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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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Task Force Fields 16 Child Predators Using Social Media to Lure Children for Sex

New Jersey Strong news - Office of the Attorney General reports - Trenton, NJ: AG Grewal Announces Arrests of 16 Men in “Operation Home Alone” Undercover Operation by AG’s Office, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, NJ State Police and ICAC Task Force Targeted Child Predators Using Social Media to Lure Children for Sex . Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo today announced arrests of 16 alleged child predators in “Operation Home Alone,” a multi-agency undercover operation targeting men who allegedly were using social media in an attempt to lure underage girls and boys for sexual ; The defendants will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. The underage “children” were,…
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Mining TALC – Johnson & Johnson Issues Statement on April 9 Reuters Article

Talc Baby Powder New Brunswick, NJ – J&J reports - We stand behind Johnson’s Baby Powder because science confirms it is free of asbestos and safe to use. The accusations being made against our company are not only false, but the idea that we would purposefully and systematically target a community with bad intentions is unreasonable and absurd. We’re caught between sad and angry that anyone would ever allege this about our company. Historic Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder ads More than forty years of exhaustive internal and independent testing and clinical research prove that Johnson’s Baby Powder is safe and does not contain asbestos. Based on the extensive evidence, regulators and NGOs around the world – including the FDA…
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New Jersey Strong Water Disasters – Trenton Water Lead Toxic Flow

Hamilton, NJ: Watch video of Trenton Water Works 2019 educational water contamination Hamilton Twp public meeting and 2016 Trenton public school press conference . During the HAMILTON TOWNSHIP COUNCIL May 7, 2013, Hamilton resident Ms. Elaine Candelori of Stewart Street stated that she is a recipient of a recent letter sent by Trenton Water Works and is deeply concerned about the toxic chemicals within the water. When she contacted the EPA about the matter, the advice given to her was that maybe she should drink some of the water and then some bottled water; she had to wonder what kind of people are working at EPA. She asked the Council what was being done about this matter. She asked if…
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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 the Plan. The plan also includes grants of up to $200,000 each for four regional planning teams (Jersey City, Middlesex County, Long Beach Island, and Ventnor). “The DEP is announcing a planning process while New Jersey sees the affects of…
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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 public agencies to participate in on the Delaware River. “We are honored and proud to have the Battleship serve as a resource for this important training program,” said Phil Rowan, CEO of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial. “The…
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Presidential Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks

Washington, DC: from the President of the United States, Donald Trump.  Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency previously declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States. Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2018. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, in response to certain terrorist attacks. This notice…
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Call for ‘Renewed Vigilance’ to Ensure School Safety

TRENTON,  — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet, and New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) Director Jared M. Maples, are calling on school communities for renewed vigilance to help ensure the safety of students and staff. “School safety is a concern shared by all, and everyone has a role to play in helping schools foster a safe and secure learning environment,” said Education Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet. “The message that educators and parents need to impart upon young people is that if you hear something or see something, you need to say something.” “The safety of our children is paramount to our overall mission,” said Jared Maples, Director…
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Disaster Planning – Drug Free Moms Infant and Child Feeding

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and tornados, can make it hard for parents and caregivers to feed their infants and young children safely. Follow these tips to feed your child safely when disaster strikes. For Parents and Caregivers. In the event of a natural disaster, be prepared for challenges, which may include power outages, unhealthy living spaces, and unsafe water. Always check with local authorities on the status of the drinking water and follow boil water advisories. The following tips provide specific information for how to feed your young child safely during an emergency. Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding remains the best infant feeding option in a natural disaster situation. Breast milk helps protect babies from diseases such as diarrhea…
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