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Presidential Executive Order – Collecting Information about Citizenship Status in Connection with the Decennial Census

US STRONG news The White House reports - Washington, DC: President Trump Returns from New Jersey Marine One, carrying President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, approaches for a landing Sunday, July 7, 2019, on the South Lawn of the White House, as they return from their weekend in Bedminster, (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section ; ; In Department of Commerce v. New York, No. 18-966 (June 27, 2019), the Supreme Court held that the Department of Commerce (Department) may, as a general matter, lawfully include a question inquiring about citizenship status…
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US Department of Education repeals Gainful Employment law

TRENTON, NJ: NJ Higher Education reports - New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Zakiya Smith Ellis “On Friday, Secretary DeVos and the US Department of Education repealed a critically important measure designed to protect students from low-quality career-oriented programs—the gainful employment rule. Students attend college and technical schools to make a better way for themselves, and programs that purport to help launch students into careers that require high debt with little return actually make students worse-off in the long run. We owe it to students to ensure that programs promising ‘gainful employment’ actually provide it. Repealing this rule now leaves students vulnerable to ineffective or unscrupulous postsecondary education providers. The State of New Jersey is committed to protecting all students…
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“E Pluribus Unum” (“From many, one”) BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY JULY 4th NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

Governor Phil Murphy Honored to speak at today’s naturalization ceremony aboard the Battleship NJ, swearing in 40 new Americans from 23 different countries on the day of our nation’s independence. Our nation’s motto – “E Pluribus Unum” (“From many, one”) – comes to life in New Jersey. NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Camden, NJ: Over 40 candidates will be sworn in as new citizens of the United States during a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) at 10am on Thursday, July 4. Con. Donald Norcross (D-NJ 1st District) and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will offer remarks, while Citizenship and Immigration Services will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens during this special ceremony aboard our nation’s most…
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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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Awareness

Governor Murphy Signs “Sami’s Law” to Enhance Protections for Rideshare Passengers

Governor Phil Murphy signs a bill ensuring protections for rideshare services on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Edwin J. Torres/ Governor’s Office. NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Robbinsville, NJ: Office of the Gov reports - ROBBINSVILLE – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation to enhance safety for rideshare passengers by requiring additional identification for drivers. The bill’s passage and signing follows the tragic death of Samantha “Sami” Josephson, a Robbinsville resident and student at the University of South Carolina, who mistakenly entered a car she thought was her ; “Every day, thousands of rideshare passengers entrust drivers to get them to and from home, school, and work safely and without delay,” said Governor ;“Just one unscrupulous mind seeking to take advantage of those…
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Awareness

Industrial Opioid Disaster – State Distributes Opioid Overdose reversal drug Narcan at Select Pharmacys

State Health gives away Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan. Here is how to deploy the Lifesaving Drug. Walgreen's Pharmacist Chirag Patel demonstrates. WATCH GreenCrossStrong Video on Channel. New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: As part of Governor Murphy’s initiative to combat the opioid crisis, New Jerseyans were able to visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone at no cost. Find More:
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – Licensed Operator of South River Water Department Charged with Falsifying Water Purity Testing

NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS - Office of the Attorney General reports - TRENTON –Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that the licensed operator of the South River Water Department, the public drinking water system for South River Borough in Middlesex County, was arrested today and charged with submitting false water samples and records to a lab that tests such samples for coliform bacteria for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Robert Baker Robert Baker, 56, of Mine Hill, , was arrested early this morning and charged with a violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, a third-degree crime. He was charged in an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice Specialized Crimes Bureau, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office,…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG INNOVATION – 13 New Jersey Teams Selected for the National Championship Round of Girls Go CyberStart

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness REPORTS - LINCROFT, NJ — On June 13, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) hosted the Girls Go CyberStart Luncheon Awards at Brookdale Community College to honor the New Jersey teams chosen for the Girls Go CyberStart Championship Finals. For the second straight year, NJOHSP partnered with the SANS Institute in an initiative that provides girls the opportunity to learn cybersecurity skills, discover their talents, and explore what a career in the field entails. High school girls in grades nine through 12 or the home-school equivalent were invited to participate in the Girls Go CyberStart challenge, a cyber competition throughout New Jersey and the United States. “The entire State of New Jersey…
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Five Members Of Violent Newark Drug Enterprise Indicted On Racketeering And Murder Charges

NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS - DOJustice NJ reports - NEWARK, – Five alleged members of a large-scale narcotics enterprise were charged for their respective roles in several murders, firearms offenses and conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs, Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Michael Healy, 38, of Montclair, New Jersey, the alleged leader of the enterprise; and Leevander Wade, 39; Ali Hill, 26; Thomas Zimmerman, 23; and Tyquan Daniels, 23; all of East Orange, New Jersey were charged in a 12-count superseding indictment with violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), murder, drug conspiracy and related charges. (See chart below.) “Today’s indictment charges Michael Healy and his fellow gang members with committing murders and other acts of violence on…
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Fueled Formation

Air Force F-15 Eagles from 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., form up next to Swedish Air Force F-16 Falcons behind a KC-135 Stratotanker, McGuire Air Force Base , after receiving fuel over Sweden, May 24, 2019. The aircraft are supporting Arctic Challenge Exercise 19, a Nordic aviation exercise intended to provide scenario-based training to prepare partner forces for enemy defensive systems. ( Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth Shaner Brown) Air Force F-15 Eagles fly in formation with Swedish air force F-16 Falcons after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Sweden, May 24, 2019.
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Old Guard Flags In Memorial Day

Soldiers from the 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place flags at headstones as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 23, 2019. For more than 55 years, soldiers from the Old Guard have honored our nation’s fallen heroes by placing flags at gravesites for service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. Within four hours, over 1,000 soldiers place 245,000 flags in front of every headstone and Columbarium and niche wall column. ( Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery)
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New Jersey Man Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to Hamas, Making False Statements

Also Charged with Making Threats against Pro-Israel Supporters. NEW JERSEY STRONG NEWS - Newark, NJ: DOJ NJ reports - A Somerset County, New Jersey, man was arrested today for attempting to provide material support to Hamas, lying on his application to enlist in the Army, and making threats against pro-Israel ; Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, Attorney Craig Carpenito for the District of New Jersey, FBI Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Michael McGarrity and Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie of the FBI’s Newark Field office made the announcement. Jonathan Xie, 20, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, was arrested this morning and is charged by complaint with two counts of attempting to provide material support to…
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Awareness

FBI WANTED TERRORIST – Joanne Chesimard First Woman Named to Most Wanted Terrorists List

Joanne Chesimard First Woman Named to Most Wanted Terrorists List. Act of Terrorism - Domestic Terrorism; Unlawful Flight to Avoid Confinement - Murder Joanne Chesimard is wanted for escaping from prison in Clinton, New Jersey, while serving a life sentence for murder. On May 2, 1973, Chesimard, who was part of a revolutionary extremist organization known as the Black Liberation Army, and two accomplices were stopped for a motor vehicle violation on the New Jersey Turnpike by two troopers with the New Jersey State Police. At the time, Chesimard was wanted for her involvement in several felonies, including bank robbery. Chesimard and her accomplices opened fire on the troopers. One trooper was wounded and the other was shot and killed…
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ICE FIELDS – ICE arrests 13 in 4-day NJ surge effort

Agency targets fugitive aliens and those with criminal offenses ICE reports - NEWARK, — Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 13 immigration violators in New Jersey during a 4-day surge effort that targeted aliens who have been issued a final order of removal in the past five years, have failed to depart the United States, and have received criminal convictions or have pending criminal charges.“As this operation clearly demonstrates, ICE continues to focus its efforts first on public safety threats,” said ERO Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris. “The vast majority of the individuals targeted in this effort have criminal offenses in addition to their immigration violations, making them among the highest priority for enforcement.” On May 13, 2019, ICE…
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New CDC analysis shows steep and sustained increases in STDs

Latest data reveal threat to multiple populations. CDC reports – Nearly million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National STD Prevention Conference in Washington, This surpassed the previous record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases and marked the fourth consecutive year of sharp increases in these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The CDC analysis of STD cases reported for 2013 and preliminary data for 2017 shows steep, sustained increases: Gonorrhea diagnoses increased 67 percent overall (from 333,004 to 555,608 cases according to preliminary 2017 data) and nearly doubled among men (from 169,130 to 322,169). Increases…
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Awareness

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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