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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Opioid Manufacturer Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Kickback Conspiracies

Green Cross Strong news – Newark, NJ: US DOJ reports Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma LP (Purdue) pleaded guilty today in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, to conspiracies to defraud the United States and violate the anti-kickback statute. Purdue pleaded guilty to an information charging it with three felony offenses: one count of dual-object conspiracy to defraud the United States and to violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and…
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Governor Murphy And First Lady Tammy Murphy Commemorate 19th Anniversary Of September 11Th Attacks At National 9/11 Memorial And Museum Ceremony

New Jersey Strong news - New York, NY: Office of the NJ Governor reports US Vice President Mike Pence, Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy at the 911 Memorial in Manhattan on September 11th, 2020 (Edwin J. Torres/Governor’s Office). Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy, along with national, state, and local leaders, attended the 2020 Commemoration Ceremony for the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks. United…
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Never Forget 911

US Strong news – Washington, DC: The White House reports Proclamation on Patriot Day, 2020 In 2001, our Nation, united under God, made an unbreakable promise never to forget the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were senselessly killed on September ; On this sacred day — Patriot Day — we solemnly honor that ; As the bells toll, we call by name those who perished in the terrorist attacks in New…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – New Jersey to Provide Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone for Free to Residents September 24-26 at Participating Pharmacies Across the State

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Residents Can Obtain Free Naloxone at 322 Participating Pharmacies Without Providing Name or a Prescription. TRENTON – Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from September 24th through 26th. As part of the…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – New Jersey Unemployed Will Benefit from President Trump’s Executive Order Granting $300. Weekly Support

US Strong news - Washington, DC: FEMA reports FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved New Jersey for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program. FEMA’s grant funding will allow New Jersey to provide $300 per week -- on top of their regular unemployment benefit -- to those unemployed due to COVID-19. FEMA will work with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to implement a system to make this funding available…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Indoor Dining Effective Labor Day Weekend Friday. $40 Billion Budget Approved

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 183, which establishes rules for the resumption of indoor dining on Friday, September 4 at 6:00 , provided businesses comply with the health and safety standards issued by the Department of Health. The Governor’s Executive Order also contains requirements for movie theaters and other indoor entertainment businesses, where the number…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Nine students residing in off-campus houses test positive for Covid-19. Students who attended large off-campus gatherings strongly encourage to self-quarantine and arrange for COVID testing

New Jersey Strong news - Ewing, NJ: The College of New Jersey TCNJ THE SIGNAL Camille Furst and Len La Rocca, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor, report The College has confirmed nine positive cases of Covid-19 among students living in off-campus houses in the Ewing area, according to Dave Muha, the associate vice president of communications, marketing and brand management, in an interview with The ; With the help of the…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Isolation Guidance Does Not Imply Immunity to COVID-19

US Strong news – Atlanta, GA: The Center for Disease Control reports On August 3, 2020, CDC updated its isolation guidance based on the latest science about COVID-19 showing that people can continue to test positive for up to 3 months after diagnosis and not be infectious to ; Contrary to media reporting today, this science does not imply a person is immune to reinfection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – NJ educators unite in call for statewide remote school opening

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Educators reports Dr. Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, Patricia Wright, executive director of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association and Marie Blistan, president of the New Jersey Education Association, have issued this statement calling on Gov. Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education to direct all New Jersey public schools to open…
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NJ Attorney General Grewal Leads 20 State Letter Calling on Facebook to Take Stronger Steps to Prevent Use of Its Platforms to Spread Hate and Disinformation

News Strong - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today led a group of 20 Attorneys General from across the nation in calling on Facebook to take additional steps to prevent the popular social media website from being used to spread hate and disinformation. The group also urged Facebook to provide stronger support for users who fall victim to online intimidation and…
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Stranded Jet Skiers Hoisted to Safety by US Coast Guard Atlantic City Chopper. Presidential Message on the 230th Birthday of the United States Coast Guard

The Coast Guard rescued two people who were stranded on a jet ski that ran aground in near Brigantine, New Jersey, Aug. 3, 2020. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City safely hoisted the two people and transported them back to Coast Guard Station Atlantic City. ( Coast Guard photo/Released) US Strong news - Washington, DC: The White House reports. On this day in 1790,…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – State Decreases Indoor Gathering Capacity Limit as COVID-19 Disease Outbreaks Climb, Public Health Emergency Extended

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today announced the decrease of indoor gathering capacity limit in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey. Indoor gatherings are now limited to 25 percent of a room's capacity, but regardless of the room’s capacity, the maximum limit shall be 25 persons, down from 100 persons. For purposes of determining this limit,…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Department of Education Issues Guidance Allowing Parents to Choose All-Remote Learning for Their Children

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports The New Jersey Department of Education today issued clarifying guidance to allow parents to select fulltime remote learning for their children in the 2020-2021 school ; Released last month, the Department’s guidance document, “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education,” emphasized that schools should prepared plans to open in some capacity for in-person instruction for…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Travelers To New Jersey from 31 States Must Self Isolate 14 Days if Staying to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, and Washington, Bringing Total to 31 States. 31 States Include Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stadiums Sports Games Resume Without Fan Crowds

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Outdoor Settings. 07/20/2020 TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 168, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in outdoor settings for organized sports defined as “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Guidance…
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Princeton University Welcomes the Federal Government’s Agreement to Rescind Student Deportations

Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of the President reports The University issued a statement on the rescinding of ICE’s July 6 announcement regarding international students: We welcome the federal government’s agreement to rescind its announcement of July 6 regarding international students enrolled at universities across the country, including ;We recognize the anxiety and pain this has caused across our community, and we will remain vigilant for…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Individuals to Wear Masks in Outdoor Public Spaces When They Cannot Social Distance

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 163, which requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when it is not practicable to socially distance and keep a six-foot distance from others, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health, where the individual is…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – IVY LEAGUE OUTLINES INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS PLANS; NO COMPETITION IN FALL SEMESTER

Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: The Ivy League reports Amidst continuing health and safety concerns due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Ivy League Council of Presidents has set in place plans for intercollegiate athletics activity in the upcoming fall ; With the safety and well-being of students as their highest priority, Ivy League institutions are implementing campus-wide policies including restrictions on student and staff travel, requirements for social distancing,…
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