years after Superstorm Sandy, Legislation Signed to Support Impacted Homeowners

Governor’s 300th Bill Signed into Law Extends Foreclosure Protections for an Additional Three Years TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation to extend for three years foreclosure protections and mortgage relief programs for homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy, which were originally set to expire on July 1, 2019.   “Superstorm Sandy affected all New Jerseyans, but some of our residents are still suffering the impacts of that terrible storm,” said Governor ;“It is our responsibility to protect our neighbors and friends from any continued financial fallout and to keep these families in their homes. I thank the legislative sponsors and advocates for their leadership in standing up for Sandy-affected homeowners.” “Superstorm Sandy left a tremendous scar on New Jersey, which is why…
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AG Grewal Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Twenty Generic Drug Companies, Alleging Conspiracy to Raise Prices on Over 100 Drugs

Defendants Include Eleven New Jersey Companies, Five New Jersey Residents. Office of the Attorney general reports - TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey and a coalition of 43 other States have filed a lawsuit accusing 20 generic drug companies of conspiring to artificially inflate the prices of over one hundred generic drugs, in violation of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws. Filed in District Court in Connecticut, the complaint also names 16 individual defendants – drug company executives responsible for sales, marketing, pricing and operations – and outlines their alleged involvement in “one of the most egregious and damaging price-fixing conspiracies in the history of the United States.” More than half of the…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG – National Hurricane Preparedness Week

WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, which starts next month. This September marks the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo, one of the strongest and most costly hurricanes to hit the United States from the Atlantic Ocean.  That destructive storm devastated the Caribbean Islands of Guadeloupe, St. Croix, and Puerto Rico before making final landfall in South Carolina.  The storm surge it…
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